The bikini area, along with the armpit area, is the most delicate and difficult to depilate, for the professional and the client.

Currently, it is fashionable to remove all the hair from this area. It is important to consider that if the client suffers from frequent urinary tract infections, it is suggested not to remove all the hair from the area since it serves as a form of protection.

At Starpil, we recommend low melting point waxes for sensitive areas, such as the bikini area, armpits, and face, and roll-on systems for large areas like legs, back, and arms.

There are several factors involved:

  • On one hand, the type of hair in these areas is very thick, coupled with its density.
  • These areas are already very sensitive.
  • The type of skin in these areas is different.
  • Many times, clients feel a certain shyness or embarrassment.
  • Due to their anatomy, it is often difficult to adapt to these areas.
  • We suggest that clients schedule their appointments when they are not menstruating, as women tend to be more sensitive during this period.



Pre-waxing Gel

Low melting point wax

Tip: If the client describes the appearance of pseudofolliculitis (small reddish bumps), we suggest applying Hair Puller before the post-depilatory cosmetic product. Due to its composition with salicylic acid, it has antiseptic properties.

We can suggest its use at home.

Post-epilation Retardant Mousse or Post-epilation Retardant Emulsion or Acid Cream.

Peel off Jelly Mask.

Post-epilation Retardant Mousse or Post-epilation Retardant Emulsion or Acid Cream.

There are several points to consider when working:

  • Use disposable underwear for our client and suggest positioning the legs in a "butterfly" shape to facilitate the work.
  • Always start working from the outside in. By this, we mean to always avoid applying the wax strip in an area with hair, as it would be very uncomfortable for the client when removing the wax strip.
  • Work in small areas. This means that it is not advisable to apply a wax strip with the intention of removing all the hair at once. The mechanical traction required would be too strong and would cause more discomfort and irritation.
  • Application techniques:
  • Petals.
  • Brush strokes.
  • Swinging or pendulum technique. This technique is applied with our Coral low melting point wax. It is a special resin that allows us to work for a longer time since its drying time is longer than any other low melting point wax. With the Swinging technique, we use less product, irritate the skin less, and minimize discomfort for our client. This technique is ideal for areas such as the armpits and bikini area. It is important to consider the hair length to apply this technique; if it is too long, it can be uncomfortable.

We always suggest not coming to the session with long hair in the bikini area and armpits.

  • All our low melting point waxes are multidirectional. This means that, unlike the roll-on system, Starpil's low melting point waxes can be applied in any direction with respect to the hair. No matter the hair direction, our waxes, with the correct application technique, remove the hair perfectly from the root.
  • It is very important to clean the edges of the wax strip properly. This way, we can easily remove the wax strip without leaving wax stuck to the client's skin.
  • It is very important to stretch the skin when removing the wax strip. It causes less discomfort to our client, and hair extraction is more effective with stretched skin. If we need to ask the client for help in stretching the skin
  • None of Starpil's low melting point waxes can be reused.

Ana Laura Vázquez - Medical Cosmetology Technician.

Starpil Technical Advisor.