Newsflash: If you live in New Jersey and you've got a fondness for having a professional dump hot wax on your crotch and rip out all your pubes, you're an outlaw!
It turns out there has always been a sort of "don't ask, please don't show" policy on Brazilian waxes in the Garden State, but the state's Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling is considering an outright ban on genital waxing after two women suffered wax mishaps and were hospitalized.
Salons are in an uproar and are convinced that customers will be crossing state borders to get their fix. What do you think? Should states be allowed to dictate what's going on in your underpants?
10. Arctic Ice Room The Qua Spa at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas offers an "Arctic Ice" treatment room, where "snow" falls from a domed ceiling through mint-infused air chilled to 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
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9. Golf Ball Massage After hitting the links at Scottsdale's Four Seasons Resort at Troon North, you can have a "therapist" warm up some golf balls, and roll them along the large muscles of your spine and neck.
8. Doctor Fish Pedicure A type of carp called garra rufa, or "doctor fish," are used during pedicures at Yvonne Hair and Nails salon in Alexandria, Va. The fish eat dead areas of the skin, leaving just healthy new flesh behind.
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7. Flaming Anti-Flu Treatment A man in the Jiaxing Zhejiang province of China undergoes a medicated fire treatment. The procedure is supposed to help prevent colds and flu.
6. Gold Facial Treatment Japan's Umo Inc. claims that covering the face with sheets of 24-carat gold is an effective (if not cost effective) method of fighting off wrinkles.
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5. Snake Massage In the Israeli village of Talmey El'Azar, where reptile farmer/aesthetician Ada Barak uses tangles of king, corn and milk snakes in her massage treatments. Barak claims that find the creatures to be soothing.
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4. Nightingale Droppings If snakes aren't cuttin' it, you can always rely on ol' fashioned bird poo. Spas such as Shizuku in NYC offer facials with nightingale droppings, which contain an enzyme that supposedly brightens the skin.
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3. Leeches Demi Moore may be using these bloodsuckers for detox treatments, but in the Himalayan region of Jammu And Kashmir, leeches are used to treat a variety of ailments including blood disorders and immunity problems.
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2. Bull Semen Hair Conditioning Bull semen conditioner is one of the new offerings of Hari's Salon in London. Hari's claims that the substance, when combined with a protein rich plant root, Katera, strengthens and adds shine to hair.
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1. Knife Therapy A man cringes as he receives a "knife therapy" massage during a free procedure in Taipei. Local practitioners in this ancient form of massage claim it can cure sinus infections and headaches.
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