As evidenced by their smooth sarcophagus façades and hairless cats, the Egyptians were the first culture to perfect body waxing. Carry on a practice as old as the pyramids with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a full Brazilian wax—using egyptian muslin—at Rescue Skin Care & Waxing Studio (a $40 value). This Groupon is valid at the locations in Dana Point and Ladera Ranch.
Designated a "quaint little gem" by OC Metro, Rescue Skin Care & Waxing Studio surrounds owner Valerie and her squad of clinically trained aestheticians with simple, super-clean furnishings as they uproot unwanted hair with meticulous Brazilian waxes. Staff members slip their hands into sanitized gloves before applying dabs of warm, creamy wax to clients' south-of-the-belt skin. Like the most professional guests at a pancake party, the hair hunters brandish medical wooden spatulas and always refrain from double-dipping. They then apply and quickly lift muslin strips made from 100 percent egyptian cotton, evicting fibers from the entire pelvic region with front-to-back coverage. An antiseptic lotion wards against errant germs and bacteria.
Guests with tender corporal coverings may wish to reduce irritation by purchasing numbing cream or virtual-reality helmets that project tranquil prairie scenes before their treatments. Areas betwixt the hips typically stay smooth for four to six weeks.
Rescue Skin Care and Waxing Studio
When stodgy waxing technicians refused to perform Brazilian waxes on her, Valerie Iourtchenko learned to do them herself, developing a unique approach that she soon shared with dozens of friends. After attending medical school in her native Russia and starting a new life in Canada, Valerie attained her aesthetics license and began working her smoothing magic on a steadily growing client base. Since then, she's opened Rescue Skin Care and Waxing Studio in Vancouver as well as one sister location in southern California—all of which have been praised by the media for their tranquil atmospheres and effective service regimens. Though the company's claim to fame is waxing, which staffers perform with medical spatulas and 100% Egyptian cotton muslin, it also eases skin-based issues such as blemishes and freckles arranged to spell off-color jokes through more than a dozen specialized facials that harness Éminence and DCL products.