Questions & Answers About Female Brazilians
What is a Brazilian Waxing for Women?
A Brazilian waxing means 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 a 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 brazilians?
Standard brazilians includes the frontal pubic area (the mound), about 2 inches where the upper thigh meets the pubic area, the labia and inner folds and 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 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. 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 the day of service.
What if I started my period?
It is actually a contraindication to avoid waxing during your 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. Gloves are always worn for sanitary reasons during brazilian procedures.
What can I expect with my first brazilian?
You can expect complete professionalism and a 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, high-grade pine resin from Belgium. The resin helps to desensitize the skin. This wax inhibits the growth of bacteria. 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 and 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. Your first wax will grow a bit faster than subsequent waxes and you will possibly notice re-growth in 10 to 14 days. By the third regular wax (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 the thickness of the hair in general. Maintenance waxings is ideal as you will pulling hairs that are still thin 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. Perhaps you sweat excessively and removing hair from your genitalia can allow the area to better breathe and increase circulation of air. Whatever your reason, it doesn’t matter. The choice and sensation after a brazilian is very individual.
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 turn over rate so you may not always have the same esthetician. At Simply Mia’s, you will always receive your service from the owner, Mia. There are no waiting lines and there is plenty of parking out front. You will be greeted and attended to immediately. The service will never be rushed because all appointments are booked to take as much time as needed. Attention to detail is provided and the goal is to provide a thorough, comfortable and quality treatment. You will find Mia to be personable, engaging and knowledgeable while being treated in a comfortable atmosphere. Mia reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time for any reason. Mia looks forward to providing you with the ultimate brazilian waxing service in Seattle, WA.
“Thank you and I hope you will become a Simply Mia’s client by booking your appointment today…” Mia