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Though you've probably spent most of your beauty energy the past several months on the hair on your head (whether you're cutting itdyeing it, or plucking it) it's now time to focus elsewhere on the body. Before you board the A train to the Rockaways or the Jitney to the Hamptons, book an appointment at one of the city's top salons for bikini waxes—no matter your down-there-hair preference, they'll be able to get you into a whole different kind of beach-ready shape.

With research assistance from Daise Bedolla and Elena Adams.

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1. Spruce & Bond

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25 Bond St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 366-6060
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The salon formerly known as Completely Bare revealed its new branding at the end of last year, but the facelift hasn't changed its dedication to making you hairless in a luxe setting. Their signature bikini wax is on the pricier side at $75, but you can lower that price by buying a bundle of sessions. Other locations include Madison Avenue and Flatiron, and there's more on the way, too. [Spruce & Bond]

2. J Sisters

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41 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 750-2485
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Since the founders of this salons—whose names all begin with the letter J—are from Brazil, you'd figure they'd know a thing or two about swimsuit season-related hair removal. Only commit to coming here if you're looking to take it all off, since they don't go just around the edges. The Brazilian bikini wax is $75. [Photo]

3. Strip: Ministry of Waxing

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56 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 431-1121
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The Singapore-based chain claims to be the first salon to swear off double-dipping (where the same applicator is used to apply wax more than once), ushering in a new standard of cleanliness for a very sensitive area. They also use their own in-house formulas, including the Strip Ice Cream soothing balm, that get you in and out the door with as little pain as possible in under 15 minutes. Prices start at $40 for the bikini line and go up to $75 for the whole shebang. [Photo]

4. Haven Spa

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150 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 343-3515
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Though the address and the salon's tranquility may lead you to think otherwise, Haven is actually a pretty affordable option, starting at just $25 for a bikini wax and $45 for a Brazilian. They recommend coming in before your first session to test their waxes—a stripless hard version, the Vitamin E-infused Gourmet, and the Honey Wax—before applying it to your most sensitive area. Pricing is similar at Eve Salon, its sister location in Greenwich Village (service prices vary depending on the wax you use). [Photo]

5. Shobha Financial District

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65 Broadway Ste 406
New York, NY 10006
(212) 425-4900
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Founder Shobha Tummala created one of the city's first salons dedicated to hair removal back in 2001, and has since developed its own line of products used both in-house and available for purchase on the go. It's $48 for a bikini wax and $60 for a Brazilian (or $53 and $66, respectively, for sugaring), and this is one of their four locations within Manhattan. Check their site for bundle deals and special promotions, too. [Photo]

6. Max Wax

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167 W 74th St
New York, NY 10023
This uptown salon with a sister location on the East Side has a way with words. Aside from its fun-to-say name, it's named its bikini wax (starting at $20) the Good Two Shoes, while waxing everything off from front to back ($58) is the Full Sphinx. All of their wax options are made of natural ingredients, and if it's your first time in the salon, you can get the Goody Two Shoes for free with the purchase of another service. [Photo]

7. Lushlife Nailworks

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210 Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002
(917) 475-1558
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This Lower East Side salon only offers sugaring for its hair removal services, and the all-natural paste has the added benefits of being room-temperature (no risk of burns!) and slowing the growth of hair the more you use it. Services along the bikini line start at $35 and top out at $85 for a full Brazilian, depending on how much, um, removal, is necessary. [Photo]

8. Shen Beauty

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315 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 576-2679
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Brooklyn's all-natural beauty capital began adding in-store salon services last year, and has more recently expanded to waxing. Book a traditional bikini wax ($45) or a Brazilian ($65) next time you plan on replenishing your green-leaning makeup and skincare. [Photo]

9. Avalon Salon & Day Spa

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112 Christopher St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 337-1966
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Though it's primarily known as a hair salon, this full-service spa has its regulars raving about the waxing services here, which start at $35 for a bikini and $45 for a Brazilian. [Photo]

10. Hibba NYC

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315 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017
(212) 661-1695
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Hibba Kapil offers both threading and sugaring—read: no wax—in her two NYC salons, the first of which opened in 2010 (the other one's in Soho). Pricing here is competitive, with a bikini line cleanup going for $27.50 and a full Brazilian for $49.50. If you fall in love with their services, pick up a bulk membership option so that you'll pay less over time. [Photo]

11. Maria Bonita Salon & Spa

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12 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 431-1520
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Regularly appearing in the pages of Allure, Maria Bonita's full-service salon is a waxing destination for women in the know—and given that the namesake proprietor is from Brazil, that makes a lot of sense. Waxing along the bikini line starts at $30, and the Brazilian is $49. [Photo]

