Winter is an easy excuse to let our self-care slip by. Especially when summer still feels a long way off! But with that tropical getaway already booked, this is the perfect excuse to indulge in a Brazilian wax. We know you might be wondering: what is Brazilian wax, anyway? Maybe you’ve heard it’s painful, uncomfortable, or even embarrassing. But don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place for all the answers! Here’s everything you need to know, how to prepare for your appointment, and why you can absolutely relax while getting this service.
What Is a Brazilian Wax?
Let’s get down to the basics of what we love about Brazilian waxes. A Brazilian wax means no hair is left behind. With a bikini wax, the service removes hair bordering the bikini line (almost creating an upside-down triangle from the top of the underwear line down both sides near the leg crease in the front) but leaves the rest intact. But with a Brazilian wax, the hair is removed at and beneath the underwear line, from front to back.
We use a hard wax during this service (removed without strips). It lifts hair swiftly, revealing the smoothest possible skin underneath. Unlike many other salons, we also wax men. Yes, even for Brazilians! This fits into our belief that everyone deserves a great wax, regardless of your body type, gender, or needs.
Will This Treatment Hurt?
If you can endure a few seconds of mild stinging, you will find this service very tolerable and not as scary as you might think. Much of the bad experiences around Brazilian waxing have more to do with nervousness or unknowns about what to expect. Being clear and upfront about this service as much as possible helps us to serve you.
It’s normal to have some stinging and irritation for the first 24 hours post-wax. Still, the swelling and sensitivity should rapidly improve beyond this point. If you are worried about pain, consult your doctor about taking an over-the-counter pain reliever before your appointment to offset any discomfort.
If you have questions about getting a Brazilian wax for the first time, don’t hesitate to ask about the treatment before you book. Our professional waxers administer this service in a private room with sterile tools and waxing methods that ensure the safety of each client. They want you to feel comfortable and will guide you through each step of the appointment if it’s your first time.
Why Is a Brazilian Wax Better Than Shaving?
Shaving your bikini line or anything in this sensitive area of your body can be a frustrating experience. Getting nicks or cuts from shaving is common, and there are limitations to how much hair you remove with a razor. With shaving it’s important to know that hair regrowth comes back coarser, making it even harder and more stubborn to remove.
This is not the case with waxing! Over time, hair removed at the root grows back thinner, making it even easier and less painful to remove. Additionally, it’s very common with frequent shaving to experience the pain of ingrown hairs, skin that appears rashy from razor burn, or skin discoloration. But with waxing, you won’t have any of these side effects!
A Few Easy Skincare Steps After Your Brazilian Wax
The most important part of your wax happens after you leave the studio. Aftercare is necessary for smoother, longer-lasting results. Following these steps will make you and your skin happier.
- Avoid intimacy for two days after your Brazilian wax.
- Stay out of pools or hot tubs, as chlorine and bacteria can further irritate your skin.
- Try to wear loose-fitting clothing or undergarments that allow your skin to breathe, and avoid yoga pants.
- Wash the waxed area gently with mild soap and cool water in the shower.
- Gently exfoliate the area three days post-appointment to prevent ingrown hairs.
What Is a Brazilian Wax? We’ll Walk You Through Each Step At Blue Pearl Waxing Studio
Skincare is an essential and passionate part of what we do at Blue Pearl. Blue Pearl’s signature Brazilian waxing is one of our most in-demand services. Learn how we make it a 10 out of 10 experience for our clients through personalized time and attention, expert skincare knowledge, and our vast menu services. Get a Brazilian wax and see the immediate benefits of waxing over shaving. Less time and effort spent shaving and more time doing all the things you love most.