I know. It probably seems weird that I was interested in getting my very first Brazilian wax in the fall. But when I’m fixated on something, I just have to do it. No, I wasn’t going on vacation to rock a bikini. And I definitely wasn’t going on some super hot date. A couple of my friends have had it done and swear by it — and their encouraging words kept playing over and over in my head. “I was just so tired of shaving and how fast it grew back and it’s so itchy,” one of my friends said to our group. Yes, wine was definitely involved, but hey — we were all relating. As I nodded my head in agreement, I decided to go hunting for a great waxer in Chicago.
After a quick search on the Internet, I decided to go with someone my brow waxer recommended. I went to an aesthetician who owned her own business, Yufei Skincare, and prepared for the worst. I was terrified, but she calmed me down when she said, “I’m the best Brazilian waxer in Chicago, don’t worry.” A couple of heavy breathing sessions later, I laid down on the spa bed, unprepared for what was about to happen. Here are the 15 thoughts that went through my head.