Saturday, January 29, 2011

TMI WARNING! My First Waxing Experience

Today I had an appointment to have my hair cut. I drove myself, and my family had appointments soon after. While I was getting my hair cut, my mother and siblings arrived. When I was finished, my mom asked me if I wanted my eyebrows waxed. I've never had waxing done before, but I decided to go for it, however, I wanted to try something a little more adventurous. I asked for the prices of a bikini wax and a brazilian, while my mom looked at me like I had three heads. Mom agreed to let me get a brazilian, but only if I got my eyebrows waxed, too.

My aesthetician was a lovely woman, very kind. She set me up for an eyebrow wax first. It really wasn't painful at all, just a bit uncomfortable. It took very little time, and then they were done. While she set up for the brazilian, I took the opportunity to pee, seeing as I wasn't going to be able to for at least a half hour, and I had downed a complimentary Coke during my haircut. The brazilian itself was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I'd seen videos on YouTube of women screaming during their first brazilian. I didn't scream, but of course that doesn't mean it didn't hurt. The middle patch is the worst, and my eyes started watering a bit with that one. It helps to do deep breathing, and to relax instead of tensing up when the strips are removed.

I lost track of time, and before I knew it, she was done, and I was given the go-ahead to clean up and get dressed. It was a very professional experience, and at no point was I uncomfortable with continuing. If it wasn't so expensive, I'd consider going back.

To think, my day isn't even over yet... xD


  1. Good for you. Well, it's best for the waxing to be as pain-free as possible, no? It's nice to have a satisfying first experience, and when you do need some more waxing help, you know someone who could do it for you.

    -Justine Cricks

  2. That’s a fun experience! The first time is always the most memorable one. I heard a lot of painful remarks from my friends, and I’m glad to read yours, which is something different for a change. Anyway, it’s good to know that you’re happy with the result, despite the pain you’ve felt. You’ll definitely be more comfortable in your next visit then.

    Stela Dimitrov

  3. Honestly, I can't imagine getting a Brazilian wax. I heard a lot of painful stories from friends and colleagues about this and that got me totally scared. However, it's always painful the first time. I'm sure it'll be less painful next time.