Monday, 18 January 2010

Waxing Nine 'til Five


It has recently come to my attention through conversations with several friends (who shall remain nameless) that average British ladies are getting on the LA less-is-more waxing bandwagon.

And I’m not talking about an occasional ‘Hollywood’ prior to jetting somewhere hot and donning an unforgiving string bikini. I’m talking year-round, these-girls-don’t-even-have-boyfriend’s waxing EVERYTHING off mega grooming. I didn’t know women like me were setting money aside for monthly trips to the beautician’s even during winter. Without going into details, I’m blonde, and not a very hairy person, but still. These ladies are no Godzillas either. One has to ask, do they really need to wax their bum cracks? 

When did it become mainstream for women to pay strangers to wax their bits during sub-zero January temperatures when every ‘layer’ counts? I understand LA is warm year-round and you might suddenly find yourself nude in the Grotto at the Playboy Mansion of a Wednesday evening, but in Gloucestershire!? We don’t even have a Zara!

If you want to wax everything off all the time, that’s your prerogative, I just wonder when women decided that hair-free was the only way to go. I can’t help pondering if it’s covert self-consciousness brought about by over-exposure to American telly; not to mention literal over-exposure of celebs like Britney Spears. After all, who would’ve imagined 10 years ago that we’d all have seen Britney’s Brazilian by now? It’s almost the norm to open Heat and see a pixilated pic of Paris Hilton’s hoo-ha.

I’ve also noticed an alarming trend for celebrities in leotards. It’s as if uber-short skirts weren’t quite revealing enough, now we have to see them on MTV in their knickers. Lady Gaga’s next outfit will probably involve glitter nips and a heart-shaped merkin. That'll definitely require a trip to the salon: if she’s in the locale, my friends can recommend some good ones. 

And coming up next, because I'm nothing if not contradictory, Parissa Wax Strips, Face & Bikini.

1 comment:

  1. I can bearly get my hair cut every 6 months but the wax is essential!

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