We're convinced only masochists look forward to a bikini wax, but the thing is, it doesn't have to hurt quite so badly. There are ways you can reduce the pain. If you're new to waxing, start out with a professional to see how it's done. After a few times, you might want to try doing it at home to save a few bucks. Either way, to learn how to keep pain at bay, keep reading.
How does having bits of fox fur stuck all over your pubic area sound? Or what about feathers instead? Well now, regardless of your preferred dead animal, you can have your very own festive temporary merkin. Cindy Barshop, the woman behind both "vajewels" and "vatoos," is now offering services called "Foxy Bikini" and "Carnivale Bikini" at her chain of Completely Bare spas. We won't force you to look at the results, but if you're curious, check out the pretty-much-NSFW photos after the jump.
We're happy to present this article from one of our favorite sites, Real Beauty.
This weekend I got my very first facial. On an area other than my face. Captivated by a treatment that fights irritating ingrown hairs and, frankly, something that dares to deem itself a facial for your sensitive spots, I volunteered to try.
Named the Brazilian Facial (!!), it's New York's Strip Ministry of Waxing's effort to assuage lady problems that come along with regular waxing (dryness, ingrowns, acne). You can go to your appointment already bare or combine services with the "Wax & Polish." To find out about the experience, just keep reading.
For lots of women, hot weather means it's time to get their bikini line in tip-top shape. When it comes to grooming your hair down there, there are a number of shapes to choose from. From a triangle, to a simple strip, you can take off as much or as little as you like. Waxing expert Jodi Shays gives us the scoop on how to pick the right bikini shape — so your next hair removal appointment should be (relatively) painless.
Nothing says you care more than saying, "Sis, since you're not just family but also a friend, I've given you a DIY vajazzling kit." That's right; from Completely Bare, the same folks that brought bejeweled bikini line treatments and custom airbrush bikini line tattoos to the masses, comes the Vajazzle All the Way Kit ($75). This Swarovski crystal design gift includes all you need to accessorize and sparkle "down there." While the name alone is enough to induce an eye roll or two, would actually receiving gift of this nature produce a similar response? Tell us: what would you do if someone gave this to you as a gift?
Hair down there might be going the way of female armpit hair. Among women 18 to 24 years old, 58 percent report going completely hairless some of the time, offering evidence that pubic hair is increasingly considered unsightly or "gross," just like all other body hair on a woman.
This week, Psychology Today examined how the Brazilian wax trend impacts sexuality. The article accepts that each generation produces its own trends (with the help of the porn industry), but also wonders if the new expectation makes young women feel obliged to wax and shave. The whole process is timely, costly, and painful, and it's troubling to think that women must alter their bodies just to please their partners' aesthetic preferences. But there's another side of the debate. One study found that women who wax report more sexual satisfaction and better "genital self-image." Couldn't that confidence come from knowing you're meeting the expectation?
Perhaps the key is groom yourself according to your own preference, not someone else's. What's yours?
We're happy to present this article from one of our favorite sites, Allure!
For a number of reasons, okay, namely three—bumps, ingrown hairs, and near-immediate stubble—we tend to prefer waxing the bikini area to shaving it. But sometimes, you're between waxings and you need to turn to a razor for a quick fix. A friend of ours recently did so and is having some unfortunate side effects, namely three—bumps, ingrown hairs, and near-immediate stubble—that look far worse than a few stray hairs. She should have tried these tips; to see them, just keep reading.
Beach season is in full swing, so if you're thinking of defuzzing your nether regions, waxing might be right for you. But how much will it hurt? How long will it last? And what's the difference between a Brazilian and a Playboy, anyway? Wax master Jodi Shays has the answers to those and more FAQs. So wax on, wax off — and watch now!
Beach season is in full swing, so if you're thinking of defuzzing your nether regions, waxing is your best bet. That being said, you probably have some questions: How long will it last? How much will it hurt? And what's the difference between a Brazilian and a Playboy, anyway? We sat down with wax master Jodi Shays, who has the answers to those and more of your pressing bikini wax queries. So wax on, wax off — and watch now!