Waxing is the new beauty must have treatment. It’s quick, usually inexpensive and gives excellent results... but it’s also very nerve-wracking, especially if you’ve never been before! I’ve been quizzing friends, salon owners and home waxers, and here are the top ten rules of waxing...
1. Sexy Underwear
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Unless your waxer is a gorgeous, single, straight male, you don’t need to wear your sexiest underwear. And what are the chances? Almost zero. Wear something comfortable instead, you’ll be glad you did!
2. Make Him Pay!
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It’s okay to lie there wondering if men would go through the same pain for us, and to decide to charge it to his card, or buy yourself something as a thank you present... or even better, get him to surprise you!
3. Brazilian Shyness
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If you are shy, don’t go for a Brazilian. Being naked from the waist down in odd positions isn’t dignified, and while you’ll get used to it, it isn’t worth it if you are shy! Just choose a different style, and finish it yourself if you want.
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Try some different styles, such as Hollywood (completely bald) or jewels. If you are paying to feel like a celebrity, make sure you are a hundred percent happy with what you get! Ask for a description of the most popular styles, and give it a go.
5. Awkward Conversations
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Don’t start awkward conversations with your waxer. Just because she’s getting a little intimate doesn’t mean she wants the details of your sex life, your family problems or your nipple ring. Treat her like your hairdresser, and keep it socially acceptable.
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Don’t be afraid to keep your socks on... there’s no point having cold feet while you are in pain! I love my socks far too much to take them off, and no one has ever questioned it. Stay comfortable, it’s worth it!
7. Use Happy Thoughts
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Think about chocolate, holidays, sexy men, underwear, nights out, wine, celebrities... anything that will stop you thinking of the pain. Honestly, any distraction tool is worth while. Use it.
8. Emergency Waxes?
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If you need to get rid of hair fast, shave. Emergency waxing at home doesn’t go well, as you are likely to be red and sore, and that isn’t attractive! Trust me, this doesn’t work!
9. Start a Regime
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Set a day every month at least to visit the waxer, and you’ll soon get used to it. Don’t leave it til before your Summer holiday or you’ll leave your waxer with a horrible job, and it’ll hurt more then ever.
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As tempting as it might be, don’t make him come along and hold your hand. There are some things he doesn’t ever need to see, and this is definitely one of them! Ask for a bunch of flowers instead, it’ll keep you happy for much longer and you can show them off!
If you follow these rules, you’ll find waxing much easier, and you’ll know the etiquette before your first visit... mine was especially embarrassing, but I’ll tell that story another time! And who doesn’t love the freshly waxed feeling after the redness has gone down? Have you got a rule for waxing? Please share it with me!