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Is Nostril Waxing Really A Thing?

Posted on: November 28th, 2014 by Brenda No Comments

As shocking as it sounds, nostril waxing is really a thing and what is even more shocking is that it is freakin’ awesome. I know the first question is usually how? People envision all sorts of bizarre ways of wax could be shoved up their noses with even more torturous images of how it would come out but it is nothing like you might imagine. 

 I want to go on record saying that I am a firm believer that you should have hairs in your nose. They provide many amazing functions that we need, but what we are going after is those random hairs that seem to creep their way out and that hold on to things no one really wants to see. Men, in particular, fall prey to this affliction, but we wax many female nostrils, including our own.  There are nose trimmers that can often do an adequate job but the hairs can grow back so quickly that daily trimming can become a chore and squeezing one hair out at a time makes my eyes water just thinking about it. Waxing nostrils, on the other hand, is quick and surprising painless. It is a little shocking the first time without knowing what to expect but trust me, there are other areas of the body where waxing provides a LOT more discomfort than the nostrils.

Nostril waxing, along with ear waxing, is become our fastest growing service for men. They are beginning to see the real benefit of having the hairs removed with wax. It last longer, with minimal discomfort. So if you live near a Naked Monkey location, call today for an appointment (844-336-2929), you will not regret it. If you don’t live near a Monkey location, find a local salon/spa that provides the service and see for yourself. No more whistling with just a little wax.

Bare or Hair?

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by Brenda No Comments

Completely Bare or Hair?

I never really stopped to think what people are “doing” with the pubic hair until I got into the waxing business. I never really thought about pubic hair at all, even on myself. Without disclosing too much information, let’s just say I was a little late into the bikini waxing game, not having my first bikini wax of any kind until I was in my 30’s. So I was very surprised to have women in the treatment room inquire “what are other women doing” when I ask if they wanted to go completely bare or leave a strip.

The decision to leave or not to leave hair is personal. I have had some women say that they do not want to look prepubescent or like their young daughters. For some, a small patch makes them feel womanly, for others, going completely bare makes them feel sexy.  We have had some clients that are VERY particular with the shape (large triangle), size (small soul patch), length (think trail) etc. and that is ok. We like to think that vaginas are like snowflakes…no two are alike (shout out to Carrie for that analogy).

The reasons are as varied as there are people, but what I can tell you is the closer you get to the pubic bone the more discomfort. It could be because the hair at the top of the labia seems to have stronger roots, or it could be because it is very near many nerve endings and those nerves are good for some things, bad for others.

Whatever the reason, do what makes the most sense for you. Try it the first time with a small patch, remove it the next time…it WILL grow back.

Double Dipping

Posted on: September 22nd, 2014 by Brenda 2 Comments

Double Dipping (the process of using a wooden or metal spatula to apply wax to a body part and then proceed to re-dip the same spatula after applying the wax to a body area)

Double dipping is completely unacceptable…no matter what the situations. One of the hair removal products we use comes with individually sterile wrapped wooden spatulas. They claim that their product does not harbor bacteria so there is no fear of cross contamination. Though their claims may be true, because it is an amazing product, in my opinion, there could still be hair or skin cells that adhere to the stick upon wax application and those could be transferred to the wax pot. And I do not know about you but I prefer not have someone else’s body hair on my skin. Disgusting.

Another gross habit that I have seen at other places, particular nail salons that offer face waxing, is the inexperienced technician that dips the wax stick into the wax pot and then proceeds to blow on it to cool it down before applying to the skin. You can’t tell me that some of their saliva was not transferred to the stick. This is also completely unacceptable and if a client EVER sees an employee of the Naked Monkey do this, they need to reach out to me immediately at brenda@waxthatmonkey.com.

Finally, just as a side note, since I mentioned nail salons, in the state of Indiana you have to be a licensed esthetician or cosmetologist to legally wax. Often times, at nail salons, the employees are only nail technicians and legally cannot be waxing. So make sure you check their licenses. They should be displayed at their work stations.