Wax - the works
Tom Hilditch and Vivienne Chow
Party girls all over town have been getting a Brazilian wax - that's everything, folks - ready for Cafe Deco's Noche Latino party this Saturday. 'It's all part of the South American vibe,' said Cafe Deco's Nicky Sayle, who had her first all-over waxing two years ago. 'If you are going to wear a G-string it is the only way to go.' Sayle revealed Cafe Deco was even considering installing its own special 'waxing booth' for party girls wanting a super-smooth samba.
The 'clean sweep' technique pioneered by Brazil's Padilha sisters who have a salon in New York, has been championed by celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Williams, Paula Yates and Gwyneth 'It changed my life' Paltrow. What's the attraction? According to Jonice Padilha: 'It makes you sexy, makes you fashion [sic].' SAR thinks it makes you very plucked chicken (sic).
Around town, almost all the major salons have reported a sudden interest in the technique, with Frederique offering a 10 per cent summer discount on all kinds of waxing.
Glamour queen Siren, whose alter ego Greg Derham is one of the organisers of Noche Latino, claims she personally launched the trend in Hong Kong and wants the city's 'It' girls to follow suit. 'Come on girls,' she said, 'give it up for fashion.'