The waxing consent form is a document created in a pdf form that a spa or salon gives to the client who wishes to receive a waxing treatment. This organization gives it to the client or a client’s parent or guardian to read and sign it if he/she still agrees to obtain waxing services, after reading about the possible mishaps.
These usually are:
- Possible side effects after receiving a wax treatment
- Medical conditions that forbid people from obtaining waxing services
- The use of some medicines and products will forbid people from waxing services.
- Other uses that will prevent people from obtaining wax treatments
Purpose of Waxing Consent Form
The waxing consent form has a few purposes. For one, it serves as a disclaimer, thus providing information to the client about the possible side effects of waxing when waxing is not permitted and post-wax care instructions. Secondly, it protects the esthetician or cosmetologist from liability. The client’s signature on the waxing consent form serves to show that he/she read and understood the form and still agreed to get the waxing service.
Furthermore, the professional will not be liable if the client does not inform the professional of conditions and the uses that will prevent them from receiving wax treatments and thus signs the form. This professional will also not be liable in the future for such actions by the client.
Who Can Wax Other People?
A licensed cosmetologist or a licensed esthetician can wax people. However, if these operators have an expired license or no license from the state, they can receive fines, imprisonment, and other penalties.
Otherwise, if someone proclaims to be a licensed psychologist or esthetician but isn’t licensed, this person can also be sued. It doesn’t matter if this person waxed you somewhere on your face or body. He/she could still be sued.
So, if you get an adverse reaction after treatment, you should first go to the hospital. Not only will you get medical care, but you will also get paperwork about the side effects you encountered from the wax treatment. You should also keep your receipts of the wax treatment you received, take pictures of the affected area unless it is a private area, and consult a reputable lawyer.
Once you find a lawyer who will take your case, he/she will take you step-by-step in how the lawyer will undergo the process to sue the person, salon or spa, or the insurance company of that organization.
Waxing Consent Form for Minors
For minors under the age of 18 years getting wax treatment, these professionals will require parental consent from the parent or guardian. They must sign this form on behalf of the minor before these professionals can proceed with the wax service.
How to Take Consent?
In the waxing consent form, right above the signature area, you will have in writing that the client read and understood the possible side effects. It will also state that the client is aware that he/she is not allowed to get a wax treatment in certain situations.
These conditions are:
- The client has some health conditions.
- Takes certain medicines
- Uses certain products
And if the client neglects to tell the esthetician or cosmetologist of their medical treatment/situation, this professional is not liable. And thus, if the client still signs this form, he or she still agrees to get a wax treatment.
The pre-build waxing consent form sample below is a great example, showing how to get consent from the client or a client’s parent or guardian for the waxing treatment:
This waxing consent form sample shows similar wording in that the client agrees that he or she has been informed of the side effects that may occur. It also has similar wording in that the client can’t get a waxing service if the individual has certain medical conditions, has been taking certain products/medications, or has done other activities. And if the person is taking any of these restricted products, and he/she didn’t inform the esthetician, this client can not hold this professional liable. So, once the client signs this form, he or she agrees to give the esthetician’s consent to perform the service without holding this professional liable now or in the future.
Key Elements of Waxing Consent Form
Following are the key elements of a waxing consent form:
This section of a waxing consent form includes where the client would write or type his/her name, address, phone number, age, and possibly, email address. Some wax consent form samples may also request the client’s work phone number.
After this section, there will be many questions concerning the client’s skincare, health conditions (past and current), medications, and so forth. The following will explain more details.
Details about any allergy
In this section of the waxing consent form, the client mentions the allergies that are related to the skin. Thus, the consent form may ask about whether you have skin sensitivities, like eczema or psoriasis, or are subject to scarring, sunburn, cold sores/blisters, hyperpigmentation, etc.
Medical care history
The waxing consent form will ask whether you have had diabetes, have cancer, are pregnant, and when your next menstrual cycle will be. Other questions concerning your medical history include whether you have had aids/HIV, hepatitis, and varicose veins. This form will also ask about the prescriptions you’ve taken.
Any current medical condition
The form will also have questions about whether the client still has these illnesses mentioned above.
Recent treatments causing sensitivity
Various skincare treatments, recent tanning, and skin thinning products are a cause for concern, and there will be questions about these treatments in the Waxing Consent Form.
If the client administered the following medications, he/she is forbidden to get a wax treatment:
- Glycolic products
- Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA)
- Renova, Retin-a
The after-effects may be feeling pain, ingrown hair, skin removal, swelling, redness, tenderness, skin irritation, bumps, bruises, infection, sun sensitivity, allergic reactions, and rashes. As previously mentioned, the consent form must also show all the possible risks and side effects.
Risk factors/side effects
In addition to the after-effects, the form must warn clients about risk factors. For one, an infection could be risky unless the client uses proper first aid. Another risk factor the consent form must have is the possible negative reactions to chemical substances. Additionally, the consent form must have the possible negative reactions of some cosmetic additives along with waxing or recent waxing.
Regardless of all these possible adverse reactions, there are ways to care for the waxing area properly. Therefore, these consent forms must also provide post-waxing instructions.
The instructions will at least state that you must not apply harsh products or hot baths/showers to the waxed area for 24 hours after treatment. Also, the waxed area must steer clear of touching, scratching, and tight clothing. After the 24 hours period, the client should slowly get back into his/her routine. Otherwise, using hydrocortisone cream and some naturally mild products, like aloe vera gel or tea tree oil, works well to aid and soothe the waxed area.
After completing these sections on the form, the client will be in the consent and signature areas. The consent will be just above the signature area.
It will state something similar, as the following:
- The client read, understood, and agreed to treatment and after-care.
- The client will not hold this professional liable if there is a reaction.
- The client will not hold this professional liable if the client didn’t inform him/her at the time of service.
- The client will not hold this professional liable if the client doesn’t inform him/her in the future.
Parent/ guardian consent
If the client is a minor below the age of 18 years, the parent or guardian must sign on his/her behalf, allowing the esthetician to wax their child. For that, the guardian’s name, their consent, signature, and the child’s name are affixed on the form.
Following are some free downloadable templates for you:
As with any professional service, businesses must have a legitimate form for clients before providing the service. Having a consent form showing what the client should expect along with his/her signature will keep the business professionals from liability.
There are some wax consent form samples available to use as a template. Some of these form samples may not be complete, and these samples are built upon by other people/businesses. And thus, these types of samples are open for anyone to edit.
Having said this, this article shows the basics of what licensed estheticians or cosmologists must have on their waxing consent forms. Other than that, it is always wise to consult with a reputable business lawyer to ensure your business is in accordance with the consent form.