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“MYTHS” OF NOSE WAXING

February 27, 2024 by in Waxing

Happy 2024, everyone! I hope 2024 serves as an amazing year for growth, opportunity, and positive energy for all of you and in all your endeavours.

I want to start off my 2024 blogs answering questions I have been asked from the last year. The blogs I write are all my opinions from one professional to another, with no right or wrong answers. In 2023, I hit many speed bumps trying to complete a blog. I had started several of them to address questions and concerns from many of you and never got around to finishing them. I would begin writing but couldn’t get what I hoped to convey on paper. 2023 was a pinnacle year for me that brought many changes in my professional career from the vast world of beauty. I was exposed to so many other beauty business professionals and felt I was always learning something or making new discoveries. I think it is time I finally put it down in writing and solidify some of these topics I’ve been wanting to cover.

I put “myths” in quotations for the title of this blog since when I get another professional asking me, “Have you heard of this?” or “Heard of that?” it almost makes it sound like something mysterious or something that needs to be discovered. Perhaps some of you are already aware of these “myths,” and some are dang curious if it is good or bad. In the following few blogs, I will discuss techniques and methods some of you have asked me about and briefly break them down.

NOSE WAXING

If you guys saw my last December webinar, I showcased a live demonstration of my beloved during a much overdue nose waxing. I used sticks to pick up wax and placed them inside his nostrils.

First Myth: The stick method removes ALL the hairs. This is the most bogus myth I keep hearing. Yes, you totally CAN remove every single hair in the nostril, but this is not what you are supposed to do. For women, we only remove the outer rim of the nose hairs and any hairs that are “sticking out” of the nose. Men generally like having the hairs removed a little bit deeper, and by a little bit, I literally mean millimetres worth. We aren’t shoving the whole stick into the nostril – we still need to leave some nose hairs since they serve a purpose. They act as a filtering system, so if you remove every hair, you’ve taken out the entire filtering system and leave clients at risk.

Second Myth: Nose waxing helps those with severe seasonal allergies. This statement is TRUE, and I have enough clients who suffer from seasonal allergies to clients who have to take a daily antihistamine. Think of it this way: nose hairs act as a filtering system. If there are too many particles or dander that get stuck in the nose, those who suffer from allergies will react and suffer from their allergies. My client, who takes a daily antihistamine, no longer requires them daily after getting regular nose waxes. My mother, who needed a ton of convincing that nose waxing wasn’t painful, finally got hers done late last fall, which is the time she usually suffers the most. She was blown away by how she didn’t suffer as much with her allergies.

 

 

 

Third Myth: Nose waxing is painful. This is true if not done correctly but is totally false if the service is performed correctly. I always mention the importance of knowing how to properly do this quick and simple service so it is not painful. I refuse to do this service sitting up because of gravity. If you’re not using a dripless wax like Browvado, imagine how little wax catches the hair when your client sits up because gravity pulls the wax down. If possible, always have your client lying flat on their back to perform a nose waxing so no wax gets wasted. The right sticks used are also essential.

Never use cotton buds – the worst-case scenario is when the cotton unbinds itself from the stick and the wax gets stuck in your client’s nose.

 

 

Removal is super painful and so unnecessary. The trickiest part to get is right at the tip of the nose. I recommend browbeaters since they can get right into that small nook. I see people gripping nose bridges for removal – this does absolutely nothing. Imagine the painful bounce back if your wax is not fully set! The key is asking your client to breathe out of their mouth, grip their nose tightly and pull with conviction. After the pull, keep that pressure on the grip of the nose for a few extra seconds to help alleviate any sensation. It’s the same idea as waxing other areas, applying firm pressure after removal, and then slowly letting go. Remember to lightly oil with the After Oil solely on the outer rim of the nostrils for some hydration and the added antibacterial benefits of the tea tree oil. I recommend using a cotton bud since we lightly hydrate, not saturate the area with oil.

THE VERDICT

Do not fear doing and receiving a nose wax service. As long as you are attentive and perform the service correctly, it is an easy add-on to your services.

Stay tuned for the next article where I talk about a “myth” on Brazilian waxing methods.

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