Everything you need to know about intimate waxing

We’re in the midst of holiday season and some of you may be considering having your first-ever Brazilian or Hollywood wax.

We understand that the idea of being half naked and having every hair removed from your nether regions may be a bit intimidating, so to ease your mind we’ve pulled together a bit of a rundown of how we do it at The Barn.

Yes, you will be half-naked

Firstly, yes, you will have to remove your bottoms. Underwear/ disposable undies just get in the way for the Brazilian and Hollywood, and we want to make sure you have the best results. We’ll leave you to remove your bottoms and tuck yourself under a towel on our super comfy beds. When you’re ready we’ll come back in and make a start.

Everyone feels a bit self-conscious

Remember, our therapists are professionals; they've seen it all before and perform these waxes every day. Whilst we appreciate that being half-naked can be uncomfortable, and you may think you’re the hairiest person in the world (you’re not!); to us it’s all very normal and your worries are totally unnecessary.

Yes, we do see your butt!

The Brazilian and Hollywood remove a lot more hair than your average bikini wax. The Brazilian typically leaves just a landing strip/ small triangle of hair at the front, and all hair removed down below and yes, round the back! The Hollywood is total hair removal,front to back. As we said; we've seen it all before...

No downward-dog here

We’ve very much about preserving your dignity and we want you to be comfortable; we won’t ask you to lie with your butt in the air. For the majority of your treatment (15 - 20 minutes) you’ll be in a standard waxing position; one leg bent up at the knee and the other bent flat on the bed at a right angle, exposing one side of your bikini line.

And then?

After the top and side sections, we’ll move on to the more intimate area. Yes, there is some waxing of the labia involved, and we may have to adjust you here and there to get your skin taut. It's not quite as awkward as it sounds, but we think it's important to know, and it is to ensure you get the best results!

For the last bit (yes, the butt bit) we’ll ask you to lift your legs and hold them up. Thispart takes approximately 5 minutes, and then you’re done!

Does it hurt?

We use Lycon wax; with its low temperature it provides a much more comfortable treatment and is 50% less painful than traditional waxing. Every client is different though and there may be some areas that have more of a sting than others. There’s no tweezing involved as Lycon gets every last hair!

Most of our clients are surprised to find the area around your bottom doesn't really hurt and they love the final result!

Waxing is one of our most popular treatments. Find out more.