Waxing for women

We want you to feel confident and knowledgeable whenever you come in for a treatment at one of our salons.

Since 1990, our caring and experienced waxing professionals have performed services for women of all ages and sizes.

Nationwide, Essential Beauty performs over 3000 bikini waxes a week.

You can trust the waxing professionals at Essential Beauty for all your bikini waxing needs. Whether you are wanting a normal bikini wax, XXX Brazilian or something in between, the choice is yours.

We know you are an individual and we understand that you should have what you like.

Thinner, finer hair regrowth – eventually, when your hair does grow back, it will grow back finer, weaker and softer.

Smoother skin – waxing removes hair from the root and with the exfoliation action that waxing brings, you will find that your skin will be incredibly smooth.

Healthier skin-waxing not only removes hair from the root, it also physically exfoliates dead skin cells which means hair removal and skincare at the same time.

Long lasting results – because your hair is being removed from the root, it will take much longer to grow back.

Be sure to keep up your bikini waxing all year round for soft and smooth skin.

Bikini Line Definitions

Bikini waxing versus shaving

When you wax, it provides a smoother and longer lasting result because it removes hair from the root. Shaving cuts the hair below the skins surface and this creates a prickly feeling. You will find a much healthier solution in waxing as it provides exfoliation as well as hair removal giving you, the smoothest skin possible.

Bikini waxing and hair removal creams

Not only does waxing provide longer lasting and smoother results, chemical creams can cause irritation of the skin and in some cases burn if left on for too long. They also only remove hair just below the skin’s surface and not from the root.

Bikini waxing versus IPL and Laser

Laser hair removal and IPL can be risky and may not work due to your skin type and hair colour. It can be very expensive especially if does not work out to be a permanent solution for you. Waxing provides smooth results and healthier skin for 3 to 4 weeks and is very cost-effective.

Bikini waxing versus Epilators

Epilators are machines that remove hair below the skin’s surface similar to shaving or tweezing. They are slower and significantly more painful than waxing. Waxing provides longer lasting and smoother results with minimal discomfort.

Bikini waxing versus Home Laser Hair Removal devices

These devices are new to the market and do not work for everyone due to hair and skin colour pre-requisites and the power of the device. You don’t want to end up with an expensive at home device that does not work.

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So, what type of bikini wax would you like?

At Essential Beauty, we offer 4 different types of bikini waxing to suit our clients because after all, it’s all about you! These include:

X Bikini                         Removes all hair outside of the bikini brief line area

X+ G-String                  Removes all hair outside of the G-string area

XX Brazilian                  Hair on labia and in-between bottom removed

XXX Brazilian Bikini      All hair removed on labia, underneath & in-between bottom

We have helped thousands of clients with their hair removal needs since 1990. Trust the experts!

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  • Grow your bikini hair to between 1/2cm and 1cm long. Use hair clippers to trim if they are longer than 1 cm. Be careful if you use scissors for trimming as you could make some of the hair too short.
  • Have an idea as to the type of bikini waxing you would like. You can discuss with our waxing professionals your type of bikini wax preference in your appointment.
  • Exfoliate the day before waxing to remove any dead skin (but not on the day of your waxing appointment).
  • Moisturise your skin on the days before, but do not apply moisturiser on the day of your waxing as it interferes with the wax.
  • Wear old, loose easily washable underwear. Alternatively, ask our staff for disposable G-string underwear.
  • Let your waxing professional know about any skin conditions you may have. For example, irritated, infected, cut, sunburnt or dry skin.
  • Inform your waxing professional of any medications you are taking such as antibiotics or steroid creams which may not be compatible with waxing.
  • Assist your waxing professional by holding the skin tight near the area being waxed. This supports the skin and will reduce discomfort.
  • Consider taking a Panadol or Advil one hour before your appointment if it is your first time. Most people do not mind the minimal discomfort which only occurs at the time and stops immediately after. Wear loose comfortable clothing after waxing to avoid irritation caused by rubbing from tight clothing.

Waxing is very quick with minimal discomfort. Particularly after your first wax as less hair grows back and the ones that do, are finer.

Before Bikini or Brazilian waxing Do Not:

  • Have a wax when you are close to your period as the skin becomes more sensitive during this time.
  • Sunbake or go swimming on the day of your waxing.
  • Apply moisturiser on the day of your wax to the area as some moisturisers can interfere with the wax.
  • Exfoliate on the day of your waxing as this makes your skin sensitive and could cause irritation.
  • Exercise one hour before your waxing session.
  • Drink alcohol or any stimulants such as coffee or caffeine before waxing.

