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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?

 

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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?
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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!!

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