maxwax

★★★★★
All-waxing salon offers a la carte full-body hair removal for men and women using pain-reducing green and hard waxes.
  • 167 West 74th Street

    New York, NY 10023

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  • 212-580-8040

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Mon-Wed 10am-7pm Thu-Fri 10am-8pm Sat 10am-7pm Sun 11am-7pm
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I usually pay $30 or less for Brazilian waxes, but decided to spend the extra money and try Max Wax since I heard it was great. Not only was the technician the most unfriendly person I have ever encountered, but my wax did not last more

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I usually pay $30 or less for Brazilian waxes, but decided to spend the extra money and try Max Wax since I heard it was great. Not only was the technician the most unfriendly person I have ever encountered, but my wax did not last more

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The most unbelievably rough "technician" I have ever experienced. And I just got home, checked the area, and I'm completely covered in red blotches. The "technician" was brutally rough, and for some unknown reason in a race to get the job

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★★★★★

The most unbelievably rough "technician" I have ever experienced. And I just got home, checked the area, and I'm completely covered in red blotches. The "technician" was brutally rough, and for some unknown reason in a race to get the job

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I have been to max wax quite a few times, and I had a pleasant experience each time i went. The place is very clean, and they provide good and fast service. Would definitely would recommend to a friend.

3
★★★★★

I have been to max wax quite a few times, and I had a pleasant experience each time i went. The place is very clean, and they provide good and fast service. Would definitely would recommend to a friend.

Pros: very clean, fast service.

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i've always found the technicians here pretty good: experienced, polite, and fast. it's not a terrible place to go in an emergency. but the owner is really awful. she has policies that make the experience unpleasant. first, the waxer

3
★★★★★

i've always found the technicians here pretty good: experienced, polite, and fast. it's not a terrible place to go in an emergency. but the owner is really awful. she has policies that make the experience unpleasant. first, the waxer

Pros: experienced technicians, fast

Cons: little privacy, terrible customer service

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I had been going to Max Wax for Brazilian bikini waxes for years, thinking that this was as good as it could be. However, I just had my first bikini wax at Bliss Spa, and I can't believe I was suffering unnecessarily for so long. There

3
★★★★★

I had been going to Max Wax for Brazilian bikini waxes for years, thinking that this was as good as it could be. However, I just had my first bikini wax at Bliss Spa, and I can't believe I was suffering unnecessarily for so long. There

Pros: convenient, quick

Cons: sloppy, more painful than necessary

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If I could give this place no stars I would. I wish I could post a sign on every street in the tri-state area it would read "Maxwax: Beware Your Hair Won't Survive and Neither Will You!" It is unbelievable that a place like this could get

3
★★★★★

If I could give this place no stars I would. I wish I could post a sign on every street in the tri-state area it would read "Maxwax: Beware Your Hair Won't Survive and Neither Will You!" It is unbelievable that a place like this could get

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BEFORE MAXMAXT I BEEN HERE AND THERE FOR YEARS AND KEPT ON SWITCHING FROM ONE SALON TO ANOTHER BUT NO ONE SATISFIED ME LIKE THE MAXWAX DO\r
THEIRS SERVICES REMARKABLE, PRICESES VERY MUCH REASONABLE, ENVIRNOMENT COMPLETELY COMFORTABLE,

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★★★★★

BEFORE MAXMAXT I BEEN HERE AND THERE FOR YEARS AND KEPT ON SWITCHING FROM ONE SALON TO ANOTHER BUT NO ONE SATISFIED ME LIKE THE MAXWAX DO\r
THEIRS SERVICES REMARKABLE, PRICESES VERY MUCH REASONABLE, ENVIRNOMENT COMPLETELY COMFORTABLE,

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i wish i had read these reviews before i went to max wax. the owner is surly and it passes down to the staff. everything in the bikini wax is an add-on so you end up feeling like you have been totally taken for a ride, and leave paying

3
★★★★★

i wish i had read these reviews before i went to max wax. the owner is surly and it passes down to the staff. everything in the bikini wax is an add-on so you end up feeling like you have been totally taken for a ride, and leave paying

Pros: not really any

Cons: overcharging, surly owner and staff, not high quality work or location

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I like how they only do waxing and it is an easy, unfussy place. I think the prices and choices are good and the staff seem pretty nice. What I don't like is the lack of comfort. Getting a wax is not a pleasure so some little thought to

3
★★★★★

I like how they only do waxing and it is an easy, unfussy place. I think the prices and choices are good and the staff seem pretty nice. What I don't like is the lack of comfort. Getting a wax is not a pleasure so some little thought to

Pros: easy, no fuss

Cons: lack of comfort

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The people are nice and both times I have gone, I have had to go to another salon to get the job fixed. This place charges a lot of money to get the job half done!

