As the No. 18 cause of trips to the emergency room, do-it-yourself bikini waxing mishaps are less dangerous than cat maulings, but pose more danger than a staple-gun incident. Today's Groupon skips the risks of at-home waxing: for $25, you get your choice of three bikini waxing services at The Waxing Room in East Lakeview. This deal is valid for any of the following waxing services: bikini ($35), artistic bikini ($55), or Brazilian ($45).
A professional waxing artist will apply the safest, cleanest depilatory service to your mane in a comfortable environment. After a brief consultation, a hard or soft wax will be chosen to serenade your skin and quickly remove furrows of follicles. The standard bikini removes hair along the top and sides of the panty line, the lower buttock, and the space from the naval to the top of the panty. You can employ the wax artist to sculpt a personalized message by choosing the artistic bikini wax, which can be molded into the shape of a hair heart, diamond, favorite syntactic code, or any shape that fits. The Brazilian clears the entire runway for takeoff, with the option of leaving a small patch behind to catch vagabond naval fuzzies.
- Awesome place to go. The women are so nice and easy to talk to. Considering the nature of the business, I didn't feel awkward at all. – Rachel H., Yelp
- The staff was extremely professional but yet friendly and I totally felt 100% comfortable! And she was sure to educate me about bikini wax aftercare. Really cute decor to boot! I highly recommend you check this place out! – ccharity, Citysearch
The Waxing Room
We spoke with Waxing Room owner CherylAnn Gutierrez about how it feels to have your hair removed with thread and what you can do to make the process quicker and easier.
What does threading feel like?
CherylAnn compares the sensation to tweezing, "but many hairs at a time." As the aesthetician works strands of cotton thread around the brows and lips, a quick twist uproots an entire line of hair at the follicle. CherylAnn says her staff can help soothe away any sting afterwards by applying ice, cortisone, a gentle massage to the treated areas.
How quickly can your aestheticians thread a line of hair?
"We've never timed it," she says while laughing, "but very quickly."
Which is better: threading or waxing?
CherylAnn refuses to take sides: each one has a place. Threading may be especially useful for people who are allergic to certain waxes or who have sensitive skin due to, for example, a recent chemical peel. But her general advice is "try each one." She says fans of threading tend to believe the process gives aestheticians greater control, allowing them to create better definition, straighter lines, and more dramatic angles than are possible with waxing. But the main reason CherylAnn offers threading is that she knows it's ultimately a personal preference, and she "wants to be able to serve everyone."
What can clients do to get the best results?
During appointments, clients will be asked to slightly stretch the skin around their eyebrows so that it's flat and level. According to CherylAnn, the most important thing you can do at this time is to hold your skin so that it's as taut as possible. She says this allows the aesthetician to go line by line with greater speed and accuracy, which minimizes any potential discomfort.
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