International Salon

★★★★☆
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1714 Sansom St

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Fast, efficient and thorough - what more would you want for a full leg and brazilian wax? Owner is trained as a nurse, treats the waxing like a medical procedure and she is surgical about it - no muss, no fuss, just gets it done and does it well. Really, I've never had better results. This is the go-to place for waxing.

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Fast, efficient and thorough - what more would you want for a full leg and brazilian wax? Owner is trained as a nurse, treats the waxing like a medical procedure and she is surgical about it - no muss, no fuss, just gets it done and does it well. Really, I've never had better results. This is the go-to place for waxing.

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There I was getting my first wax after birth with my new born baby on me!
For those mother??s of new born babies and those to come, this is the place for you. A month and a half after having given birth it was scary to even think about what was going on down there, especially since it had been a good 3-4 months since my last bikini wax ?? being a full 9 months preggers, the last think you are thinking about is getting waxed!
So after a month and a half of having given birth I am ready for my first waxing. I packed up my kid in his infant car seat and headed to Salon International. Just as we were getting to my turn, my baby started crying. I figured that was it, I may as well pack up and go cause there is no way I would be able to let him cry while I get waxed and I was not leaving him. Emma stopped me and said, ??it??s ok, take the child, leave the car seat out front.? That is exactly what I did. She escorted me to her back room, told me to get in position on the waxing bed and lay my baby on my chest. The minute my baby and I laid down, my baby calmed down and enjoyed the scent of his mother. All the while I was also in a calm, relaxed state as I felt my baby??s breathing on my chest.

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There I was getting my first wax after birth with my new born baby on me!
For those mother??s of new born babies and those to come, this is the place for you. A month and a half after having given birth it was scary to even think about what was going on down there, especially since it had been a good 3-4 months since my last bikini wax ?? being a full 9 months preggers, the last think you are thinking about is getting waxed!
So after a month and a half of having given birth I am ready for my first waxing. I packed up my kid in his infant car seat and headed to Salon International. Just as we were getting to my turn, my baby started crying. I figured that was it, I may as well pack up and go cause there is no way I would be able to let him cry while I get waxed and I was not leaving him. Emma stopped me and said, ??it??s ok, take the child, leave the car seat out front.? That is exactly what I did. She escorted me to her back room, told me to get in position on the waxing bed and lay my baby on my chest. The minute my baby and I laid down, my baby calmed down and enjoyed the scent of his mother. All the while I was also in a calm, relaxed state as I felt my baby??s breathing on my chest.

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I've been to many brazilian waxing salons, in different cities. International Salon is the best hands down. Quick, efficient, gets all the business like no other place I've ever been.
Emma and Natalia don't mess around, they're amazing.

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★★★★★

I've been to many brazilian waxing salons, in different cities. International Salon is the best hands down. Quick, efficient, gets all the business like no other place I've ever been.
Emma and Natalia don't mess around, they're amazing.

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"This place is great. And seriously, if you're getting a Brazilian, you can't be faint of heart, and for the record, you're paying her to rip hair out of intimate areas of your body, so you know what you're getting into. Emma is totally endearing, and totally no nonsense, and did I mention you pay her to tip hair out of intimate areas of your body? These women are pros, they're QUICK, they're cheap, and the red bumps and ingrown hairs are not because they're doing a bad job, its because you need to take of your skin after you get a wax because it'll probably be (surprise!) very sensitive for a few hours. My advice is to rub Vaseline on those areas, and you should be fine!"

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★★★★☆

"This place is great. And seriously, if you're getting a Brazilian, you can't be faint of heart, and for the record, you're paying her to rip hair out of intimate areas of your body, so you know what you're getting into. Emma is totally endearing, and totally no nonsense, and did I mention you pay her to tip hair out of intimate areas of your body? These women are pros, they're QUICK, they're cheap, and the red bumps and ingrown hairs are not because they're doing a bad job, its because you need to take of your skin after you get a wax because it'll probably be (surprise!) very sensitive for a few hours. My advice is to rub Vaseline on those areas, and you should be fine!"

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I just got home from my first trip to International Salon where I had a brazillian wax. It wasn't hand holding and bs; it was right to the point and I was down in less than 10 minutes. Not only is it half the price of what I pay at other salons but it is just as efficient and SO QUICK! Granted she was taking off what felt like yards at a time but I was in and then I was out.

It may be a bit brash for a first timer though, but its worth it bc you are in and out within 15 to 20 minutes.

I am now a convert. And seriously its only $35. Thats amazing.

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★★★★☆

I just got home from my first trip to International Salon where I had a brazillian wax. It wasn't hand holding and bs; it was right to the point and I was down in less than 10 minutes. Not only is it half the price of what I pay at other salons but it is just as efficient and SO QUICK! Granted she was taking off what felt like yards at a time but I was in and then I was out.

It may be a bit brash for a first timer though, but its worth it bc you are in and out within 15 to 20 minutes.

I am now a convert. And seriously its only $35. Thats amazing.

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Emma is AMAZING! She is so quick. And the wax was so painless that I

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Emma is AMAZING! She is so quick. And the wax was so painless that I

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There is no place else in the city where you can get a Fantastic wax for cheap and in less than 10 minutes. And the women tell you what to do to take care of your 'area' so you can fully enjoy your wax. Get over the fact that not everyone

6
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There is no place else in the city where you can get a Fantastic wax for cheap and in less than 10 minutes. And the women tell you what to do to take care of your 'area' so you can fully enjoy your wax. Get over the fact that not everyone

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You will get a great wax at International Spa. They are quick and do a great job. I never have problems with ingrown hairs or bumps after my wax.

I agree with some of the other reviewers that the owner is super rude. If you can put

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You will get a great wax at International Spa. They are quick and do a great job. I never have problems with ingrown hairs or bumps after my wax.

