Chest Waxing Video

>> Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Words can’t describe what you’re about to see. So just turn up your volume and take it all in! (There are no naughty words, so it's safe for work.)

Here’s the direct link to the video on YouTube:

Yes, I broke out horribly, but I don't blame Ann Marie, my Esthetician. She was great, she was hygienic, and she did her job well. She gave me some cream to rub on it for a few days after the wax. I think my body just reacted bad to the whole ordeal. It wasn't Ann Marie's fault at all.

I want to send a BIG THANKS out to Anne, my 17 year old sister-in-law, who filmed all the footage of me being waxed. Thanks Anne! She also snapped a few photos:

At the salon

Hairy, and ready to be waxed

Half way there

Half way there

All done

With Ann Marie


With Anne, my personal photographer,
6 hours after getting the deed done!

And then the night before the LTF Triathlon, I shaved my legs and arms:

First pass with the clippers
(Sweet racing stripe!)

One leg clipped

Leg hair in the tub

All of my leg hair

Arm hair in the tub

Then I shaved my legs with a razor, and was all ready to go for the tri! I'll post some of the official photos from the triathlon as they come in. But for now, just scroll back up and watch the waxing video again. You know you want to.


Amytrigirl (aka Amybee) 10:09 AM, July 15, 2008  

Although you didn't look in pain, the video did make me just a little squimish -- almost as bad is trying to work on poor Nat's toe when she stubbed it at my house.

Also "impressed" at how much hair you actually have (had).

Has anyone talked to you about how itchy you'll probably be once things start growing out???

I'd blame the "mosquitoes"....

Anonymous,  10:10 AM, July 15, 2008  

You are far braver than I, sir.

Marcy 10:16 AM, July 15, 2008  

Homie, you did well very well! I'm surprised, I thought you'd be crying like a bitch :P LOL JK!

MissAllycat 10:19 AM, July 15, 2008  

Wow, you took it like a champ.

Great video editing. :)

KodaFit 10:22 AM, July 15, 2008  

Excellent!! Well worth the wait, although I must admit I was expect a little more weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth!

So I guess the big questions are:

Would you do it again?

Would you recommend it to other guys?

:) 10:23 AM, July 15, 2008  

Dude...your shit was RED! Next stop - Inflammation Station.

Way to be a man about it. So, you gonna do it again? Go for the brazilian next time...I hear it doesn't hurt at all... ;)

xt4 10:38 AM, July 15, 2008  

Dude, you are friggin' awesome. Great video.

Unknown 10:45 AM, July 15, 2008  

Oh man. You are BRAVE! That is intense.

Kevin 10:56 AM, July 15, 2008  

Better you than me!!

Tea 10:57 AM, July 15, 2008  


I love it!

TriSupporter 11:02 AM, July 15, 2008  

Love the nervous smile at the beginning. At one point you're biting your lower lip. Awesome!! Now I'll never get my husband to wax!

chia 11:06 AM, July 15, 2008  

I'm going to have to use "man-tastic" in a sentence every day for the rest of my free existence.

Tougher man than I. Oye!

E-Speed 11:41 AM, July 15, 2008  

Dude you are one crazy guy! If it wasn't for the breaking out I think it wouldn't have been that bad of an experience for ya.

duchossois 12:13 PM, July 15, 2008  

Brilliant video, Steve. I will never do that. I am at that stage in my life where hair is disappearing without any help.

sRod 1:00 PM, July 15, 2008  

Oh my God. You are too brave Steve.

C 1:28 PM, July 15, 2008  

For a minute there I thought one of your poor little nipples was going to get ripped off.

Well done on taking it like a man. :)

Bob - 1:37 PM, July 15, 2008  

ahhhh man I am so glad I am practically hairless on the chest...

u did do a great job on the video editing some funny chittt... I am thinking this will cut off a few seconds of ur runs now :-)

Runner Leana 1:53 PM, July 15, 2008  

Wow, that is a lot of leg hair....

Benson 1:54 PM, July 15, 2008  


You are hereby issued a Platinum Man Card that never ever ever ever expires and can be used to trump anything, anytime, anywhere.

My god you're sick.

I say that with affection of course.

Ian 1:55 PM, July 15, 2008  

It didn't look as bad or as painful as I thought it would, but I still wouldn't consider doing it.

TRI TO BE FUNNY 3:06 PM, July 15, 2008  

Dude-that made my butt pucker.You are friggin' awesome.

