For a hair-removal appointment, let your yeti flag fly. "Don't trim first—if you go too short, the aesthetician may not be able to remove the hair or it could cause ingrowns," says Barshop. She insists that no reputable expert will laugh at your bush, no matter how untamed. "They're used to it; it's what they expect."
For a pedicure, a courtesy leg shave is always appreciated, never obligatory. "It doesn't affect the quality of your pedicure in any way," says Nadine Ferber, co-owner of Tenoverten nail salons. (Just be sure to wax or shave at least 24 hours before your appointment, since tiny abrasions in the skin can let in fungus and bacteria.)