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Anyone have anything to say about waxing (upper lip) at home?
What products do you like? What ones to avoid?
Or is waxing at home a bad idea?
I ONLY wax at home. I have sensitive skin and the few times I
tried salons for waxing, I got horrible bumps and ingrown hairs.
I like the Poetic Waxing kit. The wax comes in a galvanized mug
that you can heat in a bain-marie on the stove. (Bain-marie means
putting a pot of water on simmer and slowly warming the contents
of another container, e.g., the mug, which sits in the water.)
There are no strips or anything. You just put the wax on and rip
it off. The kit comes with some pre-waxing skin-prep stuff, which
is good, esp. the pre-waxing oil. I have very sensitive skin and
can't get my skin waxed at a salon...when I do I always get
irritated bumps and/or ingrown hairs. This never happens with the
Poetic Waxing kit.
I use the stuff so much I bought a professional wax warmer and
just put the Poetic refills in there and skip the stove warming.
You can find the Poetic Waxing kit and refills at drugstore.com
and at bliss.com.
Do It Yourself and Save Money and Time!
For facial waxing, I have found that the ''cold wax'' strips work really well. Sally
Hansen makes them, as do other manufacturers. Way less messy and fussy than
other methods. You basically get a clear plastic strip that you rub vigorously
between your hands to warm (don't skimp on this step!), and then you separate it
revealing the sticky inside which your rubbing has activated. Your use this to ''wax''
your face, and it works quite well. Hints: Before you start, clean your face with an
astringent to remove any facial oil, and then lightly dust it with talcum powder. The
powder helps the wax grip. Use your other hand to pull the skin you're waxing tight,
and always pull away in the opposite direction of hair growth. Use the ''soothing oil''
they give you on the area you've done when you're totally finished. You probably
won't be able to remove every single hair this way, but you'll get the vast majority,
and can get the stragglers with tweezers, which is what a salon professional would
do too. The box says you can use these strips for legs and bikini area as well, but I
don't thin k it's worth it--for that much surface area, I'm willing to pay someone.
But for face, they work really well. They do give you larger strips for legs, though,
and I recommend cutting them to the size you want with scissors you don't much
care for, because the goo is hard to wash off, and will mess up good scissors.
Hope this helps!
Oh So Furry
I have always struggled with facial hair removal. I have used
the Nair Wax Strips and think that they work pretty well--you
just warm them in your hand for awhile before using.
However, sometimes they work great--if it is the right temp and
pulled at the right angle. Other times, they don't and it is
very frustrating to have to try over and over--this usually
results in losing a little bit of skin and having scabs.
So a few weeks ago I treated myself to a professional service--
I had read here about Beth at Benefit on 4th street. I had my
brows and lip done. It was great--less painful, very quick, and
it is lasting a lot longer. ... worth the $25 (for both) by far!
Yes. You can wax at home and it is so fast and easy. I use the
''Personal Touch Roll on Wax system''. You can buy it at
drugstore.com. It is a kit that heats up in thirty minutes. I
apply the wax with a popsicle stick (as opposed to the roll on)
and use the provided strips to take it quickly off. So easy...
and cheap! I have expanded to my eyebrows and chin. Professional
waxing is a waste of money.
Save the salon for the grey hair
I like the small strips sold at elephant pharmacy called
'parissa' -I think. Warm them between your hands, they work very well
Has anyone tried a do-it-yourself product for lip waxing? I'm curious if these
products work and how they might compare to the results you get from a salon.
I think the quality of a lip wax depends largely on the kind of
wax used. An upper lip is a pretty easy place to wax but the
skin there can be very sensitive. I highly reccomend Bliss
Poetic Cosmetic Waxing Kit. You can find it on sephora.com for
$40. It's a lifetime of gentle upper-lip waxes
The only problem I have had waxing my lips is that my skin
reacts, and it takes a while for it to heal, so that in the end
waxing is not worth it (I've tried it both at salons and at
home). The most affordable way to take care of it is plucking
your hair using tweezers. It's time-consuming, but if you do it
on a regular basis, it's not that bad. My sister prefers to
bleach it, and it works OK for her
I am looking for a place to get a bikini wax. I hate to say I
have had bad experiences in the past, but at least I am willing
to try it again. I saw some mixed reviews on About Face and Body,
and I tried it, and was very dissapointed. The placed didn't seem
too clean and they went way to fast and missed some spots. I am
willing to pay $30-$35 dollars (it's $29 at About Face and Body),
but I want to have a good job done. Any suggestions? I live in
the Temescal area.
try Azul off of Solano Ave on Ensenada or Face Magic around the
bottom of Solano Ave. Both places are extremely clean & very
professional. I have had great bikini waxes at both places.
