Out of all of the services provided by the modern salon and spa, the one that has had the hardest time shedding its negative reputation is the electrically stimulated permanent hair removal system: electrolysis. Maybe this is because for some people it still brings up mental images of their Aunt Sophie’s mustache kissing them at childhood family functions. But, like every other element of today’s salon and spa treatments, these distant and negative memories have nothing to do with the painless, efficient, and broadly popular results achieved today. Scenic Park Slope’s new Venelle Salon location is an ideal example. Their luxurious waxing services read more like a cross between travel a brochure and a high fashion catalogue: Brazillian, Rio, Bikini, but what’s more, these procedures now have even begun to appeal to men as well as women. But even while waxing is fairly long term and leaves the skin beautiful, if briefly sensitive, professional electrolysis still has the unique power to create permanent solutions to the exacting demands of today’s customers.
Like every other service they provide, the Venelle’s technicians at their most recent salon, just opened in the extraordinarily popular Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, are brought in through an extremely rigorous technical program – but this minimum level of exacting proficiency is just that, a baseline, not a goal. Venelle’s body artists, whether for waxing, electrolysis, or for bodywork or hair, are selected first and foremost for their aesthetic talents. This is most important when dealing with any physical modification that is fundamentally permanent. Obviously, it would be totally unacceptable for one to employ a plastic surgeon who was neither board certified not rigorous about sterile surgical procedures, and although these do exist, the real danger is the well meaning, hard-working surgeon who may be well-intentioned and perfectly safe, but have the aesthetic sense of a Hugh Hefner or Peter Paul Ruebens when what you are seeking is the immaculate subtlety of a Delecroix or an Yves Saint Laurent. Most importantly, the Park Slope branch Venelle Salon and Spa makes a maximum effort to provide the broadest possible rage of talents, in a world where it is understood that permanent hair removal can be the final link in the chain of personal beauty.