The Importance of Training

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The beauty industry is estimated to be worth $6.5 billion dollars in Australia (source ABC News Sept 4, 2018). In the last 5 years, waxing services have been increasing substantially due to several factors:

  1. Girls are starting to wax at a much younger age opting for professional leg and eyebrow waxing
  2. Barbers are beginning to wax in salons as part of their treatments and are shaping men’s beards as well as tidying up nostril and ear hair with wax
  3. Brow bars are opening everywhere.

No matter what the reason, the wax industry is continually changing and keeping up with trends will not only benefit you; the therapist, but also your clients.

So why should you attend a waxing workshop?

Consumer behaviour initiates change, and their needs are changing rapidly due to unlimited access to information which was previously unavailable to them.  Therefore, staying educated is the key to continued success.

Not all waxes are the same, formulas and ingredients have changed, and methods have been adapted to ensure the waxing treatment is done more efficiently.  It is important to learn about the company that manufactures wax you are using, are they ethical and what are their values and principles? Who are their trainers and what are their qualifications?

What has changed since you trained?

It depends on how long ago you trained, if it was 20 years ago your answer would be much different to someone that trained 5 years ago. It is important to remember that beauty training packages only provide the basic skills required to perform a waxing treatment, the rest is up to you.

What new techniques / products are there?

  • New techniques have been developed for:
    • Application and removal of modern waxing formulas
    • Advanced methods in eyebrow waxing and design
    • Brazilian waxing
    • Large area hot/hard waxing
    • Waxing at the basin or in the Barber’s chair
    • Waxing for various skin types
    • Speed waxing techniques
  • New Products which have been developed are:
    • Vegan wax formulas
    • Synthetic waxes
    • Pre and post wax treatment ranges

Have techniques really changed that much?

The concept of waxing has always been to remove hair, there are now better ways, with less pain for the client and less trauma to delicate skin.  New techniques have been designed for fast efficient hair removal that protects and preserves skin barrier function.

What are the benefits of training?

  1. Improved employee performance – employees who receive the necessary training are more able to perform in their job confidently.
  2. Improved employee satisfaction and morale – the investment in training shows employees that they are valued.
  3. Addressing weaknesses – Most employees will have some weaknesses in their workplace skills. A training program allows you to strengthen those skills that each employee needs to improve.
  4. Consistency– A training program ensures that employees have a consistent experience and background knowledge of various treatments offered.
  5. Increased productivity and adherence to quality standards – Productivity usually increases when a company implements training courses.
  6. Increased innovation in new strategies and products – Ongoing training and up-skilling of the workforce can encourage creativity.
    Reduced employee turnover – therapists are more likely to feel valued if they are invested in and therefore, less likely to change employers.
  7. Enhances salon’s reputation and profile – Having a strong and successful training strategy helps to develop your salon and make your business a prime-consideration for beauty graduates, other therapists and clients.

Do all employees need training?

Yes, workshops are designed to cater for all levels of competency and experience. Ongoing training builds confidence, enhances performance and motivation.

How often do I need to do refresher training?

It is a good idea to refresh your waxing skills every couple of years, choose a workshop that suits your individual needs.  Jax Wax Australia workshops include product knowledge, current industry regulations,updated treatment procedures in health and safety and advanced skin biology. 

So, the question shouldn’t be ‘Why should I attend workshops?’ but ‘When is the next workshop?’

Please contact Michele Hetherington (National Training Manager) to discuss how Jax Wax Australia can help in your wax training needs.


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