What’s the difference between a hollywood and brazilian wax?


This is a question that we get asked a lot! When serving the international clientele of Bangkok, names for treatments often get mixed up and this is where communication is essential. We’ve heard of ‘regular bikini wax’, ‘full bikini wax’ ‘french bikini wax’, and more yet we try and keep things simple.

For your convenience, here are the terms we generally stick to.

Brazilian and Hollywood:

  • To us, these treatments are one and the same. Basically, it means all off! All hair will be removed from your genital area, including from your behind. Options to have a small strip of hair left on top are available, but this is still considered a brazilian. Make sure you tell Khun Koi your preference.
  • This service is also available for men and is sometimes called a brozilian or manzilian.


  • This treatment removes hair from the line where your bikini usually sits. Starting from the top of your pelvis and running down the inside of your calves, a strip of hair is removed from both sides. This treatment usually does not include hair removal from your behind.

If you are unsure, please don’t be afraid to clarify with Khun Koi at your appointment. Don’t be embarrassed to ask, she has been waxing for over 20 years and has seen and heard everything. A quick question inquiring, “does this mean all off”, or “can you do behind also” saves embarrassment later on and avoids you coming to the end of your treatment disappointed. Communication is key, so don’t be afraid to speak up!

Happy waxing!