Waxing Specialist

Lakeview Aesthetic School

Esthetician & Makeup Artist located in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Statistics collected in 2019 revealed that nearly seven million Americans used professional waxing services four times or more over a six-month period. And this isn’t a woman-only trend; men increasingly use waxing to reduce their time spent shaving. Students at Lakeview Aesthetic School in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, learn everything they need to know about waxing, including techniques and products to keep the treatment pain-free. To learn more about our next aesthetician course, call the admissions office, or connect with us using our online form.

Waxing Q & A

What should I know about waxing for aestheticians?

Waxing is an aesthetic treatment that many women and men have tried at home. They know waxing is better than shaving because it removes hair from the root, doesn’t leave behind bumps, and it keeps their skin smooth and hair-free for up to two weeks. But then they learn the difficult reality of doing it on their own.

Waxing is tricky, and for some, a very painful process. As a professional aesthetician, you can increase your business by honing your waxing skills. With training at Lakeview Aesthetic School, you become confident in your waxing technique so you can ensure optimal comfort for your clients - a skill that keeps them coming back and referring friends.

What should I expect from a waxing course at Lakeview Aesthetic School? 

On the surface, waxing seems like an easy treatment, but there’s a lot to learn, and we cover it all at Lakeview Aesthetic School. We train you to wax every part of the body, including:

  • Eyebrows
  • Face and forehead
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Underarms
  • Forearms
  • Back
  • Upper and lower leg
  • Bikini area


While the basics of waxing are the same for all body parts, and you master the techniques with hands-on training in our med spa, you also need to learn about topics such as:

  • Difference between hard and soft wax (and when to use each type)
  • How to prepare and heat the wax
  • Anatomy and physiology of skin
  • Hair growth cycles
  • Qualities of light, dark, and sensitive skin
  • Testing for sensitive skin
  • Applying topical anesthetics
  • Proper sanitation and sterilization procedures
  • Techniques and products to minimize pain
  • Post-waxing skin care
  • How to screen your clients


Screening your clients before waxing is an important skill because waxing isn’t for everyone. You learn to protect your patients’ well-being by screening for health conditions, products, and medications that rule out waxing. 

What sets the waxing course at Lakeview Aesthetic School apart? 

At Lakeview Aesthetic School, we take a personalized approach. We offer flexible scheduling and small group training, so you receive individualized instruction in the spa. In addition to your waxing training, you learn all of the latest hair removal techniques, which makes you an asset to employers who want to offer a variety of treatments to their clients, such as laser hair removal, in order to accommodate the needs of everyone.

From the first day you enter Lakeview Aesthetic School, we focus on equipping you with the knowledge and skills to pass your Illinois State Licensing Exam. While everyone has some exam anxiety, we offer extra support to ensure your success.

The aesthetics community holds a high level of respect for our graduates. As a result, we can place most students in jobs before they graduate.

To learn more about waxing and our aesthetician course, call or text the Lakeview Aesthetic School admissions office at 312.848.3048 or 773.614.7454, or use our convenient online contact form.