Beauty is pain …

By Takiya Smith
Waxing, shaving, plucking, tweezing — facial and body hair removal.
Curling, dying, perming, teasing — hair styling to the max.
Poking, prodding, injections — ouch, now we’re bleeding! Our faces are red, our skin is blistered. Our roots are fried, and oh my, how our ego must be twisted! Is the girl who endures this a tad bit crazy or yet a bit insane? No, my friend, not at all because she’s the one who defies and states that beauty is pain.
Now, before I go any further, let it be stated that this article — or any for that matter — is written to be fun and light-hearted, yet motivating, informative and maybe even a little silly. My word is not law, but I do try my best to write about things that are close to my heart, as well as address and respond to the views, opinions and feedback from my readers and clients.
The subject of beauty being a pain originated from the many clients who visit my salon for threading services. Not so much the eyebrows, but particularly the ultra sensitive and sacred upper lip area, causes quite a stir and reaction. Yet, as moving as this beauty treatment is, the clients keep coming back for more. The determination for repeat visits lies within the fact that the service resolves an unwanted issue. This fact is applicable to any beauty treatment we can wrap our thoughts around. The service of choice simply resolves, restores, covers or removes the client’s desired point of interest.
So whether it be enduring hours of a day at the salon or seconds ripping wax stripes from your legs, the bottom line is that in some way, shape or form, there is a slight to maximum level of discomfort when it comes to beauty. Viva la revolucion de beauty!
For more beauty tips, tricks and comments, visit my blog at www.blb-boutiques.com.

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