I agree with some of the other reviewers that the owner is super rude. If you can put

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Whoever is writing the bad reviews must be competition! I have been going here for years. When I first came to Philadelphia from the south all the girls I met were getting waxed.! went to many places only to be disappointed and wondering

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★★★★★

Whoever is writing the bad reviews must be competition! I have been going here for years. When I first came to Philadelphia from the south all the girls I met were getting waxed.! went to many places only to be disappointed and wondering

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Emmas waxing license should be revoked and the International Salon should be shut down. Her practice is unsafe and unsterile. She bruised me terribly and yelled that it was my fault. Do not listen to the positive reviews, the owner

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★★★★★

Emmas waxing license should be revoked and the International Salon should be shut down. Her practice is unsafe and unsterile. She bruised me terribly and yelled that it was my fault. Do not listen to the positive reviews, the owner

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The first time I got a Brazilian I paid double what I paid here and it was honestly the worst and most painful waxing experience I've ever had. I heard about International Salon through a friend, and I haven't gone anywhere else. Emma and

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★★★★★

The first time I got a Brazilian I paid double what I paid here and it was honestly the worst and most painful waxing experience I've ever had. I heard about International Salon through a friend, and I haven't gone anywhere else. Emma and

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I believe that the owner of this place must be writing her own reviews.\r
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She is very very rude!\r
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Excuse me, this is not an ex-communistic country! \r
This is the USA, for God's sake!\r
You cannot treat your customers that way in

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★★★★★

I believe that the owner of this place must be writing her own reviews.\r
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She is very very rude!\r
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Excuse me, this is not an ex-communistic country! \r
This is the USA, for God's sake!\r
You cannot treat your customers that way in

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For those mother??s of new born babies and those to come, this is the place for you. A month and a half after having given birth it was scary to even think about what was going on down there, especially since it had been a good 3-4 months since my last bikini wax ?? being a full 9 months preggers, the last think you are thinking about is getting waxed!

So after a month and a half of having given birth I am ready for my first waxing. I packed up my kid in his infant car seat and headed to Salon International. Just as we were getting to my turn, my baby started crying. I figured that was it, I may as well pack up and go cause there is no way I would be able to let him cry while I get waxed and I was not leaving him. Emma stopped me and said, ??it??s ok, take the child, leave the car seat out front.? That is exactly what I did. She escorted me to her back room, told me to get in position on the waxing bed and lay my baby on my chest. The minute my baby and I laid down, my baby calmed down and enjoyed the scent of his mother. All the while I was also in a calm, relaxed state as I felt my baby??s breathing on my chest.

5
★★★★★

For those mother??s of new born babies and those to come, this is the place for you. A month and a half after having given birth it was scary to even think about what was going on down there, especially since it had been a good 3-4 months since my last bikini wax ?? being a full 9 months preggers, the last think you are thinking about is getting waxed!

So after a month and a half of having given birth I am ready for my first waxing. I packed up my kid in his infant car seat and headed to Salon International. Just as we were getting to my turn, my baby started crying. I figured that was it, I may as well pack up and go cause there is no way I would be able to let him cry while I get waxed and I was not leaving him. Emma stopped me and said, ??it??s ok, take the child, leave the car seat out front.? That is exactly what I did. She escorted me to her back room, told me to get in position on the waxing bed and lay my baby on my chest. The minute my baby and I laid down, my baby calmed down and enjoyed the scent of his mother. All the while I was also in a calm, relaxed state as I felt my baby??s breathing on my chest.

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I have read the other reviews and my take is this -- I would recommend Emma for the bikini wax. if you are new to the International Salon, please tell them so and Emma will walk you through it and will be very helpful. My first time, I let her know I was nervous and she gave me lots of reassurance and advice on how it can be better next time, all without slowing down. Communicate, listen and take her lead and everything will be fabulous.

5
★★★★★

I have read the other reviews and my take is this -- I would recommend Emma for the bikini wax. if you are new to the International Salon, please tell them so and Emma will walk you through it and will be very helpful. My first time, I let her know I was nervous and she gave me lots of reassurance and advice on how it can be better next time, all without slowing down. Communicate, listen and take her lead and everything will be fabulous.

Pros: fast, painless

Cons: None if you've been other places

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Emma is hands down the best in the country for eyebrows and she does not charge ridiculous fees or take a long time. I recently moved out of state and I'm seriously considering flying back to Philly just to get my eyebrows done by Emma before my wedding. She transforms people in minutes! In other cities around the country, people take way too long and they don't make my eyebrows look half as good.

5
★★★★★

Emma is hands down the best in the country for eyebrows and she does not charge ridiculous fees or take a long time. I recently moved out of state and I'm seriously considering flying back to Philly just to get my eyebrows done by Emma before my wedding. She transforms people in minutes! In other cities around the country, people take way too long and they don't make my eyebrows look half as good.

Pros: fast, well-priced, artistically and skillfully done

Cons: none for eyebrows by Emma

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Stop listening to the people complaining! They're just annoyed they didn't get hugs and kisses. Emma is fast and good at what she does. I got a brazilian wax and it took less than 10 minutes, including me getting undress/dressed. Last time I went she had scented wax, it smelled like chocolate. Although, I said no frills, there's that one. Yes, she's not warm and fuzzy, but who would be after dealing with "down there" and cringing women (and sometimes men) all day? There's only one other person who I have gone to and gotten my bikini down --worst decision ever, but I was out of town and needed one badly. Yes, she might talk on the phone or yell russian, but she's good at what she does and works with her family --who doesn't yell at their family everyone and while haha. All in all, go! No need to spend $60+ dollars, if you need someone to be all warm and fuzzy and spill your feeling too go out to coffee with a girlfriend.

5
★★★★★

Stop listening to the people complaining! They're just annoyed they didn't get hugs and kisses. Emma is fast and good at what she does. I got a brazilian wax and it took less than 10 minutes, including me getting undress/dressed. Last time I went she had scented wax, it smelled like chocolate. Although, I said no frills, there's that one. Yes, she's not warm and fuzzy, but who would be after dealing with "down there" and cringing women (and sometimes men) all day? There's only one other person who I have gone to and gotten my bikini down --worst decision ever, but I was out of town and needed one badly. Yes, she might talk on the phone or yell russian, but she's good at what she does and works with her family --who doesn't yell at their family everyone and while haha. All in all, go! No need to spend $60+ dollars, if you need someone to be all warm and fuzzy and spill your feeling too go out to coffee with a girlfriend.

