Bikini and Hollywood Waxing
Everything you need to know before your first intimate wax.
The different types of intimate waxes
If you’ve heard the terms Bikini, Hollywood and Brazilian waxing thrown around interchangeably, then you may be confused. But don’t worry – we’re here to clear things up. At House of Beauty, we define our intimate waxing service offerings as Bikini Line, Extended Bikini, Brazilian and Hollywood.
is a basic tidying. Sometimes a classic bikini wax is all your skin needs to feel soft, fresh and silky smooth. We wax the sides (called your panty line) and across the top. If you’re wearing a bikini, this will prevent any hairs from “peeking out”. Strip wax is used.
is the next step. We take a little bit more off the sides (panty line) as well as from your upper thigh. Strip wax is used.
goes from the front, all the way to the back with an added butt strip. We leave a neat “landing strip”, triangle or square in the front, it’s up to you! We use a combination wax method which is strip wax and hot wax.
is House of Beauty’s most popular treatment and is perfect for a completely nude look. If you want to be totally hairless from hip to hip, it’s time for a Hollywood wax. We use a combination wax method which is strip wax and hot wax.
5 reasons you'll love getting your bikini area waxed
Getting your bikini area waxed by a professional can truly be a “treat yourself” moment. Most Clients find themselves more pleased with the results of waxing than other temporary hair removal options like shaving, epilation, and hair removal creams. Our top five benefits include:
1. Skin Health
2. Smoother Skin
3. Longer-lasting Results
4. Thinner and Finer Hair
5. Minimal Irritation
Get wax ready
For your waxing appointment, your hair should be at least a ¼ inch long (about the length of a grain of rice). This will allow the wax to grip around the hair. If it is your first time waxing, then we recommend you refrain from shaving for at least two weeks before your reservation. After your first wax, it is recommended to wax every three to four weeks. Then go home and throw your razors away, because you’ll never have to shave again.
Our top 6 Dos and Don’ts of bikini waxing
- Relax. Breathe. Find your special place. Think about an awesome meal you had. Pretend you’re on a beach with your favorite celeb. The more relaxed you are, the better the waxing appointment experience will be.
- Inform your therapist of any medications you are taking. These include antibiotics, accutane, or topical creams you’re using, such as retin-a, which may not be compatible with waxing.
- Wear comfortable cotton panties to avoid irritation if it’s your first time receiving a bikini wax. They don’t have to be cute, but hey, it couldn’t hurt.
- Tan the area you plan to wax 24 to 48 hours before appointment.
- Consume alcohol or significant amounts of caffeine before your bikini wax reservation. Both can cause your pores to tighten, resulting in a more uncomfortable experience. Save the partying for afterwards.
- Use any numbing creams. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but they do not penetrate the skin.
What to expect before and during our bikini waxing services, step by step
There is ample and free parking available adjacent to our salon. You do not need to worry about finding a spot and navigating multi-story car parks. When you arrive at a House of Beauty, you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly staff. You’ll wait in the reception area where your therapist will come out to greet you. Then she will lead you into one of our private treatment rooms. All of our friendly therapists are licensed professionals. They are also required to successfully complete our in-house training program to ensure that Clients receive the same level of excellence from every therapist.
Your therapist will ask you to remove your clothes from the waist down before hopping on the bed. This allows the therapist to work without interruption and also prevents wax from getting on your undergarments or clothing. Don’t be shy – you look great.
How painful is a bikini wax?
Pain during your bikini wax appointment will be dependent on your mindset. It will also depend on your general tolerance for discomfort, and whether or not you stay on schedule. Everyone is different, but we will try our best to keep your mind off of the pain.
Additionally, once you’re done with your bikini wax, your therapist will provide you with some after waxing home care tips. Bikini waxing service times depend on a number of factors, but most of our Clients are in and out within 15 to 30 minutes.
After your first Bikini or Brazilian wax
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Tanning after bikini waxing?
5 possible side effects of bikini waxing and how to treat them
Redness after bikini waxing
Itching after waxing
Bumps after waxing
Ingrown hairs after bikini waxing
Stubble after waxing
If you’ve just gotten waxed and are already seeing a “5 o’clock shadow,” just know that our hairs grow in different cycles. It’s possible that the hairs just below the skin’s surface have sprouted after your wax service, resulting in a stubbly feel. Moisturising daily between services is a must; dry or brittle hair can easily break during a bikini or Brazilian wax service. But don’t worry, just go with the flow – allow these hairs to grow so that we can remove them next time we see you.
INTIMATE WAXING Reviews
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I have been coming to House of Beauty for a year now and have had amazing service every time. The therapist always makes me feel relaxed when having a Hollywood wax and I can honestly say I wouldn’t trust anyone else to do my eyebrows (Henna Brows) again! I look forward to my visits to the salon!
The therapist was very nice and very professional at the same time. I enjoyed my time at the House of Beauty and was very pleased with the results. She divides the Hollywood waxing in many small parts (rather than a few large areas) which seem to hurt less! I’ll be back 😉
Really good service and I’m really happy with my Hollywood hot wax. Will definitely be coming back!
Absolutely brilliant. That was as pain free as a Hollywood wax can get. I pretty much had a head to toe wax and left feeling great. The technique she used was the best I have had in over 15 years of waxing. So glad to have found such a lovely salon and I am so happy with the result.
Had Hollywood wax really good, pain minimal and the facials are really good I’ve had them previously 😊
Perfect Hollywood waxing. I’ve been looking for a good place in the area for a while and this is the best one I found. Will be back 🙂
Very good. The beautician used a combination of strip wax, hot wax and tweezers. Would recommend.
Both of my treatments were excellent. I’d never had a bikini waxing before and she made me feel totally comfortable and was happy to answer questions. The facial was also great, especially the accompanying neck and shoulder massage. Next time I’m feeling sore I know where to go!
My first ever wax, I was rather nervous but the experience was actually pretty great she had me laughing quite a bit and made me feel at ease. Quick and as painless as possible
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