We’ve talked about this before but it bears repeating: there’s a mathematical formula that comes in handy when grooming for the weather:
Temperature increase = less clothing
Less clothing + rising temperatures = more skin exposed
More skin exposed + spring hormone shifts = chances of getting lucky are > wintertime action
All that being said, I recently experienced what many women in Manhattan consider to be basic maintenance and now I understand what all the hoopla is about. Bring your grooming situation down to Cindy Barshop’s legendary Completely Bare Spa and get your wax on.
After being whisked past an impossibly elegant greeting area, you’ll be asked to hop into an immaculate treatment room where a cheery waxer (take that seriously – NO ONE wants an upset person wielding hot wax in that direction) will instruct you to strip from the waist down. Once prone, they get to work with their signature wax that bonds ONLY to the hair. It’s a hard wax (that smells like grape bubble gum, go figure) that hardens around the hair and with one quick, painless pull, it’s done.
Let’s be clear about the painless part: I actually decided to brave their testimonial by not taking any pain reliever prior to the wax. The claims are completely true: minimal discomfort all the way around and absolutely none afterward. You’re covered in baby powder to enable the wax to dry during the process and after an application of soothing oil, you’re on your way to plot fabulous new lingerie and bathing suit options in under 15 minutes. It’s just that simple.
Completely Bare offers a multitude of services besides basic bikini and Brazilian waxing, including laser hair removal, “vajazzling” (the application of crystals on a wax), a sculpted tan with pink diamond spray (which is what I’m dying to try next), men’s grooming services (a.k.a “manscaping”) and facials. They have three locations here in Manhattan, listed below.
The sun is shining and the possibilities are endless. Let’s take care of that situation so you’re ready for action. Whether you’re looking for Mr/Ms Right or Mr/Ms Right Now, get your entire look ready for the season starting with a phone call to Completely Bare.
Completely Bare Spas
764 Madison Avenue 3rd Floor
(b/w 65th St. & 66th St.)
New York, NY 10021
103 5th Avenue, 4th Floor
(b/w 17th St. & 18th St.)
New York, NY 10003
25 Bond St
(b/w Lafayette & Bowery)
New York, NY 10012
For reservations, please call 212.366.6060