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Review - Black Peony

Black Peony
Parklane Shopping Mall
35 Selegie Road, #04-11, Singapore 188307I came across this offer on Groupon last year and it's really cheap for waxing services; considering that prices are rising for almost everything. Lol. I have heard many great reviews on Black Peony which further entice me to get the voucher! I'm glad I did ;)

A very short introduction- Black Peony, it is set up by this lovely lady: Ezen. She started her business in her own home before moving to a shop in Parklane mall.

Booking appointment with Ezen was a breeze as she replies her messages on whatsapp considerably fast; unlike most beauty salons which take so long to answer the calls and attend to coupon holders.

The place was easy to locate and the shop layout seems just like a small cosy room (didn't manage to take a picture of the place:/). I arrived at the shop 10 minutes earlier, only to know that my appointment have to be delayed because of the previous customer arriving 30 minutes late. Ezen was apologetic even though it wasn't her fault and offered drinks&magazines for me to pass my time.

Initially, I booked an appointment for full leg waxing but Ezen mixed up and thought I would be doing Brazilian. She suggested Brazilian as my legs weren't that hairy and I thought why not? I have always wanted to try it so I had my first Brazilian wax!

Black Peony uses disposable spatulas, gloves, wet tissues and cotton pads to ensure cleanliness. I have heard that some beauty salons reuse the spatulas which means double dipping into the waxing pots, ewww. Anyway, Ezen was very patient in explaining the process as to the parts that will hurt most and engages in conversation to keep me distracted from the pain.

Since it was my first time, she did a test on a small area to see my threshold of pain so do let her know if it's your first time! She then uses hard wax to remove most of the hairs before using soft wax on the rest of the parts. The pain level was 7/10, but she applies pressure and hold down the area right after pulling off the wax to decrease the pain level. The remaining stray strands were removed by tweezers, which barely hurts as compared to the waxing process.

Soon it was done and she left me on my own to clean and dress up before showing me to the door. There was no hard selling and she give me a care card about the things to avoid doing for the next 3 days and 2 cards on first trial promotion for my friends.

Overall, it was a fast and pleasant waxing experience at Black Peony! Highly recommended for first timers. I'm already looking forward to the next appointment. :p


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