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Bikini and Brazilian Waxing - What to Expect

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Bikini and Brazilian Waxing

If you've ever considered Brazilian waxing but hesitated due to fear, uncertainty, or simply not knowing what to expect, you're not alone. In this comprehensive guide, we're diving headfirst into the world of Brazilian waxing, shedding light on everything from the procedure itself to tips for a smoother experience. Whether you're a waxing newbie or a seasoned veteran looking to enhance your knowledge, get ready to uncover the truth behind this popular hair removal method and gain the confidence to embrace smooth, silky skin like never before.


Going bare down there isn’t the easiest, but anyone who’s had a Brazilian will tell you it is definitely worth it. Luckily, doing a Brazilian wax can become easier and more comfortable with some knowledge and suggestions.


Know the Types

When it comes to removing the hair down there, understanding what you want is the first step. At Lavoom Salon, here’s how we refer to our top three waxing services.


Bikini Line

Bikini line wax is a basic tidying; we wax the sides (called your panty line) and across the top. If you’re wearing a bikini, this prevents any hairs from peeking out.


Bikini Full

Bikini Full wax allows you to take off as much or as little hair as you like from the front. If you want to leave a small strip, triangle, square, or nothing at all, it’s up to you.


Brazilian

A Brazilian wax goes from the front all the way to the back with an added butt strip. It’s perfect for a completely nude look or you can leave a neat triangle, strip, or square on the front—totally your choice.


What is a Brazilian Wax

A Brazilian wax is a waxing service that completely removes pubic hair from the front, upper thighs, and butt. Based on your personal preference, you can leave a small strip of hair, a triangle, or square on the front. Brazilian waxing is for women only at Lavoom Salon. If you have hair, we’ll wax it.


What is a Bikini Wax vs Brazilian?

A Brazilian wax removes all the hair in the pubic region from front to back. A bikini wax removes hair only from the front. There are two types of bikini waxes: a bikini full wax and a bikini line wax. A bikini full wax removes as little or as much hair from the front as you want, whereas a bikini line wax is a basic tidying and only removes the hair that peeks out of the bikini area.


Ultimately, the choice between a Brazilian wax and a bikini wax depends on your personal preferences, comfort level, and desired results. Whether you're looking for complete hair removal or just want to tidy up the edges, both options provide effective solutions for achieving smooth, hair-free skin in the bikini area.


What to Expect

Preparation

Brazilian wax prep is simple! First, be sure that your hair is about a ¼ inch long, or the length of a sprinkle. If it’s your first Brazilian wax, avoid shaving at least two weeks before your reservation. Next, be sure that the area is properly cleaned and moisturized. A shower beforehand is ideal, but baby wipes also work well in a pinch.!


Lavoom Salon Treatment Bed for Waxing
Treatment Bed at Lavoom Salon

During


1. Cleansing

First, we'll cleanse the area to remove any makeup, oils or lotions that would prevent the wax from properly adhering to the hair.


2. Protection

Next, we protect your skin with our soothing pre-wax oil.


3. The Secret Is in the Wax

We use high-quality hot wax strips specifically designed for Brazilian waxing. These strips are applied at a warm temperature that's comfortable for your skin. Once the wax cools and hardens, we will remove the strips.


4. Rejuvenation

Finally, we rejuvenate the area by applying our after-waxing products, like our body lotions and serums.


This comprehensive body waxing procedure ensures a comfortable and effective Brazilian waxing experience, leaving you with smooth, hair-free skin that lasts for weeks.


Aftercare

Your first bikini wax will remove the majority of hair that’s grown above the skin. Because they grow in different cycles, hairs that were growing below the skin’s surface during your first wax will be removed during your new few waxes. After three to four waxes, all hairs should be growing in the same cycle, which means longer-lasting results for you. Brazilian wax aftercare should include exfoliation 2-3 times weekly in between your waxing sessions.


Why It's Worth Considering

Brazilian waxing services offer numerous benefits beyond just hair removal. Here's why it's worth considering:


  1. Smooth, Hair-Free Skin: Brazilian waxing provides long-lasting smoothness by removing hair from the entire pubic region, including hard-to-reach areas.

  2. Longer Lasting Results: Compared to shaving, Brazilian waxing results last much longer, typically up to four to six weeks, depending on individual hair growth.

  3. Reduced Hair Regrowth: With regular Brazilian waxing, hair regrowth tends to become finer and sparser over time, making subsequent sessions easier and less frequent.

  4. Enhanced Hygiene: By removing pubic hair, Brazilian waxing can contribute to improved hygiene by reducing the risk of bacterial growth and odors in the genital area.

  5. Less Irritation: Unlike shaving, which can cause irritation, razor burn, and ingrown hairs, Brazilian waxing minimizes these issues, resulting in smoother, healthier skin.

  6. Increased Confidence: Many individuals report feeling more confident and comfortable in their own skin after Brazilian waxing, as it allows them to wear swimwear and intimate clothing with ease.

  7. Customizable Options: Brazilian waxing offers customizable options, allowing clients to choose from various styles, including completely bare or leaving a strip or triangle of hair according to personal preference.

  8. Time-Saving: With Brazilian waxing, you can say goodbye to the hassle of daily shaving, saving time and effort in your grooming routine.

  9. Professional Expertise: Seeking Brazilian waxing services from Lavoom Salon's trained estheticians ensures a safe and effective procedure, minimizing the risk of skin irritation or injury.

  10. Overall Skin Health: Regular Brazilian waxing can exfoliate the skin, promoting smoother texture and reducing the likelihood of ingrown hairs, leading to overall improved skin health.


Brazilian waxing offers a multitude of benefits beyond hair removal, making it a popular choice for those seeking smooth, long-lasting results and improved confidence in their appearance. At Lavoom Salon, the waxing experts are here to ensure a comfortable and professional experience, leaving you feeling confident and beautiful.


Just how painful is a bikini wax?

Unfortunately, the truth of undergoing a Brazilian wax does entail some discomfort, given the sensitivity of the area being waxed. However, the level of pain experienced varies from person to person. "Everyone's pain tolerance differs," adding that discomfort levels can range from mild to moderate sensations or occasional sharp pain and tenderness.


The upside is that there are numerous methods to alleviate the discomfort. It's suggested to take a pain reliever such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) approximately 30 minutes to an hour before the waxing session or apply over-the-counter lidocaine cream just before the treatment to minimize sensitivity. Additionally, using an ice pack beforehand can offer relief.


Some individuals find that the pain diminishes with subsequent waxing sessions, but it's always advisable to discuss strategies for maximizing comfort with your esthetician. Remember to inquire about aftercare tips from your esthetician to ensure optimal healing and maintenance post-waxing.



Important Considerations

For best results, some individuals may want to consult with a doctor before getting a wax. This is especially important if you have:

  • Sensitive skin: Waxing can sometimes irritate sensitive skin.

  • Medications that affect skin sensitivity:  This includes medications like antibiotics, hormone replacements, or oral acne medications.

  • Are undergoing radiation or chemotherapy: These treatments can make skin more sensitive.


Please ask your doctor can advise you on whether waxing is suitable for your individual situation.


Final Thoughts

Brazilian waxing offers long-lasting results and a confidence boost that goes beyond the salon. If you're ready to experience the difference, find a Lavoom Salon near you and book your Brazilian wax appointment today! Our Wax Specialists ensure a comfortable and personalized experience, leaving you feeling beautiful and confident.


 

What are your thoughts on Brazilian waxing? We'd love to hear about your experiences or any questions you may have!


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