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Just about everyone strives for smooth, fuzz-free skin from the waist down (especially come summer) but shaving, waxing and other depilation methods often come at a price: Ingrown hairs. According to Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey board-certified dermatologist Naana Boakye, M.D., the root cause (no pun intended) of this common problem is the bodyâ€™s natural reaction to a foreign object. â€œWhen shaving, hair is cut on an angle, which creates a sharp tip that often penetrates into the dermis and causes inflammation.â€ To this end, Dr. Boakyeâ€™s top hair-removal recommendations are lasers and threading (sheâ€™s not a fan of waxing due to the risk of heat-induced discolo
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Sebastian Latiolais knows brows.Â The sought-after eyebrow guru and makeup artist ofÂ Brows By Sebastian open his New York City-based eyebrow and makeup studio in 2015Â with a keen eye for creating the most perfect archesÂ for every face shape.
Widely known in the industry and continuously sought-after by celebrities worldwide, he has worked on such famous faces asÂ Reese Witherspoon, Andreja Pejic, Selma BlairÂ andÂ Hilary Duff. Using a strictly tweezer-only approach to brow shaping, Sebastian has excelled as one of the top brow artists in NYC.Â
TheÂ Brows By SebastianÂ team consists of professional artists who use a holistic approach to beauty. By avoiding waxing
Nadia Yanez knows eyebrows. She even knows how to tackle tough, wiry brows that refuse to behave. As the founder and director of LablÃ³shÂ® Waxing Clinique on Manhattanâ€™s Upper East Side, she has seen all types of brows â€“ from the dreaded unibrow to pencil-thin brows and bushy and unruly ones. She has seen those that are over-tweezed and those that have never been touched by a Tweezerman and everything in between. LablÃ³shÂ® is a full-service waxing clinic, but Yanez superspecializes in eyebrow care and maintenance. As such, she has gained quite a following since first opening her doors.
She chatted with Beauty in the Bag about how often to tweeze, the latest trends
When it comes to restaurant, hotel, and travel deals, Groupon, Amazon Local, and Gilt City canâ€™t be beat. But when looking for reasonably priced spa treatments, there is nothing like National Spa Week, which takes place this fall from October 14 to October 20, 2013. For just $50, you can schedule a massage or body treatment, facial or even a BOTOX injection from leading venues such as Red Door Spa, LifeSpa, and Exhale.
Founded in 2004 with just 25 New York area spas, the semiannual event has expanded to now include hundreds of spas and wellness centers across North America. An equal number of locations participate in the April Spa Week.
Bookings are open now for treatments at