From waxing to laser hair removal, here’s your guide to staying silky smooth and fuzz free in Hong Kong…
On a quest for fuzz-free limbs? Say no more, we’ve got you covered with a 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 all on offer, smooth, silky skin is just an appointment away…
Nude Beautique has been providing hair removal services in Hong Kong since 2007, so you know you’re going to be in good hands here! One of its most popular options is laser hair removal, in which the salon uses only medical-grade and FDA-approved systems for a treatment that is safe, fast and effective, with long-lasting results. Customer service is the salon’s top priority, and each therapist has been highly trained to give you a customised treatment that best suits your needs. To book a complimentary consultation,, check out the handy live chat and online booking functions on its website, which make it as easy as possible to ask questions and secure an appointment across one of Nude Beautique’s three locations (Central, Causeway Bay & Tsim Sha Tsui).
Sassy Tip: Don’t miss Nude Beautique’s fantastic Laser Hair Removal Trial Specials, with trials starting from just $350 for underarms, $980 for Brazilian and $2,240 for full legs! Make sure to book an appointment to avoid disappointment. The offer will last until Wednesday, 30 April, 2021, and is applicable to females only (for male trial prices, contact the salon directly).
Sassy Perk: Mention Sassy to enjoy 5% off your next laser hair removal package.
Looking for a longer-lasting solution to hair removal? Optimal Medi-Spa has you covered. Set in the heart of Central (convenience, check!), this leading aesthetics clinic specialises in an extensive choice of top-of-the-line, non-surgical treatments, including IPL laser hair removal. This pick stands out from the crowd for its use of one of the most progressive IPL devices available on the market, featuring a power cooling device to aid a “non painful procedure”and Photo Shower™ technology that helps to cut treatment time by half. What’s more, thanks to its fully-customisable wavelength options, it’s also one of the only machines in Hong Kong that is suitable for all skin types (with the exception of only the darkest skin tones); this allows for Optimal’s laser specialist to tailor your treatment specifically to you. Give them a call or head online to learn more. 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.
Sassy Perk: Mention Sassy when booking to enjoy a 50% discount on a package of six treatments.
Conveniently located along Stanley Street in Central, Lavar has you covered on both the waxing and laser hair removal fronts. Head to its cosy boutique salon for pain-free waxing using quality natural waxes from Australia. The therapists all have a minimum of 10 years experience and are skilled enough to remove hair as short as one millimeter in length! Alternatively, for a longer-lasting treatment, opt for laser hair removal. The salon uses leading technology GentleMax Pro to ensure both safety and efficacy. Whilst you’re there, check out Lavar’s selection of skincare products, including ingrown hair treatment and intimate skin lightening.
Waxing (starting at $180) and laser hair removal (starting at $590) treatments here are suitable for both men and women (including prenatal Brazilian waxing) – get in touch with the salon directly for further information.
Sassy Perk: Enjoy 25% off the Pinkini Lightening Set using the code Sassy2021, or quote Sassy at the salon to get 20% off a single laser hair removal treatment. Promotions valid until Friday, 30 April, 2021.
Founded over 20 years ago by two doctors, this multi-award winning beauty clinic is all about combining innovative technology with aesthetic medicine for impressive results you’ll love. The focus here is on IPL hair removal, which EstheClinic promises is painless, effective and safe for all skin phototypes (even darker tones). The clinic uses cutting-edge patented technology to achieve this, which has the added bonus of being twice as fast as traditional IPL systems. The treatments at EstheClinic have been clinically-proven to remove up to 90% of hair within just 10 sessions (though results vary from person to person). Get in touch to book your free consultation, and enjoy 50% off your first treatment in any area.
Though perhaps best known for its eyebrow and lash grooming services, High Society Skin Clinic has also been making a name for itself in the realm of laser hair removal too. The clinic specialises in Candela Laser Hair Removal, which targets the hair follicle with laser energy to destroy it at its root, all while preserving the surrounding skin. A patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™) is used to prep the skin, spraying the surface with a cooling burst of cryogen just milliseconds before the laser pulse in order to make the laser hair removal process as comfortable as it is effective. High Society Skin Clinic recommends a set of four to six treatments for optimum results.