12. Freckle

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154 Nassau Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 349-1878
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Brooklynites who aren't looking to make the trek across the river (and pay higher prices) can head into this Greenpoint neighborhood salon, where a bikini wax is $20 and a Brazilian is just $35. If you're not looking to go completely hairless, try the French bikini option for $25. [Photo]

1. Spruce & Bond

25 Bond St, New York, NY 10012
The salon formerly known as Completely Bare revealed its new branding at the end of last year, but the facelift hasn't changed its dedication to making you hairless in a luxe setting. Their signature bikini wax is on the pricier side at $75, but you can lower that price by buying a bundle of sessions. Other locations include Madison Avenue and Flatiron, and there's more on the way, too. [Spruce & Bond]
25 Bond St
New York, NY 10012

2. J Sisters

41 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019
Since the founders of this salons—whose names all begin with the letter J—are from Brazil, you'd figure they'd know a thing or two about swimsuit season-related hair removal. Only commit to coming here if you're looking to take it all off, since they don't go just around the edges. The Brazilian bikini wax is $75. [Photo]
41 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

3. Strip: Ministry of Waxing

56 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012
The Singapore-based chain claims to be the first salon to swear off double-dipping (where the same applicator is used to apply wax more than once), ushering in a new standard of cleanliness for a very sensitive area. They also use their own in-house formulas, including the Strip Ice Cream soothing balm, that get you in and out the door with as little pain as possible in under 15 minutes. Prices start at $40 for the bikini line and go up to $75 for the whole shebang. [Photo]
56 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012

4. Haven Spa

150 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012
Though the address and the salon's tranquility may lead you to think otherwise, Haven is actually a pretty affordable option, starting at just $25 for a bikini wax and $45 for a Brazilian. They recommend coming in before your first session to test their waxes—a stripless hard version, the Vitamin E-infused Gourmet, and the Honey Wax—before applying it to your most sensitive area. Pricing is similar at Eve Salon, its sister location in Greenwich Village (service prices vary depending on the wax you use). [Photo]
150 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

5. Shobha Financial District

65 Broadway Ste 406, New York, NY 10006
Founder Shobha Tummala created one of the city's first salons dedicated to hair removal back in 2001, and has since developed its own line of products used both in-house and available for purchase on the go. It's $48 for a bikini wax and $60 for a Brazilian (or $53 and $66, respectively, for sugaring), and this is one of their four locations within Manhattan. Check their site for bundle deals and special promotions, too. [Photo]
65 Broadway Ste 406
New York, NY 10006

6. Max Wax

167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023
This uptown salon with a sister location on the East Side has a way with words. Aside from its fun-to-say name, it's named its bikini wax (starting at $20) the Good Two Shoes, while waxing everything off from front to back ($58) is the Full Sphinx. All of their wax options are made of natural ingredients, and if it's your first time in the salon, you can get the Goody Two Shoes for free with the purchase of another service. [Photo]
167 W 74th St
New York, NY 10023

7. Lushlife Nailworks

210 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002
This Lower East Side salon only offers sugaring for its hair removal services, and the all-natural paste has the added benefits of being room-temperature (no risk of burns!) and slowing the growth of hair the more you use it. Services along the bikini line start at $35 and top out at $85 for a full Brazilian, depending on how much, um, removal, is necessary. [Photo]
210 Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002

8. Shen Beauty

315 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Brooklyn's all-natural beauty capital began adding in-store salon services last year, and has more recently expanded to waxing. Book a traditional bikini wax ($45) or a Brazilian ($65) next time you plan on replenishing your green-leaning makeup and skincare. [Photo]
315 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

9. Avalon Salon & Day Spa

112 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014
Though it's primarily known as a hair salon, this full-service spa has its regulars raving about the waxing services here, which start at $35 for a bikini and $45 for a Brazilian. [Photo]
112 Christopher St
New York, NY 10014

10. Hibba NYC

315 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017
Hibba Kapil offers both threading and sugaring—read: no wax—in her two NYC salons, the first of which opened in 2010 (the other one's in Soho). Pricing here is competitive, with a bikini line cleanup going for $27.50 and a full Brazilian for $49.50. If you fall in love with their services, pick up a bulk membership option so that you'll pay less over time. [Photo]
315 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017

11. Maria Bonita Salon & Spa

12 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
Regularly appearing in the pages of Allure, Maria Bonita's full-service salon is a waxing destination for women in the know—and given that the namesake proprietor is from Brazil, that makes a lot of sense. Waxing along the bikini line starts at $30, and the Brazilian is $49. [Photo]
12 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

12. Freckle

154 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Brooklynites who aren't looking to make the trek across the river (and pay higher prices) can head into this Greenpoint neighborhood salon, where a bikini wax is $20 and a Brazilian is just $35. If you're not looking to go completely hairless, try the French bikini option for $25. [Photo]
154 Nassau Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222