Warning: This may include some TMI
If you know me and/or have frequented my blog, you’ll know that I get brazilian’s frequently from one place & one waxer, Karmjeet at Shobha threading. (CLICK HERE for referenced post)
I’m going to give you a little background information first. I started seeing Karmjeet at Shobah’s SoHo location, until she moved to Mid-town sometime last year. Being a loyal client, I followed her there, and continued getting waxes from her. I work & live in Brooklyn, and trooping to Mid-town for a 5-7 minute session, just didn’t seem worth it anymore; therefore, I began to look for a place as comparable to Shobha.
One of my best friends who has gone to Shobha before told me about this place, Vada Spa. She said they were clean, cheaper, and they didn’t double dip. All bonuses in my book. I also heard about Vada Spa via lifebooker.com since they had a MINX nail promotion featuring Vada Spa, in which I purchased a ticket for. Anyway, I ended up going to Vada this past Wednesday, May 5, 2010.
I was greeted by Kate, who offered me a choice of Chardonnay or Merlot to relax. I arrived 15 minutes early, so I had to wait for my appointment time, which was 6:00 pm. I didn’t mind. At 6pm, my waxer, Lara came to get me, and I was taken into a private room where there was just a stand with two containers of wax on the heaters which were wrapped in foil (why? I don’t know), and the waxing table. I was nervous because I saw no gloves, no spatulas, nothing.
Lara came back after I was undressed, and put some gloves on (they were ina drawer lol). She then proceeded to wipe me down then add baby powder to absorb excess moisture and/or oil. She asked if this was my 1st time, and I of course said no. Even still, she treated me as if it were my first time. This was cool in my opinion since after 5 weeks of not being waxed, you forget the feeling, so it’s almost like your first time all over again. Lara was quick & gentle. She made sure she got EVERY SINGLE HAIR possible! Seriously… lol I was cracking up on the inside. It was all over in a matter of 10 minutes, and she ended the session by saying “That’s it baby you have no hair.” I also remember her asking me if I got laser because I was virtually hairless. I am though, and I don’t even shave.
Overall, I had an excellent experience at Vada Spa . I will definitely be back. Plus, it saves me a couple of bucks. It really does beat paying $57 for a brazilian.