Transexual waxing

Jaye

New Member
#21
Speaking as a transgendered person who is currently undergoing electrolysis from one of the Salon Geek members, I have to say I have been very impressed with both the professional integrity and the social experience I have received. And it is certainly true that if you treat a customer well they will return to you for more business.

As happened with my favourite hair salon – by first approaching them with a very polite and diplomatic email – I did the same thing to find a beautician, and was made very welcome and comfortable.

Initially I just wanted eyebrow shaping, but since have had eyelash perm and tinting, nasal hair removal, and now electrolysis on my upper lip area. I've even had a quick nasal hair wax and was stunned with the results!
The THINGS we have to put ourselves through to get to where we wish to be!!!

Most recently I agreed to be a model for a training session in which my beautician was being trained to do a full "brazillian" (intimate wax) on a "male". Both the tutor (Andy) and pupil (Zoe), who are both geek members, were absolutely wonderful and are a credit to the professionalism of this community.

I certainly will be returning for further treatments :)

My good wishes to you all for the Christmas season xxx
Jaye
 

Zo Zo

Well-Known Member
#22
Speaking as a transgendered person who is currently undergoing electrolysis from one of the Salon Geek members, I have to say I have been very impressed with both the professional integrity and the social experience I have received. And it is certainly true that if you treat a customer well they will return to you for more business.

As happened with my favourite hair salon – by first approaching them with a very polite and diplomatic email – I did the same thing to find a beautician, and was made very welcome and comfortable.

Initially I just wanted eyebrow shaping, but since have had eyelash perm and tinting, nasal hair removal, and now electrolysis on my upper lip area. I've even had a quick nasal hair wax and was stunned with the results!
The THINGS we have to put ourselves through to get to where we wish to be!!!

Most recently I agreed to be a model for a training session in which my beautician was being trained to do a full "brazillian" (intimate wax) on a "male". Both the tutor (Andy) and pupil (Zoe), who are both geek members, were absolutely wonderful and are a credit to the professionalism of this community.

I certainly will be returning for further treatments :)

My good wishes to you all for the Christmas season xxx
Jaye
OMG, I'm so touched, thank you so much Jaye:hug::hug:

See you soon x
 

Axiom

Active Member
#23
Speaking as a transgendered person who is currently undergoing electrolysis from one of the Salon Geek members, I have to say I have been very impressed with both the professional integrity and the social experience I have received. And it is certainly true that if you treat a customer well they will return to you for more business.

As happened with my favourite hair salon – by first approaching them with a very polite and diplomatic email – I did the same thing to find a beautician, and was made very welcome and comfortable.

Initially I just wanted eyebrow shaping, but since have had eyelash perm and tinting, nasal hair removal, and now electrolysis on my upper lip area. I've even had a quick nasal hair wax and was stunned with the results!
The THINGS we have to put ourselves through to get to where we wish to be!!!

Most recently I agreed to be a model for a training session in which my beautician was being trained to do a full "brazillian" (intimate wax) on a "male". Both the tutor (Andy) and pupil (Zoe), who are both geek members, were absolutely wonderful and are a credit to the professionalism of this community.

I certainly will be returning for further treatments :)

My good wishes to you all for the Christmas season xxx
Jaye

It's great to hear about your positive experiences Jaye, and it was a delight to meet you recently - thank you so much for agreeing to be our model, you were a star, and your kind words are very much appreciated. Zoe truly is a fantastic therapist, you've certainly found a gem there!

Hope to see you again, have a great Christmas! :hug:

Andy x
 

Martigirl

Well-Known Member
#24
That is fantastic Jaye you were in expert hands with Andy and Zoe:hug:

I am so glad that you have found a caring beauty therapist who looks after you:hug:
 

Zo Zo

Well-Known Member
#25
Andy, thank you! :o

I think I blushed from my head to my feet :lol::lol:

You have a beautiful way with words xx
 

Ruth Mills

Well-Known Member
#26
I got my face waxed a few times at a salon in Wiltshire way back in late 1999/early 2000; I also had electrolysis there, but found that having the facial waxing done brought my skin out in spots, so dropped the waxing and stuck with the electrolysis.

The first time I had my face waxed, it hurt like hell, and was quite inflamed for a day or so afterwards.

Ruth
 

angel fingers

Well-Known Member
#27
I got my face waxed a few times at a salon in Wiltshire way back in late 1999/early 2000; I also had electrolysis there, but found that having the facial waxing done brought my skin out in spots, so dropped the waxing and stuck with the electrolysis.

The first time I had my face waxed, it hurt like hell, and was quite inflamed for a day or so afterwards.

Ruth
how have the results of the electrolysis been?
 

Ruth Mills

Well-Known Member
#28
Haven't had any done since the summer of 2000, but I think it's made quite a difference. Started out in the Wiltshire salon with a mixture of galvanic and diathermy (not blend - they left the galvanic needles in for a couple of minutes a time while zapping other hairs with diathermy) then moved to Surrey where I went with a different therapist (who specialised in treating trans clients) who started off with standard diathermy and then moved on to an Apilus machine (where you get zapped with very short pulses of diathermy but at high power) which I much preferred as it caused a lot less pain.

Am tempted to start electrolysis again soon though when I find someone who treats trans clients locally.

