VAJAZZLE: The Feature Film and Spa Directory

Vajazzling – the spa treatment heard round the world, the trend that just won’t die and one that most are curious to try. Now you can consult this ever growing list of spas around the country that specialize in the vajazzle.

Completely Bare Spa – Uptown

764 Madison Avenue 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10021

Completely Bare – Bond

25 Bond Street

New York, NY 10014

212.366.6060

Completely Bare – Downtown

103 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10003

212.366.6060

Completely Bare – Scarsdale

12 Chase Road

Scarsdale, NY 10583

212.366.6060

Sweet Escape Spa and Skin Care Boutique

294 Washington Street

Winchester, MA 01890

781.368.9338

Savoir Faire Skin & Body Boutique

2524 Dixwell Ave

Hamden, CT 06514

203.287-9607

Ambiance Salon & Day Spa

369 Independence Blvd

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

757.497.5511 or 866.443.6191

Wax Art Spa

2862 NE 8th St

Homestead, FL 33033

305.242.1114

Classic Tans

200 West Sahara Ave #903

Las Vegas, NV 89103

702-335-2667

Escape Nails and Spa

1913 E Fire Tower Road

Greenville, NC 27858

(252) 215-9220

Le Beau Salon & Spa

4051 E. Main St.

Ventura, California, 93004

805.320.0324

Metro the Salon and Spa

136 South Main Street St.

St. Charles, MO 63301

636.724.7676

Sweet Samba

4300 Paces Ferry Rd. Suite 472

Atlanta, GA 30339

404.347.5211

Skin Beauty Lounge

404.5 8th Street SE

Washington, DC 20003

202.543.6993

Entebello Apothecary & Spa

324 East Paces Ferry Road

Atlanta, GA 30305

404.477.2933

Blossom Day Spa

3317 E. Indian School Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85018

602.954.9262

RawNature Face & Body

375 Pharr Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30305

404.771.0164

Glamour By J’s

941 4th street

Miami Beach, FL

305.672.7142

A New You Salon and Day Spa

1580 North Park Ave.

Eugene, Oregon 97404

541.688.7155

All Dolled Up

755 North Salina St.

Syracuse, NY 13208

315.477.1088

Suddenly Slimmer Spa

3313 E. Indian School Rd

Phoenix, AL 85018

602.952.8446

Rosina’s European Skin Care Clinic and Day Spa

2801 Waterman Blvd. Suite 190

Fairfield, CA 94534

707.428.3444

Nourish Skin and Body Day Spa

3611 W. Azeele St.

Tampa, FL 33609

813.350.0402

Just Wax It

4617 Montrose Blvd #C145

Houston, TX 77006

713.807.8525

The Naked Monkey

270 W. Carmel Drive

Carmel, IN 46032

317.566.2929

Strippers Waxing Salon and Boutique

3224-B Crain Highway

Waldorf, Maryland 20603

301.885.IWAX

Brazil Bronze Glow Bar

580 Broadway Suite 501

New York, NY 10012

Vajazzling Heard ‘Round the World

We didn’t start the fire! Oh wait, yeah we did.

It’s been just over 48 hours since we sent Bryce Gruber of The Luxury Spot to get Vajazzled, and be the first human being to ever share a personal account of the latest phenomenon of bedazzling your va-jay-jay. Since then, she’s been the talk of the town. Or, universe rather. Some were enthralled with Bryce’s sparkling bits, others were appalled with the thought of Swarovski crystals crumbling, or even worse–a disaster during sex. And some we didn’t understand because they were in non-Latin-based dialects. We’ve scurried the interwebs and compiled a list of the funniest, most opinionated, most eye-popping comments on the subject. The verdict? Jury is still out.

“Gross. People who vajazzle should have their vaginas taken away,” he said. “They can have them back when they are ready.” (Gawker)

“I prefer the term vagina-jewel-gluing, not vajazzling, because I am an adult and do not need to invent nursery rhyme words for things that people do to their genitals.” (Blackbook)

“Vajazzling involves women feeling like they need to change some part of their body and this change requires them to spend lots and lots of money on a regular basis. I can take my vagina bushy or bald, but I don’t think I could live with my vagina if it was all bling…” (Vegina)

“I need to share my enthusiasm for VAJAZZLING with someone who will appreciate it!” (Married to the Mob)

“Am I the only one grossed out by this?” (Make Her Up)

“To feel good about your privates you have to superglue crystals to them? (Feministe)

“Najnoviji trend u osobnom uljepšavanju jest Vaginiranje, odnosno Vajazzling. Možda će mi se oni upoznati s ovom procedurom smijati, ali bio sam uvjeren da je friziranje, ili pak kompletno izbrijavanje, jedino što se s tim područjem dade napraviti.” (idesh)

“Eww, it looks like little crystal in-grown hairs.” “Or a bad case of shiny herpes.” (The Frisky)

“Then, per her aesthetician’s instructions, she “abstained from vigorous activity” for 24 hours afterwards. Because, you know, that’s the whole point of vajazzling—abstinence.”  (Racked)

