A Florida resident was recently awarded $15,000 in a lawsuit, for a botched brazilian bikini wax. In which she claims her labia was torn, and had to receive six stitches to close the gaping wound. After I saw the story on the news (thanks Carla for the heads up), I started thinking, How can you avoid something like this?
Seek Professional Help
I highly recommend that if you are interested in brazilian bikini waxing, no short cuts allowed. Girl bits are tender, and should be treated with the utmost respect. DIY brazilian bikini waxing on the bathroom floor, or having a friend wax you in her basement is very risky. Go to a licensed professional that has received additional training in this technique.
FYI- A standard beauty school education is not good enough when it comes to this service, most schools won’t even train their estheticians to preform brazilian bikini waxing.
You Get What You Pay For
Save big at the grocery store by clipping coupons, but being frugal when it comes to bikini waxing can lead to disaster. From experience, education is what separates the good from the the bad. People that are passionate about their work will become masters of their craft, they will continue their education, and learn everything there is to know about waxing.
FYI- I am slightly against having your jack of all trades master of none stylist perform this service on you, because your safety is most important not the fact that she can “upsell” services to you.
Do Your Homework
Sites like citysearch, yelp, merchant circle, and insider pages are wonderful resources. Clients will review the business, and their reviews can be very helpful to you. Just ask, you’d be surprised how many people are brazilian waxing. You can even call the esthetician directly, and ask about her procedures. This is your body, and you have every right to make a sound decision.
FYI- Things to look for: Do they have web presence, what are other people saying about them, do they continue their education, will they stand behind their work.
There is always the possibility of injury associated with waxing, but following these steps can help reduce injury.