WHAT IS A BRAZILIAN BIKINI WAX?
Brazilian waxing refers to hair removal around the anus, perineum and vagina. To some people it means removing all the hair from the bikini area, and to others it means removing everything but a strip in the front or completely bare. This is a very intimate type of waxing and will only be performed after careful consultation. How closely you trim, shave or wax your pubic hair is a personal preference. You should do whatever makes you comfortable, whether it's a bare look, a more natural look, or something in between.
DOES IT HURT?
It all depends: your first time receiving a body waxing can be uncomfortable because after shaving for years, the hair grows extremely coarse. The more frequently you receive body waxes the more the hair will begin to grow thinner. Removing hair directly from the follicle is never comfortable. If you are especially sensitive to pain or you are first-time waxing client, you may want to take an anti-inflammatory (such as Ibuprofen) 1 hour before your appointment, or you can apply numbing cream 45 minutes prior to service. With continuous waxing, hair becomes finer and sparser, and waxing becomes more comfortable. I think the anticipation is the worst. I always try to talk with my customers, keeping their minds busy with fun conversation. That way, they don't concentrate on the pain.
HOW DO I PREPARE BEFORE GETTING A BRAZILIAN WAX?
Let the hair grow out about two weeks before your appointment. If the hairs are very long, trim them to 1/4inch. This ensures a faster, much less uncomfortable procedure and cleaner, smoother results. If you have time prior to your appointment, please shower so that hairs are easily to be picked up by wax.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
After a client’s first waxing, the results can last 3 to 6 weeks depending on the individual’s hair re-growth rate. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth week. Heat stimulates hair growth; therefore hair grows quicker in the summer than in the winter. With regular waxing the length of time between treatments will increase. Continued waxing results in sparse hair re-growth.
WHAT DO I WEAR DURING THIS WAXING?
If you are comfortable, the Brazilian wax will be done without any draping. A towel will be available for draping if you prefer.
WHY IS WAXING BETTER THAN OTHER FORMS OF DEPILATION?
Every time you get waxed, your hairs become weaker, making the process easier and faster over time. It is fast, and the skin looks and feels softer as well as lasts longer than after any other method of depilation.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR BRAZILIAN BIKINI WAXING?
To begin, skin is prepped with mild botanical cleanser. then longer hair is snipped with scissors if necessary, and then wax is applied a little at a time. The hair is removed and the procedure continues. The wax used for this procedure is a no-strip wax, meaning it is applied to the hair to be removed, it "shrink-wraps" around the hairs, and is pulled off after it dries. The wax is made for sensitive skin, so it's great for bikini/Brazilian waxing. Stray hairs may also be tweezed. After the hairs are removed, a delightful blend of essential oils is applied to help soothe the area. It is a botanical solution, so please advise your skin care therapist if you are allergic to any foods - because if you can't eat it, you shouldn't put the extracts on your skin.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF WAXING AND HOW CAN THEY BE MINIMIZED?
Although we cannot predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. Hair may break at the root during waxing, causing some hairs to grow out faster. Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible break outs.
Avoid the sun immediately after waxing and please wear sun screen; recently waxed areas are prone to hyper pigmentation (permanent darkening of the skin) if exposed to the sun.
Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24 hours after waxing.
Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc) and loofas for at least 24 hours after waxing as they might further irritate your skin.
Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs.
Regular exfoliation may be helpful to remove dead skin so your hairs can get out above the surface of the pores and not become ingrown.
Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation.
Unfortunately, no hot bath, hot shower or oral sex for 10 hours after a Brazilian. While your pores are open, they are vulnerable to irritation by the extreme temperatures and infection by bacteria.
HOW LONG DOES BRAZILIAN BIKINI WAXING TAKE?
Depending on the density of the hair growth, your waxing appointment will take between 20 minutes to one hour for women, and 45 minutes to 90 minutes for men.
In order to provide you with an excellent waxing experience please review the following health conditions and medications may that interfere with waxing:
Prescription for acne medications such as Retin-A or Accutane.
Skin care products that contain over two percent of: glycolic alphahydroxy acids (AHA) or Betahydroxy acids (BHA)
Blood pressure medication.
Diabetes or phlebitis.
Having had a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment within the past 90 day.
And when in doubt, consult with your doctor prior to any waxing service.