Mom and Teen Daughter Detente: 1st Topic is Shaving

I just might win the Nobel Peace Prize for my next several blog postings and who would have thought I would become eligible by resolving mother/daughter shaving conflicts.   ...more
@elaineR.N. You are so easy to love, Elaine. You are the one with a sparkling personality, it ...more

On Shaving: It's MY Body

I hate shaving. But society tells me that I am repulsive to the visual senses of humanity if my female body is strewn with naturally grown hair. I was treated with repulsion as early as twelve from a group of girls in a New Jersey sleep over camp run by strict Catholic nuns. Diving into the pool in my modest and second-hand one-piece suit, a bunch of girls started laughing at me. They came up to me, jeering, and pointing to the hair that had just begun to grow under my arms. I felt ashamed, and I blamed (yes, you guessed it) my mother for refusing to teach me how to shave my arm pits and legs. ...more
You being young as you were it's extremely distasteful to be laughed at something you did not ...more

Did Mo'Nique Succumb to the Pressure for Women to Be Fur-Free?

Stop the presses -- MO'NIQUE SHAVED HER LEGS! I know! If this is not more important than the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, seriously, I do not know what is. ...more

And Monique is definitely fabulous.more

The Safety Razor

It might be time to slow down, a little bit.I hurt my ankle running last week.  Something to do with repetitive stress on the tendons supporting my ankle due to the poor arch supports in my Nike's, and a manufacturing defect in my foot.  (Over-pronation, hammer toes, blah, blah, blah).  So, I adjusted my workout routine to include more stroke-drills in the pool, and yoga twice a week to try to build/rest/stretch the muscles in tendons in my lower legs....more

Eco-Conscious Alternatives to 'Not-So-Eco' Disposable Razors

Disposable razors are the ultimate throwaway. Two bi...more

Should an 8-yr-old get a bikini wax?

What happened to childhood? A new salon trend has girls before they reach puberty getting a "virgin" wax. Sounds outrageous to me. My big question is why? Evidently moms are scheduling virgin waxes for their young girls because they think getting a wax treatment at an early age will prevent future hair growth. That's news to me. I have never heard my pediatrician bring up virgin waxing as an option....more

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A friend just sent me an interesting link to a recent NYTimes ...more

Waxing, Shaving, Laser, Loose: What Do You Do About the Hair Down There?

We'll start with the problem: Hair. Sometimes ya just don't wait it in certain areas ... I've tried many different tactics to rid myself of the blasted stuff. ...more
You have had a lot of experience trying new things! Do you have a spa you go to regularly? I bet ...more

Taming the Forest: What to Do About Armpit Hair?

I can't raise my arms. You see, I have a small problem. It's a hairy situation, really, what with the forest of growth developing in the pits of darkness. I've got furry armpits. ...more
I am cracking up right now. Good for you for standing up and posting a picture of your fuzzy ...more

Hair Removal 101

I guess it is because summer is just around the corner, but lately I’ve been seeing more than a few articles about hair removal.  Estheticians don’t just help people with their skin; a big part of our job is hair removal and eyebrow shaping so anytime I see something about hair removal, particularly waxing, I take notice. First of all we can get philosophical about the issue of hair removal in general.  Do you even want to remove any of the hair on your body (that isn’t on your head and actually some people remove that too of course)?  The New York Times just...more


Be forewarned: This post possibly contains material which may be unsuitable for younger viewers. Or something like that. The other morning I was accidently listening to a morning show on the radio. ...more

I'm the one who linked the whole Brazilian thing to pedophilia, and I won't apologize for it. I ...more