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Spa review: Toronto's Allure Body Bar

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Spa review: Toronto's Allure Body Bar

Apologies if this is TMI, but I'm (proudly) a brazilian devotee. I haven't shaved "down there" in close to two years, instead opting for monthly wax visits at Toronto's  Waxon. Not only do you look better, but they really do give you confidence. After each treatment I inexplicably hear Whitney Houston's “How Will I Know” playing in my head, which in turn gives me that extra bounce in my step. Yes, that good! When I received an email from a PR contact that told me about a wax bar on Toronto’s Danforth that specialized in “quickilians” and claimed that their speedy version of the brazilian was painless, I was equal parts skeptical and interested.

  Owner of Allure Body Bar, Alaa Abdullah, is passionate about waxing. Her spa exclusively specializes in hair removal and skincare services. As previously mentioned,  their hero service is the "quickzilian”, which Abdullah spent many years perfecting. "Brazilians can range from 25 minutes to an hour at some spas, usually due to lack of training," says Abdullah. All the esthetician she employs are equally skilled in the quickzilian because of her rigorous training and high standards. The most common drawbacks to this kind of service is the awkwardness and discomfort. The best way to get over the awkwardness, or at the very least make it less awkward, is to find an esthetician with a positive, friendly and outgoing personality. These qualities are shared among the staffers at Allure, plus the environment is clean, comfortable and unpretentious. As for the pain caused by waxing those sensitive areas, the faster the better! At Allure, you’re smooth down there before you can really feel the pain.  Plus, they use a cream wax on a low temperature so it doesn't irritated—or worse, burn—the skin. Trust me, I tried it and loved it. I wouldn't say it was painless, however the discomfort was minimal. They're giving my regular de-fuzzing spot some serious competition. Are you a brazilian virgin? If so, I would 100% recommend that Abdullah be your first. "If you've never had one and your scared don't do too much research about the process. Just book an appointment, scrub before coming in and avoid caffeinated beverages—because it can give you jitters," says Abdullah. Why scrub? "It helps the hair push through skin and rids the surface of dead skin cells. This way the pores are more relaxed so the hair comes through easier, it makes it less painful," she adds. If you have any question the Allure website has a page called brazilian wax virgin that answers frequently asked (and sometimes embarrassing) questions.
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