Entertainment Fashion & Style Tips for Waxing Pubic Hair Share PINTEREST Email Print Fashion & Style Hair Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Makeup Fragrance Tattoos and Body Piercings Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By Naomi Torres Contributing Writer Naomi Torres is a licensed cosmetologist and a contributing writer for Byrdie. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Naomi Torres Updated February 12, 2017 Waxing pubic hair can mean all sorts of things- from cleaning up the sides to getting rid of it all. Along with taking and leaving hair exactly where you want we help you with DIY directions, how to lessen pain, finding a clean salon, a great wax tech, designing advice and gender-specific tips. 01 of 10 The Styles for Women Digital Vision / Getty Images A clean up? How about it all gone? Whether you want a little or all of it off, there are many bikini styles to choose from. And beyond that, the hair you want left can also be customized. A regular, full, French, Hollywood and Brazilian bikini waxes are some of the most requested and commonly named styles. Just remember, you can always create your own custom style to your personal liking. 02 of 10 How to Wax Bikini Line Photo Athit Perawongmetha / Getty Images Any technician who knows what they are doing uses at least some hard wax because it's perfect for coarse hair like in the bikini zone. It goes on thicker than soft wax and 'shrink' wraps the hair as it hardens, allowing the hair to come off easier and resulting in less pain. If you want to save some money, we have good news: You can pick up hard wax at your local beauty supply store or get it on-line. And better yet, we have the directions on how you can wax your bikini line right at home. It's a little trickier to use than soft wax, but you'll love the results! 03 of 10 Best Wax & Kits Lars Klove / Getty Images If you're opting for the do-it-yourself option, we put together the top products and kits that can tackle bikini hair. No, you don't necessarily need to shell out a lot of money or buy special equipment. You can use one kit that costs the same as a regular professional bikini wax to do multiple hair removal sessions at home. 04 of 10 Men's Bikini and Brazilian Wax Photo Michele Constantini / Getty Images Women aren't the only ones waxing away, men are getting hairless beneath the boxers. Guys are a bit newer in entering the waxing world, especially in the bikini area. So there's some things you should know about how to prepare (and expect) from your hair ridding experience. 05 of 10 The Styles for Men You guys have your choices too. You might be surprised just how popular this service is for men. Learn about some of the common styles for male bikini waxes and what they entail for removing hair below the belt. 06 of 10 Brazilian Tips Photo: Athit Perawongmetha / Getty Images A Brazilian wax takes off almost all hair from the back and the front, sometimes leaving a small strip or triangle. If you dare to get this type, you'll need to get it done professionally. This isn't the time to save money and try to tackle it yourself at home. Because it removes a lot of hair in the sensitive bikini zone, there are certain things you should do before and after to care for your Brazilian. These tips can be used for any bikini wax to minimize side effects like pain, irritation, bumps and ingrown hair. 07 of 10 How to Find the Best Wax Tech Michealangelo Grafton / Getty Images If you've decided to pay for your wax, then of course, you want the best of the best. You don't necessarily need to pay top dollar to get the ultimate experience. Here's how to find the craftiest tech in your area that will make you feel comfortable, have you feeling the least amount of pain and provide exactly the style you want. 08 of 10 Find a Clean Salon Photo Thomas_Eye Design / Getty Images Opting for a professional to do the job of waxing your bikini, doesn't come without possible issues. You want to make sure the salon or spa and the technician you go to is keeping it clean, protecting you from getting an infection, or worse, a disease. Some simple signs can help you see if they are putting your safe and healthy before profits. 09 of 10 Curb Pain Image Courtesy Relax and Wax Let's face it, waxing the bikini area is a very sensitive zone and doesn't come without some measure of discomfort (read: pain). Fortunately, there are easy ways to take the ouch factor down a couple notches and make this experience more bearable whether you are doing this yourself or seeing a pro. More: What to Apply for a Nearly Painless Wax 10 of 10 Designs Brand New Images / Getty Images There's more than just removing hair. If you like the dramatic or want something different you can get it designed into different shapes, colors or even with jewels. Some of these creations can be done on your own. How's that for the new meaning of designer bikini?