Though it served a valuable purpose at one point in human evolution, excess hair now only exists to make people self-conscious in front of their hairless pets. Stay as sleek as a Xolo with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a Brazilian (a $45 value) or bikini wax (a $35 value) and a brow-and-lip threading combo (a $20 value) at Hibba NYC in SoHo (up to a $65 total value).
Hibba NYC takes its clients on an upscale follicular safari with a trio of hair-removal services designed to leave skin smooth and healthy. Rather than working against nature to erect sprawling concrete checkers arenas, the hardworking staff works with nature to battle body and facial hair, using green techniques and products with minimal chemical enhancements. A facial analysis allows clients to plot a pulchritudinous plan for bushy brows, which are then sculpted with the precision plucking of cotton-based thread. Lip hair is evicted using the same threading technique, whereas bikini zones are treated to stylishly sticky wax for a slick finish that has made Brazil the most aerodynamic country on earth.
Hibba NYC founder and lead hair hunter Hibba Kapil began threading at the age of 13 in India, where hair-removal is considered an art form, second only to rhythmic winking. Obsessed with hygiene, the facility’s staff never allows a modifier to dangle or a wax applicator to touch more than one client’s skin. Bright colors and a natural motif enable the salon to lull follicles into a false sense of security, and six-days-a-week scheduling allows the most overbooked of hair-havers to primp their way to perfection.
New clients only. Must redeem with photo ID. This Groupon will be available for redemption starting September 23, 2010.
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Enlisting chemical-free products and ancient Indian techniques, Hibba NYC’s skilled staff members polish patrons’ appearances with an array of spa offerings in a calming, Ayurvedic oasis. Hair-removal services such as eyebrow threading allow aestheticians to precisely sculpt bushy brows into sweeping arches or city-skyline panoramas using fine cotton threads to pull full rows of hair out from the root. For waxing sessions, they employ a solution that contains calming chamomile to achieve smooth results for those with sensitive skin, and their sugaring hair-removal treatments use a soothing mixture of lemon and sugar to wick away unwanted hair from larger areas. Their Ayurvedic facials, such as the Divine Facelift, blend specialized combinations of fresh herbs, and full-body services, such as the Raindrop essential-oil treatment, help to boost the immune system and eradicate tension.