25 October 2013

Wax On, Wax Off, Waxperts: The Review

These days, laser is my hair removal of choice but I've been interested in reports of Waxperts, a dedicated waxing salon in Dun Laoghaire run by the charming Ellen Kavanagh (who I don't know, but enjoy following on Twitter.) So I've enlisted my hilarious, outspoken and nifty-with-a-cat-flick pal,  Dena , to check it out and report back. Here's how she got on.


There’s not much that my friends and I don’t or won’t talk about over drinks and, if I’m honest, it’s not rare for the conversation to end up somewhere around our vaginas.

On one such night, having just returned from a six-month spell in Asia, I admitted how, while away, I had become inexplicably terrified about getting my hair seen to professionally (upstairs AND downstairs).

I let slip that I’d just been giving my lady bits a regular shave to keep it all in check, when one of my friends gloated that she’d just been for her regular visit to Waxperts in Dun Laoghaire and her vagina was now “all lovely and smooth!”

Clearly I looked a bit envious, as Emma then piped up and asked if I’d like to do a review of Waxperts for her blog. “Hell yes!” said my bush and I.



So I popped along to the salon on George Street Lower, Dun Laoghaire, to see if it was really as pain-free and fantastic as my friend had said. On arrival I was greeted by Trish who showed me into a lovely treatment room that was decorated with the same hint of vintage glamour that runs throughout the whole salon. It was clean, spacious, comfortable and super tidy, which, oddly, are not things that are ever present in beauty salons.

After all the prep bits were done (you know the ones!), Trish came back in and we got down to business, so to speak. Now, I’ve been through my Hollywood and Brazilian phases and no longer do I want to look like a 12 year old or for my vagina to resemble Hitler (which they totally do with a Brazilian imho), so I opted for the extended bikini wax.

I can’t tell you how happy I was with the results. It was all about as close to pain free as I could have ever imagined. No mean feat after months of shaving! Trish was quick, thorough and is just absolutely lovely. Waxperts’ policy of never “double dipping” is fantastic too as there have been none of the horrid red bumps that can appear after a day or two either.

Would I recommend Waxperts? That’s a resounding yes. Prices go from €20 for a basic to €65 for the Vegas (Hollywood plus Swarovski crystal embellishments) and only €40 for a whole leg. I've already booked my next appointment and have readily joined my friends among the ranks of gloating Waxperts customers.

Dena was a guest of the salon; check out the Waxperts website for more.

16 comments:

Keit said...

I think there should be tons of ice in these salons, to numb the pain :-D
Haha, enjoyed this post a lot,, made me giggle!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

This was great doll, made me laugh as well, am glad it went well and quick too. The salon is well posh inside as well, I like that. Makes it more relaxing. Happy Friday doll xx

Dena said...

No ice needed. Seriously. Can't tell you how pain free the whole thing was. I was really surprised by it. Usually after you've been shaving a while getting a wax is pretty hard going, but I barely felt this one. Loved it!

Adele said...

Loved this review! Put a smile on my face :)
Happy Friday Dena & Emma xoxo
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Emily Ferns said...

Yet another glowing review for Waxperts! Curiosity is getting the better of me now.
Great post Dena! Maybe a tutorial on that cat-flick could be next...?

Avril Joanne said...

Great review, made me giggle! x

Chloe said...

Just the idea of waxing scares me - I think it's really hard to work up the nerve to go for the first time! x

Cólleen Devine said...

hehehe really enjoyed this post!! Made me laugh!! And totes agree that hot waxing is the way to go!!

Sam said...

A really good and well explained review, your descriptions were too cute. They sound like true experts!

Johanna said...

I am a waxing loyalist. We sure do suffer for beauty but this one is worth it!

Emma said...

I had a horrifying experience getting waxed, and haven't yet dared go back.

Maybe I should muster the courage!

Hmm maybe...

yummychunklet said...

Great endorsement!

Anonymous said...

Great review! This reminds me that it's been while since I've been to a salon...

schoolgatestyle said...

Hilarious - Dena rocks! Loved reading this. Sounds like the place to go. Wish it was closer! x

Kim Alston said...

HaHa Emma! Your commentary made me laugh. Glad it all went well. It sounds lovely!
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Anonymous said...

Ooooo even though you've said it's pain free.. I'm still wincing here.. I think I'll be a wax virgin for every.. ;-/ but it was a great review in fairness ;-)