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It’s June and I’ve had a lot of new clients over the past few weeks – most for the famous Brazilian Wax. Most of my new clients are also new to body waxing.  They’re nervous, curious, and even a little scared. They’ve heard stories from friends, read about it on the internet, and they’re just not sure about this whole waxing thing.

They have a lot of questions.  The most common question is, “Is this going to hurt?”

The most honest answer is…yes and no.  It’s not as comfortable as getting a facial or massage, but it’s also not as bad as everyone makes it out to be.  There are a lot of “funny” videos on YouTube
showcasing people getting waxed on dares or because they lost bets.  There are also a lot of videos of friends waxing each other.  TONS of novices waxing out there!

There is a huge difference between having your friend wax you in the bathroom on a Saturday night and getting a professional wax service in a salon. Not that your friend isn’t great and all – but when was the last time the words “hey, I’ve got a great idea” turned out to be that great of an idea?!

I always tell new clients that they’re not totally committed to the entire service.  I’m not going to strap them to the bed and force them through the process. I’ll take it as far as their comfortable and, if it gets to be to be too much, I’ll make sure their even on both sides and be done. No harm, no foul.  And in all the years I’ve been waxing, I’ve never had someone ask me to stop or tell me they’ve had enough.  On the contrary – I’ve had many clients come in for a basic bikini wax and, realizing how easy it was, ask if I had the time to do a full Brazilian wax.

Clients that come in to Cherry City Waxworks, whether waxing newbies or veterans of the Brazilian, continually comment that it hurts SO much less than they expected. I’m always happy to hear that.  I’ve had my share of bad Brazilian waxes (more on that in another post) and I promised myself I’d be an expert and make every client as comfortable as possible.  Beauty does NOT have to be torture!

Thank you so much. Stay cool this summer!


Please read the following important COVID-19 information before you schedule your appointment:

•  Our lobby is closed until social distancing guidelines relax, so we ask that you arrive at the salon shortly before your appointment time and text us at 971-301-4854. Please wait outside or in your car until we text you that your waxer is ready to see you.


• If you have had a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms or anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 3 days, we will need to reschedule. State guidelines require that we must wait to reschedule until any or all of the following requirements: 1) At least 72 hours after symptoms have resolved without any medication 2) At least 14 days after being in contact with someone with these symptoms and/or 3) At least 14 days after being in contact with a person with COVID-19.

• Per state guidelines, we are utilizing all required Personal Protective Equipment. We are adding a temporary $5 PPE fee for each appointment until this equipment is no longer required or necessary. While we always operate at the highest cleanliness standards, we are taking all necessary measures to maintain a safe and clean environment.

• We require each guest to wear a mask while in the salon. If you are receiving facial waxing, you can remove the mask just during that service and put it back on during any other non-facial waxing services. If you forget your mask or do not have one, we have masks available.

• Unless previously arranged, only clients with appointments will be allowed in the salon and only for their appointment time.

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