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Waxing Supplies you can’t live without


Starting your own waxing business can feel like a rollercoaster ride – thrilling yet a bit scary, right? I’ve been there, and let me tell you, the biggest hurdle is often knowing what waxing supplies you need.


It’s not just about the wax; it’s about building a business that shines.


That’s why I’ve put together this comprehensive list of supplies, only recommending products rated 4 stars or above, to make your journey smoother.

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Where I buy my waxing supplies from

I price shop various 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. 

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)


My big List of  Waxing Supplies


Other Wax Business Supply Tips


•Important Software: FreshBooks

In the beauty business, managing finances can be as tricky as a Brazilian wax! That’s where FreshBooks comes in. This cloud accounting software is perfect for small businesses like yours. It simplifies invoicing, expense tracking, and time tracking, so you can focus more on your clients and less on the numbers.

In the beauty business, managing finances can be as tricky as a Brazilian wax! That's where FreshBooks comes in.

•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.


•Bed Paper

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)

These pads have become one of my favorite purchases recently. Not only do they add a pop of color and personalization to the studio, but their practicality is unmatched.


•Exfoliation gloves

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

•Aftercare Sheets

Aftercare waxing sheets are essential to your waxing business.  This makes home care so much more compliant.

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•Numbing creams

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.  

•Mechanical timer

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


Inventory Tracking Tips:

  • Stay Organized: Use software or a simple spreadsheet to keep track of your stock.
  • Regular Checks: Regularly audit your inventory to avoid overstocking or running out.
  • Understand Trends: Notice which products are popular and stock accordingly.

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What to Watch Out For When Buying Wax Supplies

  1. Durability: Ensure the products you purchase, especially expensive items like wax warmers and beds, are built to last.
  2. Warranty: Check the warranty details for each product. A good warranty can protect you against early wear or defects.
  3. Payment Plans: Be cautious with payment plans. Understand the terms, especially interest rates, which could increase the overall cost.
  4. Shipping Costs: Consider the shipping costs for your products. They can add up, especially for heavy or bulk items.
  5. Bulk Item Discounts: While buying in bulk can save money, ensure you have the storage space and that the items won’t expire before use.
  6. Product Quality: High-quality products are essential for customer satisfaction, but balance this with your budget.
  7. Supplier Reliability: Dependable suppliers are crucial. Delays or inconsistent quality can affect your business.
  8. Client Feedback: Pay attention to what your clients are saying about the products you use. Their comfort and satisfaction are paramount.


Remember, each of these factors can have a significant impact on the success and smooth running of your waxing business.


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


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