I hope you had a great weekend. I did something I’ve never done but have always wanted to do…
White water rafting?
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Here’s how it all started…
*cue the harp music*
My new coworker, Lana (name changed to protect the innocent), and I took a 3 hour road trip a few weeks ago. We immediately hit it off, she’s fun, has great style and was happy to be my navigator for the trip. Our chat quickly moved from business to girl stuff. She had just moved to the area and asked for salon recommendations. After mentioned my favorite primping spots we revealed our most unusual salon service – mine: eyelash extensions (silly, I know, but I do love to have long lush lashes); hers: Brazilian wax treatments.
I was intrigued! I knew a lot of women waxed it all, but I never actually talked to someone who did it. The questions I had!
Question #1 – Where the heck do you go? I mean, I certainly can’t ask the woman who waxes my eyebrows to do that.
Answer: The European Wax Center!
Ah ha! I’ve seen those signs cropping up all over the place, I just wasn’t sure what exactly went on there.
Question #2 – Who does it? There aren’t any men waxers, are there?
Answer: I’ve never seen a male technician so I don’t think so.
Question #3 – Does it hurt?
Answer: Like a bitch.
Ouch. Okay. I thought about it for a couple of weeks. Then I gave myself the “toughen-up-buttercup” pep talk and decided if Lana can do it, I can too! *gulp*
Armed with a couple of Aleve liquid gels I walked into the European Wax Center. It was like walking into a spa. The pretty waiting area and nice attendants calmed my nerves. “I can do this, I can do this.”
- They use a different type of wax patented just for EWC. It goes on warm and hardens on the skin then the technician peels it off. No fabric strips.
- It’s recommended that you do not drink caffeine before the treatment (I drank two cups of coffee *snap*).
- They also recommend you take Advil or the equivalent before the treatment.
- It’s best to do it 3 – 10 days after your period.
- It does hurt like a bitch – the first time. After that it gets easier.
I closed my eyes and said “Lets do this!” and you know what? It really wasn’t that bad! Really!
If it’s something you are thinking about – I say just do it…as long as you don’t mind being exposed because, yeah, your hoo-ha and other intimate areas are totally out there. If you can get over that and a little bit of pain, you will love the results!
I must to remember to thank Lana when I get to work. The Brazilian recommendation was so much better than her last suggestion…
“Sure, have that third chocolate martini!” said Lana at the conference.
Man, did I pay for that one the next day.
Have a great week!