Dirty or Clean? Signs to Look for to Ensure Safe Waxing

Body waxing has increasingly become more popular and a regular part of the grooming routine for many people. With any type of salon procedure, you need to feel confident about the salon/spa and the Estheticians performing the service.  Unfortunately, not all salon or spas practice safe waxing, leaving you vulnerable to something much more serious than uneven brows and bikini lines. You could get an infection or even a disease. It’s your health and you have a right to protect yourself.


While not everything can be measured in just what you see, here are some general things to look for when choosing a salon or spa for your waxing and hair removal needs 

Good Signs for Safe Waxing:
You fill out a client questionnaire.
This helps them find out if you have any allergies, health conditions, contraindications, or are taking any medicine which would not make you a candidate to receive the hair removal procedure. If they are taking your health into account with a questionnaire, they are more likely to be following sanitary measures too. 

Paper is placed down for body hair removal. It’s much more hygienic than just having someone lay down on sheets. 

The technician wears gloves. Any type of hair removal can draw blood, even if it’s a tiny amount. And skin is much more vulnerable to infection right after waxing or sugaring. Gloves help protect both the client and the technician. 

They don’t double-dip. Once a stick (applicator) has been placed into product and touched your skin, it should be thrown away. The stick should never put back into a pot of wax or sugaring paste because it could contaminate the product, and then infect clients. 

Panties are given to you for a regular bikini wax. They’re disposable and much more hygienic than wearing your regular cloth panties. 

Bad Signs for Safe Waxing:
Things are a mess when touring the facility. Get a tour of the salon or spa before scheduling your appointment. Pay attention to the lighting in the room, where tools and supplies are stored and the cleanliness and organization of the salon or spa. 

Shelves and containers are dusty. If they aren’t doing the basic cleaning, are they really going to be following sanitation measures? 

Implements are put back into a drawer or cabinet after use. There are items that should be sanitized after use; like metal tweezers, scissors and combs, by being place in a barbicide/bensacide solution. If they use implements and put it away where they got it, then they are most likely not sanitizing them. 

Wax pots (heating units) have wax all over them. Waxing can be messy, but a special product cleans wax off pots, so there is no excuse. 

They have a hard time explaining their sanitation measures when asked. If they can’t describe it, they’re not doing it. 



About RIAH Hair Studio

How We Came to Be . . . RIAH Hair Studio In May 2011, the former Salon Rage of Southampton, Pennsylvania relocated to a new space and changed their name to RIAH Hair Studio. RIAH? (pronounced 'Rye-Ah') Yes, it's "hair" spelled in reverse. Donna originally established Salon RAGE in March 1999. The salon delivered comprehensive hair services to the surrounding communities. As a seasoned beauty industry professional for over 29 years, Donna believed in education, not only for her stylists, but for her clients as well. This prompted her to open this first salon where she could foster such a dynamic environment. After 10+ years in Southampton and a desire to move closer to her family, in 2011 she relocated her business to Furlong, Pennsylvania in the heart of Bucks County. Re-emerging as RIAH Hair Studio, Donna has created a modern, contemporary, urban loft design experience located on the corner of York Rd & Edison-Furlong Roads, at the Village Corner in Buckingham Township. RIAH Hair Studio is an intimate boutique salon that is relaxing, comfortable & social, providing the "Right Attitude" from the team resulting in a "Great Experience" for their clients. It's the "RAGE" she carefully develops to this day. The stylists are continually certified in the latest hair techniques (color, cut, design, styles, tools, products, and fashion trends). Their clients, female, male, young or mature, enjoy the benefits of this extensive training. Additionally, they are taught how to re-create and maintain their RIAH experience until the next appointment. It makes RIAH Hair Studio stand out as one of the most referred-to salons in Bucks County! When we have the opportunity to see you in our new space, we'll provide you with the "Right Attitude & Great Experience" as we have always strived to do. Happy Day! from Donna & the Team at RIAH Hair Studio View all posts by RIAH Hair Studio

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