FAQ About Bikini Waxes and Brazilian Waxes

If this is your first time waxing, or if this is your first time waxing at Malama Day Spa, we want you to know that our estheticians will always do the utmost to make you comfortable. In fact, it’s one of our goals. Truly “no question is a dumb question,” so if you have a concern, please let us know. Call us at 503.325.8233. We’re here for you!

What is the difference between bikini waxing and a brazilian?

During a bikini wax, we remove the hair that could otherwise be seen while wearing a bikini or panties.  In Brazilian waxing, we take it all off. All the visible hair is removed in that area.

How can I prepare ahead of time for these treatments? Do I trim the area myself? What is the ideal length of the hairs?

Ideally, the hair should only be 1/4 of an inch – if you can easily tweeze it, most likely it can be waxed. If you prefer, you can come in already trimmed so the appointment requires less time, or we will be happy to clean it up for you beforehand.

Does it hurt?

With an experienced, licensed esthetician, you will find the discomfort only lasts seconds. Ask any woman who waxes frequently and she’ll likely tell you the benefits definitely outweigh any pain you may experience. Everyone has varying thresholds and some women do opt to take an ibuprofen prior to their appointment. Also, because it is a common belief nerves may be a little more heightened which could increase discomfort during your menstrual period, it’s recommended to refrain from waxing the week before or during this time.

What type of wax do you use at Malama Day Spa?

After extensive first hand research, we have selected a combination of Cirepil BLUE Hard wax and Cirepil Ease Soft wax. These products have been around for 30 years and remain one of the finest waxes available.

Is there an ideal time of the month for me to schedule an appointment for waxing?

Please see question 3 above.

How much time should I expect the appointment to take?

Full brazilian waxes take approximately an hour.

Can you describe the waxing process in general?

The procedure is done in one of our private treatment rooms. The female esthetician will give you a spa wrap to change into. You will also be given disposable panties to wear during the waxing if you prefer. Once you are comfortably in position on the massage table, the esthetician will cleanse the area with a pre-waxing cleanser. She will then apply baby powder to help ensure the wax adheres only to the hair. The hair is now removed in sections, beginning at the top lower abdomen and moving down. For esthetic reasons, some ladies choose to leave a very small strip of hair on the top; this is a personal preference. To perform the waxing on the back side, the esthetician will have you lay on your side and apply the wax to the inner butt cheeks (sorry, I don’t know a more delicate way to say that). We believe this way of waxing is more modest and just as effective as any other method.

Does your spa do brazilian waxes for men?

No. We welcome and offer all other traditional body waxing and skin care services for men with the exception of the brazilian waxes. It’s not a procedure we are comfortable offering here at Malama Day Spa and we appreciate your understanding.

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