They take their time to get the results you want. I have never
felt rushed or embarassed to ask to them to take the line just
a little more in or further out when needed. They both use a
really great wax that has given me little to no blotchy rashes
and ingrown hairs afterwards.
I go to Argania (MLK at Delaware in Berkeley) and I was quite
satisfied with my extended bikini wax.When I called to book my
bikini wax, they asked me if I wanted a standard, extended or a
Brazilian.They offer all these bikini waxing services. The
place is spacious and clean and staff friendly and
professional. They use a thick,hard wax, the esthetician told
me that it is much better for more sensitive areas to wax.I
have to admit that it was a much better experience than the
strip wax! They use products before and after to prepare and
calm the skin. They charge $25 for a standard bikin wax, $40
for an extended and $70 for a Brazilian.I 'd reccomend the
owner Miriam, a french native and trained esthetician. A very
talented waxer and facialist! If you go there,tell her that
Sarah G reccomended her! Good luck to you!
Argania (510) 883 1832
The best place for waxing is Marilyn Jaeger Skincare in San
It is located on Spruce Street near California in SF. Parking
is relatively easy. Get an appointment with Marilyn and you
will be 110% satisfied. She is an expert. Don't let her easy
going attitude fool you - she is a master! She has a jam packed
schedule because she is so incredibly good, but I have always
been able to get an appointment.
I highly recommend Annahita at 2976 Adeline in Berkeley (at
Ashby). The prices may have been updated, but an extended bikini
line is $20, and a full leg is $35. The number is 510-666-0600.
I've had waxing done by several different people, and I've liked
this place the best.
Can anybody recommend a place in the Walnut Creek/Lamorinda area where I
can get a Brazilian bikini wax? I've checked the archives (both advice wanted
and recommendations), and couldn't find any place specific to this area.
Natalie & Adele at Entourage in Orinda are both fabulous! I
believe the cost is around $75.00 for a Brazilian wax and
$30.00 for a regular bikini wax. Entourage is located at 2
Theatre Square in Orinda. and their tel. no is: 925-254-9721.
The best Brazillian/bikini waxing in the bay area if not the
whole country can be found in Walnut Creek at Ourane Estethics,
925-360-5320 or www.ourane.com She is the best out there!
I use Natalie at Entourage Spa in Orinda for regular bikini waxes. She's quick, as
painfree as possible and a great person. Entourage can also do wonderful facials,
massages and nails. Their number is 925-254-9121.
I go to Ourane at Ourane Esthetics for bikini waxing. She is
careful and does a great job. Her phone number is 925-360-5320.
She is in Walnut Creek.
I think I'm finally ready to have a professional binkini wax done - just enough
to look good in a swimsuit - but I would like to know what to expect, given the
body parts involved. So tell me, those of you who have done it, what do I need
to know? Do you wear underwear during the procedure, and are there
underwear selection criteria to be aware of? Any other tips and tricks you have
learned from experience?
Getting ready for summer
I don't think there's much to know about bikini waxing, except that you
should go to reputable person to have it done. Yes, I wear underwear
when I go and have never worn any particular type of underwear. Also, I
find it hurts more when I have my period and it hurt a lot more when I
was pregnant! I go to Beth at Benefit on 4th Street in Berkeley. She
Hi, I recently got my first bikini wax and I'd be happy to share my
First, I go to a salon at the bottom of Solano Ave, about half a block
up from the Albany movie theater. I can't remember what the salon is
called, but the number there is 510-528-5528 it's reasonably priced
-usually $15 per wax but occasionally $20- and the women who work there
work very quickly and professionally.
I usually just wear regular underwear and they tie it in order to
earily reach where they need to wax. Last time I was there, though, the
woman asked if I was ok with taking my underwear off.
I'm an extremely modest person but I didn't mind because the women
there are so easy going.
It does hurt, for sure, but not as much as I had expected.
They'll take off as much or as little as you want, just be clear with
I hope I've helped - when I got my first wax I became a convert and have
been going ever since.
To prepare for a bikini waxing. Don't go out to the sun 24 hours before
and after the service. No hot bath or swiming.
it's better that you take the shower the night before your appointment.
You can also take a ibpufen 20 mins before the service to eliminate the
pain. you can check out this website for more information about waxing.
