A big mistake many women make before getting their first wax: shaving. Wax can't pick up your hairs when they're too short, so Queen Bee Salon & Spa owner Jodi Shays recommends trimming it to about a quarter of an inch. If you're unsure of how long that is, just leave it alone. You can call beforehand and let your waxer know that you will need her to trim your hairs before your wax.
You should determine what kind you want beforehand.
Here are a few of your options: A simple bikini wax, which only takes pubic hair off the sides, a Brazilian wax that removes all or nearly all of the hair from front to back, or a full-bush Brazilian that removes all hair from the vulva and back but keeps a triangle in the front. You don't necessarily have to decide right away — personally, I've changed my mind halfway through a wax — but it's good to think about your desired results prior to the appointment.
Take a shower that day.
This may seem obvious, but it's worth a reminder. You'll feel less self-conscious and your pro will thank you.
Your lower half will be fully exposed.
Before your wax, you will have to strip off your pants and underwear. Some places have disposable underwear for simple bikini waxes, but if you are having more hair removed than just on the sides, you will likely be completely naked. The important thing to remember is that your waxer has probably seen hundreds of people's pubic areas. This is just business for her, so don't worry too much about exposing yourself.
Your waxer will get up-close and personal. Very personal.
Depending on how much hair you're having removed, the experience may involve a lot of — for lack of a better term — spreading. In order to give your waxer access to all the spots you're getting waxed, you occasionally may need to assist or move into awkward positions.