I loathe going to get waxed (yeah, really, who doesn’t?). Even if it feels great afterwards, it’s just the whole process, the time, and you know…the pain. Though this salon may have just made me change my thoughts on all of the above.
I was invited to try out Uni.K.Wax in Murray Hill where I met with Tabitha. She led me back to one of the rooms (there are ten). She started explaining how unique the wax really was.
The first thing that struck me: No strips. The green wax is a special mixture of tree sap and beeswax that they make fresh at the salon itself. She starts applying it on me, and it feels warm and soft — not sticky and hot like other honey wax.
It dries after a few seconds, and Tabby removes the dried wax itself. HUGE difference than strip wax, a LOT less pain involved.
Also, another thing I noticed after, usually at other places, there are so many sticky spots that are left behind on the treated areas — but I did not deal with that at all this time. It’s just a very clean finish.
Second thing: this place is super clean. I mean, they even change wax trays between treatment areas, and you don’t find that at every waxing place.
And best part are the prices — they begin at $8 but the most expensive it gets for women is $43 (for men, it’s $53) and they also have some great packages that start at $31.
The company, which opened its first location in Miami, has locations all over in Florida and California as well.
I don’t know what else to say except that you must go.
553 Third Ave.
at 37th St.
New York, NY 10016