This is a very good place to
get waxed. www.luciahb.com or Call 510.205.1028
I've been waxing for years and although it hurts (like a slap) it's the
best way for me to stay nicely groomed. My advice, is to make an
appointment with someone who was recommended to you, not just a random
stranger. I usually go to About Face & Body on College at Ashby. If
you walk in they charge less than if you make an appointment, but you
may have to wait. Also, they have two services, a regular and an
extended bikini wax (oh, and Brazilian, but I've never had a Brazilian).
Make sure they don't charge you for an extended, unless of course,
you're really hairy and they need to wax your upper thighs. Yes, you
wear your normal underwear. The waxer may ask you to hold onto the side
of your panties so she doesn't get wax on them. You can pull them up to
indicate how far in to go. The waxer will probably not speak English
well, but they've done this a million times so don't be nervous.
They'll put on some baby powder, then the wax, then the cloth strip,
then they'll pull it off - FAST! She'll work her way down and may ask
you to prop your leg up on the wall, with your knee bent so she can get
all the hair around the area. Afterward, she'll ask you if it looks ok,
spray on some rubbing alcohol or something from a squirt bottle (could
even be water, I've never asked) onto the area and she'll make sure all
the wax is off. And you're done. The whole thing probably doesn't take
mroe than 10 minutes. Good luck. You'll
be glad you did it.
Bikini waxing---not a big deal. The thing to remember is that the
waxers do this all the time and have seen EVERYTHING. If you only want
a little bit waxed, go ahead and wear underwear.
At Festoon (MLK @ Rose) they're very professional, and I've had much
better experiences there than at About Face and Body (College @
Alcatraz). At Festoon, they'll have you show them what kind of line you
want by moving aside your underwear to the line you want. Or, you can
wear the bathing suit under your clothes when you go in, and just tell
them that's what you want. They're great there!
I usually wear a thong. They pull it aside a bit - and sometimes have me
Also, it's a little sticky afterward if they don't get it all off - so
wear pants you can wash rather than dry clean.
I had the whole area waxed one time, and silly me, I went from au
naturel to full wax. I didn't know I was supposed to trim my pubes prior
to the appointment, and was embarrassed when the aesthetician was
disgusted and handed me scissors to complete the task before she'd work
BTW, I was REALLY sensitive to ripping the hair off in that region. Far
more so than for legs/brows.
I didn't notice this in the archives, so here goes:
**Don't ingest caffeine a day prior to your visit. I hear it makes you
more sensitive **Take an aspiriin or ibuprofen about an hour prior to
**Trim your pubes to a reasonable length.
**Wear a skimpy thong backwards, to cover your privates, but to come in
far so the gal can get enough hair. (not a thong with a tiny string in
the back, but one with a strip) **Do try to relax during. The more tense
you are, the more you will notice pain.
I don't think it's wrong to be nude, but some of us are probably a
little private and don't want a stranger 1 foot from and staring at our
crotch. :) The gal I had used a draping sheet over the parts she wasn't
working on at that moment. Would have been far easier if I'd just worn a
I'm a BPM and an Esthetician of 8 years. Below is some basic waxing
information for you. I'd be happy to offer 10% off any services to BPN
Members at my studio, Alchemy - 981.9881. Whatever you decide to do, I
wanted you to know most client's say that while bikini waxing isn't a
day at the beach, 99% of the time the aniticapation was much worse than
the actual treatment. Good luck!
What is waxing?
It's the removal of unwanted facial and body hair by the root.
Warm wax, the consistency of honey, is applied over the hair to be
removed. A cotton strip is pressed over the wax, then the strip, wax and
hair are removed together in a quick pull.
Does it hurt?
It's most uncomfortable at first since it's a new sensation. Any
discomfort dissipates quickly and decreases with regular treatments, as
less hair is removed each time. Caffeine, menstruation and pregnancy
increase skin sensitivity.
How long does it last?
Hair typically grows back several weeks after your treatment. For best
results waxing should be repeated every 4-8 weeks, although once a year
before your warm-weather vacation is fine, too!
How long does my hair need to be?
1/4''-1/2'' long, or at least 3 weeks growth. If too short, hair won't
come out. If too long, hair will break and the service will be less
comfortable. I suggest either shaving three weeks before your
appointment, or trimming bikini line hair just prior to your
Will my hair grow back thicker?
