I've never had one and I'm super nervous, and I just don't know what I'm supposed to tip somebody that has to look at my butt hole. Also any suggestions for a first timer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ladies!


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I tip $20 on a $50 wax.

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I figure it's the least I can give someone who is doing me a service on a very intimate part of my body and being professional about it.

Suggestions would be make sure you're clean down there. Use a baby wipe or something to freshen up.

The longer the hair, the more it tends to pull and hurt so trim if your hair is on the longer side. Don't shave because the hair will be too short for the wax to grip onto so it won't be as effective.

Wear loose clothing, cotton underwear.

I always take painkillers before my appointment to dull the pain. Which really isn't too bad as long as you aren't nervous about it.


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The place I go only charges $40 for it, but they do a great job and as you said there's the butthole situation, so I give them $20.


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I use this rule for all 'bargain' beauty services. Inexpensive wax/massage, I always give at least a $20.


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$20?!


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Dont go below 20% unless your esthetician was seriously that horrible.

Exfoliate the area the night before and after few days, exfoliate again to prevent ingrown hairs. Take Advil or some kind of pain reliever 20-30 mins prior. No tight clothing. You can apply tea tree oil, lavender oil, aloe vera or hydrocortisone cream to reduce redness and swelling.

Also, dont be nervous. Breathe and relax. Being nervous heightens your senses. Since its your first time, its going to hurt A LOT. But the more often you get waxed, the less painful it is.


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As said before - $20 on a $50 wax is appropriate.

I've taken Midol which has helped with my pain (can't take ibuprofen but heard that also helps).

I would also add do NOT attempt to apply any numbing cream. It can affect your skin to the point of causing bleeding, etc.

Also - avoid 'physical attention' for about 3-4 days after. The first time you will be sore in your pelvic area. You don't bruise, but it's a dull pain. I decided to get hot and heavy two days after and prolonged the pain.

During the wax - TALK with the waxer. That will calm you. Don't be afraid to stop during and take a breather. The first time you get it done, your hands may sweat more than an Eminem song. That's normal.

BREATHE! Seems simple - but man, remind yourself.

Remember this person is a professional, and knows what they're doing.

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I do recommend finding a place with hard wax (the one that dries and is ripped off) I find it to be about 1/2 the pain of soft wax (the one that they add the fabric strip on top of).