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Boardingblues Tue 29-Oct-13 22:48:20

I just don't get how women can sit in the middle of a shopping centre and have their top lip waxed! Why would you do this? Why would you make a spectator sport of the removal of hair that you hope no one knows exists? It can't be price, because if that were the issue, then there are marvellous packs for sale in the chemist that are cheap and effective (or so I have been told thlhmm

thebody Wed 30-Oct-13 10:50:34

bollocks thought this was pubic waxing!!

yes agree I wouldn't do it though went to hairdressers once and was sat right in the bloody window in curlers with a bus stop just outside. felt a right twat.

Crowler Wed 30-Oct-13 10:28:50

Catgirl, LOL. That was hilarious.

Binkybix Wed 30-Oct-13 10:26:46

I've had eyebrows but not upper lip done. I would feel embarrassed by upper lip, and never thought about it, but I think hearts is right on reflection.

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Oct-13 08:05:30

Are we talking threading? I have never seen waxing.

I go to a brow bar in House of Fraser. People can look if they like. If they want to see someone caring about how they look enough to get their eyebrows threaded.

I don't find it painful at all. But yes, the bright red monobrow means you need to go in there just before going home. grin

WallyBantersJunkBox Wed 30-Oct-13 07:56:27

I love the threading places in shopping centres - very convenient and I get intimidated by fluffy salons with discreet doorways. I'd rather just jump in the chair and be done with it.

It's just the redness afterwards,when you're browsing the shops...grin

AmberLeaf Wed 30-Oct-13 07:48:57

I'm with Headsdownthumbsup.

southeastastra Wed 30-Oct-13 07:45:29

i saw a man having his eyebrows waxed at benefit the other day, not a good look

BigBirthdayGloom Wed 30-Oct-13 07:44:10

Ha-I read it as pubic too and had visions of...well not good visions tbh! But when I was ten and came across the word pubic for the first time I read it wrong and wondered why o. Earth they called it public hair when it was the exact opposite!

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 30-Oct-13 07:34:10

FFfffriffffin threading is frifffin agony!

Regularly have my eyebrows done in the middle of superdrug, couldn't give a toss, but would draw the line at <ahem> anything else!

SteamWisher Wed 30-Oct-13 07:26:57

You can just about see them having their hair done - but they're not that visible as in right up against the window!

Rollermum Wed 30-Oct-13 03:26:20

I agree - is weird. And off topic, but I was surprised how painful threading was! I have lowest pain threshold ever but it felt like she attacked my face with a rake. And then asked if I wanted my top lip doing - had never crossed my mind!

Boardingblues Wed 30-Oct-13 00:02:41

For me it is on a par with public teeth flossing

Lazysuzanne Wed 30-Oct-13 00:00:32

I feel embarrassed if I need to so much as adjust a hairgrip in public blush

LittleTulip Tue 29-Oct-13 23:52:45

Yep agree weird.

HeadsDownThumbsUp Tue 29-Oct-13 23:45:56

I walk past hairdressers on the street and see women getting their hair done all the time. I see men in barbers too. I walk through shopping centres and see women getting manicures and pedicures.

Nobody ever questions this.

So what's the big difference?

Boardingblues Tue 29-Oct-13 23:39:16

Who mentioned it being shameful? I find it weird in the middle of the shopping centre/mall concourse with no screening

SteamWisher Tue 29-Oct-13 23:38:44

You don't walk past a hairdressers in the street and see women right up in the window having their hair done.
Same with threading - why not just move the Threading Chair to somewhere out less visible?
I'd love to have my eyebrows threaded but no way is that happening as they're either in the middle of the train station (used to be one in London Victoria) or shopping centre.

HeadsDownThumbsUp Tue 29-Oct-13 23:36:57

You do what you want, Suzanne. I just don't see why people would be so shocked/astonished by others having the audacity to get some facial waxing done in public.

Lots and lots of grooming activities take place in public. Why is this one so different and repulsive?

Lazysuzanne Tue 29-Oct-13 23:33:31

I dont think it's shameful
I just prefer to do that kind of stuff in private.
I'm a bit shy & self conscious blush
is that OK with you Headsdown?

TiredDog Tue 29-Oct-13 23:31:19

I'm ruralish...this is a revelation! We don't have anything like this. I don't really know that many places I could go to be dehaired anyway let alone in public

The vets maybe...

Merel Tue 29-Oct-13 23:30:14

You need to let your 'tache grow before it can be waxed properly anyway, so everyone you know will know you have one, they are probably just happy you do something about it (speaking as one who possesses the 'tache gene). The only thing that would bother me would be walking round with a red upper lip afterwards.

I've been threaded in superdrug before, didn't really mind. I had all sorts done to me in the window of a Turkish salon once too, that involved threading, waxing and killing stuff with fire. It felt no worse than sat in the hairdressers window with foils in (though I would freak out if my hairdresser came at me with a burning torch).

HeadsDownThumbsUp Tue 29-Oct-13 23:29:10

Are we supposed to put hairdressers down back alleys now. That's public grooming, isn't it.

What about nail bars? Should they black out their windows?

Or is it just female facial hair that is terrible and shameful?

Lazysuzanne Tue 29-Oct-13 23:26:57

I was astounded the first time I saw it, I'm not one for any kind of public grooming, I feel it's a private activity

myroomisatip Tue 29-Oct-13 23:19:27

Yep. I have to say I did a double take on the title and had to open the thread to see if it was right ..... grin

murasaki Tue 29-Oct-13 23:11:46

I have my eyebrows done in the window of superdrug. I wish they'd move the chair, I really do, but at least with eyebrows you have your eyes shut, so can't see the people looking at you grin

other depilatory efforts in public would be a bridge too far.

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