At Celebrity Skin Chicago in Wicker Park, our expert estheticians provide high quality waxing services to keep your skin looking silky, smooth, and radiant all year long! Best of all, our Lycon line of organic wax products helps make your waxing experience as painless as possible.

Brazilian waxes are a popular style of bikini wax that can help you look and feel amazing. A Brazilian wax involves removing all hair in your bikini area, including hard-to-reach areas in the back. You may opt to leave a small “landing strip” or triangle in the front, or go completely bare; what ever leaves you looking and feeling your best!

If you’re new to Brazilian waxes, it can be easy to feel intimidated. Stories abound about how your first Brazilian wax will be painful, nerve-wracking, and an overall experience that you will be wary to repeat. Don’t let this hyperbole scare you! Many women find Brazilian waxing to be a luxurious self-care routine that they come to look forward to every 2-4 weeks, when most Brazilian waxes begin to grow out. In this blog post, we’ll discuss three things to know before getting your first Brazilian wax, to make your experience as relaxing as possible. If you’re interested in getting a Brazilian wax from one of our professional estheticians, contact Celebrity Skin Chicago today!

Let It Grow Beforehand

Before going to your Brazilian wax appointment, make sure that your hair is at least a quarter of an inch long. As a point of reference, that’s about the size of a grain of rice. For many women, this means not shaving for at least three weeks. While not shaving may be uncomfortable, it will be worth it once you see the pay-off of a silky smooth bikini area! 


One of the best ways to make your Brazilian wax be as enjoyable as possible is to practice deep breathing and other meditative techniques. Imagine you’re on a tropical beach or another tranquil spot. Another tip to help you relax is to prepare talking points ahead of time so you can chat away with your esthetician. All of our estheticians are more than happy to engage you in conversation to help ease your anxiety. We know that there’s nothing like a fun conversation to make the time go quicker. Most importantly of all, remember that your Brazilian wax is an act of pampering. By meeting with one of Celebrity Skin Chicago estheticians, you are committing yourself to looking and feeling great. Enjoy this time for yourself, and look forward to the stunning results.

Aftercare Is Important

After your Brazilian wax, your bikini area may be sore, red and a little bumpy. Don’t worry — these side effects should go away in no time, usually in an hour to a day or two. You might want to apply a soothing serum, such as an aloe vera gel or a hydrocortisone cream. Avoid hot water immediately after your wax, as this could be uncomfortable on your skin. While you wait the two to four recommended weeks for your next Brazilian wax, be sure to exfoliate your bikini area. This will not only ensure that your skin stays as smooth and nourished as possible, but also help to prevent pesky ingrown hairs. 

If you keep these three easy tips in mind, we assure you that your Brazilian wax will be as smooth (literally!) as possible. Are you interested in trying out a Brazilian wax for yourself? Contact Celebrity Skin Chicago today and look forward to a silky new you!