Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pluck it, wax it, or better yet...

"She asks me why
I'm just a hairy guy
I'm hairy noon and night"
~ from Hair

If we don't have it, we want it. If we have it, we do everything possible to get rid of it. Here's me getting my eyebrows threaded.

Every 6 weeks, my friends and I gather at one of our houses for flavored coffee and deliciously sinful treats, and we wait our turn to get a threading treatment from Jagruti. She's amazing to watch. With a long strand of cotton thread woven through her fingers, she pulls out rows of unwanted hair. It takes about five minutes. The pain is minimal, because as soon as I decide it hurts, she's moved on to a different place. She yanks those puppies out by the roots, so they don't grow back right away.

Last time, she said to me. "Should I do your upper lip?" That's when I realized for the first time that I'm growing a mustache! Oh no. Yes, get those, too. Where else am I growing hair where it never appeared before? That's a rhetorical question. No need to answer.

Let's move on to my husband. Who seems to have lost most of his head hair and acquired a whole lot in his ears and nostrils. I asked Jagruti if she works on men. She said yes, she'd be happy to rip out all that beastly overgrowth. Now I have to think of a way to include him in our next appointment. If I can just get him in the door...

p.s. if you live in the Milwaukee area, visit Jagruti's website for more information.