First time getting waxed...Of course, between the idea of dropping trou in front of a stranger and the anticipation of the pain, the whole thing can be a wee bit intimidating. So to ease your nerves, here’s a rundown of what the process is like:
First, yes, you have to strip your lower half bare. While some places keep disposable undies on hand for regular bikini waxes, they just get in the way for a Brazilian. And trust me, for an operation as delicate as this one, you want to do whatever you can to make it go smoothly. And don’t worry we give you a robe or a towel or something to drape over your, um, area so you don’t flash the place when the waxier slips back into the room.
Now, as to how much and where the hair will be removed, there’s a little wiggle room here. Some places call different styles different things, but basically you have 2 options: 1) Going for a little “landing strip” which means you have just a bit left right down the center. Or 2) Going totally bare. It’s up to you. Just let your waxier know your preference upfront.
With that out of the way, let’s talk about the waxing itself: The mechanics of this part are really basic. While you lay back, the goo is applied with a wooden spreader and a piece of cloth is placed overtop with pressure applied and then the stripe is removed.
I’m not going to sugarcoat it: There will be a sting. In some spots you'll barely feel it. Other areas will be flat-out painful.
The sides and top portions will go first and then it’s onto the…area…more tender portions. Yes, there is some waxing of the labia involved. And the waxier may have to adjust you here and there to get your skin taut. It’s not quite as awkward as it sounds, but I think it’s important to know beforehand.
A step that may surprise you: Once your front area is done, your waxier will do the area between your butt cheeks. We may have you pull your leg up really high for this part or have you flip over on all fours. Others will have you flat on your belly, holding your cheeks apart with your hands (no, I’m not kidding). No matter which one they choose, you’ll feel a little silly, but it's usually over pretty quickly.
One last step: The waxier may go back over and take care of any strays with tweezers.
And that’s it! Total time: Anywhere from about 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the how stubborn your hair is. All in all the experience is well worth the result!