If you're a regular to the bikini waxing game, you've probably been rocking the most popular wax style without fully knowing you were. Though many women in the great pubic hair debate claim to be going for a more natural finish, according to Melanie Coba, European Wax Center brand ambassador and beauty expert, the Brazilian still reigns supreme across their many salon locations. This doesn't come as a total shock, but Coba tells us that the attitude toward the Brazilian has changed entirely. Rather than wearing the badge of honor once associated with a Brazilian Wax in the '90s, it's more of a form of self-care to Coba's clients.
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That said, waxing—a popular form of hair removal—isn't exactly a standard dinner-table topic, so most people looking for some tips re: their first-time wax tend to get their information from the internet. The problem with that? When it comes to Brazilian and Hollywood waxes, people often conflate the two, and this can very quickly become a problem when, come waxing time, you ask the technician for something you don't actually want. True, both Hollywood and Brazilian waxes involve the removal of most of the hair down there, but there is, in fact, a difference between the two. Meet the Expert.
All Jennifer not her real name wanted was a smooth bikini line. But within 24 hours of getting a bikini wax at a reputable New York City salon, an infection crept in. She developed a fever of , chills, and pain in her left thigh.
When it comes to hair removal down there, it's easy to get confused by all the different bikini wax styles and salon lingo. But don't worry, because we're making things a lot simpler, so next time you head to the salon you know exactly what to ask for. Now you can find out what all the names, shapes and techniques mean, from Brazilian to Hollywood waxes, we've covered them all. Oh, and you get to see 'em recreated in glittery sequin style