brazilian bikini wax

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What is a Brazilian bikini wax?

A:  The Brazilian bikini wax removes most of the hair from the bikini area. How much hair is removed depends upon personal preference, whether it's a bare look, a more natural look, or something in between. This is a very intimate type of waxing and will only be performed after careful consultation.

Q:  How is a Brazilian bikini wax performed?

A:  First the hair is trimmed with scissors, if necessary, and then wax is applied a little at a time and the hair is removed from the root. The wax used is made for sensitive skin to minimize irritation. While waxing, you may be asked to help pull the skin tight in an area with your hand. Stray hairs are tweezed. A first-aid solution is applied to the area after waxing to help soothe the skin.

Q:  How often will I need to wax?

A:  For best results, repeat your professional waxing every 3 to 4 weeks, depending on your individual hair growth rate.

Q:  What are the possible side effects of waxing and how can they be minimized?

A:  Most clients experience only mild redness and minor irritation.  Any pinking of the skin should disappear within 6 to 8 hours after waxing. Slight pinking is normal, and indicates that the hair was removed from the root, rather than superficially broken off, as in shaving. This is the reason that professional waxing lasts for much longer.

Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation.

Avoid the sun immediately after waxing and wear sunscreen; recently waxed areas are prone to hyperpigmentation (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 or loofahs for at least 24 hours after waxing.

Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas.

Regular exfoliation may be helpful, especially on leg and bikini areas.

Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation

Products are available that can be applied topically to avoid in-grown hairs

Q:  Is there anything I need to do prior to my Brazilian bikini waxing appointment?

A:  Please follow these guidelines prior to your waxing appointment:

Hair must be grown for a minimum of 3 weeks prior to waxing.

No sun 5 days prior to and after waxing. Use a sunscreen on waxed areas for at least 5 days.

No exercise for at least 6 hours before body waxing and 12 hours after.

No hot baths, showers, Jacuzzis or saunas for at least 24 hours after body waxing.

Ladies, you will be more sensitive to pain around your menstrual cycle. Schedule accordingly.

Do not use Retin-A on areas to be waxed 1 week prior to and after waxing.

No waxing, peels or microderm can be performed on anyone taking Accutane (for 60 days after it's use), Prednisone, or are diabetic.

Q:  How much does a Brazilian Bikini Wax cost?

A:  Please see the Services Page for a complete list of services and pricing.