3
★★★★★

The people are nice and both times I have gone, I have had to go to another salon to get the job fixed. This place charges a lot of money to get the job half done!

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I'm normally not a big review person, but this business is definitely worth mentioning. I've visited Max Wax a few times and each time I've left pleased with the results. I've known the owner, Eileen, for going on two years now and I've

3
★★★★★

I'm normally not a big review person, but this business is definitely worth mentioning. I've visited Max Wax a few times and each time I've left pleased with the results. I've known the owner, Eileen, for going on two years now and I've

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Be aware of the ridiculous cancellation policy which charges you for 1/2 of the service you were sceduled to receive if you give less than 12 hours notice. No wonder they insist on keeping a credit card on record even if you pay cash.

3
★★★★★

Be aware of the ridiculous cancellation policy which charges you for 1/2 of the service you were sceduled to receive if you give less than 12 hours notice. No wonder they insist on keeping a credit card on record even if you pay cash.

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I went to Maxwax for a bikini wax and the entire experience was great! I am usually a big baby about getting my bikini waxed. When I called to make an appointment, the receptionist was very helpful and recommended Heena. I went in and

3
★★★★★

I went to Maxwax for a bikini wax and the entire experience was great! I am usually a big baby about getting my bikini waxed. When I called to make an appointment, the receptionist was very helpful and recommended Heena. I went in and

Pros: Best Bikini Wax

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I have been waxing my legs for over 20 years and I am only 36 !! I am a germophobic and extremely particular when it comes to the hygiene of waxing places. I have been going to Bliss for 10 years ( only because they are so clean) to the

3
★★★★★

I have been waxing my legs for over 20 years and I am only 36 !! I am a germophobic and extremely particular when it comes to the hygiene of waxing places. I have been going to Bliss for 10 years ( only because they are so clean) to the

Pros: Perfect Everything

Cons: No Cons

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I always receive the best customer service at maxwax, and it is all due to Marina. If you are making an appointment there, she is the one to book it with. She treats her clients with respect and care, and makes everything as painless as

3
★★★★★

I always receive the best customer service at maxwax, and it is all due to Marina. If you are making an appointment there, she is the one to book it with. She treats her clients with respect and care, and makes everything as painless as

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I hate waxing but now it's summer and and something I have to take care of. I got a regular bikini wax at this place. It was the least painful wax I've ever had. I don't know what they put in the wax and I don't care. I just know that

3
★★★★★

I hate waxing but now it's summer and and something I have to take care of. I got a regular bikini wax at this place. It was the least painful wax I've ever had. I don't know what they put in the wax and I don't care. I just know that

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I went in last night for a sphinx wax, I can't believe once I got home how awful it came out. There is hair where it shouldn't be and I'm severely disappointed and embarrassed. What a rip off! I live in Brooklyn and came to max wax as a

3
★★★★★

I went in last night for a sphinx wax, I can't believe once I got home how awful it came out. There is hair where it shouldn't be and I'm severely disappointed and embarrassed. What a rip off! I live in Brooklyn and came to max wax as a

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I've been waxed all over the world and this was bar none the worst place I've ever been. Rude and rough describes it all. The manager is quite possibly the most unpleasant business owner I've ever encountered. I can't get over a place

3
★★★★★

I've been waxed all over the world and this was bar none the worst place I've ever been. Rude and rough describes it all. The manager is quite possibly the most unpleasant business owner I've ever encountered. I can't get over a place

Pros: zip

Cons: all

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This place is fast and easy. My son goes to school across the street and I pop in for a quick brow wax when I need it. I never have to wait, I don't request a specific waxer and the experience is always pleasant.

3
★★★★★

This place is fast and easy. My son goes to school across the street and I pop in for a quick brow wax when I need it. I never have to wait, I don't request a specific waxer and the experience is always pleasant.

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I am from South America -- a place that KNOWS how to wax. It was not so easy to find a place to wax in New York. A fellow Latina told me about Max Wax. She told me that it is the closest thing to how we wax at home. She was correct.

