While Brazilian waxing is an excellent hair removal method, the thought of having our intimate areas stripped bare by a stranger can make us a little nervous.
Well, we’re here to tell you that getting a Brazilian wax is not all that horrifying an experience. Once you’ve got your choices covered, have made up your mind about the style that you want to go for, as well as know how to take care of your nether regions before and after an appointment, then you’ll be all set to saunter into a good Brazilian wax salon with ease.
Smooth and hairless skin is in your reach. Ahead, we share everything you need to know about Brazilian waxing in Singapore!
What is Brazilian waxing?
If you want to be completely bare down there, then a Brazilian is just the right wax style for you. Brazilian waxing removes hair from the front of your bikini area, down the middle, and all the way to the back (yes, your bum) so that you’re left completely smooth and hairless.
While a full Brazilian wax removes all hair from your nether regions, you can also choose other Brazilian styles that leave you with some coverage in the front, and in any shape you desire. The most common style is the Brazilian triangle that leaves a triangular patch at the front whilst stripping hair from the middle and back region.
How is Brazilian waxing different from a bikini line wax?
Although Brazilian waxing removes hair from the bikini area, it’s definitely not the same as a bikini line wax. The big difference between a bikini line wax and Brazilian waxing is that a bikini line wax doesn’t touch the hair in the middle and back regions, whereas a Brazilian bikini wax removes hair from the middle and back areas completely.
A bikini line wax – sometimes just called a bikini wax – is when hair is removed along the panty line and across the top so that it doesn’t show outside of a modest bikini bottom. It’s more of a light touch-up that neatens the bikini area for your beach days, so you can comfortably enjoy your fun in the sun.
This also means that you should be prepared to turn onto your side when you get a Brazilian wax, although not for a bikini line wax. Therapists will prompt those getting a Brazilian wax to turn onto their sides so that they can remove the hair from the bum area.
Brazilian wax vs. French bikini wax
Brazilian waxing is also different from the French bikini wax, which takes hair off the front and middle but doesn’t remove hair from the back area. A French bikini wax will also leave you with a narrow strip down the front – the reason this wax style is also often referred to as ‘The Landing Strip’.
Does getting a Brazilian wax hurt?
As with all other types of waxing, you can expect it to hurt the first time that you’re getting a Brazilian wax. The good news is that the pain gets lesser during your subsequent appointments, because the structure of your hair changes and becomes easier to remove.
What you can do to make sure that you’re more comfortable during your Brazilian waxing is to check that the salon you’re visiting uses hot wax rather than strip wax.
Hot wax only adheres to hairs and not the skin so it removes more comfortably without irritating your skin. The liquid wax is applied in a thick layer on the skin and allowed to dry before the therapist peels it off.
Strip waxing is when a thin layer of wax is applied to the skin then removed using a paper strip. This is a method that’s suitable for less sensitive areas like the legs or arms – less for your bikini area!
How to prepare before a Brazilian wax appointment
Being prepared for a Brazilian wax appointment will help move the process along smoothly (literally, with fewer ingrown hair bumps too).
1. Stop shaving a week before
The golden rule is to not shave at least seven days (and ideally two weeks) before you go for your appointment. You might be tempted to tidy up down there, but if hairs are too short, it makes it difficult for wax to adhere to them and almost impossible to remove.
DV tip: If you’re in doubt, it’s better to leave the hairs long rather than trim them too short. Your therapist will be able to trim the hairs to a suitable length while you’re at your appointment!
Give your body a gentle scrub each time you shower in the few days leading up to your Brazilian wax appointment. Doing so will help to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin and prevent ingrown hairs.
3. Take a warm shower
Whether or not you’re worried, it’s a good idea to take a warm shower just before. Not only will it help you feel less self-conscious during the Brazilian waxing, it will also soften your skin’s pores thus making it more comfortable to remove the hairs.
4. Choose a Brazilian wax style
It’s best to know what Brazilian wax style you want before you step into the salon, saving you the panic of having to make a decision on the spot.
Aside from the most popular Brazilian wax style that is the Brazilian triangle, you can also consider styles like the Brazilian Martini Glass – a wax style that is just as alluring as it sounds. It removes hair from the front and only leaves a tiny triangle right above the pubic bone; the rest of your bikini area will be stripped just like a regular Brazilian wax, where your middle and back will end up completely bare.
Even if triangles are not your style, you can try other fun shapes like the ‘Postage Stamp’ that gives you a small square section of hair above the pubic bone. Or, enter the ‘Heart Attack’ that’s in the shape of a cute heart.
