Brazilian waxes have become the industry standard, but they're not without their flaws. Not everyone wants to be a pelvic chrome-dome, after all. Plus, they're pricey. Isn't there a way to procure proper hair removal without being left bald and poor? Thank heaven for Queen Bee. The salon offers the “In Bee-Tweenie,” which is a slightly less severe, and cheaper, bikini wax option. It removes enough hair that there's no fear of a stray weaseling out of your swimsuit but not so much that you don't recognize yourself in the shower. The perfect happy medium between an old-school and a Brazilian, the In Bee-Tweenie is moderately priced at $40. Save some cash and maintain a little, um, mystery — it's a win-win. —Ali Trachta
2530-A San Vicente Blvd., Santa Monica, 90402; (310) 570-2282. 10182½ Culver Blvd., Culver City, 90232; (310) 204-2236. queenbeesalonspa.com.