Paraffin is a waxy crystalline substance used in salon services whereby a client dips her hand or foot into melted paraffin a few times (called a “paraffin dip”), creating a shell that will harden while it helps moisturize the skin; hardened paraffin is easily peeled off the skin and disposed of, leaving skin gently and therapeutically moisturized.
October 1, 2009
Paraffin waxes are renowned for their healing and pain-relieving properties. The wax was first used by doctors to help relieve arthritis pain but has since become a standard in nail salon services. Here’s a quick dip into the world of paraffin, from different warmers to proper cleaning procedures, as well as a wax roundup.
August 1, 2001
You might think – and more importantly clients might think – that dipping multiple sets of hands and feet into the same pool of warm paraffin every day is a less than sanitary situation. You’d be wrong.
August 1, 1994
Give clients an extra treat and increase your receipts by offering the simple-to-do paraffin service