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The Worst Bikini Waxing Experiences Ever...

26 June, 2018 - 08:31pm by - Head Pixie | 18 Comments

BR Tabatha

We like to think we've got some pretty tough tummies here at BRHQ. Thanks to having kidlets we don't even bat an eye at scraped and bloodied knees. Projectile vomit just sees us reach for a bowl and a damp cloth. And volcanic poo is more than an inconvenience than a grossness. BUT, we still have our squeamish areas, and a reddit thread we came across recently really hit us straight in the 'oh I think I might spew' feels.

In a nutshell, a redditor named 'ifokinlovepotatoes' asked... 'People that work or have worked in bikini waxing salons, what is the worst/disturbing experience you have come across while giving someone a bikini wax.'

The answers ranged from disturbing to plain out gross, and it spurred a crew chat about waxing etiquette. What should we as customers do, or not do, before we visit our therapist for a bikini wax. Behold, the list:

1.  It's good to love your partner. Great! Ideal! Flowers and rainbows, sunshine and sparkles. BUT, don't "love" them just before going for a downstairs tidy up. Or if you must, take a shower and have a rinse before heading out. Nuff said.

2.  Speaking of rinsing. Wiping is good too. Your behind area that is. Take to it with toilet paper the same way you'd remove errant mascara from your cheeks (gently, but absolutely).

3.  Your monthly is normal. It's natural. Heck, after the bloaty, puffy, sore build up we'd go so far as to say it's even nice, BUT if you can book your brazillian avoiding that time of the month. First reason why? Some studies have shown that women feel pain more acutely during that time of the month... so why would you do that to yourself? The second reason? If you're a pad wearer it's not going to be pretty down there, and no hourly rate of pay is worth seeing that.

4.  Another time you might want to rethink your appointment? If you've an active case of gential warts. Yup, it's not the nicest thing to talk about, but it happens. Fun Fact:  HPV, which causes genital warts, is ridiculously common. According to the New Zealand HPV Project 80% of non-vaccinated adults will contract the virus at some point of their lives. It doesn't always present via genital warts, but it can. Either way - before you head down to your local salon check of your downstairs area, and if you've a flare up then rebook your appointment. (Also, if you do find random bumps and lumps, and you don't know what they are, see a health professional.)

5.  Lastly, and the easiest thing you can do to make the experience more pleasant for all? Wash. Before stepping out grab a damp flannel, and give yourself a good clean. (Sans soap, because we don't want to be messing with delicate bateria!)

Oh, and if you think you might have a wee case of the worms... cancel your appointment. And yes, that was one of the stories in the reddit thread. Bleurgh.

The thing is... farts happen. Vaginal burps happen. Our bodies aren't anything to be ashamed of, or to freak out about, but if someone is going to be working around in the most lush of lady areas, then the least we can do for them is create a good work environment. 

Still intrigued to read said thread? You can check it out in all its vomit-inducing glory here.

Now... do you have any other waxing ettiquete you'd care to share? Or a waxing horror story of your own? Chat away!


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2nd July, 2018

I always shower immediately before my appointment. i have talked to my wax person and she has shared some funny embarassing stories. As yet, I have no bad stories myself I am pleased to say.

2nd July, 2018

Omg, would consider myself a very clean person who is always considerate before my appointments, but these kind of stories makes you want to double check yourself!!

30th June, 2018

I’ve always wanted to try it. I’m a big scaredy cat. I can’t imag getting the courage to fido it.

28th June, 2018

Why, oh, why did I read that thread? ... Eeewww! I always book my waxing appointment for first thing in the morning, I shower before I leave home, and use a baby wipe when I get there (it’s only a 10 minute drive from my house, but still), and I’m still self-conscious/paranoid about my cleanliness. I feel so sorry for aestheticians whose clients just don’t care about (or even think about) what their waxers have to see or deal with.

28th June, 2018

I have a lot of friends that wax down there but i'm just too much of a wimp lol..will stick with shaving,less painful!

27th June, 2018

Oh my well you can't unread that can you haha. The poor beauticians how awful.

27th June, 2018

Hmmmm ewwwwwww!

27th June, 2018

I've waxed and waxed for years Never had a problem Till..........about a year ago I went to the same place same lady Awesome job as usual And then an ingrown hair and it stayed I picked and squeezed it and wow made it nasty, so after 4 months and a visit to the dr to get a wick put in to drain this red swollen sore I'd made antibiotics and time to heal I'm to scared to get it done again

27th June, 2018

Never had a professional wax but if I were to I would shower and freshen up beforehand. Some of the stories on thread are horrific and some are hilarious.

27th June, 2018

I think I'd soak in dettol - especially after reading this!

27th June, 2018

Yeah unfortunately some of the customers desperately need some advice in proper hygiene and the knowledge of when it might be a good idea to see a medical professional.

27th June, 2018

Ive never had a wax before and after reading all the horror stories in that link I'll never will Haha

27th June, 2018

Those are some gross stories. I have never had a Brazilian wax, though I have considered, I have never gotten the courage to

27th June, 2018

Omg respect to all the beauticians out there. Couldn't pay me enough to deal with those hair situations.

26th June, 2018

I have waxed many vaginas. Most of the time the ladies were fine but there was a few times....

2nd July, 2018


5th July, 2018

lol nah I would like to keep professional its basically the same stuff that is on reddit ladies from the gym/run not wiping properly etc. I will leave it at that

26th June, 2018


26th June, 2018

Eew... Give the beauticians a raise for dealing with that!