Cirepil Wax FAQs

Cirepil by Perron Rigot - FAQ's

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What is different about Cirepil Hard (Non-Strip) Wax?

  • Patented Hard Wax in Bead Form
  • Low Heat, Gentle on the Skin
  • Easy to Use, Easy to Refill
  • Easy to Melt, Easy to Apply
  • Never Brittle!

I’ve never seen wax beads before. What are they, what do I do with them, how do I use them?

  • Easy to use — pour into an empty tin
  • Easy to refill — refill your tin with beads as needed
  • Easy to melt — put tin of beads in your Cirepil Happy Heater, adjust heat setting accordingly

What is stripless wax, what does it mean?

Cirepil Non-Strip/Stripless Wax (also known as hard, hot or bead wax) is applied then removed without the use of a pellon (paper) or muslin (cotton) strip. Once applied it shrink wraps around the hair and is peeled off. Using a hard wax can often be more efficient and less messy compared to using a strip wax in certain areas.

How thick do I apply Cirepil hard wax?

Using a disposable spatula, apply the wax in a thin, even layer with firm pressure leaving a slightly thicker edge for ease of removal. Using firm pressure helps to ensure the hair is well entrapped in the wax for removal. Depending on the wax, it'll be about a dime or nickel thickness.

After I apply Cirepil hard wax, how long do I wait before I remove the wax?

Cirepil hard wax will be ready to remove within seconds, the thicker edge may take an additional few seconds to set up. Room and body temperature will affect the setup time. You can press the wax with a rolling press of your hand to further help the wax adhere to the hair and test the readiness of the wax to be removed.

I’m new to waxing, if I miss an area, can I reapply the Cirepil Wax?

If needed, Cirepil Hard Wax can be reapplied to the same area as long as the client is showing no signs of sensitivity (a hard wax can usually be applied to the same area 2-3 times if necessary). We do not recommend using a soft wax over the same area more than once.

How long does the hair have to be before I can wax my client?

Cirepil Soft Wax can pick up hair as short as 7 days outgrowth (about 1/8"). For optimum results, we recommend 1/4” or 10-14 days post shaving when using a strip (soft) or non-strip (hard) wax.

Do I really need the entire “Happy Waxing®” System for successful hair removal?

The use of Cirepil “Happy Waxing System” is essential to ensure a complete, successful and relaxing wax service. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

Which wax should I use?

  • Cirepil BLUE - All Purpose, fluid gel texture for all areas and hair types. The Original Blue Wax Beads - often imitated, but never duplicated!
  • Cirepil CRISTALLINE - Hypoallergenic, ultra-fluid gel texture. For Highly Sensitive Skin and all hair types, including very fine hair. Great for facial waxing!
  • Cirepil INTIMATE 4 - Gentle, creamy texture for all hair and skin types. Antibacterial, anti-irritation, desensitizing and calming formula.

Which wax is good for sensitive skin?

In general, Hard Waxes are ideal for sensitive skin. Although all Cirepil Waxes are low heat and gentle, the best choice for sensitive skin is Cirepil Cristalline. Fragrance-free, rosin-free, beeswax-free and hypoallergenic.

Another recommendation would be Cirepil Cashmere. Like Cristalline, it's hypoallergenic and is excellent for all areas with all hair types and all skin types. Can be spread thinly, yielding more wax treatments per bag!

When I am melting the wax, does the entire tin need to melt before I can begin waxing?

No. A solid ball of wax should remain in the center of the tin when melting Cirepil Non-Strip Wax. You then dip the applicator in the melted wax surrounding the ball. Always test the wax temperature on your inner wrist before you begin your wax treatment.

I already have a heater, will your wax tin work with and fit in it?

The Cirépil Wax Tin may fit into some heaters, but not all. It is important the tin fits properly into a heater that is thermostatically controlled to assure and maintain the correct application temperature. Among others, Cirepil wax tins will fit in the Happy Heater and Equipro Heaters with a 4" tank.

What number should the Cirepil Happy Heater be set at?

The average setting is between 4 and 5.5 (may vary according to the temperature of your room). Always test temperature before applying wax on your client.

Do I have to use Wax Ring Collars?

Wax Ring Collars minimize the risk of wax spilling into the heating chamber of the wax pot. They help to keep your wax warmer clean and prevent damage. Once the collar has accumulated any stray wax, it's easy to discard the ring and place a new one in between clients to keep your heater fresh and clean!

How many tins does one 800g bag of beads fill? How about the 400g beads?

  • An 800g bag of Cirepil Beads will fill an empty 400g tin a little over 2 times.
  • A 400g bag of Cirepil beads will fill an empty tin a little over 1 time.

Why is it called “Happy Waxing®”?

With Cirepil, painful waxing is a thing of the past! Why?

  • Cirepil Hard Wax adheres to the hair and not to the skin, greatly reducing the discomfort of waxing. There's less pull on the skin.
  • Cirepil Wax encapsulates the hair removing it from the root while leaving the skin undamaged, meaning less redness, less irritation, less ingrown hair and no sticky residue!
  • By using a highly effective wax, clients will experience smoother and longer lasting results! With the Cirepil 3 Step System, clients will feel the difference and enjoy a Happy Waxing treatment. :)

Like to save money on wax?

So do we! We offer our customers generous Volume Pricing on Cirepil and Epillyss Wax by Perron Rigot. We enjoy getting good deals and we love to give them too:

  • Buy 5, Save 10%!
  • Buy 10, Save 15%!
  • Buy 20, Save 20%!

You can even mix or match the products to qualify for the Volume Discounts. Example: Buy 1 Cirepil wax + 1 Epillyss Wax + 1 Pre/Post Lotion Cleanser + 1 Pre/Post Jasmin Oil + 1 After Wax Gel = 5 Cirepil/Epillyss items at a 10% discount!

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