Waxing Professionals Share Their Hair Removal Horror Stories
Image by Alterio Felines from Pixabay

There's something to be said about getting a wax, at least according to my friends who've done it. It's apparently rejuvenating. Look, before you stepped in, you had all this annoying and cumbersome hair in the way––and now you don't! It's magical!

And also painful, too (again, according to my friends). But what must life be like for the estheticians who have to get up close and personal with you or any one of their customers? Can they trust that their clients are the most hygeinic?

Estheticians and the people who love them shared their stories after Redditor Hairy_Whodini asked the online community,

"People who shave or wax private parts for a living - what are your horror stories?"

"Dude was immediately banned..."

"Not a beautician, but briefly dated one for a bit. She had a guy come in and get his bits waxed, claiming it was for a hot date that he had that night. She said that he was kind of weird and a little creepy, but she brushed it off.

She and I get dinner after work and her phone is blowing up. The guy had tracked her down on Facebook and went through and liked EVERY SINGLE PICTURE that she had posted in the last 5 years. The dude was immediately banned from ever coming back."


That's just creepy as hell. What is up with men? Dudes, you need to learn that badgering a woman doesn't get you the results you want.

"My wife was an esthetician for many years and did full Brazillian waxes. She would routinely tell people that male clients always show up freshly showered and seem to constantly worry that they're not clean enough as if the person who rips hairs out is judging your personal hygiene.

The worst, she said, is the women that would show up where you could smell that they'd recently had sex, either the smell of latex condoms as they lay there on the table chit-chatting about their day."


Ummm... why are people the way they are?!

I don't think I could do something like go to an appointment with an esthetician without showering beforehand.

"I wanted to stop the service..."

"Bromhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis. And she kept hyperventilating! I wanted to stop the service but she was a model for my esthetician training. Should have gotten one of the cosmetology students, instead."


"She eventually swung..."

"Oof, when I worked at a spa I would be the model for new hires to practice Brazilian waxing. One lady decided to become an esthetician late in life, even with glasses she did not have the best eye sight. She eventually swung one of the attachments for facials over me, essentially just a giant magnifying glass so she could try to tweeze anything she missed. That woman also lifted skin and left bruises. Another woman practicing could not get the wax off. The room was too hot so the wax wasn't working right. I was spread-eagle holding a fan at my lady bits, baby powder flying everywhere. A lot of my coworkers came in to see what was going on, about 8 people got to see my downstairs mix up that day. They did eventually get the wax off.


"My wax girl..."

"My wax girl told me one of her first waxes was a woman who'd given birth TWO WEEKS prior. I can't go into details. I won't do that to you."


Strangest Things Seen In A Contract's Terms And Conditions | George Takei’s Oh Myyy

"When she pulled off the strip..."

"So this isn't my story, but my colleague's. We are both dermatology PAs. She went to a large cosmetic conference and attended a waxing seminar by a well-known aesthetician. She was doing a Brazilian wax on a young man live on stage. When she pulled off the strip of wax, his scrotum tore, and one of his testicles fell out (it was still connected to his body). The aesthetician was a total pro and explained that this is a rare, but potential wax complication in guys. So the audience got to see firsthand how to manage this particularly horrific complication. The guy was apparently as cool as a cucumber (you would have to be to get a Brazilian with a live audience). He was apparently completely fine after getting put back together by medical personnel."




"One time I was lasering..."

"One time I was lasering a woman's bikini area (full Brazilian). Now she was well put together- this was in a ridiculously wealthy area- but my goodness the smell was horrific. Like no showering for a few days bad. I knew something was up hygiene wise so obviously, I tried to do this as quickly as possible. Well, I had her lift her leg to her chest so I could do her backside and there were dried bits of toilet paper stuck. Had no idea what to do. Eventually, I told her that she had missed too large of an area why shaving, and I wouldn't be able to get a good treatment but we would finish it after her treatments were done. It was horrifying. This happened within the first month of my career too. Ever since then I have made sure to have baby wipes on hand for people to wipe down with.

And usually, during facials, I get people that say their skin is in really great condition and as soon as I touch it and look at it I can immediately tell they need some serious help. And then they don't believe me! Like one lady said she used nothing but Joy dish soap 3x a day to wash her face. You could almost see it breaking from the dryness. But no her skin was in excellent condition. So stuff like that happens all the time. It just baffles me how out of tune with their skin some people can be. But anyway that's more of a rant than a good story."


"I have a ton of them..."

"I have a ton of them, but a few months ago I was doing a Brazilian wax on a first-time client. As I removed a strip of wax from a particularly sensitive area, she proceeded to slap me and say, "Bad girl!" She was mortified. We now joke about it each time I see her."


Don't try to convince me to get a Brazilian wax. It's not happening. I can't do it.

I love skincare so much but some of these stories are a flat out no.

Have some stories of your own? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below!

Want to "know" more? Never miss another big, odd, funny, or heartbreaking moment again. Sign up for the Knowable newsletter here.

People Explain Which Lessons Aren't Taught In History Class But Should Be
Photo by Taylor Wilcox on Unsplash

It's highly believed that it is important to learn history as a means to improve our future.

What is often overlooked is that what is taught in history class is going to be very different depending on where you went to school.

And this isn't just internationally, even different regions of the United states will likely have very different lessons on American history.

This frequently results in our learning fascinating, heartbreaking and horrifying historical facts which our middle or high school history teachers neglected to teach us.

Redditor Acherontia_atropos91 was curious to learn things people either wished they had learned, or believe they should have learned, in their school history class, leading them to ask:

What isn’t taught in history class but should be?
Keep reading... Show less
People Share The Most Random Things They Miss About Life Before The Pandemic
Photo by Noah on Unsplash

So apparently we are in the endemic phase of this nonsense.

We have light at the end of the tunnel.

So what now?

Where do we go from here?

Normal seems like an outdated word.

How do we get back to normal though?

Is it even possible?

What are reaching back to?

Life pre-Covid.

Those were the days.

If only we could bring them back.

Redditor hetravelingsong wanted to discuss our new normal in this hopeful "endemic" phase. So they asked:

"What’s something random you miss about pre-COVID times?"
Keep reading... Show less
Atheists Break Down What They Actually Do Believe In
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

What do you believe?

Is there a GOD in the sky?

Is he guiding us and helping us?

Life is really hard. Why is that is a big entity is up there loving us?

Atheists have taken a lot of heat for what feels like shunning GOD.

What if they've been right all along?

Maybe let's take a listen and see what they really think.

Redditor __Jacob______ wanted to hear from the people who don't really believe all that "God" stuff. They asked:

"Atheists, what do you believe in?"
Keep reading... Show less

The list of what irritates me is endless.

I mean... breathing too loud or dust can set me off.

I'm a bit unstable, yes.

But I'm not alone.

So let's discuss.

Redditor Aburntbagel6 wanted to hear about all the times many of us just couldn't control our disdain. They asked:

"What never fails to piss you off?"
Keep reading... Show less