Whether you are planning to have a bikini wax or a full Brazilian wax, there are important things you need to know before you go visit a waxing salon. Most importantly, having someone who could be a complete stranger, ripping out the hair from your most intimate part can pose certain etiquette matters.
With this in mind, most ladies and even guys would want to go prepared for this hair removal option. So, here are the things you should know about proper Brazilian wax etiquette to make your first experience worthy of a repeat.
#1. Come on time at your appointment
You should treat your Brazilian wax appointment just like your strict work schedule. It means you must come on time and show up in the spa at your appointed time to minimise any stress of rushing things out if you came in late. Remember that salons and spas operate on schedule and if you are late, the esthetician may stop your treatment to accommodate the next client. You don’t want to be left with some stray hairs down there if you want to be completely bare.
#2. Let your waxer know if you are a first-timer
If it is your first time to get a Brazilian wax, be sure to tell the esthetician about it. Telling them that you never had this service done before is very important so that they can also tell you what you have to do and avoid. This will help you be prepared for the treatment and achieve the best result possible. Plus, doing so will allow your waxer to set your mind into it and be at ease without having to worry that much.
#3. Tell your esthetician about your allergies or sensitivities in advance
Before you take off all your clothes from your belly down, also let your waxer know about any of your allergies beforehand. In the same way, let them also know any associated sensitivities or medications you may have that can affect the results of your Brazilian waxing. You have to do this prior to your scheduled appointment so that you won’t miss it and avoid any penalties. Otherwise, you risk yourself of the possible side effects and irreparable damages to your skin. So, you can expect that the waxer will take your history of health concerns, especially allergic reactions. If not, then you might be better off looking for another esthetician.
#4. Be prepared of going naked below with someone looking at it up close
Since you will be having a Brazilian wax, it requires that you have to remove everything down so that the esthetician can access every nook and cranny of your nether region. While Brazilian wax veterans are not conscious about having a complete stranger taking a close up look of their intimate part, for a first-timer like you, it may be a lot awkward. Well, you don’t have to feel ashamed about it really as estheticians are also professionals just like your gynaecologists who have seen it all. However, you have to be aware of the comfort level you have when it comes to nudity before finally going totally naked down there.
#5. A little but not more conversation with your waxer can help
During the actual procedure, it is unavoidable to have some chit-chatting with your waxer. A little conversation may help relax you more and make it casual between you and the waxer. However, more talking may not help because it can delay the entire procedure if the esthetician would be prompted to answer you back. You might be tempted to ask more things but you should do that prior to the actual process to help prolong your session. After all, the esthetician is all about getting all the unwanted hair from every spot to give you a perfectly smooth and hairless skin.
#6. Avoid Brazilian waxing during your period
While getting a Brazilian wax when you’re on your period is still possible, but still, try to avoid it. It will make you even more sensitive and the ripping of hair from your private part becomes more painful. And of course, it is also unsanitary for your waxer to work on unless you are wearing tampons. The best time to schedule a Brazilian waxing treatment is either a week before or week after your monthly period.
#7. If you are happy with the result, don’t hesitate to tip generously
Within the waxing industry, the custom is to give a tip of about 15% to 20% of the total price of your Brazilian wax service. And it is best to do it in cash so that your waxer receives it in full amount. If you are very happy with the results and the kind of service provided to you by the waxer, you can tip even more if you want. Doing so will make your esthetician happy and give them some inspiration to even improve their job as professional waxers.
So, there you have it all! These are some of the most important things you should know to practice proper Brazilian wax etiquette. It may sound like a lot of things to consider but it will be a lot easier as you go through the treatment regularly. You will know how to be prepared and what to expect for achieving the best Brazilian wax results ever.