In 2007, HABIA (the standards setting body for the hair and beauty industries in the UK) introduced new National Occupational Standards for male and female intimate waxing. These standards form the basis of all UK beauty qualifications, including NVQs, SVQs, Apprenticeships and Diplomas, and represent the benchmark that therapists wishing to offer this specialised service should be aiming for.

We are immensely proud that our male intimate waxing workshop was the first training of its kind in the UK to be officially endorsed by HABIA under these standards - a benchmark of quality that we still work to today.

What is non-strip wax?

You may have heard it referred to as hard wax, peelable wax, film wax or hot wax. Traditional hot wax is applied in a thick layer or built up over several layers, usually in a fiddly figure-of-eight pattern to ensure a thorough coating of all hairs. It is left to cool and harden on the skin and is then removed by hand, taking the hair with it.

The latest generation of non-strip waxes by companies such as Outback Organics, Berodin and Perron Rigot provide perfect epilation of all hair types, even on sensitive areas. They share the unique ‘shrink wrapping’ abilities of older hot waxes but are lower in temperature, easier to apply and stay flexible as they cool. This makes them much more comfortable for the client and an ideal choice for removing short, coarse and stubborn hairs anywhere on the body.

I've never used non-strip wax before, is that a problem?

Our classes are open to all qualified hair removal technicians, regardless of the brand you currently use or your preferred technique (strip wax, hot wax or sugaring).

An introduction to non-strip waxing will be provided as part of your training, and there will be plenty of time to play with the products and practice your skills during the remainder of the class.

Those that enjoy using the products may order waxes and starter kits direct from the UK distributor. We also offer a separate Hot Wax Masterclass for therapists new to non-strip waxing who want to offer their clients the very latest in advanced hair removal techniques.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

  • Group workshops: all waxing equipment and accessories needed for the duration of training are supplied. Please bring a pair of tweezers and nail scissors with you, plus a pad and pen for making notes. Tea, coffee and water are available, but lunch is not provided; you may bring your own food with you, or there are several cafes and sandwich shops within walking distance of the training venue.
  • In-house training: non-strip wax and depilatory oil are provided by Axiom Bodyworks, but you will need to ensure adequate provision of strip (warm) wax and all other waxing accessories. Full details will be sent ahead of time.
    • As these are practical sessions, please ensure you are dressed appropriately in a salon uniform or similar professional workwear. Disposable gloves are provided for delegate use on all classes.

Do you supply models?

Models are provided for our classes in London, Basingstoke, Wolverhampton and Manchester.

For any private training delivered at your own premises, you are responsible for providing your own models. We can only wax what is there on the day, so to get the best from your training we highly recommend rounding up as many willing volunteers as possible! Classified ads on www.gumtree.com or www.salonguineapig.co.uk are a good place to find volunteers. Regrettably, refunds will not be issued if models fail to attend and therapists are subsequently unable to fulfil assessment requirements.

Is your training recognised by insurance providers?

Yes, public liability insurance is available from several UK providers upon presentation of your course certificate, including The Guild of Beauty Therapists and BABTAC.

Do your courses cover female Brazilian waxing?

Our fabulous female intimate waxing course launched in 2012; click here for more information.

Are your courses suitable for beginners?

Due to popular demand, we now offer a two-day beginners waxing class for therapists new to the wonderful world of waxing. This in-depth workshop will take you from absolute beginner to qualified pro, equipping you with the necessary skills and confidence to provide a hair removal service that is second-to-none. Once you have your basic qualification, you are then welcome to attend any of our advanced classes.

Our Brazilian waxing and speed waxing workshops are open to therapists with a recognised hair removal qualification. Guys and girls of all ages and all levels of experience are welcome - our techniques are easy to pick up, and we'll soon have you waxing the light fantastic!

What happens if I need to cancel or postpone my training?

All requests for cancellations and changes must be confirmed in writing by letter or email. Cancelling or changing the date of a course will incur the following charges:
 

  • More than 14 days notice: 50% of total training fee
  • Less than 14 days notice: 100% of total training fee

I can't make these dates, are there more classes planned?

Yes, we run group workshops at our London, Basingstoke and Manchester training venues on a monthly basis, and occasional courses are planned for the Midlands throughout 2015. In-house training at your salon, spa or college is also available.

More questions?

We endeavour to answer all messages within 48 hours. For more information about any of our courses, please contact us.