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I am naturally a curious person and like to understand the world around me.  When something happens that I don’t understand, my natural reaction is to ask “Why?” 

When I began my waxing career many years ago, I started paying attention to how the human body responds to having hair removed.  Sometimes I didn’t understand why certain things happened, like why the skin turns red after waxing or why pimples sometimes form.  My natural response to these things was to ask, “Why?”

Do you know the most common response I got when I asked estheticians these questions?
“That’s just what happens.” 

WHAT??!!  What kind of an answer is that?  That’s the kind of answer a tired mother gives her four-year old child who has been asking questions all day long, but it shouldn’t be the answer we give to each other and to our clients.

But what else can we say when we don’t know why these things happen?  A review of several modern textbooks written for students of waxing reveals that very little attention is given to answering questions that should be basic to our profession:

  • Why does the skin turn red after waxing?
  • Why does it vary so much among people?
  • What can be done to reduce this redness?
  • What causes pimples after waxing?
  • Why do some people get ingrown hairs and others don’t?
  • What can be done to reduce ingrown irritation?
  • Why is some hair more painful to remove than others?
  • What is the purpose of hair?
  • Why do humans have so much less hair than other mammals?

I want to hear a logical explanation for these questions.  I don’t want to hear, “That’s just what happens."

As a curious person, I wanted the answers for myself, so I searched until I found them.  But it wasn't easy. I had to dig into a lot of different subjects before I got to the bottom of it. Along the way, I didn't find any evidence that anyone had ever addressed a waxer's concerns from a scientific perspective. 

The main reason I wrote "What Every Waxer Needs to Know About Inflammation" is that, as I collected information, it became clear that it needed to be shared with other waxers. It was too important to keep to myself, and it's not available anywhere else.

If we want to be experts in the field of waxing, and most of us realize that we do need to become experts in order to maximize our earning potential, we need to understand hair and inflammation. Right now, very few schools teach anything at all about the origin of hair or the processes of inflammation. If they do, it is usually based on theories that are decades old.  That prevents us from being experts.

It's time for us to bring a higher level of expertise into our profession, and we can do it.

After you have read "What Every Waxer Needs to Know About Inflammation" you will never have to utter those dreaded four words, "That's just what happens," when a client asks you why their skin turns red or why we grow pubic hair. You will understand why skin reacts the way it does to hair removal, and you will understand why hair grows the way it does.

I've already done the hard work for you and gathered the information we need to answer these difficult questions. I've delivered it in a style that is easy to read and easy to understand. 

All you need to do is read it, put it into practice, and become the kind of waxer that others regard as an expert and whose clients happily provide you with a prosperous career.

If you haven't already done so, read the sample chapters and the ordering page which will help you decide which format is best for you.

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"That's just what happens," said no expert ever!

To be an expert, you have to know the answers.