About waxing

Why Wax

Here are several reasons why you will love getting waxed

Getting a waxing service by a professional at Girl from Ipanema can truly be a “treat yourself” moment. Most ladies find themselves more pleased with the results of waxing than other temporary hair removal options like shaving, epilation, and hair removal creams. Our 100% natural wax conditions the skin and is nearly painless.  The top benefits of waxing include:


longer-lasting results

Because the hair is being removed by the root, it will take much longer to grow back than with shaving.

skin health

Not only does waxing remove hair, it’s a physical exfoliation that removes lifeless surface skin cells.  In addition, Girl from Ipanema’s 100% natural signature wax conditions the skin with beeswax and natural oils, which means you’re receiving hair removal and skincare all in one.

smoother skin

Because you are removing hair from the root and exfoliating / conditioning the skin, after a wax, you’ll find that your skin is super smooth and beautiful.

thinner and finer hair

When your hair does grow back after waxing, it will grow back weaker, making it finer, softer and sparser.

minimal irritation

Many people find hair removal methods like epilation and hair removal creams irritating to the skin. however, waxing rarely causes this problem if done with spa quality natural wax.

consistency pays off:

Once your first wax is out of the way, you’ll find out that every appointment gets easier and easier. In order to keep your skin soft and smooth and your next wax as painless as possible, we recommend waxing year-round.

How exactly does waxing stack up against other hair removal techniques?

waxing vs. shaving

Waxing provides smoother and longer lasting results by removing the hair from the root, whereas shaving cuts the hair right below the skin’s surface, causing a prickly feel days after shaving. Waxing is also healthier because it provides a physical exfoliation, removing lifeless surface cells. in other words, waxing will give you the smoothest skin – and the smoothest experience.

waxing vs. epilation

Epilation is very similar to shaving or tweezing, and removes the hair right below the skin’s surface. Because epilation is done by machine, it’s slower and significantly more painful than waxing. Waxing provides smoother and longer lasting results with far less discomfort.

waxing vs. hair removal creams

Waxing provides smoother and longer lasting results by removing the hair from the root. Chemical creams only remove the hair right below the skin’s surface and the toxic chemicals can be very irritating to the skin.

what about a more permanent solution?

Laser hair removal may or may not result in permanent hair removal. Results vary due to women’s varying skin tones and hair types. It can also be very expensive, especially if it doesn’t turn out to be a permanent hair removal solution for you. Waxing provides smooth results for three to four weeks and is very cost effective.

Why Choose Girl from Ipanema

At Girl from Ipanema, we offer the best professional waxing services using the best wax available on the market. Here are just some of the reasons why you should visit one of our waxing studios:


Waxing is what we do and have been doing for over 30 years in Brazil and the USA. Waxing is our passion, and our product and technique have been perfected.

Our entire staff is certified by the State Board of Cosmetology, and has extensive training to ensure you get the best results and least painful waxing experience at Girl from Ipanema.


We are absolute CLEAN FREAKS! Our facilities are spotless, and our techniques are highly hygienic, so you can rest assured that our waxing services are sanitary.

We use medical grade disposable sheets and gloves, and change them for every client. We sanitize the bed and all instruments between each new client treatment.

We provide medical grade disposable underwear for each treatment for maximum client comfort.

We NEVER double-dip application tools. All sticks used are medical grade depressors. We dip them in wax, apply it to the client, then dispose of them.


We have perfected our own formula of natural wax, first waxing spas in Brazil that is made from 100% natural ingredients in small batches.  We source the best ingredients resulting in the best performing and least painful product (for example, we only use local bees wax never paraffin).

Our Wax

Our 100% natural stripless wax formula comes from Brazil and uses only the highest quality natural ingredients.  Over the past 40 years the formula has been perfected.  The wax goes on warm not hot like other waxes eliminating the chance of burning sensitive skin and opening the hair root for easier removal.  As the wax is applied and solidifies it adheres to the hair not the top layer of skin so that when the wax is removed the skin is left smooth and conditioned by the bees wax and natural oils in the formula.  Our wax can safely be applied multiple times to the same area without irritation.  The result for our clients is a much less painful process that consistently removes hair from the root while conditioning the skin.