I have a bit of a history with beauty salons. I have super-sensitive skin which makes treatments such as waxing and threading pure torture. When I initially started frequenting salons, I wrote this:
This article here:
So anyway, as I was saying, I have tried out many different salons for hope of finding one that doesn’t hurt as much — the search continues. Meanwhile here is an account of the trip I made today (not the same salon as the article above obv.!)
Me: Hi, remember me?
Salon lady: Er? Umm.. I think so…
Me: Remember, I’m the one with the sensitive skin? The one who screams when you do upper lip or wax?
Beautician: Oh! Yes, yes I know now. How are you Madame? (She’s already giggling).
Me: Yeah thanks, good.
Beautician: Shall we get started?
Me: Uh, okay. *Nervous*
Treatment begins. She puts hot wax on my arm. I let out a (well-behaved) yelp. She giggles.
Me: I’m sure there are very few clients like me? I mean no-one screams right?
She: Oh, some people find waxing quite difficult. We have a few like you.
Me: *breathing easier* Oh. Of course. I’m sure there are many who find it as hard as I do.
She: Two actually. You and this other woman.
Me: Oooowwww. That hurt!
She: *Giggle* It will soon be done Madame.
OH WHY why why do I put myself through torture treatments every few weeks? I tipped them well in the end though, I had to. It takes a lot to not get exasperated when someone jerks violently when you thread a single hair on their upper lip…