Pros: FAST, EASY, LESS PAIN, SCENTED WAX, CHEAP

Cons: NO FRILLS

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Emma and her daughter give my the best brow wax in the city. However, Emma is rude beyond belief. She once waxed my brows while on the phone. No lie. But they looked great. I once let her give me a brazilian, I think she used "packaging" tape. It was awful. Total Serenity is much better, but double the price. If you are looking for warm and cozy, this isn't the place.

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★★★☆☆

Emma and her daughter give my the best brow wax in the city. However, Emma is rude beyond belief. She once waxed my brows while on the phone. No lie. But they looked great. I once let her give me a brazilian, I think she used "packaging" tape. It was awful. Total Serenity is much better, but double the price. If you are looking for warm and cozy, this isn't the place.

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I've been going to International Salon for about a year and have had fabulous results from both Emma and her daughter. They're very thorough and sanitary.

I was so nervous my first time, but it's over in a flash and worth every penny. They're prices are the most reasonable by far, making most clients repeat customers.

It can get busy on the weekends but they keep you moving so the wait time isn't too bad. Definitely worth checking out if you're a first-timer or looking to try a new salon!

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★★★★☆

I've been going to International Salon for about a year and have had fabulous results from both Emma and her daughter. They're very thorough and sanitary.

I was so nervous my first time, but it's over in a flash and worth every penny. They're prices are the most reasonable by far, making most clients repeat customers.

It can get busy on the weekends but they keep you moving so the wait time isn't too bad. Definitely worth checking out if you're a first-timer or looking to try a new salon!

Pros: cheap, quick, convenient hours

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i agree with the person who asked where everyone is getting brazillians. i've been getting them for some time in ny/nj and this might be the best for the PRICE, but you get what you pay for. i've gone 3 times, hoping it would get better, but i'd rather just spend $60 or more bucks somewhere to get it done right. emma is rude, coming out of her room after every customer yelling in russian makes me feel like a seinfeld episode, it makes me want to find a russian speaking friend to go in there with me to see what she's saying about everyone. she leaves hair, slaps wax on any old kind of way and rips without making sure she gets EVERYWHERE, which is the point of getting a brazilian. she says she charges more depending on your "situation", (which i think is fair and funny) but for the extra $ you would think she would at least try to get ALL of that extra hair!!! for those of you who say she's the BEST, if you havent tried someone else, try another place, pay a few more bucks and see if theres a difference. she's ok in a pinch, on a week when $35 is what i can afford, but ONLY then. there are other places in town where you wont feel violated when you leave.

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★★☆☆☆

i agree with the person who asked where everyone is getting brazillians. i've been getting them for some time in ny/nj and this might be the best for the PRICE, but you get what you pay for. i've gone 3 times, hoping it would get better, but i'd rather just spend $60 or more bucks somewhere to get it done right. emma is rude, coming out of her room after every customer yelling in russian makes me feel like a seinfeld episode, it makes me want to find a russian speaking friend to go in there with me to see what she's saying about everyone. she leaves hair, slaps wax on any old kind of way and rips without making sure she gets EVERYWHERE, which is the point of getting a brazilian. she says she charges more depending on your "situation", (which i think is fair and funny) but for the extra $ you would think she would at least try to get ALL of that extra hair!!! for those of you who say she's the BEST, if you havent tried someone else, try another place, pay a few more bucks and see if theres a difference. she's ok in a pinch, on a week when $35 is what i can afford, but ONLY then. there are other places in town where you wont feel violated when you leave.

Pros: quick

Cons: rude, sloppy

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I have been going to the International Salon for over a year. Recently, my fiance, being the nice man that he is, got me a gift certificate to a high end salon in Philadelphia. I paid $80 for a Brazilian. It was the most painful waxing I had ever received. The esthetician took forever and left me bruised and swollen. The entire time all I could think about was jumping off the table and running to Emma and letting her complete the job. Believe me, save your money and head to the International Salon. No frills, but fast and painless. She's the best!!

5
★★★★★

I have been going to the International Salon for over a year. Recently, my fiance, being the nice man that he is, got me a gift certificate to a high end salon in Philadelphia. I paid $80 for a Brazilian. It was the most painful waxing I had ever received. The esthetician took forever and left me bruised and swollen. The entire time all I could think about was jumping off the table and running to Emma and letting her complete the job. Believe me, save your money and head to the International Salon. No frills, but fast and painless. She's the best!!

Pros: Painless

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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I had been loyal to my previous waxer for almost ten years but I went to International once in a pinch and I've been going ever since. It's very convenient and you're done in literally 5 minutes. The ladies are a little scary so don't expect to exchange pleasantries or be coddled. It's worth it, though, because they are clean and efficient and Emma also gives great advice on how to care for yourself post wax which is key!

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★★★★☆

I had been loyal to my previous waxer for almost ten years but I went to International once in a pinch and I've been going ever since. It's very convenient and you're done in literally 5 minutes. The ladies are a little scary so don't expect to exchange pleasantries or be coddled. It's worth it, though, because they are clean and efficient and Emma also gives great advice on how to care for yourself post wax which is key!

Pros: Quick, thorough, no appointments

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Emma is absolutely amazing! Her daughter Natasha is just as good! This wax is cheap, a lot less painful than other places I have been too, and SO QUICK. I definitely recommend her. The first time being waxed is by far the most but if you keep up with it and go consistently it barely hurts at all and your hair grows back slower!

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★★★★★

Emma is absolutely amazing! Her daughter Natasha is just as good! This wax is cheap, a lot less painful than other places I have been too, and SO QUICK. I definitely recommend her. The first time being waxed is by far the most but if you keep up with it and go consistently it barely hurts at all and your hair grows back slower!

Pros: affordable, quick, less painful than other places

Cons: None.

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This place is the best! I had never had any waxing done before, and when I read the reviews, I decided to check it out! The women here do a really great job and it doesn't hurt at all! I am an African American woman, and sometimes shaving can cause bumps, but since I've been getting waxed the bumps are going away! You can't beat their prices either! Emma will get you in and out in no time at all! Try it out!

