Thanks so much, Lindseysi! I will be sure to check out ABA when I move down there.
Re: electrologists in NYC- I will post a more detailed post in a couple of weeks (I have a huge exam coming up, no time, and currently procrastinating just being on this forum!)
But in brief-
My first electrologist was outside NYC in Mamaroneck (Westchester County). She was amazing and I had great results- her name is Margherite Torregiani and the salon she works out of (and partly owns, I think) is called Bodicures. Highly recommended.
Then I went to Elyse Mancher, in Park Slope Brooklyn (Park Slope Electrolysis). Margherite recommended her to me. She was good, though not quite as good as Margherite, I don’t think. Personally, she was a joy to visit.
For about 1.5 yrs, I went to Joy Anzarouth (Bare & Beautiful) on W. 55th St. She was such a nice and warm person, but I don’t think the treatments were very effective. Basically, she seemed to know what she was doing, but after a year and a half I saw v. little improvement. I know there are lots of factors involved, etc., so it is hard to judge. More details in my detailed post. But basically, the jury is still out.
I recently started going to Arlene Batz in Kew Gardens, Queens. So far, so good, but I have only had 3 treatments (incl. the 1st consultation, which was just a short treatment) so I can’t make any real judgments yet as to effectiveness. But so far, re: the experience of treatments has been excellent. I’ll also just mention that I’m working on a sensitive area and have had WAY less pain (hardly any, by my standards…i know it’s subjective) with Arlene than with Joy and Elyse. I also did a sensitive area w/Margherite and I don’t remember it hurting very much (tho this was 7 yrs ago…still hair-free there, btw).
OK was actually kinda long so i’d better get back to studying! But I promise to write more details soon.
Thank you again for all of your responses