Post # 1
I know this is usually a private topic .. but since I’m kind of new to this idea of "waxing" I thought I would write about it and get some advice.
I’ve never tried a brazillian wax and am some what terrified at the thought of how painful it will be..but am really contemplating if I should try it out. I’ve heard it works really well and lasts. I have also heard that it hurts like crazy! haha.. I usually just shave…however am getting tired of this method. The thought of going to get it done is kind of uncomfortable and awkward though.
Has anyone tried this? Is this common? How much does it cost on average and how long does it last?
Advice is appreciated
Post # 3
I’ve neer done it either, so I am inclined to say shaving. Why not try it a few weeks before the wedding?
Post # 4
Let me just say… I got a brazilian wax for the first time before my wedding and I have been going religiously every 5-6 weeks ever since… and my wedding was over a year ago =D I live in Los Angeles and pay around $45/session + tip. I realized that the amount of pain depends on the individual and also on the technician. Ask around and really find someone that is good. It makes a difference. My first time wasn’t THAT bad. It hurt, but I expected worse. They recommend that you take painkiller (advil, tylenol) 30 min before your appt. Also, don’t get it right before your period because you tend to be more sensitive during that time. I got the brazilian done a few months before my wedding just to see how my skin would react to it, and then I got it done again right before the wedding so I would be "clean" throughout most of my honeymoon. Hope this helps!
Post # 5
Oh, and don’t worry about the awkwardness… it IS uncomfortable your first time, but these people do this a gazillion times every single day. The person I go to really makes me feel comfortable and just carries on a casual conversation as she does her thing…
Post # 6
ok, usually I shave, but I am considering waxing for the honeymoon. Since Tyler is stationed 14 hours away, I have time (and ample opportunity) to experiment. Hehe Anyone have any waxing tips to share?
Post # 7
Wax Wax wax all the way!!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
I think I want to do a Brazilian as well, but the idea of it kind of terrifies me. Usually I just shave… How bad is the pain? Any recommendations of where to do this in Orange County where the technician is nice and gentle?
Post # 9
I have been waxing for years, but not Brazilian. Over the past year, I gradually removed more and more and now am basically Brazilian. It was definitely less scary this way. Not so bad. But take the aspirin!
Post # 10
LOL, OMG I tried to do a Brazilian Wax…myself. HAHA! That didn’t last very long. I ended up looking like I had a kind of goatee. It lasted FOREVER like that, so embarassing! I’m terrified to get it done for the wedding, but now that you mention it, wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry?
Post # 11
I’m terrified of waxing. I had my legs waxed once and nearly passed out. This is what I use and it works great, though does require upkeep.
First, cut any longer hair (sorry TMI!) with the Shavy Faminy -http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-S-Yard-PS-335-Cleancut-Trimmer/dp/B0002ZI3V6/ref=pd_bxgy_hpc_img_b
Then, go over the area with the Cleancut Shaver http://www.amazon.com/S-Yard-ES1080-Cleancut-Personal-Shaver/dp/B000MAMB00
Then every morning before I shower, I just go over the area with the Cleancut again to keep it baby smooth.
Honestly, you’ll be amazed!! 🙂
Post # 12
Hi everyone!! Funny that I came across this because it’s actually what I do for a living!!! I’m a Master Esthetician, and I specialize in Brazilian Waxing!!! I will tell you everything that you need to know about Brazilian Waxing!
First of all it is always a good idea to work off of a reccomendation! No matter how nicely you ask, nobody will ever admit that you are their lucky 1st client ever!!!!
Ask what type of wax they use- soft or hard wax are both fine-RUN FROM CREAM WAX (cream wax will not work on coarse pubic hair)
Make sure you let hair grow out for at least 2 weeks -yes this is hard, but so worth it!!! Hair grows in 3 stages-if you wax when only 1 stage has grown in, you will get regrowth way sooner. 2 weeks allows at least 2 stages to grow in. The goal is to end up with 4 weeks of smoothness!!! Minimum length is 1/4 inch (small pinky nail)
I know it is awkward for the client for the first wax, but your esthetician has been doing this all day, and honestly is only looking at the hair and the quickest way to remove it!
And lastly, over time the hair becomes thinner, and the regrowth is greatly reduced, so waxing gets easier each time! First time waxers should take tylenol or advil 30 min before, and ask if the Esthetician uses an anesthetic cream or spray which also helps a lot!!!
Hope this answers questions, and you can always email me if you have any others! [email protected]
Post # 13
If you decide to do it, make sure to do it a few days ahead of time, because there can be some swelling/sensitivity for a while afterwards, and nobody wants that!
Post # 14
I didn’t vote… I wax my eybrows and bleach my upperlip. For my bikini and underarm areas I did laser hair removal. For the bikini area I did removal of everything — they called it a hollywood. I started a year before the wedding. It was so worth the money! I did a total of 5 treatments.
Post # 15
I found the best waxer in beverly hills that costs $20. Message me if you want her info. I don’t want it all over the internet 🙂
Post # 16
Here’s a question for all you regular waxers…
I can’t imagine my hubby will be excited about having 4 weeks of smoothness followed by a 2-week "growth" period before waxing again…
what do you do? I would love to try waxing…but I’m afraid that I wouldn’t be able to keep it up for that reason.