Waxing may be prevalent, but that doesn't mean you shouldn’t attempt to self-wax from a kit you bought at Sally’s. For starters, different parts of the human body require different methods and tools.
“Genital waxing is different than legs, arms, and facial waxing," Westmont says. "In beauty school, they teach you to apply soft wax in the direction of the hair growth and then pull it off in the opposite direction. You can’t do that with vulvas, it would literally tear you open, so a professional waxer has to employ other strategies.”
There are several serious “don’ts” to waxing. Never go to a nail salon for a wax. Never use a Groupon! Never EVER attempt to give yourself a Brazilian wax: “Brazilian waxing isn’t taught in beauty schools," Westmont says. "A waxer learns by experience. So find somebody who knows what they are doing, and loves doing it.” Much like tattoos, good work isn’t cheap and cheap work isn’t good.