Before a recent trip to Los Angeles, I decided to embark on a womanhood rite of passage: get my very first bikini wax. Not knowing that you must grow out your hair beforehand, I shaved two days earlier. The aesthetician who shall remain nameless began ripping strips of hot wax over and over from the same areas, like a five-year-old opening presents on Christmas morning. I was doing both. Yes, four. Think about it this way: The shorter the hair, the harder the pull, because short hair is denser.
When you think about it, no sane woman would ever pay good money to have hot wax painted on to her nether regions so that hair can be ripped from the roots. Yet bikini waxing is a pretty standard grooming habit for thousands of women who routinely book a session every month without batting an eyelid. If you're a waxing virgin but have been thinking of giving it a go, here's the lowdown on exactly what happens once you get over the basic embarrassment of showing your pants to a total stranger. Everyone feels a bit self-conscious, especially the first few times.
I Finally Got A Brazilian Wax And Now I’ll Never Go Back To The Razor
I got my first Brazilian wax ever at age I know, I'm so late to the party on this. Who waits until age 40 to get a Brazilian? Well, until then, I thought getting a regular wax was painful enough. And no one was ever like, "Oh God, do you have a baby Chewbacca down there or what?