We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. With a Brazilian wax, pubic hair is groomed and removed from the front of the pubic bone, around the external genitals, between the upper thighs, and around the anus. Depending on your preferences, you can choose to remove all hair in the area or leave a small strip of hair in the front.
A Rookie's Complete Guide to Getting a Brazilian Wax
Bikini waxes: Styles, shapes, and confusing salon lingo, explained
One of the biggest beauty trends to come from the early aughts was Brazilian waxing. Thanks to the J Sisters who pioneered the hair removal method, gone were the days of balancing one foot on the toilet while the other was firmly pressed on the ground to capture each and every hair in your pube region with a razor or, dare I say it, Nair. Unfortunately, the latter was my history with hair removal until I grew old and brave enough to finally book my very first Brazilian wax appointment. Well, I was about to find out. Conjuring up the courage to get a Brazilian was a challenge in itself. Upon arrival at my local European Wax Center, I immediately switched my initial Brazilian appointment for a bikini line wax and became the laughing stock of my group chat that day.
We'll be straight with you: Getting your first bikini wax is not a fun experience for most people. That said, it's a longer-lasting method to removing your pubic hair than shaving , with the smoothness from a bikini wax lasting for two to four weeks , rather than days, making it a good option for the summer months , when you don't want to be constantly reaching for the razor. But being aware of exactly what you're getting yourself into will help you get through the experience.
There are many bikini wax styles to choose from, whether you want a little or a lot of hair off. That said, it can be daunting to have a stranger rip off hair from some of the most sensitive and personal places on your body, but getting that super smooth feeling is next to none. If it's your first time , fear not. To get the lowdown on bikini wax shapes and types, we turned to Gina Petak of European Wax Center for expert advice. Ahead, get a look at everything you need to know about bikini waxes, from preparation to the most common wax styles.