I was invited to go for a WaxIt Experience, I chose to visit the WaxIt Bar at Kyalami Corner which is one of four. My appointment was set and so was my anxiety but I decided to summons up my courage and embrace this experience. The last time I waxed was 18 years ago.
So the next difficult step was remembering not to shave I am like Dory so I decide to put the razor away so that I was not tempted to reach for it. Body hair freaks me out so not waxing for 18 years is even more of a mystery. But having children and a full-time job I just could not make time for waxing. It was also easy to just reach for the razor.
It lasts longer than shaving because it pulls the hair from the roots. There are no cuts or nicks that can leave you with scars, especially if you are like me always in a rush. The benefit of waxing include:
- It lasts longer than shaving because it pulls the hair from the roots.
- No cuts or nicks that can leave you with scars.
- Shaving can cause rashes.
- Waxing can slow down hair growth.
- Waxing produces smoother results because hair is pulled from the root.
- Shaving can result to stubble’s that can make the skin feel rough.
- Waxing will make your skin feel smoother longer without feeling itchy because the hair regrowth is slower.
- Contrary to popular belief, waxing is not always painful, so if it is done right it is almost pain-free.
- Waxing is fast and convenient.
Why Visits WaxIt
There is no competition for time from facials and manicures, there are always appointments available for waxes.
They know that the best products make for the best waxes, they use imported high-quality French products that also caters to sensitive skin.
They offer affordable prices.
They are committed to cleanliness, they deliver services in an environment that is clean and professional and sets the standard for hygiene, sanitation and wax care. They do not reuse sheets and gloves are mandatory for our WAXITologists. Rooms are sanitize between each appointment. They provide you with fresh wipes for your comfort.
The WAXITologists are there to make your experience as comfortable as possible. They’ll lend you an ear if you’d like to chat if you are nervous like me or you can relax, the rooms are equipped with wireless headphones and tablets so that you can read magazines, browse online or listen to music. Which is awesome but I do not know if I will be able to read a magazine. Awesome that it is an available option but I can’t multi-task like that.
My Visit and Experience
Just like that Friday the 20 April 2018 arrived and my appointment was scheduled for 13:00. I had all these terrible fears which I will share shortly, stay tuned. I was trying to make light of it but one of the three WaxIt services I chose was really stressing me out. But luckily work kept me busy and I did not have much time to think about it. Midday arrived and I was able to leave work as I took a half day leave.
- Is the hair long enough?
- There will be a stranger (WAXITologists ) looking at my lady bits.
- What if I fart, now I have to admit this was the one that freaked me out the most. I use to say to my boys that I just whisper in my panties. But let’s be honest sometimes I let out screams. Now I knew I would not have panties on so I was so worried that I might let out a scream. The other freaky thinks were WAXITologists will be right there up close and personal.
I arrived and was welcomed by the WAXITologists and they were friendly and welcoming. I was taken is the lovely treatment room. Sikhangele explained that she will give me time to undress and that there were wipes and I was welcome to wipe down before she starts the wax. There was a gown that I could put on but I had to remove all my clothes except my bra for the waxing I chose. She left me and I undressed and the only downside but its not WaxIt fault but in my genes. I am a tiny bit to curvy and the boob tube gown did not fit. So I decided to just cover myself. I made myself comfortable on the bed and then started taking photos of the room. Now you will probably think that is not strange I am doing a blog post and it is normal. However, my WAXITologists did not know that I was there for review my experience. I only realized that after we were done.
When she walked back into the room I was taking pictures of the room. I asked her to please put my camera on the counter before we start. I nervously joked that I will not be sharing before and after pictures, I am sure she was very confused I would have been, who want to take before and after pictures?
Ding, ding, ding so we were ready to start with my wax. I choose brows, underarms and Hollywood.
She started with my brows, we discussed how I prefer them and the waxing was over before it started, it took less than 5 mins. She used Cirepil Hot Wax and it was fast and painless. Why does it take so long at another Salon, I am still trying to answer that question.
Next was my underarms. By now I was starting to getting nervous and started asking questions to calm my nerves. She answered all my questions and we had a good laugh at some of my questions. She explained that they use hot wax on smaller areas and this helps them to work faster. The longer it takes the greater the chance of you her removing more than just the top layer of my skin.
So what is a Hollywood, it is the same as a full Brazilian Wax and includes a wax in between the but cheeks. Now my anxiety levels were hitting in the red. I told her that I have this fear that I might fart but she assured me not to stress about it. There I was, my lady bits fully exposed to a stranger. However, she continues talking to me and before I knew it the treatment was over. Now it was time for between the butt cheeks. Well well, I had to turn over on my stomach and low and behold a small whisper escapes, I am just lucky it was not a scream just a whisper. I apologize and she assured me that all was in order. I have to admit the butt cheeks was the worst but not something to deter me from getting the Hollywood wax again.
Final thoughts – will I do it again?
Yes, I will definitely be visiting the WaxIt Bar again and I would recommend it to all my friends and family and blog readers. The service was professional and efficient and there was no special treatment as the WAXITologists Sikhangele did not know that I was there to review the service. When the wax was done they provided me with a loyalty card and advised me on the cost of the wax. This was when I realised that the staff did not know it was sponsored treatment.
Where To Find WaxIt
WaxIt has branches at Kyalami, Lonehill, Douglasdale and Menlyn Maine. Below the contact details of the Salon I visited.
Kyalami Corner Shopping Centre,
Cnr R55 and Main Road
Disclaimer: I received the wax for free but my opinions on the above review is my own.