Coach Liz 3:29 PM, July 15, 2008  


I won't even let my gal wax my upper lip. The last time I did, it broke out as well. If it looks bad on your chest, think of what it would look like on your upper lip...not pretty!

Can we call you the Naked Mole Rat now????

Julia 3:41 PM, July 15, 2008  

So, was the waxing worth it?

I have my legs done regularly (as in I never shave, only wax) and I still get a breakout the first day.
But it's worth it.

runner26 3:43 PM, July 15, 2008  

looks like fun ;) hope it was worth it?

kerrie 3:59 PM, July 15, 2008  

oh my god!! that is hilarious!!! i hope you are enjoying your hairlessness :). usually the day or two after getting waxed, you'll experience some intense redness and 'break outs' but the good news is, it will fade and the more your skin gets used to being waxed, the less intense the reaction will be.

akshaye 4:47 PM, July 15, 2008  

Man.. you took it surprisingly well! Great job with the video too.. very um.. entertaining!

SM 4:49 PM, July 15, 2008  

You rock man...Great video!

Borsch 4:58 PM, July 15, 2008  

That was awesome! I wish I could have been there for some random 40 Year old Virgin lines

jen 5:02 PM, July 15, 2008  

Awesome video. You are hilarious. And pretty hairy.

Congrats on the Oly Tri, you did great!! Glad the calf cramp didn't bother you too much. I get the same thing when I make sudden movements in the water sometimes. Way to shake it off and finish strong. :)

Unknown 5:37 PM, July 15, 2008  

OMG! That was too funny! I can't believe you were smiling through the whole thing. My DD (5 yrs) peaked over my shoulder... her first question was "What is he doing?" Then she asked, "Why are you watching?" I had to wonder myself. :D

teacherwoman 5:56 PM, July 15, 2008  

WHo knew a guy could have so much hair on his body! WOW! Great video. Might have to go up and watch it again!

LMAO to Makita. haha.

RoadBunner 5:59 PM, July 15, 2008  

Hilarious! So do you think you'll do it again?

Viv 6:13 PM, July 15, 2008  

LMAO that video was the best ever! The hold up and rewind with the break out.Then she says she gave you some stuff. HAHAHAHA

What editing software do you use for your videos??

I have begging the hubby to get waxed I might show him the video but fast forward the break out scene.

Dave M 6:25 PM, July 15, 2008  

Amazing, Steve! I love the lyrics - "...I remember when I lost my mind" dab-dab-dab-RIP!!!

Mine puckered in sympathy when she RIPPED the hair out of your navel. Great video - that was the hardest I've laughed all day.

Lily on the Road 6:31 PM, July 15, 2008  

smoooooth as a babies bum now Steve!!

You were one hairy dude! LMAO..

Smithposts... 7:01 PM, July 15, 2008  

I blew past the leg and arm hair pics, way too nasty. But the waxing video, now that was a very painful sorta way.

You may want to consider lazer hair removal next time or stick with your Bic (shaver that is).

21stCenturyMom 8:12 PM, July 15, 2008  

I think one viewing was enough but thanks for the thoughtful offer! You turned really red which I think was also a bit of foreshadowing on the break out. OW.

RunBubbaRun 8:34 PM, July 15, 2008  


I think you need a MAN HUG now..

Kate 8:45 PM, July 15, 2008  

Wow. I mean... wow.

I have to say that I was more disgusted by the handful of hair you were holding from your legs than anything else. Nasty. Well, better in the tub than on your legs if you ask me.

Chad 9:08 PM, July 15, 2008  

Once again, what is wrong with shaving? That looked brutal, but you handled it like a pro.

BreeWee 9:17 PM, July 15, 2008  

ha HA HA ha ha, that is so funny BUT so gross I could choke! HILARIOUS!

Hey, I saw on my aunt Crickets blog you wrote that you were in Honduras for a mission trip... WHERE!? I was in Tegucigalpa!! (I think I spelled it wrong)...

Have fun be hair less.

Mel 10:05 PM, July 15, 2008  

OH my.....your blog is the bomb of grossness..the FIRST time I came here I believe you had snot frozen to your face:) Crakin me the heck up....You better watch that shaving or you are going to have some major plumbing problems hairy man!!! You know what is really crazy I DID WATCH THE VIDEO 2X'S WHY??????????????

KK 10:31 PM, July 15, 2008  


are you going to keep up with it? I mean, that is dedication!

RBR 12:05 AM, July 16, 2008  

I am frightened and ashamed to say I have now watched it three times.Like a moth to a bug light I can't seem to stop myself.

