A few years ago one of my regular clients had her Brazilian wax treatment done at another salon during my vacation. Shortly thereafter, she suddenly fell ill. She had a fever and she had a lot of itching, redness, blisters and more around her vagina. In addition, she also suffered from vaginal discharge.
After a medical examination, she discovered that she had contracted herpes, a highly contagious disease. Since she was not yet sexually active, she soon suspected that she became infected during the wax treatment at the other salon. Because, apart from the lady who had carried out the treatment, no one else had 'touched her there'.
She told me that the lady did not wear gloves during the treatment and that she also applied the wax with the same spatula over and over again. She found the whole procedure of the treatment very different from what she was used to with me.
Unfortunately she couldn't prove her suspicion because it was her word against the waxer's. She could therefore not hold the salon liable. And she had no choice but to accept the situation and carry on with her life.