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Unread 09-08-2012, 07:29 AM   #1
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Prices of body hair removal...

Hi! I'm new here...
I've been meaning to get into cosplaying, but crossplaying in particular, for a long time now!

But...before I do, I want this dreaded body hair and facial hair GONE.

I'm just wondering what the average price to expect for the options...
You know, waxing and stuff. Like, how much does a fully body wax normally cost!?

And help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Unread 09-08-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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If you're referring to getting it professionally done, a google search will give you your local boutiques and their prices. However, sites like Groupon and Living Social often offer half off deals through local merchants.
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Unread 09-08-2012, 06:55 PM   #3
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If you want a FULL body wax (as in, legs, arms, chest, back, face, eyebrows every single part) it'll easily be in the hundreds. Prices vary according to salon, but usually leg waxes are from 25-50, arms/underarms a bit cheaper, back waxes I have no idea (they offer them, obviously, but I never remember seeing any on the signs), etc.. It's certainly not cheap; you'd save a lot of money doing simpler areas (e.g., legs, which don't require any special shaping like eyebrows would, and aren't as sensitive as somewhere like the face or bikini zone) at home with a wax kit or just shaving.
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Unread 09-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #4
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At the salon i work at for men we charge, back is $35, arms are $25, and chest is $35. I've never had anyone ask to have their beard/mustache waxed. You may be able to work out a package deal price with the esthetician, but it will be rather expensive.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 06:41 AM   #5
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If you're referring to getting it professionally done, a google search will give you your local boutiques and their prices. However, sites like Groupon and Living Social often offer half off deals through local merchants.
Okay. I actually tried that, but I didn't want to believe the prices, so I thought I'd ask...

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If you want a FULL body wax (as in, legs, arms, chest, back, face, eyebrows every single part) it'll easily be in the hundreds. Prices vary according to salon, but usually leg waxes are from 25-50, arms/underarms a bit cheaper, back waxes I have no idea (they offer them, obviously, but I never remember seeing any on the signs), etc.. It's certainly not cheap; you'd save a lot of money doing simpler areas (e.g., legs, which don't require any special shaping like eyebrows would, and aren't as sensitive as somewhere like the face or bikini zone) at home with a wax kit or just shaving.
Oh, why does it have to cost so much...Over $100 and it only lasts around a month, right? I tried waxing myself once, I used half a jar and I only managed to do like one thigh...and even that wasn't complete. Better than any shave I've ever had, but still, not good enough. I need a professional to do it...(and so, as you might figure, shaving has never worked out well for me and probably never will)

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At the salon i work at for men we charge, back is $35, arms are $25, and chest is $35. I've never had anyone ask to have their beard/mustache waxed. You may be able to work out a package deal price with the esthetician, but it will be rather expensive.
Okay. That kinda matches up with what I've seen. I hope I could get some kinda package deal...


Thanks for the help.

So...now, how about I ask about other methods? I've heard of laser hair removal and electrolysis and threading and various stuff, would you recommend any of those? How much do each of those cost?
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Unread 09-09-2012, 05:08 PM   #6
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You could look into buying an epilator which is used like an electric razor but it has sets of tweezers on it so it removes the hair instead of cutting it thereby giving you the smoothness and longer-lasting effects of waxing without salon visits or trying home waxing kits. They usually run around $50+ at mass retailers. If you are hairy, trim long hair first, then epilate.

There is also Nair/chemical hair removers, aka satan in a bottle. They are a horrible option if you have sensitive skin, but they work for other people without issue to. Before slathering it on, do a test swatch somewhere to check for adverse reactions.

Laser hair removal and electrolysis procedures are in the hundreds to thousands depending on your location, body area treated, and number of sessions needed. Info below.
http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/laser-hair-removal
http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/...ysis-directory
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Unread 09-10-2012, 07:09 AM   #7
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You could look into buying an epilator which is used like an electric razor but it has sets of tweezers on it so it removes the hair instead of cutting it thereby giving you the smoothness and longer-lasting effects of waxing without salon visits or trying home waxing kits. They usually run around $50+ at mass retailers. If you are hairy, trim long hair first, then epilate.

There is also Nair/chemical hair removers, aka satan in a bottle. They are a horrible option if you have sensitive skin, but they work for other people without issue to. Before slathering it on, do a test swatch somewhere to check for adverse reactions.

