It’s not bikini season yet, but it is definitely time to start prepping for it. In between your holiday detox and exercise routine, pop in for a wax. Waxing keeps your skin smooth for longer than shaving, and doing it repeatedly can make your hair grow in thinner and less noticeable. Plus, starting now means that you’re less likely to expose the tender skin to irritants like pool water. Get a jump on that summer beauty routine at one of these fine salons.

The Denver Waxing Boutique
450 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
(720) 209-8440
www.denverwaxing.com

This boutique offers a full range of affordable waxing services for men and women. With a professional staff and excellent customer service, this boutique is great for newbies and seasoned pros. The waxers have a great bedside manner to make customers feel comfortable in an uncomfortable position. They do their best to ensure that your experience is quick and thorough, so you won’t have to endure the pain for a long time. The technicians will also help you with aftercare instructions for the best results.

Wax
1423 Larimer St., Suite 40
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 550-6673
www.waxdenver.com

In addition to being quick and gentle, Wax is also located in the heart of Downtown Denver, so you can schedule an appointment on your lunch hour. The salon is clean and comfortable with plenty of private rooms, and it offers a specialized, proprietary technique designed to be minimally painful. Another bonus of this salon is that it offers free parking which is difficult to come by in that part of town. The technicians are fast and professional with the goal of making your experience as comfortable as possible.

Blush Waxing Boutique
312 Saint Paul St.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 947-3037
www.blushwaxing.com

Located inside of XOXO Salon, Blush Waxing Boutique offers a clean and sterile waxing experience. This boutique offers plenty of pre- and post-waxing information to ease the tension of first timers. Its Q&A section on the website answers a lot of questions that many people hesitate to ask, and the technicians are great at answering your specific questions to help you feel more comfortable with the process. While Blush Waxing Boutique specializes in brows and bikini waxes, it offers a full range of services for men and women, and you can even stick around for a mani when you’re done.

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Brazilian Touch Waxing Boutique
1854 Race St.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 815-5272
www.braziliantouchwaxingboutique.com

Kathie Haines is fun, friendly and gentle with all of her clients, so if you want to spend your appointment schmoozing, this is the studio for you. Its location offers plenty of free parking, and your skin will end up looking smooth and sleek. Whether you’re nervous and have a ton of questions, or you just want to engage in some fun banter to pass the time, she will do her best to make you feel at ease. The prices at Brazilian Touch Waxing Boutique are very reasonable, and punch cards are available for frequent customers.

Bliss Body Waxing
2417 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 919-3101
www.blissbodywaxing.com

Bliss Body Waxing offers a private and personal waxing experience. Licensed Esthitician Whitney Wagner owns and operates this small boutique, which is located in the DU neighborhood. Her gentle touch coupled with different waxing products makes for a quick and relatively painless session. Her prices are very reasonable, so you won’t spend a lot maintaining your hair-free physique. Whitney is nice and accommodating, giving personal attention to each and every customer. She also offers spray tanning services, so you can come get dolled up before a special event or vacation.

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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.