bikini wax


: a procedure for removing pubic hair from the skin near the edge of the bottom half of a bikini by applying hot wax, covering the wax with a cloth to which the wax and hair adhere, and then peeling it off quickly

Examples of bikini wax in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hamilton says that the bikini wax only removes hair along the bikini line, shaping it or removing some hair to create a neater appearance outside of the more intimate parts. Audrey Noble, Vogue, 11 Nov. 2023 Here, experts explain the ins and outs of what a full bikini wax includes, from the types and shapes to the pain factor and more, plus how to prepare for your first bikini wax. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 19 Apr. 2021 At the moment of the August 2003 blackout, which provides the climatic crescendo of the show, Kirke was in the middle of a bikini wax at J Sisters on East 57th Street. Chloe Malle, Town & Country, 2 May 2023 There’s a bikini wax, where the hair on the sides and top area along the bikini line is removed, and then there’s a Brazilian, which leaves your entire pubic area bare (!). Nerisha Penrose and Starr Savoy, ELLE, 26 Apr. 2023 How long does a bikini wax last? Maddy Zollo Rusbosin, Women's Health, 28 Feb. 2023 What’s the difference between a Brazilian wax and a bikini wax? Leah Campano, Seventeen, 1 Feb. 2023 So while a Brazilian wax removes all pubic and butt hair, a bikini wax strips just the hair that might peek out outside your underwear line. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 1 Feb. 2023 This included getting her hair colored, a mani and pedi, and bikini wax. Audrey Noble, Allure, 3 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bikini wax was in 1973

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“Bikini wax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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