I got my eyebrows waxed yesterday. It was a first for me, since I'm not a very brave person and I'm totally against pain. However, my hairdresser (I got a haircut, too) assured me it wouldn't hurt a bit. Turns out, she has absolutely no pain receptors in her face. My thought was that I would start with the eyebrows, and depending on how that went, perhaps next time I'd go for the upper lip, and eventually work up to the bikini line. Not that I wear a bikini, but you know. Just because.
Well. That won't be happening. You might not know this, but ripping hair out of your face by the roots? It hurts. Mother of god, it hurts! Yet, I stayed prone on the table, taking deep breaths, while the chipper lady did the second eye. Then, I smiled and made polite chitchat while she took the tweezers (!!!) to finish up. Yup, after tearing off chunks of my eyebrows in quick rips, she then pulled out the hair that resisted, was strongly rooted, one by one. I know I'm a wimp, but I think they should offer complimentary shots of tequila with the hair removal service.
Men don't seem to do these things. You never see guys using hot wax to rip out offending hair. They don't smear all sorts of chemical stews on their faces in hopes of erasing all signs of aging. They don't shave any more of their body than is absolutely required, and in fact they seem to think the hairier their legs, they more manly they must be. I can only imagine what would happen if men had to wax their nether regions. I suspect they would need at least a week of sick days to recover. And that's just for the poor salon employee who did the actual wax smearing/hair ripping.