Bikini and Brazilian Waxing
Understanding the Types
If you’ve heard the terms “bikini wax” and “Brazilian wax” used interchangeably, then you may be confused. But don’t worry—we’re here to clear things up! At European Wax Center, here’s how we differentiate our top three waxing service offerings.
Bikini line wax is a basic tidying; we wax the sides (called your panty line) and across the top. If you’re wearing a bikini, this prevents any hairs from peeking out.
Price: starting at $39
FREE for first-time guests
Bikini Full wax allows you to take off as much or as little hair as you like from the front. If you want to leave a small strip, triangle, square, or nothing at all, it’s up to you!
Price: starting at $47
50% OFF for first-time guests
A Brazilian wax goes from the front all the way to the back with an added butt strip. It’s perfect for a completely nude look or you can leave a neat triangle, strip, or square on the front—totally your choice.
Price: starting at $56
50% OFF for first-time guests
How do I prepare for my first Brazilian or bikini wax?
1. Grow out your hair! It’s best if your hair has grown out to a ¼ of an inch to ensure proper removal. That means no shaving in between your bikini or Brazilian wax reservations!
2. Arriving at your reservation clean is a must. Showering and exfoliating the area beforehand will ensure you get the best results.
3. Loose-fitting clothing and cotton underwear will be your best friends after a Brazilian or bikini wax. They’re the most comfortable and allow your skin to breathe immediately after your wax.
4. If you are menstruating at the time of your reservation, be sure that you’re wearing a tampon.
Can I get a bikini wax or Brazilian if I’m having my period?
Absolutely! Just keep in mind that your pubic area is often more sensitive during this time, so you may experience more discomfort than usual. In order to successfully complete the service, you will need to wear a tampon.
Can I get waxed if I have a sunburn?
We have a policy against performing waxing services on sunburned skin or skin that's irritated or unhealthy. Believe us, you wouldn’t like it if we did! But once that gorgeous skin of yours has healed, you can call or click here to book a new waxing reservation.
Can I get waxed if I’m taking medication?
It's always best to refer to your doctor if you have any questions about bikini waxing services.
For prescribed creams like retin-a or differin, we advise that you stop use seven days prior to your reservation and do not resume use until seven days after your bikini wax.
We will not wax you if you're on accutane or have been in the past 6 months. It's very dangerous to wax while on accutane and a doctor's note will be needed to receive services. This is why it's so important to inform our guest service associates of what medications you may be taking so we can provide you with a safe, comfortable waxing experience.
Is it safe to have a Brazilian wax while pregnant?
First, congratulations! Second, yes, you can still bikini or Brazilian wax. However, you may experience more skin sensitivity due to the hormonal changes your body's going through. Our wax specialists will make you as comfortable as possible during the service. For waxes the last two months of your pregnancy, we recommend checking with your doctor first.
How long is long enough for my hair to get a bikini wax?
You'll get the best wax if you let the hair grow to about ¼ inch so the wax can fully adhere.
Is there an age limit for waxing reservation?
European Wax Center's policy is to require guests under 16 to have parental consent for bikini waxing services. Each location has their own young guest policy when it comes to providing bikini line waxing services on minors. You'll need to inquire with the center directly or check with your local center for state and county guidelines to see what their age limit is. (Oh, and just in case you were wondering…there’s no upper age limit, either. We welcome everyone!)
What if I have piercings and tattoos? Will it hinder my experience in any way?
Waxing areas with tattoos won't cause any damage to your art or your skin. In fact, waxing can help brighten your tattoo by removing the dead surface cells on top of it.
For piercings, we recommend removing your piercing. If you can't remove it, your wax specialist will have to go around it which could result in leaving a couple of hairs that are too close to touch.
Do you offer waxing services for men?
Absolutely! Although the range of waxing services for men is different, we do have a comprehensive list of waxes to choose from, including a men's brazilian wax. From body to brow to face, look no further than the wax experts at European Wax Center.
Your first bikini wax will remove the majority of hair that’s grown above the skin. Because they grow in different cycles, hairs that were growing below the skin’s surface during your first wax will be removed during your new few waxes. After three to four waxes, all hairs should be growing in the same cycle, which means longer-lasting results for you! Brazilian wax aftercare should include exfoliation 2-3 times weekly in between your waxing sessions. Calm and nourish your skin with the products from our after-wax collection. Our targeted formulas work to banish bumps and help prevent and clear ingrown hairs. Purchase these deluxe products online or at a European Wax Center near you.
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