(via The Luxury Spot)
It seems that New Yorkers are cray-cray for the va-jay-jay. First, every girl-about-town had to make her monthly Brazilian appointment (I'm still obsessed with Uni K). Then, vajazzling made its grand entrance for those special occasions with Mr. Right. But for 2011, we're getting tossed the vajacial (because your face shouldn’t get all the attention), and a variety of other, equally awkward options for preening our downstairs. The pink obsession has gotten out-of-control in NYC, from specialized waxing bars to an entire day spa dedicated to the vagina. While this isn't a trend I can entirely get behind, I'm curious about our options. There appears to be a plethora of strange (and strangely exciting) treatments that are meant to pamper your privates. I guess it’s time we gave our lady bits the attention they dearly deserve.
Bikini Sculpting: Strip Ministry of Waxing is a one-stop hair removal shop in Soho, and bikini is their business. Along with an "All Gone" option, if ladies and gents want to show their love with a heart or star, that'll fly too. The Ministry also has a whole list of post-wax care, from the sweet sounding Ice Cream Treatment, which soothes and cools, to exfoliating treatments. Hard wax strip costs $80 or $65 for first-timers. Brazilian shapes are $12.
Strip Ministry of Waxing, 56 Spring Street
Vajacial: I realize that a “Peach Smoothie” for your lady bits may sound bizarre, but the cleansing and exfoliating scrub is supposed to remove those annoying in-grown hairs in the bikini area. The follow-up acid peel is supposed to do exactly what it does on the face: clear dead skin, unblock pores and let hair grow naturally. This is a treatment that may actually have a helpful purpose! You might even want to add it to your regular beauty routine. Haven Spa charges $50 for 15 minutes.
Haven Spa, 150 Mercer Street
Vaginal Steam Baths: Apparently, this “Gyno Spa Cure” is a part of a "chai-yok" remedy used by Korean women to fight infection, regulate periods and prevent infertility. By squatting over a steaming bucket, filled with healing “Asian herbs”, a thirty-minute session is meant to "irrigate" the vaginal canal. Maybe it's holistic hokum, but I bet you’ll feel so fresh and so clean after. If you think you're in need of a cleanse, head to Juvenex Spa which charges $75 for 30 minutes, $750 for 12 sessions.
Juvenex Spa, 25 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor
Vatooing: Completely Bare may have single-handedly started the vajazzling craze, and the beauty boundary pushers now provide "vatoos." An airbrushed tattoo applied to a bare bikini wax lets you get your lovers initials or even a glow-in-the-dark doodle. The ink lasts five days and the price includes a wax, so you can “live dangerously temporarily” for $115.
Completely Bare, 25 Bond Street
What crazy “ladies only” spa treatments would you try? xo