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New Jersey almost went back to the 70s

jersey-shore.jpgThe New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling (aside: do all states have such a board?) recently considered a proposal which would’ve made the Jersey Shore a lot more, uhm, fuzzy this summer, because it would have banned the Brazilian wax and all other genital waxing.

New Jersey statutes allow waxing of the face, neck, arms, legs and abdomen, but officials say that genital waxing has always been illegal, although not spelled out.

Jeff Lamm, a spokesman for New Jersey’s Division of Consumer Affairs, said that the proposal would specifically ban genital waxing, and was prompted by complaints to the board from two women who were injured and hospitalized. One of them sued. Lamm said that the state only investigates infractions if consumers complain.

Most of the salons, spas and other such groomy/waxy places in the state were less than pleased at the prospect of this legislation, as summed up by one salon owner: “This is the most absurd thing I’ve ever heard.” After some uproar last week, the director of the state’s Consumer Affiars rejected the proposal, ensuring that, once again, the only errant thing folks will see at the Jersey Shore are some random needles.

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Knee-jerk reactionary legislation is always the best way to run a government!

I can't help myself and need to point out that that sign (located on Rt. 80) is for a town in the middle of Pennsylvania.

Fun fact, tho: Legend has it, the reason the town is called that is because it was originated by a bunch of hobo squatters and the neighboring town hated them and so decided to name the location after the most awful thing they could think of.

I may have learned that on Wikipedia, though, so I have no idea if it's true or not.