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The Best Brazilian Waxers

How To Get The Best Brazilian Wax Job


The Best Brazilian Waxers

Dannielli Marcelino, Arizona's Brazilian Wax Queen

Photo By: Suddenly Slimmer Day Spa

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.

What To Look For During 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.

  • Your esthetician's skill will determine in large part how painful the Brazilian is. She shouldn't do too large an area at once, or go over the same area twice. She might ask you to participate by pulling on your labia to help make the skin taut. This makes sure she gets a better "pull".

  • Spa sanitation is critical during a Brazilian wax. DANGER SIGNS: a dirty room, a stick already in the can, and wax on the floor or walls. The therapist should NEVER, EVER double dip the stick into the can of wax. (This means using the stick on you and then putting it back in the can.) If you see this, LEAVE IMMEDIATELY!
  • What To Do After The Brazilian Wax

    • Use Aquaphor to soothe the skin in the first day or two after the waxing.

    • Two days after the Brazilian wax, use Tend Skin to help prevent in-grown hairs.

    • Stay out of the sun and tanning beds for two days after the Brazilian wax. The skin has lost some of its protection and is more sensitive.

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