Month: September 2013

Why I Got The Male Brazilian Wax

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Ramon Padilla, U.S. director of Strip Ministry of Waxing told Refinery 29 why things have changed. “I think that one of the reasons why we don’t hear about Brazilian waxing as much these days is that it has become routine, a de riguer part of the beauty regimen of many women in New York City and other major cities throughout the U.S.” Sounds like the Brazilian is old beauty news. “The service itself is not as ‘news-worthy’ as it once was 10 years ago – although it’s still considered to be the new hot thing in some cities around the world,” Padilla explained. Jessica Coba, CEO of European Wax Center agreed with Padilla and said,. “Brazilians are definitely not going out of style, they are still are one of European Wax Center’s most requested services.” Now lets shall we say, strip away the mystery. What exactly is a Brazilian wax? “Everyone has a different definition of Brazilian,” Coba said. “At EWC, our meaning of a Brazilian is guests can do as much or little as they want in the front, but it also includes the back area – meaning the butt strip.” It’s clear the Brazilian is now a beauty staple.

No Brazilian wax, no job: Pittsburgh spa allegedly fires woman for refusing to get waxed

The European Wax Center did not wish to chime in on the controversy when the Daily News asked for its perspective.

The pain was sharp but tolerable. Men come to me all the time, Irena said nonchalantly. At first it was the gays, then the straights, for the chest and the back. But now, many straight men come to me for the full Brazilian. To discuss male Brazilian waxing today feels like a throwback to the luxurious pre-recession days, when Newsweek claimed to have pounced on the burgeoning trend (not long after, Rebecca Traister wrote a response piece for Salon). The following year and one week after Steve Carells chest-waxing scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin hit theaters USA Today announced : The male resistance to waxing is melting away. Then, in the November 2007 issue of Vanity Fair, Christopher Hitchens offered the coup de grace, a personal essay about receiving a Brazilian as part of a self-improvement series. It seemed to imply that the straight male version had officially gone mainstream, and that men had become subject to the same exacting beauty standards as women.

Brazilian wax, anyone? Let’s weigh the pros and cons

The center allegedly forces employees to get a Brazilian wax from coworkers as part of its training process. Related Stories Kansas teenager, 14, murdered mom and sister by setting fire to family home: cops A spa employee claims she got fired for refusing to let her coworkers wax off her pubic hair. Jennifer Finley, 35, filed a lawsuit against the European Wax Center in Pittsburgh for sexual harassment, wrongful termination, gender discrimination and retaliation. No woman should be forced to have a Brazilian wax against her will and certainly no one should be fired for refusing to have one, Finley told the Daily News. Finley knew she would need to perform Brazilian waxes, the complete removal of the hair down there. But she says she felt humiliated last October when she was told it is a mandatory part of the salon’s training. RELATED: PUBIC HAIR WAXING MAY LEAD TO SPREAD OF SKIN VIRUS: RESEARCHERS Finley did not want her coworkers to see or “touch her anus and genitalia,” according to the complaint. “She did not feel comfortable receiving the procedure, particularly by her coworkers,” her attorney Vincent J. Mersich reiterated.

Ew. While you chew on that, lets look at pros and cons. PROS: Skin will be smooth and hair-free for several weeks You get that brand-new, fresh out of the box vagina feeling CONS: Regrowth can be itchy and uncomfortable Skin damage There is risk of infection from double dipping wax Im still not convinced I should get a Brazilian wax. Maybe this is one of those things you just have to try and see for yourself. If waxing was that terrible, there wouldnt be nearly 60 percent of American women between the ages of 18 and 24 getting waxed down there in some way. 60%? Wow.


Could Child Beauty Pageants Be Banned In The Usa?

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Your wardrobe kit should contain a collapsable hanger, a mini accessory kit, a lint brush, a small sewing kit, safety pins, a box of topstick tape for emergency fixes, small utility scissors, a shoe rag or brush and an antistatic spray. Toss all your solution bags into your favorite tote. Be a quick-change artist. Learn how to do a costume and quick hair change, and apply daytime makeup that can be ramped up for that after-five sultry look. It can be as easy as adding heels, applying lipstick, popping your eyes by adding a smoldering smudge of thicker, darker or possibly colored eye liner or mascara and a quick lash curl. Let down that hair knot, spray a blast of dry shampoo, rake thru with your fingers, find a dramatic side, middle or messy parting, add a hairpin to hold, and presto! You’re differently gorgeous, no matter what your hair type or style. Remember to accessorize.

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In today’s wired world, however, anyone anywhere in the country inspired by watching the TV shows can get on the Internet and find out where to buy the best dress and accessories, get coaching on Skype and find a competition. Fans of pageants point to the poise, presence and confidence that participants (both girls and boys) gain, as well as the parent-child bonding, says Cartwright. For those who enjoy the dress-up factor for their daughters but in a less overdone setting, many turn to so-called “natural” pageants that restrict “the glitz, makeup and risque dresses,” she says. Anna Berry of Littleton, Colo., cites numerous benefits for her daughter Ashley, 14, who was once “so shy she wouldn’t order food for herself at a restaurant.” Since getting involved with “natural” pageants four years ago, she has developed “self-confidence, self-esteem, come out of her shell, and made great new friendships,” says Berry. Many pageants also highlight academic performance and volunteer service, so Ashley’s achievements in those areas, especially her work as an anti-bullying advocate, have also been encouraged, Berry says. The potential for scholarship money is another plus, says Stephanie Warren, a self-described “pageant girl-turned-pageant director-turned pageant mom” in La Grange, Ky. Her daughter, Alexis, 7, has already earned $2,500 toward her college education via natural pageant competitions.

Beauty Police: Brooke Shields Proves She’s Ready for Battle with Her Built-In Hair Helmet

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We think Brooke would have looked gorgeous in a pigment-rich rose colored-lipstick like Lipstick Queen Sinner in Rose . We would have started by lining her lips with a flesh-colored lip liner and then applying the lipstick with a lip brush. Brooke, we hope you know we wrote this because we love you. You’re one of the great beauties of our time and we refuse to let you throw in the towel and start wearing aging makeup and hair helmets just because you’re getting close to 50. Look at Sophia Loren! She’s still rocking sexy cat eyes and bombshell curls and she’s almost 80! We’re not saying you need to bring back Blue Lagoon Brooke, but just try and remember you’re not in the AARP quite yet.