7/19/2018 0 Comments
Waxing and Whining
It's no surprise that during the summer months women tend to do a little more grooming than usual. I mean, bikini season, or short shorts summer, or sleeveless summer season. No matter what you call it, there are areas of our body that has been hibernating and are now out in the open. And in order for those areas to look their best, it's time to wax.
I know, I know......every time I think about waxing, I cringe. No literally, my last waxing season prior to today was awful. But we'll get to that later.
I first started waxing at The Wax Bar when she, Nishira Imani, was on Germantown Parkway. I went often, every 4-6 weeks. Nishira Imani was extremely professional and explained everything to me and my hubby. (Yes, I needed someone to hold my hand....at first.) The wax pearl beads she uses are phenomenal!!! I didn't know that then. Boy, what a spoiled child I was. I loved the way she taught me how to care for my skin and the ingredients I should look for in certain products. Eventually, I started going on my own and loved it. Yes, I said loved it. Does waxing hurt? A little bit. But the results make me feel like a GODDESS OF SMOOTHNESS!!!!
So I got a little cocky and started to consider myself a professional waxer. Boy was I wrong!!!! We were out on vacation and I decided to get waxed. So I looked up a few places and one looked very promising. It was very clean and the ladies were welcoming. Everything was great until the waxing started. So the lady uses a stick to spread the wax on. (Normal). Then she puts a sheet of paper on top of the wax. (Not normal) I've seen that method on TV, but I thought everyone used wax beads. See, with the wax beads that they use at The Wax Bar, they are melted and spread over the area using a wooden "popsicle" stick. Then the wax stiffens. Once it's stiff, then you just pull it off. (Notice I said pull and not rip.) And badaboom badabang, you're waxed. Well, when she put that paper over the wax, I knew I was in trouble. Then she ripped it off. Y'all, I lost a part of my soul that day. It hurt so freakin bad. It never hurt like hell at The Wax Bar. NEVER.
Sidebar: If a waxing place ever uses clear-ish wax and paper, run for the hills!!!!!
After that incident (at the out-of-town waxer) I took an hiatus from waxing. That incident broke me!!!!!!!! Well, 2.5 weeks ago I put on my big girl panties and scheduled an appointment at The Wax Bar. (The Wax Bar can be booked up for weeks at a time. Get in when you can.) This time I was waxed by India B. And as usual, these ladies are highly talent. The experience was great!!! I booked my next appointment. Oh yea!!!! You can't tell me nothing.
A little bit more about The Wax Bar....
-Over 80 different services
-Also have a Beginners Brazilian in which the skin is numbed and you are instructed thru the process
-Caters to men and women
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