New Jersey may ban the Brazilian wax

New Jersey has long been known for major hair (blame Bon Jovi and mall bangs for that one)-and a recent bit of news isn't doing much to help that rep.

In a move that's sure to freak out hyper-groomed women in the state, New Jersey's Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling is considering a proposal to ban Brazilian bikini waxes-a response to the complaints of two women who claim they were injured and hospitalized from botched jobs (ouch!).

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According to the Philadelphia Daily News, the up-close-and-personal waxes have actually always been illegal, but the statute wasn't explicitly spelled out. The new proposal would make things perfectly clear by outright banning, ahem, "genital waxing."

The board is set to meet, and presumably vote on the ban on Brazilians, on April 14th. If you live in Jersey, we suggest booking your next (and possibly last) wax before then-and stocking up on a good depilatory just in case. (We like Veet Spray On Hair Removal Cream.)

Related: Rumor has it, male bikini waxing is on the rise.


--Alyssa Kolsky Hertzig, Beauty News Editor

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