The Body Barber

Sugaring, and waxing.

We’re introduced to it when we hit puberty.

These are the most typical forms of hair removal in the Arab world. Thing is they’re sticky, annoying, painful and we’ve been dealing with it since we were 14. Ofc the results are splendid and the benefits, immense but in today’s world we simply don’t have time.

Kewl thing is the younger generation have laser. I love thee Technology. Arab girls aged 15 already start getting their body lasered, so to not suffer with unsightly body hair.

When laser came out ca. 15 years ago, Arab women pillaged laser clinics or actually traveled abroad to have their hair removed. Thus beginning the laser revolution.

With trial and error, lotsa women in the Middle East got burnt due to the lack of expertise and experience on olive colored skin. And even the most professional, recognized Dermatologist couldn’t and can’t always nail it.

15 years later, I find you still have to choose your Dermatologist wisely AND don’t ever be ladylike or demure about your skin, cz ladies,  you can get burnt. Literally.

Naturally being a bride means excessive pampering and maintenance. And that’s where the Body Barber comes in. You’ve either been going through laser sessions or decide to embark on a laser mission. Whichever it is, it’s not pain-free and if you’re a worrywart, keep waxing.

Despite how personal a topic of such is, let’s face it, from an anthropology point of view, Arab women are blessed with darker hair. We make an effort with grooming and a lot of our lives revolve around wanting to look our bestest. Such is life, and an Arabian Bridezilla’s got it rougher cz I am one.


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