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The 11 biggest waxing mistakes you’re about to make

10/04/2017 / Editor's picks

Forget what all those teen makeover movies would have you believe – waxing is not going to leave you tomato red for a week, nor will you resemble Edward Munch’s ‘The Scream’ throughout. Sure, it can be a little bit more painful in er, certain areas, but as long as you’re with a skilled technician, a good wax will be speedy, precise and only briefly uncomfortable at worst. Plus, a couple of seconds of ‘youch’ for weeks of super-soft, hairless skin? That’s a trade-off we’re willing to make.

However, in order to guarantee maximum smoothness and minimal discomfort, there are a few rules of thumb to follow. For example, you can actually time your wax to ensure it’s not too squirm-inducing, and you can arrange it around your other pre-holiday beauty appointments to make sure you avoid any ‘oops’ moments. Take it from us – waxing really can be smooth sailing if you know what you’re doing…

By Daniela Morosini

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