Until the recent coronavirus pandemic, I kept a standing appointment at the local salon.
I got everything from my toenails to my eyebrows taken care of professionally. I’ve never pulled any body hair on my own. However, my salon has been forced to close for several months, and I got desperate. I finally took matters into my own hands, and it was a big mistake. I started by giving myself a manicure and pedicure. When that went well, I was encouraged to grab the tweezers and do some plucking on my eyebrows. The process was painful and not totally successful. I definitely don’t have the same skillset as the esthetician who handles the normal threading of my eyebrows. My brows didn’t come out quite as neat and tidy and the plucking was downright painful. Still, I figured I could handle at-home waxing. I went online, read some reviews and ordered a home waxing kit. Within two days, the kit was delivered right to my doorstep. I hoped the rest of the procedure would be that easy. I found out that a lot can go wrong. I had some trouble managing the temperature of the wax, definitely getting it way too hot. I actually caused burns and pulled off some of my skin. It was extremely painful and left me with red, itchy areas. I am just thankful that I stuck with waxing my legs and not my eyebrows. At least I was able to hide the horrible mess I created. I have learned my lesson. Until the salon opens back up, I will stick with shaving and plucking. Even if this doesn’t leave my skin as smooth and requires more frequent upkeep, I can manage those procedures.