You might head to your waxer, plop your unshaven legs on the table unapologetically, and get back to your iPhone emailing without giving a second thought as to what she thinks of you. You are probably the one. Most of us spend the session worrying 99 percent of the time that we’re too hairy, too weird, too inconsiderate of the poor woman to has to deal with our exposed bodies. (During the other 1 percent, we’re mentally yelling ‘ouch’.) One reader wrote asking if I’d climb in the mind of a waxer for a bit, so while I had Lisa Lazarra, expert hair remover, lead aesthetician, and director of training at The Pretty Kitty waxing salon on the line, I asked for a few more questions pitched in by other friends and readers.
Lisa Lazarra: First, stop worrying. The number one thing we hear from customers at The Pretty Kitty is, “Wow, that’s it?” Second, avoid caffeine before your waxing appointment. I love those vanilla iced lattes like the next girl, but caffeine increases sensitivity at the follicle level.
Should I apologize that I haven’t shaved my legs?
We are in the hair removal business, so I assure you, your legs will not frighten us! If at the appropriate hair length, it may be a great opportunity for a leg wax.
This California transplant beauty boutique is a Brazilian waxing factory that touts a friendly staff full of the expertiest experts in hair removal and a soft cream wax to “minimize discomfort.” Not interested in the down-there stuff? Pretty Kitty covers, well, uncovers, the whole body. A full Brazilian rings up at $59, while brows, under arms, and upper lips run from just $10 to $20. Got a hairy guy? Bring him in, too. (But beware the hot pink treatment rooms and girly, boudoir vibe.)
Hands down, one of the best place to get hair waxed, shaped, and lasered right off is Completely Bare inside Exhale Spa. If I wasn’t already mid-laser hair removal at CB, I would buy up these packages on sale. Dallas girls and guys, find 6 sessions of hair removal for underarms, toes, bikini lines, tushies, brows, etc. Pretty much anywhere the yard needs mowed. Savings are running from $225 up to $1,200 off, but no matter which area you’re seeking to clean up, you can save hundreds. (Want your upper lip done? It’ll cost $600, versus the normal $825. How about lower legs? It’s currently $2,200, down from $3,025.)