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NJ considers ban on bare-it-all 'Brazilian' wax
sfgate ^ | March 19, 2009 | BETH DeFALCO

Posted on 03/19/2009 8:26:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono

New Jersey is drawing the line when it comes to bikini waxing.

The state Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling is moving toward a ban on genital waxing altogether after two women reported being injured in their quest for a smooth bikini line.

Both women were hospitalized for infections following so-called "Brazilian" bikini waxes; one of the women has filed a lawsuit, according to Jeff Lamm, a spokesman for New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs, which oversees the cosmetology board.

Technically, genital waxing has never been allowed — only the face, neck, abdomen, legs and arms are permitted — but because bare-it-all "Brazilians" weren't specifically banned, state regulators haven't enforced the law.

"The genital area is not part of the abdomen or legs as some might assume," Lamm said.

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Genital waxing can be dangerous in that the hot wax can irritate or tear delicate skin in the bikini area, resulting in infections, ingrown hairs and rashes, according to skin care experts.

1 posted on 03/19/2009 8:26:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
delicate skin in the bikini area
2 posted on 03/19/2009 8:28:34 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "In Alaska we eat therefore we hunt.")
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To: JoeProBono

Well, New Jersey is the Garden State.


3 posted on 03/19/2009 8:30:31 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: JoeProBono

Sigh, I see a rash of back alley bikini waxes in the near future.


4 posted on 03/19/2009 8:30:54 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (All Hail Our Dear Leader..........)
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To: JoeProBono

Anytime you hear news like this, look who stands to benefit.

Likely some State Board “Approved” (read - donors) Hair Removal “Specialists”.


5 posted on 03/19/2009 8:31:30 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: JoeProBono

Are they kidding?!? Brazilian waxing rules! It’s totally not dangerous if done properly. A friend of mine is an aesthetologist and does plenty of them. She says that the only downside is some redness and sensitivity of the skin for up to 24 hours afterward, but the results are definitely worth it.


6 posted on 03/19/2009 8:31:31 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( Two Kids' Dad ---- (T) - CA ** Join the "T" party ** ))))
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To: mnehring

They could call it a camel toe pedicure.


7 posted on 03/19/2009 8:33:31 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: JoeProBono

Waxing should be readily available and free ;)

I watched 1984 the other day, I had forgotten about the female full frontal. I almost barfed! Then I thought, now I remember why it was called beaver.

Anyway, I’m all for waxing!


8 posted on 03/19/2009 8:34:06 AM PDT by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: JoeProBono

Ugh. Will they consider wearing clothes, if they can’t have a “Brazilian wax,” or will they just be hairy?


9 posted on 03/19/2009 8:34:08 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: Sybeck1

a RASH is right! OUCH!


10 posted on 03/19/2009 8:34:18 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves)
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To: Sybeck1

I see marchs, with womyn waving coathan...err, Bic razors?!?!?


11 posted on 03/19/2009 8:35:30 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Obama Speeches--TeleprompterInChief--TIC Talk)
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To: JoeProBono

I have done hundreds of them. Never had a problem. You do need a skilled waxer. I am good at what I do. I also wax men as well.

This is the main money maker of any salon if they have a good skilled staff.


12 posted on 03/19/2009 8:36:07 AM PDT by waxer1 ( Live Free or Die; Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

LIkely depends on your skin type. You must have tough skin... ;)


13 posted on 03/19/2009 8:36:35 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

14 posted on 03/19/2009 8:37:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
-b-
15 posted on 03/19/2009 8:38:14 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: Sybeck1

When waxing is illegal, only criminals will go Brazilian.


16 posted on 03/19/2009 8:38:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: arealconservativeforachange

17 posted on 03/19/2009 8:40:28 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

I would place money on the bet that sensitivity/redness lasts longer than 24 hours. It has to do the the depth of the follicle. That’s all I have to add...


18 posted on 03/19/2009 8:40:35 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Obama Speeches--TeleprompterInChief--TIC Talk)
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To: JoeProBono
Aside from the 'sensitive' nature of this thread, please note that NJ legislators are talking about banning this procedure because two people had bad reactions.

That is an over-reach.

19 posted on 03/19/2009 8:40:54 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (I want President Obama AND his policies to fail.)
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To: JoeProBono
"The genital area is not part of the abdomen or legs as some might assume," Lamm said.

Now THERE'S a man who knows his human anatomy.

Now, about the "some" who might "assume"...

20 posted on 03/19/2009 8:41:33 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: JoeProBono

The wiki page for “Brazillian Wax” is rated XXX.


21 posted on 03/19/2009 8:41:44 AM PDT by lormand
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To: waxer1

God bless you, waxer1. Keep up the good work!


22 posted on 03/19/2009 8:41:55 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( Two Kids' Dad ---- (T) - CA ** Join the "T" party ** ))))
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To: JoeProBono

Snort.

Back alley waxers will set up.