3
★★★★★

I am from South America -- a place that KNOWS how to wax. It was not so easy to find a place to wax in New York. A fellow Latina told me about Max Wax. She told me that it is the closest thing to how we wax at home. She was correct.

Pros: Perfect

Cons: Nothing Bad

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This place is like the fast food of waxing. Except waxing is a delicate process, so the analogy really doesn't work. Oh well. All I can tell you is this place is bad. It's very uncomfortable, there is no place to wait (which you have to do

3
★★★★★

This place is like the fast food of waxing. Except waxing is a delicate process, so the analogy really doesn't work. Oh well. All I can tell you is this place is bad. It's very uncomfortable, there is no place to wait (which you have to do

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I have been seeing Heena for a long time. I was suffering while she was away and got desperate to get my brows done. The manager suggested Nora -- said she is a brow wiz-kid. She was so, so good. It's not like I'm dumping Heena or

3
★★★★★

I have been seeing Heena for a long time. I was suffering while she was away and got desperate to get my brows done. The manager suggested Nora -- said she is a brow wiz-kid. She was so, so good. It's not like I'm dumping Heena or

Pros: Skilled Team, Clean, Clean, Clean.

Cons: I wish there was one closer to my house!

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I can only speak for my own experience here--it wasn't good. It's reasonably priced, so there's that, but I agree with everyone who has said the owner is her own worst enemy. She's rude and contemptuous, plain and simple. And the waxing is

3
★★★★★

I can only speak for my own experience here--it wasn't good. It's reasonably priced, so there's that, but I agree with everyone who has said the owner is her own worst enemy. She's rude and contemptuous, plain and simple. And the waxing is

Pros: decently priced

Cons: attitude attitude attitude

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I?m with the person who wrote the ?Real Deal? review ? it looks like my favorite place to get waxed has a nut-job stalker who doesn?t have anything better to do with her time than write negative reviews which are so clearly a repeat of one

3
★★★★★

I?m with the person who wrote the ?Real Deal? review ? it looks like my favorite place to get waxed has a nut-job stalker who doesn?t have anything better to do with her time than write negative reviews which are so clearly a repeat of one

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I was having a major brow issue -- I had gotten them done at a spa when I was on vacation (dumb idea) and needed immediate help when I returned home. Heena got my brows back on track and after a few sessions with her my brows are better

3
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I was having a major brow issue -- I had gotten them done at a spa when I was on vacation (dumb idea) and needed immediate help when I returned home. Heena got my brows back on track and after a few sessions with her my brows are better

Pros: Nice People, Great Prices, No Hassles

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You couldn't pay a million dollars to go back to this wretched place. Rude owner, bad waxing, packed in like sardines, terrible lighting, awful in every way. The area this place is in is surrounded by far far better places to get

3
★★★★★

You couldn't pay a million dollars to go back to this wretched place. Rude owner, bad waxing, packed in like sardines, terrible lighting, awful in every way. The area this place is in is surrounded by far far better places to get

Cons: everything

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What?s up with the person who keeps submitting the same review on this site claiming that her eyebrows were burned and that management was mean to her? I?ve been a Maxwax customer since the place opened and have always been satisfied. I

3
★★★★★

What?s up with the person who keeps submitting the same review on this site claiming that her eyebrows were burned and that management was mean to her? I?ve been a Maxwax customer since the place opened and have always been satisfied. I

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She's small, but she's mighty. She gave me the best wax of my life. She was away for a month, but is now back -- right in time for summer!

3
★★★★★

She's small, but she's mighty. She gave me the best wax of my life. She was away for a month, but is now back -- right in time for summer!

Pros: Nice people, Quick service

Cons: It sometimes get crowded at the front

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It always amazes me when people take a great idea and by sheer force of horrible management ruin what could be a goldmine. Such is the case with Maxwax--a salon all about waxing: great! Unfortunately it's run by someone who clearly doesn't

3
★★★★★

It always amazes me when people take a great idea and by sheer force of horrible management ruin what could be a goldmine. Such is the case with Maxwax--a salon all about waxing: great! Unfortunately it's run by someone who clearly doesn't

Pros: not blinded

Cons: burned, abusive manager, too small

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I've been getting waxed for years...same place, same person -- nothing great, but no problem. Having recently moved my old stand-by became geographically undesirable. One of my friends on the UWS suggested Maxwax. What a pleasant

