Waxing on the Rock???
Anyone know of any good waxers on St Thomas who are familiar with waxing both men and women?
Elena at Knots Away in Red Hook is fantastic.
She does both waxing and sugaring.
Thanks LR. I didn't even think about her and my mom has been seeing her for sugaring! Duh!
OK - I'll ask - what is sugaring ?????
Me too Piaa! I have never heard of 'sugaring'... is it something like 'bunny waxing'? All of this makes the hair go up on my neck... I watched a girlfriend give herself a bikini wax once... 1... 2... 3... PULL!!! OUCH!... Geeeez, I thought I was going to pass out from watching her pain! I can only imagine the torture this other stuff must be. (I must admit, I like the results...)
I'm not an expert, but here's what little I know (other than the fact that it works amazingly well!):
Sugaring is like waxing in that it's a technique used for hair removal wherein a gloopy sticky substance is applied to the skin, then removed, taking hair along with it.
Waxing can be done with several different kinds of wax- some aestheticians use wax, then put muslin strips on top of the wax to remove it; some wax is just smoothed on and ripped off by itself.
Sugaring employs no muslin; just the goop! I believe it's a combination of sugar, water, and lemon juice. It's a warm, soft, sticky ball that the aesthetician "works", applies to skin, and then pulls off.
It seems to last much longer than waxing (why, I don't know) and be less painful.
Elena is marvelous- can't say enough good things about her. There's also waxing at the Ritz and a few other places, but I think Elena is the best.
Also, some places on island will do only certain kinds of waxing (i.e., no Brazilians, etc. )- so be sure to ask whomever you call for exactly what you're looking for.
Do you have Elena's # please 🙂
OK, thanks LR... now what is "Brazilian"?
I think I've answered my own question!
For those who would like to know more about "Creative Brazilian Waxing Techniques", please follow the link below. Yes, someone has actually made a 'how to' video available on Amazon.com and topics include: "how to trim the hair, preparing the skin, client positioning, how to decrease client discomfort (I think alot of RUM is all that can help here!), equipment required and proper wax consistency. Shows how to remove ALL the hair in the bikini area - front and back!" What is so creative about that? I thought maybe waxing different designs (i.e., the skyline of Manhatten), or something else artful, would be "creative".
Sorry, 5-7905= 340-775-7905. That's Elena's number.
You got it!
Thanks for the number 🙂
Thanks LR... it sometimes takes a little while for new things to sink in. LOL
In addition to the above information on "Brazilians", a friend of mine here on STT, who used to own a chain a high class salons in Dallas, told me about "Threading". He said it is just as good as waxing, is less painful, and is much safer since you do not remove a layer of skin in the process (businessman's definition of safer is less liability... He then told me of a few horror stories of one-eyebrowed women after a bad waxing episode... but enough about that). He had middle eastern women perform the threading for him, who were phenomenal, as it was a technique developed there. Afterwards you then use a hair growth inhibitor, and eventually after some number of sessions, the hair doesn't grow anymore. The only downside I see, is if you were being "creative" and you wanted to change your style, you could be SOL.
Hey all you hair waxing aficionados!
This was on the Yahoo News page today!
For only $11.95 it looks like you can get quite creative with this flexible, do-it-yourself, hair threading device.
Whoever tries this first, let us know how it turns out.
I'm sure I'll take heat for this but...
Only a man would suggest this! 😉
DIY hair removal is a *bad* idea in most cases. It's akin to giving yourself a haircut...or a full-body massage. You can do it, I guess, but it will never be as thorough or as good as having a professional do it for you.
Remember the Epilady back in the 80s? Bad, bad, bad! This "Epicare" thing looks just as torturous!
I don't know of anyone on STT/STJ who does threading- but it is supposed to be neat.
Why don't you try this on, say, a beard or moustache and let us know how it goes!
Apparently there women were not consulted in the design and marketing of Epilady or Epicare, just sadistic men, or it would never have gotten off the shelf. Come to think of it, you don't see the Epilady on the shelves anymore do you... I guess women never bought into the idea that it is "painul to be beautiful".
I agree, let a professional do it quickly and get the pain over with as soon as possible.
It would be intersting to research how hair removal began as a form of grooming, and whether it was BY men or FOR men. While there are a few western men who have a fetish for the totally unshaven look (legs and armpits and more), I think most men I know prefer a clean, smooth, well cared for look. Most advertising I see seems to reflect this as well.
I won't be the first to try the Epicare on my face... I enjoy being able to grow hair there... now, about the hair around my.... well, never mind that!