TreatNOW Beauty Basics: Bikini Wax Styles Explained

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The bikini wax is the staple of female beauty salon treatments, a task so personal and imperative to get right that it is always best to leave it in the hands of a well trained professional. It can be difficult to decide which style of bikini wax to ask for especially when there are so many different ones on offer. In order to make your next bikini waxing experience the most effective, here is an explanation by TreatNOW of the different styles of bikini waxing and the best places to get them.



Regular Bikini Wax

This is a great option for those who want a brief tidy up or for whom this might be their first venture into the world of bikini waxing and want to ease themselves in gently. This treatment removes all hair outside of the knicker line and is relatively quick and painless. This and the full bikini wax below are pretty commonplace for any salon in London, and you can get the both at London Beauty and Tanning near Bond Street.

 Full Bikini Wax

This id the next step up from the regular bikini wax and it’s where the hair from the outside of the knicker line is removed as before in addition to some from the top. This will create a smaller tidier look and the therapist my go deeper into the knicker line if you request, however they will need to stay near the top of your bikini area for this to be a full bikini wax.

 French Bikini Wax

The French bikini wax removes all the hair from the front – in and outside of the panty line – except for a small landing strip or triangle. The wax is then continued to be applied downwards but it does not reach all the way to the back and round. This is great if you want a clean style but do not want the pain of having the majority of your hair removed. This treatment is less common but if you head over to somewhere like Urban Rites in Chelsea, they offer waxing combinations where you can request this treatment.

Brazilian Wax

The next step up from the French wax (and another continent over) is the Brazilian wax, which is perhaps the most commonly requested of all waxing styles. Most of the hair is removed including right up round the back where your perineum is and what is left is either a small triangle or landing strip at the front. Your therapist should ask you what you would prefer. Tara’s Beauty in Victoria offers this treatment in either strip or hot wax form depending on your preference.

 The Hollywood Wax

The Hollywood wax has had a surge in popularity over the last few years and it is the option for the most experienced of waxers. The Hollywood is where all of your hair is removed from your genital area, not even leaving a small patch of hair at the front. This is the treatment that you might want to psyche yourself up for. As this is quite an intense treatment you might want to head over to a specialist place like The Luxury Wax Bar at Pharmacentre, who have a team of specialist experts and pride themselves on military precision hygiene.

These are the most commonly named waxing styles that are used in most salons across London. However, it is always good to check the specifics of each salon when you book your appointment. Failing that, any good salon will allow you to customise your wax so that you can feel safe that you have chosen the right one.


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