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Waxing FAQs: Welcome

I'm nervous! Can my partner/spouse/friend come into the appointment with me?

Our policy at Brazilian Body is to allow one person in the treatment room at a time. We have found that this allows us to give the absolute best and most professional service available.

Can I bring my child in the appointment with me?

That is a completely personal decision. If you have a baby and they are comfortable in their pram, or a child that can entertain themselves during your appointment, then absolutely. However, although we all love the little ones, sometimes a inquisitive child can get in the way of a smooth Brazilian or the perfect brow wax so make sure they have enough books or toys to keep them entertained.

How important is it that I am on time for my appointment?

It's important. We value our guest's time and we stay on schedule when it comes to our appointments. If a client is more than 10 minutes late for an appointment, we will usually have to reschedule. Although that may sound rigid, if we take a guest late, chances are we will be late for the next appointment. And for the one after that, and, well you get the idea. Please see our Policys page for further information.

Can I get a Brazilian wax while pregnant?

Absolutely! It is perfectly safe to get a Brazilian or bikini wax while you're pregnant. However, there are a few things to consider. As your pregnancy progresses, it may become physically more challenging, but our experienced professionals are skilled in different methods of waxing, and we will work around you and your bump. Also, due to increased sensitivity during pregnancy, we recommend scheduling appointments more frequently than usual. This will minimize discomfort and ensures a smoother result for you.

Can I get a Brazilian wax while on my period?

Yes you can, just make sure you put in a clean tampon or cup before your appointment (we have toilets at the salon if you need) and let our therapists know before hand - don't be embarrassed we all get our periods as well. Just keep in mind that you can be a little more sensitive around that time of the month so you might want to take a mild pain relief before hand to take the edge off.

Is waxing scary?

NO! It's fun! You'll love it! We promise! On top of that, we love what we do, and that enthusiasm is evident at Brazilian Body. Hearing: "That was so much better than I imagined," is very common after first time appointments.

Do you double dip or recycle your wax?

Double dipping is commonly practiced in unethical salons. They dip used waxing sticks repeatedly. This contaminates the entire wax container with harmful bacteria!!! Not so at Brazilian Body! Our sticks are dipped once into sterile wax, applied to the client once and then immediately discarded, to protect you from harmful bacteria and diseases. During one single wax session we may go through as many as 20 wax sticks.

I've been shaving...

No worries! just make sure you stop shaving with enough time for your hair to grow to at least the size of a grain of rice. in order for the wax to be able to grab onto it - normally around 7 days. This is crucial for the wax to effectively grip the hair. If you shave a day or two before your appointment, the hair won't be long enough for the wax to grab, and unfortunately, we won't be able to proceed with your treatment.

Do I have to be naked?

No, not completely. But for a brazilian wax we will need you to undress from the waist down, including your underwear. I know it's a little unnerving for you, but trust me; we do these ALL day long. To us, it's all just skin and hair. So, please don't feel embarrassed. We will do our best to put you completely at ease!

How long does it take to do a Brazilian?

It all depends on the client. Usually 15-20 minutes. The first time is the longest, and then the monthly upkeep is much faster.

How long does the hair need to be before I wax?

About the size of a grain of rice, this allows the hair to be grabbed easily

How long should I wait between appointments?

Normally anything between 4 -6 weeks should be long enough, this however does depend person to person. Some people have very slow growing hair and others fast.

What if I have a really low pain tolerance?

We suggest taking a mild pain reliever like panadol etc minutes before your appointment. This can help to lessen any pain you may experience during your services.

How much does a Brazilian hurt? Seriously?

Well, let's just say it doesn't tickle. But I think the worst part is the anticipation. Once your first time is over and you understand what to expect, it's a breeze. Plus, we always keep chatting to keep your mind off of the pain. Before you know're done!

Will I be perfectly smooth after my first wax?

It's possible but not probable. Some clients are smooth as a baby's bottom after their first experience. However, it is common that after the first 2 or 3 waxings you may feel a wee bit of stubble. This occurs most frequently with clients that have coarse, dark hair. The reason for stubble is because your hair grows on 3 different cycles, each lasting about 28 days. It takes a few services for your hairs to all grow out long enough to be grabbed entirely by the wax. When it does: smooth sailing!

Will it make my hair grow back thicker?

Absolutely not. Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles or change the structure of your hair. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse.

Will it make my hair grow back darker?

No. Waxing will not change the pigment of your hair.

Anything else I should know about waxing?

You should refrain from using waxing as a hair-removal method if you are using Retin-A (currently or in the last 3 months), Acutance (currently or in the past 4 months), other keratolytic medications (that increase skin exfoliation), have sunburn on the area to be waxed or are recovering from a recent laser peel in the area to be waxed as well.

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