Bikini vs. Brazilian Wax

What is the difference between a bikini wax and a Brazilian wax? Which one should you get?

Both bikini and Brazilian wax remove unwanted hair down there – in and around the panty area. The difference comes down to how much hair is removed. In general, with a Brazilian wax, all hair (or almost all of it) is removed, while bikini wax leaves more hair inside the panty line.

Let’s take a closer look so you can make the best decision about the type of waxing you want.

The Brazilian Wax

Many love Brazilian wax. It’s the most popular service at our Salon!

A Brazilian wax removes all pubic hair: from the front, back, and sides. All hair is removed, including the hair on the labia.

You can request a strip left in the front if you don’t want to go completely bare.

The Bikini Wax

Choose from two options for your bikini wax: a basic or French bikini wax.

The basic bikini wax includes hair removal outside the panty line and one finger width inside the panty line. Labia is left untouched. The hairline below the navel is also included.

The French bikini wax is similar to a regular bikini wax, except the hair is removed further inside the panty line. A two-finger width strip is left in the middle, and the labia is left untouched. Removal of the hair below the navel is also included in this service.

Which one is better: Brazilian or Bikini Wax?

We wish we could tell you. But it’s up to your preference.

Some swear by Brazilian wax, while others prefer bikini wax.

Here are a couple of things you can consider.

1. Brazilian wax can be more painful.

A Brazilian wax can be more painful than a bikini wax, depending on your pain tolerance. The reason is that the waxing includes more sensitive areas.

Before you say no, though… know that our estheticians are rock stars in waxing! They will make sure to get you in and out quickly – and safely – and with the least amount of pain possible. This brings us to point number two.

2. Talk to your salon/esthetician.

If you are not sure which waxing to get, you can always ask your esthetician and talk it through. We want to help you make the best decision for you!

When you are ready to book your appointment, regardless of which wax you choose, we are here for you and ready to help you strut your best bikini line wax ever!

Learn more about Bikini Wax

Learn more about Brazilian Wax

Recommended Aftercare Products

Waxing aftercare includes taking steps to help prevent ingrown hairs and irritation. We use Strip products at our salons. You can now get these products too!

Purchase your products online – before or after your visit – and get 10% OFF – Use code WAXLASH10 at checkout!

smooth operator ingrown hair serum

Strip’s Smooth Operator treats and prevents razor burns and bumps resulting from waxing, tweezing, shaving, laser hair removal, and electrolysis. Used after shaving or waxing, Smooth Operator helps to nourish and smooth your skin. A convenient roll-on application ensures even coverage for optimal results.