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Proper Puss® is a salon specializing in waxing & laser hair removal services. We use the Candela GentleMax Pro in Manhattan and the Gentlelase Pro in Ithaca to safely treat skin. This latest in technology machine is comfortable, fast and effective to deliver an intense but gentle burst of energy onto targeted areas of the skin. Our waxing specialists are experts in full body waxing using both hard and soft waxes. We’ve chosen the highest quality products for optimal results leaving the skin nourished, hydrated, and replenished post waxing service.

We take great pride in being the best waxing salon in NYC for both women and mens waxing, and would love to tell you a little more about what we do and how our services will benefit you and your skin.
If you’ve never had a professional waxing before or have had previous painful experiences, you’ve come to the right place. Our team of specialists are highly trained and guarantee a pleasant experience every time. From face waxing to a Brazilian wax in NYC, Proper Puss has you covered!

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Excellence in service, dedication to achieving perfection. 
Our boutique style salon is nestled on one of New York’s most charming streets in the heart of the West Village in Lower Manhattan, NY. We provide an intimate and completely comfortable service in a judgement free zone. We treat all our “Royals” as such with sensitive skin and are trained and experienced professionals with our technique. A high standard of attention to detail and superior customer service is our commitment in giving flawless results.

Rachael Lynn, Owner / Operator

Rachael Lynn Proper Puss

Owner / Operator of Proper Puss since 2009. NY & MA License for Aesthetics since 2002 and Certified Laser Technician with an AAS degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management. The hospitality industry is in my blood and I was born a servant! Creating Proper Puss came naturally to me with my skill in working with and attracting people. I set my goal and used my “work horse” attitude in achieving my dream. I feel very blessed to have a profession and work place where I can express my love for life, and internal beauty. The heart and soul of a human is the root and stem in which we are able to express ourselves, outwardly. I have faith in my heart for my purpose here in this life. I’m committed to providing the highest quality service and believe in building trust, through integrity to make Proper Puss a HUGE success.

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The Waxing Process

There are many horror stories when it comes to body waxing, however it doesn’t have to be the worst part of your day. The Brazilian wax is not a walk in the park but at Proper Puss we get pretty close to painless! Our waxing process is simple, affordable, and quick.

A bikini wax is one of our more popular services offering several benefits to the skin and hair growth process. When done by a professional it’s not as painful as people think it is. Everyone’s pain tolerance level is different, but our specialists are highly trained to make this experience as easy as possible.

When it comes down to other hair removal options like shaving or hair removal creams, waxing offers benefits that these other methods can’t beat. Waxing over time thins the hair out making it thinner, finer, and your skin SMOOTH.

The first waxing session is the most difficult because your hair is at its thickest. It can also be nerve-wracking if you don’t know what to expect. From here on out it gets easier. If you like the results of a Brazilian wax we suggest you wax year-round to keep the results and make the process as painless as possible.  We suggest re-booking within 4-6 weeks. We pride ourselves in our skill at giving the best bikini waxing in NYC.

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Things to Keep in Mind

Not knowing what to expect before your waxing session can be scary. To help alleviate some anxiety, we’ve put together a short waxing guide.

Here are a few things you want to keep in mind:

  • We suggest you don’t drink alcohol before your appointment. Alcohol makes blood thinner which increases sensitivity making waxing hurt more.

  • Always, always, always pee before an appointment! There is no worse feeling than having to use the restroom in the middle of your waxing session. Keep in mind that during a bikini wax there will be pressure placed on your bladder. If you have to pee, this is only going to make the waxing process harder for you. We provide baby wipes for a quick clean up prior to your appointment.

  • Keep timing in mind. Scheduling a bikini wax appointment anywhere up to a week prior to your menstrual cycle is not a good idea because your body will be extremely sensitive around his time.

  • Don’t go straight to the gym after your waxing session. The friction of tight clothing can cause irritation. We recommend you avoid physical activity for about 12 to 24 hours after your session.

  • When you come in to see us, wear comfortable clothing. Avoid any tight-fitting clothing. Instead, think maxi dresses or breathable pants.

  • Don’t be afraid to speak up! If you have a preference on your wax let us know! We are here to make you look and feel good so we want to learn what you like.

We encourage you to check out our Proper Waxing Etiquette page to learn more about what to expect on your first waxing SoHo NYC visit.

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The Different Types of Bikini Waxes

We take pride in being the best boutique wax salon in the city. Not completely sure on the type of wax you want? This will help:

  • Bikini Line is simply the sides, inner thigh, and across the top. This is the perfect solution if you’re wearing a bikini and don’t want any stray hairs “peeking out”.

  • Bikini Brazilian is a wax that starts at the front all the way to the back. This is the best option if you’re looking for a completely nude look. Some women opt to leave a small strip, square, triangle, or nothing at all. The Brazilian wax is our most popular service!

Nervous about your waxing New York session? Don’t be embarrassed if it’s your first time or it’s been a while since your last wax session. As a matter of fact, it’s easier for our specialists to wax overgrown hair, than hair that’s a week or two old. Ideally, hair needs to be a quarter inch long (about 2-3 weeks).

Why Proper Puss?

We know you have many options when it comes to waxing services in West Village NYC. Here are a few reasons why ours are the best around:

  • Upscale & Affordable. We take pride in the quality services we offer our clients. While our salon is luxurious and upscale, we offer affordable waxing pricing for both ladies and gentlemen! Click here for a full pricing list.

  • Cleanliness & Comfort. The look of a waxing salon is a clear indication of a wax specialists experience and the cleanliness of the equipment they use. At Proper Puss we fully sanitize our tools after every use and keep our space organized. We also adhere to STRICT NO DOUBLE DIP POLICY.

  • Technique. Every single one of our specialists is highly skilled in the waxing craft. Through their several years of experience, they’ve learned how to make your Brazilian wax NYC as quick and painless as possible.

  • Welcoming Staff. The moment you walk through our doors you’ll be greeted by one of our lovely team. Our friendly team of professionals are here to make this experience pleasant for you. Have a question about your upcoming session? We can help!

Book an Appointment Today!

Ready to break up with your razors and give body waxing in NYC a try?

We offer the best Brazilian and bikini waxing services in town! Give us a call at 212-229-0929 and book an appointment today!



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