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Is Brazilian or Hollywood Wax Better?

May 20, 2022

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1Hair removal treatments are ideal to get rid of unwanted body hairs without hurting the skin. This is a valuable trait, especially when it comes to the most sensitive parts of the body where infections are a constant risk. Professional Waxes provide this sense of safety, along with other benefits that leave the skin velvety and glowing for hours after a session.

When it comes to intimate waxing, there are two treatments that take the spotlight in most people's minds. While most of us have heard of Brazilian waxes and Hollywood waxes, it's easy to get them mixed up to the point that many people aren't clear on the differences that set them apart. In many ways, this has to do with the variety of options provided by different salons and spas, many of which divide intimate waxes into several categories to help clients decide exactly what they want for their session.

Starting with standard bikini waxes and going through packages that sometimes pair up Brazilian and Hollywood waxes with other treatments, all these options vary depending on how many parts of the body a client wants to wax in a single session and how long the treatment is expected to last.

What Is a Brazilian Wax?

A Brazilian wax removes most of the pubic hair, waxing the bikini line, the navel line, and the buttocks area. It only leaves a thin strip of hair at the top of the pubic area, similar to how bikini waxes leave an upside-down triangle of hair after removing all the hairs around a person's thighs.

What Is a Hollywood Wax?

A Hollywood wax leaves no spots of hair behind. It removes all the pubic hair from the front and the thighs and all the way to the bum crack. It waxes everything front to back, so it's the most thorough option when it comes to intimate waxing.

What Do Intimate Waxes Have in Common?

Both Brazilian and Hollywood Waxes fit into the category of intimate waxing. They demand lots of care, especially when waxing these areas for the first time since the skin needs to get acclimated to the wax. Waxing the pubic area for the first time will be more painful than waxing the legs, for instance.

2Also, some clients might feel uncomfortable if they're not used to the requirements of intimate waxes. There's a reason why estheticians don't recommend jumping straight into a Brazilian/Hollywood wax on your first wax session.

Clients have to sit/lie down in specific positions for several minutes at a time, and the esthetician needs to get close and personal with their privates to ensure precision and avoid harming the skin. This is also why it's so important for estheticians to create a pleasant environment that's inviting and orderly at the same time.

In the end, having professional taking care of your intimate area is safer, since there's no way to reach those parts of your body on your own without compromising the accuracy of the wax. And you can trust your esthetician to stay professional and keep your safety as their top priority.

Both wax treatments have other things in common, like their pre-and post-wax requirements:
  • The hairs need to be between 1/4 and 1/2 of an inch long before waxing.
  • Clients need to wash and exfoliate the area in advance.
  • Client needs to avoid direct sunlight, friction, and physical exertion for 24-48 hours after a wax. Tight clothes, exercise, and sexual encounters should all be avoided during the aftercare period.
  • Cooling pads and post-wax calming oils enriched with natural ingredients go a long way to soothe the skin post-wax.
  • Professional wax services include antiseptic products before and after the wax, but clients should still keep an eye on their skin to avoid infections. They should also stop applying artificial beauty products in the meantime.
  • Clients should avoid booking a wax session when they're on their period and in the days after they stop menstruating.
More importantly, in all instances, you can expect the hair to grow back in three to six weeks. In the same way that the sting of your first wax will decrease in subsequent wax treatments, the hairs will also take longer to grow back as you continue your wax regime, gradually growing thinner and easier to pull out.

Should I Go for a Brazilian or a Hollywood Wax?

At the end of the day, both treatments are fairly similar, with their differences having more to do with the client's esthetic preferences. You may want to get started with a standard bikini wax and see how your body fares with the sting before moving on to waxing the rest of the pubic area.

3Keep in mind that the skin down there is more sensitive, and removing the pubic hair leaves it more vulnerable to infections if you neglect it after a session. Post-wax care is always important, but it's truly essential when it comes to a successful Brazilian/Hollywood wax.

The specialists at Beauty Image USA have worked for decades bringing the best hair removal formulas to estheticians all over the U.S. We have products to meet every preference and we've perfected our waxes to soothe all types of skin, so you can always expect the best results in your Brazilian and Hollywood waxes. If you're interested in making our products part of your salon, we'll be happy to give you more information, so free to call TOLL FREE 888-513-8815 or fill out our website's contact form to get in touch with our specialists. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news and tips straight to your inbox.

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