With services like waxing, threading, advanced fluorescence technology and IPL laser hair removal all on offer, here are the best hair removal salons in Hong Kong.
On a quest for fuzz-free limbs? Say no more, we’ve got you covered with this list of our favourite hair removal salons in Hong Kong. From the super cheap to the ultra-luxe, there’s something to suit every budget. And with waxing, threading, IPL and laser options — including intense pulsed light therapy and advanced fluorescence technology — all on offer, smooth, silky skin is just an appointment away.
What’s The Difference Between Waxing, IPL And AFT Lase Hair Removal?
- Waxing is a non-permanent but effective and safe way of removing hair, that pulls out the hair from the root; as opposed to shaving, which trims the hair at the skin’s surface (and often sees hair grow back within a few days). With waxing, you can go two to three weeks without worrying about your hair!
- IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, a type of laser treatment that’s used to treat everything from fine lines to spider veins and age spots. Laser hair removal can be used anywhere on the body but it requires multiple treatments over the course of several months. In IPL, gentle pulses of light are applied to the hair root which makes it go into a “resting” phase where your hair falls out and, in time, grows less in that area. And it leaves you totally smooth.
- AFT is a special subtype of IPL laser hair removal treatment: Advanced Fluorescence Technology. This is a next-generation semi-permanent hair reduction method that uses, again, beams of specially filtered light to weaken the hair follicles, which helps to delay and even stop hair regrowth entirely.
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Born in Singapore, Strip now has boutiques worldwide (including in Hong Kong, London, Manila and Mumbai, to name a few!) and a reputation for revolutionising waxing culture wherever it goes. Forget dodgy studios and unhygienic, eyewatering practices! Strip is speedy and painless, and each customer receives brand new individually wrapped equipment. Its services include waxing, AFT powerpac (IPL) and laser hair removal for every body part you can think of, as well as a menu of post-wax creams and lotions to calm and moisturise the skin and ward off nasty ingrowns. You couldn’t be in better hands!
Sassy Tip: Make a booking now for a trial waxing or machine hair removal sessions — for either laser or AFT. And if you’re a first-time customer, get 50% off one session (applicable for waxing, laser or AFT).
High Society Skin Clinic
Aesthetic destination High Society Skin Clinic is a prestige one-stop for everything from eyebrow tinting to lash extensions, facials, body contouring and more, so you can rest assured of the hair removal options here. In particular, the non-invasive (and FDA and CE approved) Candela Gentlelase Pro Laser energy-based treatment targets your hair follicle with laser energy, removing it from the root while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed and untouched — ideal for super smooth skin free of unwanted hair. It usually takes four to six sessions to remove all the hair.
Use the code SASSY when booking and you’ll be able to get laser hair removal at a promotion price for the following services: a full bikini for $4,800 (originally priced at $13,000), full leg for $6,800 (originally priced at $16,000), and underarm for $980 (originally priced at $3,500). Applicable from now until Saturday, 24 June 2023.
High Society Skin Clinic (Mong Kok), Unit 15-16, 18/F, Grand Century Place Tower 1, 193 Price Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2117 7008, WhatsApp: 9816 8387, Facebook: High Society Skin Clinic, Instagram: @highsocietyskinclinic, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.highsocietyskinclinic.com
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Although it was first established over 20 years ago in France, EstheClinic isn’t about the old and traditional. Instead, the aesthetic clinic touts itself as part of a new generation — continuing to combine medical expertise with the newest ground-breaking technologies in its treatments. For hair removal, look to its laser treatments that use the latest IPL permanent hair removal technology for a comfortable and pain-free experience that’s non-invasive while delivering impressive results that just can’t be beaten. And, it’s effective and suitable for all skin types.
Sassy Tip: Visit EstheClinic for a free consultation and try out any treatment 50% off on your first session.
EstheClinic (Sai Ying Pun), Shop F, G/F, King’s Hill, 38 Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2612 1388, WhatsApp: 9782 3525, Facebook: EstheClinic Hong Kong, Instagram: @estheclinic.hk, email@example.com, estheclinic.com.hk
Hair Removal Salons In Hong Kong We Love
Bliss Spa at W Hong Kong
Bliss Spa’s waxing treatments are on offer at its home inside the W Hotel, with bikini waxes ranging from $399 to $599. It also has a 15-minute bikini treatment to eliminate pesky ingrowns for $619, which works by using microdermabrasion to lift dead skin cells and remove the trapped hairs. For men, don’t miss the spa’s “he-wax” options, starting from $389.
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Dolma Waxing Boutique
A bit of an institution on the Hong Kong waxing scene, Dolma promises a relaxing and comforting environment, with cleanliness as a top priority (rest assured there’s no “double-dipping” here!). We also love its reasonable prices, with a Brazilian bikini wax coming in at just $350. It couldn’t be easier to book (you can do it through Dolma’s Facebook page) and the salon even accepts PayMe, so you can do everything digitally. Whilst you’re there, why not get your brows sorted too — threading starts from $150!
Feel Good Factor
Feel Good Factor has stood the test of time in Hong Kong since 1999 — not that we’re surprised! Its friendly staff are sure to help you out if you need advice about any of its many hair removal offerings (which include waxing, threading and IPL). A Brazilian wax is around $490, while IPL laser hair removal starts at $400 for the upper lip.
