I imagine there are a lot of waxing questions out there, so I think making a permanent page will be the most helpful, especially for those frequently asked questions.
Every spa or esthetician is different in the type of waxing they offer and it seems as though each has their own use of the word “Brazilian.”
My services are as follows:
Bikini Wax – this is where anything outside of a bikini bottom would be waxed, about two inches outward from the inguinal line (leg crease near the groin). I would say this is your first step if you’ve never had a wax before. The hair is removed from your groin area and the back of your legs, underneath your buttocks.
Extended/Thong Bikini – this wax is a little bit more hair removal, about two inches inward from the inguinal line and of course two inches out. Think of it in terms of wearing a thong. The hair not covered is what will be removed, unless otherwise discussed. The hair will also be removed from the back of your legs, underneath your buttocks.
Brazilian Wax – this wax leaves a 2-3 finger width “landing strip,” and the hair is removed from the labia (vaginal lips), back of leg under buttocks and complete buttocks. Yes that means your bottom hair too. It’s there – trust me. So all hair is removed except the landing strip.
Hollywood/Bare Wax – this is a complete removal of all pubic hair from the vagina, labia, and buttocks. Nothing is left.
I am happy to make adjustments upon your personal preferences. I absolutely want your waxing to be a positive experience. I have had a few bad experiences myself and I never returned to those places. I will do my best to ensure your comfort. I do provide disposable undergarments for your comfort and every measure is made to keep things clean and sanitary. No one wants to see a dirty wax pot. Yuck!
Are you able to do it on all ethnicities?
Yes! Hair texture is obviously different on everyone and should not matter with a properly trained esthetician.
I have a special occasion coming up and I want to be waxed. (This is actually how I started out, I wanted a bikini wax for my wedding) I recommend to do this a few weeks before your event because the first wax is often the most uncomfortable and can be irritating and that is probably not the result you’re looking for. We can do a touch up a few days before your event to give you a clean look. Think of it as a trial. You want to try your wedding or special occasion hairstyle before the actual event, this applies with your first wax as well.
Can I wax while I’m on my period?
Yes, you can, although it is not really recommended. Why? Because during your menstrual cycle you become very sensitive in your pubic region. It is suggested to wait 4 days before or 4 days after in order to minimize your sensitivity and most importantly, I do not want you to have a bad experience. If you decide to do it during your cycle, please tell your esthetician. She (in this case me) will need to know. We don’t want wax to accidentally attach to the tampon string and remove it from your body. I would suggest using a menstrual cup if you are worried about that happening.
How long does it take?
I would say that depends on the client. A first time client will take longer due to the new environment and perhaps nerves that happen. Thirty minutes to 1 hour is the general time.
How long does a wax last?
This also depends on the client. When you shave, you are cutting off the hair at the thickest point and not the bulb of the hair. At your very first wax you may expect to be completely bare in the waxed area but this may not be the case. Hair grows in different cycles. With waxing, it will probably be annoying to wait for all your hair to grow out but if you’re wanting the lasting effects of waxing please do not attempt to shave those hairs that remain. Oh I know it’s tempting but you will keep setting yourself back. We want all the hair to get on the same growth cycle and pattern which will take time, I’m sorry to say. After any waxing, things will start growing slower and finer and that 4-6 weeks of growing will be barely anything left if you continue on a waxing regimen.
When can’t I wax?
- If you are using any Retinol prodcuts
- If you are using Accutane
- If you are on a blood thinner – please ask about this, as some things it’s okay
- If you have a sunburn in the area to be waxed
- If you are diabetic – unless doctor’s note gives a okay
- If your buttocks or vagina are not clean – you will be asked to go to the toilet with a wet wipe to clean yourself.
***Please disclose any type of medical condition that you may have or STDs. I reserve the right to refuse any client who does not follow sanitary rules.
- Avoid the sun immediately after waxing. Recently waxed areas are prone to hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin). Please, oh please, do not go to a tanning bed. Period. But especially after a waxing session. Do not spray tan before a wax, the wax will remove your tan! I suggest waiting 24 hours post.
- Avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours post waxing
- Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
- Do not use any exfoliating products (scrubs, loofahs, beaded cleansers, etc) for at least 24 hours post waxing as they can cause further irritation
- Avoid tight clothing post waxing – this may cause ingrown hairs and irritation
- Avoid hot baths, showers or oral sex for 12 hours after a waxing session. Your pores are open and vulnerable to irritation and infection.
- I suggest waiting 24 hours post wax to engage in sexual intercourse just to avoid the chance you may experience ingrown hairs due to friction