All You Need to Know About Brazilian Wax – The Trend Spotter

  1. What You Need to Know Before Getting a Bikini Wax – Bikini Wax Advice
  2. What's the difference between a Brazilian and bikini wax?
  3. Are there different types of bikini wax?
  4. How can you prepare for a bikini wax?
  5. What if you get your period before the appointment?
  6. How much does it cost?
  7. What should you expect for your first time?
  8. Does it hurt?
  9. Will it be awkward?
  10. What should you expect post-wax?
  11. How long does a bikini wax last?
  12. How do you prevent ingrown hairs?
  13. What to Expect From a Brazilian Wax
  14. All You Need to Know About Brazilian Wax
  15. Styles of Waxing
  16. Bikini Wax
  17. Extended Bikini Wax
  18. Brazilian Wax
  19. Full-Bush Brazilian
  20. Triangle Brazilian
  21. French Wax | Landing Strip
  22. Love Heart Wax
  23. Hollywood Wax
  24. Types of Waxing
  25. Natural Wax
  26. Hard Wax
  27. Strip Wax
  28. Waxing Tips
  29. Tips for the First Wax
  30. How Long Does the Hair Have to be to Wax?
  31. How Bad Does Waxing Hurt?
  32. How Long is the Treatment?
  33. How Long Does a Bikini Wax Last?
  34. 12 Things Your Bikini Waxer Wishes She Could Tell You
  35. 1. No one is judging your vulva
  36. 2. It's not really as bad as you're expecting it to be
  37. 3. Don't come straight from Spin class
  38. 4. Go easy on the booze
  39. 5. Pee before your appointment
  40. 6. Don’t shave
  41. 7. Seriously, there's no such thing as being too hairy
  42. 8. Timing matters
  43. 9. Don't workout after your wax either
  44. 10. Wear comfortable clothes into your appointment
  45. 11. Be vocal
  46. 12. Resist the urge to do recon work postwax job
  47. Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Brazlian Wax – A Guide to Getting Brazilian Wax
  48. What is a Brazilian wax, exactly?
  49. What's better: Hot wax or strip wax?
  50. How can you prep for a Brazilian wax?
  51. Can you wax on your period?
  52. How long does a wax last?
  53. How do you care for your freshly-shaven skin afterwards?
  54. brazilian bikini wax is good for you
  55. Revealed! The difference between bikini, french and brazilian wax

What You Need to Know Before Getting a Bikini Wax – Bikini Wax Advice

All You Need to Know About Brazilian Wax - The Trend Spotter

Are you nervous about getting a bikini wax? Well, you've come to the right place. From prepping for your first appointment to treating your bikini area post-wax, we've got you covered.

Seventeen talked to cosmetologist Natalya Glazman of J'Aime European Waxing & Skincare (my go-to spot!) about everything you should expect from your first wax and why you shouldn't be worried.

But remember that you don't have to wax your bikini area — hair down there is completely natural, and leaving it as is is totally OK. Whether you decide to shave, wax, or leave it alone, we want you to know your options. So here's everything you need to know about bikini and Brazilian waxes…

What's the difference between a Brazilian and bikini wax?

Think of a basic bikini wax as removing all the hair that would peek out while wearing bikini bottoms. On the other hand, a Brazilian wax removes all your hair (yep, all the way back to your butt hair, too).

But there are a lot more down-there hair possibilities than you might think. Hair removal is not a one-size-fits-all thing! You might want just your bikini line cleaned up, or a little more (sometimes called a “landing strip”), or remove it all.

It's all up to you and what you feel most comfortable with!

Are there different types of bikini wax?

Soft and hard wax are the two main types. While soft wax requires a fabric strip to remove hair, hard wax hardens on its own and eliminates the need for strips. While soft wax is more commonly used, many spas and salons do both: they use soft wax in larger, less sensitive areas, and the more expensive, hard wax on super sensitive areas where you really need it, your vulva.

How can you prepare for a bikini wax?

Your hair should be about an inch long, or as Glazman says, “the length of a long eyelash.

” But no need to grab measuring tape — just wait two and a half to three weeks after shaving before you get waxed.

Also, if you have any ingrown hairs or vaginal acne, Glazman recommends exfoliating your vulvar area two days prior to your waxing appointment. Try a gentle scrub you would normally use for your face.

What if you get your period before the appointment?

You can get a wax when you have your period. But you will want to be prepared for two things: You'll be sans undies, so you'll want to choose a tampon over a pad for your appointment. Also many girls notice that their skin is more sensitive during that time of the month, so it might hurt more.

