Waxing 101: A Beginner's Guide to Going Bare
Being a beauty editor, I do my fair share of experimenting when it comes to my hair, skin, and makeup. From vajeweling to LashDip there isn't much I haven't tried. But like all women even I have my beauty boundaries. Which is why it's a little embarrassing to admit that I'll sit hours in a chair getting poked and prodded by makeup artists but I refuse to get a bikini wax. That is, until recently.
After planning a vacation with my boyfriend where my wardrobe would consist of a bikini for a week, I decided it was time to be a big girl and get waxed. Naturally, when I told my girlfriends and coworkers that this would be a new experience for me, they were appalled. Call me crazy, but the idea of a woman pouring hot wax on my lady parts just does not seem like a good time.
This is exactly what I told the ladies at Completely Bare for my hair removal debut. After I stopped hyperventilating, my wax technician (I have no idea if this is what they're called, but let's go with it) walked me through the process. Completely Bare uses a special Ouch-Less Wax, which reduces wax-related pain by grabbing securely onto the hair follicle. The wax hardens and isn't hot (whew!) so it doesn't burn your skin off.
So what was the verdict? Honestly, not terrible. Yes, there were parts that stung a little more than others (you don't have to have a wild imagination to guess which areas were a little more sensitive) but overall it was very quick and relatively painless. Once you get over the fact that you're half naked in front of a stranger, it's pretty similar to getting your eyebrows waxed. I can say that not only will I enjoy not having to worry about my bikini line for a week, I will also get stripped again for the warmer months ahead.
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