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Getting a bikini wax can be a little scary, but picking the salon shouldn't be. Now that we're all older and wiser, we've learned that you shouldn't ever have this intimate procedure done in the back room of a nail salon.

After the jump, we've rounded up eight salons that offer clean, professional hair removal of your nether regions, from basic bikini line shape-ups to full-on Brazilians. Did we leave off your favorite? Leave it in the comments below.—Reporting by Cady Lang


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1. Kimara Ahnert

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1113 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Here at this Upper East Side spa, a basic brazilian bikini wax starts at $75, making it one of the pricier waxes in Manhattan. But it's well worth your money to be treated by one of their skilled, professional aestheticians. [Photo]

2. Maxwax

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187 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
Maxwax believes that "waxing is too personal (and too painful!) an endeavor to subject you to an inexperienced waxing technician," so you'll always get an expertly trained technician. If you can't make it to the UES, they also have a location on the Upper West. [Photo]

3. Uni K Wax Center

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553 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 481-2777
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Uni K Wax is perfect for those looking to take it all off while keeping the procedure all natural, as they use their own special herbal blend wax. Prices for a full bikini go up to $47, and Brazilians go up to $45. [Photo]

4. Completely Bare Spa

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103 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 366-6060
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Completely Bare largely deals in laser hair removal, but they also include a "no hair left behind" bikini wax treatment. The flagship is located on Fifth Avenue, and there are also outposts on Bond Street and Madison Avenue. [Photo]

5. Eve Salon

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55 West 8th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 807-8054
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This West Village spa, a veteran of the neighborhood for almost 25 years, offers quick and painless waxing at one of the most reasonable prices in the city. Bikinis start at $24, and the "Gourmet" option (a "formula with essential oils") is $53. [Photo]

6. Haven Spa

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150 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 343-3515
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This Soho spa doesn't just cater to your waxing needs—they offer post-waxing services as well. Look no further than the "Peach Smoothie," a "vagacial" that eliminates ingrown hairs and clears pores after a waxing. [Photo]

7. Bliss Spa

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568 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(877) 862-5477
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Bliss offers a handful of waxing options (including a Betweeny, which removes most but not all of the hair), at reasonable prices. There's also a Bikini Ingrown Eliminator treatment available for $70, which removes any stray ingrown hairs trapped at the surface. Bonus: TONY awards them with the title of most painless wax. [Photo]

8. Strip: Ministry of Waxing

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56 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
Strip: Ministry of Waxing started in Singapore, but has since brought its super hygienic and speedy services to Manhattan. (They were the first salon to introduce the No Double-Dipping policy for waxing.) See the full menu here, and to check out some of the post-wax care products available for purchase. [Photo]

1. Kimara Ahnert

1113 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Here at this Upper East Side spa, a basic brazilian bikini wax starts at $75, making it one of the pricier waxes in Manhattan. But it's well worth your money to be treated by one of their skilled, professional aestheticians. [Photo]
1113 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10028

2. Maxwax

187 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075
Maxwax believes that "waxing is too personal (and too painful!) an endeavor to subject you to an inexperienced waxing technician," so you'll always get an expertly trained technician. If you can't make it to the UES, they also have a location on the Upper West. [Photo]
187 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

3. Uni K Wax Center

553 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Uni K Wax is perfect for those looking to take it all off while keeping the procedure all natural, as they use their own special herbal blend wax. Prices for a full bikini go up to $47, and Brazilians go up to $45. [Photo]
553 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10016

4. Completely Bare Spa

103 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Completely Bare largely deals in laser hair removal, but they also include a "no hair left behind" bikini wax treatment. The flagship is located on Fifth Avenue, and there are also outposts on Bond Street and Madison Avenue. [Photo]
103 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003

5. Eve Salon

55 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011
This West Village spa, a veteran of the neighborhood for almost 25 years, offers quick and painless waxing at one of the most reasonable prices in the city. Bikinis start at $24, and the "Gourmet" option (a "formula with essential oils") is $53. [Photo]
55 West 8th Street
New York, NY 10011

6. Haven Spa

150 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012
This Soho spa doesn't just cater to your waxing needs—they offer post-waxing services as well. Look no further than the "Peach Smoothie," a "vagacial" that eliminates ingrown hairs and clears pores after a waxing. [Photo]
150 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012

7. Bliss Spa

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Bliss offers a handful of waxing options (including a Betweeny, which removes most but not all of the hair), at reasonable prices. There's also a Bikini Ingrown Eliminator treatment available for $70, which removes any stray ingrown hairs trapped at the surface. Bonus: TONY awards them with the title of most painless wax. [Photo]
568 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

8. Strip: Ministry of Waxing

56 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012
Strip: Ministry of Waxing started in Singapore, but has since brought its super hygienic and speedy services to Manhattan. (They were the first salon to introduce the No Double-Dipping policy for waxing.) See the full menu here, and to check out some of the post-wax care products available for purchase. [Photo]
56 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012