How much does it cost?

Though pricing varies depending on the salon and specific service, you should expect to pay anywhere between $30 to $90. For example, J'Aime charges $35 for a Brazilian wax.

What should you expect for your first time?

Here's what will go down: Your waxer will spread warm wax on your skin and either apply the strip for soft wax, or just wait for the hard wax to cool. She'll then pull it off, which does sting, but only for a few seconds. And according to Glazman, all of this should not take more than 15 minutes.

Does it hurt?

Pain really varies from person to person, says Glazman. Some might have a lower threshold for pain and some might have coarser hairs.

But for the most part, people are actually surprised that it hurts less than they thought, probably because they've heard it would be the worst pain of their lives.

“Don't build yourself up to be so scared, that the anticipation becomes worse than the actual procedure,” Glazman says.

Fortunately, there are several ways to lessen the pain of a bikini or Brazilian wax. Taking Ibuprofen about an hour before your wax will definitely help take the edge off. And if you have a lower tolerance for pain, you could also try an anesthetic numbing spray.

Glazman also recommends against starting with a Brazilian if you have a low tolerance for pain. “Start off with a very deep bikini wax and work your way towards a Brazilian, if that's what you prefer,” she says.

Curious to see just how much it hurts? Watch these young people get waxed for the very first time ON CAMERA…

Will it be awkward?

You're going to be pretty exposed; you can't really get around it. You may be put into ~interesting~ positions, with your leg on a wall or on all fours. You might even have to use your own hands to help your waxer hold onto a certain area of skin.

But it's all totally normal. Your waxer is a professional — she isn't judging you at all, so don't judge yourself or how awks you think you look! Still, if something feels extra-uncomfortable, speak up.

They'll find another way to remove the hair that is more comfortable for you.

What should you expect post-wax?

There might be a little irritation afterward. Don't freak out if there's some redness — that's to be expected. Though you might experience a tiny bit of bleeding, you shouldn't end up with any cuts or bruises, says Glazman.

Depending on your skin and the reaction you might have, your aesthetician might suggest different products accordingly, to help reduce irritation. Glazman says she usually recommends hydrocortisone cream with aloe or diaper rash cream to take the redness away. However, some people don't experience any irritation — it all depends on your skin!

What should you avoid post-wax?

After your wax appointment, you should definitely avoid the following for the day: workouts, sex, or any kind of physical activity that will make you sweat. After a wax, your bikini area is so sensitive and your pores are open, so sweat may cause breakouts.

You can also reduce the irritation by avoiding hot baths for 24 hours, staying the sun at least for the day, and using Neosporin on particularly red areas. Don't book your wax on the same day as you're heading to the beach, and you'll be fine.

How long does a bikini wax last?

Depending on how fast your hair grows, you'll start to see some stubble in about a week. But you can't run to get another wax right away.

Four weeks is usually the ideal time frame in between waxes, but you might return every three to five weeks depending on how fast your hair grows back.

If you're stressed about a big pool party or family vacay and you don't want stubble, ask your waxer if she does “in-between” appointments for a quick touch up.

Though it's OK to shave in between waxes, Glazman doesn't recommend it. “When you wax, you pull your hair from the roots, so hair will start growing back finer and sparser, and your follicles will become a lot weaker,” she says. “Shaving will make your follicles become coarser again.” Bottom line: The more often you get waxes, the less painful they'll be!

How do you prevent ingrown hairs?

After your wax, Glazman advises that you use a mild scrub to gently exfoliate your bikini area to prevent ingrown hairs or bumps. Make sure you avoid the vagina and focus on the external region.

She also recommends P Vanish to her clients, which is a product that specifically targets treating ingrown hairs.


What to Expect From a Brazilian Wax

All You Need to Know About Brazilian Wax - The Trend Spotter

Are you thinking about baring it all and going with a Brazilian bikini wax? It's a popular waxing style for the bikini line. It will leave you completely hairless (even on your bum), though it often leaves “landing strip” of hair in front.

Brazilian waxes do come with pain, though many women say it's worth it and that it gets better with each session.

If you're a waxing newbie, it's typically advised to begin with a basic bikini wax because they tend to be less painful and allow you to dip your toe in the water, so to speak.

But if you're ready to jump all in and go with a Brazilian, here's what to expect. 

Brazilian bikini waxes were introduced to New York in 1987 by the J Sisters, seven Brazilian-born sisters. The Brazilian remains a popular hair removal method in the United States.

