Up until the moment I lay on Arezoo’s table with my legs akimbo, warm wax being applied with a spatula on the most intimate of areas, the thought of a Brazilian wax, or indeed any kind of waxing down there was an utterly horrifying thought to me.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
You have to remember I’m quite shy and I even got spray tanned with my bra on.
The reason I got the crazy idea to get a Brazilian was because I thought it was one of those things you should try at least once and Arezoo is definitely the woman to go to.
Arezoo’s salon is in the heart of Knightsbridge and she was the lady who introduced the Brazilian and threading to the UK. Her celebrity client list includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Reece Witherspoon, Claudia Schiffer and more.
If it were not for her impressive credentials and experience, the idea of a Brazilian wax would never have crossed my mind…
So thanks to my somewhat confused driver I end up at Arezoo’s salon half an hour late, but the atmosphere is very relaxed in the salon so I felt comfortable right away.
The room in which treatments take place is like a cosy front room – it’s spacious, but relaxed. You have a sofa you can spread your things out on and all the equipment and products are professionally laid out, as you would expect.
So the moment Arezoo sees me, she can smell fear. I tell her half heartedly that perhaps I just need a leg wax or a simple bikini wax and in fact I’ve never had a professional body wax before. But it’s too late – the Brazilian is in lock-down and this – this is going ahead.
Step one, Arezoo gives you an ice cube. “I won’t look at you” she says, as she advises me to really rub it in all over my privates to help numb the area.
Step two, on the bed. Arezoo has a look and right away starts chatting and waxing. The sides first, it’s a sharp pain but certainly bearable. I don’t really notice as we are talking away.
Step three, Arezoo asks me to turn round (uh-huh) and it’s butt time. This was not painful – well, it wasn’t unpainful but it didn’t hurt nearly as much as I thought it would and I read a horoscope book to keep me distracted. The back of my legs actually hurt more than the bottom.
Step four, back round again. Now this is the bit that is painful although, my eyes weren’t watering. The warm (perfect temperature) is applied for the remainder of the front and also the underneath parts. OUCH.
It’s a sharp smarting pain, like someone stabbing you with a fork, then removing it again quickly. If you have tried waxing before, then you know what I mean – just this is on a sensitive area.
Arezoo pretty much has be giggling like an idiot whilst I’m on her table “You can curse me if you want”
Arezoo also does my legs, toes, feet (I don’t have hairy feet!) brows! No bit of hair was safe. I had to show her my armpit to prove it was shaved down (phew!).
After the waxing, Arezoo usually applies her special cream which prevents ingrown hair. She asks me, “Do you have a boyfriend?” [yes] “Seeing him tonight?’ [yes]. “I won’t apply the cream then, it contains tea tree oil. It doesn’t taste very nice.”
I love this woman.
Would I get a Brazilian again?
……I never thought I would say this but yes. Yes. Yes I totally would. But only with Arezoo.
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