Brazilian waxing is the term used for waxing the pubic bone to the tail bone.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to wax everything?
A traditional Brazilian is the removal of all hair. However, we have seen a growing trend in American Brazilians, which is leaving a ‘landing strip’.
Many women prefer to leave a little bit of hair so they don’t feel as naked.
We have several shapes to choose from, so your design is left to you.
What can I do before getting waxed to help alleviate pain?
You will experience discomfort. However, most of our clients comment that it isn’t as bad as they thought it would be.
Also, about 30 minutes prior to your appointment, an anti-inflammatory – such as ibuprofen can be recommended.
You should also exfoliate the area with a gentle scrub or glove. This reduces the chance of ingrown hairs.
How long does the hair need to be?
We tell all of our clients that we can generally get 3-4 day hair growth.
Everyone’s hair is different so that breaks down to about 1/4″ in length. Anything longer than about 3/4″ can take longer and can cause more discomfort than necessary.
If it’s the first time, we suggest you trim it down to a 1/2″.
How long will the appointment take?
If you’re new to this service, it can take up to 45 minutes.
A lot of the appointment is getting you comfortable and kind of holding your hand through the whole procedure so we take our time.
If you’ve had this service before, we can usually get our clients in and out in under 30 minutes.
How long can I expect to be hair-free?
After the first appointment, the hair may begin to grow back within about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks.
The reason this occurs is because any hairs that were just under the surface will show up. This new hair will be much softer, more thin, and can even grow lighter in color.
Many of our clients are nearly hair-free for 5 weeks.
Different areas may grow even slower. Most clients notice that after their third or fourth time, the hair is so thin, they don’t even notice it!
Can I still get a Brazilian if I'm having my period?
While you may feel self-conscious about having a wax service while having your period, it is something that we do quite frequently.
Many technicians may steer clear of this, but we think it’s fine.
We suggest getting a Brazilian every 5 weeks so about every three months, you will be scheduled during this time of the month.
One of the biggest benefits of this is that your skin is actually less sensitive. We recommend wearing a tampon and simply tucking the string. We are cautious of working around it.
What do I need to avoid after getting a Brazilian?
PLEASE avoid direct sun exposure especially in a tanning bed; avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirpools, hot tubs, and hot baths for at least 48 hours; do NOT use any exfoliants after for 24 hours; avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours; avoid tight clothing or silk or satin materials directly against the waxed area; avoid oral sex & intercourse for 24 hours due to bodily fluids working their way into freshly opened pores.