Brazilian waxes differ from regular bikini waxes because hair is removed in the front, back, and everything in between. Sometimes a “landing strip” is left in the front, but many clients opt for the “Hollywood Wax,” where everything is removed.

Most waxings occur in a private room with a door and take between 15 and 30 minutes. You'll be left alone to remove everything from the waist down and lie on a table covered in clean paper or sheets. You may be provided with a paper thong and if not, you can ask for one.

The paper thong may make you feel more comfortable, but with a Brazilian, your modesty is going to be tested. The waxer is going to see everything, so you may choose to forego the paper thong. We to think that getting a Brazilian can't be any more embarrassing than a typical visit to your gynecologist's office. These technicians have seen it all before.

A general rule of thumb is that hair needs to be 1/4 inch (about the length of a grain of rice) if it's fine, and a half-inch if it's coarse, according to Cindy Barshop, owner of New York City's Spruce & Bond spas. Any shorter and it's too hard for the wax to grab. You'll be sent home if your hair isn't long enough.

You also don't want your hair to be too long, because this makes it more painful. You can help the waxer out by trimming your pubic hair with an electric razor before you go in. If your hair is much longer than required, your waxer may trim your pubic hair to the correct length.

Your waxer should wear gloves during the wax and she should never double-dip the wooden waxing stick into the wax. Instead, she should use fresh sticks for each application.

Waxing usually starts in the front and moves toward the back. You may be asked to help hold skin taut. Be sure to let your waxer know if you want a landing strip or everything off.

  1. The waxer will liberally apply talcum powder to the skin. The talcum keeps hot wax from sticking to skin. 
  2. The best waxers are fast, which means less discomfort for you. The waxer will dip a wooden waxing stick into a pot of hot wax and then spread it onto your skin and hair in the direction of hair growth.
  3. She will then apply a cloth strip over the still-warm wax, pressing firmly so the cloth, hair, and wax adhere to one another.
  4. When the wax has cooled, she will pull the strip off, in the opposite direction of your hair growth. This quick motion pulls the hairs out by the root.

    If it is too painful at this point, ask the technician to apply strips to smaller areas at a time. If it's unbearable, you might have ​to ask them to stop completely.

  5. Since the Brazilian means everything off except for a “landing strip” in the front, don't be surprised when the technician removes the hair from between the buttocks. Yes, hair does grow there.

    You may be asked to turn over and lie on your stomach or you may be asked to kneel on the table and don't be embarrassed if you're asked to hold your cheeks apart. The good news is, this part isn't painful for most people.

  6. Once the waxing is complete, the waxer will tweeze any stray hairs and she may trim the remaining landing strip, or even create designs. Some women even opt to dye the remaining pubic hair.
  7. The waxer may spread soothing lotion over the waxed areas.

Just as you would your hairstylist, you'll want to tip your waxer at least 20 percent. Consider adding more considering the intimacy of the process. Of course, if you weren't satisfied with the job she did, you should speak up or ask to speak to a manager. 

Waxing, in general, can be very painful, especially your first time. Be sure your waxer knows to be gentle with you if you are susceptible to pain or if this is your first time.

Here are a few tips to cut down on the pain:

  • If you are new to waxing, we don't recommend starting with a Brazilian. Try a regular or high bikini wax instead. After a few sessions, you'll find the waxings are much less painful. Then you can graduate to a Brazilian.
  • Book the appointment for at least a week after your period. “It's best to wax midcycle, right around the time you're ovulating,” says Jodi Shays, owner of Queen Bee Salon & Spa in Los Angeles, in Allure Magazine.
  • Get waxed regularly every three to four weeks. If you wait longer or only get waxed a couple times a year, it will be much more painful.
  • Find a salon that uses a “hard wax.” When used correctly, it can be much less painful than the commonly used soft wax. Once applied, hard wax hardens as it cools, shrink-wrapping individual hairs. The wax is then gently pulled off. 
  • You can apply a topical anesthetic, such as Relax and Wax No-Scream Cream, 45 minutes before the procedure. But some pros swear numbing creams don't work.
  • It is recommended to take a couple ibuprofen or acetaminophen an hour before your wax. 

Before you leave the salon, be sure to ask your waxer for any aftercare tips she may have. It's best to be proactive against any potential side effects from waxing. You'll also want to avoid anything that can irritate the skin for a few days. That includes wearing loose clothing, using fragrance-free products, and no rough sex, hot yoga, or sweaty workouts.

