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Knock, Knock: Door-to-Door Hot Waxing?

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If you're hirsute in Hong Kong, you may well be perfectly situated. According to my friend Carla, who lived there for a stretch, inexpensive pedicures can be a feat to find. But if it's hair removal you're after, at-home waxing finds you. And rather than come in a boxed kit, it comes in the form of standing appointments with women who go door-to-door, carrying with them a bucket of wax, fresh fabric strips and plastic-wrapped spatulas. They're in, it's off and they're out, for about $5 a visit.

That's some kind of brilliant rip-off.

Among other clever things, Carla is an incredible writer. Read her wonderful posts about her life, family and experiences here.