Maria Bonita Salon & Spa

★★★★★
A clean, fresh, Brazilian-owned salon that produces fine results.
  • 12 Prince St Annex 2

    New York, NY 10012

    Cross street: at Elizabeth St.

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  • 212-431-1520

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Mon-Wed 10am-7pm, Thu-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-8pm

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After living in New York for a year, and hopping from salon to salon, I'm glad I finally found Maria Bonita. I would receommend Maria herself. She knows what she's doing.

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After living in New York for a year, and hopping from salon to salon, I'm glad I finally found Maria Bonita. I would receommend Maria herself. She knows what she's doing.

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Roger was my first -- for a Brazilian blowout that is. It was gorgeous and I loved it. Then I went to another salon and had it done. Big mistake! So when it was time to have it done again, I went back to Roger at Maria Bonita and I will never have it done anywhere else again. This guy knows what he's doing. He takes his time, he is friendly and attentive and my hair ends up looking shiny and fabulous. Seriously, the best place to have it done in NYC.

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Roger was my first -- for a Brazilian blowout that is. It was gorgeous and I loved it. Then I went to another salon and had it done. Big mistake! So when it was time to have it done again, I went back to Roger at Maria Bonita and I will never have it done anywhere else again. This guy knows what he's doing. He takes his time, he is friendly and attentive and my hair ends up looking shiny and fabulous. Seriously, the best place to have it done in NYC.

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I run to Maria's at lunch for a wax once a week and am in and out in 15 minutes. Best waxes in the city at fair price with great service.

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I run to Maria's at lunch for a wax once a week and am in and out in 15 minutes. Best waxes in the city at fair price with great service.

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I went to Maria Bonita once and thought it was okay. However, I LOVE Confidence Beauty Salon and Spa and think that they do they best braziliian waxing in the city. You can get 2 waxes for just $35 right now through buywithmeNYC too, check out the deal here: htp://bit.ly/d5vDY3

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I went to Maria Bonita once and thought it was okay. However, I LOVE Confidence Beauty Salon and Spa and think that they do they best braziliian waxing in the city. You can get 2 waxes for just $35 right now through buywithmeNYC too, check out the deal here: htp://bit.ly/d5vDY3

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Extremely professional, clean and friendly... Tha's what define best a good brazilian salon. I am Brazilian living in NYC for the past 6 years. First thing that I used todo when I would go to Brazil was to rush to a salon because I can't stand the salons here in NYC.

Now I don't crave a brazilian salon anymore... =)

I hate doing my nails anywhere else in NYC. Because americans don't mind the quick, weak and sloppy work done by 99% manicurists here in NYC.

THIS IS WHAT A BRAZILIAN MANICURE MEANS GIRLS, so if you don't know or never had it done you will know what to expect:

1- THEY WILL REALLY CLEAN YOUR NAILS' CORNERS (remove CUTICULES, LOSE SKIN, ETC.);

2- THEY WILL REALLY PAINT YOUR NAILS (NO CORNERS LEFT UNPAINTED JUST BECAUSE OF LAZYNESS)... IT may seem they are sloppy at first but relax, they know what they are doing... they paint the entire nail (even the tiny corners where is normally hard to reach) then remove the excess with a cotton ...

3- Because they paint the ENTIRE nail, your manicure/pedicure will last much longer than a regular one,

4 - Always ask for how you want you nails to be filled or cut, otherwise the manicurist will do what matches best with the base of your fingernails or entire hand (depending on length of nails, fingers, your personal style, etc.

5 - It may take a little longer than usual, because they are pretty perfectionist and detailed oriented... I particularly rather have a manicure that lasts 40 min than one that lasts 20 and is sloppy...

I FEEL LIKE I AM IN HEAVEN... I FOUND A BRAZILIAN BEAUTY FOUNTAIN IN NYC.

Once you get used to this, you most likely will not settle for anything else

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Extremely professional, clean and friendly... Tha's what define best a good brazilian salon. I am Brazilian living in NYC for the past 6 years. First thing that I used todo when I would go to Brazil was to rush to a salon because I can't stand the salons here in NYC.

Now I don't crave a brazilian salon anymore... =)

I hate doing my nails anywhere else in NYC. Because americans don't mind the quick, weak and sloppy work done by 99% manicurists here in NYC.

THIS IS WHAT A BRAZILIAN MANICURE MEANS GIRLS, so if you don't know or never had it done you will know what to expect:

1- THEY WILL REALLY CLEAN YOUR NAILS' CORNERS (remove CUTICULES, LOSE SKIN, ETC.);

2- THEY WILL REALLY PAINT YOUR NAILS (NO CORNERS LEFT UNPAINTED JUST BECAUSE OF LAZYNESS)... IT may seem they are sloppy at first but relax, they know what they are doing... they paint the entire nail (even the tiny corners where is normally hard to reach) then remove the excess with a cotton ...

3- Because they paint the ENTIRE nail, your manicure/pedicure will last much longer than a regular one,

4 - Always ask for how you want you nails to be filled or cut, otherwise the manicurist will do what matches best with the base of your fingernails or entire hand (depending on length of nails, fingers, your personal style, etc.

5 - It may take a little longer than usual, because they are pretty perfectionist and detailed oriented... I particularly rather have a manicure that lasts 40 min than one that lasts 20 and is sloppy...

I FEEL LIKE I AM IN HEAVEN... I FOUND A BRAZILIAN BEAUTY FOUNTAIN IN NYC.

