How To Apply Hard Wax

Here we show you how to apply hard wax! If you want more information on how to apply hard wax properly you can check out our corresponding blog post for more info:

Though there are many factors to keep in mind when it comes to applying a wax strip, here’s my Top 5!

HK’s 5 key points for a successful wax session when applying hard wax are as follows:
1. Using proper temperature and high quality wax.
2. Making sure you prep the skin correctly.
3. Having the right application of the wax strip.
4. Removing the wax quickly.
5. Always using post wax care products after each appointment.

Skipping any of these steps will result in the wax service to not be successful. It’s important to use a high quality hard wax so the wax doesn’t break upon removal. However, Mermaid Wax Signature Series will NOT break, it is so elastic it’s great for beginners so you don’t have to rush. If this is all new to you using a high quality wax is one way to make things A LOT easier on yourself.

Applying proper pressure to the skin is required so the wax can adhere to the base of the hair follicle. Not pushing down hard enough can cause the hair to snap instead of being pulled from the root.

You also want to make sure you prep the area. This means to cleanse the skin of any oils, make up, sweat or dirt. Any of those things can not allow the wax to adhere to the hair.

When applying the wax strip, make a “lip” at the end, have clean edges and use enough wax. We go into detail the correct way to apply a wax strip so you get the perfect result each time!

We use a major brands blue film hard wax in this video. We just recently switched to our own Mermaid Wax, it’s the best ever.

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  1. Lisa Thomas on October 16, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Does this hurt?

  2. Sheryl Verde on October 16, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Do we need to get a certificate to do this service as a sideline or additional income purposes??

  3. Sabbiii M on October 16, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Okay but what warmer would you recommend?? I need brand names :/

  4. Roxanna Kvarnström on October 16, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    I have a question, when you did the second one "clean up stripe" you still pull it off against the hair growth, just applying it the other way?

  5. Prissylil Missy on October 16, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Very helpful definitely appreciate this video. I plan to order your wax as well as a better wax warmer but in the meantime, are there any store bought hard waxes you’d recommend?

  6. Michelle Webster on October 16, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Hi! I obtained my state esthetician’s license years ago now…however, I never worked as an esthetician…my license DID get me a couple of jobs however as a clinic manager…but I’m not that anymore either. Anyhoo! I didn’t get a whole lot of waxing experience in school. Not much at all! Like almost none…I had done maybe 3 people tops! So I have always been so gun shy when it comes to waxing…recently, I find myself knee deep in divorce…and have busied myself with gardening and purchased a clean and easy wax warmer and a hard wax and a soft wax…although its Summer, I still decided to let all my hairs grow! Going to start practicing on myself and then ask friends, my daughter in law and my bosses wife if I can practice on them. Your videos are so helpful! Like incredibly helpful! I am writing to tell you Thank You!!
    Many blessings to you and your family!

  7. N(icole)TV on October 16, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Love these videos, they are super helpful! I’ve been doing Brazilian waxes at home for 6 months now and am having trouble with a lot of ingrown hairs that I cannot get rid of and I didn’t have them when I used to shave. I’m not sure which part of the waxing process I’m doing wrong that’s causing them! Would love to talk with you to figure it out.

  8. Matthew Malacco on October 16, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Hi babe your videos is amazing I learnt a lot… just one question is this same apply to a Brazilian waxing too?thank you very much ❤️

  9. Myiesha. Foreman-Valentine on October 16, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Hi, my new to waxing and I was hoping if you could do a review on the wax kit I just brought. It’s called silky skin, I’m just curious to see if it’s good quality wax.

  10. Kristen Brown on October 16, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    How do you know when hard wax is ready to be removed from skin? What texture I guess I’m asking about? I was taught to long it cracks and to soon well obviously comes off as taffy. So when do you feel it is ready?

  11. Leyla Sanchez on October 16, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Where can I buy the professional wax beans

  12. Ciara Fitzgerald on October 16, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Great video! Very educational, I have a question if you don’t mind (not crtitising in any way just asking) I was thought when applying hard wax to apply it against the hair growth and take it off against the hair growth also, does this depend on the brand of wax you use? x

  13. Adriana Marquez on October 16, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Complete lie
    Hard wax is trash, does not work!!!
    Bought mine at Ulta and was a waste of time and money

  14. *•Alyssa•* on October 16, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    How about if the hairs don’t come out even after the second strip? Like thick hairs?

