I must say again being in the beauty industry i was surprised when my estheticians told me that they wanted to start changing over to the gigi line of waxing products, as they are so readily available and sold to the masses. However the products work great i use it personally & i actually have bought this student starter kit, and it comes with everything that you would need. The wax off cream is an absolute god send if you’re clumsy like me and happen to cover your whole eyebrow in wax by mistake. The only product i don’t really care for from the gigi brand is the muslin rolls. They’re a little bit too soft and i find that a thicker role of muslin woven tighter makes removal less painful and less of a mess.
I have only used this product on my face but this is so good. I have very fair skin and thick/ full dark eyebrows. For about 10 years i have been getting my eyebrows waxed every 2 weeks at the salon which is $30-$40 a month ($360 a year ) in waxing depending on the occasion to control them. This product saves me so much time and money. Since i have fair/sensitive skin i can wax in the comfort of my own home and be red for a few hours without the embarrassing walk of shame out of the salon with red eyebrows and/or upper lip. The only thing i don’t really like is the epillation strips but any beauty store sells a variety to replace if it really bothers you that much. These are more thin cloth like and i’m used to a more towel/cotton plush feel at the salon. They work just fine but i think i want to experiment with others to see what i like best. It was my first time using wax on myself so i was a little oblivious to the fact that it gets super messy quick and if you’re not careful everything is sticky – definitely put a towel down and keep out of reach from tiny humans and petsas far as the waxing process, i was nervous but i did small sections at a time until i felt comfortable doing larger sections. I heated the wax on high according to instructions then kept it on low (45 min from start to finish).
Oh girlfriend, this is an endeavor. I hope for your sake that if you are buying this kit you are waxing other people, and don’t punish yourself like i do by waxing your own legs and bikini line. At first glance, this has everything you need for two legs; so right off the bat you want to order more popsicle sticks, more gigi all purpose honey, and more muslin cloth (i get a roll and cut the strips https://www. Com/gp/product/b06xdyns9c/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=utf8&psc=1 ). Okay, if you’re going to do this yourself, first, be honest with yourself if you are tolerance of pain, because this is self inflicted pain, don’t waste $45 on a kit you’ll use once. Second, this stuff is messy. Put down trashbags in a 5 ft radius of your work area. I’m serious, this stuff gets everywhere; so you’re going to want to shower, wax, shower again, use the anti-wax lotion in the kit, then do yourself a favor and put on your junkiest yoga pants to any of the leftover wax ends up on the inside of the yoga pants and not your sheets, jeans, etc. Lastly, you can probably tell by the previous advice that this takes a lot of time.
I am not a cosmetology student yet i used this kit easily. The directions are straight forward. The burner heats up fast and stays warm. The wax is a little annoying as it very stringy and i find wax strings all over the place after. I also dislike the wooden sticks because they don’t conduct heat very well resulting in my wax getting cool and chunky on the sticks so i would recommend buying a metal applicator instead of using the wooden ones this kit comes with. I waxed my boyfriend’s upper back using this and the first time it took upwards of 1. 5 hours and then the second time was less than 45 min so i definitely got better with practice. His back reacted poorly the first time but this second time it was fine in half the time. The wax lasts about 2 weeks which is disappointing but i’m hoping in time his hair starts to grow slower. I used all the large strips in 2 sessions but the smaller ones are still abundant.
I have dealt with unwanted facial hair for over 14 years due to pcos. The hair on my faces grows in very quick and very thick. I have spent countless dollars getting waxed at the salon over the years. I decided i wanted to be able to control when and how often i got waxed in the comfort of my own home. I receive the package as promised according to prime. It was beautifully packaged and contained all the appropriate pieces. I watched a few videos on youtube for the learning curve to do the waxing at home. I waxed the sides of my face and upper lip on my first try. The wax took about 30 minutes to melt and be ready to use. It took about 40 minutes for me to wax my face from start to finish.
Was excited to open it and get started. Takes about half an hour to warm up to high. Sally’s beauty supply sells extra strips and accessories as well if one should require additional items. It works great, i feel that it has already paid for itself since i have already waxed everything multiple times. I have no prior experience waxing, but i am very satisfied with the results.
- Thinking of waxing your own legs? Think hard.
- Great for first time users
- This is SO convenient! If you are high maintenance but don’t have the time for the salon, get this!
Cons: a full pot(to 3/4 full) of wax takes about an hour to heat up if on high. Half full wax will take about half hour to heat up. It is also very large-7inches wide by 8 inches long; so it takes up a lot of counter space. Waxing in itself can be messy. Pros: it’s really nice to have my own pot of wax to use whenever i want or need to. It’s a huge money saver compared to going to a salon. General comments: the kit comes with a large full size pot of wax, and 4 decent sized bottles of other stuff, some strips, and 2 size sticks. Perfect to get started for home-waxing.
