I’ll Have What She’s Having

by Jennifer B. | in Solutions, The Tell All

Beauty salons and waxing salonsAs an aesthetician, one of the most common questions I get asked in terms of “female grooming” is “well, what does everyone else do?”.  And my response is always “Don’t worry what everyone else does. Everyone else isn’t looking at yours!”

It’s really hilarious that women have a “keeping up with the Jones’” mentality, even when it comes to something that gets shown only to whom you want to show it. These days we have so much to choose from- from just grooming the sides, to taking it all off, leaving a landing strip, or even putting jewels on it! I think you should try it all- even if just once. (I’ve gone even further and dyed mine Bozo the Clown red. It was supposed to be hot pink. It got shaved off immediately.) You never know what you will like until you know what you don’t! If you are unsure of what to do, here are some options for you:

– Waxing is a great option for people who want to play around and not commit. For waxing, you want to have your hair at at least ¼ of an inch long, but not longer than ¾ of an inch. I suggest going to a facility that uses both hard (non strip) and strip wax, as the combination works well for all types of hair. With waxing, you’re looking at a visit every 4-6 weeks for temporary hairless-ness, regardless of skin and hair color.

– Laser is a permanent option for women who know what they want. In a minimum of 6 sessions, you are hair-free in the areas of your choosing. Depending on your skin tone, I recommend either an Alexandrite for light skin, or a YAG laser for darker and tanned skin tones (stay away from IPL machines). The laser doesn’t hurt much more than a wax. If you choose this, the technicians will tell you how to prepare as it depends on the machine. Unfortunately, the lasers won’t work on grey, blonde, and some shades of red hair. Electrolysis or waxing will be your best options for light hair colors.

Whatever option you choose, I encourage you to do what you’re comfortable with and don’t worry how the woman across from you in Starbucks looks “down there”.

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