There's just something about getting a bikini wax that makes asking questions about it really awkward—and by something, we clearly mean the whole no-pants thing. But being pantsless in front of a stranger armed with hot wax naturally results in questions. We're here to answer even the most awkward of queries and to let you know what a professional really thinks when you get waxed. We also have a few wax tips that even a veteran waxee could benefit from. To get answers to your questions about bikini wax prep and the waxing process, we turned to Anjelie Anzure, who's been an aesthetician at Salon in Chicago for more than a decade. Before we got into anything else, we had to know right away: is getting a bikini wax awkward for the professional?
And according to waxing expert Louise Tattersal , the eye-popping styles have resulted in a surge of requests for The Love High-land - aka a high-leg bikini wax. Ever since the girls graced the villa last month, we've been amazed by their super high-leg swimwear. The styles have certainly risen in popularity, with high-cut, belted bikinis as well as high-leg swimsuits flooding the high-street. And with so much leg and bikini line on show, one waxing expert has revealed that the "Love Island effect" has now spread to the hair removal sector, too. Speaking to Fabulous Digital, owner of Bodilight beauty clinic Louise explained: "Ever since the launch of this year's Love Island, requests for high-leg bikini waxing has soared.
And for me, that meant shaving my legs, armpits, and lady bits. And thanks to my northeast location with a lack of viable beach days, I was looking at the need to groom just a handful of times a year at most. This meant upping my grooming game to shaving once a day—or at least several times a week. The upkeep, the razor burn, the precision, the whole shebang was exhausting.
Looking back on beauty firsts feels nostalgic. I broke into a nervous sweat the moment my wax specialist started. It was an oh-shit-I-can't-turn-back beauty moment.