As New York City heats up, bare your skin with confidence. From waxing to laser services, these spas and salons are the best for hair removal to have you bathing suit-ready for summer in the Hamptons or staycations in the city. By Sarah Shaker.
With friendly technicians, long salon hours and an all-natural wax for sensitive skin, getting hair-free at Uni K is an almost pain free experience. Uni K uses a propriety elastic wax that stretches over the area (including large surfaces) without drying up or hardening and comes off without wax strips. We all know bikini waxes aren’t fun, but with the quick-working expert staff and affordable prices, you’ll be on the beach with confidence in no time. This waxing-only salon has eight Manhattan locations plus a location in Queens and two in Brooklyn, making it easy to book an appointment for same-day service. There’s also a great reward program – earn $2 for every service booked via their online appointment service.
Spruce & Bond believes “hair removal can be something you actually look forward to.” This salon goes above and beyond to provide a chic and comfortable place for laser hair removal and waxing of all varieties. Aside from its signature waxing services, Spruce and Bond offers a “browlab,” specializing in shaping the best arches just for you. The laser hair packages are also well known and well regarded in New York City. Spruce & Bond’s laser is a non-invasive, gentle use of light to permanently remove unwanted hair, regardless of the color, in about five sessions.
In addition to their pampering massages and facials, Guerlain Spa on the 19th floor of the Waldorf Astoria offers waxing services. Beautify with expert eye brow shaping and get ready for tan lines with the bikini (Swimsuit line), french bikini or Brazilian services. Perfect for wedding season, they’re currently offering a sunless tanning deal for a sun kissed, natural looking glow for $70.
Bliss spa offers a Bikini Ingrown Eliminator which, as their website states, uses microdermabrasion on the bikini line to help lift dead skin cells and brighten dark spots. Stray, ingrown hairs that are trapped at the surface are then (gently!) removed during this 15-minute service. Laser packages are also popular at Bliss for permanent and almost painless hair removal.
Medical aestheticians are trained at this downtown spa to work with any hair type to permanently remove strands with their laser treatments. With more of a doctor’s office feel than a luxury spa, service offerings also include vein removal, nail fungus treatment, injectables, skin care and eye lash treatments. For those looking for more than just smooth, hairless skin, TriBeCa MedSpa is NYC’s go-to spa for consultations and medical beauty treatments.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.