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★★★★★

This place is the best! I had never had any waxing done before, and when I read the reviews, I decided to check it out! The women here do a really great job and it doesn't hurt at all! I am an African American woman, and sometimes shaving can cause bumps, but since I've been getting waxed the bumps are going away! You can't beat their prices either! Emma will get you in and out in no time at all! Try it out!

Pros: Quick and easy! Can't beat the prices!

Cons: None!

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This is the best waxing place ever!!! I have been a steady customer for 2 years and i will be loyal until I decide to move anywhere else. If you don't try it you'll never know what it's like to go somewhere that you can get in, get bald, pay and leave in 15 min. or less. Leaving there you feel like you just made a great decision and can laugh at anyone who paid upwards of 50 for ANY type of bikini/Brazilian waxing. The one and only Emma is the BEST. End of story.

5
★★★★★

This is the best waxing place ever!!! I have been a steady customer for 2 years and i will be loyal until I decide to move anywhere else. If you don't try it you'll never know what it's like to go somewhere that you can get in, get bald, pay and leave in 15 min. or less. Leaving there you feel like you just made a great decision and can laugh at anyone who paid upwards of 50 for ANY type of bikini/Brazilian waxing. The one and only Emma is the BEST. End of story.

Pros: best wax ever

Cons: NONE

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I went to get a wax there and Emma worked wonders. It was cheap, quick and painless. She was super friendly and it is clear that she truly cares for her customers.

5
★★★★★

I went to get a wax there and Emma worked wonders. It was cheap, quick and painless. She was super friendly and it is clear that she truly cares for her customers.

Pros: cheap, painless, quick

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Emma is positively the best waxer in Philly. I tried many other salons and there is no comparison. Of course, it?s impossible to please everyone. Let?s face it; it is very difficult to do what she does.

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★★★★★

Emma is positively the best waxer in Philly. I tried many other salons and there is no comparison. Of course, it?s impossible to please everyone. Let?s face it; it is very difficult to do what she does.

Pros: quick and clean.

Cons: none.

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I have no idea why anyone would leave a good review for Emma. She is rude, careless and waxes you with some type of duct tape. She left patches of hair on me and I had to have it fixed by another REAL salon. Seriously, please do not go there. It is an experience you will regret. There are a lot of other places in Philadelphia that will give you a great waxing for only $10-$15 more. The only person that could be giving Emma good reviews is herself. Yes, it's cheap...but you'll pay more to have the damage she does undone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have no idea why anyone would leave a good review for Emma. She is rude, careless and waxes you with some type of duct tape. She left patches of hair on me and I had to have it fixed by another REAL salon. Seriously, please do not go there. It is an experience you will regret. There are a lot of other places in Philadelphia that will give you a great waxing for only $10-$15 more. The only person that could be giving Emma good reviews is herself. Yes, it's cheap...but you'll pay more to have the damage she does undone.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Careless, rude, costs you more to have it fixed, and PAINFUL

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I can honestly say that this wasn't half as bad as i thought! it was quick, not quite painless, but very quick, which i liked. I had my first brazilian, and since i was a bit hairy, it was $40 and it took about 5-8 minutes, tops. I had emma, of course, and she was nice. A bit sure of herself, but what can you say, she's proud of herself. There they use a brown chocolate wax, which wasnt bad at all. She did talk me through it which made it a lot easier. She probably did about 7-10 rips, and i was done! The pain is nothing like you think. A very dull pain, but as long as you are relaxed, you should b fine. I will definately come back to see emma. Now ladies, understand that if your hair is longer, then at any time, when she pulls the strip, the hair strand can break, leaving shorter stubble that can't be gripped next time. so i had a few stray hairs, and its understandable since they were too short to grip. But by the time you went through getting every hair pulled out, tweezing strays will be easy peasy. I love being bald, and I could definately deal with this every three weeks. I really think that if you go in with a positive attitude like i did, you'll be fine. I just went in thinking it'll ony be 10 minutes, i can do it! of course you get butterflies if its your first time, but it really isnt that bad. I am very satisfied with my wax , so go on and see Emma, you know you want to...! its soooo worth it! I am a believer in international and being waxed is so smooth, fun and attractive, so go for it!

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★★★★★

I can honestly say that this wasn't half as bad as i thought! it was quick, not quite painless, but very quick, which i liked. I had my first brazilian, and since i was a bit hairy, it was $40 and it took about 5-8 minutes, tops. I had emma, of course, and she was nice. A bit sure of herself, but what can you say, she's proud of herself. There they use a brown chocolate wax, which wasnt bad at all. She did talk me through it which made it a lot easier. She probably did about 7-10 rips, and i was done! The pain is nothing like you think. A very dull pain, but as long as you are relaxed, you should b fine. I will definately come back to see emma. Now ladies, understand that if your hair is longer, then at any time, when she pulls the strip, the hair strand can break, leaving shorter stubble that can't be gripped next time. so i had a few stray hairs, and its understandable since they were too short to grip. But by the time you went through getting every hair pulled out, tweezing strays will be easy peasy. I love being bald, and I could definately deal with this every three weeks. I really think that if you go in with a positive attitude like i did, you'll be fine. I just went in thinking it'll ony be 10 minutes, i can do it! of course you get butterflies if its your first time, but it really isnt that bad. I am very satisfied with my wax , so go on and see Emma, you know you want to...! its soooo worth it! I am a believer in international and being waxed is so smooth, fun and attractive, so go for it!

Pros: it was quick and straight to the point. got just what i expected. and it didnt hurt THAT BAD

Cons: not as painless as everyone says!!

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I always go to Emma for bikini wax. She's the best!!!! it's always quick and almost painless..... I can surf the web, while Emma is working on her magic of waxing.... and BAM!!!! it's all done...

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★★★★★

I always go to Emma for bikini wax. She's the best!!!! it's always quick and almost painless..... I can surf the web, while Emma is working on her magic of waxing.... and BAM!!!! it's all done...

