Saturday, March 21, New Jersey has reversed its plans for a state-wide ban on bikini waxing after salon owners from across the state spoke out against the proposal. The New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling planned to consider a ban on so-called "Brazilian waxes" in response to two women who reported being injured during a wax. But state Consumer Affairs Director David Szuchman, who oversees the board, asked them to abandon the ban in favor of reviewing and establishing safeguards for those who provide the service. Skin care experts say the hot wax can irritate delicate skin in the bikini area, and result in infections, ingrown hairs and rashes. Waxing on the face, neck, abdomen, legs and arms are permitted in New Jersey.
New Jersey backpedals on proposed bikini waxing ban
Bikini wax ban becomes too hairy for officials - Telegraph
With winter finally behind us , it won't be long before we're anticipating longer days, dips in the pool, weekend trips to the beach -- and bikini waxes. In fact, one group of researchers found that nearly 60 percent of American women between the ages of 18 and 24 are " sometimes or always completely bare down there" and almost 50 percent of women ages 25 to 29 are, too , the Atlantic reported. But new research released last week may have prompted some waxing devotees to hit the pause button on making their next appointments. The small study out of Nice, France, found an association between pubic hair removal and an increased risk of sexually transmitted Molluscum contagiosum, a skin virus causing raised bumps or growths.
The Cosmetology and Hairstyling Board had proposed the move after two women were hospitalised for infections following the procedure. One of them filed a lawsuit. However, officials in the US state of New Jersey backed down in the face of protests from salon owners concerned about losing business ahead of the summer. Officials said they believed that it was possible for the procedure, which involves ripping off excess hair from the body, to be carried out safely. David Szuchman, New Jersey's consumer affairs director, said in a letter to the board that he would not support the ban.
Friday, March 20, New Jersey is considering a state-wide ban on Brazilian waxes , the removal of hair from the bikini area. Although genital waxing has never really been allowed in the state, the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling plans to propose a ban with more specific legal wording, in response to two women who reported being injured during a wax.