Naked Truths About Brazilian Bikini Waxing

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If you think Brazilian Bikini Waxing seems like a strange career choice you are not alone, my dad asked me not so long ago if I was a drug dealer because he just can’t wrap his mind around what I do for a living.

The truth is that I have been very successfully providing Brazilian Bikini waxing services at Spa 10 Encino for 15-years, and 90% of women have the same concerns/questions surrounding this mystifying spa service.


I thought I would share a few Naked Truths and Deep Insights surrounding Brazilian Bikini Waxing:

Your vagina is not the hairiest.

Seriously, I get asked this question all the time and 99.9% of the time the answer is, “no, your vagina is not the hairiest that I have seen.”

Should You Take It All Off?

Another common question clients as us at Spa 10 Encino, “should I wax all the hair off”?

Our Answer: this is a personal preference, but I am going to speak my 15 years of Brazilian Bikini Waxing truth to you when I respond to this one.

Taking it all off makes that area look really young or really old. A triangle is a good camouflager if you are looking for a happy medium.

Can Pain Levels Can Be Controlled?

Yes, it’s painful, but here a few bits of info on how to reduce the discomfort:

  1. Plan your Brazilian Waxing appointment for one week after your period ends and stick to this schedule. Our bodies are way less sensitive right after our cycle ends than the two weeks before our period starts.

Every four weeks is the usual amount of time to get your Brazilian wax.

  1. Trim the hair a tiny bit before your appointment. Trimming is tricky because we don’t want you to take the hair down to stubble, but if you come to your appointment with a jungle going on down there, it makes it harder for us to navigate efficiently and more painful for you.

*Think of this as a “less is more” type trim. A quarter inch long is the perfect length to achieve a clean wax.

  1. Clean and friendly is key to comfort.

Choosing a waxing spot that is sanitary and has a friendly staff will reduce your overall anxiety surrounding this intimate service. Get a referral or read some online reviews.

*Remember cheaper is not always better especially when you are going to be feeling very exposed.

Sex and The Brazilian Wax

If you are investing in a Brazilian Wax to spice up your sex life or because there is a new “someone special” that you want to impress, there are a few things you should consider before booking your appointment.

  1. You might be sensitive for a few days.
  2. You might look red and inflamed for a few days.

Book your appointment, at least, three days before any special occasion.

P.S. No matter how flexible, talented and/or frugal you are, I don’t recommend trying to accomplish a Brazilian Bikini Wax at home.

My years of experience and the stories clients have shared prove that this is just one of those things that you should let a pro do for you.

Spa 10 Encino is proud to provide Brazilian Bikini Waxing and our staff has over 15 years of experience in helping you look and feel beautiful.

Subject: 5 Tips to Finding an Eyebrow Waxing Guru


Getting your eyebrows perfectly shaped can be a scary experience.

As a 15-year licensed esthetician it’s fair to say that I have been around the eyebrow waxing block quite a few times and I have seen some scary stuff.

At Spa 10 Encino, we have had so many new clients come in a panicked state because they have experienced an eyebrow waxing nightmare at a random waxing spot.

  • Eyebrows waxed too thin – hello 1980.
  • Second degree burnt skin – not pretty!
  • Eyebrows waxed so unevenly it’s frightening.
  • Half an eyebrow missing (yes, I have seen this).
  • The middle waxed so far apart that the client was convinced she looked like an alien being.

So, how do you avoid an eyebrow waxing tragedy?

*I know tragedy sounds pretty dramatic when talking about an eyebrow wax, but lets be real… nobody wants to walk around looking like a crooked alien being with burnt skin.

5 Tips to Finding an Eyebrow Waxing Guru

1. Get A Referral

Ask a friend or even a stranger in line at Starbucks, who has amazing brows. Don’t be shy because the truth is women love to share a great find.

2. Check Instagram #your area #eyebrow waxing

Look for real life work. A good eyebrow waxing guru will proudly share their eyebrow art on social media.