If, after the wax, you develop bumps, redness or ingrown hairs, gently exfoliate the area with a body scrub and then smooth on a lotion or cleanser with alpha hydroxy acid (the word “acid” makes it sound it will sting, but it doesn't).

The downside of a Brazilian wax is that it only lasts three to six weeks. The hair will grow back—albeit finer and lighter—and you'll have to do it again. Veterans of the Brazilian swear that the first time hurts the worse and that the pain dramatically lessens with the more waxings you get.

According to Melanie Gilliland, European Wax Center’s education director, there are few things more important than sticking to a regular waxing schedule. “Getting waxed religiously every three to four weeks—throughout the entire year, not just during the bare-all summer months—is the secret to both less pain and better results,” says Gilliland on the Refinery29 website.

Why every three to four weeks? That's typically the exact time it takes for your hair to hit that magical 1/4-inch length. If you have coarser hair, or hair that doesn't grow fast, you may be able to hold off up to six weeks.

One last tip: don't forget to get the name of the waxer. When you make another appointment you can get the same person and you don't have to bare all for another complete stranger.

In 2014, the New York Times reported that the popularity of the Brazilian may be waning, as more and more urban women adopt an “organic lifestyle of cold-pressed juice and barre classes.” This healthful lifestyle, it seems, jives more with a full bush, then a pulled bush. However, in some circles and areas, the trend remains as popular as ever.

As for trends, the “Brazilian” prompted many below-the-belt beauty trends over the years. These include “Vajazzling,” a temporary crystal tattoo placed in the bikini area and Vatooing, temporary ink tattoos for the nether regions. Both of these trends (and many others) seemed to be a passing thing. However, you never know what the hot new thing will be next!


All You Need to Know About Brazilian Wax

All You Need to Know About Brazilian Wax - The Trend Spotter

If you’re not familiar with a Brazilian wax, the idea can be somewhat a scary thought. But, while having the hair ripped off your most private parts has its obvious downsides, it also has plenty of upsides.

Long-lasting, smooth results are the main reason why women are drawn to this style of personal grooming and often prefer it over shaving. If you want these results for yourself and are thinking about getting your first Brazilian wax, it’s best to get educated first.

After all, knowing what to ask for and what to expect can guarantee you a good experience with new regular appointments instead of the “never again” horror story.

Styles of Waxing

One of the great things about waxing is that there are plenty of options, so finding one to suit you should be a cinch. From a standard bikini wax to a full Hollywood Brazilian, the styles of waxing available are diverse and different.

To decide which style is best for you, start by familiarising yourself with the options. Then, choose the amount of hair you would to keep and select from the shapes available the one you the most.

Also, remember that any hairstyle, you won’t have to keep this look forever and can grow it out if you change your mind.

Bikini Wax

For those who have never waxed before, a bikini wax can be an excellent place to start. The style, which is highly popular, uses wax to remove any hair that would be visible outside the edges of a standard bikini bottom. As such, this option leaves your hair mostly natural and just tidies the edges for a cleaner, more groomed appearance.

Extended Bikini Wax

An extended bikini wax takes the original style slightly further. While still being quite natural in appearance, the top and sides are trimmed deeper for an even neater appearance. An extended bikini wax will also often include a trim of the remaining hairs to a tidy length.

Brazilian Wax

While similar to a bikini wax, a Brazilian wax removes more hair. As well as grooming the hair at the front, a Brazilian wax also includes the strands underneath and in your behind. There are also multiple styles of Brazilian waxes available including an all-off option and choices with shapes or strips left at the front.

Full-Bush Brazilian

A full-bush Brazilian is a cross between a bikini wax and a Brazilian. The process leaves the bush at the front intact while removing all the hairs from underneath and around the buttocks.

Triangle Brazilian

A triangle is a very popular shape for ladies receiving a Brazilian wax. The look is similar to that of an extended bikini wax but with the hairs of your labia and behind also removed.

French Wax | Landing Strip

A French wax is ideal for fun-loving ladies and anyone who wants to be hair-free but not completely bald. The waxing style covers all areas of the Brazilian, except the behind. It also typically leaves a vertical strip of strands on top, which is known as a landing strip.

Love Heart Wax

A love heart is a fun shape that many ladies enjoy choosing for their Brazilian wax. The unique appearance is also often selected as a playful option for special occasions, such as Valentine’s Day or an anniversary.

Hollywood Wax

Hollywood wax removes all the hair from the pubic region, including the bikini area, underneath, and behind. Afterwards, you are left completely hair-free and smooth.

