Get your body summer ready!
No more hiding those legs under yoga pants or jeans, because the weather is beach perfect and it’s time to get that unwanted hair removed! Whether you’re looking for waxing for your teenager, IPL for yourself or options to suit you both, we’ve rounded up the places around town to help you out. We can’t guarantee you’ll get a completely pain-free experience (unfortunately!), so just make sure you feel comfortable and safe with your choice before you take it all off!
Dolma Waxing Boutique
Summer’s coming, and the last thing you want to do is be unprepared for that last-minute invite to a junk trip! So if you’re looking for a high-quality Brazilian wax that is relatively pain-free, 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 cleanliness, either. You won’t see “double dipping” or any other methods that some less reputable places use. At Dolma, hygiene is key!
Whether you’re getting the whole kit removed or your daughter wants to try getting her first wax, you will both be happy you picked Dolma. It’s fun and caring environment will put you at ease the minute you pop through the door. Best of all, mama, you will love the price!
Sassy Mama readers who mention this article will receive 20% off, too!
Dolma Waxing Boutique, 1508 Takshing House, 20 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 6348 4452
The type of wax we use on our bodies makes all the difference when having hair removal treatments, which is why we think Honeypot stands out from the rest of the waxing crowd. Using a bespoke, house-made formula that has been created by its certified chemists, Honeypot’s wax is second to none (and it’s never been tested on animals!).
But let’s face it – although 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 least painful waxes used in Asia! The best part? Honeypot offers quality and impeccable service.
Take your pick from Brazilian waxing, body waxing or IPL treatments and laser permanent hair reduction, you’ll find you made the right choice when you book here.
Honeypot, Room 802, Century Square, 1-13 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 852 3564 8660 www.honeypot.com.hk
When looking for a salon to get that summer-ready bod, most women hope they’ll find a cosy place that feels like home. Lavar is just the spot. It’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 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. So even when you’re sweaty and red in the face from chasing around your toddler (and doing the million other things you do in a day), at least you’ll have perfectly shaped brows.
Browhaus, 7/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 3950 3950, www.browhaus.com.hk
Quick, efficient and very, very cheap! We’ve found these hair-removal hidden gems all over Hong Kong, making it convenient for mums in all areas. 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 make sure you call and book an appointment 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, 35800447
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
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. You definitely deserve it!
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 Beautique of Waxing 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, it’ll create special packages tailored to fit your requirements, making this premium hair removal salon even more worth it.
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 salon for (relatively!) pain-free waxing. 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 as its extra creamy honey hard wax will leave your sweet spot 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
Slap on and strip off! The waxperts at the Sassy Hong Kong-voted “best hair removal salon” will leave you feeling more confident than ever. Strip has become an award-winning salon in nine different countries for a reason, and our Sassy Mama readers love its services. Its special techniques and variety of waxes makes 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 its animal stress balls. 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
This article was originally published on 10 September, 2015 and has been updated by the fabulous Megan Weill