3. Call and ask for a pre-wax consultation

This is your opportunity to express exactly what you want. Bring photos – they help.

At Spa 10 in Encino the eyebrow waxing consultation is a crucial part of your appointment. We ask lots of questions and we actively listen because we want you to look and feel beautiful after your eyebrow wax.

Here are some important questions to ask:

a. Do you have any before and after photos you could send me?

b. Do you have insurance? No joke and so many licensed estheticians don’t invest in this type of protection for their clients.

c. Do you double dip your wax stick? It’s unsanitary and dangerous and you don’t want to spend your waxing dollars at a place that operates worrying about the cost of a wooden stick more than your safety.

Here’s what to visually look for:

a. Your estheticians eyebrows. My experience is that most waxing practitioners will shape yours in a similar fashion to their own.

b. A clean lobby and waxing area/treatment room.

c. A spotless wax pot. The reality is you want someone who practices from a place of integrity and professionalism and the wax pot is a sure sign of how this person operates.

4. Check Yelp Photos and Reviews

In many cities YELP is a wonderful referral source and you can get a feel for the way the business is run.

A business owner who is excited for the opportunity to earn your business will most likely have a robust YELP platform (full of details and photos) and respond to any negative YELP reviews.

5. Trust your gut

We all have a powerful source of intuition and if something doesn’t feel right… then follow your gut and keep searching for the perfect place for you to spend your waxing dollars.

5 Tips To Create An Amazing Facial Experience

The reality is that there is an esthetician on every corner, and it’s confusing to know who will provide you with the very best results.

1. Do some research to find a facial spot that speaks to your specific skin care concerns.

  • Get a referral from a friend who takes her skin care seriously.
  • Check out Yelp Reviews.
  • When you spot someone with glowing skin, compliment her and ask her where she goes for facials. Women love to share a good find.
  • Ask your hairdresser, personal trainer or yoga instructor, they usually have an amazing Rolodex of really good estheticians.

2. Don’t go to the cheapest spot on the block. Facials are one of those things where you get what you pay for.

* A good price point for a facial can range from $85.00 – $200.00 depending on your skin type, the results you would like to achieve and the technology that will be used during the facial.

3. Look at the menu of services and see if the esthetician offers a complimentary skin care assessment.

Setting up a complimentary facial assessment gives you the opportunity to get to meet the person providing the facial. A meet in greet is a good way to determine if you feel comfortable spending your hard earned money with this skin care practitioner.

Let’s be real… having someone touch your face and extract your pimples and blackheads is an intimate and personal thing, and you’re going to want to make sure that you feel comfortable with this person and if you are anything like me you’re going to want to make sure the facial room is spotless.

4. Plan in advance.

I suggest booking your facial appointment a few days before any event.

If you’re prepping for a major life event (ex: wedding, bat mitzvah) start a few months out so your esthetician can get to know your skin and see how it reacts to certain products and techniques.

5. Enhance the results by investing in a good home care regime.

It is not any different than going to the dentist… you wouldn’t invest in a dental cleaning and then go home and never brush your teeth, would you?

After you have invested in a good facial, you can easily continue to enhance the results by working with your esthetician to create a customized (for your skin type) home care regime.

I always recommend a cleanser, moisturizer and chemical SPF as facial regime starters.

Try Our New Deluxe Stem Cell Facelift Treatment

Spa 10 is excited and proud to announce this regenerating facial treatment.


Who’s it for?


If you are looking to:

1. Slow Cellular Aging

2. Plump and Firm the Skin

3. Increase Hydration Levels

4. Increase Circulation (this detoxifies and brings life back to dull looking skin)

This facial incorporates the appropriate anti-aging modality to insure proper product penetration. Your licensed esthetician will customize this segment of the treatment to fit your skin care needs.

Regular Price: $150.00

September & October Intro Price: $125.00


P.S. – Lori will be on vacation from September 16 – 27. Jordan and Maranda will be available for all your skin care needs.

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