Since I became a full-fledged adult… (not that long ago, actually :D) I tried my first waxing.
Brazilian waxing, to be precise.
Somehow it is still a rather bashful sort of topic among Asians – even in “internationalised”-Singapore.
First time I tried it, it was really out of sheer curiousity. However now it possesses several other benefits! 😉 Especially during the “bloody week”… Oh, yes.
So I have had tried out 3 of Singapore’s most well-known waxing parlours:
- Fabulous Group
- Pink Parlour
- Sessions go on for about an hour
My virgin experience was at Fabulous. Shyyyy…. So I thought this was entirely normal, actually. Till I was making an appointment to meet a friend.
Me: My waxing is at 12.30, meet you at about 1.30-2?
Friend: Wtf? How many pussies you waxing? Why so long one?
So yes, usually a session is about 30 minutes tops.
- Beauticians are ‘more-matured’
While my few times there, I was serviced by ladies who often talked to me about their children. It was rare for me to have someone who wasn’t married just yet.
Don’t get me wrong; I enjoyed them very much! It actually made me feel safer? Like, they knew their stuff!
- Ambience possesses a classic feel
When compared to the other parlours, Fabulous gives off a rather generically-posh kind of feeling. It feels fine, quite expensive and clean.
- Hard as hell to get an appointment!
I don’t know why, but often when I call – no one seems to answer the phone! *pissed* So it can get plenty infuriating to actually get an appointment.
To avoid this, I try to visit the salons in person if I ever happen to be around the vicinity. 😉
- Faster & lesser Pain
Oh, I was sooooo grateful about the significant decrease in pain. For some ladies it is so painful, they can actually tear! I actually teared during my first experience. Omg.
Strip does the session really quickly – within 20 minutes and I’m bald down-south. And I really like the wax they use, it doesn’t sting as much and has a nice strawberry/chocolate scent! ❤
Another thing to note – I realised that Strip’s beauticians wax bit-by-bit. The conventional method would be to wipe on a long line and PULL OFF!! F**king painful. But Strip does it by little bits, so it makes whatever pain a lot more tolerable.
In fact, there was even once I received an urgent phone call and I carried out the entire conversation without squealing like a strangled cat. Muahahahaha! This is some skill…
- Salons are really cool 🙂
In my opinion, I really love Strip’s salons. They all look so nicely done up – expensive, but still young-ish in a way. Props to their designers!
Right from the reception area to the rooms, Strip keeps picky-little-me happy in terms of shop-appearance.
- Sexed-up surroundings
There’s no denying it – Pink Parlour is really about sex. It doesn’t sell sex itself; but it sells a form of sexuality. The shops are done up in a very “sexy-kitten” manner; probably closely related to its logo.
The animal prints, the colours used, the plush seats – I felt like I was entering an entertainment lounge at some point.
- Not-so-hot wax
God knows the heat of the wax can be utterly diabolical. However Pink Parlour doesn’t seem to have that. The wax is still hot… it’ll still hurt…. but, not as much.
This is actually a huge plus-point, I guess. And the lady was pretty efficient. She barely let me rest at all… She just applied, blew, ripped… applied, blew, ripped… No mercy, I swear.
- Younger beauticians
This time, they were really quite young. Almost reminded me of myself when I was working part-time whilst I was still schooling.
In full honesty, I wasn’t really impressed – I am very anal about good service. So when I saw customers waiting at the counter and one of their staff refusing to serve them, but slouch on the couch and play with her phone… I was quite turned-off.
However Pink Parlour annoyed me the most. The cashier just went on & on about how it’ll benefit me and all… blah blah blah. Even when I declined so many times, the packages were recited all over again. Like, I’m sorry. Did I miss out something that you thought I would suddenly be oh-so-interested in??