  15. Rose k on October 16, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    do you ship to sherwood park,edmonton alberta??and is your wax okay for our cold weather here?do u have pre or post wax care products or i can use starpil pre-post wax care

  16. april frye on October 16, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Mermaid wax , Can you please tell me what you use for per wax cleanser & prewax oil? Thank you

  17. Tiera Shaneè on October 16, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    What’s the best warmer for a beginner? I mainly lash and wash dipping my feet into waxing. Not sure if I’ll be keeping it.

  18. Natalie Mackay on October 16, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Do you put the wax Pelee back in the pot once you’re finished?😬

  19. Queen Jamelia on October 16, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    I just put it in the microwave works great

  20. Trevor Graham on October 16, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Shout out to all the bros here learning how to wax your own butt crack

  21. mspilotgirl13 on October 16, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    How does this only have 250k views? This video is the best I found on hard wax. Information presented really well. Super helpful.

  22. Layiah Lovely on October 16, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    This video was very helpful! Thank you

  23. Blerina Mari on October 16, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Can you re-use the hard wax

  24. Janice Hughes on October 16, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Are those 15 wax pots. where can we find those?

  25. Kaitlin Rivers on October 16, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    What is a brand that is a good quality hard wax im new to this

  26. albaniamusic2323 on October 16, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Is Gigi a high quality warmer ?

  27. Reema on October 16, 2020 at 9:03 pm


  28. Luvanon on October 16, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Do you wax your own legs? Can you show us?

  29. Emily Doe on October 16, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    does this wax work well on the face?

  30. yumin kitano on October 16, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you for this.. I bought an $18 wax heater w/ 3 100g hard wax. I was so excited to use it but I’ve already wasted 100g and still no hair comes off my legs, it works on my armpit. I think either the wax or the heater is low quality or both??! 😭

    Thank you for the tip and about the clean up strips too. I’ll look for a better hard wax

  31. Mrinalini Mandal on October 16, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Hey.. can you please available mermaid signature wax series in India?

  32. waleed ashraf on October 16, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Plz make video on butt

  33. Aaliyah & Jamal on October 16, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Just starting off I always was a fan of waxing now I’m ready for it to be my career. You’re videos is helpful. Can’t go to school for it right now but thanks

  34. Bri Brown on October 16, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Ok lol so I see everybody heard the same thing I heard and was like Wth?? Lol but very informative video…. I learned some things🧡

  35. Justyne Morris on October 16, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    What wax pot do you use?

  36. Bravo Leader on October 16, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    How can I purchase Mermaid Wax in Toronto, Canada? It’s one of the only waxes in the market that’s vegan so far 🙁

  37. Stellar Earthling on October 16, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    You’re so nice for posting these videos. Thank you!

  38. plant sky on October 16, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    how many times can u reheat wax?

  39. Hailey on October 16, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Can you just wash your legs with soap and warm water before waxing? Ofc, you’d pat your legs dry and wait a little before waxing.

  40. Betty Rosa Portraits on October 16, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Where do you get the jumbo sticks in the wax you stir with to check consistency? Thanks.

  41. brezzy_bre nation on October 16, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    I can’t find the wax you use is there a link or something?

  42. XMayoBurkeX on October 16, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    That makes so much more sense now. Hopefully now I wax without hurting myself lol 😂

  43. Pumpkin’s Nail Station on October 16, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Do u have a Brow wax with this type of wax

  44. Manisha Pathak on October 16, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    It is so much helpful.. Thank u… 🙏

  45. Elizabeth Hernandez on October 16, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Thanks to your advice I am getting better at waxing my self,cause I don’t have the confidence to go get it done🤣 but I feel like the first two times it took longer for the hair to grow back.

  46. Yous Gha on October 16, 2020 at 9:30 pm


  47. Zehra Zaidi on October 16, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    It is painless wax

  48. Tristan Tripp on October 16, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    how do i get dried wax off my armpit

  49. Miranda M on October 16, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    so whats a good warmer ??? please! I’ve been using mine for 10 years and just now I found out there is hard wax… im so lost! haha

  50. Ericka Gonzales on October 16, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    How long do you wait until ripping the wax out. Like time wise. A few seconds? A minute?

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