Does it hurt to get a Brazilian wax?

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.