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Our new weekly series Get Right for Summer has one aim: to make sure you're completely beautified before the thermostat hits 90.

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Are you with Alessandra Ambrosio in the desire to be "in a bikini the whole day?" Then read on. For the last installment of our "Get Right for Summer" beautifying series, we've rounded up five local spots to—no gentler way to say this—get waxed.

From a "spiritual shoppe" that gets the job done to a Brazilian day spa that claims to be less painful in its processes, here are Chicago's best spots to get your wax on.


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European Wax Center

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European Wax Centers has locations throughout the city. Services range from sideburns-waxing for women ($12) to leg-waxing for men ($36.) The business has been around since 1975, so staffers consider themselves "waxperts." [Photo: via Facebook]

The Waxing Room

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Carrying a range of hard and soft waxes, The Waxing Room can lift hair from all kinds of areas ("booty cheeks" waxing is on the menu.) The spot specializes in "artistic waxing," so this is the place to come if you have a thing for diamonds, initials, or heart shapes. [Photo: via Facebook]
With locations in Lincoln Park and Bucktown, this popular spot offers brow shaping, underarm waxing, and more in a lounge-like space. Staffers uphold a strict policy of never re-dipping a stick into the same vat of wax. [Photo: via Trim]

Ruby Room, The Style of Wellness

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The in-house spa provides waxing services that incorporate gentle, all-natural wax. Offerings range from brows (starting at $25) to Brazilian (starting at $60.) [Photo: via The Ruby Room]

Cleise Brazilian Day Spa

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The Brazilian day spa waxes the bikini area using hard wax, which is less painful than strips. Services include regular bikini waxes ($60) and "bikini flirtatious," (starting at $80) which can include heart-shaped design for a little extra cost. [Photo: via Facebook]

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European Wax Center

European Wax Centers has locations throughout the city. Services range from sideburns-waxing for women ($12) to leg-waxing for men ($36.) The business has been around since 1975, so staffers consider themselves "waxperts." [Photo: via Facebook]

The Waxing Room

Carrying a range of hard and soft waxes, The Waxing Room can lift hair from all kinds of areas ("booty cheeks" waxing is on the menu.) The spot specializes in "artistic waxing," so this is the place to come if you have a thing for diamonds, initials, or heart shapes. [Photo: via Facebook]

Trim

With locations in Lincoln Park and Bucktown, this popular spot offers brow shaping, underarm waxing, and more in a lounge-like space. Staffers uphold a strict policy of never re-dipping a stick into the same vat of wax. [Photo: via Trim]

Ruby Room, The Style of Wellness

The in-house spa provides waxing services that incorporate gentle, all-natural wax. Offerings range from brows (starting at $25) to Brazilian (starting at $60.) [Photo: via The Ruby Room]

Cleise Brazilian Day Spa

The Brazilian day spa waxes the bikini area using hard wax, which is less painful than strips. Services include regular bikini waxes ($60) and "bikini flirtatious," (starting at $80) which can include heart-shaped design for a little extra cost. [Photo: via Facebook]