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Bare or Hair?

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by Brenda No Comments

Completely Bare or Hair?

I never really stopped to think what people are “doing” with the pubic hair until I got into the waxing business. I never really thought about pubic hair at all, even on myself. Without disclosing too much information, let’s just say I was a little late into the bikini waxing game, not having my first bikini wax of any kind until I was in my 30’s. So I was very surprised to have women in the treatment room inquire “what are other women doing” when I ask if they wanted to go completely bare or leave a strip.

The decision to leave or not to leave hair is personal. I have had some women say that they do not want to look prepubescent or like their young daughters. For some, a small patch makes them feel womanly, for others, going completely bare makes them feel sexy.  We have had some clients that are VERY particular with the shape (large triangle), size (small soul patch), length (think trail) etc. and that is ok. We like to think that vaginas are like snowflakes…no two are alike (shout out to Carrie for that analogy).

The reasons are as varied as there are people, but what I can tell you is the closer you get to the pubic bone the more discomfort. It could be because the hair at the top of the labia seems to have stronger roots, or it could be because it is very near many nerve endings and those nerves are good for some things, bad for others.

Whatever the reason, do what makes the most sense for you. Try it the first time with a small patch, remove it the next time…it WILL grow back.

Does it hurt to get a Brazilian wax?

Posted on: September 10th, 2014 by Brenda No Comments

This is the number one question we get asked. Curiosity, fear and too much Sex in the City episodes only reinforces the hype that it is the most excruciating thing ever. Well, I am here to tell you, if it were that bad, we would not perform over 10,000 Brazilian waxes a year. I won’t, however, mince words. Is there discomfort? Heck ya! We are literally pulling your hair out by the roots, but the intensity varies per area. There are several things that you can do ahead of time to make sure your visit and your results are the best possible.

First, make sure your hair growth is long enough. This is the hardest part of waxing for many people because most of them are daily shavers and leaving an area alone long enough to grow is like a form of torture for them. The standard is ¼ inch in length, but I am here to tell you that there are some areas where a ruler just doesn’t fit, so my advice is to let the hair grow to where it is just lying flat on the surface of the skin. You want the hair to be long enough for the wax to grab. Hair that is too short is not fun for you nor your esthetician. Better too long than too short is always a credo.

Second, take anti-inflammatory about 30 minutes before your appointment. It can help minimize discomfort and reduce any possible post waxing reactions.

Finally, remove the word pain from vocabulary. The sensation of a Brazilian wax is more of a quick fiery or heated sting. It last for a few seconds and a good technician will apply pressure to reduce the sensation even more. Keep in mind, too, you are not here for the process, you are here for the end result, which is amazing. You will feel cleaner and sexier than you ever imagined.