Once you get used to this, you most likely will not settle for anything else

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OMG i was an hour late to my appointment - NO BODY GAVE ME ATTITUDE OR ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
SUPER-FRIENDLY STAFF.
Then after my shampoo, Rogerio proceeded to give me the best hair cut of my life. It wasn't just me thinking this either, EVERYONE was saying it to me. This was March 1, 2010. I went in with a pic of what I've wanted for so long but no one could capture it's essence and translate it to my hair. But Rogerio went to town. I mean he cut it, was in the process of blow drying it, decided he wasn't done after all, sprayed my hair, cut it some more, blow dried it AGAIN and styled the hell out of it. Did I mention I was an hour late?!!! Miraculously, as it's growing in it's GETTING BETTER!!
:-o
Everyone is like "Oh you got your haircut?" Ummmm...no, it's GROWING. Needless to say, nobody is ever coming at my head again unless it's Rogerio-
EVER

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OMG i was an hour late to my appointment - NO BODY GAVE ME ATTITUDE OR ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
SUPER-FRIENDLY STAFF.
Then after my shampoo, Rogerio proceeded to give me the best hair cut of my life. It wasn't just me thinking this either, EVERYONE was saying it to me. This was March 1, 2010. I went in with a pic of what I've wanted for so long but no one could capture it's essence and translate it to my hair. But Rogerio went to town. I mean he cut it, was in the process of blow drying it, decided he wasn't done after all, sprayed my hair, cut it some more, blow dried it AGAIN and styled the hell out of it. Did I mention I was an hour late?!!! Miraculously, as it's growing in it's GETTING BETTER!!
:-o
Everyone is like "Oh you got your haircut?" Ummmm...no, it's GROWING. Needless to say, nobody is ever coming at my head again unless it's Rogerio-
EVER

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I just got brazilian straightening and a haircut from Roger...i dread the salon like most dread the dentist and this was quite the positive experience!! Roger is super friendly and sweet and aside from his talent with my hair, he is superb at delivering customer service!! He told me that when we were through, i would become a client and he predicted correctly - I'll see him in 3-4 months for my next treatment.

I left with a smile on my face and gorgeously healthy locks - def worth checking out for your next salon need!!

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I just got brazilian straightening and a haircut from Roger...i dread the salon like most dread the dentist and this was quite the positive experience!! Roger is super friendly and sweet and aside from his talent with my hair, he is superb at delivering customer service!! He told me that when we were through, i would become a client and he predicted correctly - I'll see him in 3-4 months for my next treatment.

I left with a smile on my face and gorgeously healthy locks - def worth checking out for your next salon need!!

Pros: amazing service, clean, my hair looks STELLAR

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I got a Brazilian blowout yesterday with Roger. He is so friendly and reassured me that my hair would come out beautiful. I washed my hair today and did nothing to it. It air dried into the perfect blow dry. I love it! I'm so excited to not have to blow dry and flat iron my hair this summer. All frizz is gone!

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I got a Brazilian blowout yesterday with Roger. He is so friendly and reassured me that my hair would come out beautiful. I washed my hair today and did nothing to it. It air dried into the perfect blow dry. I love it! I'm so excited to not have to blow dry and flat iron my hair this summer. All frizz is gone!

Pros: Roger is great!

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I finally decided to get a brazilian blowout after I cut my wavy/frizzy hair to shoulder length to try to look more "professional" for my new job. Unfortunately, the haircut required a lot more work each morning because I had to straighten it every day. I read a few reviews for this salon, and Roger in particular, and decided to go for it. I am very happy with my hair. It has been about two weeks since I have gotten it done, and although it is still mostly straight and not frizzy, there is definitely a difference between the first week and now (even though I have been using all the brazilian blow out products). The process takes a long time- almost 3 hours (they estimate around 2 hours but for me it seemed to take extra long because I have a LOT of hair). Also, lately there have been little pieces of skin that appear in my hair when I brush it (like big pieces of dandruff) but they are easy enough to pick out. I think this might be due to the blow drying process because the heat occasionally felt like it was burning my scalp. For the next few days after the treatment my hair smelled like these chocolate candles I used to have, which isn't as bad as some of the other treatments out there. Overall, I am very happy with the treatment. It definitely takes less time to blow dry my hair, and I can just finger dry it and it will turn out the way it used to only after blow drying and flat ironing my hair. I will probably get the treatment again when it wears off. Roger was great. He is very friendly and makes you feel like you are old friends even if it is your first time seeing him. I highly suggest both the treatment and Roger.

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I finally decided to get a brazilian blowout after I cut my wavy/frizzy hair to shoulder length to try to look more "professional" for my new job. Unfortunately, the haircut required a lot more work each morning because I had to straighten it every day. I read a few reviews for this salon, and Roger in particular, and decided to go for it. I am very happy with my hair. It has been about two weeks since I have gotten it done, and although it is still mostly straight and not frizzy, there is definitely a difference between the first week and now (even though I have been using all the brazilian blow out products). The process takes a long time- almost 3 hours (they estimate around 2 hours but for me it seemed to take extra long because I have a LOT of hair). Also, lately there have been little pieces of skin that appear in my hair when I brush it (like big pieces of dandruff) but they are easy enough to pick out. I think this might be due to the blow drying process because the heat occasionally felt like it was burning my scalp. For the next few days after the treatment my hair smelled like these chocolate candles I used to have, which isn't as bad as some of the other treatments out there. Overall, I am very happy with the treatment. It definitely takes less time to blow dry my hair, and I can just finger dry it and it will turn out the way it used to only after blow drying and flat ironing my hair. I will probably get the treatment again when it wears off. Roger was great. He is very friendly and makes you feel like you are old friends even if it is your first time seeing him. I highly suggest both the treatment and Roger.