Types of Waxing

When receiving a Brazillian wax, your technician will select a type of wax to use during the process. Whether she uses natural wax, hard wax or strip wax will affect your appointment, so it’s important to know the differences between them.

Natural Wax

If you have particularly sensitive skin or prefer an organic approach to beauty, a natural wax may be the best choice for you. The method, which is gentle on skin, typically uses a combination of honey and sugar with lemon juice or water. The mixture is then heated to a taffy- consistency and applied to the hair as a wax.

Hard Wax

Hard wax is a quick-setting wax that can remove hairs without the use of strips. The hot wax is smeared directly onto the skin in patches, where it quickly cools and hardens upon contact. It is then pulled off, taking any hairs with it. This type of waxing can be less painful than strip waxing and is ideal for thick and coarse hairs.

Strip Wax

Strip waxing utilises soft wax and is excellent for grabbing short hairs. The process involves applying the wax directly to the hairs and skin. The technician then places a strip of cloth over the wax before ripping it off in the opposite direction of the hair growth. While this method is very quick and useful for removing large areas of hair, it can be quite painful.

Waxing Tips

Before getting a wax, you will need to prepare yourself. As such, it’s best to do a bit of research about the process and learn the best tips for achieving a good waxing experience.

Tips for the First Wax

  • If you shave, allow your hair to grow out to the ideal length before your waxing appointment.
  • As the first wax can be quite painful and stressful, you may want to have one glass of wine beforehand to help you relax.
  • If you’re nervous about completely undressing your bottom half, consider wearing a skirt and lifting it up during the wax.
  • Bring a towelette to clean up and refresh before receiving your wax.
  • Try to book your wax outside of when you will have your period as your skin will be more sensitive. If it’s unavoidable, wear a tampon, and your technician should be able to work around it but be sure to clear it with them first.

How Long Does the Hair Have to be to Wax?

If you currently shave but are wanting to get a wax, it’s important to let the strands grow out a little first. The ideal length is about a quarter inch or between 0.5 and 1cm.

 If your hair is much longer than this, consider trimming it before your wax or shaving two to three weeks beforehand.

Alternatively, some salons will trim the hairs for you, but you may need to book an extended appointment.

How Bad Does Waxing Hurt?

Although waxing can be quite painful, most women find it bearable and believe that the results outweigh the discomfort. Typically, your first wax will be the worst as the hairs will be at their most coarse and dense. Also, note that the area will be somewhat sensitive for the rest of the day and that you should avoid working out or going to the beach directly afterwards.

How Long is the Treatment?

When it comes to waxing, everyone’s treatment time will vary slightly depending on their hair and the method of removal.

In general, most salons will book appoints that last around 30 minutes for intimate waxing but the time can often range between 15 minutes for a bikini wax and 45 for a Hollywood Brazilian.

Your very first wax will typically be your longest with treatment lengths becoming shorter as the hairs begin to grow back less coarse and thick.

How Long Does a Bikini Wax Last?

Bikini and Brazilian waxes tend to last around four to six weeks. This will, of course, vary between individuals and can change over time. While you may need more frequent appointments when you first begin getting waxed, the length between them may extend as hair growth decreases.


12 Things Your Bikini Waxer Wishes She Could Tell You

All You Need to Know About Brazilian Wax - The Trend Spotter

Let's get this straight: There's no wrong choice when it comes to removing your pubes or not.

From Barbie-doll hairless to full bush (as celebrities have candidly begun talking about), how you groom down there is a purely personal decision.

But if totally bare is what you're after, there's no denying that a Brazilian wax is the fastest, least bump-inducing way to smooth things out below the waist.

That said, it doesn't matter how advanced you are in the Brazilian arts, we get that it can be a nerve-racking experience. Here, our favorite bikini-waxing specialists share what they wish they could tell you before you lie down on the table. (Hint: You have nothing to be embarrassed about. Unless you show up drunk. Don't do that.)

1. No one is judging your vulva

First thing's first, “don't be nervous about the way your vulva looks,” says Spruce & Bond specialist Krystal Cordova. “We see all sizes and colors on a daily basis. Our job is to make you look and feel better about it.” It's a bikini wax, not an audition to be a pubic-hair model.

2. It's not really as bad as you're expecting it to be

If you're a newbie and anticipating pain levels that rival that of Steve Carell's character in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, know that a bikini wax certainly isn’t a paid vacation, but it’s ly going go better than you think.