“Maquillage et accessoires pour le pwubs! Un peu excessif mais j’adore regardé quand même! Je me retrouve dans cette zone! (Benybabeliscious)

“Those crazy folks at Swarovski have found themselves a brand new market. Looks like this will be hot with all those rhinestone cowgirls out there. (slutty much? jeez) So let me get this straight, pubic hair is out, pubic jewels are in. Oh I get it. What the hell?!” ( i could cry but i don’t have time)

“I would have expected a trend so bikini friendly, so sparklerific, would have had to have started here. But no. It happened in Manhattan. I guess the Swarovski crystals had to get tested on the subway before showing up on the surf set?” (Mom Fluential)

“Have you ever stared down at your freshly waxed, pre-pubescent looking vagina  and thought, this is missing something…sparkly!” (2PzNapod)

“There is nothing good about this, nothing at all.”(NY Mag)

What do YOU think about it all? If you’re feeling sparkly inside… and want to feel more so on the outside… you can get Vajazzled (which includes the wax!) during Spa Week®, April 12-18, for the sweet price of $50 (usually $112) at Completely Bare on Bond St. NYC, or at their Westchester location. There’s also a spa in Washington, DC called Strippers (number: 301-885-1929), also offering Vajazzling during Spa Week®.

“Spa Week… making it shine where the sun don’t!” But don’t quote us on that.

Bryce Gruber: The Pros & Cons of Giving Birth Before Getting Vajazzled With A Camera Crew

Bryce Gruber is the First Lady, indeed.

As First Ladies tend to go, they become world advocates for important issues in society. Bryce Gruber has done just that… in the name of the latest trend in personal (very personal) grooming: Vajazzling.

When I emailed Bryce last week to see if she wanted to document one of our Spa Week® Spring 2010 treatments, Vajazzling (the application of Swarovski crystals after a Brazilian Wax), at Completely Bare Spa on behalf of Spa Week Daily, who could foresee it would turn into a long-awaited world release of the only Vajazzling photos existing in the universe?

Bryce could. Read her full account of Vajazzling… with a camera crew. (Video coming Thursday!)

After being privy to a first look of Bryce’s shiny crystal ball via text (I had insisted upon this universal design the night before, when Bryce was toying with the idea of doing a Jewish star), I got some behind-the-scenes, inner-monologue Vajazzle scoop that she didn’t quite hash out in her rendition.

The Pros & Cons of Giving Birth Before Getting Vajazzled with a Camera Crew

THE PROS:

a. If you’re bringing a camera crew

Bryce explained, “The only reason I could do this (Vajazzling documentary) is because when I was giving birth, my water wouldn’t break. There was a team of doctors and nurses and my mom in the room… 11 people standing around my vagina.” This made facing a crowded Vajazzling room a piece of cake.

The scenario: “The first man that touches my crotch in a year is a nerdy Asian man with a video camera… with a publicist watching, along with a spa director and New York PR powerhouse and friend, Melissa Trachtenberg, who showed up for moral support.”

b. It is by far the best way to a hide a C-Section scar.

“There was a star burst, heart, peace sign, and some other obscure design,” Bryce shared. “I told my technician Jill that none of these are going to work for me.”

“I’m here to cover up my C section scar. I’m here to give the women of America options.”

After some confusion Bryce intervened: “Can’t you cut up the crystals?”

Jill obliged. “They took 4 hearts and put them together, it ended up looking like a 4 leaf clover, which was great because Ashley Brady (who writes for The Luxury Spot) is Irish and the love of my life (but not in a lesbianicious way, just to clarify) and her birthday is coming up. So she was thrilled when I called her up and told her I was getting her a Shamrock for her birthday.”

But as a nice Jewish girl without a drop of Irish within… this did not settle well. She talked them into crystallizing the entire thing.

THE CONS:

a. Getting back to your normal life

“People I haven’t talked to since preschool, since 2nd grade Hebrew school, are coming out of the woodwork to say hi. Facebook messages. It’s awkward– my Village Tea Company partner and I have a very professional relationship. We don’t joke around or see each other’s crotches.” So much for that.

b. Worrying about the future

“And what about your son?” I asked. “How old will he have to be before he gets to read about Mommy’s Vajazzling?”

“I’m really nervous about Ben,” she said. Despite the fact that childbirth trained her for the occasion, having a son who would someday StumbleUpon it was the only reason she hesitated going through with it.

Well Bryce, we’re so glad you did. You look positively beaming!

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For those of you interested in Vajazzling for yourself, it will be offered during Spa Week® at Completely Bare on Bond Street as well as in Westchester. You can also visit a spa in Washington D.C. called Strippers (go figure) for the same treatment.

Spa Week Spring 2010 will take place April 12-18th, when all treatments will just be $50 a pop. You can pre-book starting March 15 on Spaweek.com… who’s going to give it a whirl?

And also… who thinks I should take Bryce with me to this party tonight?