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…
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?