What to Expect


Our top tips for getting the most out of your wax.

1. The day of your appointment, your hair should be at least a ¼ inch long (the length of a rice grain). This allows the wax to grip around the hair.

2. First wax? We recommend not shaving for at least two weeks prior to your reservation.

3. After your first wax, we suggest you wax every three to four weeks.

4. Maintain and enhance your results at home by following our in-between routine below.

    Our In-Between Routine

  • Daily + Day of Wax: WASH

  • Daily + After Wax: TREAT

  • Daily + After Wax: MOISTURIZE

  • 2-3 Times a Week + Day Before Wax: EXFOLIATE

Our Body Washes are pH-balanced and clarify skin without stripping or drying.


EWC Treat® products are the best companion post-wax and contain skin-soothing ingredients. Use daily to help prevent ingrown hairs or 2x daily to help treat existing breakouts.


EWC SLOW® and EWC TREAT® moisturizers replenish skin and slow hair regrowth. Use daily. Moisturized skin makes your next wax easier and faster.


EWC SLOW® and EWC TREAT® exfoliating products slough away dead skin cells to deter ingrown hairs and keep skin smooth.



What to expect before and during our bikini waxing services, step by step


Your Arrival

As an additional safety measure, we now have a Contactless Check-in option available at participating centers. You can check-in via text and then wait in the comfort of your car or safely outside the center until you receive a text notification that your reservation is about to begin.

You'll be welcomed by a guest services associate, who'll get you checked in. She'll also answer any questions you have about your waxing reservation, and tell you about any current promotions we have to help you save on your waxing. 

Then your licensed Wax Specialist will come out to greet you and lead you into one of our private, sanitized waxing suites. And you're in great hands—all specialists are required to successfully complete our in-house training program to ensure that you'll receive the same level of excellence each time you visit. 


Your Wax Specialist will ask you to remove your garments from the waist down before hopping on the bed. This allows your specialist to work uninterrupted and also prevents wax from getting on your undergarments or clothing. And hey: don’t be shy – we think you look great!


1. Cleansing
First, we'll cleanse the area to remove any makeup, oils or lotions that would prevent the wax from properly adhering to the hair. 

2. Protection
Next, we protect your skin with our soothing pre-wax oil.|

3. The Secret Is in the Wax
Then we apply our signature Comfort Wax®, a hard wax applied at a warm bath water temperature. Hard wax (also referred to as a strip-less wax), gets its name from the way the wax cools and hardens after it's applied to your skin. The wax is then removed without the use of a cloth strip.

4. Rejuvenation
Finally, we rejuvenate the area by applying our after-waxing products, like our hair minimizing body lotions and serums. 

Our after-wax collection has targeted formulas that work to banish bumps and help prevent and clear ingrown hairs while also calming and nourishing your skin. These deluxe products are available online and at your local European Wax Center for purchase. 

The Question Everyone Asks:

Just how painful is a bikini wax?

Well, it sort of depends on your mindset, your general tolerance for discomfort, and whether or not you stay on schedule. 

Everyone's different, but top magazines and beauty reviewers have said waxing for hair removal is virtually painless thanks to our exclusive Comfort Wax.® And following your bikini wax, your Wax Specialist will provide you with some post-wax home care tips.