My wax didn't live up to the reviews...
With all the great reviews I figured it couldn't hurt to try it, and while I wasn't burnt, scarred, or traumatized, it really wasn't that great. :(
The business is out of Cyndi's house and the studio/room isn't all that bad. I have decided, though, that I prefer a more formal setting (read formal as crisp and clutter free, not doctor's office sterile). For those that are nervous about Brazilians, though, this might be a great feature for you. Cyndi will try to make you feel right at home.
Cyndi offered to explain her techniques and products and made some aftercare suggestions without making me feel guilty for not buying a new product. Again, if you're nervous, this is a great feature, but I've always just asked other waxers my questions and they are just as happy to explain it all to me.
Cyndi's wax didn't really hurt any more or less than most other waxes I've had, and I didn't notice any burns or skin lifting the next day. Unfortunately, what I did notice is that the majority of my hair wasn't actually pulled out of my skin. Most of my hair was just broken off at the surface or not removed at all. I've never had this happen before, but once the redness went down and I'd had a chance to survey the results, I noticed how much hair was left and how much looked like it had already been growing back for weeks (or shaved the day before). Blame it on fine hair or whatever you like, but I won't be making it my normal 6-8 weeks before I get another Brazilian (I haven't even made 2 weeks and I'm already trying to decide which day I have time). To Cyndi's credit, she did mention before I left that if I noticed any hair left the next day to stop back by and she'd take care of it. With the amount left and the sensitive nature of my skin, I didn't feel it was worth the trip (plus, more waxing wasn't going to remove hairs that short).
There is only one other word of warning I'd like to mention...While I COMPLETELY understand this marketing/advertisement tactic, it seems more fair to let the reader know that Cyndi does offer a discounted service to her customers that log in and give her a review. I'm not saying the reviews are falsified or anything of that nature. I would have just liked to know that the reviews may have been incentive based.