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What is involved in a Brazilian wax?

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A Brazilian wax is a waxing procedure that removes hair from the front of the bikini area as well as the buttocks area and the genital area. There is traditionally a strip of hair left on the front area, but clients have the option to have all of the hair removed. A Brazilian wax takes an average of 15 to 30 minutes to perform.

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Brazilian waxes are performed on a nude body with an option of a paper thong. The pubic hairs are first trimmed to a quarter of an inch for the wax to effectively remove the hair. Talcum powder is next applied to the skin to prevent the wax from sticking to the skin. The waxer then applies hot wax onto the body with a wooden stick before placing a cloth strip firmly on the warm wax. The cloth is pulled off once the wax is cooled, which results in the hair being pulled out of the skin by the roots. Stray hairs are removed by tweezers at the end of the waxing session, and the waxer will likely spread a soothing salve over the waxed area.

Brazilian waxes are usually painful, especially during the first session, but it reduces upon each waxing. Brazilian waxes last three to six weeks.

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