超ちゃ人 (chochajin) wrote in lifeinjapan,
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Hair removal: Waxing studios - Girls, advice please :)

Hi,

I want to remove the hair on my arms.
I've always had issues with it and shaved it when I was a teenager. Unfortunately I have super great and thick hair that grows super fast, so I had to shave TWICE a day.
At some point I just had to give up. I mean there are so many other body parts that we women have to take care of, too, right?

As a university student I kind of accepted it as part of who I am. I'm really hairy! Although I'm German I hardly ever see any Spanish or Italian who's hairier ...

I came to Japan many years ago and didn't care about shaving my arms.
I guess my students and co-workers quickly got used to it, too. Only when a new female Japanese teacher started I noticed her staring at my hair like crazy all the time.
Yet, I kept my hair.

I started a new job this year and the majority of my students and all the teachers tend to stair like crazy.
Usually I don't give a shit about what others think (otherwise I'd go crazy), but for some reason the hair annoys me this year, too!

Some Japanese women are surprisingly hairy on their arms! You won't ever see it as ALL of them seem to get rid of that hair!
That is one of things that is considered beautiful here: soft white skin.

Fastest option would be shaving, but like I said I would have to do it twice a day. I don't have THAT much free time!!
Also, the summer here in Japan is sooooooooooooooooooo long, I'd die!
I do have an epilator, but I don't think it's a good idea to use it on my arms.

For that waxing or sugaring would be best, but I think my arms are the only body part that I can't do myself.
So, I'm currently looking for a waxing studio or something like that.

I already knew that Japan is not into waxing and most people have never heard of sugaring before. It's sad.
They tend to prefer permanent methods such as laser.

My current co-workers are all much older than me (in their 40s and 50s), so they all don't know of any beauty salons or anything.


Do you have any good sugesstions for me?
I tried to search online but there are very few places that offer waxing and are very expensive.

I'm glad for any advice you can give me.

Please note that I do not live in or close to Tokyo. It would be too far to go there just for hair removal!
Osaka is not too close either, but I can go there by local train in less than 2 hours, so if I only have to go once a month in summer, it's doable.


Thanks a lot in advance!
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