Both Brazilian wax and French bikini waxing can be chosen to remove hairs that grow on the bikini line or genital/pubic hair removal. However, there are some important differences between them that we explore below.
The year 1987 was the first time that New York City met the Brazilian waxing technique. This type of waxing was introduced by 7 sisters from Brazil. Later, this Brazilian waxing became popular throughout the United States of America and elsewhere in the western world.
With a Brazilian bikini wax, every single unwanted pubic hair is removed. This is made possible because the unwanted hairs that grow in front, at the back, or in between are removed as a whole during a Brazilian bikini wax. At times, some clients may ask the esthetician to remove every pubic hair from the bikini region although it is more common that the esthetician will leave a remaining ‘landing strip’.
In this waxing treatment technique, the esthetician will snip the hair first by means of a pair of scissors to enable the wax to reach the hair follicles. Then an application stick, usually made of wood, is used to apply the wax gradually to the area of treatment. Tweezing may be carried out to tidy up if there are stray pubic hairs that remain after waxing.
It is prudent to keep in mind that the esthetician should have strong professional experience since Brazilian waxing is quite a difficult technique to perform. Patients should relax, try to hold their skin taut, and breathe normally.
A different end result is the aim of a French bikini wax. While Brazilian bikini waxing removes all hair or only a landing strip, French waxing usually leaves a small vertical strip of pubic hair that measures about 3 fingers in width. Sometimes there may even be left an inverted triangular patch of bikini hair.
Yet the French wax will not remove the hair that grows in the buttock area which is contrary to the Brazil bikini wax in which buttock hairs are also removed. However, the hair that grows on the area of the inner labia will usually be removed in a French waxing pubic hair removal treatment.
Like the Brazilian wax, the French bikini wax usually requires the patients to remove their panties. So, if the patient is not likely willing to do this, neither waxing method is an option. Moreover, in a Brazilian bikini wax, the esthetician may ask the patients to adopt positions that expose their most private areas, such as to spread their legs wide open and so forth.
Therefore most often, patients that are going to wax for the first time may choose to undergo the French bikini waxing treatment initially rather than the Brazilian bikini waxing treatment, to experience the whole process and then to review where they stand on the possibility and type of future pubic hair removal treatments.