Can't Afford A Facial? How's About A $300 Tasering?

Today's Times » 10/09/08 1:30pm 10/09/08 1:30pm takes us inside the latest alleged craze amongst the rich — Tupperware-style at-home beauty treatment parties, in which people try (and presumably purchase) ludicrous devices as an economical alternative to spa weekends. The bargains include "a $28,000 home massage machine," some electronic pacifier…

Aestheticians Are The Recession's Best Groomed Victims

There's a pretty cute interview on NPR » 8/11/08 6:20pm 8/11/08 6:20pm with Los Angeles-based wax technician/comedian Elham Jazab about how the economic downturn is affecting her business. Even the plucked and botoxed Angelinos are forgoing the beauty treatments these days and "People aren't tipping as much," Jazab told . also notes that "74% of…