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Professional waxing supplies you can’t live without

When I was in esthetics school over twelve years ago, I had a teacher who once said to me: If you know how much every wax stick costs, you will be more likely to be successful in your business than the esthetician doesn’t.

tracking waxing supplies

My business comprises of 95% waxing clients. And I can tell you how much each stick costs. I can also tell you how much cotton, numbing spray etc. I pay to use it on each client. It’s easy. Take the cost of a stick a divide it by the amount in the box.

Inexpensive waxing supplies Perfect Stix - PS-114st-1,000 4.5" Craft Sticks/ Ice Cream Sticks/ Natural Wood - Box of 1,000ct

 

When you go through 10,000 sticks a month, .01 vs.03 makes a difference at the end of the month. You should do this with all of your supplies. Those little bits of savings add up.

 

 

Where I buy my wax supplies from

I price shop a variety of beauty suppliers, wholesale clubs, Walmart, and Amazon. I know the golden rule is to buy all of your supplies from a beauty supplier. But you don’t have to. 

 

Get cheaper waxing supplies-Amazon Brand - Solimo Cotton Balls, 200 Count (Pack of 1)

I only buy what I call “core products” from suppliers. My core supplies are “wax & pre and post-wax products. The rest I source everywhere else. (Unless the supplier has a sale that matches what I can get elsewhere)

 

How I track my waxing supplies

I keep a page of notes on what waxing supplies I need to have on hand at all times. I also track where the best place and the second-best place where I purchase them. I also keep track of how much I use per month. 

 

bulk waxing supplies

As a rule, I always keep at least one month of supplies on hand and when I can get it on sale for three months.

 

 

 

I’ll share with you what I have found regarding waxing supplies. Keep in mind that I am in Saskatchewan, so your suppliers may have lower prices, but it is worth looking at each one to see what they offer.

Professiona Body Wax for Estheticians

My #1 – Beauty Cult-Edmonton–  By far the best customer service I have ever dealt with regarding suppliers.  They also carry my favourite brand of wax, Berodin.  This is where I spend the most money on my business. (Check out this post on cold wax and hot wax ingredients!)

 

Where to get the most affordable waxing supplies

Contact Beaut Cult today and let them know I sent you! https://beautycult.ca/

 


My Big List of Wax Supplies

 

Other Professional Wax Supply Tips

•Sanitation & Disinfection

I go through gallons of this stuff.  I am an avid supporter of PREmpt products.  You can get this at most beauty suppliers or janitorial businesses.  In my experience, the surcharge for shipping these products isn’t worth it, so check out what’s available in your city. Please familiarize yourself with current Sanitation & Disinfection protocols.

Where to get the best waxing supplies for the lowest prices

•Wax Bed Pads

Master Massage Universal Fabric Fitted PU Vinyl leather Ultra-Durable Protection Cover Sheet for Massage Tables, 1 Count
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I don’t use paper. I have switched to a sanitizable wax pad because it’s more environmentally friendly (See this blog post to find out more eco-friendly switches you can make)

•Tweezers

I go through hundreds of tweezers every week because I use new tweezers for each client. Once I have a pile of them, I sanitize them all at once. I usually buy a bulk set and keep some on hand for clients to purchase as retail.  
 Roll over image to zoom in Tweezer Guru Precision Tweezers for Eyebrows - Set of Point and Slant Stainless Steel Tweezers for Eyebrow Plucking, Splinter and Ingrown Hair Removal (Black)

 

•Exfoliation gloves

I give all my clients exfoliation gloves.  It makes my job easier when clients are exfoliating properly. I order the ones below.


10 Pairs Exfoliating Bath Gloves,Made of 100% NYLON,10 Colors Double Sided Exfoliating Gloves for Beauty Spa Massage Skin Shower Scrubber Bathing Accessories.

•Aftercare Sheets

Waxing Tips client cards

 

•Numbing creams for body waxing

I offer all new clients numbing cream.  All returning clients have the option of applying to their service for an extra $3, or they can purchase a tube to take home.  

Ebanel 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream Maximum Strength 1.35 Oz, Numb 520 Pain Relief Cream Anesthetic Cream Infused with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Lecithin, Allantoin,

•Mechanical timer for wax pots

My wax goes on at 7 am and off at 7pm every day! I love that my wax is the perfect temperature right when I start work.

 

•Regular  wax shop cleaning supplies

If you have a janitorial supply company where you are, go check it out.  More often than not you will be able to find cleaning supplies and a fraction of the price.

Goo Gone Pro-Power - Professional Strength Adhesive Remover - 32 Fl. Oz. Jug

Conclusion

I want to reiterate that it is important to support local businesses. Still, you also have to think about cost savings in your business to stay afloat. Many of my colleagues work in rural locations.

 

 

Also, being in Canada, we don’t have the same kind of access to some of our US or UK counterparts’ products. It is also risky to order online because you never know what you will get or where it comes from. If you choose to order directly from the wholesaler, that’s great! I highly recommend the staff at Beauty Cult. 

 

 

 

I also want to mention that some of these supplies may not be available in Canada, and some may not be available in the US.

 

FREE PRINTABLE WAX SUPPLY LIST

free printable wax room supply list

 

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