We know nobody enjoys a bikini wax. We don’t like spending all day anticipating the pain, we don’t like going bottomless in front of a stranger, and we don’t like staring at the ceiling while some heartless sadist rips out the very fibers of our … being. And we certainly don’t like paying an exorbitant amount of money for it. (All that naked humiliation, and we’re the ones stuck with the bill?) But Queen Bee Waxing in Culver City has found a way to keep us from wincing, at least when it comes to pulling out our wallets. Their fast and friendly waxing treatments cost a fraction of what most other premier salons around the city charge: $50 for “the full Monty,” which includes all those extra unmentionable places, compared with $60 to $100 for most competitors. And Queen Bee provides a serene, almost countryside-like atmosphere to boot — as if you’re getting waxed in some sort of upscale, renovated cottage. Still, the service will make you feel like you’re in Beverly Hills. 10182 1/2 Culver Blvd., Culver City. (310) 204-2236, queenbeewaxingsalonspa.com. —Ali Trachta

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