We were intrigued when our friends over at Nicole Myden PR suggested we try the new Montana Ave. waxing outpost frilly lilly. Days later we saw frilly filly set up at Beauty's Night Out and grew even more intrigued. Dozens of gals were lined up for brow shaping and we noticed their signature pink & frilly design from their website. Is this a sign? Always on the look out for a painless, affordable bikini wax for our readers we threw caution to the wind and booked an appt.
The decor is pure Shabby Chic vintage and cute as a button. In a mature, adult sort of way of course.
Stephanie greeted me as I came in. She would perform my bikini wax. She showed me around the boutique and pointed out some of the brand's signature Products. Wait, wait one second Frilly Lilly sells jewelry too??! But not just any old overpriced costume junk. Loads of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, clutches, rings. Reasonably priced and SO cute. The accessories here are reason enough to stop in for a visit. I managed to snag 2 holiday gifts while there and maybe bought a little something.
Stephanie showed me to one of the boutiques 4 treatment rooms. The room is simple, clean and classic. With a slight knock on the door, Stephanie entered and we were off! I know you aren't going to believe me, I know you think someone told me to say this: It didn't hurt. I didn't even FEEL it. Really, it didn't. At all. Stephanie explained they only use hard wax. Whatever it was the process was painless. Ever the perfectionist, Stephanie carefully reviewed the finished product ensuring she didn't miss anything. She gave me some great tips too. Use a mild exfoliator "down there" a couple times a week to prevent ingrown hairs. Don't use a hard loofah daily (I was). Have bumps after waxing use diaper rash cream or better yet their signature Frilly Lilly Nappy Cream. One brazilian bikini wax later I was out the door.
Frilly Lilly started in -- with 6 locations -- This location offers the following services: Bikini wax, Full leg wax, lower leg wax, upper leg wax, full arm wax, forearm wax, back/chest wax, underarm wax, full face wax, facial wax (sides of face), lip wax, brow tint, lash tint and chin wax. The bikini waxes are divided into three categories: Brazilian ($60 - nothing left), Hawaiian ($60 - barely there) The Canadian ($40, perfect for the Canadian bikini) and the Alaskan ($25 - just a little off the sides please).
And since we dig female entrepreneurs we thought we'd share a bit of the boutique's history. Debra Van Dyke opened the first boutique and launched the frilly lilly product line to fulfill her vision of creating functional products that also look adorable by the side of her tub. "I wanted to create a beauty boutique that would specialize in waxing and
offer quality products for women to enjoy a luxurious, yet attainable
experience" says Debra. The result is an assortment of goods ranging from their signature Sugar Lily Parfum to their hydrating Body Butters and our luxurious Bubble Bath to their fragrant Sugar Scrubs. The jewelry and accessories in each boutique continue to be hand selected.
The frilly lilly head office is in Calgary with 6 locations in Canada and the Santa Monica location their first U.S boutique.
Days later I have no redness, pain, irritation. The price is right ($60 for a brazilian). And the atmosphere makes for a fun experience. Hell I wanted to hang out, peruse more accessories and have a cup of tea.
frilly lilly is located at 1007 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90403 and is open seven days a week: Monday (9am-6pm), Tuesday (9am-8pm), Wednesday (9am-6pm), Thursday (9am-8pm), Friday (9am-6pm), Saturday (9am-6pm) and Sunday (12pm-5pm). For further information or to make an appointment, please call the Santa Monica location @ 310.260.5522 and be sure to check out www.frillylilly.ca. (P.S ask for Stephanie and tell her we sent you).
**For a real Montana Ave. luxe grooming day try out TheBroot then walk over to frilly lilly for any waxing (or gifting) needs.