While Amanda was reading my previous post, she almost passed out with utter disgust that begged me to write a separate post immediately.
Amanda: What do you mean about double dipping? Doesn’t everyone use a new, single waxing stick per dip?
Me: In theory yes, but do you really think that places that charge you $19.99 for full body waxing will actually follow the rules?
Amanda: How do you know?
Me: Well, for starters, for the past 13 years that I have trained new waxers, when I provide them with gloves and ask them to discard the waxing stick per dip, their eyes glaze over me like I’m an alien. Believe it or not, I had to teach them from scratch because the service takes three times longer, which equals to their income. It’s really all about the revenue at the end of the day.
Amanda: Then how were you able to afford do the service this way?
Me: I simply charge more. Did you know some places use the same waxing stick, in the same pot, per day or more? To me, at the end of the day, it’s more important that I provide for public health. Knowing that I have harmed my clients for shady practice, I probably wouldn’t be able to sleep at night and karma is going to bite my *ss in big chunks. I really don’t want to be haunted…
Amanda: *a very long pause*
Me: I mean you book for a facial wax and you have no idea what’s in that warm pot, not hot enough to kill the bacteria—it’s a mystery— a Russian roulette.
Amanda: *still quiet…*
Me: It’s a controversial issue because the medical community has not confirmed the real culprit, however, a few years ago some state wanted to legalize banning Brazilian waxing services and there was an uproar in the service community. That would mean they would lose a huge amount of income. As far as I know, it has not been banned yet.
I am not telling you not get waxing services, but if you do, the first thing you do is ask. Don’t wait until you get trapped in the waxing room with your private parts exposed, not sure what to do. It just gets awkward. Ask before you book your services.