What’s the difference between a Brazilian and Hollywood wax?

Difference Between a Hollywood & Brazilian Wax

Brazilian and Hollywood waxes are our forte at nkd waxing. In the five years and two months since opening our salon in Nottingham and writing this blog post, we have carried out approximately 25,000 of them! However, we realise that not everyone is quite as au fait with the humble Brazilian and Hollywood wax as nkd is, so we thought we’d write this back-to-basics guide about the differences between them.  Just in case any of our lovely customers who don’t currently have one are too shy to ask, and also for any potential customers out there who may also be too shy to enquire!


What is a Brazilian Wax?

A Brazilian wax is where all hair is removed from the labia, perineum and anus, or to put it another way from your undercarriage and behind! A “landing strip” of hair is left on the mons pubis (the top of your pubic bone). This is usually a strip of hair (i.e. a rectangular shape) but some customers prefer a triangle. At nkd, we measure landing strips in terms of finger widths and will always ask you how wide you would like the strip before we start to remove the hair from around it.


What is a Hollywood wax?

A Hollywood wax is where all pubic hair is removed from the whole intimate area, including the labia, perineum and anus, as well as from the mons pubis. So to put it another way, absolutely all hair is removed from on top, underneath and around the back, leaving you 100% bare down there/as naked as the day you were born!


What about Male Brazilian and Hollywood Waxes?

The above treatments describe a female Brazilian and Hollywood wax. The male versions of these waxes are the same.  This means that  that all hair is removed from the undercarriage and between the buttock cheeks, with a landing strip/triangle left at the front in the case of a male Brazilian wax, or absolutely everything off in the case of a male Hollywood wax.


So there you have it, nkd Nottingham’s guide to the difference between a Brazilian and Hollywood wax!If you want to book in with one of our waxing experts at either nkd () Nottingham or nkd () Leicester, please either call us now on 0115 924 1454 for Nottingham or 0116 430 0339 for Leicester, email us at info@nkdwaxing.com or pop by in person to book yourself in!



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Providing high-quality waxing treatments to men and women in a professional and clean environment, our specialist skills mean that nkd waxes are quicker and cause less discomfort than waxes from generalist beauty salons, which do not typically employ experts. Our friendly team is so knowledgeable that their detailed aftercare advice will ensure you get the best results for weeks after your treatment.

nkd also offers the latest lash and brow treatments from its in-house lash & brow bar with the same level of specialist skill and advice.

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