On a daily basis, I have clients come in for a Brazilian wax and some of the first words that come out of their mouths are, “I read online.” or “my friend tried waxing herself and the wax got stuck and wouldn’t come off.” When it comes to brazilian waxing that last thing you want to do is go off someone who had a bad experience. Waxing does NOT have to be scary. It is a very quick service. On average I do 15-20 Brazilians daily taking no longer then 10 minutes each one. It is very rare that something goes wrong. If it does, it’s usually because I was not informed of a medication the client is taking.

A few helpful tips when preparing for a wax:

  1. Always inform the technician what medications you are taking and if you are allergic to anything. (they should ask)
  2. Take ibuprofen 30 minutes prior to help with pain.
  3. Exfoliate the skin 24 hours prior to the wax to prep the skin for waxing.
  4. Make sure your hair is at least 1/4 inch long or 2 weeks of hair growth.

If you do all of these things, your wax will go a lot smoother. It is very important to find a waxing technician that is experienced and knows what they are doing. Ask around, read reviews, and ask how long the technician takes. Time is a big factor. If it takes over 25 minutes, the technician probably is not as experienced as others. To get a brazilian wax under the age of 18, it’s a requirement to have a parent come in and sign a waiver.

After the wax, you can expect a little redness, and tenderness. Don’t worry! This goes away quickly. Waxing is great for so many reasons. You don’t have to worry about the red painful bumps from shaving, your hair thins out over time, you don’t get itchy like you do with shaving, and it’s a quick service that you only have to do every 4 to 6 weeks.

Jessica Powell owns Calm Spa and Salon in Pleasant Grove. Located in Utah County.  She specializes in the Brazilian wax and is known for the 10 minute Brazilian. You can schedule your next appointment with her or our other brazilian wax professionals at