What is a Bikini Wax?
A bikini wax is a lot less of an undertaking and has lower maintenance in general than a Brazilian wax and removes a lot less hair. People prefer this method when wearing modest one-pieces or to create space between the vulva and inner thighs.
There are two types of bikini waxes – a classic and full. When you think of a regular bikini wax, you’re usually thinking of a classic, but the full also takes off more hair than its counterpart (but still not as much as a Brazilian!).
Classic Bikini WaxA bikini wax is removal of hair along the sides and top area of the pubic mound, or essentially along the lines of where a bikini would sit on your skin.
Full Bikini WaxThis bikini wax type includes a classic bikini wax but also removes all of the hair from the pubic mound. When looking at a Brazilian vs. full bikini wax, a full bikini is a good in-between for those who want all their pubic hair removed, but not to the extent of a Brazilian.
Why Choose Us?
Trust the Experts
If it's your first time or you've received Brazilian waxes before we know how important it is for a comfortable experience. We use high-quality wax that is a crystalline formula that closely mimics sugaring but with the power of Mediterranean coral. This skin-enhancing formula reduces redness and irritation, which is heaven-sent for hypersensitive skin. Consisting of numerous minerals, our wax speeds up skin recovery, and detoxification and promotes skin regeneration for revived, nourished, and glowing skin after waxing.
Take a Deep Breath
In our opinion, we have a responsibility to make waxing as pleasurable as possible for you. So we've done the research and selected some of the top products available for the most significant outcomes. As a result, you can expect the most sanitary waxing experience possible with no need for double-dipping from our estheticians and advice on how to avoid ingrown hairs. For us, it's a labor of love that brings us joy.
What is a Brazilian Wax?
A traditional full Brazilian wax involves hair removal all around the pubic area and anus. In turn, a Brazilian wax for women involves full hair removal around the bikini line, vulva and vaginal areas, butt crack, buttocks and anus. Usually, the option is left to the client to have a landing strip or a triangle left around the pubic mound, but other than that, everything goes!
Brazilian Wax Meaning
A Brazilian wax gets its name from Brazil, of course. There, this style is simply referred to as a “depillar”. In other places, this style is called a “Brazilian” because of the small bikinis worn on Brazilian beaches. So what are the benefits of a Brazilian wax, and what does it look like? Essentially, a Brazilian is just going to look like your regular pubic area, just hairless!
Brazilian Wax Benefits
There are a bunch of benefits to getting a Brazilian wax for regular clients. A Brazilian wax exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells from the pubic area and anus, which allows new tissue to be generated.
The pores in these areas can easily get clogged and cause breakouts, which are only further irritated or inflamed when shaving at home. When you wax and practice proper pre and post-wax care, these breakouts can be reduced or eliminated, and your skin will be left feeling smooth.
Additionally, waxing stimulates collagen production in the skin, which will promote the hydration and strengthening of your pubic area skin, which can be very sensitive and thin. It also reduces hyperpigmentation!
Another benefit of Brazilian waxing is because of the waxing process itself. Waxing removes hair from the root, which will eventually result in hair growing back thinner and weaker, which also reduces the risk of ingrown hairs in the future. It also slows hair growth over time, which lets clients be hair-free for longer.
What is the Point of A Brazilian Wax?
Another benefit of Brazilian waxing is on more of a person-to-person basis, but a lot of people enjoy their Brazilian waxes for the feeling it gives them! They enjoy being pampered, and like the feeling of being hairless down there. However, it’s not for everyone, so do what’s right for you and what makes you feel your best!
Bikini and Brazilian Wax Timing:
Bikini and Brazilian wax timing should include a consultation, the service itself, and after-wax care education to reduce ingrown and acne after waxing.
How Long Does a Bikini Wax Take?
A bikini wax should take anywhere from 20 minutes to complete. However, estheticians will usually book out around 30 minutes to make time for consultations and post-wax care.
How Long Does a Brazilian Wax Take?
A Brazilian wax will take anywhere from 20-30 minutes, but the appointment itself will usually be around 35 minutes. This will allow time for the consultation, and for your esthetician to run you through the post-wax care process.
Depending on how regularly you wax, this appointment could be a bit longer if you have more hair.
Pre and post-wax care education will be shorter for repeat intimate waxing clients but a little longer for those who are new to it. Additionally, appointments may take a little longer if the hair is too long, and needs to be trimmed prior to waxing.
