In waxing terminology, ‘double dipping’ is the act of putting the spatula back into the wax pot after wax has been applied to the skin. This has the potential to transfer bacteria, viruses, fungi, bodily fluids and dead skin cells back into to the wax pot, to then be applied on other clients.
We have a ‘no double dipping’ policy that ensures our therapists are using a clean, disposable spatulas for each application of wax.
This is a common cost cutting method for many salons/day spas. They will use the same spatula during your entire treatment.
That spatula could have been used on several clients before you, in places you don’t want to imagine!
The most obvious sign of this practice is the use of a metallic spatula with a wooden handle. if you see one of these sitting in or next to a wax pot, be cautious.
When it comes to wax rollers/cartridges that are sometimes used for larger areas of the body, they are all single-use only and disposed of after each client. We will never apply a used roller to another client.
Some salons/day spas will reuse a cartridge several times to make the most of every bit of wax in the cartridge. Again, this is another cost cutting method used to save a few dollars.
Our therapists also wear disposable gloves during all waxing treatments and the waxing tables are lined with clean, disposable sheeting for each client.