Posted by on Jul 12, 2010 in Life and Style | 2 comments

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We are in the midst of summer, which means bikini weather, and extra pressure to look smooth, tanned, and always freshly shaven. So I decided to take the plunge. A plunge I last took ten years ago with a gay man. I got a Brazilian wax.

Let me start off by saying, this is not for the faint of heart. Anyone that says the first time doesn’t…sting, is lying. And let me also say that you have to be REALLY comfortable with your private parts. Like when your friendly neighborhood waxer asks you to turn over and part your cheeks—you better be ready. Bottom line though (pardon the pun), if you really wanna look ready-for-anything-hot, the Brazilian is a summer MUST.

I’m sure there are a variety of things that will run through your mind as you’re laying on the table looking up at the bright lights. Will my BF truly appreciate this? How short a skirt will I really be able to get away with now? Me, I kept thinking: damn you have to be really into this to want to do this for a living. I mean, I showered before arriving, but what if you had sweaty Sally that just finished spin class on your table. Oh to be a fly on the wall in the back room of that place after hours…

Of course I could tell my girl Jenny had no qualms about anything. She was cool as a cucumber and damn professional; conversing with me to calm my nervous babbling, and getting the job done fast. And she also put up with my need to photo document the experience. I swear the whole time she was probably wondering: Is this crazy chick trying to steal our trade secrets? Jenny, you have nothing to worry about, I give you way huge props for making us girls look as “pool ready” as we’ll ever be, and I will definitely stick to writing.

p.s. Jenny told me that Strip uses a European wax that only goes after the hair, and not the skin, so it’s less uncomfortable and better for sensitive skin. Two days later I can honestly say, she’s right, but I still suggest NOT wearing tight jeans right after you get waxed. A nice loose skirt is definitely the way to go. Jenny also told me if you wax monthly, it gets easier every time, and the girl that works next door at Indexx concurred; she also gets her monthly Brazilians at Strip.

p.p.s. Strip also sells sexy lingerie and sexy artwork.

p.p.p.s. Sex, Life, & Hannah Book Club members get 10% off any service at Strip!!!

For a good wax visit: Strip in NOHO at 5217 Lankershim Blvd. 91601; 818.761.4411

www.stripnoho.com