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Brazilian Waxing for Plus Size Princesses: Eight tips for Going to Brazil!

Last week, Irina, the woman who does my waxing mentioned that some salons ask plus size girls to pay more for a Brazilian Wax,  because of their size. That really broke my heart, because reputable salons will not charge you a “fat fee”. According to Irina, the rates should be based on the service they provide not the size of the customer.

Below is a video and 8 tips for big girls who are looking to “go the Brazil” this summer… lets go! (press play, the video works!)

  1. A Brazilian Wax is when you wax everything from the front to the back (Yes, the back!)
  2. A big girl should not be charged more for a Brazilian wax. My Aestetician says that rates are based on the type of work (i.e. legs, bikini line, full brazilian) not the size of the person
  3. Having good chemistry with the person doing your wax makes the awkward/intimate process of waxing so much easier. Don’t be afraid to walk away or ask for someone else. Its your body and your money 😉
  4. I always skip nail salons and go to dedicated waxing salons or spas for my wax. This makes it easier to find someone who makes me more comfortable, if needed
  5. You will have to take your clothes off from the waist down, so I often wear a dress so that I can just take off my chonies (aka underwear) and pull the dress up easily
  6. I also offer to help, when needed. Sometimes, I have to move my chub out of the way and/or hold my tummy taunt. Saying “let me know if you need me to help” in the beginning tells my aesthetician that she wont offend me by asking
  7. Getting a wax can often feel like yoga. Irinia, my wax lady has me in a lot of crazy positions so that she can get to all my “nooks and crannies”, for me this is why good chemistry makes things easier
  8. Always remember, having a brazilian wax can make a girl feel very… *wiggles eyebrows* I always try to make sure I get my waxing done at times when it wont affect my decision making on dates. That’s all I’ll say about that!



Plus Size Brazilian Wax & Spa Review (Spa Ja)

Remember when I went to Miami and got my first Brazilian Wax?

Well, getting waxed has slowly become something I do regularly. I like the hygienic benefits and with my active gym schedule (swimming, changing in public etc.), I like not having to worry about maintenance “down there”.

The first brazilian I got was at Completely Bare, a hair removal spa with locations all over New York City. The experience and process was stellar. If I had my way, I’d go to them every time. Unfortunately, Completely Bare is on the pricey side and CeCe’s on a budget so I’ve started exploring other places to get it done.

Last weekend I went to Spa Ja on 56th and 8th avenue for my brazilian. I’ve spoken before about being a Plus Size Princess with “nooks and crannies” (some might call them rolls). One of my initial fears about waxing was that my nooks and crannies would make the process uncomfortable. Thankfully, it hasn’t been an issue.

At Completely Bare, I just laid back and let the esthetician do her thing. At Spa Ja, the experience was a lot more “hands on”. The esthetician who gave me my wax had my lifting my lower belly, moving my fat to the left and right so that she could get rid of every single strand of hair.

The woman who did my wax was older with a thick Russian accent. For some reason that made me more comfortable putting my “little CeCe” in her care. She said she’d been waxing for most of her life and she had a process that worked for me. She used a combination of old school hot wax/paper strips and the new paperless self hardening wax. She also gave me some good advice on maintaining my brazilian.

“Ven een zee showah, uze cree-stahl soo-gah scrrrab” (translation: when in the shower, use crystal sugar scrub). She also advised me to use an oil based moisturizer down there to prevent dryness, but to avoid baby oil.

I rate my experience at Completely Bare a 10 and my Spa Ja experience is a 7.5 (mostly due to the ambiance). But at $55 , Spa Ja is a lot cheaper than Completely Bare. I’d definitely go back, but I’m going to check out a few other places first.

I’ll keep you posted!