The Brazilian Bikini Wax – Modern Trend or Medieval Torture?

Brazilian bikini waxes have become popular over the past few years, and have even been discussed at length on the show “Sex and the City” in the U.S. They take bikini waxing a step further with a certain they-take-all-the-hair-off flair. Most people react to the idea of Brazilian bikini waxes with horror and curiosity. Many men seem intrigued. Of course, they aren’t the ones getting them done.

The process for a Brazilian bikini wax is pretty similar to a regular bikini wax, although Brazilian bikini waxes (sometimes called just “Brazilians”) are almost always done by a professional. Basically, a woman shows up at her salon and is taken into the room where waxing is done. There, she removes her pants or skirt and hops up on the table provided in her top and in her underwear (and most salons suggest you wear thongs for this sort of bikini wax). The aesthetician comes into the room, and preps the bikini line with powder. Then, she puts some heated wax on the bikini line, rubs a strip of cloth over the wax, waits a minute and yanks the strip off. In many cases, the woman (or victim) is asked to hold the skin around her thighs taut, to help minimize the pain.

While a regular bikini wax would essentially end there, in a Brazilian bikini wax, the process in repeated over and over until all the pubic hair is gone (in some cases, a tiny patch is left on the very top). In many cases, the underwear is moved all around to let the aesthetician get at all the hair. Sometimes, a woman has to twist herself around like a pretzel in order to let the aesthetician wax all the hair properly. The sides are left perfectly smooth, although I warn you, getting the sides done hurts like nothing else (try taking an Advil before your appointment). The aesthetician uses tweezers to get at any tiny or wiry hairs that have escaped the wax. Then the woman is left to put on the rest of her clothes and wobble away as best as she can.

The Brazilian bikini wax costs a little more than a regular bikini wax and takes longer. Wearing underwear will feel strange after this sort of wax, although some women like the sensation. As hair grows back to the required 1/4 inch length for the next session, some women may notice some irritation from the hairs at the sides.

I have mixed feelings about this wax. I find it strange that women feel the need to remove so much hair and suffer such pain. On the other hand, some women feel sexier with this sort of bikini wax. I guess it depends on how much pain you are willing to put up with and how curious you are to try this type of wax.