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And The Battle Continues: Waxing vs. Shaving

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And the Battle continues: Waxing vs. Shaving

Over the years I have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people who are trading in their razors and turning to waxing. Some may ask, “What’s the big deal with waxing? With shaving, I not only save money, but it is quick and painless.” That may be true for some if you have perfect skin and hair, but for many, this is not the case.

Let’s break it down to see if the benefits of shaving outweigh the benefits of waxing. While this is a dialogue for anyone that shaves, it is specifically speaking to those of you who are die-hard Bikini/Brazilian shavers.

Round 1 – Convenience

Pro Shave:

When you are in the shower it is easier to grab a razor and remove unsightly hair. On the other hand, with waxing you have to drive to a spa which takes time out of your already busy schedule.

Pro Wax:

Shaving is not really that convenient especially when you have to do it a few times a week. A couple extra minutes in the shower every three to four days will exceed the 30 minutes you spend every 4-6 weeks waxing and you avoid those ugly razor bumps.

The Result:

In reality, you actually save more time driving to a waxing facility and getting your Brazilian wax than doing it yourself in the shower a few times a week.

At first, as you can see, it looked as though shaving would hit a home run, but in the end I’m sure you can agree that waxing won this round.

Round 2 – Costs

Pro Shave:

“It is less expensive for me to buy a razor and do the job myself.”

Pro Wax:

Is it really? Let’s break it down… An inexpensive razor costs $3; razors that cost that much should be changed after each use. Shaving cream costs about $3. You will also need razor bump cream that may cost $5, so you can take care of those unsightly razor bumps from using cheap razors. Most likely, you are not actually getting a nice clean shave, so it has to be done frequently if not daily. Skin that is shaved often eventually becomes discolored, resulting in the purchase of a fade cream that costs roughly $10 and comes in a small 2 ounce container. If you find yourself shaving on average 3-4 times a week, you have to buy these items twice a month. Now, let’s do the math. The total is $42. The first time you get a Brazilian wax, it costs you $50, but when you become a member, the fee is now $40 per month. So, in the end, waxing costs less and it has fewer products that you don’t have to worry about purchasing. Not to mention, freeing up your time for something else besides shaving. The beach-perhaps?

The Result:

Waxing definitely won this round.

Round 3 – Modesty

Pro Shave:

“I can shave in the privacy of my own home instead of getting that awkward feeling of having a stranger wax me.”

Pro Wax:

That is true. This is why at Absolute Body Waxing & Spa, we go above and beyond to make sure that you are comfortable every step of the way. Before your body waxing service, our technician will answer any questions or concerns you may have. We are people too, and we understand.

With waxing you won’t get the bumps, the fast hair growth, and the annoying itchiness that comes with shaving. Hair grows about 4-6 weeks after waxing and is needed about once a month for maintenance. It is an easy, quick in-and-out service.

The Result:

Who won this round? It is up to you.

In closing, when you get waxed at Absolute Body Waxing & Spa in Winter Park, you become more than a customer. You become a family member and a friend. Come join our waxing family and check out this month’s special.

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