No, but after removing hair lightened by the sun darker re-growth may
appear thicker. Often hair grows in sparser after regular treatments and
since waxing removes hair by the root, a soft new hair with a fine tip
grows in, eliminating razor stubble.
Is waxing okay for everybody?
It's fine for most everyone, but isn't appropriate for those on certain
medications such as Retinoids and Accutane, or for people with diabetes
or particular skin conditions. If this is the case for you, I'll be
happy to discuss other options.
What about ingrown hairs?
Most people experience some, since as a new hair grows in it may become
trapped under the surface of the skin causing slight irritation.
Exfoliating regularly helps. To remove ingrown hairs, rub ice over
irritated areas to draw hair to the surface of the skin, then gently
remove with disinfected.
If possible, avoid sun, chlorine, steam, hot water, deodorant and scrubs
for about 12 hours after waxing. Some redness, small spots or bumps are
normal and should subside within a few hours. A cool, damp towel may be
applied to the skin, especially on the bikini line and upper lip or for
persistent irritation. Apply sunscreen to areas that will be exposed
P.S. You can wear an older pair of panties that if you like, just in
case a little wax gets on the edges.
One more thing I wanted to add about the bikini waxing--I do usually get
a Brazilian--and either you take off your underwear and go nude, or put
on these little paper underpants (which you then get to hold out of the
way). And it hurts a lot more the first time than the subsequent times!
However, I recently relocated to Oakland from SF, and rather than
driving back to the city to get a bikini wax I thought I would try
somewhere on this side of the bridge. I tried About Face & Body after
hearing good things on the list, but I wasn't as happy as I had been
before--let's just say ''fast'' isn't always better.
Not to go into too much detail, but if the person doing the waxing does
small sections at a time, it is better (in my experience) because they
don't have to go over the same section more than once. Make sure to
speak up if that happens--going over the same section of skin over and
over to get the hair off HURTS, and my skin kept hurting for a day or
(Also, smaller sections=less breakage=you don't have to go back as soon
because all the hair came out by the roots!) And if you have a bad
experience, try a different place before you give up on it entirely, and
know that each time, it hurts less & less as the hairs get weaker.
I did not see the first post on this metter. But I finally found a great
place to have a Brazilian wax Azul Spa Whith Rose.
The best thing about it is the kind of wax they use. It hurts much less
(it still hurts) and last longer, because it does not break the hair it
takes it from the rout.
Any suggestions on where my husband can get a good brazilian
wax? We're looking for a salon that is both comfortable
performing this procedure on men and experienced performing
this procedure on men.
Try the Bella Pelle salon in San Francisco (in a building
across from Nieman Marcus). I got my own Brazilian there and
the woman who did it said she has plenty of hetero male clients
who do the same. She was very discreet and friendly and it was
not at all awkward! Don't have the number handy but I'm sure
you can Google it. Good luck - have a shot or two before you go!
If your husband wants to reduce body hair, laser hair removal
may be the way to go. It is less painful than waxing and it is
permanent. Waxing will remove all the hair in one treatment,
but it grows back. Laser requires several treatments at 5 week
intervals to achieve maximum hair reduction, but the follicles
treated no longer grow hair.
In my office, we are using the Coherent Gentlelase, the most
effective hair removal laser currently available. The RN who
works with us is very comfortable treating men and has over 6
years experience in laser hair removal. The patients are very
comfortable with her.
Feel free to call the office if we may answer any questions.
Elizabeth Lee, MD
I would like to give a friend a gift of a Brazilian Wax. She
lives in SF. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Call Flying Beauticians in San Francisco at 415-391-8929 and ask
for Nona. She owns the salon with her mother and has been
written up in Allure and Elle as the best person to go to in SF
for the Brazilian bikini wax. I go to her for facials and
eyebrows and she is fabulous.
The place I use is Bella Pelle on Geary St., Across from
Neimans. Rachel does a great job. They have the numbing cream
there if need be. Great place!!!
I've had Brazilians from two places in SF -- Marilyn Jaeger skincare by Laurel Heights
and International Orange on Filmore.
Marilyn Jaeger is more ''thorough'' -- they actually have you turn over on your
stomach to get you from every angle. So it is a better Brazilian, in my opinion.
but I do ocassionally go to International Orange for the ''spa'' experience. It is a very
relaxing atmosphere, and if you go early you can hang out and read magazines in a
fluffy robe and eat fruit.
