My name is Ling and I am 31 years of age and I am still a Brazilian waxing virgin.  This is largely due to fear of not knowing what to expect, followed by my low pain threshold.  However, after reading Confessions Of A Brazilian Waxing Queen by Svetlana Burckhardt, I feel like I’m ready!!!  Allow me to share…

This is a book which got me hooked from start to finish.  In fact, I read the entire book on the same evening I got sent it for review.  For a Brazilian waxing virgin like me, it provides a helpful insight in what to expect if I ever decide to get a Brazilian wax.  And for those who get this done an a regular basis, they can identify and chuckle along to all the stories Svetlana shares in the book.

A Brazilian wax, also referred to as the full monty will remove all visible hair from the bikini line, pubic area, labia and anal area.  A client can opt to leave a small strip or triangle of hair on top of the pubic bone, or can choose the Hollywood Wax trend where all hair is removed, every last strand.

Easy to read – check.  Funny – check.  Helpful – check.  Ready to book a Brazilian waxing appointment with Svetlana – check…except she is based in Sydney!  Gah!  Never mind, because I got to ask Svetlana a few questions…

Svetlana Burckhardt, Director of EyebrowExperts and author of Confessions of a Brazilian Waxing Queen.

Q&A’s With Svetlana Burckhardt

1.  Why do we all need to read your book, “Confessions Of A Brazilian Waxing Queen”?

Well you don’t HAVE to, but I think you should : ) I have experienced so many funny, awkward and outright odd things in my years as a beauty therapist, especially when it comes to intimate waxing. I just had so much material, I needed to put pen to paper. I’m delighted with the results, if I do say so myself! As well as these ‘tales from the waxing table’, I have shared my personal beauty tips and tricks honed over the years, and an assortment of celeb beauty tricks. My main goal in life is to make women feel beautiful and empowered and I think ‘Confessions’ will help women feel this way.

2.  For a newbie, what are your top tips for finding a suitable Brazilian waxer?

Ask your friends! Look at their website and testimonials. Do not be lured by bargain basement offers. You pay for quality and professionalism, believe me! The room should be sanitary, there should be a fressh sheet on the waxing table, and the therapist should never double dip into the waxing pot. If you are unsure, run for the hills! Yes, it may be awkward. But it’s better than risking infection or a shoddy result.

3.  How should one prepare for a Brazilian wax?

Exfoliate daily in the lead up to your wax. Trim your pubic hair to between 1/8 and 1/4 inch length (it’s the courteous thing to do). If you are wary of the pain, take a panadol or ibuprofen. Avoid coffee beforehand as it is a stimulant and can increase sensitivity.

4.  Some Brazilian waxes last for 60 minutes, but you do yours in 7 minutes.  What’s your secret?

Years and years of doing treatments! Over the years, I have developed my unique method, which is based on expertise, stretching the skin and a variety of positions. Don’t worry though – you don’t need to be a contortionist to have one of my waxes!

Confessions Of A Brazilian Waxing Queen is available to purchase online at Amazon or Book Depository.

13 Comments on All You Need To Know About Brazilian Waxing In One Book

  1. khatsii
    27/10/2011 at 11:06 am (6 years ago)

    great review + interview! this is going to be on my xmas list HAHA maybe for the boyf to buy to scare him a lil >:D keke

    • Ling
      27/10/2011 at 12:22 pm (6 years ago)

      @khatsii, <3 thanks 😀 And yeah, scare him LOL

  2. Rin
    27/10/2011 at 1:00 pm (6 years ago)

    Brazilians seem scary, but once you get it done, it’s really not as bad as you think it will be. I’ve been getting them for years! And it gets easier with each session 🙂 Go for it!

    • Ling
      27/10/2011 at 8:16 pm (6 years ago)

      @Rin, *eeks* I don’t know…maybe one day I will summon the courage to spread my legs! LOL

  3. Gabs
    27/10/2011 at 3:39 pm (6 years ago)

    I can say with confidence that I will never get this done. haha. I could barely stand to get a gynecological exam and I only did it because uterine cancer runs in my family. And the pain -_____-

    • Ling
      27/10/2011 at 8:17 pm (6 years ago)

      @Gabs, Gynae exams MUST be horrible!!!! And for some bizarre reason, most of the gynaecologists I know are male!!!! Yikes!!!

  4. Megan
    27/10/2011 at 5:41 pm (6 years ago)

    This books sounds like a laugh! I’ve been getting brazilian waxes for years and once you get over the first time it really becomes no big deal at all.

    • Ling
      27/10/2011 at 8:18 pm (6 years ago)

      @Megan, You’ll probably enjoy it since you are a season waxer 😉 But I’m too scared…*eeks*

  5. javi
    27/10/2011 at 7:51 pm (6 years ago)

    Could you recommend a place where to do this?? I need it but I´m new here!! Please =_=

    • Ling
      27/10/2011 at 8:19 pm (6 years ago)

      @javi, Where do you live Javi?? And I don’t really know anyone because I don’t get it done myself…but I can ask for you…

      • javi
        28/10/2011 at 6:38 pm (6 years ago)

        @Ling, I live in st kilda, in wellington street

  6. Michelle
    27/10/2011 at 9:14 pm (6 years ago)

    Haha! I’m 32 and am also a virgin in this department. I just don’t get it. I still can’t get up the courage to try it and don’t think I ever will. There’s nothing wrong with being ‘neatly trimmed’ in that area instead.

    • Ling
      27/10/2011 at 9:48 pm (6 years ago)

      @Michelle, That’s true! Neatly trimmed is better than having a jungle – which is what mine was before I started using the Schick bikini trimmer 😀