Ministry of Magic: Strip’s Miraculous Waxes
Published December 1, 2010
STRIP: MINISTRY OF WAXING
I just had the most fabulous wax (yes, down there), and I’m not afraid to share it. Strip: Ministry of Waxing is the only place to get a Brazilian—that infamous bikini wax that leaves nothing to the imagination. Its Nolita location is the first of the worldwide chain to open in New York City: it opened its doors on Spring Street in July. (There are two locations in Singapore and another two in London.) While they offer the usual array of waxing services, it’s the bikini wax that has me going gaga. Let me take you through an average session: First, you are introduced to your personal global waxpert, also known as a stripella, who comes outfitted in latex gloves and a mask (very professional). Then you are beckoned to one of the 9 rooms, complete with a heated bed and your very own stress animal to squeeze in case of pain. The wax is a delicious chocolate-berry concoction that actually looks and smells appetizing, and doesn’t hurt even in the slightest.
There is no double dipping in this institution (you dirty minds! I’m talking about the waxing sticks). You’re in and out within 15 minutes—yes, much the same as the amount of time it takes to do that other thing. Upon leaving, you are given a card with bikini waxing aftercare tips. Did you know you shouldn’t take a hot bath within the first 24 hours? No tight clothing, no saunas and no working out (because dirt gets lodged into the pores—major yuck). Caring for your Brazilian is like caring for your man: handle gently…