 

  • Your waxing professional will make sure the wax is not too hot or too cold. You can ask her to check the temperature by placing some on her wrist for your own comfort.
  • Your waxing professional will liberally apply pre-wax lotion to the area being waxed and then dry it thoroughly. There should be no pre-wax lotion left on your skin when the wax is applied.
  • Your waxing professional will dust your skin with powder. This acts as a buffer, so the wax adheres to your hairs and not to your skin. This means less redness. Your waxing professional may use tweezers to remove some of the hairs missed by the wax. This usually occurs if the hairs are too short or ingrown. Proper consideration needs to be discussed with your waxing professional as to whether the hairs are long enough for waxing. Strip wax is more efficient than hot wax for shorter hairs.
  • Your waxing professional will look over the waxed area to ensure the removal of any remaining wax.
  • Your waxing professional will soothe your skin by applying an after-wax or Aloe Vera based lotion.

 

When you work together with your waxing professional by engaging in dialogue and telling her what you want, you will get the best results.

Homecare post Brazilian Bikini waxing

Below are some tips on what you should do after your Brazilian or Bikini wax:

  • Expect your skin to be sensitive and a little red. The skin should look evenly red and spotty where the waxing has occurred.
  • Use Ingro Stopper ingrown hair treatment to keep skin soft and enable new hairs to come through more easily thus preventing ingrown hairs.
  • As some areas and skin types have a tendency for ingrown hairs, two days after waxing, lightly exfoliate the area to remove dead skin that can prevent new hairs coming through.
  • Use only warm water (not hot) when washing.

Do not use saunas, spas, steam rooms, pools or lie in the sun for 48 hours after your wax

Laser IPL Laser Hair Removal
  • You will have soft, smooth, hair-free skin on your bikini line for three to four weeks. Your hair will slowly start to return over the area. The hair that returns will be much softer and lighter.
  • You can easily have another wax after three weeks, though some clients like to wait four weeks. This allows more hair to come through resulting in a longer lasting wax. Leaving your waxing longer than four weeks will put you in the next hair cycle and waxing will not last as long. Waxing every three to four weeks is the optimal time period to prevent hair breakage and ingrown hairs.
  • If you get caught and have to shave in between waxes, you will not experience that soft skin again until the shaved hair has finished its growth cycle, which can be up to 3 months. It is important to keep up regular Brazilian bikini waxing for best results all year round.

If you have any questions that are not answered here, contact our friendly staff at your nearest Essential Beauty salon for more information.

What is the difference between a bikini, X wax, X+ G-string, XX wax and Brazilian XXX wax?

X Bikini                          Removes all hair outside of the bikini brief line area

X+ G-String                   Removes all hair outside of the G-string area

XX Brazilian                   Hair on labia and in-between bottom removed. Hair on the pubic bone left

XXX Brazilian Bikini       All hair removed including that on the labia, underneath and in-between bottom

Does a Brazilian bikini wax hurt?

There is minimal discomfort. However, you may consider taking a Panadol or Advil one hour before your appointment if you are a first timer. Remember to wear loose comfortable underwear and clothing as well.

When is the best time to have my Brazilian wax?

First thing in the morning is a great time to have your Brazilian bikini wax when you are at your freshest. 

How old do I have to be to get waxed?

It really depends on you, your needs and your hair. Waxing should be a luxurious experience. If you’re feeling apprehensive, we can put you at ease by slowing your wax down and carefully explaining all you need to know for achieving smooth, hair-free skin which will increase your confidence at any age.

How long should my hair be, before it gets waxed?

We recommend a minimum of ½ cm in length.

Is Brazilian Bikini Waxing Safe?

Our trained waxing professionals have tertiary qualifications and the appropriate certification to ensure that your bikini wax experience is safe. In addition, Essential Beauty has been offering Brazilian and bikini waxing services since 1990.

How much does Brazilian waxing cost?

Follow the hyperlink below for Brazilian and bikini waxing prices tailored to your needs.

https://www.essentialbeauty.com.au/price-lists/

How long does a Brazilian wax last? 

Brazilian waxing lasts between 3 to 4 weeks and is cost-effective.

How long does a Brazilian wax take?

