Questions & Answers About Female Brazilians
What is a Brazilian Waxing for Women?
Brazilian waxing means the removal of all the hair from the genitalia and is done for both men and women. It has been popular for years. Many women enjoy the results achieved from having a smooth appearance and feel that lasts longer than shaving. An esthetician is a trained skincare specialist. They know about the skin and how it will react to waxing. Please note that Brazilians should not be performed on anyone younger than 18 years of age. This is a very clinical procedure and all precautions should be considered. Women have many questions about waxing the genital area even if it’s their first time. You may have been shaving up to this point and curious about what is involved with Brazilian waxing. I have comprised a list of questions and answers below that may help you with your decision.
What areas are waxed in female Brazilian Waxing?
Standard Brazilians include the frontal pubic area (the mound), about 2 inches where the upper thigh meets the pubic area, the labia and inner folds, and the gluteal cleft including the area around the anus. It is optional to leave a landing strip on the pubic mound. Please make sure you communicate your preferences prior to your treatment.
Where did the term Brazilian Waxing come from?
As the name suggests, Brazilians originated from Brazil for women who wanted to wear the new thong bikinis. Brazilian wax became famous when it was introduced into the US when a hair removal salon called J. Sisters International Salon was opened in 1987. J. Sisters International Salon was opened in Manhattan, New York by seven Brazilian sisters Jocely, Jonice, Joyce, Janea, Jussara, Juracy, and Judseia Padilha. however, the waxing of the genital areas is not new. Waxing of the genital areas has been prevalent for centuries in Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Arabia, Turkey, and Persia. Historically, the waxes were sugar-based and made with lemon.
Will it be a painful experience?
This truly depends on your individual pain threshold. Any pain felt is temporary and some feel it more than others. It is a momentary pain when the hair is pulled but subsides right after. When the hairs are pulled, the pain is quick, temporary, and generally does not linger. Estheticians are not medical doctors so we cannot recommend taking anything but most people will take their favorite pain reliever (for example 3 to 4 Ibuprofen). Ibuprofen acts as both an anti-inflammatory and a pain reliever. It is advised not to take aspirin as it thins the blood.
What should I do to prepare for my Brazilian waxing?
For safety and for sanitary reasons, It is important to be impeccably clean. Bacteria around your anal area can be spread to open pores resulting in an infection. A bathroom is available with cleansing wipes to use prior to your service. Do not use a body scrub or any exfoliant for up to 4 days prior to the waxing. Waxing is a form of exfoliation and using an exfoliant prior could irritate your skin. Please do not apply any creams or lotions to your genitals on the day of service.
What if I started my period?
It is actually a contraindication to avoid waxing during your menstruating cycle. Your sensitivity to pain may increase because the pain receptors are more sensitive during that time of the month. Bruising, bleeding, and possible lifting can occur because there is so much circulation happening in the area.
What can I expect with my first Brazilian?
You can expect complete professionalism and clinical service from start to finish. Gloves are worn through the whole process and all instruments have been thoroughly sterilized for your safety per Washington State safety and sanitation guidelines. Your esthetician will talk you through the entire process and you will be given information for your post-care. You will be on the esthetic bed with a towel to drape yourself until the procedure starts. The waxes are premium and quality, a high-grade tree resin. You will be advised to purchase the PFB Bikini Mask to apply for the 3 days post-waxing to help calm the skin and reduce redness and bumps.
How long should the hair be for waxing?
Whether you have shaved or not, the wax cannot adhere to any hairs less than 1/4″ in growth. 1/2″ growth is ideal. Your shortest hairs within a square inch area should be longer than 1/4". Any hairs longer than an inch will be trimmed prior to your service.
How soon will the hair grow back and what about maintenance?
This all depends on your hair growth. If you typically grow hair back quickly on your legs or underarms, expect your Brazilians to be more frequent too. After your first waxing hairs will grow a bit faster than subsequent waxes and you will possibly notice re-growth in 10 to 14 days. By the 4th or 5th maintenance waxing (done approximately every 4 to 6 weeks) you will notice that your hairs are finer and less dense. Some have reported that continued Brazilian waxing has decreased the amount and thickness of the hair in general. Maintenance waxing is ideal as hairs will be pulled while they are still thin, shorter, and not at full thickness, therefore they will be less resistive and the overall procedure will be less painful.
Why do women do Brazilians and for what reasons?
A Brazilian can be done for many reasons to reduce chaffing for sports such as cycling, swimming, running, dancing, performance arts, martial arts, art posing, etc. Other reasons can be personal and for pleasure. Removing hair from your genitalia increases the circulation of air which reduces sweating and odor. Whatever your reason the results of waxing will leave you feeling soft and smooth.
Why would you want to go to Simply Mia’s instead of the local spa?
Finding a good, reputable, and experienced esthetician can be tricky. Many spas have a high turnover rate so you may not always have the same esthetician. At Simply Mia’s, you will always receive your service from me. There are no wait lines and there is plenty of parking out front on the street. You will be greeted and attended to immediately. The service will never be rushed because all appointments are treatments providing ultimate care to get you as smooth and hair free as possible. Attention to detail is provided and the goal is to provide a thorough, and quality treatment. I am friendly, personable, and engaging. I try to make the whole experience comfortable for you. Communication is important if for any reason you are uncomfortable with the process.
I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time for any reason.
I look forward to providing you with the ultimate Brazilian waxing service in Seattle, WA.
What Mia hopes to experience with new clients:
I love engaging with new clients and my hopes are that you will achieve amazing results and return to me for maintenance so you can continue to enjoy soft and smooth skin on a regular basis.