I’m an Instagram creeper. I have zero shame.
I somehow came across this business called VAVAVOOM in Atlanta. I knew it was black owned and black run, which hasn’t held much merit to me over the last few years, as I haven’t had great experience with black businesses. I still always try to support then though, because we truly do need support!
After doing my research, I found that it’s a small business run by Kimberly Grimes, and SHE does all the waxing, the business, EVERYTHING. She started it herself, and she mans the fort solo. I dig that. Everything she uses is pink (which I love), her IG page seems fun and light (look her up, @vavavoomatl), and I had to cop and appointment.
I contacted her via the number provided on the site, and she was prompt with getting me in and set up. She works noon to midnight appointment only, which was perfect for me since I work 7a-7p and most business are closed when I get off. I set up my appointment for one of my off days in the afternoon, and we got the thing going.
I arrived at the shop, and she came out to greet me. She’s beautiful with natural hair and just a chill vibe about her. We went in, and on her chalkboard wall, she wrote “WELCOME, KIA!” And she had women-positive artwork all over the studio. Booty, nakedness, and women everywhere. Yes! Then, she offered me AND Hubs a glass of champagne. Customer service at its best! I sipped wine as we got the preliminary questionnaire done, then I stripped. She had a heated washcloth with peppermint oil ready for me just in case I wanted to freshen up before she started. I was loving this experience already.
This was my first full wax, meaning it was from front to back – except for a small triangle I was gonna have left in the front. She oiled up the area, and engaged in convo with me about life, men, and art. She kept my mind focused on other stuff so I wouldn’t be too whacked out about the pain from waxing, and even turned on my favorite Pandora station. Kimberly uses a new wax stick with each application, which is SO sanitary! The sticks and wax are both pink too! Bruh. I could sing about VavaVoom.
My vulva looked beautiful after she finished. I was left with a small triangle that was tapered perfectly. She even used tweezers to make sure it was straight!
I really love VAVAVOOM. I’ve already made a point to go every month or so as needed. Wonderful service, Kimberly is such a beautiful person, and the work done is gorgeous. I’m obsessed!
Kimberly is also launching an ingrown hair serum called Venom. Be on the lookout for its official launch on 3/21! Go to the site, pick your design, and call her to book your appointment!