Posted on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

summer special offersIf you like the idea of taking your bikini wax a step further with the Brazilian or Hollywood, chances are your biggest concern is about what it feels like.

Let’s be honest, waxing is never the most comfortable experience and in the bikini area, skin is even more delicate and sensitive.

However, the waxing process is mercifully quick and the results last a long time, giving soft smooth and hair-free skin. Regrowth tends to be finer too and easier to manage until the next appointment. Advocates of the Hollywood or Brazilian say it’s all worthwhile.  What’s more, a few simple preparation tips and tricks can make a big difference to the overall experience.

Hollywood vs Brazilian:

Understanding what to expect is the first step:

  • Hollywood waxing means that everything is removed – literally all gone
  • Brazilian waxing means removing everything – including the labia and bum – except a small piece in front is left

Bikini Wax Preparation:

Hair Growth

Prior to your appointment, you will need to go 1-2 weeks without shaving or waxing and have at least ¼ inch of hair. If you haven’t waited long enough, waxing will be more painful and less effective, so do be sure you’ve got enough growth for the wax to grip.


On the day of your appointment, exfoliate really well in the shower to loosen up dead skin and lift trapped hairs. You can use a loofah, brush, body glove or scrub – it’s up to you.

Pain Relief

If you’re really concerned about the discomfort, take a paracetamol or ibuprofen half hour before your appointment. This will work in time to ease any discomfort.

Don’t be Embarrassed

Yes, a Brazilian or Hollywood wax means exposing intimate areas. However, trained beauticians are highly experienced in this procedure, so there’s no need to be embarrassed. A good therapist will put you at ease and make sure it’s over with as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Think Positive

Remember, the waxing itself is incredibly quick and efficient and will leave you with smooth skin that’s clear of hair. The most common reaction is to think it wasn’t as bad as people expected and was definitely worth it for the results – that’s why so many women come back to repeat the treatment.

Hair Removal Putney

Cosmedics’ Putney Beauty Salon offers a full range of professional hair removal treatments with the very latest technology. Options include:

Treatment is held in comfortable and private treatment rooms conveniently located off Putney high street. Cosmedics Beauty, 4 Disraeli Road, Putney, London, SW15 2DS.

All treatments are carried out by trained beauty therapists who have carried out many treatments.

Consultation/patch test  for laser or alkaline hair wash is £25, which is redeemable against a course of treatments booked on the day of consultation.

Call 0208 246 4861 or email for an appointment.