Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Getting Waxed in Hanoi // Salon Van Nguyen

“She asked me to get on my knees and spread my cheeks… it was time for the crack” – A friend who definitely doesn’t want to be named.

There are so many horror stories out there about getting waxed in Hanoi. Dark rooms, burnt skin, ingrown hairs, anything that can happen, will.

When Salon Van Nguyen announced that they were doing waxing, I was so excited, as they are the salon that I go to for my haircuts and colours and I trust them completely. 

I made a few appointments, and never showed up. I hadn’t been waxed in a long time, and I was so nervous to do it in such a different country.

When my friend messaged me recently to say “Hey, I’m going to get waxed”, I insisted she bring me with her.

I finally got around to getting waxed in Hanoi and without going into too much details, it was painful, but very worth it. Hanh, my waxer, was very professional and very thorough.

When we arrived at the salon we were given some water and were sat down to wait while they prepare the room. After not long at all, they called us upstairs and we entered the room which held two waxing tables and one very sheer curtain. Even with the curtain closed, we could easily see each other. Luckily we aren’t shy together.

It's at this point that Eminem's line 'Knees weak, palms are sweaty.' comes to mind. Boy, were we sweating. It sure is nervous sitting there, letting some stranger poke, prod, rip, and pluck places that probably shouldn't be poked, prodded, ripped, and plucked.

It was painful, yes. But then it was over. Van and Hanh are very professional, comfortable women, The salon uses an olive wax, which is heated up to around 35-38 degrees in the waxing pot, and then applied to the skin. Once cooled, the dry wax is ripped quickly off the skin, making it silky smooth. At the end of the treatment, they use an olive massage oil.

Salon Van Nguyen offers a lot of different kinds of wax treatments at very affordable prices.

Check out my last post → HE STAPLED HIS FINGER!

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