Posts tagged "waxing"

Daily WTF: 8-Year-Olds Now Getting Bikini Waxes

Yes, we know, the headline to this post makes us want to gag, too, but apparently it’s a real thing that’s happening in waxing salons around the country. Now moms are taking their prepubescent daughters to get their legs and bikini lines waxed.

“But young girls don’t even have bikini lines,” you say.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 12, 2010

Girl Talk: I Went To Brazil And I’m Never Coming Back

Lately, we’ve been waxing philosophically, ahem, about pubic hair grooming and it’s time for me to throw in my two cents. About a week after Jessica wrote about her first bikini wax — after being the proud owner of a ’70s-style bush — I went in for my first wax, but unlike Jessica, I wa…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 12, 2010

Watch What A Bikini Wax Feels Like (For Those Of You Too Scared To Try)

Everyone is asking me what my recent bikini wax felt like, but honestly, it’s difficult to find the right words. Really, what words are there to describe the experience of having hot wax ripped off your vulva?

But a picture is worth a thousand words, so they say, and luckily for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2010

Girl Talk: My First Bikini Wax

I’ve waxed my eyebrows. I’ve waxed my upper lip. But when it came to waxing my ladyparts, I passed. I checked out. I just chose to be a noncombatant. I removed excess hair on my eyebrows and on my upper lip because it embarrassed me. But did it make sense to be embarrassed — nay,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2010

Who Wants Kourtney Kardashian To Wax Their Bikini Line?

In this clip from “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami,” Khloe is “freaking out” because her husband, Lamar Odom, has “never seen” her lady bits without a bikini wax. The horrors! Luckily Kourtney is down for waxing her sister’s bikini line so as not to offend Lamar’s delicate eyes. That’s sisterhood for you. I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 21, 2010

A Blond Mustache Is Still A Mustache

Women have been battling excess hair problems for years, and the sun has always been one of the best, not to mention free, solutions because it bleaches hair blond, making it pretty much undetectable. But let’s just clear one thing up, ladies, it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, when you have…

By: Carli Alexa Blau / June 18, 2010

A Drunk Brit Waxed His Balls For Charity And It Did Not Go Well

Earlier this month a Brit was feeling generous at a charity fundraiser, so he offered up his balls for a bikini wax at the pub. Alas, that was the day Joe Cooper, 24, learned a valuable lesson about mixing manscaping with alcohol.

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2010

What’s Your Experience With Bizarrely Shaped Bushes?

Last month’s Cosmo featured DIY bikini wax instructions, including stencils for shaping your bush. This got us to thinking: If you groom your pubic hair into a crazy topiary, does it get a reaction? What do guys do when they see hair in the shape of a heart or a lightning bolt? Tell us your…

By: Carli Alexa Blau / June 4, 2010

Is Pubic Hair Passé?

The other day I was reading “Get Naked,” the sex column in Time Out New York, and was surprised by an answer given to a letter from a recently divorced woman wondering if, now that she’s dating again, she should be removing all her pubic hair. She writes:

I was married and faithful for…

By: Wendy Atterberry / June 3, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Gigi Brazilian Bikini Wax

I’ve tried waxing my lady regions before. It didn’t go well. There were burns and blood, and I threw a few things. That was a few months ago, and it prompted me to seek out Irina, a lovely Eastern European woman of epic bikini waxing skill. But apparently time does heal all wounds and traumas,…

By: Lily Q / May 3, 2010

Dear Wendy: Guy Wants His Girlfriend To Get A Landing Strip

Wendy is stuck at jury duty this week and will hopefully—knock on wood!—be back tomorrow or Thursday next week. Until then, here’s one of her best Dear Wendy columns.

I’ve recently started dating a super smart, weird, quirky, cute, funny and beautiful girl. I never like anyone, but I like her. There’s one minor…

By: Wendy Atterberry / April 21, 2010

Brazilian Waxes Do Not Need To Be DIY

Dear Cosmo,

Thanks so much for the free stencils in the May issue! While I think it’s cool that you’re clearly listening to your readers’ cries for more DIY content and money saving tips, I’m happy to leave the fancy pubic styling to the professionals. Trust me, I’m usually a shaver and maintain my…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 9, 2010

Nair No More: Body Hair Is Back!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to depilating, it’s not! Fascinatingly, debates over body hair have been some of the most impassioned on The Frisky, from the girl who didn’t want to shave her legs to Mo’Nique’s hirsute parade down the red carpet. So, if you’re left undecided over whether you…

By: Susannah Breslin / March 29, 2010

Mind Of Man: The Hair Down There

Ladies, let your pubic hair grow. Allow it to run riot like a wild, verdant jungle. Shave not your delicate triangle of womanly power. Not all dudes demand a shorn ‘gina. I know that many do, and I apologize on behalf of those creeps. And it is creepy – I can’t help but think a…

By: John DeVore / November 11, 2009

How Much Are You Willing To Pay For An Eyebrow Wax?

Treating yourself to something girly is always fun, so this weekend, I booked myself my first appointment at Bliss Spa. But my guy looked at me like I sprouted a third eye amongst my unibrow fuzz when I shared the price of my eyebrow wax: $30, plus tip. “Thirty dollars!” He exclaimed. “But, whatever. It’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2009

13 Things Men Don’t Understand About Women’s Bodies

A few weeks ago I turned to my guy and asked, “When you have to pee, can you feel it in your penis?” He raised his eyebrows at me and said, “No, Jess, I feel it in my bladder, like every other human being.” Well, excuse me for not knowing much about male anatomy. Am…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 24, 2009

Dudes: Please Stop Waxing Your Chests!

When did guys start waxing their chests? All I have to say about that is: It’s got to stop. If we wanted you to look like us, we’d date us. We want guys to look like guys, no matter how hirsute that makes you. That’s why we love you. Because you are what we are…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 19, 2009

Crave: Shaveworks The Cool Fix

For all of us with sensitive skin, there’s nothing scarier than shaving armpits and bikini lines. Nothing makes us more self-conscious than red bumps and ingrown hairs all over. But this post-shave soother is excellent at keeping irritations at bay. It soothes skin while it exfoliates and releases ingrown hairs from underneath the skin’s surface.

By: Carrie Wasterlain / August 4, 2009

Does Hairy Backvertising Go Too Far?

Don’t get me wrong. I like a hirsute fellow as much as the next girl, but it could be that this advertisement waxed into some dude’s back hair goes a little too far. Far enough to give me a hairball. Copyranter calls it “diametrically un-hot,” and he’s got a point there. Body hair removal company…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 29, 2009

Doin’ It With Dr. V: Bikini Wax Safety

Back in March, the State of New Jersey actually tried to ban Brazilian waxes after two women got infections from unsanitary salons. In neighboring New York City, one woman was even hospitalized for 15 days after she got a bad infection from going bald at a dirty spa. The poor gal almost lost her leg…

By: Dr. V / July 17, 2009