Pros: Can make appointments online

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OMG! I??ve been relaxing my hair for 20 years and THANK GOD I finally found Roger! I literally have tried every straightner/relaxer product on the market! From Japanese treatments to organic/natural products. Brazilian (blow out) Keratin is the way to go! I am Hispanic with extremely curly hair that is absolutely a nightmare to manage in humid weather. Roger assured me my hair would be straight & no more frizz! I just came back from Miami and truly my hair was completely straight, smooth and no frizz! It??s a freakin miracle!

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OMG! I??ve been relaxing my hair for 20 years and THANK GOD I finally found Roger! I literally have tried every straightner/relaxer product on the market! From Japanese treatments to organic/natural products. Brazilian (blow out) Keratin is the way to go! I am Hispanic with extremely curly hair that is absolutely a nightmare to manage in humid weather. Roger assured me my hair would be straight & no more frizz! I just came back from Miami and truly my hair was completely straight, smooth and no frizz! It??s a freakin miracle!

Pros: Absolutely Straight Hair

Cons: Takes a few hours but well worth it

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I am Brazilian and I usually do my waxing with Maria. She does a really great job!! =)
I really recommend her.

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I am Brazilian and I usually do my waxing with Maria. She does a really great job!! =)
I really recommend her.

Pros: Clean, nice people working at the salon

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Easy to book appointments online at their website. Maria makes a painful experience less so and she's quick. Go in looking like Chewbacca, come out looking like a newborn. I recommend Maria; she's good, and thorough.

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Easy to book appointments online at their website. Maria makes a painful experience less so and she's quick. Go in looking like Chewbacca, come out looking like a newborn. I recommend Maria; she's good, and thorough.

Pros: Fast

Cons: none

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I've been getting Brazilian waxes for 7 years and MARIA at Maria Bonita Salon does the fastest waxes that leave my skin not irritated. She gets the ingrown hairs and doesn't leave you all sticky, and she is done before you know it. I HAVEN'T BEEN TO ANOTHER SALON FOR WAXING since my first time here over a year ago.
Once when I called for an appointment and didn't specify who I wanted to see Regina waxed me. She was a close second to Maria and Maria is the only person who has ever given me a better wax then Regina.
I WOULD GO TO MARIA OR REGINA ANY TIME.
I tell all my friends to go to Maria and they have become recurring clients too.

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I've been getting Brazilian waxes for 7 years and MARIA at Maria Bonita Salon does the fastest waxes that leave my skin not irritated. She gets the ingrown hairs and doesn't leave you all sticky, and she is done before you know it. I HAVEN'T BEEN TO ANOTHER SALON FOR WAXING since my first time here over a year ago.
Once when I called for an appointment and didn't specify who I wanted to see Regina waxed me. She was a close second to Maria and Maria is the only person who has ever given me a better wax then Regina.
I WOULD GO TO MARIA OR REGINA ANY TIME.
I tell all my friends to go to Maria and they have become recurring clients too.

Pros: quick waxing, lovely location

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At the Maria Bonita salon there is a girl called Maria who does the best waxing in town!!!
She is very clean, fast, and a sweetheart.

go there!

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At the Maria Bonita salon there is a girl called Maria who does the best waxing in town!!!
She is very clean, fast, and a sweetheart.

go there!

Pros: Maria does the best brazilian waxing!!

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If you are looking for the best Brazilian wax in town you have to ask for Maria at Maria Bonita Salon! Her job is very detailed and carefully done. Super fast and no pain at all! !! Maria! Thank you so much for taking care of me, you are the best !!! Angel's hands!

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If you are looking for the best Brazilian wax in town you have to ask for Maria at Maria Bonita Salon! Her job is very detailed and carefully done. Super fast and no pain at all! !! Maria! Thank you so much for taking care of me, you are the best !!! Angel's hands!

Pros: Best wax in town- Maria at Maria Bonita Salon.

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I just got my first brazilian wax (actually my first wax ever) here and it was probably as pleasant as a brazilian wax can be. I had Roselie, who was very friendly and sweet and quick (thank God). It was not completely pain-free but the mild sting went away after about an hour. Definitely going here for my next wax.

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I just got my first brazilian wax (actually my first wax ever) here and it was probably as pleasant as a brazilian wax can be. I had Roselie, who was very friendly and sweet and quick (thank God). It was not completely pain-free but the mild sting went away after about an hour. Definitely going here for my next wax.

Pros: brazilian wax, friendly staff

Cons: I had to wait a bit since the client before me took a while.

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i have faithfully visited maria at maria bonita salon for over four years.
i go for full body waxes every month.
maria is by far the most professional and expert esthetician i have ever used.
she is neither squeamish or assuming, i actually have fallen asleep during my waxing.
obviously, not during a brazilian bikini- but the discomfort is quickly replaced with gorgeous soft skin.
as my mother would say, "beauty is pain."
gratefully with maria, it is minimal, quiet and comfortable too.

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i have faithfully visited maria at maria bonita salon for over four years.
i go for full body waxes every month.
maria is by far the most professional and expert esthetician i have ever used.
she is neither squeamish or assuming, i actually have fallen asleep during my waxing.
obviously, not during a brazilian bikini- but the discomfort is quickly replaced with gorgeous soft skin.
as my mother would say, "beauty is pain."
gratefully with maria, it is minimal, quiet and comfortable too.

Pros: excellent, fearless waxing

Cons: be specific due to language

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I have been going to Maria Bonita Salon for a year now and thanks to everyone who wrote great reviews that made me try this place out. I had moved to the Upper East Side and needed a place that knew what they were doing when it came to a brazilian wax. This is by far the best...and I have been getting brazilian waxes for over 10 years. Maria is the only person I ask for each time and she is the best. She is quick and tries to make it as painless as a Brazilian wax can be. I recommend this place to anyone and rave to my friends back home on how this is the number one spot.

