Waxing FAQ | Z-Va Wellness Spa & Float Center
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waxing faq

what to know about waxing

Book your appointment right

Please schedule all the services you want when you make the appointment. People often book a bikini wax and then ask for a full brazilian, which can double the allotted time, and different areas may require different technicians.


Let it grow

The hair in the bikini area should be a quarter-inch long if it’s fine and a half-inch long if it’s coarse. That means you’ll need to wax approximately every two to five weeks.


Wax types

We use two different types of wax: hard and soft. Both are effective, though many people find hard wax, which is usually used for the bikini area, less painful and request it.


Bikini vs. Brazilian

A Brazilian wax removes more hair than a bikini wax. Whereas a bikini focuses on the front and sides (what would be visible in a swimsuit), the Brazilian removes the front, sides, back and everything in between, often only leaving a strip of hair in the front—or none at all. Most of the time, you can leave your underwear on during a standard bikini wax.


Preparing for a Wax

If you’re worried about pain, take one or two Advil an hour before your appointment. If it still hurts, ask the technician to apply strips to smaller areas at a time. We also recommend an exfoliating scrub the day before and advise not to apply body lotion the day of the wax.



After the tenderness has subsided, we recommend to exfoliate in the shower to remove dead skin so the pores don’t become clogged, causing ingrown hairs and bumps. If bumps do appear, “don’t squeeze or tweeze!”.