Usually around 15 minutes

Is a Brazilian wax safe during pregnancy?

Yes, it is. Although your skin may be more sensitive. Come first thing in the morning when you are well rested and take some pain-relieving medication if you are able.

How do I prevent ingrown hairs?

Use Ingro Stopper ingrown hair treatment which removes dead skin cells and other matter from the pore opening which can trap hair, causing it to bury itself underneath the skin. This causes Folliculitis (Ingrown hairs).

Ingro Stopper will condition the hair and skin keeping both soft, preventing ingrown hairs.

Why is it called a Brazilian wax?

It is called a Brazilian wax because of its origins from Brazil where the locals wear shoestring type bikinis on the Brazilian beaches.

  • Do…
    • Grow your leg or body hair out to between 1/2cm and 1cm long. Use hair clippers to trim if it’s longer than 1cm. Scissors don’t work well for trimming as you could make some hair too short.
    • Exfoliate two days before waxing to remove any dead skin. Don’t do this right before the leg or body wax, as you’ll run the risk of inflammation.
    • Make sure your skin is not irritated, inflamed, cut, infected, sunburnt or too dry.
    • Moisturise your legs or body on the days before but do not apply moisturizer on waxing day, as it interferes with the wax.
    • Wear loose comfortable clothing after waxing to avoid irritation caused by rubbing.

     

    Waxing is very quick and discomfort is minimal, particularly after the first wax as fewer hairs grow back and the ones that do are finer.

     

    Don’t…

    • Sunbake or go swimming on the day before waxing.
    • Apply moisturiser on your legs or body on waxing day.
    • Exfoliate on waxing day as this makes your skin sensitive and could cause inflammation.
    • Exercise one hour before your waxing session.

Do…

  • Discuss with your therapist the type of waxing you would like. Is it full leg or half leg or ¾ leg? Is it back, shoulder?
  • Let your therapist know about any skin conditions (irritated, infected, cut, etc.) you may have.
  • Assist your therapist by holding the skin tight near the area being waxed. This supports the skin and will reduce discomfort with a better overall result.

 

What happens during waxing…?

  • Waxing is very quick and discomfort is minimal, particularly after the first wax as fewer hairs grow back and the ones that do are finer.
  • Your therapist will make sure the wax is not too hot or too cold. You can ask the therapist to check the temperature by placing some on her wrist.
  • Your therapist will liberally apply pre-wax lotion to the area being waxed and then dry it thoroughly. There should be no pre-wax lotion left on the skin when the wax is applied.
  • Your therapist will dust your skin with powder. This acts as a buffer, so the wax adheres to your hairs and not to your skin. This means less redness and this guards against skin lift.
  • Your therapist will work in small sections, applying wax in the direction of your hair growth.
  • She’ll press calico onto the wax and quickly remove the strip, peeling it in the opposite direction of your hair growth.
  • Your therapist will use wax remover to clean off any remaining wax.
  • Your therapist will soothe your skin by applying after-wax lotion or an aloe based lotion or gel.

 

If you feel one of these steps has been missed or hasn’t been done well, please stop your therapist and let her know. When you work together with your therapist, you will get the best possible results.

Do…

  • Expect your skin to be sensitive and a little red. The skin should look evenly red and spotty where the waxing has occurred.
  • Use antibacterial or anti-inflammatory moisturisers and only use warm water when washing.
  • Two days after waxing, lightly exfoliate your legs and/or body and use Ingro Stopper to soften hairs and help prevent ingrown ones.

 

Don’t…

  • Use saunas, spas, steam rooms, pools or lie in the sun for 48 hours.
  • You will have soft smooth hair free skin for up to two weeks. After this, the slowly returning hairs will be softer and lighter.
  • You can easily have another wax after 3 weeks, although some clients like to wait 4 weeks.
  • If you get caught and have to shave between waxes, you won’t experience that soft skin again until the shaved hair has finished its growth cycle, which can be up to 3 months. This is because you need to wait for those shaved hairs to fall out. Some will grow long enough to be waxed, but others will need to fall out on their own. Unlike shaving, the aim of waxing, is to remove the entire hair from the follicle.

 

If you have any questions that are not answered here, contact our friendly staff at your nearest Essential Beauty salon for more information.

 

PS Just for men

It’s not just women who benefit from waxing. Men can also have some “Man scaping”, including the Manzilian. Ask our staff for more details.

For more information on facial waxing please click here

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