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No one likes getting Brazilian waxes. The results might be awesome, but the undertaking is painful, uncomfortable, and downright mortifying! But what if we told you it didn’t have to be like that? That’s right, there are actually places to get waxed in New York City that offer a pleasant experience.

In an effort to make bikini season less of a nightmare, we’ve done the work for you. Here’s what we found.


Uni K Wax Center

Unlike most spas, Uni K Wax prepares its own herbal wax blend (made from all organic ingredients, including pinesap, beeswax, and aloe vera) on-site for each customer. This concoction dries and binds to the skin, so paper strips be gone! Not to mention no double dipping! A Brazilian here will cost you anywhere from $27-$47, depending on how much hair you want taken off. They also press an ice-pack on your lady parts at the end, to reduce swelling and redness.


Go Green Organic Spa & Shop

Aside from their organic beeswax formula, we love how speedy they are at this green-minded spa. Go for a full Brazilian and you’ll be out of there before you even have time to say ouch!


Got super sensitive skin or wax allergies? Head over to Shobha where they use a fresh lemon juice and sugar hair removal paste (made in-house) instead of wax. It’s gentler on the skin and gets even the tiniest pelitos out!


European Wax Center

For $47 European Wax Center will leave you bare from the front, all the way to the back and they add a butt crack strip for no additional cost too! Bonus: First-timers get 50 percent off.


Bliss Spa

There’s something about Bliss Spa that has us going back for more. For starters, they pamper you with wine, tea, lemon water, and yummy snacks. We’re talking the works – gourmet cheese, crackers, olives, and chocolates! As for their famous poetic wax, we hear it’s practically painless. They use a hard wax formula (similar to Uni K Wax Center’s) but made with rose flower oil, apricot, chamomile, beeswax, and other soothing ingredients that are gentle and calming to the skin.