Pros: quick, clean and (almost)painless

Cons: none

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I went to Emma the first time this summer and I don't think I will be able to get a bikini wax anywhere else ever again. Emma is knowledeable, quick, as painless as possible, and it is also much less expensive than any other place out there. International Salon is a must if you are downtown and seeking some beauty remedies, I will continue to give my business for years to come.

5
★★★★★

I went to Emma the first time this summer and I don't think I will be able to get a bikini wax anywhere else ever again. Emma is knowledeable, quick, as painless as possible, and it is also much less expensive than any other place out there. International Salon is a must if you are downtown and seeking some beauty remedies, I will continue to give my business for years to come.

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This place is great for many reasons! This is the fastest brazilian waxing for a great price. Emma definitely knows what she is doing and does it so well. My whole family is a fan of Emma and we will keep going there!

5
★★★★★

This place is great for many reasons! This is the fastest brazilian waxing for a great price. Emma definitely knows what she is doing and does it so well. My whole family is a fan of Emma and we will keep going there!

Pros: cheap, fast service, quality waxing

Cons: none!

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I travel from Jersey to come for Emma's service. My objective is to get a good brazilian, at the cheapest price, in the shortest amount of time. Consider it done at this salon. However, it is extremely no frills. IT IS NOT A SPA. If you're looking for soft music, earth tone holistic ambience, and a staff devoted to customer service. This is not it. Personally, I don't want to spend an hour of the day getting a brazilian. I'm a no-nonsense type of chick. And they are a no-nonsense salon. Five minutes and you're done. It fulfills everything I'm looking for and I will continue to be a dedicated customer.

Key note= I don't know what wax they use, but it's amazing! It smells great and it never irritates my skin, like all other waxes.

4
★★★★☆

I travel from Jersey to come for Emma's service. My objective is to get a good brazilian, at the cheapest price, in the shortest amount of time. Consider it done at this salon. However, it is extremely no frills. IT IS NOT A SPA. If you're looking for soft music, earth tone holistic ambience, and a staff devoted to customer service. This is not it. Personally, I don't want to spend an hour of the day getting a brazilian. I'm a no-nonsense type of chick. And they are a no-nonsense salon. Five minutes and you're done. It fulfills everything I'm looking for and I will continue to be a dedicated customer.

Key note= I don't know what wax they use, but it's amazing! It smells great and it never irritates my skin, like all other waxes.

Pros: Speed, price, quality of wax

Cons: Friendliness, ambience

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I went to International Salon after reading good city search reviews because my previous waxer changed location. When Emma finished the service, I couldn?t wait to write my experience on here. It was incredible. The Salon was friendly, clean and it was the best service I ever had. I?ve never seen a woman work so hard and satisfy so many people. She doesn?t need to BS because she is a Pro. Everybody there was very happy. Thank you Emma!!! I?ll be back!

5
★★★★★

I went to International Salon after reading good city search reviews because my previous waxer changed location. When Emma finished the service, I couldn?t wait to write my experience on here. It was incredible. The Salon was friendly, clean and it was the best service I ever had. I?ve never seen a woman work so hard and satisfy so many people. She doesn?t need to BS because she is a Pro. Everybody there was very happy. Thank you Emma!!! I?ll be back!

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Went to the salon for a leg wax (a test drive before I'd consider entrusting a brazilian to Emma, especially given some of the reviews here). The best part was that I just walked in, no appointment needed, and walked out in 20 min. Emma says she is the best in the country and she is good - quick and painless - but she is a bit too quick and haphazard, which did leave stray hairs behind. More bad: other places (including no-frills nail salons) take more care after the deed is done - lavender oil, etc - both to soothe and to get rid of leftover traces of wax. Emma just slathered some vaseline cream, so I felt sticky until i could get home and shower. And the place is not clean - I am not expecting doctor's office clean and latex gloves, but the tiles were filthy and she did not wash her hands before she started (she was dragging the trashbin out of the room before she ushered me in). And to top it off - the experience was only $15-$20 cheaper than what the full service spas charge. The brazilian may be a bargain in comparison, but I know I am not going back to Emma to get one.

3
★★★☆☆

Went to the salon for a leg wax (a test drive before I'd consider entrusting a brazilian to Emma, especially given some of the reviews here). The best part was that I just walked in, no appointment needed, and walked out in 20 min. Emma says she is the best in the country and she is good - quick and painless - but she is a bit too quick and haphazard, which did leave stray hairs behind. More bad: other places (including no-frills nail salons) take more care after the deed is done - lavender oil, etc - both to soothe and to get rid of leftover traces of wax. Emma just slathered some vaseline cream, so I felt sticky until i could get home and shower. And the place is not clean - I am not expecting doctor's office clean and latex gloves, but the tiles were filthy and she did not wash her hands before she started (she was dragging the trashbin out of the room before she ushered me in). And to top it off - the experience was only $15-$20 cheaper than what the full service spas charge. The brazilian may be a bargain in comparison, but I know I am not going back to Emma to get one.

Pros: quick, no appointment needed, relatively cheap

Cons: unsanitary, skimps on basic post-wax treatment

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"This place is great. And seriously, if you're getting a Brazilian, you can't be faint of heart, and for the record, you're paying her to rip hair out of intimate areas of your body, so you know what you're getting into. Emma is totally endearing, and totally no nonsense, and did I mention you pay her to tip hair out of intimate areas of your body? These women are pros, they're QUICK, they're cheap, and the red bumps and ingrown hairs are not because they're doing a bad job, its because you need to take of your skin after you get a wax because it'll probably be (surprise!) very sensitive for a few hours. My advice is to rub Vaseline on those areas, and you should be fine!"

5
★★★★★

"This place is great. And seriously, if you're getting a Brazilian, you can't be faint of heart, and for the record, you're paying her to rip hair out of intimate areas of your body, so you know what you're getting into. Emma is totally endearing, and totally no nonsense, and did I mention you pay her to tip hair out of intimate areas of your body? These women are pros, they're QUICK, they're cheap, and the red bumps and ingrown hairs are not because they're doing a bad job, its because you need to take of your skin after you get a wax because it'll probably be (surprise!) very sensitive for a few hours. My advice is to rub Vaseline on those areas, and you should be fine!"