“For first-time waxers especially, the buildup of anticipation before you get in the room is the worst part,” says Shobha Tummala, founder and CEO of Shobha. “If you're seeing a pro, the act itself will be much faster and less painful.

3. Don't come straight from Spin class

“Come in tidy, brushing your teeth before a dental exam, but more along the lines of prepping for your annual exam at the gynecologist,” says Tummala. “At Shobha, we have rosewater freshening cloths in the room just in case.

” She notes that the drier the area is, the better the wax will adhere and the better the results will be. “If you know you’re a sweater when it comes to physical activity, most ly you’ll sweat in your bikini area as well,” she explains.

Wiping the area of other natural—and completely normal—bodily fluids discharge is appreciated as well.

4. Go easy on the booze

A glass of wine to temper your nerves before is one thing. But showing up plastered is a different story. “Don't come into your appointment drunk; it will only make your blood thinner and more sensitive to pain,” says Cordova. There's also the fact that it's just kind of rude.

Cindy Thorin, the owner of Pink Cheeks Salon, in Los Angeles, once had a client arrive so drunk she didn’t know what to do. “I told her we had to take off her pants, not her underwear if she didn’t want to,” Thorin recalls. When the woman couldn't get them down on her own, Thorin had to help her.

(Don't worry—she came in to apologize later a few days later.)

5. Pee before your appointment

If you’re nervous, prewax jitters can lead to a nervous bladder. “Make a pit stop in the powder room first because undressing and then redressing once you realize you have to go slows things down and adds more hassle for you,” notes Tummala.

She says this is a common occurrence: “Oftentimes, after disrobing from the waist down for a bikini treatment, you might feel a little colder, which can intensify the need to pee.

Also, during certain parts of the treatment your skin is pulled taut, so even a light press on a full bladder can be uncomfortable.”

6. Don’t shave

“Hair needs to be a quarter inch long to be pulled by wax from the hair root,” says Exhale Spa aesthetician Angela Marinescu. She says that after shaving, it takes three or four weeks for hair to be the best length to be waxed. “On those with blond hair, it takes about two to three weeks; dark hair takes longer because the roots are stronger,” she says.

7. Seriously, there's no such thing as being too hairy

“A lot of clients get embarrassed about their growth if it's been a while,” Cordova says. “I'd rather wax overgrown hair than a two-week-old shave. It's easier for the specialist and less painful for you.”

8. Timing matters

Avoid scheduling a wax five days before your menstrual cycle, during, or immediately after. “Your body is especially sensitive during this time,” says Marinescu. If you’re sensitive or it’s your first time getting waxed, she adds that taking Advil half an hour prior to your appointment will help. Or you could try these other reader-approved painkillers.

9. Don't workout after your wax either

“The friction in tight yoga pants can cause irritation,” says Marinescu. Additionally, “you should avoid any physical activity 12 to 24 hours after your wax,” Cordova says. “The less heat you bring to the area, the better.

” Steering clear of another—more private—athletic endeavor can be beneficial as well. Aesthetician Elana De Damian of Elana De Damian Skin Care suggests holding off on getting busy postwax for at least 24 hours.

And while we're at it, cross these other things off your to-do list too.

10. Wear comfortable clothes into your appointment

It's not just yoga pants you might want to avoid. Anything tight-fitting can rub raw spots and make matters worse, says dermatologist Kally Papantoniou, M.D., in New York City. So think maxidresses and harem pants and breathable cotton fabrics.

11. Be vocal

“If you have a specific idea of how you want your bikini line to look, speak up,” Cordova says. “Transparency is welcome.” Cordova says she and her team can create clean edges “ a tapestry” or just clean up what’s visible outside of your bikini.

12. Resist the urge to do recon work postwax job

“If ingrown hairs appear after your wax, don't pluck them,” advises Cordova. “Let us handle it.” If you pick at your ingrowns with your nails, you risk scarring and infection.

“We have tons of bacteria underneath our nail beds,” she says.

If you can't make it back into your waxer's, an ingrown-hair treatment ( Anthony or Fur) can help safely address the issue, as well as gentle exfoliation of the area three days after your wax.


Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Brazlian Wax – A Guide to Getting Brazilian Wax

All You Need to Know About Brazilian Wax - The Trend Spotter

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One of the biggest beauty trends to come from the early aughts was Brazilian waxing.

Thanks to the J Sisters who pioneered the hair removal method, gone were the days of balancing one foot on the toilet while the other was firmly pressed on the ground to capture each and every hair in your pube region with a razor or, dare I say it, Nair.

