Post # 1
So Fiance & I are leaving for our “wedding-moon” in August and I really do not have the exra $ to cough up for a brazillion wax. I’ve never had one before so I would need to get 1 to try and 1 for real and that can add up. So I was just curious what you ladies have tried & found to work. I really want to be smooth the whole trip and am worried I’ll just have to opt for the wax.
Just curious 🙂
Post # 3
@LRCWedding: Sorry, brazilian is the cheapest “good” method for smoothness in my opinion. I know other bees have had good results with shaving and with Nair, but until I did laser hair removal, for me personally, waxing had the best results.
Post # 4
Place here in Richmond does Brazilian (full blown, front and back) $45.
And they’re extrememly clean. No double dipping. Had it done 2 weeks ago, and hair is just starting coming back in.
Post # 5
Groupon! I snagged a $29 Brazilian and underarm wax. Will be getting it done shortly before the wedding. Trying not to think about it! Nair never seemed to work for me.
Post # 6
I definitely second checking Groupon or Living Social – around me at least once a month there is a deal for a place that does waxing. It’s actually how I found where I go for Brazilians (mine was a deal for a Brazilian plus eye brow wax, I forget the price but even if I skipped the eye brow wax it was a good deal). I absolutely love getting waxed (well, okay maybe not getting waxed but the effect after) so I’m biased. I bought a Moom sugaring kit thinking I could save money by doing it myself at home…. yikes. It’s really hard to reach all of teh places plus it took me like two hours. I had to keep psyching myself up to pull. Somehow, the girl I go to makes it not quite as painful plus she’s QUICK and she keeps me talking so I’m not focused on the pain. For me, it’s well worth the price. You could probably read up on it and maybe find a video on waxing. I’d try just doing a home bikini wax before you go full on Brazilian to see if you can do it yourself. I also have arthritis, so depending on how my joints are, there’s no way I can grab the fabric and pull.
I totally get that the waxes can add up. I will also note where I used to go offered deals, so if you paid for more than one wax in advance you saved some money. With Mother’s Day coming up, some salons may offer something like this. Where I go to get my hair done is doing something where if you buy a certificate for a certain amount, they give you a percentage off (I’m debating buying a certificate just to save money on my own hair!). You can also check Yelp around you to see if people have found any good deals – as well as to check and see reviews on a place if you do find deals. How long is your trip for? If it’s only a few days, you could try Nair but I personally would only do it on the outer portions – nothing that is inside as I can see that easily irritating that sensitive skin. Personally, my skin is too sensitive to do regular Nair even on my legs 🙁 However, I know a few friends who use Nair with no problems. If I have a long time between waxing appts I do shave, but it doesn’t stay hair free for long. Also, waxing gets me smoother than shaving.
Post # 7
waxing for the win. I wouldn’t recommend it if you haven’t had it done before, but sometimes I do them on myself with a kit.
Post # 8
Check a Beautitions school the one I go to does it for 16. Its a steal the person who does it is the instructor and they usually just are showing one student, mine is wicked understanding when I alwasy specify females only (plus size and a bit selfconcious).
Post # 9
@LRCWedding: You don’t really need to get one to try. The first time I got one it was…ahem…eye opening! I would recommend getting a product called “no bumps” to use afterwards. It’s probably mostly alcohol, but it does a good job at keeping bumps away.
If you’re not going to do this, maybe getting a hair removal cream that you bring with you? If you go that route, I recommend also getting a mesh wash towel to use with it.