Bikini Carioca

Assessment, Treatment, and Results.

Carioca is derived from a Tupi Indian word meaning "house of whites" and soon the Portuguese who "discovered" the country we know as Brazil started calling themselves "Carioca". Today, all native inhabitants of the city of Rio de Janeiro call themselves "Carioca" (notice the "rio" in the middle of the word), but you don't have to be born in Rio to be called this. Relax into the city's life style and soon you will become one. So join us at Cleise Brazilian Day Spa and experience the Brazilian culture and see what we mean.

Brazilian women are renowned for bikini wearing of daring dental-floss dimensions. This obsession begins on the beach and ends somewhere atop a bejeweled float at the Rio Carnival, where women spray their naked bodies gold and wear only a thin string of sequins as a bikini bottom. A true wax takes it all away, leaving just a tiny strip of closely shorn hair in the front.

For the bikini wax, the client must undress from the waist down and change into disposable underwear provided by the Spa. The table is covered with a paper sheet;sticks and tools used are disposable and never re-used during your wax. Cleise spa uses only HARD WAX on the bikini area doing away with painful strips to tear off the hair. The result? - Much less pain than with traditional waxing methods. Cleise's waxing method surrounds each hair in the follicle, providing a deeper and more effective waxing. As a result the removed hair takes longer to grow back.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long does it the Brazilian Bikini Waxing take?

The process can take from 20-45 minutes, depending on how much area of hair needs to be removed.

How Long does it last?

Waxing may last from 1 to 6 weeks. The more you do it, the longer it will last. We recommend absolutely NO SHAVING in that area between waxes. Shaving traumatizes the hair follicle, creates redness and in-grown hair.

How often should i have waxing done?

We recommend anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks.

The Brazilian method has devotees who are addicted to the sensuous and aesthetic result. Cleise's devoted clients say her Brazilian wax makes them feel fresher, powerful, feminine - a true sensual goddess!


What causes ingrown hair?

Genetics - some individuals are simply more prone to ingrown hair. The esthetician/technician should be consulted for follow-up care. This may include some type of exfoliation or topical treatments.

An un-skilled esthetician/technician

He or she must be careful to remove the wax in the opposite direction of the hair growth while pulling the wax very close to the skin surface. If the wax is removed in the wrong direction or is pulled up instead of close to the skin, the client's hair may be more prone to unsightly ingrown hair.

Client error

The client must avoid tight-fitting clothing after waxing. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hair. The client should apply an exfoliating product to keep the dead skin build up from accumulating 24-48 hours after waxing.

Weakened Hair

As the client continues with waxing, the hair will begin to weaken and thin. This may produce a temporary tendency to ingrown hairs. The client should continue to use an exfoliating product as recommended by the esthetician.

Water bumps or pustules after waxing. Why is that?

This is to be expected, particularly on the client's first-ever bikini waxing treatments and their impact on the sebaceous glands. Other reasons may be related to overheated wax or improper removal.


“If you are having a true Brazilian wax, we recommend you trust this very gentle region of your body to a team that has been personally instructed by a Brazilian master of wax.“


When standing in front of a mirror with a swimsuit on, the hair that is visible is what will be removed. Besides the swimsuit line, the hair above the bikini and between the legs is also removed.


Sometimes we buy that swimsuit which is cut just a little further in than a traditional bikini and we discover that additional hair needs to be removed past the swimsuit line, but we are not looking for a Brazilian.


Includes all of the above, plus the labial area. Designs such as a "V" shape and heart shape are available for an additional cost.


All of the hair is completely removed from the bikini area.

BIKINI FACIAL - Ingrown hair treatment$70

No one knows the bikini line better than Brazilians. This treatment extracts ingrown hairs and follows up with products and high-frequency treatments to reduce inflammation, kill bacteria and heal the skin.

Ranges in price are based on the amount of hair to be removed.


Pre-Care Recommendations

  • Let hair grow out 2 to 3 weeks, or about a quarter of an inch before waxing.

  • Exfoliate the areas that will be waxed 1 day before your appointment with a body scrub, followed with baby oil to soften the hair follicle.

  • Let your esthetician know of any medications you are taking.

  • If you have shaved recently, please allow at least 3 weeks of hair growth before your appointment

  • Do not tan on the week of your waxing appointment.

  • Should you be on your menstrual cycle, please wear a tampon. Please note, you may be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
  • You are more sensitive before your period, so try to schedule waxing a few days later.

  • Ibuprofen or Advil is good for its anti-inflammatory effects.

  • Do not shave or trim the hair. We have the appropriate tools to trim the hair to the desired length.

  • Do not apply any body lotion from your waist down. The skin needs to be dry and fee of any moisturizing products.

  • Try to get your waxing early in the morning before your skin gets clammy from exercise or just running around.

  • Stay out for the sun 24 hours before and after your waxing appointment.
  • Post-Care

    Post-Care Recommendations

  • Do not tan in any way for at least 24 hours after your waxing appointment.

  • Do not apply any product to the bikini area for the next 2 hours.

  • Do not wear tight underwear, jeans or other tight clothing.

  • Apply cold compresses to the area if necessary (put ice cubes in a moistened cloth and apply to the area).

  • Do not "pick" or try to get out an ingrown hair. If necessary, contact our esthetician and we will take care of any ingrown hairs or you can also book a Bikini Facial.
  • On weeks 1 and 3 after your appointment, apply a "chemical exfoliant" available at the spa to the area if you are prone to ingrown hair (you will be advised by our esthetician).

  • Do not take a hot bath or shower. Warm to cool temperature water is recommended for the next 24 hours.

  • It is strongly recommended that you do not go past 6 weeks before your next waxing appointment.

  • Apply first aid antibiotic gel such as Neosporin or Hydrocortisone after waxing for pain relief as needed.