How do you get the best Brazilian wax job? The skill and experience of the Brazilian waxer (usually a licensed esthetician) is VERY important. It can make the difference between a torturesome Brazilian wax and something that is merely uncomfortable.
I asked Dannielli Marcellino, "Arizona's Queen of Waxing" at Suddenly Slimmer Day Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, does as many as 15 Brazilian wax jobs a day. Here's her advice on how to find the best Brazilian waxers and have the best Brazilian experience.
Finding A Great Brazilian Waxer
- Get a personal recommendation, and go to someone who does a lot of Brazilian waxes. "Is she busy? If she can take you any time she's not busy," says Dannielli.
- Don't merely go on the reputation of the salon. I had a Brazilian wax at J. Sisters, widely acclaimed for having brought the procedure to New York City from Brazil. The person who did the procedure couldn't speak English and left me badly swollen for a week.
- Don't EVER just drop into a spa and ask for a Brazilian wax. The last thing you want is someone who doesn't do Brazilian wax very often practicing on you.
What To Do Before Your Brazilian Wax
- Avoid getting a Brazilian wax four days before, after, or during your menstrual cycle.
- Take a pain reliever like aspirin or ibuprofen a half-hour before the Brazilian wax.
- Put a pain-relieving cream like No Scream Cream on the area a half-hour before your Brazilian wax.
- Your licensed esthetician should be able to communicate in your language, be impeccable about cleanliness, put you at ease and show consideration and tact. Dannielli gives her client a towel as to cover the side she isn't working on to make them feel more comfortable.
- She should use a gentle wax and wear gloves. Dannielli uses a honey-based wax with soothing chamomile extract vitamin E.
What To Do After The Brazilian Wax