Confessions Of A Bikini Waxer

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

It’s that time of year again! Waxing season! Before you put on that teeny bikini and head down to the beach, let me give you some tips on how to find a good waxing salon.

First, does the place seem clean? If it looks grungy and dingy, it’s not being cleaned regularly or properly. Which makes it very possible that important things like equipment and treatment rooms are not being maintained properly. When you get in the room, look around. Do they have a proper wax pot. Or is it a crock pot ( If it’s a crock pot, run, do not walk out of there! Crock pots are made to heat food and not wax! You risk getting burned from too hot wax.) Does each room have it’s own wax pot? One large wax pot (or again, a crock pot!) for the entire salon increases the chances of you getting an infection from cross contamination. Is the wax pot clean or is it covered with old wax? Is there a wax stick poking out of the wax pot? ( This is a bad sign that the person uses the stick on every single person.)

Second, ask some questions. How long has the Esthetician been practicing? What type of wax do they use and why do they like it? What methods of sanitation do they use? Ask to see credentials if they are not clearly posted on the wall (as they should be) Do they wear gloves? Do they double dip? If they can’t or won’t answer, do not get a wax!
Lastly, you get what you pay for. A quality, safe and clean Brazilian should start out at 45 to 55 dollars. It’s better to pay that price and not risk a trip to the ER for infection or burns!!