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180 Seventh Ave. South, New York, NY, 10014
nr. 11th St.
hairless.smooth and happy
By lkeli on 4/27/2005
I am so happy and hairless and smooth. I did a braz. like everyone else on this board and it was fairly painless and quick. my technician was Berta. I also did my arms and underarms..all for ..ready. Only $43.oo. trust me a big savings compared to other shops. Ask for berta and you will be happy..hairless..smooth
great service..small money
By zacy on 4/26/2005
I can't believe what a cheap amazing salon this is. I wish that I would have found it years ago. I had a full leg and brazilian wax and facial. Rebecca did it all. Please ask for her and you will be completley satisfied. Do you believe I was a walkin at 10pm and they were open. How great is that? I rate this spa a 10!
Best wax I ever had!!!
By joejoe on 4/12/2005
Best brazilian and leg wax ever..I have to say, I have waxed several times at different places. After reading the recent reviews, I gave it a shot..wow smooth and fast!!! Ask for maria . Also, I had a laser treatment Done with Kristina, I chose her, because she had prior physcian experience and they used the same laser machine as my dermotologyst...And 1/2 the price..she is great ask for her If you are doing laser
run away !!!!!!!!
By leeluv on 9/17/2004
I went in for a "painless" aloevera wax. It was ridiculously painful, I thought I was going to pass out. The technician was very pleasant, but the waxing was just too painful. I broke out in hives and I still have the hives 2 months later. Do not recomend for waxing. Also had a massage, it was ok. Would not recomend
Great wax at a great price
By citygirl2004 on 6/11/2004
I've been to Randee Elaine twice, with fairly satisfactory results. The first time I went, I had a full body wax (the cheapest full body wax in the existence of body waxes - $60) My first time, the woman (I forget her name) gave me the most thorough wax possible, but butchered my brazilian. I was sore for almost a week afterwards. However, my legs had never been so smooth for so long. I just went again yesterday for the same full body wax. Berta was really nice and waxed everything I asked her to in a professional way. She did a great brazilian which hurt a lot less than the first time. However, she did miss a few of the shorter hairs on my legs, and i'm not AS smooth as i was last time. All in all, it's a good service for a good price. Your waxer's style will vary (as it does anywhere else), so ask for Berta if you have a low threshold for pain. I would call ahead for an appointment.
An Incredible Value
By QHShowoman on 5/11/2004
I've been to some of the best -- Bliss, Haven, etc. -- in search of the best brazilian wax. The aforementioned were great, but also very expensive. Despite the mixed reviews I'd read of Randee Elaine, I stopped by for a bikini wax and I was pleasantly surprised. My bill was $10.50 -- FOR A DAMN GOOD BIKINI WAX! I didn't ask for anyone special -- I just walked in and was immediately taken back for my wax. I can't wait to go back there for all my waxing and nail needs. FYI: All bikini waxing hurts to some degree and regardless of where it is done, there is always the possibility of ingrown hair, rashing, or sensitivity.
Cheap Fantastic N Gentle
By lridley9 on 4/22/2004
I went for a Brazilian bikini wax. I have paid anywhere from $65 to $40, but swore that I could get a cheaper one. That is when i heard of Randee Elaine. You don't pay for the marble floors or fancy rooms. You won't get pampered. What you get is a good wax at a cheap price, and it's done properly. Never have i had someone do it so fast in my life. I will go back to this place every time i need a wax. The prices are fantasic and it's always busy which is a good sign. If you want to save money this is the place to go!!
wax nails- laser hair removal-tanning
By supermpp on 11/17/2003
i absolutly love love love this salon..they use this aloe painfree wax, which is not irratating and it was the best wax i ever had. I did't know that they did tanning there and nails..I actually had a full day of beauty for under $40 bucks...i think the other review i read was probably not to familur with waxing..my 2 friends came with me and we had 3 seperate people and we were all sooo happy...Also, i had a laser treatment there (much to my suprise they did that to) her name was jodi and she was excellent, and they have the estelux, which is the same machine my dermotologyist office used, but half the price..one thing that you need to know..the salon is not located at 180 7th ave off 23rd, it is located at 180 7th avenue south off west 11th..that was the only disturbing part, i went to the wrong address at first.....randee elaine salon is now my cheapest and favorite salon
A good deal
By katnyc on 10/17/2003
I went here for a Brazilian wax because they only charge $15 (some places charge $60+). I was somewhat hesitant but I wanted to find out if you could get a decent wax for such a low price. You're definitely not paying for atmosphere or decor, but the place is very busy, which is always a good sign, and the people who work there were really nice. The woman who did my Brazilian, Nelly, was sweet and gentle, and she made me feel surprisingly comfortable during what is an inherently uncomfortable process. I thought she knew what she was doing and did a thorough job. For $15 (and only $25 for full legs), I will definitely be going back. Just don't expect any pampering of any kind because this is not that kind of place. Also, you will leave in pain and with a lot of redness if you go for the Brazilian, but I think it comes with the territory.
Diamond in the rough ...if you ask for the best they have.
By brynnerbabe on 8/17/2003
I was hesitant after the review here..but I looked at my wallet, trusted my gut, and went with God...to the phone lol. I spoke to the receptionist gatekeeper Wendy.I told her I'd heard good and bad things, and asked her who was her gentlest, most skilled technician- the best they had. She delivered me to Mary. Mary was great! For $30 full leg and bikini, I only sniffed inner tears of "why do we do these things to ourselves?" and my skin came out soft and silky as ever. But please remember- there's no painless bikini wax!!Remember area you're ripping hairs out of-by their roots lol. And a Brazilian?! Unless you've coated your crotch with ambesol[does that work?], you're going to HELL no matter who yanks and how much it costs!It's no consolation, I know lol.Try taking an advil or alleve beforehand.As a placebo lol. Check it out- It's right under W.14th street on 7 ave South, btwn W.11th and Perry. Ask for Mary..and go with God lol. It helps.
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