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Hairless wonders: Who knew getting smooth could be so sweet?
Seattle P. I. ^ | November 5, 2007 4:19 p.m. PT | ATHIMA CHANSANCHAI

Posted on 11/05/2007 11:33:27 PM PST by skeptoid

Taking notes while Lara Olsha gives me my first ever Brazilian via the sugaring process provides distraction from the pain.

Big breath in, blow out really hard.

I'm not gonna even kid with you. Nothing short of several shots of liquor is going to numb the pain. But because the goopy, baseball-size, all-natural mixture -- sugar, lemon and guar gum -- is at room temperature, it doesn't burn. Without using strips, the thick honeylike substance used in sugaring pulls at the hair, but not the skin. Olsha is also molding it and then pulling in the direction the hair grows, so it is less painful than I expected. And she's fast, merciful God. Speed is salvation in these types of things.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Local News; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: brazilian; seattle; sugarist
No comment.

I'm just reporting .... ..
. .....you decide.


Sugarist De Ane Price removes hair from a client's legs using a sugar paste at
The Sweet Spot in Fremont. (November 06, 2007) Credit: Karen Ducey/Seattle Post-Intelligencer

1 posted on 11/05/2007 11:33:29 PM PST by skeptoid
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To: skeptoid
I thought those were a guy's legs there for a second.
2 posted on 11/06/2007 6:48:14 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: skeptoid

Vanity, thy name art woman and man. Idiotic in my view. Why is our society allowing a bunch of gays to dictate style to both sexes?


3 posted on 11/06/2007 7:13:18 AM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: skeptoid


The walk home could be interesting.
4 posted on 11/06/2007 7:17:55 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: skeptoid; martin_fierro; dighton; jdm; RockinRight; Tijeras_Slim

Fremont, WA (AP) - Comedian Drew Carey gets his
leg hair removed by a local 'sugarist.'

5 posted on 11/06/2007 7:22:14 AM PST by Petronski (Here we go, Steelers. Here we go!)
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To: skeptoid
Holy mackeral. That is one unattractive...human.
6 posted on 11/06/2007 7:23:51 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: caseinpoint

Excellent question.

While I’m in no way against a bit of trimming and grooming here and there, I have yet to embrace or understand this out and out obsession with ripping the hairs out of every part of the body south of the eyebrows these days.

Soon enough we’ll be considered “abnormal” if we have eyebrows. And I say that as a guy!


7 posted on 11/06/2007 7:25:40 AM PST by RockinRight (The Council on Illuminated Foreign Masons told me to watch you from my black helicopter.)
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To: Petronski

*snicker*


8 posted on 11/06/2007 7:26:09 AM PST by RockinRight (The Council on Illuminated Foreign Masons told me to watch you from my black helicopter.)
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To: RockinRight; Petronski
Soon enough we’ll be considered “abnormal” if we have eyebrows. And I say that as a guy!

I have eyebrow and am considered "abnormal." And I say that as a caveman!

  http://blogs.knoxnews.com/knx/telebuddy/archives/caveman.jpg

Next time do a little research first, OK?

9 posted on 11/06/2007 7:40:01 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: RockinRight

Oh, I’m no au naturel myself but enough is enough. The trend now is that everyone look like a prepubescent boy or at least unisexual with men having breasts (ok pecs) and women having none due to emaciation and everyone absolutely hairless with a few thousand ingrown hairs to bother them. I sometimes wonder if our country went through some prolonged national crisis where salon treatments weren’t available, how would half the population look in a month or so? Imagine no botox, no waxing or dying—how many people would go into suicidal depression knowing it was just their natural selves coming into view finally?


10 posted on 11/06/2007 7:40:59 AM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: martin_fierro

I was at the drug store yesterday getting some aftershave and noticed a whole slew of hair removal products for men. I’m almost certain one of them was for your face (Nair for men?) and it got me wondering about how well it would work compared to shaving. Don’t guess any Freeper men have any experiences...


11 posted on 11/06/2007 7:42:58 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: martin_fierro

LOL!

Am I the ONLY one that likes that new show?


12 posted on 11/06/2007 7:43:09 AM PST by RockinRight (The Council on Illuminated Foreign Masons told me to watch you from my black helicopter.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Mrs. F got me this stuff for Christmas one year:

I resisted using it for the longest time, but succumbed one day.

Hey, sometimes a man just likes to feel pretty.

13 posted on 11/06/2007 7:45:08 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: xsmommy; Caipirabob

Brazil Ping.


14 posted on 11/06/2007 7:46:43 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: caseinpoint

Excellent point.

As I said...a personal desire to do grooming is one thing...it’s the OBSESSION with it that bothers me.

The feeling that this trend (thanks, in part, to the gay culture and TV shows like Sluts and the City...er...I mean Sex and the City) has evolved from simply a cosmetic preference to a “need” to where if you don’t do it you’re some cavewoman/caveman hippie freak or something is what irks me about it. If you want to do it, great, go for it. It’s this societal attitude that you “must” do it or be shunned as “dirty” or “retro” or whatever.

Bizzare.


15 posted on 11/06/2007 7:46:49 AM PST by RockinRight (The Council on Illuminated Foreign Masons told me to watch you from my black helicopter.)
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To: trisham
For the record the author, Ms Brazilian, is the one on the far right in this photo:


16 posted on 11/06/2007 8:01:50 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Oy.


17 posted on 11/06/2007 8:14:13 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Man, a brazil-wax on that thing is like rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic....

Get out of the salon and on a treadmill!

18 posted on 11/06/2007 8:32:43 AM PST by Cogadh na Sith (Peace Through Light)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Don’t guess any Freeper men have any experiences...

I haven't "advanced" beyond badger brushes with soap and a traditional straight razor, so the answer for me is ... no.

19 posted on 11/06/2007 3:00:52 PM PST by TotusTuus
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To: skeptoid

Why? Not “why post it”, but why do people do it?


20 posted on 11/06/2007 3:03:00 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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BtD: "So, this here Brazilian Wax thingy advertised in the window - whatinellizzat?"

Beautician: "Well, that's where I pour sizzling hot wax on yer gonads and tear all yer curlies out by the roots."

BtD: "Hey, sounds great! When do we start?"

Beautician: "After you pay me."

BtD: "I pay you? Whaddyou, some kinda prevert?"

21 posted on 11/06/2007 3:09:35 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: martin_fierro
Hey man...thats good stuff there. I've been using it for 5 - 6 years and its good for the face and smells good. They make it in a blue colored bottle also. Not sure what the difference is - but they both work good for an aftershave.

Its either that stuff or Old Spice.

22 posted on 11/06/2007 5:25:11 PM PST by Tainan (Talk is cheap. Silence is golden. All I got is brass...lotsa brass.)
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To: caseinpoint

Its not so much a gay thing as it is a hedonist thing. My roommate is Hairless(don’t ask, it was one of those TMI moments) and seems to follow that trendy ghetto MTV Hedonist thing. Its the “My Body is My Temple Thing”.


23 posted on 11/06/2007 11:19:38 PM PST by neb52
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

The only waxing I would get, as a man, would be to remove back hair. Otherwise its Burma mug soap and a razor(and beard trimmer) me.


24 posted on 11/06/2007 11:26:54 PM PST by neb52
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