She’s seen it all before. Really.
There are many, many better things most of us can think of doing instead of getting a Brazilian wax.
Reading a book, getting a fake tan, or falling into hot lava, perhaps? Let’s face it: no one smiles at the thought of having boiling wax slathered on their nether regions and painfully ripped off by a complete stranger.
But if you prefer the feeling of being perfectly smooth down there, it’s a necessary evil of modern womanhood.
However, despite your concerns about how awkward it must be for your beautician to be that close to your vulva, or how strange your asymmetrical labia must look to her (spoiler alert: not that strange) you may be surprised to learn what’s actually going through her head when she’s doing her job down there – and that it has absolutely nothing to do with what your vagina looks like…
1. So you’re surfing the crimson wave.
Periods are often painful, and can cause us a lot of grief, so getting wax ripped off any part of your body during that time of month is never ideal.
As a general rule, beauticians have the right to refuse this type of service if you’re on your period.
Not just because your skin is more tender during your period, and therefore at much greater risk of tearing (ouch), but also because no one wants to see your tampon fly across the room after the string gets caught in the wax. (Yes, it happens.)
2. This is going to be annoying.
If you want to really annoy your waxer, show up with hair that’s way too long – or too short – to wax.
Not only will it cost her extra time individually tweezing tiny, ungrabbable hairs or trimming back your overgrowth, it also makes the entire process considerably more drawn out and painful for you.
To make the most of your wax, always ensure your hairs are roughly a quarter inch long (approximately three weeks between each wax).