Many estheticians who provide a 15-minute women's Brazilian wax usually double-dip. This means they re-dip the same applicator back into the wax pot thereby contaminating it. This is serious because there is a risk that a client could catch an STD (sexually transmitted disease).
And to all those estheticians (who moonlight as infectious disease doctors) claiming that the temperature of the wax will kill all bacteria and/or viruses in the wax pot...well, think again. The wax would need to be boiling to kill any viruses and/or bacteria.
The second reason estheticians shouldn't double-dip is the obvious gross factor. Who wants to be waxed using a contaminated wax pot that is essentially a petri dish of bacteria, dead skin cells, body oils, fecal matter, and that lovely lone pubic hair floating at the top? Yikes!
Why would estheticians double-dip their applicators? Because it saves money & time for the salon & spa owner. It takes less time to use a single applicator on a client than to use a brand-new disposable applicator for each swipe. At Brazil Appeal Waxing, a brand-new wooden applicator is used for each and every wax application as not to contaminate our wax pots or put our client's health at risk.
One more thing worth noting...
Waxing businesses who book Brazilian waxing clients every 15 minutes rarely have the time to thoroughly clean and disinfect the treatment room properly. Yes, you the client will get a clean modesty towel and pillowcase and your waxer will have on brand-new gloves, but were the outside of those treatment bottles wiped down with disinfectant following the last client? Probably not. And that's where most of the invisible creepy crawlies (bacteria, fecal matter, dead skin cells, oil) congregate. Yikes!!!
Most waxing businesses don't have spa attendants (spa housekeepers) to clean the treatment rooms so most if not all the cleaning is left up to the esthetician (waxer). So as you can see, if a waxing business books clients every 15-minutes there's little time for the esthetician to properly clean the waxing room for the next client. Scary stuff, folks!
At Brazil Appeal Waxing our clients are booked with enough time in between (15-minutes) to properly clean, sanitize, and disinfect the treatment room. Even the chair where clients leave their clothes and door handles are disinfected! These cleaning protocols have always been in place since Brazil Appeal Waxing opened in 2010, however, we discovered that people really appreciate germaphobe people like me during a pandemic.