I had never had my brows threaded.

My sister took me to a salon for my birthday.

She said I was going to get the works, but I didn’t know what the works were.

I found out I was going to have my eyebrows done. She had a full-body wax planned, a facial, Mani-Pedi, and anything else we could come up with. When we got there, she signed in and told them we were there for the works, and gave them her name. The woman smiled and welcomed us, then took us back to a changing room. She gave us warmed robes and handed us a glass of champagne to sip while waiting. I looked at my sister and asked what the robes were for. She told me to strip and put it on. We had special slippers for our feet. I felt very uncomfortable sitting in the salon with nothing but a robe to keep me covered. I had never had waxing done, and I was nervous thinking about a full-body wax. I could only imagine all the pain that was going to go with it. My sister guaranteed me it would be worth the pain to see how much difference the waxing was going to make. The anesthetist gave me the choice of a sugar wax or a regular hot wax treatment. She told me my eyebrows could be done with a simple method called threading. The anesthetist put me at ease with my waxing, but I still didn’t like being naked in front of a complete stranger. I tried to tell my sister I wasn’t comfortable being completely naked with my husband, but she just laughed.

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