This review is for June 19, 2010 after almost 6 months passed from waxing procedure.
When first arriving to the Wax Spa, you'll probably think it does not look like a ""spa"" at all. Inside, it is still small, with three or four dividing rooms where everything can be heard unless you concentrate more in your thoughts than the voices. You meet the Russian man (whose name has slipped) and Yulia, the one who waxed me for a Brazilian (landing strip), full legs and a buttock strip (after the Brazilian done she asked me about getting it done and I acquiesced). There is even another plump girl whose the other receptionist.
The receptionist girl is very nice and answers your questions as good as the Russian man receptionist. Some complain he is rude; he is just brutally honest and very picky about punctuality.
But now, the waxing part. After entering the room, you lie on some sheets protecting the medical-looking bed. I peeked at the big white pot of wax with some mini cracks on it after leaving me to unclothe. I thought it would be honey colored, but it was more of a teal/blue color. The full legs is done in five minutes and no pain at all. But, I do confess that I waxed regularly (soft wax) and epilate since it is cheaper.
The Brazilian! Although I had read about getting the No-Scream Cream, I didn't buy it, shrugging the future ordeal off. I had also forgotten to take my ibuprofen. Yulia applied the warm wax, let it cool and rip. You won't feel much pain. The lips do not hurt at all. It is actually the front, your mound where it will sting a bit, hoping she distracts your pain by waxing another part. But if not, just concentrate in the dots in the ceilings.
Yulia and I had a minor communication barrier since her accent was very heavy, but we got around that. The bad part of that is that Yulia left too quickly the scene and didn't offer some advice for after-care.
You might have strips of wax stuck on your skin after the procedure, making it a bit uncomfortable to walk due to slight sticky feeling.
--- After 1 month.
The leg hair for me grows very slowly, so I was still smooth, just a tiny bit of hair growing. Perfect growth after two months.
But the Brazilian...the growth was horrible.
Before that, I shall expound on my background so infection prone people know what they might be getting into. I have a weak immune system and I always been prone to staph and infections. Epilating my thighs, legs and bikini area has never left me with ingrowns. I exfoliate daily (sugar and olive oil) and clean it with tea tree oil and moisturizing it with emu oil.
However, this first Brazilian just made me break out in ingrowns (no matter my exfoliation care) and some got heavily infected. The hair grew broken, and I still have the Brazilian-veteran scars of this infection. I was not able to walk properly for two weeks. And let me tell you the sight was not pretty: we are talking about sanguine, erupting mini volcanoes.
After such painful weeks and healing, my hair did grow back but broken still.
I do not blame the Wax Spa because I do not have much experience with brazilian waxings. I just wish Yulia could have been there, as well as informing myself better on the effects.
Still, the Wax Spa is an unique place. I no longer reside in the area, and finding the waxing skills and price in another state is impossible. Will I go for a Brazilian here again? Not likely. Shaving or trimming seems preferable and safer.I will go for their other waxing services but not anything to do with my poor Venus. While I may try a Brazilian/Playboy with another esthetician to try my reactions, I will be thinking an awful lot when conjuring the pain.
So if you have sensitive skin issues (dermatitis, weak immune system), definitely consider any effects you might get because as much pain-free it was, that could spell major pain in the after growth.
For those who don't have much problems with the skin, go ahead and enjoy the Wax Spa!