Remember that painful, but hilarious scene from The-40-Year-Old Virgin where a very hairy Steve Carell gets his chest waxed? The one where he’s yelling profanity as each strip is ripped off, leaving him looking like a sore, plucked chicken. Yes, waxing can be rough if you’re new to it, but luckily in Hong Kong, we are blessed with top-notch spas, experienced beauticians, and user-friendly products to help us get prepped for summer – without the tears. We check out some of the best unisex waxing salons around.
This popular store offers a range of grooming services in the privacy of its “Pretty Rooms” and “BrowBar Lounge”. With treatments ranging from $230 to $1,100, you can get smoother, silkier skin without breaking the bank. The experienced beauticians take care of everything, from facial hair and eyebrows, down to your bikini line and legs. Brazilian and bikini waxes cost between $290 and $530, and the best part of all is you don’t even need to book an appointment first. Simply turn up at the nearest Benefit store location and they’ll take care of the rest.
Nude Waxing Beautique
With three branches conveniently located across Hong Kong, Nude Waxing Beautique offers a taste of tropical paradise in our bustling city. From cleaning up those pesky eyebrows ($180) and upper lips ($130), to a full Brazilian wax ($450), the professionals will help you get rid of those pesky hairs growing in places you didn’t even know existed. As for the fellas, male waxing treatments are available from $110 to $590. And you don’t have to worry about post-wax redness either, as the therapists use premium wax which contains titanium dioxide, designed to help those with sensitive skin.
Nude Beautique of Waxing, 14/F, M88 Wellington Place, 2 – 8 Wellington Street, Central, (+852) 2868 9100
2/F, 18 Pak Sha Road, Causeway Bay
17/F, Canton Plaza, 82 – 84 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Strip: Ministry of Waxing
If you’re a first-timer when it comes to waxing, then Strip: Ministry of Waxing is an ideal choice. With a mandatory eight-week boot camp, where their “Waxperts” have to go through a series of intensive and vigorous training, customers can feel assured they are in safe hands. Waxing treatments for both male and female range from $65 to $560, with the option of using soft or hard wax. Strip also implements a strict no double-dipping policy, which means individual packs of strips are used each time for each customer to ensure optimum hygiene. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the exclusive Berry Chocolate Wax – delicious!
Strip: Ministry of Waxing, 7/F & 9/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, (+852) 3950 3950
Honeypot Wax Boutique
Beware of the F-word – Fuzz. If you’re looking for a pampering waxing session, then Honeypot is the perfect spot. The signature Cherry Pie Hot wax is specially formulated to make it less painful and more soothing for your skin. Honeypot customers not only get to choose from a wide range of waxing services, such as a full-face waxing ($600), or target areas like your hands ($140) and fingers ($105), they also get to enjoy premium Brazilian packages starting from $600 to $4,000. Whatever it is you need taking care of, these pros will sort it out in no time.
Honeypot Wax Boutique, Room 802, 8/F, Century Square, 1 – 13 D’Aguilar Street, Central, (+852) 3564 8660
Lavar Premium Waxing Salon
Ever gone for a waxing treatment only to discover afterwards that some short, stubborn hair are still latched on? Understandably, short hairs are much harder for wax to grab onto, but the chamomile and rose infused wax used at Lavar Premium Waxing Salon will take care of all your stubble troubles. Lavar’s waxing treatments for females cost between $100 and $450, while prices for male treatments range from $120 to $610. You can also opt for the creamy chocolate wax which helps to sooth and moisturise your skin, or the strawberry wax to minimise any post-treatment redness and irritation.
Lavar Premium Waxing Salon, 13th Floor, One Lan Kwai Fong, Central, (+852) 2915 0918
Room 802, Parker House, 72 Queen’s Road, Central, (+852) 2915 0901
Cleopatra’s Beauty Secret
Happy Hour at the Spa, anyone? From massages to manicures, and brows to Brazilians, Cleopatra’s Beauty Secret is truly a one-stop-shop for all your beauty needs. Face and body waxing treatments are available for both male and female, costing between $150 and $400. The salon’s cosy environment and woodland vibe will help calm your nerves before the waxing begins, while its Happy Hour (held every Friday and Saturday) offers wine, chocolate, and other refreshments to make you feel like royalty. What better way to end an (almost) painless waxing session?
Cleopatra’s Beauty Secret, Flat A, 2/F, Yan King Court, 119-121 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island, (+852) 2866 7338
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