However, you should know that professionals recommend a simple style because more complex shapes will require waxing to be performed in the opposite direction of hair growth, ultimately causing ingrown hairs and discomfort.
When you’re at the salon, also be sure to speak to the therapists about the style that you wish to get. Describe the style that you’re going for even if you’re not sure of what it’s called – you don’t want to leave with a wax that’s completely different from what you were expecting!
What happens during a Brazilian wax appointment?
If the top question plaguing your mind is “Will I have to strip down to get a Brazilian wax?” The answer is yes, you will have to remove your pants, shorts, or skirt, and your underwear in order for the therapist to perform the Brazilian waxing.
However, it’s not as embarrassing a process as you may think. Your therapist will bring you to a room where you can remove your bottoms in private. The salon may also provide you with a cleansing wipe and disposable underwear, so you can take comfort in knowing that you might not be completely bare.
Once you’ve removed your briefs, you’ll lay down flat on your back on the treatment bed, and the therapist will begin the Brazilian waxing process.
Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to place your legs in a butterfly position or turn over to your side – these positions allow your skin to be taut for hairs to be removed easily, or for the therapist to reach an area they otherwise can’t access.
Of course, it’s bound to hurt when the therapist peels off the wax from your skin. But deep breaths in and out, and you’ll get into a rhythm that makes each peel more bearable. Some people like to pop an over-the-counter painkiller before their Brazilian wax appointment too, just to lessen the pain during this first-time experience!
The dos and don’ts after a Brazilian wax
Your skin will be sensitive after a Brazilian wax session, so take care not to irritate it further.
1. Don’t: Exfoliate
Although exfoliation is a must-do before your appointment, you should stay clear of exfoliating products for 24 to 48 hours after as they will aggravate your sensitive skin.
2. Do: Take a lukewarm shower
You can certainly take a shower after you’re done with your Brazilian waxing, but adjust the heater so that you enjoy a lukewarm or cold shower – hot water can cause your skin to dehydrate.
3. Don’t: Use harsh soaps or products
Stay away from soaps that are too harsh and drying, and opt for gentler body washes like the Cetaphil Ultra Gentle Fragrance Free Body Wash (S$13.43) or The Honest Company Purely Sensitive Shampoo & Body Wash (S$12.71) that are both fragrance-free, mild, and gentle for sensitive skin.
4. Do: Use ingrown hair products
Aside from staying away from harsher skincare products, you can also include certain products to calm your skin and prevent ingrown hair or pesky bumps that your skin is more likely prone to after a waxing.
Ingrown hair lotions like the Skin Doctors Ingrow Go Lotion (S$24.50) or Fur Ingrown Eliminator (S$29.77) can be applied to skin 48 hours after, and once a day or according to the product’s instructions. These skincare products can help to release trapped hair from under your skin, getting rid of those uncomfortable bumps may turn up after a Brazilian wax.
5. Don’t: Head straight to the beach
With your skin clean and baby smooth, you might be tempted to hit the beach. But remember again that your skin is also still very sensitive post-Brazilian wax – which means that you should wait for about one or two days before you resume your regular physical activities.
Best Brazilian wax salons in Singapore
Getting a Brazilian wax isn’t just a matter of finding the cheapest salon that’s near you – to achieve optimal results, you want to look for a salon that uses the waxes that you love (like hard wax that’s gentler on the skin, or sugar pastes that are all-natural), abides by high hygiene standards (like doesn’t double-dip wax sticks), and – bonus – has a stylish space that makes you feel your best as you walk into the salon.
We’ve rounded up some of the top Brazilian wax salons around our sunny island!
1. Wax Factor
Located conveniently within the heart of town along Orchard Road, it’s super easy to head down to Wax Factor to primp your lady bits. The salon is known for its professional estheticians that use special techniques to reduce pain whilst waxing, as well as high-quality hard waxes that improve your waxing experience and results.
Don’t just take it from us – reviewers give this salon 4.9 stars out of five on Google, praising the salon’s estheticians for being skilful and professional. Many even say that the Brazilian waxing is the most painless that they’ve ever done.
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #04-18, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: Call 6634 4818, WhatsApp 8725 2722, or email [email protected]
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2. Miracle Sally Wax Parlour
Miracle Sally truly does miracles with waxing, not just achieving great waxing results but also putting customers super at ease at every waxing session.
Rated a perfect five out of five stars on Google, Miracle Sally is loved by customers for making them feel assured and comfortable during their Brazilian waxing sessions. The salon makes sure to take customers through what to expect and is patient to answer any questions that they may have.
