Bikini waxing is the epilation of body hair in and around the pubic region, commonly by women, by the use of wax. During a Bikini wax, a licensed cosmetologist or esthetician applies a thin layer of warm wax with a stick in the direction of the hair growth, applies a strip of paper or cloth, then pulls the hair out by its roots.
Bikini waxing may be classified into several basic styles which may have differing names.
American waxing is the removal of only the pubic hair that is exposed by a swimsuit, depending on the style of the swimsuit. For a bikini, it would be hair at the top of the thighs and under the navel. It is also known as a basic bikini wax, or a bikini line wax.
French waxing leaves a vertical strip in front (sometimes called a landing strip), two to three finger-widths long. It is also known as a partial Brazilian wax. Hair of the peri-anal area and labia may be removed.
Brazilian waxing is the most known of bikini waxes, and involves the removal of all hair in the pelvic area, front and back, while sometimes leaving a thin strip of hair on the pubis. It can be used by those who wear thong bikinis. More about Brazilian Bikini waxing