1761 Garnet Avenue
Pacific Beach, CA 92109

Brazilian Wax - What To Expect


Does it hurt?

A little painful, yes, but the results are well worth it. You’ll eventually get used to the discomfort. Routine waxing helps to reduce the pain, and will minimize irritation. 

What should I do to prepare for my visit?

You should arrive “freshened up” or if there isn’t time, we provide moistened “towelettes” for your convenience. 

How long should my hair be?

Hair growth should be at least 1/4" but not longer than 1/2" (about 2 week’s growth) for the most effective waxing. Hair should be carefully trimmed if necessary. It should be free from oils and lotion to make hair removal easier. 

How long should I wait to get waxed after I’ve shaved?

You need some growth for the wax to adhere to the hair. Hair should be at least 1/4" (about 2 week’s growth) for the most effective waxing. 

How long will it last?

The results will last anywhere from ten days to three weeks. We recommend booking appointments every 4 to 6 weeks. The hair eventually gets softer and thinner every time it grows back. 

What can I expect afterwards?

Let your skin heal. After you get your Brazilian wax, it is likely that your skin may be slightly irritated and possibly red. If this happens it will usually clear in a few days. Apply Polysporin at least once a day for 3 days to speed healing. 

What can I do About Ingrown Hair?

We recommend using a loofah sponge 24 hours after waxing. This is a great routine to do every day to get rid of the dead skin cells and help “lift” the hairs growing out. It will also help to speed up the hair removal process. 

What are the possible side effects of waxing and how can they be minimized?

  • Although we can not predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. Hair may break at the root during waxing, causing some hairs to grow out faster. Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible break outs.
  • Avoid the sun immediately after waxing and please wear sun screen; recently waxed areas are prone to hyperpigmentation (permanent darkening of the skin) if exposed to the sun.
  • Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24 hours after waxing.
  • Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
  • Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc) and loofas for at least 24 hours after waxing as they might further irritate your skin.
  • Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs.
  • Regular exfoliation may be helpful to remove dead skin so your hairs can get out above the surface of the pores and not become ingrown.
  • Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation.
  • Some people will experience a rash after waxing. It is not a break out and will last under a week. If this happens, apply Polysporin (NOT Neosporin) at least once a day for 3 days.
  • An annoying consequence of shaving and waxing -- occur when a hair curls into the skin and grows in the wrong direction, resulting in a red, irritated bump that can become infected. To help avoid ingrown hairs, I recommend using the loofah 24 hours after waxing. It helps pop the hair out of your skin to keep the skin healthy.

The benefits to Brazilian waxing?

You'll feel all clean and shiny, and you'll be slick during intercourse. The results will last anywhere from ten days to three weeks, with no maintenance, and there's no shave that can get you this smooth. In fact, that's the biggest benefit -- no more shaving! For me, a Brazilian wax is the way to go. A little painful, yes, but the results are well worth it. You eventually get used to the discomfort, and once you do you'll never need to prop that leg up in the shower again. You'll be happy. Your partner will be happy. It'll be a smooth experience. 

What are the drawbacks to Brazilian waxing?

You may still experience red bumps and ingrown hairs, just like with shaving. However, regular use of a loofah sponge will eliminate dead skin that prevents the now-weakened hair to get to the surface of the skin. Additionally, you have to go ten to fourteen days between wax jobs, so you'll have a period of time with stubble. 

About our waxing…

We are proud to offer “state-of-the-art” hard wax, which is easier on the skin than ordinary “strip” wax. The hard wax requires a special technique that native Brazilians do best. This type of wax is not one of the cheapest to get in the U.S., but its quality of attaching only to the hair and not to the skin makes the process less painful and easier. 

Our Brazilian waxing is performed by Brazilian technicians. 

Bella Brazil is licensed in the State of California. 

Sticks and tools used are disposable and/or sanitized and sterilized. OUR WAX IS NOT REUSABLE. After the wax has been used, it is disposed of. 

Our professionalism, cleanliness and the expertise of our technician make Bella Brazil the perfect place for your Brazilian Wax. We provide a comfortable, private, relaxing atmosphere.