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By Bavina Sookdeo
WITH CARNIVAL COSTUMES getting briefer and
briefer, taking care of embarrassing issues like inti-
mate body hair is a must. And the ladies of T&T are
turning towards --- ouch! --- Brazillian waxing.
According to aesthetician Carolin Lalla, owner of the
Just In Time Spa on Seukeran Street, San Fernando,
"Shaving is a thing of the past. Almost everyone is
choosing to do the Brazilian wax."
A Brazilian wax removes all or most of the hairs from
the most private areas (front and back included).
Many people may be afraid of the pain that is usually
associated with this type of personal grooming, but
as one of Lalla's clients stated, "The pain is well
worth it. My boyfriend is quite happy with it."
"Only in the initial stage is it painful," the 25-year-old
client added, "the more often you do it, the less
painful it is." Lalla also confirmed that the more one
does the Brazilian wax, the less painful it becomes.
"The hairs grow finer each time, and this makes
them easier to remove the next time. In addition, less
hair will also grow back, and this means there will be
less to remove."
In addition to those advantages, Lalla highlighted
several more. The major advantage of getting a
Brazilian wax done is the smooth result. "Clients walk
out of here admitting that they feel sexier and way
smoother than when they came in, so their confi-
dence is higher," disclosed Lalla. "And to be honest,
sometimes I even receive calls from their husbands
and boyfriends congratulating me on a job well done,"
laughed the aesthetician, who has 10 years' experi-
While many may see Brazilian waxing in Trinidad and
Tobago as costly, in truth it saves you money. "You
save so much money from not purchasing razors,
shaving creams and products trying to get rid of
razor bumps." With waxing, you do not have to worry
about razor bumps. "In addition," Lalla continued,
"waxing helps to get some stains off the skin, so the
result is cleaner. The hair also takes a longer time to
grow back, as opposed to when you shave. Generally,
with doing the Brazilian wax, you maintain better
personal hygiene for a longer period and you feel
What about aftercare? After you are done waxing
you may encounter a few stray hairs -- "There is
nothing wrong in passing a razor or tweezing out
those hairs," said Lalla. In addition, you need to pre-
vent ingrown hairs, so one good way to do that is to
exfoliate the area with some sort of body exfoliating
cream. "This procedure will remove dead skin, unclog-
ging the pores, and will prevent ingrown hairs and
bumps from forming on the skin," she advised. "You
exfoliate a week after the wax, and about three days
before you do another wax (to get the hairs out from
under the skin)." The aesthetician, who provides a full
range of services, advised that now there are nice
scrubs available, like sugar scrubs.
You also need to moisturise the area. "Moisturising
will help to calm any irritation and will also keep the
skin softer. While many women use baby lotion, body
oils can also be used to moisturise."
Getting a Brazilian wax on a regular basis is impor-
tant for maintenance and to keep the hairs at bay.
Just remember you need to get to a professional to
have this done -- one who knows what she is doing,
because you do not want to end up with burns and
bumps and extra pain. One of Lalla's clients told
WOW, "I am so comfortable with Lalla waxing me.
She does not make the procedure difficult or embar-
rassing, and she knows her stuff. It is really important
to get someone who knows how to do a proper
Brazilian wax, so you won't end up with a horror
Lalla advised women to wear comfortable, cotton
underwear and a skirt or very loose pants when
going to get waxed. "Tight, harsh clothing can con-
tribute to irritation," she said. So if you have decided
to get a Brazilian wax for when you hit the road, how
long before should you get waxed? Lalla advised that
you do so about three to four days before Carnival.
"This will allow you the time for any irritation and
redness to go away, so you can wear your costume
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