June 21, 2010 Butterfly Diary Team

Jeunesse Spa Review: Trimming the Jungle (Bikini Wax and Eyebrows)

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Jeunesse Spa is beautifully appointed and conveniently located from Lincoln Center in New York Center: two qualities I love to see in a spa. As the name ?Jeunesse? (French for ?youth?) implies, the whole aim is for you to enter looking and feeling years older and leaving with a Benjamin Button experience.

Relaxation Room

I went there last week to get my first ever Bikini Wax treatment. Understandably a little nervous, and feeling flush from the hot weather, I wasn?t sure what to expect. The entrance is on the ground floor, but you take the elevators two floors down to the cool, almost subterranean basement level which is filled with soothing light, peaceful waterfalls, a Buddha statue and a pitcher of clear, cold water with delightful lime slices dancing in them.


Just as you can always tell the quality of an Italian restaurant by the kind of bread they serve, you can tell the quality of the spa by the products they offer. As soon as I spotted the Swiss company Valmont on the shelves, I knew I was in good hands.

A beautifully appointed treatment room

My bikini wax was painful, I?m not going to lie. But my aesthetician, Sarah, was extremely calm and comforting. She held my hand (metaphorically speaking, of course) through the process and used a more temperate wax (not the hot, scalding variety) to smooth and strip. Throughout the entire process, I was trying hard not to think of The Forty Year Old Virgin but I failed. As soon as the strips came off, all I could think of was Steve Carrell?s face.

I had a happy experience with my chin and eyebrow waxing (she used a wax specially formulated for sensitive skin) and the entire process took less than 15 minutes. I was in and out of the calm Jeunesse Spa in less than a New York Minute but felt as though I had been recharged for eight hours.

1885 Broadway (@Lincoln Center)
New York, NY 10023
(212) 245-4606

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