What is it: The Body Politik Wax Bar is a no-fuss waxing space for men and women that will get you sleek for summer — or maintain your meticulous (hair) landscaping — from top to toes.
Beauty bonus: We love the all-inclusive attitude of this wax bar! The shop's owner, Carmen Perez, caters to everyone — "big bodies, little bodies, cis bodies, trans bodies, battle-scarred or airbrush-perfect: Every body is beautiful. Every body is deserving of care," according to her website. #love
Beauty bummer: Not really a bummer in our beauty books, but the salon is remodelling, so the atmosphere was a bit less spa-like than usual when we stopped by.
Overall: If you're like us, waxing feels like a true representation of the, "beauty is pain" adage. But Carmen does a super job of keeping it as quick and painless as possible.
She efficiently whipped us into bikini shape in her uber-clean and simple studio.
Have questions? She professionally explains solutions to you without it seeming like a sales pitch.
And an added bonus for busy beauty fans: online booking!
Would I recommend? Yes, from the minimalist design of her studio, to the top-notch service — we'd definitely get smooth at The Body Politik again.
Price: $8 to $85. See the full price list here.
Where to buy: 1735 Commercial Drive, Vancouver or thebodypolitik.com
—Review by Covet and Acquire beauty editor Kirsten Harris