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I have been going to Maria Bonita Salon for a year now and thanks to everyone who wrote great reviews that made me try this place out. I had moved to the Upper East Side and needed a place that knew what they were doing when it came to a brazilian wax. This is by far the best...and I have been getting brazilian waxes for over 10 years. Maria is the only person I ask for each time and she is the best. She is quick and tries to make it as painless as a Brazilian wax can be. I recommend this place to anyone and rave to my friends back home on how this is the number one spot.

Pros: Great service, friendly people, cool neighborhood

Cons: None.

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Waxing is painful, but it brings such a pleasant feeling afterwards--the feeling of being clean, lighter and more beautiful! All thanks to Mariazinha, my lovely friend that has worked so hard for so many years in the salon business--can we say waxing business?--just to perfect her expertise in making all of us girls look prettier and sexier after a waxing session! I love it. I travel about 50 miles once a month just to see Mariazinha at this pretty salon on Prince street. What a location also! Even if I don't have time to do anything else during my trip, I am happy after 100 miles just for a waxing! But if you do have time after, you'll find yourself in the best location in the city. Get yourself a cup of coffee after that 15 minutes of waxing and go for a walk...and enjoy downtown! Mariazinha is exclusive, and I am always recommending her to friends. She is a hard worker, summer and winter. Whether she is feeling good or not, she is always there for you...not just as an excellent professional, but as a friend. I can't wait for the next visit! Wax in the city, girls!

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Waxing is painful, but it brings such a pleasant feeling afterwards--the feeling of being clean, lighter and more beautiful! All thanks to Mariazinha, my lovely friend that has worked so hard for so many years in the salon business--can we say waxing business?--just to perfect her expertise in making all of us girls look prettier and sexier after a waxing session! I love it. I travel about 50 miles once a month just to see Mariazinha at this pretty salon on Prince street. What a location also! Even if I don't have time to do anything else during my trip, I am happy after 100 miles just for a waxing! But if you do have time after, you'll find yourself in the best location in the city. Get yourself a cup of coffee after that 15 minutes of waxing and go for a walk...and enjoy downtown! Mariazinha is exclusive, and I am always recommending her to friends. She is a hard worker, summer and winter. Whether she is feeling good or not, she is always there for you...not just as an excellent professional, but as a friend. I can't wait for the next visit! Wax in the city, girls!

Pros: fast and consistent

Cons: I dont live closer...

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Maria one of the best! She is a perfectionist at what she does. She makes you comfortable, despite the awkward position. I have done the Brazilian wax in many different places, including in Brazil, yet no one has been as good as Maria.

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Maria one of the best! She is a perfectionist at what she does. She makes you comfortable, despite the awkward position. I have done the Brazilian wax in many different places, including in Brazil, yet no one has been as good as Maria.

Pros: Great customer service and great at what they do

Cons: nothing bad to say

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I've been going to this place for a while now, for haircuts, with Roger, he's fantastic and always fabulous, as he likes to say, hilarious and very energetic guy, excellent work. I decided to give it a try for the wax, and did it with Maria, she did an amazing job and didn't hurt, at least not the way I was expecting, very professional and on time, all of them. I also decided to go for Elvira and try the massage, and it feels like heaven, she's just great, great, it does feels like heaven. All good. Definitely worth it.

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I've been going to this place for a while now, for haircuts, with Roger, he's fantastic and always fabulous, as he likes to say, hilarious and very energetic guy, excellent work. I decided to give it a try for the wax, and did it with Maria, she did an amazing job and didn't hurt, at least not the way I was expecting, very professional and on time, all of them. I also decided to go for Elvira and try the massage, and it feels like heaven, she's just great, great, it does feels like heaven. All good. Definitely worth it.

Pros: good staff and service

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THE BEST WAXING EVER ,THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I TRIED WAXING WITH THIS LADY NAMED MARIA,SHE IS VERY ,NICE AND PATIENT AND HER WAXING IS VERY GOOD ,FOR SURE I WILL COMEBACK TO THAT PLACE AGAIN,BELIEVE ME WHEN YOU GO THERE,VREY CLEAN PLACE, TRY WAXING THE BEST PLACE IN THE CITY.

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THE BEST WAXING EVER ,THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I TRIED WAXING WITH THIS LADY NAMED MARIA,SHE IS VERY ,NICE AND PATIENT AND HER WAXING IS VERY GOOD ,FOR SURE I WILL COMEBACK TO THAT PLACE AGAIN,BELIEVE ME WHEN YOU GO THERE,VREY CLEAN PLACE, TRY WAXING THE BEST PLACE IN THE CITY.

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This is the best place to get a Brazilian wax. I have been to a lot of other places and this is the best. I have seen 2 people here and my favorite is Regina, but they were both good. She is so friendly and nice, and makes the whole experience so comfortable. She walks you through everything and lets you know when it may hurt a bit and when it won't as much. She does such a thorough job - i'm always extremely happy with my results!

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This is the best place to get a Brazilian wax. I have been to a lot of other places and this is the best. I have seen 2 people here and my favorite is Regina, but they were both good. She is so friendly and nice, and makes the whole experience so comfortable. She walks you through everything and lets you know when it may hurt a bit and when it won't as much. She does such a thorough job - i'm always extremely happy with my results!

Pros: Clean, Friendly Staff, Thorough/Great Work/Results

Cons: Sometimes they are backed up & my appt. is late

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I've always shaved and have never done waxing before, I dicided to give it a try and, it was the best thing I did, I walked in without an appointment,and they accommodated me with LIlly, she was very pleasant and the pain was not as bad as I thought.I'll definitely go back for my brazillian bikini wax.

