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Our new weekly series Get Right for Summer has one aim: to make sure you're completely beautified before the thermostat hits 90. Whether you're in the market for a new manicurist or you want to try your luck at getting faux bronzed, we''ll tell you where to go.

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Golden highlights? Check. Sunkissed airbrush tan? Check. Perfect pedi? Check. Now for the pièce de résistance of your summer beauty prep: a flawless wax, ideally one that's as pain-free as possible.

From neck napes to nether regions, these six Philly spots wield wax like hair removal ninjas, banishing unwanted fuzz here, there, and everywhere.


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1. Body Restoration Spa

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1611 Walnut St, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 569-9599
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Body Restoration is one of few waxing centers in Philadelphia to employ blue wax during its Brazilian waxes, a hard wax that promises less irritation and pain and fewer ingrown hairs. The spa uses a soft wax to remove hair from other parts of the bod, and sticks are never, ever double-dipped. [Image credit: Body Restoration Spa]

2. Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique

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265 S 19th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 875-8343
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Using a French depilatory blue wax, Brazilians at Heads & Tails are less painful than most, especially since they're followed by a cooling application of peppermint-infused oils. Waxing services are offered for guys, too, along with brow, lip, leg, and arm waxes. [Image credit: Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique]

3. Mi Cumbia Organica

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328 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 735-7980
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New to below-the-belt waxing? Opt for the aptly-name Brazilian Virgin at this eco-friendly nail/waxing spa in Rittenhouse. Arm, brow, leg, and back waxes are offered, too. Note that services here are by appointment only. [Image credit: Mi Cumbia Organica]

4. Moko

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55 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-6656
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Non-toxic waxes at this organic salon in Old City deliver smooth, supple skin that's free of ingrown hairs. [Image credit: Moko/Facebook]

5. The Naked Peach

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1725 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 735-6736
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This South Street waxing salon specializes in Brazilians, but the Naked Peach can get you hairless from head to toe. Accompanying every service, a glass of peach wine helps take the edge off. Sign up for the Peach Card for a monthly fee of $35 and score serious discounts on services. [Image credit: The Naked Peach]

6. Rescue Rittenhouse Spa

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1601 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 772-2766
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Lip, chin, arm, leg, underarm, bikini ... This Walnut Street spa will wax it all, including areas that aren't listed on the spa's menu. [Image credit: Rescue Rittenhouse Spa]

1. Body Restoration Spa

1611 Walnut St, Third Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Body Restoration is one of few waxing centers in Philadelphia to employ blue wax during its Brazilian waxes, a hard wax that promises less irritation and pain and fewer ingrown hairs. The spa uses a soft wax to remove hair from other parts of the bod, and sticks are never, ever double-dipped. [Image credit: Body Restoration Spa]
1611 Walnut St, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

2. Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique

265 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Using a French depilatory blue wax, Brazilians at Heads & Tails are less painful than most, especially since they're followed by a cooling application of peppermint-infused oils. Waxing services are offered for guys, too, along with brow, lip, leg, and arm waxes. [Image credit: Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique]
265 S 19th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Mi Cumbia Organica

328 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
New to below-the-belt waxing? Opt for the aptly-name Brazilian Virgin at this eco-friendly nail/waxing spa in Rittenhouse. Arm, brow, leg, and back waxes are offered, too. Note that services here are by appointment only. [Image credit: Mi Cumbia Organica]
328 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. Moko

55 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Non-toxic waxes at this organic salon in Old City deliver smooth, supple skin that's free of ingrown hairs. [Image credit: Moko/Facebook]
55 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

5. The Naked Peach

1725 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
This South Street waxing salon specializes in Brazilians, but the Naked Peach can get you hairless from head to toe. Accompanying every service, a glass of peach wine helps take the edge off. Sign up for the Peach Card for a monthly fee of $35 and score serious discounts on services. [Image credit: The Naked Peach]
1725 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

6. Rescue Rittenhouse Spa

1601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Lip, chin, arm, leg, underarm, bikini ... This Walnut Street spa will wax it all, including areas that aren't listed on the spa's menu. [Image credit: Rescue Rittenhouse Spa]
1601 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103