International Day of Waxing

Bikini and Brazilian Waxing

Understanding the Types

Brazilian Wax​

This style leaves you completely smooth down there. From top to bottom, the goal of a Brazilian wax is to remove all hair from your most intimate regions. It’s ideal for anyone who prefers a nude and maintained look. A classic Brazilian means leaving a small strip of hair on the front. You can leave a small design in the shape of a heart, diamond or triangle if you like to add a personal twist to your grooming. It’s also very common to simply remove all hair.

Bikini Wax

A bikini wax removes hair only along your bikini or panty line. It tidies up any unruly hair that might peek out of your underwear or bikini bottom. It’s perfect if you want to look hair-free at the beach without removing all pubic hair.

Hollywood Wax

Hollywood waxing removes absolutely all unwanted hair from belly button to lower backside. It particularly targets any hair that extends beyond the bikini line. It’s a favorite for Hollywood celebrities who need to always look picture-perfect.  


Two main benefits include the immediate and consistently smooth skin that results in less regrowth over time. However, there are multiple other advantages that make waxing the preferred way to remove hair for many individuals.


Removing unwanted hair is something everyone deals with weekly. Waxing is one of the most effective hair removal methods that keep the skin hair-free longer because it pulls the hair from the follicle rather than just cutting it on the surface.

Smoother and healthier skin

Waxing achieves smoother, softer skin by removing the top layer of dry, dead skin cells along with the hair. As a result, the skin underneath is soft, even, and smooth. No other method of hair removal can achieve such smooth skin.

Environmentally friendly

Hair removal wax has minimal impact on the environment. In contrast to plastic disposable razors left over from shaving, eco-friendly options make waxing extremely sustainable. For example, washable epilation strips may re-used as necessary, and biodegradable strips are easily broken down.

Less irritation

Importantly, waxing is gentle enough for the face and body.  Unlike depilation, when hair is removed at the surface by shaving or the use of a hair removal cream, waxing is a form of epilation that grabs hair follicles at the root.  It does not result in nicks, cuts or razor burn nor does waxing use harsh chemicals.


Waxing lasts longer than shaving and is less expensive than laser hair removal treatments. Once unwanted hair is waxed, it stays smooth for weeks. There is no need to purchase razors or blades. Lasers must be administered by a professional technician and still do not guarantee 100% permanent hair reduction. While maternity waxing is very popular, laser hair removal is not suitable for pregnant women.


Waxing can be done in the comfort of your own home without the need to visit a salon or laser clinic. It is suitable for all hair types. Waxing is also time-effective in the sense that smooth results last for weeks at a time without the need to shave.

How to Wax

Using Hard Wax

Heat the wax​

1. Heat the hard wax on a stove on low heat or in a wax warmer or microwave (if the wax is microwavable) to achieve a honey like thick consistency.

2. Test the wax temperatures by applying a small patch to your outer wrist and gauge if the heated wax is too hot to proceed. It should be hot, but tolerable. For safety purposes, you can use wax warmers with temperature control features.

Apply the wax​

3. Check the direction of hair growth and work in small sections.

4. With the help of a spatula, apply the wax on the body part and spread in a thick layer.

Pull Off

5. Even out the wax with your fingers when it is pliable.

6. Keeping the skin taut, quickly peel off the outer end of the wax in the opposite direction of hair growth.

Using Soft Wax

Heat the Wax

1. Heat the wax to a honey like consistency on a wax warmer or a microwave.

2. Test the wax temperatures by applying a small patch to your outer wrist and gauge if the heated wax is too hot to proceed. It should be hot, but tolerable. For safety purposes, you can use wax warmers with temperature control features.

Apply the Wax

3. Apply the wax in the direction of hair growth in a thin layer.

4. Spread the wax evenly using a spatula.

Wax types wax strips

Pull Off

5. Press on an epilation strip on the wax you have applied and smooth it don with your fingers.

6. Keeping your skin taut, quickly zip off the epilation strip in the opposite direction of hair growth.

Using Wax Strips

Heat and Seperate​

1. Rub the strips between your palms.

2. Separate the strips in two two wax strips

Apply the strip​

3. Apply the wax strip in the direction of hair growth.

4. Smooth down the wax strip with your fingers.

Pull Off

5. Keeping the skin taut, grab the end of the wax strip.

6. Quickly zip off the wax strip in the opposite direction of hair growth.


We advise a ‘two week rule’: allow two weeks hair growth following your regular form of hair removal for your first waxing treatment. Your hairs need to be minimum ⅛” or ½ cm for best results.

No! You shouldn’t wax any areas that are sensitive, sunburned, irritated or injured.

Yes, absolutely! Maternity waxing gives pregnancy a new meaning. Growing a human being is an exciting but challenging journey that can leave a woman feeling vulnerable and exposed. Maternity waxing is there to help her feel pampered, cared for and confident that she looks and feels her best through this exciting time.

Check out this great article from Parissa: IS IT SAFE TO WAX WHILE PREGNANT? A GUIDE TO MATERNITY WAXING.

Yes! But if it’s your first time waxing, you may experience some discomfort, especially during this time, since the skin in this area is often more sensitive.