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I've always shaved and have never done waxing before, I dicided to give it a try and, it was the best thing I did, I walked in without an appointment,and they accommodated me with LIlly, she was very pleasant and the pain was not as bad as I thought.I'll definitely go back for my brazillian bikini wax.

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I've gone to many places and tried their waxing. Nothing compares to Maria's job!! It's excellent: not painful, fast, detailed and carefully done.
She just celebrated 25 years experience with waxing!!!!

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I've gone to many places and tried their waxing. Nothing compares to Maria's job!! It's excellent: not painful, fast, detailed and carefully done.
She just celebrated 25 years experience with waxing!!!!

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I've been to all the girls for waxing, and they all do a great job, except fo the fact that there is two waxer, Reginna an Lily , that smells pure cigarett, and really bothered me, specially when they do your eyebrows. So i preffer to do it with Maria, she is a lovely lady and very efficiet.

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I've been to all the girls for waxing, and they all do a great job, except fo the fact that there is two waxer, Reginna an Lily , that smells pure cigarett, and really bothered me, specially when they do your eyebrows. So i preffer to do it with Maria, she is a lovely lady and very efficiet.

Pros: exellent wax!

Cons: horrible smell of cigarettes!!

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I agree with all the comments about the great waxing. I tried the mani/pedi with three different techs. Most recent the WORST!!!!! So bad i can't even go into it and the TECH yelled at me.
Keep to the wax and you should be ok

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I agree with all the comments about the great waxing. I tried the mani/pedi with three different techs. Most recent the WORST!!!!! So bad i can't even go into it and the TECH yelled at me.
Keep to the wax and you should be ok

Pros: Wax

Cons: everything else

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If you are looking for a great bikini waxing go to Maria Bonita salon and ask for Maria. She is a great professional, experienced, fast but with attention to details also, and the best part ?? no pain at all! I am really happy I found this place for my monthly wax apts. Go there, you won??t regret!

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If you are looking for a great bikini waxing go to Maria Bonita salon and ask for Maria. She is a great professional, experienced, fast but with attention to details also, and the best part ?? no pain at all! I am really happy I found this place for my monthly wax apts. Go there, you won??t regret!

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I will never take anyone else if I have the chance to get Maria`s Brazilian biquini. She has the hability to calm me down and enjoy the experience of being waxed. NO PAIN AT ALL! A PRO!
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I will never take anyone else if I have the chance to get Maria`s Brazilian biquini. She has the hability to calm me down and enjoy the experience of being waxed. NO PAIN AT ALL! A PRO!
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Pros: Best wax ever

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I love this place!

Carlos is such a sweetheart and he does the BEST highlights! I've been back to him several times now and my friends always ask me where I get them done. I have dirty blonde hair and I just get it highlighted a little lighter. Love it!

Also, they serve you Caiparinas as you wait. REAL ONES!

Highly reccomended.

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I love this place!

Carlos is such a sweetheart and he does the BEST highlights! I've been back to him several times now and my friends always ask me where I get them done. I have dirty blonde hair and I just get it highlighted a little lighter. Love it!

Also, they serve you Caiparinas as you wait. REAL ONES!

Highly reccomended.

Pros: Friendly, AMAZING highlights, caiparinas!

Cons: None

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Last week, I had a different experience. For the first time, I went for Brazilian bikini waxing. I was anxious during the day as some friends had warned me this would be painful. I went to the Maria Bonita Salon and was assigned to Lilly. I cannot really describe the dynamics or technique behind the magic. In 15 minutes, I was done, had no hair, felt clean and light and much to my surprise, it was not painful! I have a hunch this may have to do with Lilly who is a very warm individual. She engaged me in conversation throughout the process and realized that what some may consider painful, it is not that bad. Ask for Lilly at Maria Bonita and, like me, you will be gladly surprised.

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★★★★★

Last week, I had a different experience. For the first time, I went for Brazilian bikini waxing. I was anxious during the day as some friends had warned me this would be painful. I went to the Maria Bonita Salon and was assigned to Lilly. I cannot really describe the dynamics or technique behind the magic. In 15 minutes, I was done, had no hair, felt clean and light and much to my surprise, it was not painful! I have a hunch this may have to do with Lilly who is a very warm individual. She engaged me in conversation throughout the process and realized that what some may consider painful, it is not that bad. Ask for Lilly at Maria Bonita and, like me, you will be gladly surprised.

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Excellent brazilian waxing with Regina. She's super fast and makes it as painless as can be.
Had an appointment once with Maria, she was a bit on the serious (dry) side, and much slower.

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★★★★☆

Excellent brazilian waxing with Regina. She's super fast and makes it as painless as can be.
Had an appointment once with Maria, she was a bit on the serious (dry) side, and much slower.

Pros: fast, painless

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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She was great for a first time wax, painless and clean!

I highly recommend Maria for all your waxing needs!

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★★★★★

She was great for a first time wax, painless and clean!

I highly recommend Maria for all your waxing needs!

Pros: Easy and fast wax

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I have been to this salon at least 6 times. I have recommended it to several friends who will become regular visitors. Either ask for Maria or Julianna, they know what they are doing and are friendly.

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★★★★★

I have been to this salon at least 6 times. I have recommended it to several friends who will become regular visitors. Either ask for Maria or Julianna, they know what they are doing and are friendly.

Pros: Ambiance, Friendly Staff, Prompt Service

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I'll be honest - ever got a brazilian wax and leave the salon with unsightly stray hairs poking from all over? My boyfriend once pointed out to me "they missed a spot" down there! Ugh!
Well it's simply not a job well done (if it happens to you) and sometimes it helps to change venues.

I've been long overdue for such a change.

I originally picked Maria Bonita Salon & Spa for a brazilian/full leg wax based on the reviews on Citysearch..guess what...the search is over! Yup!

