Brazilian waxing is a bikini wax with all the pubic hair, or most of it removed. But before you cross your legs and say ‘no thanks,’ consider the benefits.
It offers a longer-lasting option and is much less irritating than shaving the bikini area which can result in cuts, nicks, ingrown hairs and razor burn. For those clients who want a really clean result Brazilian waxing is a great way to go. Getting your first Brazilian can be a little nerve racking especially if you are sensitive or have a low pain tolerance so we recommend taking ibuprofen half an hour before your treatment. If your hair is long it may need clipping before the wax is applied.
We use a special hard wax at SkinSense that is less irritating and specifically designed for delicate regions of the body. And Vicki, our Brazilian waxing master, has a great reputation for being extremely gentle.
For the client’s comfort, Vicki always uses disposable spa panties. She will talk you through the whole process but do expect some discomfort and a slight re-action afterwards. This is completely normal and takes anywhere from an hour to a day to dissipate.
Always wear loose fitting cotton clothing to your appointment and ask about after care.
Avoid sun exposure for the next 24 hours and hot showers and baths immediately before and after treatment.
Use a fragrance free body wash to avoid irritation.
Aloe Vera or tea tree lotion is very soothing to apply after treatment and for the occasional ingrown hair, a salicylic acid lotion can be very effective.
Waxing sensitivity is always heightened just before your menstrual cycle, so if this concerns you, it is best to book your appointment one week later.
Diabetic clients should avoid waxing completely.
This is one of those treatments you have to try to know how it feels. Everyone is different but in a sunny climate like Southern California Brazilian waxing can be a Godsend.