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Freedas may be no-frills but its convenience (there are four locations scattered across the city) and price ensure its ongoing popularity. If you’re looking for cheap waxing and threading, this is where to get it. Its therapists are speedy, with one member of Team Sassy describing it as the fastest bikini wax she’s ever had (expect to pay around $270 for a Brazilian). And with upper lip threading from just $20, what’s not to love?
Glow Spa & Salon Hong Kong
You’ll be spoilt for choice with the hair removal options at Glow Spa & Salon. The experienced beauty therapists here cover both waxing and laser, all set against the backdrop of its super-chic Central salon. A single session of IPL laser hair removal starts at $460.
Honeypot has loyal followers all across Asia, from Singapore to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Mongolia to name a few. While the salon offers a full suite of hair removal services, it’s the bespoke wax that really makes it stand out from the crowd. This in-house formula specially created by certified Australian chemists using natural ingredients is second to none, and has helped its skilled Honeypot Kitties (the nickname given to its therapists) really perfect the art of making the whole experience almost painless.
Iyara may be best known for its foot massages, but don’t sleep on its full spa menu, which includes waxing. Expect to pay around $200 for smaller areas (think underarms and upper lip), or from $390 to $410 for a bikini wax. If you find you never have time to call up for an appointment, head online to request an appointment digitally or your preferred date and time, with a backup option in case your first choice isn’t available. Talk about convenience!
Melomist says it ranks cleanliness “next to Godliness”, so you can be sure your waxing here will take place in immaculate surroundings. This salon also focuses on delivery, promising to meet your expectations no matter whether it’s your very first visit or your 15th. Prices start from $180 for upper lip and go up to $520 for a full leg wax, with its bikini offerings costing between $280 to $470.
Nu Waxing Workshop
Nu Waxing Workshop prides itself on its signature Brazilian bikini waxes (from $560), but it offers various other waxing services too (including full legs from $580). You’ll be able to choose whether you want to book with a senior or head therapist (expect to pay around $100 more for the head therapist). And you get a 50% discount on any waxing treatment for first-time visitors.
Providing hair removal services in Hong Kong since 2007, Nude Beautique’s most popular option is laser hair removal, with medical-grade and FDA-approved systems that are safe, fast and effective, with long-lasting results. Therapists promise to give you a customised treatment best suited for your needs. The handy live chat and online booking functions on its website make reserving a spot as easy as possible.
Set in the heart of Central, Optimal Medi-Spa specialises in an extensive choice of top-of-the-line, non-surgical treatments, including IPL laser hair removal. In particular, the aesthetics salon uses a progressive IPL device that features a cooling device to keep the procedure as painless as possible and Photo Shower™ technology to cut treatment time by half. Single sessions start from $650 or opt for a package of six starting from $3,600, all-inclusive of a pre-treatment skin check by a doctor to ensure the utmost safety.
Located in the heart of TST, Pavillion MedSpa has a Scandinavian vibe, with minimalist wood furniture and welcoming treatment rooms. There’s a wide variety of laser hair removal treatments for both men and women here and packages to suit your needs. The highly skilled therapists are trained to advise you on the laser hair removal treatments best suited for your skin and hair type, and they’re always ready to accommodate specific needs. For English-speaking clients, Pavillion offers a receptionist as a translator to make sure your needs are understood and met.
Sense of Touch
With several locations in Hong Kong, including its five-storey flagship spa in LKF, Sense of Touch emphasises the high quality of its wax, which it claims makes a Brazilian ($480) here “almost painless”. If you’re looking to treat more than one area in one go, make sure to opt for a waxing combo to save on the dollars. The spa also has eLase hair removal on its menu, with prices starting from $650 for single sessions and $3,000 for a package of eight.
Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
If money is no object (or you just fancy treating yourself!), book in for a wax or threading treatment at the Four Seasons. Opt for a mid-week session to make the most of the reduced prices on offer from Monday to Thursday (bikini waxes will cost you $330 to $600 rather than $505 to $900!). Let the pampering continue with a manicure at the Nail Bar to finish.
The Oriental Spa Hong Kong
You can expect quality hair removal options in luxury surroundings from the Oriental Spa at the Landmark Mandarin. While you probably don’t want to waste a visit here on just hair removal alone (try to squeeze in a facial or massage too if your budget allows), the spa does offer a full waxing and threading menu. It’s worth noting it’s slightly cheaper to go on a weekday. For reference, bikini waxes range from $350 to $550 on Mondays to Thursdays (or $380 to $580 from Fridays to Sundays).
The Ritz-Carlton Spa
To continue with the five-star hotel offerings, The Ritz-Carlton Spa is another luxury hideaway to note for your hair removal needs. Situated on the 116th floor of the hotel, this pick also increases its prices from Fridays through Sundays. A bikini wax here on a non-peak day (Monday to Thursday) costs $420 to $590, and $490 to $690 on a peak day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
The clue’s in the name for this Central salon. Waxnmore offers an extensive waxing menu, with a basic bikini wax priced at $250. You can also get threading done here, with prices starting from $110 for the upper lip.
Editor’s Note: “Your Guide To Hair Removal Salons In Hong Kong” was originally published in September 2015 and was most recently updated in June 2022 by Team Sassy.
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