Maria is definitely on point with getting the job done right, she'll even take the time to tweeze any stray hairs and smooth you over with a soothing lotion. I even got my belly waxed as part of the brazilian package which never happens in the other salons! I also took advantage of the free (upper) lip coupon advertised on citysearch, so altogether I did have a happy valentine! :)

I've tried 3 other places in the past, the first two, I didn't feel comfortable and didn't bother going back and the the last place I had become a dedicated customer, well, until now. (Nails on 54th St) the lady there (Riva) was too rough in her waxing technique. She made me cringe everytime! Forget that! Don't settle for the discomfort! There are experienced professionals out there who can be quick, precise, and leave you feeling happy and silky smooth all over - isn't that the whole point you put yourself through this ordeal in the first place?

You won't regret it, Maria is great!
Mariabonitany to make your appointment online and get there earlier if you can; chances are you'll get in and out as quickly as I did! (wink)

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★★★★★

I'll be honest - ever got a brazilian wax and leave the salon with unsightly stray hairs poking from all over? My boyfriend once pointed out to me "they missed a spot" down there! Ugh!
Well it's simply not a job well done (if it happens to you) and sometimes it helps to change venues.

I've been long overdue for such a change.

I originally picked Maria Bonita Salon & Spa for a brazilian/full leg wax based on the reviews on Citysearch..guess what...the search is over! Yup!

Maria is definitely on point with getting the job done right, she'll even take the time to tweeze any stray hairs and smooth you over with a soothing lotion. I even got my belly waxed as part of the brazilian package which never happens in the other salons! I also took advantage of the free (upper) lip coupon advertised on citysearch, so altogether I did have a happy valentine! :)

I've tried 3 other places in the past, the first two, I didn't feel comfortable and didn't bother going back and the the last place I had become a dedicated customer, well, until now. (Nails on 54th St) the lady there (Riva) was too rough in her waxing technique. She made me cringe everytime! Forget that! Don't settle for the discomfort! There are experienced professionals out there who can be quick, precise, and leave you feeling happy and silky smooth all over - isn't that the whole point you put yourself through this ordeal in the first place?

You won't regret it, Maria is great!
Mariabonitany to make your appointment online and get there earlier if you can; chances are you'll get in and out as quickly as I did! (wink)

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Maria is the BEST wax-tacitian in town!!! She is kind, efficient and keeps the "hot" times cool during the dreaded waxing experience. What a sweet lady. I felt welcomed at the salon. She has 28 years experience under her belt. I literally do not have to go back for over 5-6 weeks because her technique is on point. I especially appreciate her work during the Valentine's Day holiday. My man is very happy with the end result too. I am a dedicated client~

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★★★★★

Maria is the BEST wax-tacitian in town!!! She is kind, efficient and keeps the "hot" times cool during the dreaded waxing experience. What a sweet lady. I felt welcomed at the salon. She has 28 years experience under her belt. I literally do not have to go back for over 5-6 weeks because her technique is on point. I especially appreciate her work during the Valentine's Day holiday. My man is very happy with the end result too. I am a dedicated client~

Pros: Great quality service

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I?ve been going to Maria Bonita for the past three years. I?ve been getting my Brazilian wax, as well as full leg wax with Lily, and she?s amazing. She?s incredibly friendly, very personable and I would have never imagined that a Brazilian wax could be as painless as Lily makes it to be!!! I would absolutely recommend her to beginners...after that, you?ll just be addicted to her skilled work.
A few issues lately have been pushing me away. Within the past few months, booking an appointment with Lily has been almost impossible. Last week, when I was finally able to make an appointment with her, I came in and was told that my appointment wasn?t booked with Lily, and that I booked it with someone else. I?m sure I booked it with Lily as I don?t even know the other girls. It is very inconvenient for someone like me who travels from Northern New Jersey especially for Lily, to find out that my appointment was not booked properly. A similar issue occurred a few months ago. After booking my appointment, I traveled an hour to get to the salon, to then be told that it?s Lily?s day off. If it?s her day off, why was my appointment scheduled on that day? I?m really disappointed, and hope this issue gets resolved soon, so that I will be able to make my regular appointments with Lily again.
In this type of business, the owners/managers must understand that when a client is used to a certain technician/cosmetologist, it?s very hard to go to someone else, even if that someone else is ?just as good?.

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★★★★★

I?ve been going to Maria Bonita for the past three years. I?ve been getting my Brazilian wax, as well as full leg wax with Lily, and she?s amazing. She?s incredibly friendly, very personable and I would have never imagined that a Brazilian wax could be as painless as Lily makes it to be!!! I would absolutely recommend her to beginners...after that, you?ll just be addicted to her skilled work.
A few issues lately have been pushing me away. Within the past few months, booking an appointment with Lily has been almost impossible. Last week, when I was finally able to make an appointment with her, I came in and was told that my appointment wasn?t booked with Lily, and that I booked it with someone else. I?m sure I booked it with Lily as I don?t even know the other girls. It is very inconvenient for someone like me who travels from Northern New Jersey especially for Lily, to find out that my appointment was not booked properly. A similar issue occurred a few months ago. After booking my appointment, I traveled an hour to get to the salon, to then be told that it?s Lily?s day off. If it?s her day off, why was my appointment scheduled on that day? I?m really disappointed, and hope this issue gets resolved soon, so that I will be able to make my regular appointments with Lily again.
In this type of business, the owners/managers must understand that when a client is used to a certain technician/cosmetologist, it?s very hard to go to someone else, even if that someone else is ?just as good?.

