Five-Minute Pow-Wow: Cindy Barshop Talks Waxing


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Everyone does it (but nobody talks about it). We sat down with the woman at the helm of New York’s chicest, hush-hush hot spot to go completely bare. Cindy gave us the scoop on her most in-demand services, favorite treatments, and A-list clientele.

Rue La La: We hear there’s this special, secret wax…  
Cindy: completely bare Ouch-Less Wax – it was developed to grab onto the hair follicle and not the skin. The wax has positive sensory recollection, allowing you to disengage from the waxing experience and indulge in a personal memory evoked by the fragrance of the wax.

Rue La La: What’s a common waxing myth?
Cindy: That hair grows in sparser over time. It appears that way because the hair is growing back in different stages. 

Rue La La: What’s your most popular appointment?
Cindy: The Brazilian or completely bare wax are both very popular.

Rue La La: What’s a good appointment for a first-timer to make?
Cindy: I recommend basic bikini, and then with experience you can opt for Brazilian or completely bare. 

Rue La La: Okay, so airbrush tanning – does it really make you look like you go to the gym?
Cindy: The sculpted airbrush tan is a safe way to tan without the sun and will make you look and feel confident, healthier, and more fit.  

Rue La La: How many laser treatments do you need to get before hair stops growing back completely?
Cindy: A minimum of six treatments, but you may need touch-ups depending on hair type and the part of body.

Rue La La: Any celebrity clients you can share with us?
Cindy: Kimora Lee Simmons, Olivia Palermo, and numerous Oscar and Grammy Award-winning actresses.

Rue La La: If you could only get one service for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Cindy: Laser bikini – the reason why I started my business! 

Our completely bare Boutique opens Thursday, May 20 at 11AM ET.

May 19, 2010


  1. Anonymous says:

    amazing! i’d like to try the ouchless wax. i’ve never waxed because i’m afraid it’ll hurt!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I received a gift certificate to Completely Bare in one of my NY Fashion Week swag bags. Waxes had been so painful for me that other estheticians refused to do more than the basic bikini wax. However, the ouchless wax was just that! Amazing!

  3. Anonymous says:

    waxing, a step backward for feminists.

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