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