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Just had a brazilian wax with Maria -- who is amazing. She is so warm and fun and when she gets down to business, she is quick and the whole procedure is virtually painless. (And, that's saying a lot for a brazilian wax!!) The vibe at Maria Bonita is relaxed and friendly -- great haircuts and manicures as well!

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★★★★★

Just had a brazilian wax with Maria -- who is amazing. She is so warm and fun and when she gets down to business, she is quick and the whole procedure is virtually painless. (And, that's saying a lot for a brazilian wax!!) The vibe at Maria Bonita is relaxed and friendly -- great haircuts and manicures as well!

Pros: Great staff, friendly and warm atmosphere

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I'm a native from Brasil, used to the brasilian way of doing things, and our beauty salons and techniques, I have found this place and I believe this to be one of the best outside of Brasil, we don't have many options, at least, good ones. Mariazinha is an amazing waxer, and the boys are so cute, and work hard at hair style, Roger and Nona, they are crazy by the way... The atmosphere is okay, they could change some things and be more receptive. Prices are alright, in between.

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★★★★★

I'm a native from Brasil, used to the brasilian way of doing things, and our beauty salons and techniques, I have found this place and I believe this to be one of the best outside of Brasil, we don't have many options, at least, good ones. Mariazinha is an amazing waxer, and the boys are so cute, and work hard at hair style, Roger and Nona, they are crazy by the way... The atmosphere is okay, they could change some things and be more receptive. Prices are alright, in between.

Pros: -

Cons: -

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Fantastic waxing and blowouts. The facials are intense on the extractions--just how I like'm! Regina and Lilly are sweethearts. The only lackluster service is the shellac your whole finger then remove the excess mani pedis. The online booking system is super convenient and easy. Have sent many friends here any they all rave as well!

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★★★★★

Fantastic waxing and blowouts. The facials are intense on the extractions--just how I like'm! Regina and Lilly are sweethearts. The only lackluster service is the shellac your whole finger then remove the excess mani pedis. The online booking system is super convenient and easy. Have sent many friends here any they all rave as well!

Pros: Top notch brazilians, speedy blowouts, online booking, late appointments, caipirinhas!

Cons: Mani/pedis

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I recomend Maria Bonita's Brazilian wax... i did my Wax with maria, and it was amazing! minimal pain! she was very sweet and quick!!!!

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★★★★★

I recomend Maria Bonita's Brazilian wax... i did my Wax with maria, and it was amazing! minimal pain! she was very sweet and quick!!!!

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I just moved back from Los Angeles and I was worried about finding a great place to get my wax on. Luckily enough for me, I chose Maria Bonita. Regina was excellent!!! She was sweet, attentive, and very thorough. The pain was minimal and I even forgot to take my advil beforehand :) I highly recommend this place, you will not be disappointed.

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★★★★★

I just moved back from Los Angeles and I was worried about finding a great place to get my wax on. Luckily enough for me, I chose Maria Bonita. Regina was excellent!!! She was sweet, attentive, and very thorough. The pain was minimal and I even forgot to take my advil beforehand :) I highly recommend this place, you will not be disappointed.

Pros: Quick, attentive, clean, amazing!!

Cons: NONE!!

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wow, after living in italy, and having a nature lifestyle (if you know what i mean), my italian friends recomended me the brazilian wax with Maria Bonita. Once i got there, I met Maria, (who did my wax) and Rai (who did my blowdry)... these guys are amazing, and i highly recomend them!

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★★★★★

wow, after living in italy, and having a nature lifestyle (if you know what i mean), my italian friends recomended me the brazilian wax with Maria Bonita. Once i got there, I met Maria, (who did my wax) and Rai (who did my blowdry)... these guys are amazing, and i highly recomend them!

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Recomended by my friends, I had an appointment with Maria... THE BEST WAXIER EVEEEER! Ok, The Brazilian is not the most easy and quick wax, and she made it so unpainful and quick! Actually, it was my first time with "the brazilian", and she was very kind, fast and clean (wich is the most important for me)! Once you go brazilian, u never come back! Thank you Mariaaaa!!!!

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★★★★★

Recomended by my friends, I had an appointment with Maria... THE BEST WAXIER EVEEEER! Ok, The Brazilian is not the most easy and quick wax, and she made it so unpainful and quick! Actually, it was my first time with "the brazilian", and she was very kind, fast and clean (wich is the most important for me)! Once you go brazilian, u never come back! Thank you Mariaaaa!!!!

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Upon moving to NYC, I was anxious to find "my salon" & begin bikini waxes. I lived in the Midwest for the past year & it's a challenge to get a good wax. Based on the reviews here, I ended up making an appointment at Maria Bonita a few months ago. It was initially with Maria, but when I showed up, she was running behind & Regina was available instead. It had been a year since my last series of waxes (I lived in Italy, where they are so flawless & cheap, about $13..) so there was definitely a pain factor, as I had been shaving my bikini line in the interim. Regina was very efficient & thoughtful the entire time, though I did make a "touch up" appointment for about a week later, as there were some spots missed that I didn't notice until I got home. It was no charge, which was appreciated. Overall, I thought she was a big plus & I was glad to have finally found someone.

My appointments since then have gone off without a hitch -- she's right, after the first time, the "pain" (the quick bursts/stings) decrease tremendously as the hair grows back very thin. I'm not going to lie and say Brazilians don't smart at all (the pubic mound area will forever be the bane of my existence), but with Regina, I just laugh because I know the brief 15 minute process is going to be SO worth it. She really ensures I'm pleased with the result. My appointments tend to fall about a week before I have a visit scheduled with my boy, who is back in the Midwest, and Regina has learned that my waxes are very important to me because of that! `;o)

Sometimes I feel that the receptionists could be a bit more organized: I showed up to an evening appointment once, and Regina had gone home sick that morning -- but I didn't receive a phone call from the salon. The Brazilian at Maria Bonita is $55, which is a bit over mid-range. I don't think it's necessary to spend more than that in this city. And a hint -- tips are cash only.

