Tuesday, June 19, 2007

wax on-wax off

So, I'm gonna get a little personal now-you've had fair warning.

I just had my first wax. I think I wrote about it here. It was kind of traumatic and involved mean little girls at Panera. Well, they were the only traumatic part. Actually, the wax wasn't too bad. So, I decided to go a little further.

I have been investigating laser hair removal for about 6 months now, but I haven't done anything with my research. I've been too busy to really compare and I've certainly had other things to spend my money on.

So, I decided to wax.

I called on Friday to find out how much a bikini wax would cost and I asked the girl who answered the phone if she'd ever had one. She hasn't had a Brazilian-just so you know. She says it's really not that bad.

Today I got the nerve to call and make an appointment. I'm going tomorrow at 10. I'm getting the bikini wax. I'm not getting a Brazilian. I'm pretty nervous. I'm only mildly nervous about the pain. I'm mostly nervous about laying on a table spread eagle while a girl applies sticky stuff to my chach and then rips it off. That's just a little more intimate than I usually get with complete strangers-at least without a few cocktails. :)

I also stepped it up a notch. I'm having my lower legs waxed. My hair stylist told me last week that she waxes her eleven year old's legs. She said that her daughter tried to shave her legs because the other kids made fun of her, so they started waxing. "Doesn't it hurt her?!" I asked. "No," she replied "She thinks it's fun. I guess if you start young." So, is 28 young? Am I going to think it's fun? I'm not banking on it.

Oh yeah, I'm doing the underarms too. I am going balls out on this one! I'm going to pop a few advil-maybe I should take a shot too-before I go and hopefully that will help. The underarms seem like they'd be the most painful, but I asked the girl when I called today if she'd ever done it...she said, yeah we do it all the time, No, I said, have you ever done it. She said no, but that they had just had that conversation the other day and they swore that lip waxing hurt more. Hey, whatever gets me in the door right? Right now my armpits feel disgusting. I'm going to be humiliated to show them to anyone. I know there are some girls who will rock the stubble with a sleeveless shirt, but I am not one of them. I am so embarassed for anyone to even see a trace of stubble and this my friends is so much more than stubble...eewww. I can't believe I have to lift my arm and bare it all. What I wouldn't do for love. It better work too. If I get on that honeymoon and discover a rogue hair-I'm gonna go postal.

So, girls, any words of wisdom? Have you tried it? What did you think?


Evelyn said...

I have no words of wisdom since I've never done it, but I do expect the lowdown after you're finished-- every painful, yet gloriously worth it, detail.

E said...

i have had many a bikini wax (no brazilian though)- and as long as your waxer uses a light amount of wax and pulls the cloth strips off FAST- you will be fine. that is truly the key to a good, "as-painless-as-it-can-be-considering-it's-waxing" wax. i am the most pain phobic person- and honestly, i think removing a band aid is more painful! you'll love how smooth it is- and never go back to shaving! :)

Melissa said...

I have never, ever done it. I am terrified by the very thought of it. I am a HUGE wimp.

MC said...

Stay strong and let us know how it goes.

Debbie said...

Brazillian I have done and I can't lie it hurts but not too bad. My "waxer" uses plastic instead of wax. It's really neat it sticks to hair and not the skin so it's less painful and less redness afterwards.

I wanted to get my pits done but I can't seem to grow my hair long. What I mean is I get so grossed out that I just have to shave it.

Anyway, good luck and keep us posted.

Joy said...

I was seriously considering it before I went to Vegas, but I chickened out. But, I definitely want to hear how it turned out. Good luck! Yipes.

CBM said...

I don't know where you went for your wax, but I highly recommend Bella Sante in Boston. I always go there. They are excellent.

CBM said...

Silly me, I mistakenly thought you were a Boston blogger for some reason... If you ever get up to Boston, I highly recommend Bella Sante, how about that?

STL Sarah said...

I'm late to the party on this one, but all I have to say about waxing is EXCRUCIATING. Maybe that's just because I'm a total freak and have body hair like a Yeti.