I had one of these when i was a teenager, and last year i realized my mother still had it, and it was still working 12-13 years later, so i finally bought mine, and received it todayvery reliable product, comes with great wax, and everything you need with it. The bottles of product you can tell are old, and not as full as they should be. They didn’t have any seals on them so i am a little hesitant about them, and whether they were used or not, but besides that, the wax machine itself is great.
The lid came cracked like other people have mentioned in their reviews. It’s really sticky and never completely becomes hard so you have to use the cloth strips to pull it off. Other than that it’s a good little wax warmer. I think i might just buy different wax.
It warms up fast and came with mostly everything that i would need. I would highly recommend buying the clean collars for this because it can get messy and it is a b**ch to clean up.I love the convenience of this kit and how easy it was to use at home seeing as i don’t always have the time or money to constantly go and get a wax***i tried to use this as a brazilian wax and it was horrible. So don’t make the same mistake that i did. Buy the special brazilian wax for that.
It is really easy to use and heats up pretty fast. It takes about 15-20 mins to heat up. I did have to watch a few you tube videos to really get comfortable with waxing my own eye brows. It really saves a lot of money in the long run. I have used my kit for the past 6 months and the level of wax has not gone down at all. I have found that after i ran out of smaller cloth strips you can just cut that larger ones that come with the kit. I am able to keep my eye browns looking great at home saving that cost over other week. I love the wax remover that comes with the kit.
Features of GiGi Student Starter Hair Removal Waxing Kit
- Professional-grade hair removal waxing kit for hair waxing students or home use
- Contains a wax warmer, GiGi All Purpose Honee Wax, pre- and post-wax treatments, applicators, and muslin strips
- GiGi is the most trusted brand by the Professionals in hair waxing and hair removal
- Complete with everything you need for a smooth, flawless, hair-free skin
- Proudly made in the USA
From the manufacturer
Professional-grade hair removal waxing kit for hair waxing students or home use
Overall the kit works well, but after two waxing sessions i’m already out of strips. It takes at least 30-45 min for the wax to heat up. Like the other reviewers said, the wax gets everywhere and the lotion in the kit to take it off only sort of works. I’m sure that most of this is just user error, although i plan to order hard wax to use with the kit from here out. The wax warmer is great, but at certain temperatures, the wax stops gripping hair everything becomes 10x more painful when trying to rip off the strip. Not sure if that’s because it gets too hot/thin, or cold/thick. I think it will take a few tries to get the hang of things. It gets frustrating when you first try and only 50% of your hair gets removed, but like i said, user error. Also highly recommend advil (and maybe wine) before attempting bikini area.
I received my order within the week that i purchased it. When i opened up the box, everything was in order, and no bottles were opened or had product leaking from them as previous reviews and pictures showed. The lid was packed pretty tight in there, and i struggled a bit to get it out. I didn’t see any cracks at first, but i noticed the lid was cracked slightly after i got everything laid out on the counter, but nothing that prevented me from using the lid. I put some super glue on the crack, and it works just fine. This kit has everything you could possibly need for home waxing, except for the gloves. I strongly recommend using gloves and making sure you have paper towels or newspaper down around the warmer and the floor where you’re waxing, as the little strings of wax can make a mess. Took about 45mins to heat up the all purpose honee wax that came with the kit. Once it was warm, i set the temp to medium and it was perfect and not too hot when applying on my skin. I personally do not like the slanted large applicators when applying wax to someone else, but if using on yourself, they are great.
I read tons of reviews to find the best waxer for the best price and this is what i decided on. I have never had a home melter and only used those sally microwave bowls you pop into the microwave for my eye brows. This is great and is 10000 times better.The pot quickly melts my wax and holds it at a nice temp. The wax works great and i have successfully waxed my entire face, including side burns (yep i’m hairy ) and arm pits. The wax removed my hair without any problems and dare i say not much pain?. ( i mean come on your ripping hair from your body this will never be painless) i haven’t done my legs or bikini yet ( building up the courage) but how well it handled my arm pits and side burns i have no doubt it will be fine. ( if it doesn’t i’ll keep ya posted) it comes with everything you need to get started and do multiple waxes.
Contains a wax warmer, GiGi All Purpose Honee Wax, pre-
GiGi is the most trusted brand by the Professionals in hair waxing and hair removal
Complete with everything you need for a smooth, flawless, hair-free skin
Proudly made in the USA