Since ancient times women have been shaved. There are reports from ancient Egypt that women used clay, sandalwood, and honey to remove armpit hairs, giving rise to waxing techniques. In Ancient Greece, an instrument called estrigil (wand of about 30 cm with the curved tip) was developed.
In Brazil, the letter that Pero Vaz de Caminha made of his impressions about Brazil, we have already seen the record that some Indians hairless, it was imagined that by genetics they had been born without them, but later it was discovered that they scraped the hairs with the spine of the fish (sand-fish).
In the twentieth century, things changed as the clothes became shorter and tight, the body showed itself and it was not at all pleasant to show armpits and hairy legs, in controversy the hippies movement of 1960 and 1970 preached freedom and detachment with material things and luxuries. After this time the habit of plucking the hair went from a concept of aesthetic to a habit of personal hygiene.
As we realize the habit of epilation is ancient, it has phases of ups and downs, but for many years is inserted as a primary action of both aesthetic sense and hygiene.
The Brazilian bikini wax became world famous in New York by the J Sisters salon in Manhattan, which pioneered the treatment in the early 1990s.