Post # 1
I am likely to get waxed for the wedding. I am a shaver. I am also half wolf, so I feel bad for the poor lady who has to wax me! I am getting my upper lip (there really isn’t noticable hair there to anyone but me, but whatever) full arms, eyebrows (I may skip this one, I have had them done in a way I dislike before) and of course a brazilian!!! I am terrified already. I have an appointment with my nail salon, and I just learned that they do waxes. Here is the thing: my appointment is for the day before the wedding. Am I going to be super red and sore?! Should I change it from a Friday to a Wednesday, to give my skin time to heal? Should I get a practice brazilian wax just to prepare myself? I am not a big baby about pain; I am more worried about soreness and chafing. How long does the bikin wax last anyway? Any info would be super helpful!!!
Post # 2
I got my first Brazilian, of the summer season, a few days before going on vacation in mid-May. I was sore for days!!!! I am not hairy (blonde), but I forgot to trim the hair. The person charged me more and it hurt a lot more; therefore, do a good trimming first. Good luck.
Post # 3
I would say do a test run first, especially for the brazilian. The first time I ever did one it hurt like a mofo but I went to a different salon and it was a completely different experience. So it is important to know how your body may react in order to properly plan. Just on a side note, I would be careful of some nail/hair salons as waxing sometimes isnt always their strongest skill, and in my experience it ended up being more painful than when I went to spas that do it very frequently.
Post # 4
You should definitely do a test run first.. my first Brazilian I was sore for a day or two. I also think you should research spas in your area. Find one that uses hard wax for brazilians. It hurts a lot less than strip wax.
Post # 5
As a bride getting married on Saturday, who got my very first Brazilian on Monday, I implore you, do NOT get your first the day before your wedding! I have sensitive skin, and I certainly didn’t go to the best place ever (it had mostly good reviews but it was $30), and I’ve been trying to take really good care of my skin, but still, it’s been 57 hours, and I have a ton of whiteheads down there! I will be so sad if I have to deal with them on my wedding day. I don’t think I will, because they’ve been getting better, but I don’t know.
Do yourself a favor and get your first wax I think at least a month before your wedding, and get your second a few days before. Or even start getting waxed asap. That way you’ll know what to expect from your body, it will recover faster, and you’ll be smoother and the results will last longer.
Post # 6
agree with PPs, don’t do it for the first time the day before your wedding! I find it is worth paying extra to go to a good place with hard wax too. Good luck!
Post # 7
Find somewhere with good reviews. My first time was at a nail salon and I ended up bruised and bloody. After telling a friend she took pity on me and recommended me a place, that while also doing nails, focuses on waxing. Now I’m fine after a few hours. I don’t like to have sex until about 2 days after though, but that’s me.
I would recommend reading reviews and a practice run. Also some advil before and trim. The hair should be about 1/2 inch. It hurts ALOT more if it’s longer than that.
Post # 8
My waxing salon sells this product called ‘Tend Skin’. It’s in a blue bottle, or a blue roll on. It is a lifesaver for me. I’ve seen it in men’s places as an after shave. Try and track some down. It’ll help!
Post # 9
I agree with those above, make sure you trim (and trim CLOSE – might even be worth shaving 5 days in advance, you really don’t want much hair length… 5 days is probably enough to grow to a good waxing length), and defs test run first! Also arms can be more sensitive than braz so test that too a month or two before…. Also if you’ve never had the fully bare look before you might not like it? Could be worth doing a shave a trim before to test what you like best (maybe a strip or something left rather than all gone). It’s a big transition from full to nothing!
Post # 10
I wouldn’t get my first wax the day before my wedding. I have sensitive skin, and even the sugaring (which works much better with my skin) I have done leaves my skin a little blotchy for the first day or so.
Post # 11
Agree with lots of the previous posts. TRIM first. Go with a place that has a lot of good ratings. YOu would be surprised at the difference between a place that does waxing as their main source of business and a nail salon. I went the nail salon route once and I will never ever do that again.
Also, I suggest you go to a place that uses the wax that pulls off as it’s own strip, rather than the places that use small fabric waxing strips. The wax that hardens and becomes it’s own strip removes a much larger amount at a time, and reduces the number of times they have to rip the hair out of you!
Bees who do this regularly…suggestions for pain management? I have sensitive skin and a low tolerance for pain and waxing just kills me.
Post # 12
Like other PPs have mentioned DO NOT get it done the day before your wedding and I highly recommend staying away from a nail salon for a bikini/brazilian wax. Nail salons are good for quick fixes like eyebrow and lip but I highly suggest going to a reputable spa and booking an appt with an experienced body waxer. Number one always exfoliate the bikini area before your appt and since this will be your first time take an ibuprofen an hour prior to your appt. I’ve been getting brazilians for over a year now and it’s never 100% pain free but it gets so much better with each visit and so worth it! When I got waxed for my wedding I had gone the month before and then again about 4 days before the wedding. Good luck!
Post # 13
check out a place like EUROPEAN WAX CENTER. they are amazing. they use an all natural bees wax that adheres to the hair, not skin. so you dont get the snapping effect…if youre in the USA, check them out… they are nation wide.
i always take 2-3 ibprofen before, it helps reduce swelling/pain. if your wedding is on a saurday- i would go thursday. you wan to make the most out of your wax… also- don’t shave before hand… let your hair grow to the length of a grain of rice… that way the hair will be fully out and the folicle will be clear… if you shave beforehand, youre wasting your money…
like i said, if youre in the USA, definitely check out European Wax Center, their wax is amazing… i can’t rant enough about them… i have been getting my brazilians there since 2012… hope this helps!
Post # 14
I would highly recommend going to spa/skin care place for your brazillian and NOT a nail salon. I’ve seen too many nail salons “double dipping” the stick. Not to mention a skin care place will have the appropriate type of wax for a brazilian (its not the same as face wax!)
I also recommend giving it a test run before you go. It will make the second time you go (which I assume will be right before the wedding much easier.) It will also help you gauge re-growth, ect…
Personal experience: I usally go every 5 weeks. And the more you go, the easier it gets. Just make sure to exfoliate down there after waxing to prevent ingrown hairs.
Also please be careful trimming before you go – you don’t want to trim too short because then they wont be able to get the hair out. Any reputible place will trim you before they wax.
Last tip: be sure to take some ibuprofen an hour before you go. Or if you are really worried you can try and look for some numbing cream! 🙂
Post # 15
Not sure where you live but I highly recommend European wax spa-they are a chain and in many locations. They use a different wax than many places. I have very sensitive skin and this wax works well-they also have products you can buy that help. I have never done a brziliian (and probably never will)! but I do recommend going a few times before the wedding. The hair will come out easier and it reduces redness!