Unfortunately, the latter was my history with hair removal until I grew old and brave enough to finally book my very first Brazilian wax appointment. Will I have my leg suspended in the air a la Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City episode? Well, I was about to find out.

Conjuring up the courage to get a Brazilian was a challenge in itself.

Upon arrival at my local European Wax Center, I immediately switched my initial Brazilian appointment for a bikini line wax and became the laughing stock of my group chat that day.

But, I couldn't go out that. On a mission to redeem myself, I switched back to a Brazilian wax and my wax specialist, Christine, was extremely understanding.

I was instructed to remove my pants and lie down on the red waxing table with my knees bent and legs apart.

After applying a cleaning solution to my private area, followed by a pre-wax oil (“It creates a light barrier between the skin and the wax,” she explained), I peered over my bent knee to watch her stir the wax until it was hot and ready to be applied on my skin.

“This was a good idea,” I kept reassuring myself, as she gently lathered the hot purple wax on to my skin and boy was it hot. I'm no glutton for pain, so I shrieked and winced when she ripped off the initial glob of melted wax.

Un waxing eyebrows, chins, and underarms, Brazilian waxing doesn't require any paper strips. However, the more she waxed, the easier it was to bear the pain because we developed a little system: inhale as the wax is applied to your skin, exhale when it's time to remove.

Christine then applied European Wax Center's Smooth Me Ingrown Hair Serum to calm the skin down. What felt a lifetime of agony only turned out to be a 20-minute session, but I'd be lying if I said I would not return. In fact, I already booked my next appointment.

If you, too, are a wax newbie and curious about the procedure, here's everything you need to know before getting a Brazilian wax.

What is a Brazilian wax, exactly?

There's a bikini wax, where hair on the sides and top area along the bikini line are removed, and then there's a Brazilian, which leaves your entire pubic area bare (!).

A Brazilian wax removes all the hair from your bikini area (top, sides, and front), and those hard-to-reach areas in the back. Simply put: everything goes.

You can opt to leave a “landing strip” or a triangle, choice is up to you.

What's better: Hot wax or strip wax?

“Strip wax adheres to the top layer of the skin as well as the hair. When that comes off, it takes the top layer of skin as well, which is why it's so painful,” Christie said. “That causes redness, swelling, and irritation, etc. Hard wax, which is what we use, only adheres to the hair, so it's more gentle for sensitive skin.”

How can you prep for a Brazilian wax?

Pop an ibuprofen before your arrival, I didn't and felt every rip! “Wear loose-fitting clothes,” Christie suggested. I didn't. “Also, bringing a new pair of underwear is better than re-wearing the one you've been wearing all day.

” Also, don't shave! “When you're shaving, the hair is cut down to different levels, which makes it harder for the wax to grip. If you shave even once after getting a wax, it's starting all over again,” she adds.

After a wax, it takes about three to four weeks for hair to grow back.

Can you wax on your period?

While your skin may be super sensitive during this time, you can absolutely wax on your period. “As long as you're wearing a tampon in because there is more blood flow to that area of your body, the skin will be extremely sensitive, as everything is during your menstrual cycle.

How long does a wax last?

It takes about three to four weeks for your hair to start growing back (this can be longer or shorter, depending on the person). Christine also suggests allowing your hair to grow as least as long as the length of a rice grain before scheduling an appointment.

How do you care for your freshly-shaven skin afterwards?

“It's important to exfoliate every other day because you need to get that dead skin off the surface or it will get trapped into the hair follicles and block the hair from growing out.

This is how ingrown hairs are created,” she said as she applied an ingrown hair serum to my skin.

“Avoid any sweaty activities, sun exposure, public pools, or jacuzzi, having sex, and showering with very hot water [immediately] after getting a wax.”


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That's when the concept of waxing my pubic hair started to sound a really, really good idea. I had friends who swore by Brazilian waxes—they booked them religiously and wouldn't go back …

I hope you enjoyed reading about the difference between bikini wax vs Brazilian wax. If you really can't stand the pain, perhaps you should find the best razor for sensitive skin (which the bikini area totally is!) and stick to shaving that area.

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Styles of Waxing. One of the great things about waxing is that there are plenty of options, so finding one to suit you should be a cinch. From a standard bikini wax to a full Hollywood Brazilian, the styles of waxing available are diverse and different.

