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In the past, I’ve been a complete failure at this blog thing. I always wonder what to write, how to phrase it and even if anyone would be interested in what I have to say. My husband will attest to the fact that I can’t tell a joke to save my life – doesn’t matter how funny it really is, I manage to screw it up.
But here I am, trying it out again, because a friend of mine suggested I give it another go. Who would want to read a blog about a waxing studio? I was emphatically told EVERYONE.
It’s always fun to tell people what I do for a living. My answer always gets a reaction, usually it’s “You do what??” and then the questions fly. I’ve found myself answering questions about waxing everywhere: grocery stores, kids’ sports events, the DMV, cocktail parties. People are either dying of curiosity or asking for my business card…or both!
People are fascinated with waxing, especially Brazilian waxing. And they’re amazed at how easily I use the word vagina in everyday conversation. Well, when you spend more time down there than a gynecologist, the word quickly loses taboo. To be honest, waxing vagina all day is just what we do at Cherry City Waxworks – it’s as normal to us as your barista handing you a latte. And we wax EVERYBODY including our own friends, mothers and sisters-in-law, husbands, even each other.
I haven’t always done waxing. I went to college in Alaska, worked in high-tech, commercial real estate, and was a hair stylist (and waxer) for many years before focusing just on waxing. It wasn’t until I moved to Salem that I put away my shears in favor of my wax pot. And I haven’t looked back.
We’re currently interviewing for a new receptionist and one of the questions we ask is “What would you do if you won the lottery?” My answer: keep waxing and growing the business. It’s hard to imagine I ever did anything else. I LOVE waxing. I love everything about it. I love that I can make people laugh while ripping hair from their most intimate parts. I love the shock on someone’s face when they find out what I do for a living. I love helping women feel beautiful and sexy and confident.
So there ya go – a new blog entry. The first in a steady string of ramblings from the waxing table.