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Bikini Waxing With No Gloves

Would You Get Waxed by the Gloveless?

Yesterday, a friend told a tale of waxing gone uncomfortably bad. Instead of going to her usual bikini waxer across town, she decided to hit up a different salon closer to her home. But this service was completely different. The waxer wore no gloves, having no qualms about touching my friend's most intimate parts. It should go without saying, but my friend wasn't keen on the sanitary levels of the salon. She's vowed to never return.

In general, I'm a big fan of people snapping on the latex whenever they're going to be in my business — and yes, that includes estheticians and waxers. What would you have done in this situation? Would you have said something?

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countchocula countchocula 7 years
Mine never wore gloves but her waxing room was always kept impeccably clean and she washed her hands thoroughly before starting. Cleanliness should be a rule but I don't think they need to pull on the latex. There's already enough of an environmental impact from medical professionals using gloves for every patient - I don't think beauticians have to follow suit.
magalaya magalaya 7 years
No gloves for my waxer too. She always washes up at the sink in the room so I'm not too worried.
theseether theseether 7 years
No gloves for my waxer. It never occurred to me that she should wear gloves.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Eh, if it was clean in general and the hands were well washed, I don't know that it would've be a big thing.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years
Clean hands can be just as sanitary as gloves...maybe not as sterile, but nothing of significance. The main risk is taken on part of the waxer. I could see wanting your waxer to wear gloves just for the intimacy level though.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
i don't think mine does either..
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i don't think mine does
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