Be sure when scheduling a wax appointment that you mention all the services you want done. Many women will schedule a bikini wax and then ask for a leg wax later during the appointment. This can result in rushed performance or you having to go back and have it done at a later date because sometimes different technicians work on different areas of the body.
For best results, be sure leg and bikini hair are at least 1/4 of an inch long if hair is fine or at least 1/2 inch long if it's coarse. That means you will probably have to wax every two to four weeks.
If you are planning on having any part of your face waxed, don't use any product containing retinol for a week to 10 days before. Retinol products can cause skin to be ultra-senstive and using wax on skin treated with retinol can cause skin to burn and become irritated, sometimes skin can be ripped off with the wax.
What's better for the bikini area? Hard wax. Hard wax is less painful as it can be peeled off as opposed to pulled off when strip wax is used.
To manage the pain associated with a fresh waxing, take Advil an hour before your appointment. If despite the Advil it still hurts while waxing is being performed, ask the beautician to apply wax strips to smaller areas at a time. After wax treatment is finished, apply aloe vera lotion to your newly waxed skin, or use a hydrocortisone cream if you get any red bumps.