They're both about $50 for a Bwax.
it's been a while and have been meaning to get one myself
Shelly at Bellapelle in SF is the best waxer in the world! I've
been going to her for almost two years and have had a wonderful
experience each time. She is very nice and makes you feel really
comfortable. She also does a really good job. She is far more
thorough than some of the other waxers recommended on the
website (I've been to a bunch of places in the bay area).
I like the Union Street Apothocary. It's not fancy but it's
comfy and the people there are really nice (crucial for
something as up-close-and-personal as a Brazilian.)
Hi, I'm looking for a place that gives a FULL bikini wax . I've seen previous recommendations for a brazilian wax at Face and Body in Berkeley. But I was wondering if they do The Full Bikini Wax? Or does anyone know of a place
that does the Full Bikini Wax in the east bay.
About Face and Body on the corner of Alcatraz and College
has three types of bikini waxes:
(1) Line Bikini, which takes off any hair
that would show if you were to wear a regular bikini,
(2) Extended Line Bikini, which leaves you with a
strip of hair, and
(3) Brazilian Bikini, which removes all the hair.
Regular prices are (1) $21, (2) $26, and (3) $62.
If you get a series card, or walk in without an appointment,
the prices are (1) $17, (2) $21, and (3) $50.
These are prices that I have from a recent pamphlet.
I doubt that they have changed.
I highly recommend Carina (Skin Care by Carina). Her phone
number is 336-1402.
She is located at 5014 Woodminster Lane. This is a little area
near Montclair - close to Joaquim Miller Rd. She does the
Brazilian Bikini Wax - her specialty!
You can mention my name if you call her.
Im not quite sure what you mean by a FUll bikini wax, my
understanding of a brazillian wax was that it was EVERYTHING.
For any waxing i recomend Bellisima day spa, the some what new
place on shattuck south of Ashby. Monique is who i have had wax
me and she is really great, very good prices too.
I don't know about the East Bay, but if you want to take a trip
over here to San Francisco, I HIGHLY recommend Union Street
Apothocary. I was skeptical when the reviews I read online said
that it didn't really hurt. Believe it or not, it really
didn't. The woman who does them there is so skilled and makes
you feel very comfortable about the whole thing. Good Luck!
You can get a full Brazilian wax at Ambiance, a nice little spa
just off of 5th Street in Berkeley. In SF, the Union Street
Apothocary does them.
In a previous post, I mentioned Inca at Escape Salon (#234-7800)
in El Cerrito regarding a facial. I know she also does FULL
bikini waxing (though I believe they still call it a Brazilian
wax) and though I have no personal experience, a good friend who
has had one done there was very pleased.
Can anyone recommend a good place for a bikini wax in the
Montclair/Rockridge area? I've searched the archives and there
was nothing... I don't really want to go to the Claremont and
pay $65 for it, but I want someone who knows what she's doing.
I've been to About FAce and Body on College at Alcatraz. It was
not a bad experience and definitely not $65 although I don't
recall what it did cost.
I have been going to About Face and Body for several years now.
They are on College and Alcatraz. If you buy a series card a
bikini wax averages out to about $15.00 I think. They are very
clean, fast and professional.
ANNAHITA salon in Berkeley on Adeline near Ashby. She has great
prices and is REALLY good for all types of waxing and facials, and
very friendly. No nails. 666-0600.
Try About Face and Body (510) 428-2600 located at
College/Alcatraz. It's not exactly Rockridge, but pretty
For the BEST bikini wax (or any wax) in the Bay Area, go to
Odessa at the Hair Tailor in Montclair (339-3700).
In Berkeley at 4th Street, Benefit is excellent. About Face on
College in Rockridge is quite good as well. Both are reasonably
I have been very happy with the waxes I have gotten from Amy at
Natural Expressions, on La Salle in Montclair Village. She is
very professional and very nice, too. Not sure if it is in your
price range (the nicer salons tend to be a bit pricey), but it
is worth checking out.
Try Natural Expressions in Montclair for waxing, facials,
massage, hair, etc. They are reasonably priced and do a great
job. Re the Claremont--there is a labor dispute at the hotel
and employees are asking the community to boycott the hotel
until the employees are given a decent wage and better working
conditions. So yet another reason not to spend money there!
client of natural expressions
The best place to go, and the cheapest that I know of in
Rockridge, is About Face and Body on College. If you do ''drop
in'' (instead of making an appt ahead of time), it's even cheaper
(I think it's still about 15-20$). The nice thing is, if you
show up as a drop-in and no one is available to do your waxing
right away, they will schedule you for a time later that day,
just like making an appointment. I've never had a problem
getting in, and am always pleased with the cleanliness of the
place, and how professional they are. It's clear that each time
I go, I'm getting an esthetician that knows what she's doing.