Pros: quick and cheap and THOROUGH (they get all the hair down there)

Cons: they speak Ukrainian and you might feel awkwardly like you don't know where to go or what to do

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Emma, brings international techniques and more than thirty years of expertise in waxing. She does my
brazilian quick and pain free. I tell everyone about International salon, because I always leave happy.

5
★★★★★

Emma, brings international techniques and more than thirty years of expertise in waxing. She does my
brazilian quick and pain free. I tell everyone about International salon, because I always leave happy.

Pros: The best service

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Finally my search for a salon to get a proper bikini wax is over. For the past eight years I've been trying to find a place where I can go and not feel embarrassed about how much hair I have, where I have it and how "yes, I want it all off and yes, from everywhere** ". I may have tried more than 30 different salons/spas from New York to DC (I travel for work) that claim they do Brazilian waxing and have never been as happy and hairless as I was yesterday when Emma was done with me. She was very thorough and got every hair out. No lines of hair left over in a dark corner. Some other salons would do a mediocre job and charge huge amounts of money or take half a day to do it and then I would start to feel sorry for the girl who's doing the waxing since she would start to look like she needs a vacation. Emma was done with the Brazilian in about 5 minutes and then did my legs and back in about another 15mins. I wasn't looking for frills I was looking for a great wax and I found it at The International Salon in Philadelphia. I was so happy with the job that I let Emma do my eyebrow too. She did a great job at shaping them too. So I would say I've found MY waxing salon.

5
★★★★★

Finally my search for a salon to get a proper bikini wax is over. For the past eight years I've been trying to find a place where I can go and not feel embarrassed about how much hair I have, where I have it and how "yes, I want it all off and yes, from everywhere** ". I may have tried more than 30 different salons/spas from New York to DC (I travel for work) that claim they do Brazilian waxing and have never been as happy and hairless as I was yesterday when Emma was done with me. She was very thorough and got every hair out. No lines of hair left over in a dark corner. Some other salons would do a mediocre job and charge huge amounts of money or take half a day to do it and then I would start to feel sorry for the girl who's doing the waxing since she would start to look like she needs a vacation. Emma was done with the Brazilian in about 5 minutes and then did my legs and back in about another 15mins. I wasn't looking for frills I was looking for a great wax and I found it at The International Salon in Philadelphia. I was so happy with the job that I let Emma do my eyebrow too. She did a great job at shaping them too. So I would say I've found MY waxing salon.

Pros: Experienced, Fast, Thorough

Cons: None

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After reading so many positive reviews here on Citysearch I decided to give International Salon a shot. I was a little nervous about getting a brazilian but Emma told me, "Don't worry. I am the best, you will see." And she was! She was literally 5 mins and removed everything. Both Emma and her mom were super nice and made me feel comfortable. I was very pleased with my experience at International Salon and will be back. I have also recommended Emma to all of my friends!

5
★★★★★

After reading so many positive reviews here on Citysearch I decided to give International Salon a shot. I was a little nervous about getting a brazilian but Emma told me, "Don't worry. I am the best, you will see." And she was! She was literally 5 mins and removed everything. Both Emma and her mom were super nice and made me feel comfortable. I was very pleased with my experience at International Salon and will be back. I have also recommended Emma to all of my friends!

Pros: quick work, no appointments, low cost,

Cons: none

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I use to go to Tatiana, but when she moved to Jenkintown, the drive was too much for me. Reading the online reviews, I was pretty excited about International Spa. The best part? NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED! I walked over after work and was seen in a few mins. I was excited to get the Famous Emma, who is total business, but has small talk in the short 4 min wax. she said "you will see, I am the best". at the end, I had to agree with her. I hadn't been waxed in over 6 months, so I was expecting SOME pain. surprisingly no pain at all! What an experience!! and the price?? CAN'T BEAT IT!! I was so excited I had to call all my friends. I will def be a client of International Spa!! Thanks Emma!

5
★★★★★

I use to go to Tatiana, but when she moved to Jenkintown, the drive was too much for me. Reading the online reviews, I was pretty excited about International Spa. The best part? NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED! I walked over after work and was seen in a few mins. I was excited to get the Famous Emma, who is total business, but has small talk in the short 4 min wax. she said "you will see, I am the best". at the end, I had to agree with her. I hadn't been waxed in over 6 months, so I was expecting SOME pain. surprisingly no pain at all! What an experience!! and the price?? CAN'T BEAT IT!! I was so excited I had to call all my friends. I will def be a client of International Spa!! Thanks Emma!

Pros: Walk-in, little to no wait, great prices, quick and efficient service

Cons: none

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Emma may be no-frills, but the absolute best! I'm fairly new to the Brazilian scene, and got my first one done at a fancy Main Line salon. After spending too much on a wax that wasn't that great, I looked around and read about International Salon. I'm never going anywhere else. I was very nervous and even a little embarrassed (to be honest, I'm a little on the hirsute side. To be hairy and have extremely sensitive skin might be one of the worst things, superficially speaking) but Emma made me very comfortable with her quick, no-nonsense technique. It was over before I knew it -- and with the amount of work she had to do, that's very impressive. The fact that she's an RN and has been in the business for over 30 years is even more comforting. That's why I'm baffled by the detractors -- if she's such a health hazard or so bad at her craft, why would Allure magazine be consistently rating her the best in Philly? Bottom line -- she's great.

5
★★★★★

Emma may be no-frills, but the absolute best! I'm fairly new to the Brazilian scene, and got my first one done at a fancy Main Line salon. After spending too much on a wax that wasn't that great, I looked around and read about International Salon. I'm never going anywhere else. I was very nervous and even a little embarrassed (to be honest, I'm a little on the hirsute side. To be hairy and have extremely sensitive skin might be one of the worst things, superficially speaking) but Emma made me very comfortable with her quick, no-nonsense technique. It was over before I knew it -- and with the amount of work she had to do, that's very impressive. The fact that she's an RN and has been in the business for over 30 years is even more comforting. That's why I'm baffled by the detractors -- if she's such a health hazard or so bad at her craft, why would Allure magazine be consistently rating her the best in Philly? Bottom line -- she's great.

