Top Bikini Wax Styles for 2022
As temperatures heat up this year, it’s time to start preparing for the summer months and getting back in the swing of regular waxing.
Though you should really keep up your waxing cycle year-round for the best results, you should definitely get back to your usual routine now if you’ve fallen off over the winter. Plus, with summer just a couple of months away, you’ll want your skin to be in its best shape for the spontaneous beach days to come.
Table of Contents
- What is the Most Popular Bikini Wax Style?
- The Different Types of Bikini Wax
- What’s the Best Wax for the Bikini Area?
- Final Thoughts
As you’re looking at beach day ideas, you might also find yourself wondering if you should head to the salon before you go to give your pubic hair a little sprucing up before you hit the waves.
But what are the latest bikini wax styles or bikini wax shapes, and what styles are projected to be the most popular in 2022? We’ve got all the latest trends so you can feel primped, preened, and ready to hit the beach.
What is the Most Popular Bikini Wax Style?
Times are constantly changing, and with that, so are how women are taking care of their pubic hair - especially during the summer. It can be tough to keep up with bikini wax trends, so let us give you the rundown.
There’s no one right way to style or wax your bikini area - that’s up to you! However, if you're interested in waxing and want to know a little more before you head to the salon or attempt to do it yourself, there are some styles that have been more popular than others lately, as well as some that are more popular than you might think.
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The Different Types of Bikini Wax
There are plenty of different kinds of bikini wax styles out there, and trying to figure out which one might be right for you (or what the difference between them is!)can be confusing for a lot of people.
Because many might consider most bikini waxing to be pretty involved or an all-over process, a lot of it is surprisingly minimal and still leaves some hair left over. This is because it’s easy to get bikini wax styles mixed up, or just to think they’re all variations of the same thing.
At the end of the day, what bikini wax type you go with comes down to how much hair you’d like removed from the area, and even what shape you’d like your remaining hair to be groomed in.
Let’s explore the different types of bikini wax to figure out the biggest bikini wax styles of 2022 and to figure out which style you might be interested in.
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The Bikini Line Wax
The bikini line waxing style is pretty close to going all-natural, but just keeps the tops and sides of your pubic hair neatened up.
It’s a popular staple style, and is easy to both do for estheticians and have done yourself - plus it's easy to maintain.
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The Landing Strip Wax
Another go-to, the landing strip enables those who go for this sort of wax to feel free of hair without getting rid of everything completely.
This bikini wax style leaves a strip of hair in the middle, but removes all hair from the front and sides of the pubic area. A classic bikini wax type, the landing strip is a fun style many enjoy.
The Brazilian Wax
Another classic go-to style of waxing for summer many might think of when they consider bikini wax trends is the Brazilian. A full Brazilian wax is when the pubic hair is removed from the front, sides, and back of the pubic area, and extends to your anus as well.
There are multiple Brazilian wax shapes and Brazilian wax styles, as this wax comes with the option to leave a strip or a small amount of hair in the middle of the pubic mound.
There are a lot of Brazilian wax designs out there, but it’s important to go with the one that’s right for you! If you’re looking to take off almost all of your hair, then the Brazilian is for you.
Is the Brazilian Wax Going Out of Style?
As bikini wax styles and trends come and go, you might be wondering if the well-known Brazilian is here to stay. So is the Brazilian wax still in style? Absolutely!
The Brazilian wax is a tried and true go-to for many waxers out there who are looking for that timeless and edgy style.
READ MORE: The Complete Bikini/Brazilian Wax Guide
The Hollywood Bikini Wax
The Hollywood takes the Brazilian up a notch by removing all of the hair, everywhere.
The Hollywood involves the removal of hair from the entire pubic mound, the back sides, and up to the anus, with no hair left over. If you’re looking to go completely bare, the Hollywood is for you.
The Diamond Bikini Wax
This bikini wax removes hair off some top, sides, and all the way under but leaves a neat triangle shape right in the middle of your client's nether lands.
Think ‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’, with the cleanest cut diamond possible. It’s all about precision with this one.
The Heart Shape Bikini
This sought-after bikini wax removes all pubic hair on the back, sides, and high up top but leaves a loving heart-shaped patch mid-center of the pubic mound.
It’s done with a stencil and a lot of accuracy. Love is definitely in the air with a bikini wax request like this, but with precision!
The Monogram Bikini Wax
This bikini wax removes hair from the sides, under and some top - leaving the client with motif patchwork done in sticker pattern, design, or letters. This is a difficult, not to mention time-consuming process, but the results are totally worth it.
Customers tend to ask for brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, FENDI, or a brand with another recognizable monogram, as well as their significant others’ initials. This isn’t a widespread style, but is definitely cool!
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The Full Moon Bikini Wax
The Full Moon is a newer style that’s been growing in popularity post-lockdown.
The look entails removing the hair from the sides, under, back, and grooming and waxing the hair at the front of the pubic mound into a circle using a stencil and high precision waxing techniques.
The Vajazzle Bikini Wax
You knew this one would be coming! The Vajazzle is a full hairless Brazilian with the twist of adding some glitz!
This technique involves removing all of the hair, all over, and bedazzling a portion of the middle area of the pubic mound in Swarovski Crystals, glitter, or with certain designs. If done correctly, the jewels/glitter stay on for about 3-7 days depending on how often the client showers & swims.
What’s the Best Wax for the Bikini Area?
No matter if you or your clients choose to go fully bare or for a more natural look, we highly recommend using or asking your salon about our popular Pink Film Hard Wax Beads for your bikini wax styles, or bikini wax shapes.
Our Pink Film formula is known to grip and remove even the finest or hard-to-reach hairs without remaining gentle and soothing to the skin - especially in intimate areas like the bikini line. This hard wax is perfect for tending to these delicate areas while protecting clients from inflammation or irritation.
Our Starsoft Hard Wax Microbeads are another great option for clients with hypersensitive skin, low pain tolerances, or for those who are just sensitive to certain waxes.
Starsoft’s hypoallergenic formula is free of rosins, parabens, colorants, and fragrances. This formula is also clear, which makes it easy to apply with precision and maneuver through the area effortlessly, which is incredibly convenient when waxing hard-to-reach bikini areas.
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No matter what bikini wax trend you choose to go with this summer, make sure to choose the style that’s right for you and your needs!
There are a lot of bikini wax styles out there that all hold differing degrees of suitability for people depending on their preferences and on how much hair they’re interested in removing. There are plenty of options out there no matter what sort of look you’re going for, or for the amount of upkeep you’re willing to do.
The most important thing is letting loose, relaxing at the beach and having some time to yourself! No matter which bikini wax style you go with, don’t forget to enjoy your time in the sun. Happy tanning!