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★★★★☆

Upon moving to NYC, I was anxious to find "my salon" & begin bikini waxes. I lived in the Midwest for the past year & it's a challenge to get a good wax. Based on the reviews here, I ended up making an appointment at Maria Bonita a few months ago. It was initially with Maria, but when I showed up, she was running behind & Regina was available instead. It had been a year since my last series of waxes (I lived in Italy, where they are so flawless & cheap, about $13..) so there was definitely a pain factor, as I had been shaving my bikini line in the interim. Regina was very efficient & thoughtful the entire time, though I did make a "touch up" appointment for about a week later, as there were some spots missed that I didn't notice until I got home. It was no charge, which was appreciated. Overall, I thought she was a big plus & I was glad to have finally found someone.

My appointments since then have gone off without a hitch -- she's right, after the first time, the "pain" (the quick bursts/stings) decrease tremendously as the hair grows back very thin. I'm not going to lie and say Brazilians don't smart at all (the pubic mound area will forever be the bane of my existence), but with Regina, I just laugh because I know the brief 15 minute process is going to be SO worth it. She really ensures I'm pleased with the result. My appointments tend to fall about a week before I have a visit scheduled with my boy, who is back in the Midwest, and Regina has learned that my waxes are very important to me because of that! `;o)

Sometimes I feel that the receptionists could be a bit more organized: I showed up to an evening appointment once, and Regina had gone home sick that morning -- but I didn't receive a phone call from the salon. The Brazilian at Maria Bonita is $55, which is a bit over mid-range. I don't think it's necessary to spend more than that in this city. And a hint -- tips are cash only.

Pros: Quick appointments, comfort level, location.

Cons: Disorganization (but just go with it), and price somewhat.

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Everyone at Maria Bonita is pretty nice and good at what they do; but, Maria is a Rock Star!! I have been going to her for 5 years for Brazilian Bikini and She is amazing! She takes care of you, takes her time and does an amazing job! I have recommended many of my friends to her and they all have become happy, regular customers.

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★★★★★

Everyone at Maria Bonita is pretty nice and good at what they do; but, Maria is a Rock Star!! I have been going to her for 5 years for Brazilian Bikini and She is amazing! She takes care of you, takes her time and does an amazing job! I have recommended many of my friends to her and they all have become happy, regular customers.

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i went to maria bonita couple time and i had my wax done by Maria and also Liliane, they both are great and im really happy with the results. i really recommend them. also the place is very clean and people are very friendly!

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★★★★★

i went to maria bonita couple time and i had my wax done by Maria and also Liliane, they both are great and im really happy with the results. i really recommend them. also the place is very clean and people are very friendly!

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I have found the best waxier ever...Maria gave me a Brazilian bikini and a full leg in just half hr and on top of it she used a special machine to close your pores so you won't get any ingrown hair.
I'm definitively coming back and I?ll recommend her to all my girlfriends.

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★★★★★

I have found the best waxier ever...Maria gave me a Brazilian bikini and a full leg in just half hr and on top of it she used a special machine to close your pores so you won't get any ingrown hair.
I'm definitively coming back and I?ll recommend her to all my girlfriends.

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Having a waxing for the first time in a while I'm sure you can imagine I was a tad concerned and nervous. The last brazilian I received was probably the worst pain I have ever experienced in my life. Yes I have a child. Regina was recommended to me by several sources and let me tell you I will never go anywhere else again. Not only did she do an amazing and truly virtually painless waxing she made me feel so comfortable and even gave me dating advice which was right on. REGINA you are amazing and I say thank you and I cannot recommend highly enough. THEN after my non tramatic waxing experience I had my hair blown out by Carmen and OMG really the best blowout ever!!! I work in the fashion industry and have seen it all. I will never go anywhere else. A+++++++++

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★★★★★

Having a waxing for the first time in a while I'm sure you can imagine I was a tad concerned and nervous. The last brazilian I received was probably the worst pain I have ever experienced in my life. Yes I have a child. Regina was recommended to me by several sources and let me tell you I will never go anywhere else again. Not only did she do an amazing and truly virtually painless waxing she made me feel so comfortable and even gave me dating advice which was right on. REGINA you are amazing and I say thank you and I cannot recommend highly enough. THEN after my non tramatic waxing experience I had my hair blown out by Carmen and OMG really the best blowout ever!!! I work in the fashion industry and have seen it all. I will never go anywhere else. A+++++++++

Pros: All

Cons: none

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I went to Maria Bonita Salon & Spa yesterday for a Brazilian wax. This was my first time I ever had this done. The reason why I picked this spa was due to the previous reviews that they received from other patrons. When I got to the spa the reception was very friendly and pleasant. I was then later greeted by Maria who preformed my waxing. Now I have to be complete honest, I did feel some pain. Overall I am very satisfied with my results. I thank God that Maria made me feel comfortable and preformed the procedure very quickly. I definitely plan on going back to see Maria in the near future.

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★★★★★

I went to Maria Bonita Salon & Spa yesterday for a Brazilian wax. This was my first time I ever had this done. The reason why I picked this spa was due to the previous reviews that they received from other patrons. When I got to the spa the reception was very friendly and pleasant. I was then later greeted by Maria who preformed my waxing. Now I have to be complete honest, I did feel some pain. Overall I am very satisfied with my results. I thank God that Maria made me feel comfortable and preformed the procedure very quickly. I definitely plan on going back to see Maria in the near future.

Pros: Staff, Clean, Location

Cons: NONE

 

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