Awesome race report and awesome race! I have to say I found the bike photos of the photographer hilariously ironic.

Congrats again to you and your beautiful(and darn speedy!) wife!

ShirleyPerly 12:15 AM, July 16, 2008  

You looked like you were having fun! Either that or you're into SM. Once is enough for me, thank you.

Jim Smith II 12:22 AM, July 16, 2008  
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Jim Smith II 12:23 AM, July 16, 2008  

I can't believe that I just spent 4:47 watching a man get waxed...

Anonymous,  12:25 AM, July 16, 2008  

Unbelievable - you are mantastic for sure (either for doing it or for videoing it and sharing it with the world - take your pick)

I have to say tho, hubby has been wanting to shave his legs and you have inspired me to let him.... shave tho, no waxing for him I would imagine.

Anonymous,  4:40 AM, July 16, 2008  


forgot my hubby broke out as well...why is that I wonder?!

(*scratches head and mulls male chest waxing*)

Unknown 7:17 AM, July 16, 2008  

Mantastic indeed. But wow...that looked painful.

Fizzgig 11:25 AM, July 16, 2008  

I'm so proud you didn't curse poor Kelly Clarkson, who didn't do a thing to deserve being associated with waxing.

You are a great representation of your gender. Most men wouldn't have taken it so well! The question is...would you do it again?

Frayed Laces 12:44 PM, July 16, 2008  

Wow. Now that's dedication. I have my first Oly Tri this weekend---should I get my chest waxed too?

Gotta Run..... 1:07 PM, July 16, 2008  

You had me until i saw the nipples being waxed. Freak... I mean you are one hardcore dude!!!

I noticed after every rip she quickly touched that area...was that to keep you from running away before she was done? LOL!!!

triblog carol 5:05 PM, July 16, 2008  

Question: how many seconds does this shave (sorry, can't resist puns) off your race time? Is it really worth it?

Nat 10:04 PM, July 16, 2008  

I should not have watched that video. I am getting my eyebrows waxed tomorrow which I hate.

Adelyn 10:19 PM, July 16, 2008  

Wow....I'm impressed. Those last shots of the breakout are exactly why I'm too scared to ever get my legs waxed. Hopefully all those efforts will be worth it :)

Michelle 10:44 PM, July 16, 2008  

I usually get bored watching YouTube videos and start clicking through inside of 5 seconds. I could not stop watching. Riveting! Your chest looks great!! I'll have to tell my husband how lucky he is to have a relatively hairless chest.

Looking forward to pics!

Jeff 5:50 AM, July 17, 2008  

It was like watching a car wreck, man. Oooh, better you than me.

Ryan 6:08 AM, July 17, 2008  

Your video of the waxing is "car wreck" like, I just couldn't look away even though I knew it was wrong to stare. Isn't it illegal to engage in activities like that with a 17 y/o in Mn?

Anonymous,  5:29 PM, July 17, 2008  

You didn't even flinch!

Great video, and love the background music.

Mendy 8:05 PM, July 17, 2008  

Holy crap! I thought I'd see you a little squimish, but you actually looked like it didn't hurt. Great video though! Getting a lot of hits on the youtube one.

Congrats on a great finish to you and Pharmie's race!

triguyjt 8:50 PM, July 17, 2008  

I admit I have had the back done...(at the urging of the bride)..I think i had it done twice, but the ethnician (sounds like a sneeze) did not use powder on my back.... and I yelped a few times if i remember.... i also broke out like a mother.

Erin Leigh 9:04 PM, July 17, 2008  

I am with Marcy, even turned the volume down in preparation for the girl in horror movie screams.

You crack me up.

miss petite america 10:53 PM, July 17, 2008  

omg you're a hairy beast! and i had no idea waxing could make you break out. ick.

J~Mom 2:58 PM, July 18, 2008  

Geesh, you didn't even wimper!! You rock!!!

Brian 9:11 PM, July 20, 2008  

that's insane. remind me never to lose a bet and get that done. I'll just use the razor or some nair

Jade Lady 4:54 PM, July 23, 2008  

Ooh..It sure did look like it hurt! Next time, i can send u some of my anti-hair concoction!

ShesAlwaysWrite 11:21 AM, August 14, 2008  

Bummer about the breaking out - that happened to my hubby too, when he tried it.

viagra online 9:05 AM, May 25, 2010  

It didn't look as bad or as painful as I thought it would, but I still wouldn't consider doing it.

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