Shannon Reilly, Charm City Skin
Published: September 21, 2011
861 W. 36th St., (443) 803-2563, charmcityskin.com
Waxing is a practice that some women avoid out of principle and others out of fear. In the latter case, the prospect of pain plus the necessity of revealing what was heretofore private terrain to a total stranger can make that first encounter a little fraught. For those seeking to overcome such doubts, licensed esthetician Shannon Reilly makes it easy. “The only stupid questions are the unasked ones,” she says, and she lives by her creed. No matter who you are—male, female, transgender—or your particular brand of secret shame, Reilly is there to provide judgment-free advice and professional service. And with her rapid, precise touch and self-deprecating jokes, she succeeds in making the pain seem less severe. You may even find yourself laughing—OK, with a slightly hysterical edge—as she rips those hairs out. Make your appointment online to avoid having to reveal nitty-gritty details over the phone, and if you just want a quick eyebrow shape, you can dispense with the heebie-jeebies. Here’s to a woman you want to befriend, even after she’s tended to your nether regions.