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Friday, March 21, 2008

The Real Housewives of NYC should really be flying to Chardon

Posted By on Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 5:49 AM

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Real Housewife of NYC, meet a real housewife from Ohio, who could kick your ass at a scrambled egg cookoff.
On a recent Tuesday night Laylah Figueroa, the general manager of Slender You Spa in Chardon, was watching the Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of New York City with her husband. The program featured a super-rich wife who was about to head out via private jet to a salon on Martha’s Vineyard to try out a new detox bed with miracle components. The Alpha 2010 Spa System supposedly eliminates toxins, increases circulation, decreases cellulite, and eases muscle tension — all at the same time. The treatment was so new it wasn’t even available in New York yet… Figueroa sat up with a yelp. “Oh my gosh,” she screamed, smacking her husband. “Our bed’s on TV.” Hubbie smiled politely. “He didn’t really understand,” Figueroa says with a sigh. The housewives, see, didn’t have to fly to Massachussetts to get the treatment; they could just have easily come to Chardon. Slender You Salon is the only other place in the country that features the Alpha 2010 system. And the prices are way cheaper. Whereas the Martha’s Vineyard salon charges $175, Slender You offers the same 45 minute service for just $65. To Figueroa, this proves that Ohio isn’t the backwater state everyone treats it as. “I go out to New York City and LA and Beverly Hills all the time,” she says. “And some people don’t even know where Ohio’s at! Then I come home and we have the same equivalent thing that Beverly Hills as. I get so excited about it. Ohio’s not as behind as people in Ohio think they are.” – Rebecca Meiser

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