Ruth
 

angel fingers

Well-Known Member
#29
Haven't had any done since the summer of 2000, but I think it's made quite a difference. Started out in the Wiltshire salon with a mixture of galvanic and diathermy (not blend - they left the galvanic needles in for a couple of minutes a time while zapping other hairs with diathermy) then moved to Surrey where I went with a different therapist (who specialised in treating trans clients) who started off with standard diathermy and then moved on to an Apilus machine (where you get zapped with very short pulses of diathermy but at high power) which I much preferred as it caused a lot less pain.

Am tempted to start electrolysis again soon though when I find someone who treats trans clients locally.

Ruth
i assume it would take many treatments to remove all male facial hair, i expect it would be a very expensive process too.
[i'm just curious, i'm a nail tech though and dont really understand all the nitty gritty, just that the follicle is destroyed by the current.]
so how to you deal with the hair that prevails. hope that is not a rude question, just trying to understand the routine.:green:
 

Ruth Mills

Well-Known Member
#30
Aye, electrolysis is pretty expensive - it certainly was back in 2000 with the number of sessions that I had - I probably chucked a couple of grand or so at it back then.

Yep, I think the idea behind it is that the follicle is destroyed - by an electro chemical process in the case of galvanic electrolysis (sodium hydroxide, known as "lye" is produced at the end of the needle at the root of the follicle - that's the same stuff as in caustic soda) - and by heat in the case of diathermy (which gives a localised "RF burn" at the end of the needle due to the radio frequency current passed through it). "Blend" combines both - so you get a shorter dose of galvanic per hair, but the heat from diathermy makes it more potent.

Alas, the way I deal with the remaining hairs now is plain old Gillette, eep!

Ruth
 

Susie H

Well-Known Member
#31
Lye:eek: on your or should I say in your face:eek:
note to self bow down and thank god for that Nordic ancestor of mine who has given me fine white blond body hair:Scared:
Ruth, I think you are one brave lady to be thinking of it again:hug:
 

Ruth Mills

Well-Known Member
#32
I guess it's only trivial amounts of lye though - enough to nuke the follicle, but not enough to do too much collateral damage - I guess that's why electrolysis is such a skilled art.

At least I'm pretty fair myself - although that's a disadvantage in terms of the effectiveness of laser treatment which tends to work better on dark hairs.

As for more electrolysis - if it means being more girly at the end of it then it's a price I'm willing to pay :)

Ruth
 

Susie H

Well-Known Member
#33
I'm a bus driver by day so I can so relate to the whole 'need to be more girlie' thing.:lol:
Such a relief to be yourself:hug:
 

Ruth Mills

Well-Known Member
#34
Aye, but I have to be "boy" for the office too though alas... for the time being anyway. Eventually I want to end up working from home more, with the aim of being girly all the time... did it for 3 months at uni back in 1996 and it was great :)
 
#35
Hi,
Just wondered if anyone on here would be willing to treat me?
I have had some laser hair removal but sadly the salon closed down . I am thinking of trying ipl as the laser didnt seem to be having much effect. I am based in derbyshire. If anyone could offer me any help that would great.

Thanks
 

#36
I have waxed mens faces before. I have done them because they had problems with bumps from shaving. I don't recommend it on a super thick beard but have done it on a moderate one. Yes it bleeds, yes it hurts.

Sometimes it would make the bumps worse, and they would stay worse. Sometimes it would make it better. So I developed the method of doing a test section for about 6 months and that would give me all that data I needed as to whether or not to proceed.
 

Eni

Member
#37
Kind of off topic, but how do you deal with having to be "boy" during the day when you are all girl otherwise? My cuz has been having one hell of a time with this and I've been trying to build up the self esteem but as s/he says its like being a willing schizo, its doing the mind in. S/he just turned 30 and whilst s/he knew that they preferred men from age 12, didn't really "be" til s/he was 25. (I keep telling Chris s/hes a damn better looking woman than I am (s/he is) and I'm seriously jealous that s/he has less face hair than I do...dammit :))

Any thoughts? If you want email me offline nsutthoffatgmaildot.com. Thanx heaps!

edited to make sure we all know we are dealing with someone born male but in equipment only, hence all the "s/he" in the post.
 
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nailzoo

Well-Known Member
#38
many transexuals have quite soft/sparce hair on the face ..... it often depends on hormone therapy and how long they have been on it.

There are different levels of transgender/transexual (and these girls should know here they are in their "level"). Many should be undergoing different methods of hair removal.

I wouldn't recommend it on a cross-dresser (or part time girl), but for fulltimers undergoing hormone therapy (hell, some of em have less hair than a greek woman).

Waxers should be well versed as in what they can and can't do and should be taught this during training according to density/area etc.

I have spoken to MANY transexuals over the past 2 weeks before posting this .... and most of them have said .... If they don't "pluck", then they shouldn't be waxed.

And that was without speaking in Palari :) (gawd that makes me feels old) .

Varda the pots on the bona ome.
Varda the screech on the pitcha ome.
Varda the lallies

Perhaps it's dead .. perhaps I should ressurect it.
 
#39
...I wouldn't recommend it on a cross-dresser (or part time girl)...
Never thought of myself as a 'part-time girl' but I quite like that description.

:)
 

Ruth Mills

Well-Known Member
#40
Never thought of myself as a 'part-time girl' but I quite like that description.

:)
LOL that is a good description :)

The trans spectrum is just so hard to define though; I've had a fair bit of electrolysis in the past even though I probably won't transition any time soon (certainly not in a recession anyway lol).
 
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