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Ladies, how do you shave down there without cutting yourself?

I like waxing my lady parts, but it's expensive and I'm prone to ingrown hairs, so I'd like to switch to just trimming. I have a beard trimmer that works well for the hair above my labia. But I'm hesitant to trim the labia majora itself. How do you hold it to avoid nicking yourself inside? (I've already done this, unfortunately). How do you see what's going on in the back? Help.
posted by three_red_balloons on Jun 8, 2014 - 15 answers

Seeking the least painful wax in the world! Or, at least, NYC.

Please recommend a spa/salon where I can get the least painful wax possible! Pretend I have zero pain tolerance, because that's not far from the truth. [more inside]
posted by Everythingsalrighteverythingsfine on May 4, 2014 - 16 answers

Gross post-waxing bumps of DOOM

I've been getting my bikini area waxed/sugared for a year. While I love the result during the first two weeks, I always end up with the dreaded red bumps (some of them infected with a whitehead and/or with an ingrown hair that I have to pluck out) by week 3 when the new hair growth starts to hit the surface of my skin. I already use a gentle exfoliant daily and apply the usual recommended products throughout the day, to no effect (including Bikini Zone and Tend Skin). What else can I try? More details below the fold! [more inside]
posted by joan_holloway on Apr 12, 2014 - 13 answers

I can't believe I paid someone to hurt me that much.

I've always wanted to try waxing my legs (and.... eventually... other stuff too....) but I've been too scared of the pain. However, shaving my legs every five seconds is REALLY getting old, so finally I decided to try it. It was pretty much a disaster. What did I do wrong and how can I make it work better for me? [more inside]
posted by Everythingsalrighteverythingsfine on Aug 1, 2013 - 31 answers

Bum waxing advice?

Thinking about getting my bottom (including, er, interior parts) waxed and want to know what it's like before I take the plunge. Any tips or advice on what to expect or how to prepare? Also, any recommendations for places that perform this service in NYC? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2013 - 11 answers

Beauty recommendations in the Twin Cities

Looking to clean up my look in the Twin Cities. Will you fellow MSPers give recommendations for your favorite beauty spots? South Minneapolis is closest, but I'll take anywhere. [more inside]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Mar 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Waxing with acne?

I have been looking forward to today's bikini wax for over a month. Yesterday, I noticed a large pimple down there. Is is still ok to get waxed? [more inside]
posted by sockermom on Jan 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Arm wax of death?

Instead of tips on avoiding a sketchy salon experience, I need tips on what to do if I had one. [more inside]
posted by manicure12 on Jan 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Alternatives to shaving for pregnant ladies?

I hate shaving my legs. I'm a hairy lady with dark leg hair, and shaving always itches & hurts, no matter what shaving cream or lotions I use. I usually wax in the summer and ignore my legs in the winter, but my toddler would love it if we went to the pool, and I'm fifteen weeks pregnant. Can I get a leg wax while I'm pregnant? Are there other options I haven't thought about? Depilatories don't work for me, and I'm not comfortable taking my hairy hairy legs to the pool. The last time I was pregnant, I didn't go swimming; I just wore long pants or leggings the whole time. (Bikini line isn't a concern; I always wear board shorts anyway, and I have awesome maternity ones I'm excited to fit into.)
posted by linettasky on Jan 12, 2013 - 24 answers

Freak of nature seeks effective hair-removal solution....

When I get a bikini wax, it stays smooth for less than ONE WEEK. Is there a better hair removal solution for freaks of nature like me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2012 - 22 answers

Where can I get waxed in Washington?

I want to get all of my pubic hair waxed for the first time. Where can I do this in Washington, D.C. that’s not too expensive and is convenient to Columbia Heights? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Monobrow-ow-ow-ow: eyebrow wax tears my skin

Eyebrow waxing (professional) usually tears off a layer of my skin, ow - alternatives? [more inside]
posted by SarahbytheSea on May 27, 2012 - 19 answers

Lady arm hair: What do to?

Have you ever removed arm (not armpit) hair? How and would you recommend it? [more inside]
posted by manicure12 on Mar 4, 2012 - 41 answers

I would MUCH rather have a lady-mustache than this

I got my upper lip threaded. Now my upper lip is covered in ingrown hair bumps. Help me make them go away! [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jan 9, 2012 - 13 answers

Wax on, wax off

Does a clean, waxed car REALLY increase fuel efficiency? [more inside]
posted by Kronur on Jun 29, 2011 - 11 answers

Threadless

Lady-hair filter: will threading cause the same reaction as waxing did? [more inside]
posted by citands on May 12, 2011 - 13 answers

WaxingFilter: Advice for a rookie?

I have an appointment tomorrow morning for my first session of body waxing. What do you wish someone told you before the first time you got waxed? [more inside]
posted by AMSBoethius on Apr 15, 2011 - 20 answers

Not cool with lady mustaches of any kind

Waxing the upper lip leading to greenish skin? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I get rid of/heal ingrowns?

Halp! Ingrown hairs, down there.... (NSFW, obviously) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2010 - 13 answers

MoustacheFilter

Ladies, a couple of questions about how you handle your facial hair. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jul 19, 2010 - 35 answers

What can I do to quickly make the rash on my upper legs (related to waxing) go away?

I've waxed my legs for many years with no problems. Today I got my legs waxed (with an esthetician I've seen many times who is wonderful) and I noticed a few hours later that I have a rash on my upper leg. [more inside]
posted by tacoma1 on Jul 14, 2010 - 7 answers

I need to wear a bathing suit!

I need help with personal grooming. NSFW and possibly TMI: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2010 - 32 answers

I just want even eyebrows!

