Santa Cruz Good Times

Friday
Aug 28th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Body Waxing in Santa Cruz

blog_waxingIt’s a sticky—and sometimes prickly—situation. A waxer is down there, slapping wax on your nether-regions, then yanking away your unmentionable hair, while you cry like a child, scream, or maybe even curse. Waxing—it’s not much fun. But for some women, it’s a must. For me, I’m an arm waxer—every six to eight weeks, my furry arms disappear and I’m left with smooth skin. But trying to find the right waxer is an adventure. At the local salon that I frequented for four years, an esthetician cornered me and chewed me out about I story that I had written for Good Times.

(She didn’t like the story, so on my precious free time, while I was sitting in a salon, she proceeded to give me a lecture.) No thanks. I’ll never return. The next waxer I tried out spilled wax on my jeans. Not cool. So, I’ve been on the search for a new waxer. Recently, a friend told me about European Wax Center near the Capitola Mall. The clincher? They have a great introductory promo: On your first service, get a free secondary wax. I had my arms waxed and got a free bikini line wax. And to be honest, whatever wax they’re using really isn’t so bad. This was the least painful bikini wax that I’ve ever had. My service provider, Veronica, was lovely, professional and efficient. The only complaint—the receptionist tried a sales spiel with me at the end. “Our policy is to book your next appointment,” she said. “No, thanks,” I said. And then we went back and forth about this for another three times, until my adamant, “No,” finally shut her down. Even so, the lower price, the freebie extra wax, the clean facilities and the painless wax made it worth it. Where do you get waxed and what have been your waxing tales?

 

Comments (2)Add Comment
...
written by Christa, August 18, 2011
Hi Cares B,

Thanks so much for sharing about your positive waxing experience in Santa Cruz. I appreciate the feedback and the recommendation. Anyone else have stories to share?
...
written by Cares B, August 17, 2011
Hi Christa,

The best, and I mean BEST person to see for waxing and skin care for that matter is Jessica Dunegan of Femme Fatale Skin and Wax studio. I first went to her to get some skin care and waxing help before my wedding 3 years ago and saw her up until my 36th week of pregnancy. My baby is now 3 months old and I finally have time to get in to see her.

I get my eyebrows, and brazillian done by Jessica and am too afraid to ever go anywhere else. Jessica is incredibly quick and gentle believe it or not and puts me at ease every time I go in. Sure it's not all pain free but somehow she makes it manageable. She stays up to date on all the latest products and actually cares about my skin. Give her a try and tell her I sent you. :-) I promise you'll love her!!

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

The Meaning of ‘LIFE’

With a new documentary film about his work, and huge exhibits on both coasts, acclaimed Santa Cruz nature photographer Frans Lanting is having a landmark year. But his crusade for conservation doesn’t leave much time for looking back

 

Seasons of Opportunity

Everything in our world has a specific time (a season) in which to accomplish a specific work—a “season” that begins (opportunity) and ends (time’s up). I can feel the season is changing. The leaves turning colors, the air cooler, sunbeams casting shadows in different places. It feels like a seasonal change has begun in the northern hemisphere. Christmas is in four months, and 2015 is swiftly speeding by. Soon it will be autumn and time for the many Festivals of Light. Each season offers new opportunities. Then the season ends and new seasons take its place. Humanity, too, is given “seasons” of opportunity. We are in one of those opportunities now, to bring something new (Uranus) into our world, especially in the United States. Times of opportunity can be seen in the astrology chart. In the U.S. chart, Uranus (change) joins Chiron (wound/healing). This symbolizes a need to heal the wounds of humanity. Uranus offers new archetypes, new ways of doing things. The Uranus/Chiron (Aries/Pisces) message is, “The people of the U.S. are suffering. New actions are needed to bring healing and well-being to humanity. So the U.S. can fulfill its spiritual task of standing within the light and leading humanity within and toward the light.” Thursday, Aquarius Moon, Mercury enters Libra. The message, “To bring forth the new order in the world, begin with acts of Goodwill.” Goodwill produces right relations with everyone and everything. The result is a world of progressive well-being and peacefulness (which is neither passive nor the opposite of war). Saturday is the full moon, the solar light of Virgo streaming into the Earth. Our waiting now begins, for the birth of new light at winter solstice. The mother (hiding the light of the soul, the holy child), identifying the feminine principle, says, “I am the mother and the child. I, God (Father), I Matter (Mother), We are One.”

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

His Dinner With David

Author + reporter = brainy talk in ‘End of the Tour’
Sign up for Good Times weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments

 

Land of Plenty

Farm to Fork benefit dinner for UCSC’s Agroecology Center, plus a zippy salsa from Teresa’s Salsa that loves every food it meets

 

If you knew you had one week to live, what would you do?

Make peace with myself, which would allow me to be at peace with others. Diane Fisher, Santa Cruz, Network Engineer

 

Comanche Cellars

Michael Simons, owner and winemaker of Comanche Cellars, once had a trusted steed called Comanche, which was part of his paper route and his rodeo circuit, from the tender age of 10. In memory of this beautiful horse, he named his winery Comanche, and Comanche’s shoes grace the label of each handcrafted bottle.

 

Cantine Winepub

Aptos wine and tapas spot keeps it casual