New Jersey to ban Brazilian waxing?

Reply Sun 15 Mar, 2009 07:39 am
TRENTON, N.J. - March 13, 2009 - (WPVI) -- Just in time for summer, the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling may ban the "Brazilian" bikini wax.
New Jersey allows waxing of the face, neck, arms, legs and abdomen. Genital waxing has always been illegal in the Garden State, officials say, but not enforced.

That means salons have been breaking the law for years.
A proposal to specifically ban genital waxing was prompted by complaints to the board from two women who were injured in bikini waxing sessions.
"Just because two people complained the whole state has to suffer?" said Harriet Phillips of Willingboro.
Waxing is big business for salons, especially in the summertime when more people head to the beach.
At the 800 West Spa and Salon in Cherry Hill, where more than half of the 1800 waxes done were "Brazilian," customers were surprised by the proposed ban, and annoyed.
"Why would anybody dictate to you what you can and cannot do? This is something personal," said Monica Rivera of Hainesport, N.J.
"I think the state has a lot more issues to deal with," said Ivy Cabrera of Mt. Laurel. "I just think it's ridiculous."
"It's a woman's body. If she wants to get it completely waxed then that's up to her, it's her choice to do that, so I don't know why it would be illegal," said Carol Betting of Cherry Hill.
Linda Orsuto, the owner of the salon, says this is a service that doesn't need government intervention.
"They're used to the girls that do it, it's a very private situation, and really it's no one else's business," Orsuto said. She wants the state to figure out a way to certify technicians or re-consider the "Brazilian" wax ban. "To strip it away from us is ridiculous. No pun intended."
"I've never had any problems with it. As long as you don't re-dip your stick, and constantly get a new one, there shouldn't be any problems," said aesthetician Amanda Guidotti.
The Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling next meets on April 14th.


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Reply Sun 15 Mar, 2009 03:28 pm
@Pamela Rosa,
Pubic hairs are heavy and thick. They should be shaved or trimmed before waxing. The only small areas treated at a time. It can lead to bleeding if a large are is waxed. See the movie "Forty year old Virgin"? It is painful if it is not done right and injurious as bleeding in a sensitive area can lead to infection. With body openings near by one's health could be at risk as well as fertility.
Reply Sun 15 Mar, 2009 09:25 pm
It is a womens right if she wants this or not, even if painful women in NJ seek this service weekly and new women first timers daily. So it is not ok for a trained professional to provied this service? come on, no one is forcing these women to do it.

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