If it seems you're constantly shaving, you might be in the market for a better and longer-lasting way to get smooth, hair-free skin. Waxing may be an option, but some question how good this method is for your skin. Turns out waxing can be a pretty healthy process, especially since more and more …

This may seem a good thing if you want to make your body hair thinner. But should you decide to give up waxing in the future, you may regret the fact that your re-grown hairs are much finer …

As long as your esthetician takes the right measurements to protect your health and safety, you'll have a much better waxing experience. Finally, you can always perform a regular bikini wax at home and remove the hair outside the panty line. However, it's recommended to stray away from doing a Brazilian on your own.

Brazilian waxes do come with pain, though many women say it's worth it and that it gets better with each session. If you're a waxing newbie, it's typically advised to begin with a basic bikini wax because they tend to be less painful and allow you to dip your toe in the water, so to speak.

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Men generally have their backs, arms, and chests waxed, and typically, most women opt for eyebrow, lip, or leg waxing, although others go a step further with bikini or Brazilian waxing. Roughly 60% of American women between the ages of 18 and 24 are bare down there, as are about 50% of women between the ages of 25 and 29.

Many people don't know the difference between a bikini wax and Brazilian wax and the two are often confused. A good way to differentiate them is to remember that a standard bikini wax eradicates any hair that would be visible in a traditional swimsuit. That typically means a little off the top and the sides. As noted above, a Brazilian wax gets …

Brazilian waxing is also known as a full Brazilian wax, full bikini wax, or the Hollywood wax. This style was first called the Brazilian wax by the J. Sisters salon in Manhattan, founded in 1987 by seven sisters named Padilha from Brazil. Brazilian waxing is more controversial than other types of waxing.

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To give yourself a Brazilian wax, start by buying a sugaring wax Nair Roll-On Wax and wax strips. Then, cut the strips into small pieces. You'll also need to trim your hair to about an inch in length to make it easier to remove, and wash your bikini area thoroughly.

Brazilian and Bikini Wax is suitable for areas with thicker, coarser unwanted hair the bikini area and underarms. For legs and arms, we recommend you use one of our other hair removal products: Nad's Body Wax Strips, Nad's Natural Hair Removal Gel, Nad's Warm Wax, or Nad's Hair Removal Crème.

Have you seen any Brazilian wax pictures before and after results? If you have then you know how effective Brazilian waxing is when completed by right. None of us would dare to lounge on the beach without being well groomed around those private areas. With both men and women now wearing less and less when it comes to swimwear.

For the hard wax, apply as thick as you would peanut butter on a slice of bread. Each smear should be about an inch wide and up to three inches long—and always in the direction of the hair growth. Let the wax sit for about 30 seconds to harden a bit; you should be able to hear a tapping noise when you hit it with your fingernail.

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The choice between bikini wax vs. Brazilian wax will all depend on your preference. If you want to maintain a simple bikini line, the bikini wax will be ideal for you. But, if the thought of a little hair down there ruins the whole day for you, then get a Brazilian wax.


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With the crazy salon lingo, deciding on a hair removal technique for down there can seem you’re trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle. Bikini, French and Brazilian wax may seem different names for essentially the same thing — waxing the pubic area—but guess what, they’re all different.

We know this can get extremely confusing, which is why we are here to help. Below is a detailed guide on all the different types of bikini waxes, so that you know exactly what you need the next time you visit the salon…

Bikini wax

The most common form of waxing, a bikini wax is ideal for beginners. It is also perfect for someone who wants to wear hot shorts or a bikini (summer vacay feels, ya know?).

This form of waxing consists of waxing the bikini area and includes the sides of your legs/thighs, your panty line and below the naval.

A bikini wax forms a neat inverted triangle of hair that perfectly complements the panty line of your bikini.

Note: A bikini wax is mainly for beginners and won't take off much hair. This kind of waxing is only meant to be the first step towards more painful waxes. It is ideal for quick clean ups and does not require you to remove your panties. So for those who aren't comfortable being naked around a stranger, a bikini wax is the one for you!

French wax

Just bikini wax, French wax also does not remove all the hair; it leaves a tiny bit behind. While most of your hair is removed, a little bit from the front and back is left behind. This sort of waxing will make your pubic area feel extremely clean.  

Brazilian wax

Even though extremely popular, Brazilian is the most painful. This is because when you opt for Brazilian wax, you are asking for your entire pubic region to be cleaned bare.

 Ideal for someone who wants to go completely clean down there, this form of waxing could prove to be slightly embarrassing considering that you will be asked to spread your legs or bend down so the technician can do a better job. 

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