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NYC's 5 Best Wax Salons

What's your pleasure? These waxing emporiums can offer you anything from a simple, perfectly arched eyebrow to an all-over glowing softness a baby would envy. Warmer weather is on its way and so is a sleeker, sultrier you. Here are New York's top waxing salons.
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Venelle Salon & Spa
62 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 989-9855

Hours: Sun to Thurs - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri to Sat - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Word of mouth has been bringing patrons to Venelle since 2010, when this elegant retreat for the razor-weary opened in Park Slope. The friendly, unpretentious atmosphere at this full-service spa immediately relaxes you, as does the uncompromising emphasis on holistic health, natural, high-grade ingredients and personalized service. Venelle is the perfect place for pregnant pampering, too. Those who are expecting get especially tender, loving care.

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Strip Ministry of Waxing
56 Spring St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 431-1121

Hours: Mon to Fri - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat to Sun 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

From the strictly enforced, no double-dipping policy to the individually-sealed pouches of disposable waxing equipment bestowed upon each customer, Strip lives up to its mantra of hygiene, speed and quality. The Waxperts at Strip live to give you the sleekest, nakedest, most-comfortable waxing experience of your life in no time flat. From boyzilians to brazilians, Strip boasts of having pruned more than two million patrons.

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Dyanna Body and Nail Spa
40 E. 20th St.
New York, NY 10010
(212) 995-2355

Hours: Mon to Fri - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat to Sun - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dyanna Spa offers full-spectrum beauty services with a special emphasis on hair removal. Centrally located in New York's Flatiron District and competitively priced, Dyanna is the perfect place to brown-bag it or to stop-over before hitting the R train. Efficient pampering and gentle Cirepil Hard Wax makes Dyanna a safe bet for those most sensitive of skin.

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O Spa
927 Franklin Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 877-1888

Hours: Daily - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

We don't know how they got their name either. But with locations on Long Island and in Brooklyn, we do know that O Spa has a stellar reputation for de-stressing the stressed and un-fuzzing the fuzzy with over-all spa treatments and hair removal perfection that is hygienic, professional, and pampering.

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Silk Day Spa
47 W. 13th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 255-6457

Hours: Sun to Fri - 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Very clean, professionally run Silk is a full-service spa, comfortable for both men and women. A quiet, tranquil atmosphere, plus competitive pricing make Silk a favorite among the downtown set. If you are in the market for a professional and tranquil wax, be sure to check out Silk Day Spa.

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Corey Whelan is a freelance writer in New York. Her work can be found at
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