How Long Does a Brazilian Wax Last?
Usually, a Brazilian or bikini wax will last around 3-4 weeks, but it really depends on your hair type, skin type, and how long your hair generally grows. No matter what, leave enough time in between waxes for your hair to grow out at least ¼ inch in length.
Additionally, practicing excellent pre and post-wax care will allow you to keep your skin smoother and hair-free for longer periods. Your hair also may thin over time from regular waxing, which will also allow you to leave longer in between waxes.
Bikini and Brazilian Wax Price
The section you’ve been waiting for is here! So how much is a Brazilian wax? Brazilian waxes range in price from around $50-$70. Bikini waxes also hold around the same price.
If you’re wondering “How much does a Brazilian wax cost?”, the real answer will come directly from your esthetician, as different salons charge different prices.
Bikini and Brazilian Waxing at Home
If your clients ask you how to Brazilian wax at home, try to steer them away from the idea by emphasizing the detail, care, and precision that needs to go into a bikini or Brazilian wax in order to keep the skin around their pubic areas and anus safe.
Even if they have access to the best Brazilian wax kit on the market, they will not be able to carry out the service with the detail a professional would – think of the angles!
If they press the issue, maybe show them a Brazilian wax before and after or a Brazilian wax video to show them how careful they need to be in order to keep themselves safe.
What to do Before a Brazilian Wax:
- Exfoliate at least 24-hours before an intimate waxing appointment to slough off dry skin and to lift hairs.
- Come wearing loose-fitting clothing made of 100% cotton.
- Take an Ibuprofen, pain suppressant or anti-inflammatory an hour before your service.
- Do not drink alcohol before intimate waxing, as this thins the blood and increases the possibility of lesions.
- Hair should be ¼ of an inch long (the size of a grain of rice). If hairs are too long, it hurts more. Short hair is harder to remove.
- Do not practice hair removal at home if you wish to continue with intimate waxing. If some hairs grow back sooner than others, leave them be so that all hair can get onto the same growth and removal cycle.
Common Brazilian Waxing Questions
- Can you get a Brazilian wax on your period?
It’s not recommended! Don’t get these services done right before, during, or after a period. The body’s pain threshold goes way down before and after a period. Additionally, being on your period might make you more uncomfortable aside from the pain aspect. For these reasons, it’s best to schedule during a time you know you’ll be free and clear.
Can you have sex after a Brazilian wax?
It’s recommended to wait at least 24 hours to have sex following a Brazilian wax. Any unnecessary friction on or around your freshly waxed pubic area can result in irritation or inflammation – and nobody wants that!
Does Brazilian wax hurt?
With any waxing service, there is some slight pain or discomfort involved in the process. You are removing hair by the root, after all! Brazilian waxing pain can be a little bit higher than that of a regular waxing service, just because of how sensitive the skin around the pubic area and anus is.
Should I trim before a Brazilian wax?
If your hair is very grown out, trim it a bit before your appointment. However, no matter what you do, make sure not to cut your hair shorter than ¼ inch in length.
Hair development is slowed because the roots are pulled out of the hair shafts. However, even while your hair may regrow slower, it may not necessarily be finer. Simply put, you won’t have as much of it as before.
Depending on where you’re getting a wax done, the price might vary. Receiving an intimate wax would inevitably cause some discomfort, although some regions are less sensitive than others. When your hair re-emerges from its follicles, there is an added benefit to getting it done every three to six weeks.
Moisturising is the most straightforward and most effective approach to reducing redness on the skin. By removing the epidermis’ top layer, waxing exposes new, softer epidermis layers and eliminates the skin’s natural oils and moisture.
While the rate at which your hair grows will influence how often you should be waxed, we generally recommend having it waxed every four weeks. As a general rule, this is the ideal period to allow for the proper length of hair and less sensitive skin.
The perfect waxing length is between 1/4 and 1/2 inches long (0.5 cm to 1.5 cm). Hair that isn’t long enough will be pointed out to you by our therapist. You won’t have any issues if you opt to proceed with the therapy. However, we may not be able to remove all of the hair since the hairs are too short to adhere to the wax. In the same way, if the hair is too long, the therapist can cut it for you, as a waxing procedure is more uncomfortable with long hair.