3
★★★★★

I've been getting waxed for years...same place, same person -- nothing great, but no problem. Having recently moved my old stand-by became geographically undesirable. One of my friends on the UWS suggested Maxwax. What a pleasant

Pros: Quck, Clean and Friendly

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I don't know how they do it...but it never hurts when I go to maxwax. I've been waxing for a long time and have been to maxwax three or four times for a "thorough" bikini wax (if you get my drift). It's always a great experience. The

3
★★★★★

I don't know how they do it...but it never hurts when I go to maxwax. I've been waxing for a long time and have been to maxwax three or four times for a "thorough" bikini wax (if you get my drift). It's always a great experience. The

Pros: High quality wax, skilled technicians, clean

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This is the worst waxing in the city. I have been to places all over and never was I treated wth such callousness or rudeness. The owner has a serious anger management problem. The waxing is careless and the attendant ignored my requests.

3
★★★★★

This is the worst waxing in the city. I have been to places all over and never was I treated wth such callousness or rudeness. The owner has a serious anger management problem. The waxing is careless and the attendant ignored my requests.

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This place knows how to wax. You can choose from a list of more styles of waxing than I knew existed. It is small and not as luxurious as other spas such as feline in the area but it is very clean and the prices are better than most.

3
★★★★★

This place knows how to wax. You can choose from a list of more styles of waxing than I knew existed. It is small and not as luxurious as other spas such as feline in the area but it is very clean and the prices are better than most.

Pros: experienced staff, clean, well priced

Cons: a bit small and cramped

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How can you not love this place?!! I go to maxwax everytime I'm in New York City. The staff are lovely and make you feel completely comfortable. The owner greets me personally and remembers me as her "client from Bermuda". Even if I

3
★★★★★

How can you not love this place?!! I go to maxwax everytime I'm in New York City. The staff are lovely and make you feel completely comfortable. The owner greets me personally and remembers me as her "client from Bermuda". Even if I

Pros: Great end product, amiable staff, completely affordable

Cons: I wish I lived in the city!

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My book club buddies have been saying MaxWax is THE place to get a wax for awhile now. I finally gave it a try and was very happy with the results. I only had my underarms waxed -- it hurt (it always does), but my waxing lady was quite

3
★★★★★

My book club buddies have been saying MaxWax is THE place to get a wax for awhile now. I finally gave it a try and was very happy with the results. I only had my underarms waxed -- it hurt (it always does), but my waxing lady was quite

Pros: Quick Service, Good Price, Clean Rooms

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The hair on my legs was too short the first time I went to Maxwax. Instead of waxing me anyway and taking my money, they suggested that I wait a week or so for better results. I went back and had a great experience. I find this place to

3
★★★★★

The hair on my legs was too short the first time I went to Maxwax. Instead of waxing me anyway and taking my money, they suggested that I wait a week or so for better results. I went back and had a great experience. I find this place to

Pros: Informed Staff, Clean (they wear gloves!)

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I assumed that a place that specializes in waxing would be better than the average nail salon, especially because they charge double the prices. Unfortunately for me, I was incorrect. The waxing was nothing special. I had a bikini wax,

3
★★★★★

I assumed that a place that specializes in waxing would be better than the average nail salon, especially because they charge double the prices. Unfortunately for me, I was incorrect. The waxing was nothing special. I had a bikini wax,

Pros: Quick

Cons: Too expensive, and horrible customer service.

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Chop shop is right on the money. If you care about being treated respectfully and having your waxing experience being something less than miserable, choose another place. Max wax might be okay as a last resort, but there are so many places

3
★★★★★

Chop shop is right on the money. If you care about being treated respectfully and having your waxing experience being something less than miserable, choose another place. Max wax might be okay as a last resort, but there are so many places

Pros: reasonable prices

Cons: mean people, too small, too rough

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Service was excellent, most importantly I was in and out in ten minutes. Very pleased with maxwax!

3
★★★★★

Service was excellent, most importantly I was in and out in ten minutes. Very pleased with maxwax!

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I must tell you I never had so bad an experience with waxing as I did at this place. I visit New York once a year and always try a new place for my eyebrows. Well, this place is the worst one I ever went to! The lady who controls the shop

3
★★★★★

I must tell you I never had so bad an experience with waxing as I did at this place. I visit New York once a year and always try a new place for my eyebrows. Well, this place is the worst one I ever went to! The lady who controls the shop

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She was so welcoming and chatting with her was so enjoyable that I hardly noticed the pain while being waxed. She did a fab job on my bikini and I didn't feel self-conscious AT ALL!