Reviewers also say that their waxing experience was almost painless and they experienced little discomfort during the entire session.
If you’re looking for a quaint and cosy salon that provides warm service, then Miracle Sally is the salon to visit.
Enjoy an underarm waxing for just S$18 at Miracle Sally. See the salon’s full menu here.
3. Pink Parlour
Pink Parlour is a popular waxing salon in Singapore with outlets all around the island at locations like Capitol Piazza, Orchard Gateway, and Downtown OUE. Plus, it is also the Editor’s Choice and Reader’s Choice for Best Waxing Salon in the Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards 2021!
Step into any one of Pink Parlour’s salons and you’ll find yourself inside a chic and pink-clad space that adds to the overall waxing experience. Pink Parlour’s many outlets are rated high 4.7 to 4.9 stars on Google too, with reviewers praising the estheticians for being thorough and patient, providing a smooth Brazilian waxing with great results.
Besides Brazilian waxing, Pink Parlour also does waxing for the legs, arms, and underarms:
- Brazilian waxing – S$60
- Boyfriends Brazilian waxing – S$70
- Full arms waxing – S$42
- Full legs waxing – S$52
- Underarms waxing – S$17
Purchase your waxing appointments via Salon Finder!
4. Sugared Singapore
Go au naturale with Sugared’s all-natural and organic Brazilian waxing!
You’ll be hard-pressed to find another salon like Sugared that specialises in using sugaring instead of traditional waxing to remove hairs from the body. The salon uses a blend of only natural ingredients to create a paste that can be applied thickly to the skin – sugar, water, and lemon are all that’s a part of this mix. It’s so natural that the salon even lets you taste this edible paste (if you want!) before you begin your treatment.
The sugaring paste already has a thick consistency at room temperature, and so it’s applied, cooled, onto the skin, which means that you won’t have to worry at all about getting burnt during your Brazilian. Sugaring is also known to be a more painless method of hair removal, plus at the hands of Sugared’s expert estheticians, you can trust that the entire process will be as smooth as it can be.
The salon’s eponymous Brazilian Virgin treatment – Brazilian sugaring for first-timers – is S$70 for females and S$95 for males; the sessions will last 60 minutes and 75 minutes respectively.
Address: Click here to view the full list of outlets
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 6pm (Sat to Sun, & PH) | Downtown outlet is closed on Sun
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Think of hair removal in Singapore and the first brand that comes to mind would probably be Strip!
Strip’s Brazilian wax is done with strip wax (not hot wax) that is applied thinly onto your skin. Once the wax has dried, the esthetician – or what Strip calls their Waxperts – will place a cloth over the wax and peel it off with one quick motion.
Waxperts are also friendly and deft at their tasks – you’ll be hooked on getting smooth skin at this salon, and we’re betting that you’ll be back for more.
If it’s your first time, you even get to enjoy a 30% discount on your Brazilian wax. Simply book an appointment through this form on their website.
6. Wax Loft
Keep your eyes peeled Westies, because there’s an affordable Brazilian waxing salon that’s hidden right in your neighbourhood!
Wax Loft is a home-based salon located in Jurong West, where all waxing is performed by owner Jennifer. Don’t underestimate the quality of the services in this quaint space – Jennifer makes you feel right at home and masters the art of doing Brazilian waxing so that the process is almost painless.
Wax Loft opens appointment slots each week, and you can keep up-to-date with the dates available on their Facebook page. A Full Brazilian is priced at S$60, or you can get a five-session Brazilian package for S$280 as well.
Make your bookings by WhatsApping the Wax Loft! Psst: First-timers get S$5 off their Brazilian waxing.
You’ll strut out of the salon with super smooth skin with Supersmooth’s Brazilian waxing!
Who doesn’t love a clean, modern, spacious salon interior? Supersmooth’s Centrepoint outlet, for one, welcomes customers into a gorgeous lounge space that’s splashed with beautiful colours – pink, blues, and yellows – and decorated with plush sofas where you can sit and wait for your turn. It doesn’t matter the location, you’ll enter a clean and aesthetically pleasing salon and appreciate professional waxing services with Supersmooth.
Supersmooth also uses hard wax to do Brazilian waxing, which adheres only to the hairs and not the skin so that your skin won’t suffer from accidental abrasions. The process is that your hairs are trimmed to the right length, then hard wax is applied and peeled off after it cools – just like that, you’ll be rid of your bush for up to four weeks.
Shed it all at Supersmooth – get a Brazilian wax for S$50 at this salon.