So I decided I’d jump on the Brazilian bikini wax wagon. I mean, I already wax my eyebrows and upper lip once a month so it can’t be so different right? The place to go for waxing services in Orlando is European Waxing Center. Let me be clear, this is not a sponsored post in any way. This is the real deal. I made my own appointment and paid in full. So now I’m going to tell you exactly what goes on behind closed doors.
Arriving At European Waxing Center
When I arrived, I was a little more than slightly terrified. I’ve been waxed once before and I remember it really didn’t hurt too much, it wasn’t comfy but it wasn’t awful. I kept trying to remind myself of this. But it has also been 8 years and things change. I checked in at the front desk and my waxer Kellcey came out to greet me. She led me into a small room with a table where I could lie down and said I could either get naked from the waist down now or wait until after my eyebrows were finished. I chose to wait because I’m not a creepy perv that wants to lie around with my vag hanging out.
What Happens Behind Closed Doors
European Waxing Center has this specialized wax formula that doesn’t tug at your skin so it isn’t supposed to hurt as much as regular wax. This is one reason I chose to book the appointment through their center. I can dig it I guess. I will say it was the longest eyebrow wax of my life and I thought maybe it was because of the wax. Perhaps it doesn’t remove as much hair at once or something? I mentioned this to Kellcey and she thinks she is just uber meticulous. In the end, my eyebrows looked great and I barely felt it.
After that, she told me to lose the pants and underwear and climb back up on the table. It felt out of place without a blanket or even one of those paper blankets to cover up with. I was undergoing this Brazilian bikini wax procedure for nearly 45 minutes and it makes you feel more on display than you’d even think being naked for that amount of time. However, Kellcey didn’t make me uncomfortable. She was a pro, using just the right amount of professionalism and humor to put me at ease. I’m certain she knows how to read people to ensure she can make anyone feel the same.
What Is A Brazilian Bikini Wax
To be clear, during a Brazilian the aesthetician waxes off every bit of hair on your vagina and in your butt crack. There is an option for shapes in the front but I chose to pass on those. Moving on, to get to every bit of hair the waxer will get up close and personal with your crotch. Luckily she will wear gloves, but her fingers go into places that may not have seen action in a while. She’ll need to pull things apart, lift things up and get in there. So if you go for the Brazilian bikini wax be aware, it is no place for a shy one.
You’ll be lying in the butterfly position with your legs out and your feet touching. The aesthetician will clean you up so you aren’t sweaty or oily. That’s first. Then there is some type of protection oil, you barely notice she is doing these things. Be prepared these waxers will also use a ton of wax. I commented to Kellcey that European Waxing Center obviously doesn’t train their waxers to conserve on wax. Each stick they dip comes out with a huge wad of purple wax and it will get smothered on you. They yank the actual wax, not a cloth strip, off of your body. This is supposed to help with comfort. If you get sweaty they dust you with powder and at the end they put a serum on you to keep ingrown hairs at bay. You get a few rules too like don’t exfoliate or tan right away.
The Truth About The Pain
I’ll admit it wasn’t terribly painful. I took two Ibuprofen and chewed up 3 Tums before I arrived and that may have helped. The very middle is always the worst as your labia is obviously going to be more sensitive than the sides of your bikini line. The part that wore on me was the amount of time it took. Almost 45 minutes and I was exhausted even with the pain being moderate. I didn’t like that aspect at all. You don’t really want her to hurry though because you want a job well done at $50 cost.
My other least favorite part was the butt strip. Not because of the pain, because I can barely feel it, but because of the position. On TV you usually see women on their knees with their butt in the air. I actually prefer this position to what European Waxing Center has you do, which is lay on your stomach and pull one of your butt cheeks apart from the other. My arm got SO tired after a short period of time. I have short arms and a big butt. It just wasn’t a comfy position at all. Some women find the “on the knees” position demeaning apparently but in this case I’d have to disagree. I talked to Kellcey about this and she understood where I was coming from and even commented that “we’ve come so far” as in, “is there really anything else that can make us uncomfortable at this point?”
Where The Real Pain Came Into Play
I want to add that I also chose to have my sideburns done as I have a goofy hairline. I’m constantly told by friends how much it hurts to have their lip waxed, yet mine doesn’t bother me at all. My sideburns on the other hand still hurt 12 hours later. For real my heart rate probably spiked through the roof when she did it. I almost made her stop and only had one finished. It feels like fiberglass is in my skin now. I will never do it again. The hair may just be scared to grow back so there will be no problems.
Cost Of A Brazilian Bikini Wax
I was excited to learn that European Waxing Center has pre-pay packages for a discount. I’m honestly considering doing this for my Brazilian bikini wax and eyebrows from here forward. You can pay in installments, good thing because I couldn’t have afforded it otherwise. Something like $450 for 12 Brazilian bikini waxes (you are paying for 9 and get 3 free) and you can pay $112 four times throughout the year. I could be wrong on that so don’t quote me but I’m rather sure I’m close.
So there you have it, at the end of the day my Brazilian bikini wax was not as horrifying as I was expecting. My waxer Kellcey made me comfortable, the wax really does feel 100 times better than any other I’ve experienced, and aside from a ton of X-rated nudity that lasted longer than I expected it was worth every penny I paid. If you are considering going full Brazilian I’d say go for it!