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★★★★★

She was so welcoming and chatting with her was so enjoyable that I hardly noticed the pain while being waxed. She did a fab job on my bikini and I didn't feel self-conscious AT ALL!

Pros: Experienced, No hassles, Clean Salon

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I've been a MaxWax customer for over two years and I won't go anywhere else. It's easy to book a bikini wax, I've never waited upon arriving for my appointment and the service is quick and thorough. If you're looking for a spa experience

3
★★★★★

I've been a MaxWax customer for over two years and I won't go anywhere else. It's easy to book a bikini wax, I've never waited upon arriving for my appointment and the service is quick and thorough. If you're looking for a spa experience

Pros: Fast Service, Great Prices, Experienced Staff

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One of the best things about NYC is that there are many many places to serve a single need. Thank heavens for that or you might be stuck with maxwax. This place is tiny and processes customers like a fast food restaurant. The wax they use

3
★★★★★

One of the best things about NYC is that there are many many places to serve a single need. Thank heavens for that or you might be stuck with maxwax. This place is tiny and processes customers like a fast food restaurant. The wax they use

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Not sure where some of these other reviewers went but my experience at MaxWax has been excellent.\r
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I had my brows waxed for the first time at MaxWax. I was extremely nervous about having them done. My technician was excellent! I

3
★★★★★

Not sure where some of these other reviewers went but my experience at MaxWax has been excellent.\r
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I had my brows waxed for the first time at MaxWax. I was extremely nervous about having them done. My technician was excellent! I

Pros: Great Staff, Great Value, Friendly and Professional Staff

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I have been wanting to get a bikini wax for a very long time but I have always been too scared. My friend recommended Maxwax so I made an appointment and could not have had a better experience. Everybody was so nice. They explained the

3
★★★★★

I have been wanting to get a bikini wax for a very long time but I have always been too scared. My friend recommended Maxwax so I made an appointment and could not have had a better experience. Everybody was so nice. They explained the

Pros: nice staff, clean and welcoming environment, good prices

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I moved to the UWS four months ago from my native Miami for a new job. Although excited by my new career move, i was in a panic that i would not be able to find someplace to service me for my bikini wax. I had been going to the same

3
★★★★★

I moved to the UWS four months ago from my native Miami for a new job. Although excited by my new career move, i was in a panic that i would not be able to find someplace to service me for my bikini wax. I had been going to the same

Pros: nice atmosphere, quality prices and service

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As a glasses-wearing gal with bushy eyebrows, I have searched long and hard for a great brow wax. I found it at Maxwax. The staff was nice -- the lady at the front desk gave me some tips for avoiding those nasty little white bumps that

3
★★★★★

As a glasses-wearing gal with bushy eyebrows, I have searched long and hard for a great brow wax. I found it at Maxwax. The staff was nice -- the lady at the front desk gave me some tips for avoiding those nasty little white bumps that

Pros: Nice Staff, Good Value, Expert Waxing

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Felt like I was being processed at McDonald's. Went in for eyebrow waxing and the waxer didn't say anything to me other than "hi." No introduction, no inquiry to what I wanted exactly or what shape, just laid me down and ripped off the

3
★★★★★

Felt like I was being processed at McDonald's. Went in for eyebrow waxing and the waxer didn't say anything to me other than "hi." No introduction, no inquiry to what I wanted exactly or what shape, just laid me down and ripped off the

Pros: Price

Cons: Skill, Quality, Service

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I have been getting waxed for 15 years and was thrilled when a salon devoted entirely to waxing opened down the block from me. Unfortunately I had a horrible experience here. I was burned by wax that was way too hot and ripped off my face,

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★★★★★

I have been getting waxed for 15 years and was thrilled when a salon devoted entirely to waxing opened down the block from me. Unfortunately I had a horrible experience here. I was burned by wax that was way too hot and ripped off my face,

Cons: careless, rude, cramped

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I have been getting waxed for many years and had high hopes dor this place as it was very close to my home. I couldn't have been more disappointed in every way. Go anywhere but here!

3
★★★★★

I have been getting waxed for many years and had high hopes dor this place as it was very close to my home. I couldn't have been more disappointed in every way. Go anywhere but here!

 

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