We got the opportunity to peak inside the busy and soon to be nationally syndicated lifestyle of New York’s hottest new housewife and owner of Spa Week hair-removal mecca completely bare spa, Cindy Barshop. Between raising two beautiful twin girls, launching new products, and running a fast-growing, national spa chain we wonder how she does it all. She sheds light on the current Vajewel wave (Vajazzling is out), getting ready for the cameras, and what’s next for below the belt bikini glamour. The new season of Real Housewives of New York premieres tomorrow, April 7th at 10/9c on Bravo TV.
Cindy! We are so excited for the new season of RHONY to start, starring you! Tell us: what makes you different than all the other housewives? My life is crazy and never boring. Between taking care of my beautiful twin girls, creating & growing a national chain of spas & working hard to create standards in the beauty industry, it’s not all fun and games. Running a spa is a LOT less relaxing than actually going to a spa.
Do you find it stressful to always have to be ready for cameras rolling? Is it something you get really prepared for with makeup and hair, or do you just let yourself go? I wouldn’t want you guys to see me when I let myself go! I’m no stranger to getting camera ready, though, having done segments with completely bare for Howard Stern, Today Show, the Early Show, Tyra Banks, Access Hollywood,etc. Although it’s not my personality, I would get a blowout & makeup done before filming… A lot of people are going to be watching, I did my best to look good.
You had Vajazzling on the menu for a long time before it really got big last year. How has your life changed since your spa services became blockbuster hits? Haha, blockbuster! I like that! Well, ever since the YouTube video came out, I saw the magnitude of social media and how with YouTube, Facebook & Twitter affect. Our loyal customers of years keep coming back, but especially now that we have locations in Dallas, Atlanta & Beverly Hills, we can attract a much bigger audience now through social media and that’s been really rewarding.
Are you Vajazzled right now? What design (Or what was the last design you got) Vajazzling is out! Vajeweling is in. Customized crystals in all kinds of shapes, sizes, colors & moods. Vajeweling is like vajazzling’s more sophisticated older sister.
What is your preferred Vatoo design? Funny you ask. That’s going to be announced on RHONY! It’s inspired from our trip to Morocco… You’ll see on the show.
Which housewife co-star is most likely to be Vajeweled right now? Just so you know, we did make each housewife their very own customized vajewel – but I’d have to say Jill Zarin loved hers the most.
Least likely? Whichever doesn’t enjoy sexy lingerie… we’re friends but I don’t know their lingerie habits! I always say if you don’t enjoy sexy lingerie, vajeweling may not be for you.
What is the next big trend in below-the-belt glamour? That will be answered a couple of episodes in to the season, but here’s a clue: it’s inspired by my trip Morocco. I was blown away by the beauty underneath everything… since everything in Morocco isn’t always pretty from the outside. The ornate designs, the details, the people, the buildings & the landscape all inspired me to create this new service.
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