As far as beauty routines go, Brazilian or Hollywood waxing sessions are probably the most awkward. Unlike a haircut or dye job, itâs not something weâre usually willing to discuss over brunch with our besties. We know itâs absolutely nothing to be embarrassed ofâespecially if you want a stubble-free bikini lineâbut that doesnât stop all those blush-inducing thoughts from popping into our heads.
From the rules on small talk to the imminent moment the wax is pulled off, here are 12 things that may have gone through your mind during this often slightly uncomfortable process.
1. Is she going to judge me for my underwear choices?
So theyâre not little lacy boyshorts from Cosabella, but she has got to understand the pros of a pair of Granny panties. VPL aside, the comfort canât be beat.
2. Small talk seems awkward right about now.
Should I bring up how hot it is outside? Compliment her on her perfectly dyed roots? What are the rules about chit chat! Does my aesthetician really want to discuss anything when sheâs slathering on wax to my bikini line?
3. Should I ask her questions about the process?
Honestly, thereâs no way Iâm going to attempt to DIY thisâitâs just a better option than the god-awful white noise.
4. Why on earth would anyone put a fan there?
Thatâs the breeziest Iâve felt in quite a while.
5. So itâs been a while since my last waxâ¦
I havenât been seen at the pool in a bit, but at least I got to that essential quarter-inch length?
6. Never thought Iâd look forward to wax being poured on my bikini line.
I always expect burning hot lava, but this is strangely soothing.
7. OK, how long is this wax going to take to dry?
Iâm all for not putting back on those jeans, but the bank closes in 35 minutesâ¦ Can we get a hairdryer to this stuff?
8. Is it weird to text right now?
My Google calender isnât public, right?
9. Donât cry, donât cry, donât cry.
Or scream, or jump, or fall off the table.
10. OMG, weâve only done one side?
Letâs speed things up! Itâs like anticipating a band-aid being ripped off your skinâand thereâs nothing fun about it.
11. Guess Iâm not going to the gym tonight.
Itâs a valid excuse if itâs for my safety.
12. Do I say âthank youâ or âIâm sorryâ?
Going to go with the gratitude and a more than generous tip, but I feel like she deserves to be showered in both.
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