Went to Shobba Madison for a bikini wax after reading all these great reviews on line, and came out more than a little disappointed. Reviewers suspecting that whoever rates this place as great never went there, or is working there, seem to be into something. The owner's Havard education must be very helpful to get good press, but that's about it. The only nice thing I can say is that true, they do a really clean job, and suggaring doesn't leave you walking around all sticky for the rest of the afternoon. But that's at least as painful as waxing, and the staff doesn't help (the woman who worked on me seemed to speak only a few workds of English, so no chance to have a distracting conversation, started right on the most painful areas, which left me clinching my teeth for the rest of the procedure, and was not giving me any warnings which would have allowed me to breath out to ease the pain and make sure that I would not bite my tongue.) And no one there figured out that it is easier to work on the back while you are lying on your stomach, so instead you're asked to hold your legs wide and to contract your abs and go ""up"" and ""up"" and ""up"". Akward and uncomfortable to say the least. Meanwhile, you can stare at a ceiling very badly in need of a good paint, try to avoid the three bright spots directed into your eyes, and listen to the requests of the guy having a wax in the cubicle next to you (the ""walls"" don't go up all the way to the ceiling, so you know what everbody is up to.) And don't hope that anyone will listen to you if you ask for something a little out of the ordinary: tired of the babygirl look, I asked repeteadly to keep a larger patch of hair than usual, but came back home with a regular looking brazilian. Except that what was left of the ""triangle"" was so assymetrical that I had to spend 30 minutes fixing it. I know it will all grow back eventually, but what kind of consolation is that? Please save your money and go somewhere else.
Pros: Very clean job.
Cons: Expensive, staff has poor communication skills, no intimacy, feel like a train station.