How Much a Brazilian and Regular Bikini Wax Costs

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There is a wide range of prices when it comes to getting a Brazilian or bikini wax. However, it can be narrowed down by type of bikini wax you're getting, if you're male or female, and other factors. For instance, the type of facility that the service will be performed in, along with its location, makes a huge difference in quality and price. There are also several styles that come with different costs, like having a basic bikini wax, American wax, or the Sphinx.

How Much a Brazilian and Regular Bikini Wax Costs

When determining how much a Brazilian or bikini wax costs, one factor to consider is the area in which you are looking to get the service done. There are several average nail salons that have a bikini waxing menu that starts at a mere $15, and there are high-end spas in Hollywood and New York where bikini waxing prices are up to $120 or more. Much of the quality and price of your wax will depend on the location of the salon, what type of products are used, and the kind of clientele they're aiming to attract.

A neighborhood salon that has affordable prices for their hair services is going to keep their waxing prices on the same line. Similarly, a high-end spa that offers a more luxurious experience and amenities are going to charge on the higher side.

Price Isn't a Measure of Results

You won't necessarily get an amazing service when you pay a higher price.

Similarly, you may not experience a poor service if it's on the less expensive side. Estheticians price their services based on experience, products being used, overhead, and what type of market they're trying to attract. Keep in mind that waxing is a business and everyone needs to earn money.

Estheticians that keep his or her area extra clean and sanitary will use more supplies and products.

For instance, double-dipping saves money, but it's not sanitary. An applicator is only supposed to be dipped into wax once and swiped against the skin, then thrown away. Using a fresh stick each time adds up. Thus, it helps to know what to look for in order to get a sanitary wax. The first step is finding a clean salon in order to get a safe waxing.

Bikini Wax Styles

There are several various types of bikini waxes, and every bikini wax style will cost a different amount. For example, there's the basic bikini or American wax where the hair is removed from the outside of the panty line. With this wax, you may have hair removed from the upper thighs as well. However, there's not going to be an abundance of wax being used, and the service will take less time. Thus, it will not be as expensive as styles that remove more hair.

On the other end of the bikini wax scale, you have the Sphinx. This is where every last hair is removed from the top of your pubic region, right on down to your peri-anal area and your buttocks. This is similar to and sometimes synonymous with the Brazilian wax. Because this style removes every last hair, there's often more time, products, and wax used. Ultimately, this is a more specialized service where technicians will have to take ongoing educational classes to perform the service.

When you get into bikini waxing designs, like getting a heart shape, you will be required to paying a considerable amount more. This is because it's challenging and time-consuming. In fact, one might agree that this type of service goes beyond the technical aspect of waxing, and into an art form where the bikini hair is uniquely shaped.

Gender Differences

Sometimes, salons and spas will even charge different prices for men and women. For instance, many salons or spas will charge more for a men's Brazilian wax, as it's an extremely specialized service.

Either way, it doesn't matter how much you pay if you found an esthetician that you're comfortable with, is knowledgeable, and concerned about your health and safety. You might be in some awkward positions, so you want to find the right person for yourself.