By TAMARA VOSTOK
Updated 6:59 AM EDT, Fri, Mar 13, 2009
A growing controversy could lead to a hairy situation in New Jersey.
The Brazilian wax could be ripped from salons if a proposed ban on genital waxing is passed by N.J.’s Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling.
So, you may have to cover up "down the shore" this summer.
N.J. law is a bit fuzzy when it comes to the hair down there, but according to the state, genital waxing is illegal. Only the face, neck, abdomen, legs and arms of patrons can be stripped, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Who knew? Apparently not many salon owners...
Still, beauty schools teach the procedure and most salons offer it to clients who want to bare all.
So, why would the wax get cut now? Two women filed complaints with the board after being hospitalized due to their hair-ridding sessions. One even sued, Jeff Lamm of the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs told the paper.
Salons are concerned their profits may be shaved if this is passed, a salon owner told the Daily News.
They’re also worried women, and men, may be forced to ditch their pubic hair on their own, through waxing themselves, if the proposal sticks.
And so help us if we have to resort to this to make the natural look more fashionable.
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