Brazilian Wax Etiquette

by Lucas Dearaujo on July 29, 2022

Whether you are considering a career in waxing or have been waxing for quite some now, knowing basic Brazilian wax etiquette is essential. Most people want to look perfect while at the beach. This is why a full Brazilian wax is highly recommended. 

For a stress-free experience, knowing what to expect from the appointment is important. There are a number of questions that you are likely to have about the procedure. Now, you might even be embarrassed or afraid to ask these questions. But, you have to know more about the procedure to ensure that you are fully prepared. To help you get ready, we share all the information. 

What Is A Full Brazilian Wax?

Considered to be one of the most popular hair removal procedures, a full Brazilian wax ensures that hair is removed from your entire body including your intimate region. Unlike a bikini wax which only removes hair around the bikini area, a full Brazilian wax eliminates all the hair from your body. This ensures that your pubic bone and labia are also cleared up. This process is also known as a Vajacial Treatment.

Special wax is used for a full body waxing. Usually hard wax is melted because the easy of use on large surface areas like the entire body. When you go for your Brazilian wax appointment, you need to be aware of the etiquette. Now, you might not know but a full Brazilian also removes the hair inside your butt crack and the anus. However, it is up to you to decide whether you want to wax your precious region or not.

So, What Is Brazilian Wax Etiquette?

Even though Brazilian wax etiquette might seem like common sense, it is not always the case. You have to clean up before your appointment, not drink a lot of cocktails, and avoid going to the gym on the same day. Each and every single thing that you need to know is covered below. So, let’s get straight to it. 

Clean Up Before the Appointment (If You Can)

Similar to how you would shower before a visit to the gynecologist, you must clean your intimate region and wear fresh underwear when going for your waxing appointment. It would ensure that you feel confident when you visit. Taking out a few minutes to get ready for the session will put you at ease and make things a whole lot easier for the other person. 

At the end of the day, you are an adult and you sweat, especially when it is summer. It is almost impossible to avoid certain things. Besides, you should be able to dry off that sweat. Moreover, bodily fluids are perfectly normal if you are a lady. The esthetician understands this. But, it is still important that you are a bit proactive. All you have to do is take a shower or wipe yourself up before the appointment. It should help get rid of odor and body oils. Thus, being prepared would ensure that the esthetician has no trouble getting straight to work and providing you with the results that you are looking for. 

Avoid Going to the Waxing Appointment After Hitting the Gym

If there is one thing that you should ensure, it is to avoid going for your appointment after you have gone to the gym. It is a Brazilian wax etiquette that you have to follow. To ensure cleanliness, you have to ensure that your body is not sweaty or oily as it would prevent wax application. Therefore, you would not get the best outcome from the procedure. Whether it is too much lotion, sweat, or oil, each of these would prevent the wax from doing its job. This is why the esthetician would struggle to get the job done. In fact, you would also experience significant pain. 

Don’t Be Drunk or Tipsy During the Brazilian Wax Appointment

When you go for a Brazilian wax, you have to be in your senses. This is especially true if it is your first time going for one. Although you might think that a drink or two would make you feel good, you need to think again. It is a common misconception that drinking before waxing would increase pain tolerance. However, it could not be further than the truth. The fact is that drinking alcohol tightens the pores and makes it harder for hair to be removed. Hence, you would experience more pain. Besides, being drunk or tipsy will make you quite uncomfortable and the esthetician would have a difficult time doing their job.

Pee before the Waxing Session

Even though you can use the bathroom to go pee in a regular wax session, you cannot do the same if you are having a full Brazilian. You would be unable to get up to use the restroom even if you have to go pee badly. This is why you have to head to the toilet and let nature take its course before proceeding with the appointment. It would ensure that you have nothing to worry about once the session begins. 

Relieving your bladder is crucial so that you can sit back and let the esthetician get to work. Keep in mind that gentle pressure would be applied during the procedure which would push your bladder and give you an urge to pee. It is due to this reason that you must use the toilet before the waxing. There is no need to feel embarrassed. You can ask the esthetician to guide you to the toilet. 

Is Your Pubic Hair Very Long for Waxing?

For the best waxing experience, your pubic hair needs to be long. It is recommended that they should be at least a quarter an inch or the length of a rice grain. There is no need for you to feel self-conscious as longer hair would be better grabbed by the wax. If you decide to trim your pubic hair, it would prevent the wax from providing the best results. Besides, you must keep in mind that the esthetician has seen all lengths of pubic hair. 

What Position Do You Need To Be In For Waxing?

When the Brazilian wax begins, you are most likely to be told to lay flat with legs open and knees bent similar to a butterfly position. It would allow the esthetician to thoroughly wax the bikini line. In case there is a need for any modifications, you would just have to position one leg to ensure that the other can be waxed. To wax your butt strip, a number of positions are suggested. Hence, it all depends on the esthetician. 

There are various positions that may be suggested such as lying on your stomach and using your hands to spread your ass cheeks so that the esthetician can get rid of the hair easily. Otherwise, you might lie on your side while ensuring that one leg tucks into the stomach and reaches back in order to spread a cheek at a time. Besides this, you may need to opt for a back roll so that you can lie on your back. 

If it is your first time going for a Brazilian wax, you should ask the esthetician to explain each position to you to enable you to decide which position would work best. It would prevent embarrassment and anxiety so that you have nothing to stress about. 

Do You Have To Be Completely Naked for a Brazilian Wax?

There is no need for you to be entirely naked for the session. However, you would have to remove clothing from the waist down. But, anything above your waist would remain. You will need to wear adequate clothing when you go for a Brazilian wax. For instance, if you have a romper on, you would have to take it off. If you feel uncomfortable being naked, there is no need to worry as the esthetician will guide you and make sure that you are comfortable. 

Is It Possible To Get A Brazilian Wax While On Your Period?

It is very much possible to get waxed if you are on your period. But, it is definitely not recommended. Now, waxing your body during the menstrual cycle is perfectly normal for the esthetician. All you have to do is wear a tampon. Keep in mind that you might already experience some pain as your intimate areas would be quite sensitive. Hence, it might not be the best idea to get waxed when you are on your period. If you require a Brazilian wax and have no option, you can go for it. 


A full Brazilian wax has become extremely popular in recent times. This is why the esthetician will find it to be quite easy and straight forward. You do not need to worry about them feeling uncomfortable or nervous when seeing your intimate areas. In fact, they would simply try to ensure that you do not feel uncomfortable. The technique used by the esthetician depends on just how comfortable you are. The esthetician will try to get to know you better by asking questions. You must ensure that you follow the Brazilian wax etiquette that we have mentioned so that you make their job easier.