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Brazillian Waxing and damaging claims of pigmentation

Lilliane Caron discusses hyperpigmentation and why it's an avoidable and unacceptable side effect of waxing. You may have read that waxing can cause darkening and darker skin patches called hyperpigmentation. The facts are, with superior product and expert technique,...

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Waxing… How young is too young?

By Lilliane Caron There are milestones in every mother-daughter relationship and hair removal is one of them. Once upon a time most mothers wouldn't have had to worry about this until puberty, but these days the conversation may start a little earlier than expected....

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Same Same But Different – Waxing vs. Sugaring

Sugaring has been around for centuries and is an early form of waxing, however it has recently re-entered the beauty scene. While most therapists are well aware of sugaring and how long it has been around, Body Sugaring is becoming a popular request from clients. So...

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Wax Selection… It’s time to make up your own mind!

Choosing a wax sounds simple enough but it often comes with much confusion. What works for some therapists may not work for others. There is no 'one fits all' approach in either scenario. At the end of the day it comes down to knowing what you want and what suits you...

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Get Thrifty in the Wax Room

As the saying goes, time is money; especially when you are a therapist. There are only so many hours in a day and if a third of your time is taken up unnecessary tasks instead of servicing clients, then you are going to find your income suffering significantly. For...

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Top Facial Waxing Questions Answered

By Holly Hayes What type of wax is best for facial waxing? It is important that you always use hard wax for all facial waxing as strip wax can be quiet harsh on the delicate skin. Using a high quality wax is extremely important. Look for waxes that are made with a...

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Waxing while Pregnant

Lilliane Caron discusses why waxing while pregnant is completely safe, giving expecting mothers and beauty therapists one less thing to worry about! Pregnancy is a very exciting time for any mother to be, but it can also be riddled with worries about what's safe for...

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Dip it, dip it good!

Lilliane Caron discusses the controversial topic of double dipping. To dip or not to dip, that is the question. When the average person thinks of double dipping they picture someone dipping their carrot stick back into the hummus after they have already taken a bite....

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A Chat With Lilliane Caron

What made you want to be a beauty therapist? Being a Beauty Therapists opens so many doors; I think a lot of people forget that there is much more to this field than just working in a salon day in, day out. Becoming a Beauty Therapist, for me, has pathed the way for a...

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Should you change your wax?

Lilliane Caron highlights when you should and shouldn't change your wax. The key to being a successful and confident therapist is finding what wax suits you. All therapists are different and there is certainly no one size fits all approach when it comes to waxing. If...

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The History of Waxing

Lilliane Caron takes a journey back in time to when it all began. The beauty industry is an amazing world to be a part of. It's forever changing and expanding rapidly. Trends come and go and products that were once revolutionary now seem so mundane, as if there was...

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How to tackle the various side effects of waxing

By Lilliane Caron Having been in the beauty industry for almost 40 years I have seen and heard about every possible waxing side effect you can imagine. Everyday people we have just met literally strip down to the nude and reveal to us personal experiences or side...

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Brazilian Waxing Myths Busted!

By Caronlab Head Trainer, Holly Hayes As a Beauty Therapist we come across many different perceptions on when it is ok to get a wax and when it is 'definitely not ok'– especially when it comes to 'the land down under.' Some people tend to get a little uncomfortable...

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How men can avoid a bumpy road

By Lilliane Caron Any woman who has ever shaved or waxed will no doubt be familiar with ingrown hairs and well aware of the pain, irritation and embarrassment they cause. Women, generally seek a solution to help with these issues, well because, we're women, and we act...

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Waxing is here to stay!

Lilliane Caron shares her thoughts on hair removal fads and why waxing has made its permanent mark in the beauty industry. With so many trends fighting for our attention these days, it's hard to know what's staying for good and what will be gone tomorrow. One thing I...

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For a Better Salon This Summer Waxing Season

By Lilliane Caron 1 - The set up When it comes to your trolley, less is more! Waxing should be a quick and precise process. Wax dries atmospherically, this means you need to work quickly. Make sure your waxes are placed towards the front of your trolley; with all your...

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Waxing vs. Shaving

Lilliane Caron discusses the age old hair removal battle! Wish you had a dollar for every time a client who came in for a pedicure and said, 'sorry about the hairy legs I forgot to shave!'? Well I'm here to tell you that you can! If that comment isn't an invitation...

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The Mystery of the Ingrown Hair

Most people get them, but why don't we talk about it? By Lilliane Caron. Anyone who has ever shaved or waxed will no doubt be familiar with ingrown hairs and well aware of the pain, irritation and embarrassment they cause. As a therapist, I've seen many ingrown hairs...

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Waxes ain’t Waxes

Ever wondered what the difference is between all those waxes? The answers are within, writes Lilliane Caron.  Waxing is a salon's bread and butter. As a highly conducted treatment, perhaps we need to consider what makes each wax different when selecting what we put in...

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