Friday, March 20, 2009

'Thank the Lord. I Can't Wait to Run Out There and Tell the Girls'

Possibly the best news to come out of New Jersey in many years. Things could have gotten really sloppy at the beaches this summer.
Put away the sarongs and bust out the thongs, because the Brazilian wax is back in the Garden State.

Consumer Affairs Director David Szuchman, reacting to disgruntled salon and spa owners, may have rescued genital waxing by rejecting Friday a state Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling proposal to ban the painful procedure.

"Thank the Lord. I can't wait to run out there and tell the girls," said Linda Orsuto, owner of 800 West Salon and Spa in Cherry Hill. "They're going to be so happy."

Last week, the Daily News reported that the board had introduced a proposal to ban genital waxing in New Jersey's spas and salons, something the board claimed was already illegal but never spelled out in the regulations.

The board cited public safety as a main issue, saying that two women injured by Brazilian waxes had come forward with complaints. One of them filed a lawsuit.

Salon owners, including Orsuto, felt that the ban would strip women of a popular, albeit painful, procedure and only contribute to unsafe conditions. Many women, the owners claimed, would try to wax themselves or visit unlicensed spas to maintain hair-free.
The last thing we needed were back-alley bikini waxes.

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