Reach out now to learn more and make the most of the clinic’s fantastic promotions; a package of eight sessions for the underarm costs just $960 (instead of $2,500), while eight sessions for full bikini (vio) or full arms start at $4,800 (instead of $15,000/$9,800), and eight sessions for the full legs will set you back $6,500 (instead of $15,000).
Bliss Spa’s poetic 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 the boys, don’t miss the spa’s “he-wax” options, starting from $389.
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Dolma is a bit of an institution on the Hong Kong waxing scene – and for very good reason. This boutique salon promises a relaxing and comforting environment, with cleanliness as a top priority (rest assured there’s no “double dipping ” here!). We love that it’s reasonably-priced too, 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!
Dolma Waxing Boutique, Unit 303, 3/F, Yu To Sang Building, 37 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 6348 4452, email@example.com, www.brazilianwaxing.com.hk, www.facebook.com/dolma.waxing.
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). Waxing is around $490 for a Brazilian, while IPL starts at $400 for the upper lip.
Freedas may be no frills, but 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 certainly 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? While you shouldn’t come here expecting five-star service, Freedas definitely does the job.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with the hair removal options at Glow. The experienced beauty therapists cover both waxing and laser, all set against the backdrop of its super-chic Central salon. The waxing services range from $180 to $580 (including options for men), while a single session of IPL starts at $460.
Honeypot has won itself a host of loyal followers across Asia since its first foray in Singapore in 2005, and now has salons in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Mongolia, as well as two in Hong Kong. This salon offers a full suite of hair removal services, from waxing to IPL and laser, but 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 it gives its therapists) really perfect the art of making the whole experience almost painless. Bikini waxes begin at $250 and a Hollywood wax is $440.
Honeypot (Central), 14/F, The Loop, 33 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3564 8660, WhatsApp: 6150 0302
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 $470 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 back up option in case your first choice isn’t available. Talk about convenience!
It says it ranks cleanliness next to Godliness, so you can be sure your waxing at Melomist will take place in immaculate surroundings. Melomist also focuses on delivery, and promises 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 it bikini offerings costing between $280 to $470.
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). With a 50% discount on any waxing treatment for first-time visitors, there’s no reason not to try it out!
All things laser is the name of the game at Pavillion Med Spa. Located in the heart of TST, the modern salon has a Scandinavian vibe, with minimalist wood furniture and welcoming treatment rooms. It offers a wide variety of laser hair removal treatments (for both men and women), and can tailor 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 has several locations in Hong Kong, including its five-storey flagship spa in LKF. The salon emphasises the high quality of its wax, which it says makes its Brazilian ($480) “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 (e.g. you can get a Brazilian bikini with a half leg wax for just $750). Sense of Touch also has eLase hair removal on its menu, with prices starting from $650 for single sessions, or $3,000 for a package of eight.
If money is no object (or you just fancy treating yourself!), book in for a wax or threading treatment at the Four Seasons. Make sure to book in mid-week 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.
With stores in over 10 cities across the globe (including Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Beijing), Strip: Ministry of Waxing has earned a reputation worldwide for making the process as painless as possible. You’ll even be given an animal stress ball to squeeze while your therapist gets to work! There’s no less than seven different types of Brazilian treatments to choose from (costing between $160 to $490), as well as waxing options for just about every body part you can think of. The salon also has an extensive laser and IPL menu, and includes service options for both men and women.
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).
To continue with the five-star hotel offerings, the Ritz-Carlton’s 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. If you book a bikini wax during non-peak days (Monday to Thursday) it will cost $415 to $599, compared to $485 t0 $699 on peak days (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 $90 for the upper lip.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in September 2015 and was most recently updated by Team Sassy in March, 2021.
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Featured image courtesy of Sora Shimazaki via Pexels, image 1 courtesy of Nude Beautique, image 2 courtesy of Optimal Medi-Spa, image 3 courtesy of Lavar, image 4 courtesy of EstheClinic, image 5 courtesy of High Society Skin Clinic, image 6 courtesy of Glow Hong Kong, image 7 courtesy of Pavillion Med Spa.