How to Pick the Right Leg or Bikini Wax this Summer

Waxing is one of the safest and most effective ways of removing unwanted hair from your body. Waxing is popular with both men and women because it offers a long lasting, cost effective solution for soft, smooth and hair-free skin.

Your approach to body hair removal is a personal choice, and there are a variety of options in waxing services that allow you to customize your experience. While your esthetician will talk with you to better understand your hair removal goals, and personalize your service based on a combination of your skin type, sensitivities and desired outcome, it’s important that you arrive at your appointment with an idea of what to expect.

To help you prepare for your next appointment and decide which type of treatment is best for you, here is a quick guide to the most popular waxing services.

Legs Waxing – Full and Half

Most women love the appearance and silky feel of hair-free legs, which is the reason that full and half leg waxing are the most popular services. Waxing eliminates the risk of injury from razor shaving – not to mention unsightly razor bumps.

Whether you choose a full or half leg waxing is a matter of personal preference. A half leg wax removes hair from just above the knee all the way down to the toes if desired. This is great option for preparing your legs for skirts, longer shorts and sandal season.

However, if you’re looking for more complete hair removal, a full leg wax is a better option. By removing hair all the way to the top of the upper thigh, this is the perfect solution for leg baring summer attire and for women who want luxurious, smooth feeling skin from the top of the leg down.

Bikini Wax

A bikini wax is a treatment that extends past the legs to the bikini area and is typically offered in two forms – classic and extended.

A classic bikini wax is ideal for women who a want a clean appearance when wearing traditional bikini style bathing suits, or to avoid excess hair peeking out on the sides of their underwear. The classic bikini wax removes approximately 1 – 2 inches of hair from both sides of the bikini line and about an inch on top. The classic wax does not include removal of hair from the naval area or buttocks.

Based on your preferences, you may choose an extended bikini wax, which is similar to the classic, but with a focus on extra hair removal from the sides of the bikini line.

Brazilian Wax

For women who prefer a completely hair free look in the bikini area, a Brazilian wax is often the best choice. For a Brazilian wax, your esthetician will work with you to carefully remove all the hair from the pubic area, including the labia and buttocks.

Some women, especially those coming in for the first time, have concerns and questions about waxing such an intimate area. Rest assured that our estheticians are professionals, with their only concerns being your safety, comfort and satisfaction with the results. We’re happy to discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions before your appointment.

Summer is coming, and that means it’s time to make plans for spa services that will have you looking and feeling your best as the temperatures rise. We offer waxing services to fit all your needs, including facial, arm, underarm, leg, bikini, and services for especially for men. Contact Reflexion Spa to learn more and schedule your appointment.