The Trials of a Professional Waxer

by Liz Colville

“No matter how much we liked our clients, we still had to brush stray pubic hairs off our sleeves, pick seaweed-stained disposable thongs out of the shower, and work around the occasional menstruating bikini wax client.” — Customer satisfaction may be the only real perk of being a professional waxer, writes Virginia Sole-Smith for Slate, and is it really enough? While her customers left happy and “clean” and “sexy,” she left feeling gross and underpaid.

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