Going down the shore could be a pretty hairy situation this summer. Jersey girls who prefer going completely bare “down there” may soon have to travel to a neighboring state for a Brazilian wax. The increasingly popular hair-removal option is facing a ban that could go into effect as early as May.
New Jersey’s Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling will meet in April to decide whether or not to outlaw genital waxing, which reportedly caused two state residents to be hospitalized with infections. One woman has filed a lawsuit.
Although bikini waxing is legal, and would remain so if the proposed ban is approved, genital waxing has technically never been permitted in New Jersey. Officially outlawing it, however, would allow the state to fine those who continue to perform the service. According to the Associated Press, the majority of New Jersey salons and spas offer Brazilian waxing treatments.
If New Jersey legally prohibits genital waxing, the National Cosmetology Association and National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology believe it will be the first state ever to do so.
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