Bikini Waxing 101

Bikini Wax Tips

March 8, 2018 - 11:48 am

Even though every salon and technician has their own waxing technique, Blink will walk you through what you can expect at a regular bikini wax.

1. Hair should be about 1/4 inches long.

One of the biggest mistakes many women make before getting their first wax is shaving. The wax will not be able pick up your hair when it's too short.

2. The time of the month matters.

Do not schedule a bikini wax within three days before to your period because your skin will be be extra sensitive.

3. Take a shower before.

This may seem obvious, but it's worth a reminder. You'll feel less self-conscious and our waxing specialist will thank you.

4. There will be pain.

Unless you've been doing bikini waxes for years and have become desensitized from the pain, it will still hurt a bit. However, it does depend on your pain tolerance, so it hurts some people more than others.

5. Your waxer will get up-close and personal.

Depending on how much hair you're having removed, the experience may involve a lot of — for lack of a better term — spreading. In order to give your waxer access to all the spots you're getting waxed, you occasionally may need to assist or move into awkward positions.

6. Leftover hair will be tweezed.

There will usually be some hair leftover from the wax which will then be removed with tweezers.

7. You'll look like a plucked chicken afterward.

After getting a wax, your skin is often red and irritated, so wear loose clothing to your appointment so you'll be comfy afterwards. The redness should go away overnight, but you definitely won't smooth and bikini-ready skin right after your treatment.

8. Hydrocortisone cream can soothe your skin.

To treat post-waxing irritation, apply a hydrocortisone cream because it will soothe the inflammation, lessen itchiness and reduce redness.

9. Exfoliate often!

Exfoliation on a daily basis reduces ingrown hair!

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