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Here's what you need to know before getting a Brazilian Wax

Updated: Oct 3, 2022

Brazilian Waxing is one of the most popular waxing services out there, but they’re also one of the most nerve-wracking for both the waxing specialists and the client.

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.

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What is a Brazilian Wax?

A Brazilian wax is a hair removal technique that was made popular in Brazil in the 1970s. When full thong bikinis became popular on Brazilian beaches, the desire to remove all wanted hair “down there” did too!

A Brazilian wax results in a completely hairless genital region, from front to back.

What Is The Difference Between Brazilian and Bikini Waxing?

A Brazilian wax removes all hair from the inner thighs to the full pubic area and behind. A bikini wax removes only the hair from the sides and top of the pubic area.

A good way to differentiate Brazilian wax from bikini wax is to think of bikinis. In Brazil, the thong-style bikini shows everything and therefore a Brazilian wax removes everything. In other countries, bikinis are typically thought of as covering a larger portion of the vagina/buttocks and therefore a bikini wax only removes hair visible while in a bikini (the outside seams of a bikini).

Benefits of Brazilian Waxing?

Once you get consistent with your Brazilian waxes, you’ll be able to go about 3-4 weeks in between appointments. Since Brazilian waxing removes the hair from the root and doesn’t just cut the hair down like in shaving, the hair grows back much slower.

Another benefit of Brazilian waxing is fewer ingrown hairs! It’s no secret that one of the most common areas to get ingrown is the pubic area. The hair is typically more coarse and shaving frequently irritates it. The pores in the area get easily clogged due to unavoidable sweat buildup and friction between skin and clothes when doing any kind of movement.

Although Brazilian waxes do lessen your chances of ingrown, the area is still extremely sensitive and prone to irritation. Good pre and post-care products, like those found in our bundle, can help reduce that irritation greatly.

How Is Brazilian Wax Done?

Your first appointment will probably take around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how much hair you have and how much you want to get removed during your session.

Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Your wax specialist will ask you to get undressed from the waist down and hop up on the table.

  2. Before the specialist does anything, they’ll likely ask you for your preferences. Let them know if you want a bikini line wax, a bikini full, full Brazilian, or any strips of hair left.

  3. Next, the tech will do some cleansing to ensure that the wax has a clean surface to stick to.

  4. Once the area is clean, they’ll go in with a pre-wax treatment, usually an oil or powder, to ensure that the skin is protected.

  5. Then, the waxing! Depending on the type of wax, your specialist will either use paper or cloth to remove your hair. Smaller strips might be used underneath and around the anus while larger strips will be used on the front of the pubic bone.

  6. If the specialist misses any hairs, they’ll clean it up with tweezers.

  7. Finally, they’ll rejuvenate the area with a serum or cream to soothe irritation and prevent any ingrown hairs.

Final Thoughts

Brazilian waxes are like esthetics folklore! Although everyone can tell you a story about their first Brazilian wax, getting familiar with the service as a whole makes it much less intimidating. As a waxing specialist, it’s super important to help put your clients at ease as much as you can with things like conversation or explanation.

When it comes to going fully bare down there preparation is key. Letting your clients know that exfoliation and strategic planning will reduce their pain is a great way to score repeat clients.

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