Though we’re New Yorkers, we’ve always had a thing for Chicago—the gorgeous lakefront, the deep dish, the friendly people—plus one of our editors calls it home! Which is why we’re pumped to bring you a guest blogger series from CheekyChicago. The online lifestyle magazine is packed with the latest events to attend, restaurants to hit, and of course, places to shop. Lucky for us, Cheeky’s Editor-in-Chief Erica Bethe Levine is imparting her Windy City wisdom all week long.
Chicago, meet THE best—I mean, the mac daddy, cream of the crop, icing on the cake—waxer in town. We all need one, but don’t know where to find one. You know the one I’m talking about, the waxer that will hurt the least, charge us appropriately and leave us hair-free and happy.
I’m here to tell you that Rhonda Oakes, 2956 N. Lincoln Avenue (inside Aspire Pilates), fits the bill. I have been visiting Rhonda now for almost seven years and although NO wax is an ice cream sundae with sugar on top, her procedures are maybe equivalent to a low-fat version of said dessert. Not bad for something that involves hot wax and hair removal.
Whether you’re looking for a perfectly contoured eyebrow design, a little grooming before Spring Break 2012 or a waxing of the Brazilian variety, Rhonda Oakes is your go-to girl. Utilizing only the best products in skin and hair care, you will leave Rhonda’s studio (which is quaint, relaxing, clean and houses a rockin’ soundtrack) knowing that your face, arms, legs or lady parts were well taken care of. And you might even make a new friend along the way because Miss O. is hilarious, charming and an excellent listener. Which is key when instructing someone whether you want a Brazilian or a Bikini.
Please, for the love of chocolate, do not take one more waxing where you yelp in pain, leave red and itchy or—worse—without portions of your skin or are forced to drown yourself in painkillers. You’ll leave Lincoln Avenue feeling refreshed, clean, rejuvenated, happy and, most importantly, hair-free.
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