Waxing, Stray Hairs and the Spa

My preferred method of body hair removal is waxing.  Shaving is alright in times of emergency, but nothing (ok, hardly anything) feels better than getting into bed with smooth, freshly waxed legs.

I usually have my waxing done every month.  The lady comes home to me and charges £12 for full legs, bikini, arms and underarms.  Not too bad, right?  She’s quite reliable and has been coming to me for the last 7 years.  She brings her wax in a jar (I have no idea where she gets it from or what kind of wax it is), shoves it in the microwave when she gets here and then we’re good to go.  

A couple of problems though.  Firstly, she’s warmed up the wax in the microwave and it gets *really* hot.  Almost like I can feel my skin burning.  Also, she uses a metal butter-knife to spread the wax onto my body, which further burns my skin.  And, lastly, although she’s very quick, I do end up finding a couple of patches here and there.  That’s not her fault, but it’s still irritating.  However, I’ve managed to deal with these things for the last seven years, so I guess I shouldn’t really complain.

Since last week I’ve been in a bit of a quandry.  The Waxing Woman has travelled.  And she won’t be back until this weekend.  Which means (with all the other things going on right now) she won’t be able to come to me until NEXT Saturday (3rd December); and there’s NO way I can wait until then.

I was debating going to a new spa.  It’s not new – it’s just new to me.  Body Temple Spa.  I went there a couple of weeks ago for the first time (for a massage) and it was lovely.  The therapists are all Balinese, it’s quiet, it’s relaxing and well decorated.  I thought I’d just go there instead of calling The Waxing Woman this month.  I dug out their brochure to check the prices – since they’re not on the website…  £72 for a full body wax.  Were they crazy?  But I didn’t really have any other choice!  What was I going to do?  

I thought about just shaving and then waxing before going to London.  But I don’t actually *own* a razor, and Hub’s away (and taken his).  It took awhile to sort out this dilemma, but I finally decided.

I would do just my arms and underarms at the spa and wait until next week to do my legs when The Waxing Woman returned šŸ™‚  Makes so much sense – I can’t understand why I didn’t think of it sooner.  

So I went to Body Temple Spa today.  Two ladies did my arms and underarms (to save time, they said).  The wax was different to the one I’m used to it.  It wasn’t that hot.  It was a roll-on type of wax.  It didn’t hurt (thank God).  They were quick and I can’t see any patches!  And both ladies were very thorough.  Once they finished my underarms (one at each, obviously), they both got a pair of tweezers and started plucking out the strays!  When they were finished, they massaged my arms with aloe vera.  And they charged £24.  Much more than I normally pay – but so worth it.

That is what I call service!  I really wish I’d done my legs as well!

Maybe that’s why it costs £72 for a full-body wax?


5 thoughts on “Waxing, Stray Hairs and the Spa

  1. There is nothing like smooth underarms and when it lasts it’s such bliss! I am an epilator myself, waxing used to leave me all blotchy. But I do love the pampering you get at a spa. I really could do with one soon!

  2. Sheila won’t be here when you get here… and clearly her eyesight is failing her! I had the worst waxing appointment EVER in Bali during your wedding. I think I might have to write about it…

  3. NotMyYearOff – It really is about the pampering, isn’t it. I just don’t know if it’s worth the price!Amreeta – I also had a terrible experience with waxing in Bali (during my wedding too). They used cold wax instead of hot wax – it didn’t go too well!

  4. Hello… Just stumbled across your blog. Not a mum yet, but still love it. Is it possible to have the contact of your waxing lady. I can’t afford all those big spa names just yet. Maybe you could send it to my e-mail. lol. Although i plan on checking a spa just close to my office today and see how much it costs.

  5. Hello, I have just stumbled across your blog. I am a student and can’t really afford to wax at all these places. Any chance you can put me in contact with the lady that waxes for you? thank you

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