Lee at Piedmont Hairport on Piedmont Avenue is wonderful. She
is also very nice and quick, and only $20 (plus I tip $5). I
usually walk-in, but they do prefer appointments.
Try Lee at Piedmont Hairport on Piedmont Ave. She's fast and
I've gotten great facials from Laura Cooksey at Face Reality and
know she does waxing, as well. She's in Piedmont. She charges $25
for a Bikini wax and $75 for a Brazilian. You can contact Laura
at facereality AT hotmail.com.
Benefit Cosmetics on 4th Street in Berkeley does waxing of all types. I
think they charge about $18-25 for a bikini waxing and everyone I've
used there knows what they are doing.
Try Azul Spa on Solano in Berkeley/Albany. Its not in
Montclair but they do an *excellent* bikini wax that does not
cost a fortune - nor is it too painful.
Note from Myriam:
Thanks to the other folks who recommended about face and body.
I'm looking for a place that does Brazilian bikini waxes,
preferably in the East Bay. I've
never had any waxing done to my ''nether regions'' so I'm a bit
trepidatious. How much does something like that cost? Is it worth
it? I read a story in salon.com years ago (see
http://www.salon.com/health/feature/1999/09/03/bikini/) and I
have been intrigued ever since. Any recommendations and/or advice
''About Face and Body'' on the corner of Alcatraz and College in
Berkeley. Nice environment, sensitive staff, nice job,
reasonably priced. One suggestion that I learned too late: Good
bet to take aspirin or Advil before the waxing. Brazilian is
distinctly more painful than typical bikini wax. But worth it.
I have used Zary for facials, massage therapy, and waxing. She
is fantastic! While I don't and wouldn't have a Brazilian wax (I
think some hair ''down there'' is good and necessary,and I have
heard that the growing-in stage can be a prickly affair), I do
have my bikini line and legs waxed, and she does a quick,
relatively painless job of it. She uses high-end waxes and knows
to use powder (a lot of places don't) so as to have greater
purchase on those elusive hairs. She also puts some nice stuff
on the waxed part afterward so as to diminish swelling, etc. She
also doesn't use great hunkin' strips of material so as to save
Zary is trained in Europe as an aesthetistician, and is the best
I have been to, and I have been to some ''shee-shee'' spas/hotels
in my lifetime. I also think that her prices are more reasonable
because she works out of her Berkeley apartment. The friends I
have sent to her are thrilled with her as well.
Her phone number is 510-841-4860; you might need to use my name
(Danna) as she is working out of her home.
For bikini waxing, call Beth at Benefit on Fourth Street. She
is fabulous. Just tell her what you want and see if she'll do
the full Brazilian. Ouch.
Basically, you want to go to someone who does this all the time,
or it will be time-consuming and extra painful. Unfortunately
many salons in Berkely and Oakland don't have a lot of call for
Brazillians, so either it takes about 40 minutes or they charge
upwards of 75.00! I have been to several different salons in the
East Bay and find that About Face and Body (on college at
Alcatraz) is the best value for your dollar. If you make an
appointment it costs 56.00 and takes about 15 minutes. They will
also let you ''walk-in'' for 40.00, but be prepared to wait in a
line. They do Brazillians all the time, it was quick and pretty
painless. I would definitely go there if it is your first. I
brought my sister there for her first one and they were great.
Be sure you tell them that you've never had one before so they
can let you know what to do to prepare. Good luck and remember
I know they do the Brazilian Bikini Wax at About Face and Body
which is on the corner of College Ave and Alcatraz in Berkeley.
I have never had one done, so I can't speak to the experience.
At About Face and Body they will give you a 40% discount
for ''walk-in'' appointments. Unless you are there when they open
up at 10:30a.m., this means you might actually have to wait a
couple of hours. What I usually do is to either show up first
thing in the morning or call and ask what their walk-in schedule
looks like. I think a Brazilian wax is about $49 there - I'm
not sure if that is before or after the 40% discount, but is is
significantly more expensive than just a regular bikini wax.
I recently went to the deKroon Salon in San Francisco (on Grant
Street) for my first Brazillian Wax and had a very positive
experience. The aesthetician, Stephanie, was very good, quick
(took 10 minutes) and friendly. I felt very comfortable with
her. It cost me $45.
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