[SeattleFilter] Please recommend the best place in Seattle to have my eyebrows groomed! [more inside]
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse on May 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Wax on, wax off

Which is better to do in between brazilian waxes: shaving or depilatory creams such as Veet? Bonus question: can somebody please explain to me why it is recommended not to shave in between? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2010 - 12 answers

I don't get why aestheticians like their jobs!

I have finally worked up enough nerve to try getting a brazilian wax. It's not the pain; it's the privacy issue. My appointment is booked. I've been to gynos etc. Why does this seem different? I just can't get past the idea that the waxers must think it's a yucky job. But then, I think to myself, why did they end up in that job? Do people actually LIKE waxing other people's genitals? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2009 - 25 answers

Am I supposed to just avoid the beach in between waxes? That doesn't seem right.

It takes weeks for bikini line hair to grow long enough to wax, so what do you do if you frequently are going to the beach or pool during the summer? What do you do between waxes? Also, how do you manage unsightly bumps? [more inside]
posted by metamush on Jul 7, 2009 - 22 answers

Chicago body waxing for men that won't break the bank?

What is the high quality, economical solution for a male in Chicago needing full-body waxing? Failing that, where's the right place to look? [more inside]
posted by ggypsy on Jun 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Goodbye to Bush... will bush ever be back?

Will female pubic hair ever be back in style? NSFW link within. [more inside]
posted by lottie on Jan 19, 2009 - 63 answers

Two eyebrows, please.

Where's a good place in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to get my eyebrows de-Munstered? [more inside]
posted by gavagai on Dec 26, 2008 - 3 answers

Let 'er rip! (But not too hard.)

I've decided to keep my cooch reasonably trimmed after a recent bikini wax, but I don't want to shave and I don't want to pay $30 every month. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2008 - 26 answers

Sack and crack wax in NoVa?

Recommendations please for a brazilian wax for a guy, in Northern VA / Washington, DC... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2008 - 4 answers

where to go to get my hair ripped out?

Any recommendations for good waxers in the Twin Cities area? [more inside]
posted by streetdreams on Jul 3, 2008 - 1 answer

True or false: blonde hair will regrow darker if plucked?

True or false: blonde hair will regrow darker if plucked? [more inside]
posted by Ampa on Jun 28, 2008 - 11 answers

Where to wax?

Good place for waxing in Southern NH or Northeastern Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by zobot on Apr 25, 2008 - 0 answers

How to treat/prevent ingrown hairs

How does one treat, eliminate, and prevent ingrown hairs and red bumps from from hair waxing, especially in the pubic region? [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Apr 13, 2008 - 22 answers

salons in savannah

I need salon/spa recommendations in Savannah or Richmond Hill GA. Specifically, I'm looking for a place to get a brazilian wax and also looking for a new hair stylist. Bonus if I can find them in one location or close together. Super-bonus if there's a bit of interesting shopping near by.
posted by pinkkitty on Apr 2, 2008 - 2 answers

How can I wax cotton, preferably denim?

How is cotton waxed? What's the process, and is it feasible to do at home? [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on Mar 12, 2008 - 6 answers

When will the eyebrow wax wane?

I just had my eyebrows waxed for the first time ever last week. I am a lackadaisical plucker at best, so this is probably the best my eyebrows have ever looked. How long should I wait before I get them waxed again (i.e. how much time or how long should I let the hairs get)? Also, what kind of maintenance should I be doing in between?
posted by bluefly on Feb 29, 2008 - 14 answers

OUCH!!

How bad does it hurt to get your legs waxed? [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Nov 3, 2007 - 19 answers

must I submit to monthly waxing torture?

sex-appeal-filter: what's the deal with bikini waxing? Is it necessary? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2007 - 91 answers

New car - cleaning & waxing advice.

I just bought a new 07 Accord and I want to clean and wax the car myself. In the past I have done the automatic car was thing. What type of wax? Should I buy a buffer? How often do I need to do this? [more inside]
posted by rdurbin on Aug 27, 2007 - 8 answers

Do Home Laser Hair removal devices work?

Home laser hair removal devices? Has anyone tried one that works? [more inside]
posted by Wilder on Feb 27, 2007 - 15 answers

Oh why oh why did I do that.

oh CRAP filter: I just waxed off a huge chunk of skin from my upper-lip and eyebrow. Help! [more inside]
posted by zippity on Dec 17, 2006 - 15 answers

How do I avoid skin break-outs after waxing?

How do I avoid skin break-outs after waxing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2006 - 8 answers

Did I break my follicles?

Are some people unwaxable? [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Oct 9, 2006 - 17 answers

How to get a regularly clean-looking bikni line?

I am a woman with thick dark hair and very pale skin and I'm looking for the best way to get a clean-looking shave on my bikini line. [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Jul 25, 2006 - 13 answers

Lip waxing questions.

Lip waxing: I'm a girl with a heavy 'stache who has been shaving it every two days for years. Whether the shaving did it or not, the hairs are very thick and very dark. I would like to switch to waxing at a salon but have some questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2006 - 20 answers

Should I wax my chest?

Should I wax my chest? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2006 - 44 answers

salon recommendation for waxing

does anyone have a specific salon recommendation in the washmetro area for a bikini (brazilian) wax. i know we've covered the topic generally a couple of times, but i'm looking for specific salon recommendations in DC or on the MD side. places to avoid would be useful as well. thanks!
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2005 - 5 answers

Eyebrow waxing and acne

I had my eyebrows waxed for the first time ever yesterday and half of my forehead is now full of tiny zits. [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Jun 7, 2005 - 14 answers

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