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What is a Rio bikini wax?

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A Rio de Janeiro bikini wax is a modified form of Brazilian waxing, which removes the hair from the bikini area, buttocks and lower stomach. It leaves a small vertical strip of hair on the mons pubis.

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Administered by a professional waxing technician at a salon, a Rio de Janeiro bikini wax removes the hair from the bikini area as well as the buttocks and below the navel. The small vertical strip of hair left on the mons pubis for aesthetic purposes is sometimes referred to as a landing strip.

During the waxing process, the technician spreads warm wax onto the hair to be removed, then presses a sanitary cloth strip onto the wax until the material adheres to the wax. The technician then quickly pulls the cloth strip off of the skin, which removes the wax and the hair. The results of a Rio wax generally last three to six weeks.

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