Getting the Right SizeThere are different sizes in width and length. I wouldn't rely too much on size in numbers because unless your Esthetician is equipped with a measuring tape, they will almost never get it right. I like to give examples like finger widths or simply look in a mirror and point to the length I want the strip. Remember start out bigger than what you think. Taking hair away is easier than stressing about getting it back!
Why Leave a Pubic Hair Landing Strip?Women and men get waxed and some like leaving some hair rather than removing all of it. For some, getting rid of all the hair is too child like and a lot of hair is not what they want either. So the landing strip is the best choice because a little hair is better than the alternative! You can also vary the landing strip to a triangle, heart or even a star. (See more about bikini waxing designs.)
Getting a Professional WaxSalons call different types of bikini waxes by different names (learn more about bikini wax styles). Explain to the esthetician exactly what you want. You do not have to give them a specific name of a waxing procedure. You can tell them that you want a small landing strip or a triangle of hair and the Esthetician will know about how long it will take. Each service is timed differently so if you explain what you want, they can block out time accordingly.
Remember to go to a licensed Esthetician. Ask questions and do not be afraid to tell him or her exactly what you want. It is your hair on your body. You need to be happy with your service so communication is key.
DIY: Shaving at HomeYou can also give yourself a landing strip of hair at home by using a razor, but it won't last as long as a wax. Simply keep the edges straight and begin by removing a little bit of hair at a time until you have the desired size. There are templates on the market to use with razors if you do not have a steady hand (see pubic hair stencils).
Keep in mind that it is important to always use a new and sharp razor to avoid nicks and ingrown hair. We have a great pubic hair shaving guide to help you get a close shave and avoid common side effects with shaving.