23 posted on 03/19/2009 8:42:53 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Obama Speeches--TeleprompterInChief--TIC Talk)
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To: arealconservativeforachange

I have a sad story to tell you

It may hurt your feelings a bit

Last night when I walked into my bathroom

I stepped in a big pile of ...
Shaving cream, be nice and clean

Shave every day and you’ll always look keen

I think I’ll break off with my girlfriend

Her antics are queer, I’ll admit

Each time I say, “Darling, I love you”

She tells me that I’m full of ...

Shaving cream, be nice and clean

Shave every day and you’ll always look keen


24 posted on 03/19/2009 8:43:24 AM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: billorites

No, silly. Choice is only about abortion. It isn’t about what food you eat, what chemicals you ingest for medical or recreational purposes, where you work, what your do, where you live, what you buy or sell, what hair you keep or remove, what you drive, what you read, what you say or who you vote for. You only have a choice for abortion. < / I wish it was sarcasm>


25 posted on 03/19/2009 8:43:26 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obama: removing the speed limit on the Road to Serfdom)
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To: JoeProBono
Great. They don't want us to be just communists...they want us to be hairy commies...(at least our women!)
26 posted on 03/19/2009 8:44:32 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

It’s a woman’s body and, therefore, her choice. What right does the state have to make laws preventing a woman’s right to choose? Oh, wrong issue...


27 posted on 03/19/2009 8:46:05 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Caipirabob

28 posted on 03/19/2009 8:47:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SolidWood

I always wondered what the blues brothers meant when they sang “Raw Hide”.


29 posted on 03/19/2009 8:48:27 AM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: JoeProBono

Just how are they — and who — is going to enforce this? Surely this is a buyer beware situation, not an occasion for government interference.


30 posted on 03/19/2009 8:49:36 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: arealconservativeforachange

I see nothing “gross” about it FWIW...


31 posted on 03/19/2009 8:50:22 AM PDT by RockinRight (How do you like your Savior now, libs? Looks like Jimmy Carter is no longer the worst President...)
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To: Caipirabob

In an Onion kind of way, you probably are right. This is a gay economy with gay governments who love “Mrs Doubtfire” and her “mediteranean style”...(ok, now I can barf)


32 posted on 03/19/2009 8:50:27 AM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Sybeck1
Sigh, I see a rash of back alley bikini waxes in the near future.

When bikini waxes are made criminal, only criminals will have bikini waxes!

33 posted on 03/19/2009 8:50:29 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: JoeProBono
Too low tech.


34 posted on 03/19/2009 8:50:43 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: An.American.Expatriate
Anytime you hear news like this, look who stands to benefit.

Bush doctors?

35 posted on 03/19/2009 8:50:55 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Two Kids' Dad

The hubbies and boyfriends like it for sure.

A couple of weeks ago in a two day period I must have done at least 19-15 brazilians. As it turned out, last monday and tuesday a bunch of soldiers arrived from Iraq back to Ft. Huachuca and the wives and girlfriends were getting ready for their men.

Glad to do my part for troop morale.

Hoo Ha!!


36 posted on 03/19/2009 8:51:00 AM PDT by waxer1 ( Live Free or Die; Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death)
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To: JoeProBono

I think the government should pay for his waxing. I would happily chip in.


37 posted on 03/19/2009 8:51:49 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: waxer1

You sure have an interesting job.


38 posted on 03/19/2009 8:52:58 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "In Alaska we eat therefore we hunt.")
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To: La Lydia

One may find it strange but the left sees it as politicaly incorrectly high class... except of course in the Black Entertainment TV Channel where black women are the queen and the white ones doing the waxing are the dum slaves.


39 posted on 03/19/2009 8:53:17 AM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Deaf Smith

Damn, now I have that song stuck in my head.


40 posted on 03/19/2009 8:53:45 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: JoeProBono; xsmommy; Slings and Arrows

41 posted on 03/19/2009 8:54:50 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: waxer1

You have done a great deal to improve moral.


42 posted on 03/19/2009 8:55:25 AM PDT by unkus
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To: SolidWood

You know it is a great job. I really enjoy it.


43 posted on 03/19/2009 8:55:43 AM PDT by waxer1 ( Live Free or Die; Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death)
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To: La Lydia

Let them eat wax.


44 posted on 03/19/2009 8:55:57 AM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: JoeProBono

45 posted on 03/19/2009 8:56:24 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Caipirabob; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson

I did a Google images search on “Brazilian waxing humorous” — and YOUR PICTURE turned up!


46 posted on 03/19/2009 8:59:06 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative
Bush doctors?

When I first read that I saw Bush Doctrine :)

47 posted on 03/19/2009 8:59:07 AM PDT by grjr21
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Bush doctors?

You, Sir, owe me a new monitor and a cup of coffee!!

Good One!

48 posted on 03/19/2009 9:00:21 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: RockinRight

It’s a question of taste, I suppose.


49 posted on 03/19/2009 9:06:24 AM PDT by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: JoeProBono

A somewhat interesting thing about the Brazilian Wax phenomena is, why did pubic hair go out of style? As I understand it, even the back yard is landscaped.

Why put yourself through the pain? What is the gain?


50 posted on 03/19/2009 9:07:56 AM PDT by IamConservative (I'll keep my money. You keep the change.)
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