These quick, easy hair removal salons offer everything from waxing and threading to IPL and laser treatments…
There’s something satisfying about smooth, silky skin. No more hiding those legs under yoga pants – the weather is beach perfect and it’s time to get that unwanted hair removed. And with so many salons around town, we’ve lined up the best places to get de-fuzzed. These quick, easy spots offer everything from waxing and threading to IPL and laser treatments (and we’ve included, both, the reasonably-priced and the luxurious).
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Summer’s coming, and the last thing you want to do is be unprepared for that last-minute junk party! So if you’re looking for a high-quality (and relatively pain-free)Brazilian wax, Dolma will sort you out! Dolma has more than 20 years of experience, so you know you’ll get the tender loving care you deserve. And you won’t have to worry about general cleanliness, either. You won’t see “double dipping” or any other methods that some less reputable places use. The pros here make sure hygiene is absolutely key! The relaxing and comforting environment will put you at ease the minute you pop through the door. Best of all, it’s actually reasonably priced considering the care and quality you’re getting.
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The type of wax used on your body makes all the difference, which is exactly why Honeypot stands out from the rest of the waxing crowd. Using a bespoke, house-made formula, created by certified chemists, Honeypot’s wax is second to none. And whilst the quality of the wax is key, how we feel is even more important. And because the wax has been improved over the past 12 years since it was first created, it’s now become one of the most painless wax used in Asia! The cherry on the cake? Honeypot offers quality and impeccable service. All you have to do is take your pick from Brazilian waxing, body waxing or IPL treatments and laser permanent hair reduction. The rest is simple!
Honeypot, Room 802, Century Square, 1-13 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 35648660, www.honeypot.com.hk
When looking for a salon to get you feeling ready for summer, most women hope they’ll find a cosy place that feels like home. Lavar’s aim to give its clients the most pleasant and painless treatment, whether they choose waxing or laser hair removal. The most refreshing advantage to booking at Lavar is that there is no need to pre-pay or join any membership club to enjoy exclusive VIP discounts! Waxes here are premium quality and imported from Europe and Australia, which means no matter the type of hair you have, you’ll be assured to have hair removal that is free from redness, ingrown hairs, breakage and painful stinging. It will even remove short, stubborn hair (as little as 1 millimetre!) leaving your skin smooth and gorgeous for that next beach trip!
This concept store specialises in brow and lash grooming and is conveniently located in the heart of Central. Whether you have more eyebrows than most or you’re a little brow-challenged, you’re sure to find a treatment here that will leave you looking gorgeous. All therapists have been fully trained at its own Browhaus School and have perfected the techniques of threading, tweezing, lash extensions and brow colouring.
Browhaus, 7/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 3950 3950, www.browhaus.com.hk
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Known for her amazing skincare expertise, Ceri Silk’s Glow Salon is the perfect place in Central to drop in for a quick wax treatment. It doesn’t have an extensive waxing menu, but if you’re looking for a more permanent fix, it also offers IPL Hair Reduction and Laser Hair Removal for a totally smooth transformation. While you’re there, why not treat yourself to a facial tailored specifically for your skin, and walk out an hour later with nothing less then a radiant glow.
Glow Spa & Salon, 9/F, Parker House, 72 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 2525 5198, www.glowspa.hk
The quaint salon opened in 2007 and has transformed into a full service premium boutique with stores in Central, Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui. Nude is your one-stop shop for Brazilian and body waxing, eyebrows and eyelashes, facials, slimming and even laser hair removal. Prices may be on the higher end, however, once you use one of the many first-time specials, Nude often creates special packages tailored to fit your requirements.
Nude Beautique of Waxing, 14/F, M88 Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2868 9100,
Nude Beautique of Waxing, 2/F 18 Pak Sha Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2868 9100,
Nude Beautique of Waxing, 17/F, Canton Plaza, 82-84 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2868 9100
Nu Waxing Workshop has become another go-to waxing salon. With a 50% discount on any waxing treatment for your first-time visit, there’s no reason not to try it out! Nu Waxing prides itself on its specialty Brazilian wax, so say goodbye to those bugging bumps ladies. The extra creamy honey hard wax will leave you feeling perfectly smooth. It also offers nail treatments and IPL rejuvenation. Although a little on the pricey side, the quality of treatment is worth it.
Nu Waxing Workshop, 23/F, Hing Wai Building, 36 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2869 9680, www.nuwaxingworkshop.com
The waxperts at here will leave you feeling more confident than ever. Strip has become an award-winning salon in nine different countries for a reason. The special techniques and variety of waxes make the experience as painless as it can get. Strip prides itself on being able to remove anything in 15 minutes, so chat with the super friendly therapists or squeeze the pain away with the animal stress balls, and trust that you’ll be done in no time.
Strip: Ministry of Waxing, 9/F 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 3950 3950, www.strip.com.hk
Quick, efficient and cheap! We’ve found these hair-removal hidden gems all over Hong Kong. Whether you’re in town, at the end of the Tung Chung Line or across the water in Discovery Bay, there’s a Freedas Limited Salon for you to go to. Experts here do it all, from waxing and threading to head massages and henna. What’s even better… eyebrow shaping is only $30! Or get a full leg wax for only $100. The prices are amazing but the service and hygiene standards fluctuate. But make sure you call and book beforehand as appointments fill up quickly.
Freedas Limited, 2/F Warner Building, 91 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2527 7881
Freedas Limited, 5/F, Flat C, Comfort Building, 86-88 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 3850 0447
Freedas Limited, Mezz Floor, 124 Caine Road, Hong Kong, 3580 0405
Freedas Limited, Shop 9A3, G/F, 12 Tung Chung Waterfront Road, Coastal Skyline, Tung Chung, Hong Kong, 3483 8356,
Freedas Limited, Flat 26, 5/Floor, Block D, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, 2987 4555
This article was originally published in September, 2015 by Team Sassy and has been updated by Megan Weill in May 2018.