Best Bikini Line Rip - 2007
All too often a trip to the bikini waxer feels like a session in an especially cruel torture chamber. But at the Benefit Cosmetics shop on Fillmore Street, waxers truly have a gift for a quick and relatively painless bikini line (or eyebrow) rip. If you get to the lovely little shop early enough for pre-waxing and the cosmetics counter in front isn't too swamped the friendly crew may even sit you down in one of their princess-like seats and give you a free mini-makeover while you wait. They sell only non-animal-tested products, so it's the perfect place to get pretty without feeling guilty. (No bunnies suffered to bring Benefit's pineapple facial polish and other beauty supplies into the world.) Benefit also has another boutique at 2219 Chestnut St., and store counters scattered around the city.