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Wax On, Wax Off

A Brazilian bikini wax is painful enough. So don't make matters worse by paying full price -- this special discount will let you smile through your tears.


Ours is not to reason why women flock in droves to throw their legs over their shoulders and have hot wax ripped off their sun-don't-shine regions. Ours, at "S&B," is just to make sure that such tortures -- endured in the name of (prepubescent) beauty -- won't blow your entire allowance. And so we've compiled a list of salons that won't rip you off: From now through July 16, New York readers who bring in this page will pay the bare minimum to be waxed to their close-to-bare minimum.

Note: The S&B page must be taken from the print magazine; printouts of the Website will not be accepted.

Take it all off at the elegant Helena Rubenstein Beauty Gallery, where the $75 service is now just $40. Advanced Skincare Day Spa will mark its $55 hard azulene wax (no ingrowns) down to $30. For a kinder, gentler, organic wax, Dorit Baxter's is $20 (down from $45) for the entire month of July. At Ling Skin Care, the minimal-pain $55 honey wax will be just $30. Still too much to pay to be barest of them all? A few of our favorite cheapies also agreed to knock a few bucks off: At Janna Beauty Spa, $22-to-$27 waxes (pay the higher rate for the extra-sensitive wax) are temporarily $18 to $23. Elite Day Spa in midtown gets the job done quickly and well -- stop in for a lunchtime quickie if you haven't much time for the pain. Normally $22, now just $18.

Helena Rubenstein Beauty Gallery, 135 Spring St. (212-343-9963); Advanced Skincare, 532 Madison Ave., at 54th St. (212-758-8867); Dorit Baxter, 47 W. 57th St., third fl. (212-371-4542); Ling Skin Care, 12 E. 16th St. (call 212-989-8833 for other locations); Janna Beauty Spa, 28 Greenwich Ave. (212-352-8480); Elite Day Spa, 24 W. 39th St. (212-730-2100).

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