I'm a polyglot who does parkour and dreams of being a chef. I've been getting Brazilian waxes for over four years now, so I've seen it all. I've been a nervous first-timer, I've been waxed by bad estheticians, I've changed spas, and I've also had really great waxes. When I was new to the waxing process and looking for information about what to expect, I found that there wasn't a lot out of information out there. Hopefully sharing my experience and expertise will help people who are interested in getting waxed.
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Bikini wax: What to expect the first time you get one
Looking back on beauty firsts feels nostalgic. I broke into a nervous sweat the moment my wax specialist started. It was an oh-shit-I-can't-turn-back beauty moment. It was so painful, and I distinctly remember feeling like I hadn't grasped the "beauty is pain" thing until then. And, to be clear, despite gender norms, we all should feel empowered to exercise our freedom to do whatever we want with our body hair. But here's the thing.
Here's what to expect the first time you get a bikini wax
The pain factor and price are the first few factors that come to mind. You do it anyway because you know what they say: Beauty is pain—and the end results are well worth it. So once you survive your waxing session like a champ, this question comes to mind: What if we could just make the results last longer?
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.