Everything You Need to Know About Bikini Waxes—But Were Afraid to Ask

A little girl with a surprised face

A little girl with a surprised face

If you’ve never gotten a bikini wax before, you may have some reservations. To ease your mind and relieve some of your fears, we’ve decided to compile a list of things that you should know before you head into that first appointment.

Don’t worry! It’s not so bad.

Here is everything you need to know about bikini waxes, but were afraid to ask:

1. It Hurts, but It’s Not Intolerable

You remember the waxing scene in the movie 40 Year-Old Virgin? Although he screamed and writhed in pain, the truth is that most waxing is, yes, painful but not intolerable. Your waxer will spread warm wax on the areas you’ll be receiving hair removal and you’ll feel a slight sting for a few seconds. Nothing more, nothing less.

2. You Can Get Waxed When You are On Your Period

Although some women report more sensitive skin during this time of the month, it is possible to get a bikini wax while you’re on your period. All you need to do if you happen to be on your period is just make sure you are wearing a tampon. Other than that, the waxing appointment will go as normal. However, if you feel completely uncomfortable and need to reschedule, that’s completely fine too.

3. It Can Be Awkward, But Your Waxer is a Professional

Even though getting a bikini wax can make you feel really vulnerable (yes, lying halfway exposed in a salon can be a little weird), but your waxer will do everything possible to make sure that you are 100% comfortable. She won’t be judging you; she’s simply there to do her job. So don’t sweat it! And if something is ever super uncomfortable, don’t be afraid to speak up.

4. You Might Have Some Redness Afterwards

Getting any kind of hair removed can result in some tender, red skin afterwards. Don’t panic if you go home and you see a tiny bit of irritation. After the appointment, to avoid any more irritation don’t take any hot baths and stay out of the sun for about 24 hours.

Schedule a Professional Waxing at Volume Eyelash Studio

Do you need to schedule a professional waxing in Santa Barbara? Call the Volume Eyelash Studio at 805-881-2242 to schedule an appointment for legs, eyebrows, or a bikini wax!