Pros: quality of service, price, finished "product"

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This was my first time getting a Brazilian and boy was I scared!! But I am glad I came here. You can tell a good place by how packed it is. Even on a Tuesday at 1pm, she had a line! Aside from waiting for the 5 people ahead of me, when it was my turn, I was in and out in, NO JOKE, 5 minutes!! I've gotten my eyebrows waxed at other salons before and my brazilian was done a lot faster than that!! This place is no frills so if you are expecting a very zen place with stone fountains and bonzai trees, then this is not for you. If you are looking for get a quick Brazilian, then this is for you! Who can argue with a $35 Brazilian done in 5 minutes?? Not me, that's for sure! I will definitely visit this salon again!

5
★★★★★

This was my first time getting a Brazilian and boy was I scared!! But I am glad I came here. You can tell a good place by how packed it is. Even on a Tuesday at 1pm, she had a line! Aside from waiting for the 5 people ahead of me, when it was my turn, I was in and out in, NO JOKE, 5 minutes!! I've gotten my eyebrows waxed at other salons before and my brazilian was done a lot faster than that!! This place is no frills so if you are expecting a very zen place with stone fountains and bonzai trees, then this is not for you. If you are looking for get a quick Brazilian, then this is for you! Who can argue with a $35 Brazilian done in 5 minutes?? Not me, that's for sure! I will definitely visit this salon again!

Pros: Quick, Cheap!!

Cons: None

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I hate and dread nothing more than a bikini wax. Emma walked in and i began to hypervenilate. She told me to relax and put me at ease. She was quick, and and i only really flinched once. it was the best brazilian i've ever gotten. i still cant believe how painless it was compared to my past experience elsewhere. I know not to go anywhere else. And how fast she was. At other places i've awkwardley layed on that table for at least 30 minutes. Where Emma only took about 5 minutes (at the most). Now i will definitely be a regular.

5
★★★★★

I hate and dread nothing more than a bikini wax. Emma walked in and i began to hypervenilate. She told me to relax and put me at ease. She was quick, and and i only really flinched once. it was the best brazilian i've ever gotten. i still cant believe how painless it was compared to my past experience elsewhere. I know not to go anywhere else. And how fast she was. At other places i've awkwardley layed on that table for at least 30 minutes. Where Emma only took about 5 minutes (at the most). Now i will definitely be a regular.

Pros: no pain, walk-ins, knowledgeable

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I went to the International Salon for the first time yesterday. The customer service was excellent. It was my first time waxing EVER and Emma made the experience as painless as possible. That is, she was very nice, made sure to make attempts to distract me and the process was very quick. She mentioned that she has owned the salon for over thirty years. She definitely knows what she is doing. Also, "Mom," as i heard others in the salon calling her, was extremely friendly too. It was an all around great experience. I will definitely go back.

5
★★★★★

I went to the International Salon for the first time yesterday. The customer service was excellent. It was my first time waxing EVER and Emma made the experience as painless as possible. That is, she was very nice, made sure to make attempts to distract me and the process was very quick. She mentioned that she has owned the salon for over thirty years. She definitely knows what she is doing. Also, "Mom," as i heard others in the salon calling her, was extremely friendly too. It was an all around great experience. I will definitely go back.

Pros: quick service, great customer service, good price.

Cons: none

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This place is efficient, effective and clean. It is a no-frills approach to services that people need on the go. I have been going here for over 3 years and have never had a bad experience. Any reviewer that calls this place unsanitary is either lying or very confused. I HIGHLY recommend this place. If you are looking for an extra frilly pampering, this not the place for you. But if you want a crisp, clean, reasonably priced, quick wax, mani or pedi, this is definitely the place for you. As for any bad reviews you may read? All I can say is that someone could eat at Le Bec Fin and have ONE bad meal. This doesn't take away from the legacy. International Spa on Sansom has been doing a good job for over 30 years.

5
★★★★★

This place is efficient, effective and clean. It is a no-frills approach to services that people need on the go. I have been going here for over 3 years and have never had a bad experience. Any reviewer that calls this place unsanitary is either lying or very confused. I HIGHLY recommend this place. If you are looking for an extra frilly pampering, this not the place for you. But if you want a crisp, clean, reasonably priced, quick wax, mani or pedi, this is definitely the place for you. As for any bad reviews you may read? All I can say is that someone could eat at Le Bec Fin and have ONE bad meal. This doesn't take away from the legacy. International Spa on Sansom has been doing a good job for over 30 years.

Pros: Quick, Clean, Reasonably Priced

Cons: n/a

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I have been going to Emma for two years. I had never had a Brazilian wax done before and I asked around my office. Emma came highly recommended. The first time I went there I was nervous (since the whole process was new to me) but Emma immediately put me at ease. She spoke to me the whole time and before I knew it, I was finished!! Emma is the ONLY person I would ever go to for waxes. Her shop is very friendly and family oriented (Emma, her daughter, and her mother). When you walk through the door Emma immediately puts a smile on her face and welcomes you. Her daughter Natasha is really friendly and funny!! If given the choice between going some place and paying top dollar for a wax and being treated like nothing more than a "client" or would you rather go to a place where you are treated like a "woman". Don't let one bad review deter you from going to International Salon and Spa. I actually like the fact that Emma pulls out the tweezers every now and then. It only goes to prove how thorough of a job Emma does! I guarantee you -- if you go to Emma you won't go to anyone else -- she is the BEST!

5
★★★★★

I have been going to Emma for two years. I had never had a Brazilian wax done before and I asked around my office. Emma came highly recommended. The first time I went there I was nervous (since the whole process was new to me) but Emma immediately put me at ease. She spoke to me the whole time and before I knew it, I was finished!! Emma is the ONLY person I would ever go to for waxes. Her shop is very friendly and family oriented (Emma, her daughter, and her mother). When you walk through the door Emma immediately puts a smile on her face and welcomes you. Her daughter Natasha is really friendly and funny!! If given the choice between going some place and paying top dollar for a wax and being treated like nothing more than a "client" or would you rather go to a place where you are treated like a "woman". Don't let one bad review deter you from going to International Salon and Spa. I actually like the fact that Emma pulls out the tweezers every now and then. It only goes to prove how thorough of a job Emma does! I guarantee you -- if you go to Emma you won't go to anyone else -- she is the BEST!

