Ready To Up Your Hard Wax Game?

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you probably read our recent post on Harley Soft Wax – a type of wax that is applied while warm and malleable, and then removed using a strip of paper. If you are a regular visitor to a beauty salon, chances are you’ve encountered strip and hot wax. So after reading this post it won’t be hard for you to spot the difference between them. If you are a professional wax therapist, all we really need to tell you about Harley Hard Wax is how it’s going to make your life so much easier!

Why is it called Hard Wax?

Though all waxes are heated before application – in order to make them runny and sticky so the hairs will cling to it – hard wax is generally heated to a slightly higher temperature than, for instance, soft wax. There is no universal rule, but generally hard wax is heated to around 48-50°C while soft wax is heated to 40-42°C. It’s very important that your therapist always check the temperature of the wax, both on the heater, and then on the inside of their wrist to ensure it is not too hot. If you find that the wax feels uncomfortably hot during the treatment, you should tell your therapist immediately.

Harley Aloe Hot Wax applied to a client's face

Which treatments work well with Hard Wax?

There is no real right or wrong when it comes to which wax is used for different treatments. It depends in great part on the therapist – which wax they are best trained or most experienced in using will often play a role in their decision-making process. However, since soft wax is quicker to apply and remove, it is generally used for larger areas like arms, legs, backs, etc. Hard wax is generally used for smaller, and sometimes more intimate, areas such as a bikini wax or on the face, like eyebrow shaping, for instance. In some ways these two waxes can almost be seen as working together to give you the all-round most comfortable waxing experience.

Which Harley Hard Wax is the right one for your client?

  1. Harley Aloe Hard Wax
    A beautiful Micro mica liposoluble depilatory wax with a pearlized appearance. This product can be removed delicately and softly, keeping the depilatory capacity unaltered.
  2. Harley Chocolate Hard Wax
    A new generation of professional waxes that contain Titanium Dioxide for a particular softness. It is smooth to apply and suitable for use on sensitive skin and sensitive areas.
  3. Harley Lavender Hard Wax
    Used correctly the Harley Lavender Hard Wax will remove hairs as short as 1mm on the most stubborn and sensitive areas.
  4. Harley Rose Hard Wax
    Reduced adhesion of the wax to the skin ensures a soft and gentle pull-off strip removal. Recommended for all cases where the skin is dehydrated, dry and particularly sensitive.
  5. Harley Summer Fruits Hard Wax
    Quality ingredients and essential oils combined with a low-melt temperature will guarantee client comfort. Used correctly this wax will remove hairs as short as 1mm on the most stubborn and sensitive areas.

A word from a happy Harley Wax client

“We recently invested in Harley Wax and it has changed our salon hair removal system. We are loving the products – both hot and strip wax. The clients have all noticed how much more comfortable the wax treatment is; they even said ‘it’s pain-free’. The rooms are filled with the lovely Harley Wax aromas and we’re so glad to be using your wax. I look forward to ordering my next batch”, writes Sara Cheeney, a Pure Perfection salon owner.

Harley Chocolate Hot Wax applied to client's brows and forehead

What is the reason for Harley Hard Wax’s popularity?

Harley Hard Wax speaks for itself. Once therapists have sampled our product, an order follows shortly after. The reason? There is no comparison in quality. We use only the finest ingredients and the difference between our hard wax and those of other manufacturers become very clear, very quickly. The five wonderful fragrances our wax comes in are also incredibly popular and therapists like to switch the fragrances out to match the seasons. We find that Harley Chocolate Hard Wax is a popular choice in winter, while Harley Summer Fruits Hard Wax is an absolute must-have when the summer months roll round. And since these waxes all fill the air with their beautiful aromas when heated, they double as aromatherapy for your clients. How is that for an added bonus!

Get your hands on Harley Hard Wax

Want to try out or stock Harley Hard Wax in your salon? You will be surprised to find out how easily we can make this happen! Get in touch via our website or send an email to to get the ball rolling today.