Say you have purchased a swimsuit that reveals a previously hidden area of the body and now exposes unsightly hair. Or say that you simply prefer to remove body hair for hygienic reasons. Whether you are removing body hair for esthetics or for hygiene, many women and men prefer the waxing method because it is quick and easy and it impedes the growth of hair. Here are five fine salons that provide waxing worth a try.
700 Washington Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
“It’s truly about the things we love,” says Christina Snead, of the services and products offered at Blink. Christina and her colleague, Brook Dubois, offer body waxing, eyebrow and eyelash treatment, facials, beauty products, dresses, jewelry and even men’s wear. Body waxing prices are in the affordable range of $35 to $80. You can feel comfortable about waxing or threading your eyebrows because Christina and Brook take extra care to leave a fuller brow. Blink offers other beauty services such as brow and lash tinting and perming eyelashes or applying false eyelashes. Blink’s choice of facials can hydrate, exfoliate, purify or calm your skin. Other treatments include pressure point massage, soothing eye treatments and masques.
Brending Electrolysis, Inc.
745 Grand Ave. Suite 101
St. Paul, MN 55105
Both men and women seeking professional guidance on hair removal options may wish to consult with Bev Brending. Not only does Bev have 20 years of experience in hair removal, but she is also educated and trained in waxing, electrolysis and laser hair removal. Bev has educated the public on hair removal and held offices in state and national electrology associations. Clients choosing the less expensive waxing option for removing hair report Bending’s technique to be comfortable, efficient and less painful. The atmosphere is relaxing and she keeps a clean work area.
4279 Sheridan Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Brows have never looked better when Leah Simon-Clarke, a nationally acclaimed brow specialist, applies her artistic talents. Beverly Hills-trained, Leah exudes confidence that you will leave feeling like a new person. Prices range from $20 to $40. Body wax prices range from $15 to $70 per portion of body to be waxed. Extrados provides all the other beauty services like coloring and styling your hair, eyelash tint, perm and extensions, a variety of facials and sunless tan.
321 14th Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Nothing fancy, The Refinery is simply fast and inexpensive. This Dinkytown salon caters to the younger University population in its midst by providing a value-based service. The 15-minute appointments require speedy and effective service. Customers are accustomed to leaving for their appointment early to allow time to find a parking space. The shop uses good wax, keeps a clean facility, but is certainly not fancy.
783 Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Salon Ultimo provides waxing as one of its many beauty services by owners Chris and Shannon Schultz. The salon has two studios and four estheticians. It provides waxing service for face, arms, legs and full body using Nufree wax at prices ranging from $14 to $65. Learn more about waxing on the Salon Ultimo YouTube video.
Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for Examiner.com, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at Examiner.com.