Where did THAT come from?

So this might be a slight exaggeration...

File this under “Things adults don’t tell you will happen when you get older.”

When I was a teenager, content with my light and barely noticeable peach fuzz above my lip, I had no clue that once I reached my late 20s it would horrifyingly and inexplicably turn dark and coarse. Cue the Psycho soundtrack!

Unfortunately, I don’t know how long I’ve been rocking the ‘stache (Thanks a lot for telling me, family and friends!) because I just happened to notice it the other day while reapplying lipstick at a red light. The bright afternoon sun hit my upper lip just so and I saw that I was in fact, a pubescent boy.

A few months back my best friend called asking for some suggestions on at-home facial wax. Working for Sally Beauty means that I tend to get a lot of these calls and I’m always glad to share all I’ve learned. I gave her a few options and hung up the phone, happy in the knowledge that waxing my upper lip was not something I had to deal with.  Those were the good old, innocent days…

Now I figured it was my turn to give her a call, especially since she had already done all the experimenting and I knew she would give it to me straight.  She found that she had the best luck with the Gigi Facial Hair Removal Strips and said that they were quick, easy to use and got the job done. Sold!

So I picked up a box and went home to take care of my “problem.” And you know what? She wasn’t kidding. They were quick, easy and effective. I don’t know what I was expecting but I was pleasantly surprised by how little of a mess they made. So long, mustache. It was not fun while it lasted.

Do any of you wax at home? What products have you found most useful?

  • joann timm

    August 25th, 2010


    do seniors get discount or not?

  • admin

    August 25th, 2010


    Joann – For customers 55 years and older, present your ID showing your birth date and request your $2.50 membership fee discount for the Sally Beauty Club Card. Beauty Club card members enjoy special member pricing on every non-sale item in the store.

  • yaya

    August 29th, 2010


    that is so true!! the moustache was unexpected and unnecessary punishment!

  • Angelica

    September 23rd, 2010


    I am a die hard self waxer. I know it sounds painful and somewhat difficult, once you get the hang of the application it’s a breeze. My philosophy is that hair only belongs on a select few places on your body so I tend to wax just about everywhere. I love Gigi products, they’re the best. They have any array of waxing products selective to hair type and the location of what part of the body you want to wax.

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