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I found out about International Salon and Emma through Citysearch and I agree with all the positive commentary. I was warmly received and given the best service - the quickest , painless, best bikini I ever had. The lady even took the time to remove coarse, stubby hairs with tweezers (which were completely sanitary, in regards to previous poster).
It sounds suspicious to me that the person who wrote a bad review suggested another salon. Of course you can not satisfy everyone, but 99% of the reviews are outstanding and I totally agree with them. Intl Salon is busy is for a reason!
Though the salon is busy, you'll be in and out in no time. The service is terrific! I strongly recommend International Salon.

5
★★★★★

I found out about International Salon and Emma through Citysearch and I agree with all the positive commentary. I was warmly received and given the best service - the quickest , painless, best bikini I ever had. The lady even took the time to remove coarse, stubby hairs with tweezers (which were completely sanitary, in regards to previous poster).
It sounds suspicious to me that the person who wrote a bad review suggested another salon. Of course you can not satisfy everyone, but 99% of the reviews are outstanding and I totally agree with them. Intl Salon is busy is for a reason!
Though the salon is busy, you'll be in and out in no time. The service is terrific! I strongly recommend International Salon.

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I have have gone to other places for a brazilian and International spa is the worst place. I think the ladies are friendly and nice and I had no issues with the no frills bare bones set up. However I was in the "fancy" room and I think the place is unsanitary. Furthermore, wax was slathered all over my bikini area and ripped off abruptly and haphazzardly. Regardless of the pain, the technique was terrible. Furthermore, without my consent, Emma decided she had to remove and ingrown hair and cut it out of me with her tweezers, while professing its ok she is an RN and this is what a doctor would do. My husband is a Doctor and assured me that what happend there was wrong.Aside from the unsanitariness, you cannot just perform a surgical procedure on someone without asking. Furthermore, I do not belive for a second she knew what she was doing. While yes the wax was quick and cheap it was horrible. She left wax all over my bikini are and legs.....and i have tons of strays hairs left. The worst part is that two days later I was still in so much pain, and broke out with close to 75 white heads all over my bikini area. My husband said I had the beginings of an infection and clearly something was not right with her technique. whether it was a sanitary issue or the way she performed the waxing, I would advise women to proceed with caution. Yes, she is sheap, yes she is quick, but my regular waxer is just as quick, although more expensive. I highly recommne Elan Spa at the marriot. Ask for Effie. she is professional and just as quick and never once left me with a rash, or performed a surgical procedure on me. UPDATE: In response to post above that stated my post sounded suspicious b/c I referenced another salon -I only did that b/c there were a few negative posts and I wanted to list someone who I know is quick. I have no vested interested in the salon I mentioned or Emma's and I only posted to make others aware that you can have a bad experience. I stand by my post 100%.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I have have gone to other places for a brazilian and International spa is the worst place. I think the ladies are friendly and nice and I had no issues with the no frills bare bones set up. However I was in the "fancy" room and I think the place is unsanitary. Furthermore, wax was slathered all over my bikini area and ripped off abruptly and haphazzardly. Regardless of the pain, the technique was terrible. Furthermore, without my consent, Emma decided she had to remove and ingrown hair and cut it out of me with her tweezers, while professing its ok she is an RN and this is what a doctor would do. My husband is a Doctor and assured me that what happend there was wrong.Aside from the unsanitariness, you cannot just perform a surgical procedure on someone without asking. Furthermore, I do not belive for a second she knew what she was doing. While yes the wax was quick and cheap it was horrible. She left wax all over my bikini are and legs.....and i have tons of strays hairs left. The worst part is that two days later I was still in so much pain, and broke out with close to 75 white heads all over my bikini area. My husband said I had the beginings of an infection and clearly something was not right with her technique. whether it was a sanitary issue or the way she performed the waxing, I would advise women to proceed with caution. Yes, she is sheap, yes she is quick, but my regular waxer is just as quick, although more expensive. I highly recommne Elan Spa at the marriot. Ask for Effie. she is professional and just as quick and never once left me with a rash, or performed a surgical procedure on me. UPDATE: In response to post above that stated my post sounded suspicious b/c I referenced another salon -I only did that b/c there were a few negative posts and I wanted to list someone who I know is quick. I have no vested interested in the salon I mentioned or Emma's and I only posted to make others aware that you can have a bad experience. I stand by my post 100%.

Pros: People are nice.

Cons: I do not think this place is safe

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Emma is simply the best! Not only is she precise but she's super fast! Her salon is cute and clean, I wouldn't go anywhere else!

5
★★★★★

Emma is simply the best! Not only is she precise but she's super fast! Her salon is cute and clean, I wouldn't go anywhere else!

Pros: very clean, fast, awesome waxing!

Cons: nothing at all

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I decided to try International Salon after I read all the reviews and especially for such a great price. Yes, it is true that you don't have the atmosphere and pampering at International Salon that you will at an expensive salon, but for something you want to get over as quickly as possible, this is the best wax place ever! It was over so quickly and was SO much less painful than the others I have gotten! I was in and out of the room in under 10 minutes - the wax itself was less. I definitely recommend it!

5
★★★★★

I decided to try International Salon after I read all the reviews and especially for such a great price. Yes, it is true that you don't have the atmosphere and pampering at International Salon that you will at an expensive salon, but for something you want to get over as quickly as possible, this is the best wax place ever! It was over so quickly and was SO much less painful than the others I have gotten! I was in and out of the room in under 10 minutes - the wax itself was less. I definitely recommend it!

Pros: Quick, cheap, as painless as possible

Cons: Atmosphere, Awkwardness

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What they say is true. Emma is the best out there. Fast, efficient and funny. You can't pay me to go anywhere else.

5
★★★★★

What they say is true. Emma is the best out there. Fast, efficient and funny. You can't pay me to go anywhere else.

Pros: fast, inexpensive

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