Modern beauty standards were established by ancient sun worshippers, who strove to emulate its golden color and natural hairlessness. Achieve solar smoothness with today's Groupon to Completely Bare. This deal is valid at the Madison Avenue, Fifth Avenue, and Bond Street locations in New York City, as well as the Chase Road location in Scarsdale. Choose between the following options:
- For $179, you get six laser hair-removal sessions on a small area (up to a $1,320 value).
- For $279, you get six laser hair-removal sessions on a medium area (up to a $2,550 value).
- For $379, you get six laser hair-removal sessions on a large area (up to a $3,150 value).
Founder Cindy Barshop of The Real Housewives of New York City helms a hair-removal spa that bids adieu to unwanted follicular guests with blasts from a Candela GentleYAG laser. During each 20- to 40-minute treatment, a highly trained tech targets each hair without damaging skin, swiftly decommissioning the roots and tiny rivets that hold hair in place. Clients may experience a slight pinching sensation as the tech triggers each pulse of laser light, which also contributes to short-term increases in the urge to chase laser pointers. The center recommends an average of six sessions to cast long-term silkiness over full arms (women's, $525/treatment), underarms ($245/treatment), or a choice of other areas. Clients should not take photosensitive drugs before or after treatments, and treatment areas should be kept out of the sun for at least 14 days prior to each session.
Cindy Barshop may have a familiar face. She gained reality-TV fame as a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, but she found success much earlier when the Madison Avenue spa she founded more than 10 years ago grew into a hair-removal brand known throughout the country. Completely Bare’s waxing specialists dab bikini lines with the shop’s proprietary blend of ouch-less wax, which adheres to hair instead of skin to avoid the painful pull that often accompanies a waxing session. The blend is hypoallergenic and does not cause acne, which makes it ideal for depilating sensitive skin and touchy bodily zones. Routine waxing sessions add extra sparkle with the salon’s vajazzling service, which bedecks newly hair-free spots with up to 70 Swarovski crystals arranged into such shapes as hearts, stars, peace signs, and MPAA ratings. The spa specialists also migrate beyond the below-the-belt area to polish the rest of the body with facials, laser hair removal, spray tanning, and teeth whitening.