Waxing Tips, Questions and FAQ's

We have listed some of the questions and answers that we are asked most frequently about the waxing process.  If you don't see an answer to your question please feel free to call or email us...remember there are no stupid questions..

So, what is a Brazilian bikini wax?

A Brazilian wax is the complete removal of the hair on the pubic region, the labia, and the butt crack. You do have the option, however, of either going completely bare or leaving a small landing strip or triangle of hair above the vaginal area.


What is the difference between Brazilian and Brazilian maintenance?

We have two prices for our most popular service. The Brazilian is what we charge any client that has never had a Brazilian wax at Zanella's Wax Bar. It doesn't matter if you have been waxed before, if you are new to us, then you are considered a Brazilian. However, when you reschedule within 6 weeks, then you are considered a maintenance, and you will always be charged maintenance price. We charge less for the Maintenance wax because it is easier for both you and your waxer and it's a way to remind you to come back in on schedule!


How long does my hair need to be to wax?

We require that you have between  2  1/2 to  3 weeks of  hair growth (everyone thinks their hair grows fast, but trust us...we do this every day all day)for the best results.  Honestly, the longer the better for your first wax. It is EXTREMELY important to have enough hair growth when you come for your appointment. This allows the wax to grab the hairs easily.  If your hair is too short to wax, you may need to reschedule your appointment.  Please understand that if you choose to go ahead with the service that some hair may be left behind and we don't tweeze.

Do I have to be naked?

No, not completely.  We will need you to undress from the waist down, including your underwear.  I know it can be a little nerve wracking for you but please remember;  we do these EVERY day ALL day.  We do our very best to put you at ease, so please don't feel embarrassed.  It will be over before you know it.



I have my period! Do I need to cancel?


No! Not a problem.  Just use a tampon and we work around it. Honestly, it happens all of the time.


How often should I wax?

The average is every  4 weeks.  That estimate holds true for everything: brows to Brazilian to underarms.  Because our hormones dictate our hair growth, some clients may experience slower or faster rates of growth.  We can schedule accordingly.  Your esthetician can help you gauge when you should return.


What kind of wax do you use?

We use the absolute highest quality wax available. For sensitive areas, such as the face, underarms, and bikini area, we use a hard wax. A hard wax melts at a lower temperature, is applied in a thicker layer, and is removed without a strip. The advantages of using a hard wax is that we can go over the area multiple times without causing irritation, and it is excellent for delicate skin. For larger areas, like the legs and back, we use a high quality soft wax, which is applied thinly and removed using pellon strips.


Does waxing cause ingrown hairs?

Possibly. Some people get ingrown hairs no matter what method of hair removal they choose. Exfoliating daily and using an ingrown eliminator such as Tend Skin or PFB Vanish will help keep ingrown hairs away.


Will I be absolutely smooth after my first wax?

It's possible but not likely. Some clients are  "smooth as a as a great pick up line" after their first experience. However, it is common that after the first  wax or two you may feel a bit of stubble. This occurs most frequently with clients that have thick, dark and coarse hair. Leg waxing is the most common area that this happens with.  Because your body has three different hair cycles, each lasting approx. 4-6 weeks it is important to wax consistently every 4 weeks the first three to four times you wax so that you can get each hair cycle on its own waxing schedule.   After the third or fourth wax you will find you are smoother for a greater length of time than when you started the waxing  process.  Everyone's body is different and therefore will have a different experience.


Will it make my hair grow back darker and thicker?

Not at all!  If you think about it, when you shave you are cutting the hair off at midshaft, which is the fattest part of the hair.  So when it grows back it appears as though it's thicker and darker but it's not.  When you wax, the hair is removed at the root and therefore a new hair will grow from that follicle.  Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles or change the pigment of the hair. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as coarse.


How much does a Brazilian hurt?

I' m not going to lie.  It's not fun, but it's nothing you can't handle.  It's quick and any pain experienced diminishes in minutes.  It's like a band aid being ripped off.  The anticipation is the worst part.  The average Brazilian wax takes between 10 and 30 minutes.  It depends on how much hair the client has to remove.  The next thing you know you will be saying, "That wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be".


What if I have a really low pain tolerance?

We suggest taking a mild pain reliever like Aleve or Tylenol 30 minutes before your appointment. This can help to lessen any pain you may experience during your services.


How long does it take to do a Brazilian?

It all depends on the client.  Usually 10-30 minutes. The first time is the longest, and then the monthly maintenance  is much faster.


Why should I wax?

Waxed hair grows back smooth and fine, unlike the stubble that grows back when you shave. Each time you wax, the hair follicle weakens and can eventually die, leaving you with less hair. Waxing also lasts significantly longer than other hair removal methods.


Is waxing sanitary? Can I get an STD?

Absolutely not. Wax is antibacterial by nature. It is impossible to transfer anything during a wax.  All tools are sanitized using a high grade sanitizing solution.


Anything else I should know about waxing?

You should refrain from using waxing as a hair-removal method if you are using Retin-A (currently or in the last 3 months), Isotretinoin (currently or in the past 4 months), other keratolytic medications (that increase skin exfoliation), or are sunburned or recovering from a recent laser or chemical peel.  Also, if you have received Botox, Juvederm or any other injectible  less than 72 hours prior to waxing please let your esthetician know.


What about the Male Brazilian?

We remove all of the hair from the male bikini area, the scrotum, and the butt crack. This does not include the glutes, but we can certainly  add that to your service. 



I'm scared! Can my friend/spouse come into the appointment with me?

Our policy at Zanella's Wax Bar is to allow only the client in the treatment room.   We have found that this allows us to give the absolute best and most professional service available.


Can I bring my child in the appointment with me?

It is completely a personal decision.  If you have an infant and they are comfortable in their car seat or a child that can occupy themselves during your appointment, then absolutely .  However, you are our main focus during your appointment.  We adore children and sometimes inquisitive children may touch hot wax pots or get in the way of a perfect brow wax.


How important is it that I am on time for my appointment?

Very!  We value our guest's time and we stay on schedule when it comes to our appointments. We are also usually fully booked. If a client is more than 5-10 minutes late for an appointment, we will usually have to reschedule. Although that may sound strict, if we take a guest late, chances are we will be late for the next appointment and thus creating the domino effect.  Please call if you are running late to find out if we will still be able to take you or reschedule.  Additionally, we want you to have time to relax and take a breath before your appointment.  At Zanella's Wax Bar, it's all about the experience!.


What is your cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is covered on our Cancellation Policy page


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