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Old Jul 24th 2019, 10:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Bipat View Post
The initial post stated 'access to services typically reserved for women', the staff would expect female genitalia.
‘Typically’...does that mean exclusively now?

No...it means in most cases.
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Old Jul 24th 2019, 10:29 pm
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‘Typically’...does that mean exclusively now?

No...it means in most cases.
You are ignoring the obvious possibility that a man could just 'claim' to identify as a woman in order to access this service. The genuine 'trans' would surely understand this.
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It should be clear from a beauty salon's Menu of Services, Price List, etc., if they offer this service. IME some do, some don't. In Singapore (where I was a spoiled expat wife for a while and frequented many such establishments) the hotel spas might not but many shopping centre salons probably would. It should be their choice.
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Default Re: Ricky Gervais Called ‘Transphobe’

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You are ignoring the obvious possibility that a man could just 'claim' to identify as a woman in order to access this service. The genuine 'trans' would surely understand this.
A bloke is going to frock up just to get his bits waxed? Get real
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A bloke is going to frock up just to get his bits waxed? Get real
No need to frock up, not all ladies wear frocks.

I was going to post a photo of the person concerned but not for the squeamish.
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You're right, Boiler, I was using it as shorthand for "dressing as a woman" but in these circumstances I should have been clearer.
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One of my good friends is a beauty therapist and works atba salon that does wax males. But not below the waist. Women's bits yes, male bits no. It's clearly stated on their website and the in store menu that the only waxing services offered to males is upper body - no back sack and crack.
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Begs the question where you get such training?
At beauty schools.
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At beauty schools.
So if it is part of the training what is the problem?
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Default Re: Ricky Gervais Called ‘Transphobe’

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So if it is part of the training what is the problem?
Boiler you've hit on a supply/demand opportunity. Make the most of it, get a bit of back, sac and crack de-fluffing training and this time next year you'll be a millionaire!
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
Boiler you've hit on a supply/demand opportunity. Make the most of it, get a bit of back, sac and crack de-fluffing training and this time next year you'll be a millionaire!
Hmmm

I had not thought about that, so does it work both ways? Can a customer not require a specific gender type?
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Hmmm

I had not thought about that, so does it work both ways? Can a customer not require a specific gender type?
Don't worry about extraneous stuff (except extraneous fluff), set yourself up as a specialist and you'll make a killing!
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So if it is part of the training what is the problem?
The problem is that even beauty school has specialised training depending on what you want to do. And some salons specialise in different things. The one I go to specialises in nails and skin care. Some salons specialise in males, others female waxing. Believe it or not, (according to my friend whose job is waxing) male bits are different from females! Just like a barber cuts men's hair and a hairdresser does women's.
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Boiler you've hit on a supply/demand opportunity. Make the most of it, get a bit of back, sac and crack de-fluffing training and this time next year you'll be a millionaire!
I've even written a company slogan for you, Boiler's Baldy Bits.

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Not sure how it works in Canada but I believe in the US you have to be licensed to wax etc, begs the question how you can get a license if you have not been trained to deal with all the bits you may come across.
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