Laser hair removal and electrolysis procedures are in the hundreds to thousands depending on your location, body area treated, and number of sessions needed. Info below.
http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/laser-hair-removal
http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/...ysis-directory
Epilator huh? I think I'll look into that. Naturally, looking it up online I've heard both good and bad things about it. They don't seem too expensive, so trying wouldn't hurt too much. Does one epilator work all over the body? Including the face? But...why have I never heard of epilators before??

Nair? Satan in a bottle? Ha ha ha, that's sort of fitting. I forgot to mention that I've tried that before...A small test seemed to be okay, but when I tried a bigger spot, it didn't remove any hair, and felt like it burned. It left a little mark on my face for about a week I think. I don't think anyone noticed. No one commented on it at least...I also tried a shower variant of Nair, for my legs. Didn't do too much either...

Thanks for the links. I guess I'll need a better source of income before really considering laser hair removal and electrolysis...
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Unread 09-10-2012, 11:30 PM   #8
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Epilator huh? I think I'll look into that. Naturally, looking it up online I've heard both good and bad things about it. They don't seem too expensive, so trying wouldn't hurt too much. Does one epilator work all over the body? Including the face? But...why have I never heard of epilators before??
Epilators have been around since the 80's and come in all sizes depending on what area you want to treat e.g. face, legs/underarms, etc. You probably have not heard of them since the manufacturers target the female market pretty much exclusively. So unless you were watching HSN or ventured into those aisles looking for hair removal products for ladies [specifically in the electric razor section], you likely would never notice them really as they sometimes "look" sort of like an electric razor.

They inflict roughly the same amount of pain as waxing, and everyone's pain threshold is different, but do note that it is a slower process than waxing which may be bothersome to some folks. In a way, it can be compared to removing a bandaid: do you pull it off quickly even though it hurts a lot but the pain stops shortly after [re: waxing], or do you slowly pull the bandaid off so it is a little pain spread out over a longer period of time [re: epilating]. Totally a personal preference and comfort thing.

Definitely keep doing research, I have no idea how well the "face" ones work for men, I only use the legs/under-arm type.
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Unread 09-13-2012, 09:31 AM   #9
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If you go to a beauty school to get it done, it's only a small fraction of the price you'd pay at a real salon.
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Unread 09-13-2012, 12:17 PM   #10
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If you go to a beauty school to get it done, it's only a small fraction of the price you'd pay at a real salon.
Seconding this! My friend graduated recently and they did things like this all the time. It gives them the chance to have real world experience before they graduate.
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Unread 09-14-2012, 04:41 AM   #11
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I responded to Ion's post a few days okay, but my post didn't appear yet. Huh.

I decided to give Epilators a chance. Went to Target to look for them today, but saw none. I only checked the Men's section though. Would it be okay to get a Women's Epilator? Does it matter?


That beauty school thing is interesting, but I'm way too shy to do that...(for now at least)
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Unread 09-14-2012, 09:46 AM   #12
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Women's epilators should work just fine.

Nono has recently begun advertising a variant of its product for men. I haven't ever used it, but their advertising is good. I'd assume it's just about as effective as any other epilator out there.
https://www.trynono.com/ps_w3/index.aspx

I don't know if there's any difference other than the color of the case :P
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Unread 09-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #13
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Women's epilators should work just fine.

Nono has recently begun advertising a variant of its product for men. I haven't ever used it, but their advertising is good. I'd assume it's just about as effective as any other epilator out there.
https://www.trynono.com/ps_w3/index.aspx

I don't know if there's any difference other than the color of the case :P
For all that is holy and good...please do not buy that. Their advertizing is one step shy of just blatantly lying.
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Unread 09-16-2012, 06:13 AM   #14
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I went to Target and Wal-Mart, and didn't notice any Epilators...even though their websites say they have 'em. I checked in more detail, and for Target it says they have some at the one closest to me! I must have missed that aisle or something? I guess I'll check it out again...

I've heard good and bad things about Nono.
The good things were only from their ads and commercials.
The bad things were from...everywhere else.
It just sounds bogus.
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Unread 09-16-2012, 02:59 PM   #15
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Well, if you REALLY want it done, then do like I did. I had my face lasered, which cost 800 for the complete package with 9 treatments, and now I no longer have to shave!

The rest of it is easy to do with nair.
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