Hair on parts of the body where we don’t want it is a problem that plagues both women and men. Shaving is one option, but the problem is that it just removes hair from the surface, so it grows back quickly. Many instead turn to waxing, a process where the warm wax seeps into the skin, making it possible to remove the hair by the root. The hair takes longer to grow back, and is usually thinner. If you have any pesky hair you’re desperate to remove, your best bet is to book an appointment at one of these Connecticut waxing establishments.

Body And Sole Day Spa
192 Park Road
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 233-7226

Waxing is one of the many beauty services this West Hartford spa provides. It uses a safe and refreshing organic Tea Tree and Azulene wax for removing hair from everything from lips and toes to the full face or lower body. Male customers can opt for the ABC Combo (arms, back and chest) or treat any of those areas individually. Body and Sole also offers a 15-percent discount to college students.

Artistex Salon & Spa
190 Main St.
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 222-0344

Odete DaSilva’s Artistex may not be as large as some other salons, but it still performs a large variety of services with a high degree of professionalism. That includes two dozen waxing options at reasonable prices. Those who prefer natural products should know Artistex doesn’t use the same wax that is found at many other salons. It instead removes hair with Nufree Nudesse, an antimicrobrial soy-based wax substitute.

2285 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 248-2927

This Hamden spa and boutique is understated but clean and inviting, and has a staff that will make you feel relaxed. It offers more than a dozen waxing procedures for the face, arms and lower body. Clients who have gone here for the latter have been impressed by how relatively little pain and irritation they felt. That’s because Esthetique uses a gentle process and wax that is soothing for sensitive skin.

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The Waxing Spot By Rosemery & Veri
420 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 228-5118

The owners of The Waxing Spot take health and safety concerns seriously, making sure all of its waxing specialists are licensed and its waxing sticks thoroughly sterilized. Among its waxing services are four bikini options, some of which can be combined with a half or full leg at a discount price. Other specials include a combination of facial features. The Waxing Spot also welcomes men who want their chest or back waxed, or who are just looking to get rid of excess nose or ear hair. All clients receive a 10-percent discount off their first visit.

A Perfect Glow
206 Loehr Road
Tolland, CT 06084
(860) 870-5001

Esthetician Diane Emhoff, who began working at local spas, now runs her own waxing business for women, A Perfect Glow, from her Tolland home. Emhoff, who earned a Board Certified License from the state of Massachusetts in 1997, maintains a sanitary studio and makes sure to constantly refresh her wax and equipment. She always puts her clients at ease with her quick work and friendly, conversational manner. And A Perfect Glow’s prices are low, with special discounts for students from nearby UConn.

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