Yesterday was the day of new things. For those of you in a hurry, I’ll sum it up quickly:
1) Permanent hair removal
2) Became a model.
3) Got naked with a stranger.
For those of you who are going to stick around and read a little more, I’ll go into more detail…
Item one: Permanent Hair Loss. It’s embarassing to admit, but now that it’s over with, I feel much more secure. Ever since I had started the birth control pill in college, I had an increasing amount of random hairs along my jaw line. At first it was two…so I plucked them whenver they came up. Then it was 1o, 100, and so on. Plucking became part of my daily routine. In fact, I often had “official pluck sessions” twice daily and always kept a pair of tweezers with me at all times. Reflecting now, I also was hesitant to ever let anyone touch me under my chin…even my fiance. It just got to be something I was used to.
A friend of mine recently started doing some lazer hair removal treatments with which she is very happy. I considered it, but I just couldn’t justify the $700 it would take to do my chin when we are saving for our wedding.
Then I went in for a hair cut and eyebrow wax session a week ago, and the owner told me that I should consider electrolysis for permanent hair removal since I came in so frequently for waxing. I went home and did my research. Officially, the FDA will not bestow the title of “permanent hair loss” to lazer treatments or to electrolysis, but both have had fairly marketable success rates. I went with electrolysis because my salon only charges $12 for 15 minutes of electrolysis which was more than enough time for my chin to be zapped.
The actual procedure was not too painful…think a little more intense than plucking…and at the end of 15 minutes, Kim had zapped 83 hairs from my chin. She can see more that are under the skin surface, and when they surface, I can make another appointment with her. I am reallllllly happy with the results. I even let A touch me under my chin for the first time ever without being self-concious. So awesome!
Because I had a new chin to show off, I went and got my picture taken with our photographer. No really, I had to get some headshots to put on my profile at QCWeddings.com. I had a lot of fun with Stephen and Elaine from Giraffe Photography, and in the end, I had a ton of great pictures. Here are some of my favorites:
The last one might be my favorite. It says, “I am busy and important! Go get me a un cafe!”
Thirdly, getting naked with a stranger. I went for my very first spray tanning appointment. Erin K. Seddon is so nice and made me feel so comfortable that I was nearly buck naked after meeting her for 10 minutes. Along with spray tanning, she also is a make up artist who specializes in airbrush make up. My tan turned out great, and I am for sure going to book her services for our wedding!