I wanted to share my experience with you ladies, for those of you who are thinking about it but too nervous, and even for those who get the service done monthly, everyone’s experience is different.
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Yes, I am in my late twenties and I’ve never had a Brazilian Wax before. I started getting my eyebrows waxed in my early twenties. Something about wax and strips that terrify me. So, yes all of my life I’ve shaved the va jay jay. It was time to conquer my fear.
I’ve made an appointment before for a Brazilian wax but I canceled because I was a punk. Fast forward months later, it’s time to give up shaving and bring on the wax. I made my appointment online at the European Wax Center. I have friends that go to this place for different services and they have over 700 locations in the United States.
I don’t know about you but when I visit a place for the first time or I want to try something new, I research on Google and or YouTube. Watching YouTube videos may not have been a good idea because the ladies I watched were hysterical, flinching, eyes watering, screaming. I contemplated canceling this appointment. I asked a few friends that experienced the Brazilian wax and I received mixed reviews. One friend went one time for prom and she cried. Another friend told me she is a Brazilian wax advocate, whereas my cousin told me , “…if you can laugh during a tattoo, you can go get a Brazilian wax..” She had a point.
My appointment was a Saturday morning, first errand of the day. Might as well get it over with and go on about my day. I arrived 10 minutes early. The receptionist greeted me, asked me a few questions and I was signed in. Five minutes later I met my specialist,Alex. She was pleasant and welcoming. The moment of truth arises as I walked down the hall into the room.
No need to stand around , off came the leggings and sandals. I laid on my back as she prepared the wax and tools. She asked me if it was my first time and I replied , “yes”. I appreciate honesty, she was straight forward, “the first time is always the worse, and then after that it’s not so bad”.
She proceeded to explain the process and that European Wax Center uses their own wax and it’s not harsh on the skin. Of course the wax is heated, once it is set, she rips it off quickly. Take a deep breath, and exhale. The pain has to be an 8, on a scaled of 1-10. We had a whole conversation during the procedure and it took my mind off of the expectations of pain. I forgot to mention, that I had waited awhile before making the appointment and it was a month since I last shaved, just so that there was enough to grip.
She goes over the area once which is the toughest layer, and then a second time to get what is left over with small strips, that part didn’t hurt as much and she assured me moving forward my next appointment would feel like that. You have to turn over on your back and squeeze your cheeks open, awkward for sure. Especially when the wax was put on, and surprisingly this didn’t hurt at all.
Ten minutes later we were done, she put on the Smooth Me Ingrown Hair Serum. Alex recommends to put it on daily after showering.I didn’t know how long I thought it would be, but it was over quick and that’s what I like. No tears, no eyes watering, no screams, I was all clear. I guess because I expected pain and I expected it to be unbearable, I was mentally prepared.
The cost of a Brazilian wax is $47 , when it is your first time you receive half off, I purchased the serum which was $22, and because of how much I spent, I received a free tote. I also made my next appointment four weeks from now with Alex.
Have you had a brazilian wax before, what was your experience like? Share in the comments below.