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Hard or Soft: Which Wax Goes Where?

Now that you know the difference between hard wax and soft wax, you might be wondering which type of wax is best for the different body parts? We’ve got you covered.

Legs and Arms

Because of the large surface area, soft pre-made waxing strips are your friend. However, if you’re working with someone whose hair has no sense of direction, hard wax might be the best way to conserve your resources and make the client happy.

leg and arm wax


The hair that grows in this area is more coarse than say, your leg or arm hair, so it requires a different approach. Hard wax is going to be your go-to. You’ll avoid the awkwardness of trying to pull off waxing strips with your opposite hand and hard wax is also easier on the sensitive skin.

underarm wax

Bikini Line

Up until 1994, the woman credited with bringing the Brazilian bikini wax to the US, Janea Padilha, claims no one knew what one was. "Today, it’s one of the most popular requests at salons across the country and hard wax is the choice of many estheticians. Not only does it catch smaller hairs with ease, it also acts as an exfoliator, reducing your chances of an irritated bikini line following your procedure."

bikini line wax


Whether it’s your eyebrows, upper lip, or jaw line, waxing your face requires precision. Soft waxing strips are most useful because they allow you to cut down strips to a desired size and make hair removal simple. Just remember that certain medications and beauty treatments can thin the skin, so another form of hair removal might be a good idea.

face wax

For salons that want to specialize in waxing services, reliable, high-quality single use products are a must have. When you’re working with sensitive areas of the body, ensuring your client has a good wax every time is of the utmost importance because you want her or him to return to you and ideally bring in more customers. With that in mind, we highly recommend browsing Intrinsics wide line of waxing single-use products. From waxing strips and rolls to table paper, we provide top-notch products to complement your skillset and put your client’s mind at ease.


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