In one of my travel assignments in Asia as a photojournalist, I had the opportunity to make friends with a beautiful but shy teenage girl from Seoul, Korea. Her name is Sandara. I took her as a subject for one of my projects and although hesitant at first, I managed to get her to agree to be my model.
One thing I noticed from Sandara while I was taking her first few photos was an apparent abnormal bodily hair growth. It’s as if, she had never known of any hair removal product all her life! I’ve seen other Korean girls and I must say that all of them did not have that. Did she not have any access to the product? Or is she not familiar with the many adverts on hair removal products including the good no no hair removal reviews which can be easily accessed online?
Embarrassing as it is, I managed to talk to her about it and I was very surprised to find out that she grew up not knowing about the need for hair removal product. This was due to the hard life they had when they were in North Korea. Her mother failed to teach her anything about grooming or caring for her body, etc. She practically grew up knowing that life is about surviving day after day after day. Just survive and nothing else. It was only outside North Korea that she got to know a relatively better life.
And so, I painstaking explained to her about good grooming and that a lady needs to get rid of excessive hair growth in the body by using a hair removal product. For her to understand all about hair removal, I asked her to check this website – http://hair-removal-products.net/.
I introduced her to my favourite and preferred hair removal product and asked her to use that for a trial or she can choose from the many other brands available in the market. And honestly, I wasn’t sure if she would even try it. I prayed that she would and thankfully, she did. And as I expected, I was pleased with the results!
During the course of our photo shoot, I noticed yet again, something different from my model. She looked very different from the Sandara I knew a few weeks earlier. There was something in her that dramatically changed which I couldn’t point a finger to until I saw the prints of the photos I shot the day after she used the hair removal product. Her face exuded a strange aura of confidence and happiness. The product did her good!
And she couldn’t stop thanking me for pointing it out to her. She couldn’t understand why no one dared to call her attention about it. She told me later on that every time she looks in the mirror, she could no longer see the girl who grew up from a war-stricken country. It’s as if the horrors of hard life in North Korea was removed from her whole being when she got rid of the unwanted hair growth in her body. I felt truly happy for her although I never thought that a simple hair removal product I shared with a friend could impact her life that much.