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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.

764 Madison Ave
New York,
NY
US

LaserTouch Aesthetics' team of licensed laser technicians overhauls dulled complexions and flawed skin with a roster of laser treatments and dermal fillers. Using FDA-approved Candela, Cynosure, and Cutera lasers, they aim to reduce the appearance of acne, wrinkles, and sunspots, and strive to do the same to dimples and lines caused by cellulite. During laser treatments, skin surfaces are kept at a comfortable temperature thanks to patented cooling devices.

When they're not aiming state-of-the-art laser beams at unwanted hair or moles, staffers smooth out wrinkles caused by stress or using a porcupine as a pillow with Botox, Dysport, and Juvederm treatments. Before each appointment, laser practitioners perform test spots and assess skin and hair, so they can safely customize each treatment to their client?s specifications.

150 Spring St.
New York,
NY
US

At the full-service Davidov Hair and Spa, a team of trained stylists, nail techs, and aestheticians dole out whole-body pampering services that can easily transform a maintenance-haircut appointment into a look-refashioning day of beauty. After a session in the stylist's chair, clients' 'dos come away enhanced with expertly applied natural or vibrant color or face-flattering cuts. Relaxing manicures and pedicures add flair and polish to personal style, and waxing services smooth skin from head to hairless big toe. Aestheticians versed in nine distinct facials vivify visages of all skin types, removing impurities from pores and restoring moisture and elasticity to mature skin. To rid the body of both toxins and stress, clients may opt for one of the spa's body-wrap treatments or a Swedish massage administered by a licensed gummy fish.

659 2nd Ave.
New York,
NY
US

Tricia Perry and her supporting staff of aestheticians coax hair from bodies and return youth to faces in a serene day-spa environment. Techs hash out details and put leery minds at ease during complimentary consultations before spraying rays of laser light across epidermises during electrolysis to permanently eradicate hair. For a quicker fix, guests can take in old-fashioned body waxing, complete with Cirepil signature body wax from France.

To soothe skin after de-hirsuting, clients can opt for detoxifying body wraps with either sea-salt or sugar scrubs, which exfoliate dead skin while moisturizing, for treatments as effective but more comfortable than running through a fire hose in a sandpaper bathing suit. Ayromist's aestheticians also fluff lagging lashes with semipermanent extensions.

303 5th Ave
New York,
NY
US

Perfect Brows NYC doesn’t just remove hair above the eyes; the studio removes it from all over the body using three different methods. Its threading services uproot follicles on the face with a twisted cotton thread. And during waxing services, a thin layer of molten wax covers fuzzy areas and adheres to hairs before pulling them from the root. The third method used, called sugaring, is an organic alternative that removes hair with a natural paste made from sugar, lemon juice, guar gum, and water. This method is proven to provide less breakage and ingrown hairs and to leave clients with skin as smooth as a newborn dolphin. Each method provides a blank canvas for the studio’s other services, which include henna work and facials.

1230 Saint Nicholas Ave
New York,
NY
US

Skintology Skin and Laser Center’s experienced specialists help faces and bodies shrug off worn-out looks to reveal their fresher selves. Their lasers strip away unwanted hair, wayward veins, and signs of aging such as photodamage and memoirs written in wrinkles. Different types of liposuction suit a variety of lifestyles, while facial implants and injectables re-sculpt careworn mugs. Specialists are also adept at less intensive spa treatments, unclogging craniums with gentle ear candling sessions. Clients continue the pampering experience at home with the help of products that include Skintology's own proprietary line.

181 7th Ave
New York,
NY
US