It’s a pain to be girl in this day and age when everyone puts a premium on image and beauty. Girls have to be immaculate, pretty, and even hair-free to conform to society’s expectations. I don’t think too much about these pressures, but I do feel empowered when I look good and feel great. I don’t mind spending on a pampering session or two, whenever I need it, be it for relaxation or a simple boost of confidence.
It isn’t a secret that for a girl, I have hair growth that’s a above average, or in local terms, I am deemed balbon.
I am not a newcomer when it comes to hair removal procedures, be it waxing, threading or laser. I regularly have my brows waxed or threaded, my armpits IPL lasered, and sometimes even my bikini line is waxed or when I’m going to beach trips, I also get a Brazilian. And yes, all of then are painful. It is in these moments that I think it’s such a pain to be a girl.
Thankfully, a lot of people have recommended Strip: Ministry of Waxing to be one of the best, if not the best when it comes to hair removal. Most of the blog reviews I read even claim that waxing here is pain free. This time around, I’m trying the new limited edition Mulled Wine Wax, available until March 2017.
STRIP: MINISTRY OF WAXING
Strip has been around since 2002, being a global franchise, it’s available in 9 cities worldwide. Strip is proud with its HSQ mantra: Hygiene, Speed
and Quality. Plus, they were the first hair removal salon to introduce the ‘No Double Dipping’
commandment. They even have Hygiene Packs containing disposal waxing
equipment conveniently sealed into individual pouches for each
customer. So everyone is ensured that the tools and materials used are clean.
I even found a wall full of testimonials at their Serendra branch, showing how popular their hair removal treatments are.
Strip is also popular for their secret-recipe lotions
and wax formulations. In particular, the STRIP & M+G Ingrown Hair
Cream (created in collaboration with New York cult skincare brand
Malin+Goetz) wards off nasty ingrown hairs, while the STRIP Ice Cream is a soothing post-wax and IPL cream.
As I said earlier, I’ll be trying the Mulled Wine Wax. It’s still the same well loved formula from Strip, only the Mulled Wine Wax is infused with the
and festive scent of red wine, orange, cloves, and cinnamon. Because of its scent and nourishing properties, the Mulled Wine Wax is perfect
for Brazilian or Boy-zilian first timers!
This session being my first time at Strip, I thought getting the Mulled Wine Wax for my Brazilian waxing treatment was apt.
Strip: Ministry of Waxing, I got reminded of pretty European porches.
The private waxing / IPL rooms each have a locker to stow away every clients precious possessions, a spa bed, pillows, and even a fully decorated wall to share more info about Strip and its advocacies.
I wasn’t able to take a photo, but as I also mentioned earlier, each customer gets one Hygiene pack of disposable tools to be used for the procedure. In my case, my hygiene pack contained disposable spatulas, wipes, cotton swabs, etc.
Every Brazilian waxing session starts with disinfecting tools and surfaces. Then the Strip cleanser is used on the body part where wax is to be placed.
Now off to waxing! What’s unique about Strip’s hard wax technique is that they don’t use wax strips. They wait for the wax to harden after application, and pull the wax on its own. The aestheticians are also great at answering questions, and always ask about the wax temperature on every application to ensure comfort. And yes, after that session, I can finally say that Strip’s Brazilian waxing is almost pain free. I say almost because while they do take extra steps to ensure that you feel the least amount of discomfort, hair is still being pulled, so yeah, there’s a very minimal amount of pain. I can also say that Strip has the best service out of all the hair removal salons I’ve been to.
Aside from the waxing techniques, the waxes being used also have properties that help reduce pain. Packed with the healing effects
of aloe vera and chamomile, STRIP’s waxes are known for significantly
reducing any discomfort that is often associated with waxing, making it
ideal for use on sensitive areas. In addition, it also helps keep waxed
areas well-hydrated, and even brightens it with regular use.
During my visit, the available waxes were the Mulled Wine Wax, Lemon and Chocolate, but they also have a myriad of other wax variants to choose from.
Now for the price!! As a special holiday promotion, everyone can enjoy
Brazilian Waxing using the limited-edition Mulled Wine Wax for only
Php1798.00 and Underarm Waxing for Php798.00 until March 2017.
A steal for an almost pain free waxing experience!
currently has three locations in the Philippines, including Serendra,
Greenbelt 5 and Mega Fashion Hall. For more information, you may visit
www.strip-manila.com or send an email to email@example.com. You
may also follow them on Facebook.