The weather is well and truly heating up, so it’s time to get those pins out in public!
The temperature has risen and the humidity has really kicked in, so no more hiding those legs away in long trousers mamas, it’s just too hot! Of course, that means we might need to spend a little longer on our self-grooming routine, yes we’re talking hair removal.
It’s always easier to have it professionally done because not only does it last longer than shaving, but it also means you won’t get any nasty bumps and lumps afterwards (and no risk of nicking yourself with a razor either!). We know that time is incredibly important to busy mums (and dads who might be after a chest or back wax), so this list of our favourite Hong Kong hair removal salons will leave you silky smooth and ready to face the great outdoors in no time.
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Nude Beautique has provided hair removal services in Hong Kong since 2007, so you know you’re in good hands with the experts here! One of its most popular options is laser hair removal. This 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 makes 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 Mama Tip: Don’t miss the Laser Hair Removal Trial Specials, with bookings starting from just $350 for underarms, $980 for Brazilian and $2,240 for full legs! The offer will last until Wednesday, 30 April 2021, and is applicable to ladies only (for Papa trial prices, contact the salon directly).
Mention Sassy to enjoy 5% off your next laser hair removal package.
Already experts in eyebrow and lash grooming services, High Society Skin Clinic has also been making a name for itself in the realm of laser hair removal. And as busy Mamas know, it’s good to have all your pampering needs under one roof! 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 process as comfortable as it is effective. For the best results, the clinic recommends a set of four to six treatments.
Sassy Mama Tip: Get a package of eight sessions for the underarm at just $960 (instead of $2,500), book eight sessions for a full bikini (vio) or full arms starting at $4,800 (instead of $15,000/$9,800), and eight sessions for full legs will set you back $6,500 (instead of $15,000). But hurry! These prices are available until Friday, 30 April 2021.
Conveniently located along Stanley Street in Central, Lavar has you covered on both the waxing and laser hair removal fronts. Head to this cosy boutique salon for pain-free waxing using a selection of quality natural waxes from Australia. The therapists all have a minimum of 10 years of experience and are skilled enough to remove hair as short as one millimetre in length (wowzers)! The premium hard wax is ideal for sensitive areas, it’s more gentle and so less painful. 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 starts from $180 and laser hair removal from $590. Treatments are suitable for both men and women(including prenatal Brazilian waxing) – get in touch with the salon directly for further information.
Enjoy 25% off the Pinkini Lightening Set using the code Sassy2021, or quote Sassy Mama at the salon to get 20% off a single laser hair removal treatment (both promotions valid until Friday, 30 April 2021).
Time is precious for busy Mamas, so why bother shaving or waxing when you can remove unwanted hair permanently? 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 (and non-invasive) 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 8 to 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.
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. Bliss can take care of your eyebrow threading needs as well, with shaping for $299. All prices listed are subject to a 10% service charge.
The name is a bit of a giveaway with this concept store, so no prizes for guessing it specialises in brow and lash grooming. And with outlets across the globe (including in London, New York and Shanghai), you know it’s doing something right. All of its therapists have been put through their paces at its own Browhaus Training School, so rest assured they are highly skilled. It offers several options for basic brow shaping (with classic threading from $195, or thread and tweeze for $265), as well as colour tweaking.
Dolma is a bit of an institution on the Hong Kong waxing scene (and with very good reason), having built up a dedicated following over the past two decades. Her boutique promises a relaxing and comforting environment, with cleanliness as a top priority. It’s also reasonably priced, with bikini waxes from $250. You’ll pay $350 for a Brazilian, which the therapists can complete in a speedy 15 minutes. Plus, you can get your brows sorted while you’re there, with eyebrow threading from $150. Book through Dolma’s Facebook page and the salon even accepts PayMe, so you can do everything digitally. Don’t forget to check out its combo discounts and packages to save some pennies.
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The Feel Good Factor has stood the test of time in Hong Kong since 1999, and with good reason in our opinion. 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). Its waxing starts from $60 for toes, a Brazilian bikini wax will set you back $490 and you’ll pay $200 for its eyebrow threading. For IPL, the salon has single sessions (from $400) or you can pay for a set of six (from $2,400) and receive one extra free.
Freedas may be no-frills but, with five locations across Hong Kong (including one in Discovery Bay), there’s a reason this salon is popular. If you’re looking for cheap waxing and threading, this is where to get it. Its therapists are certainly speedy, with one Sassy Mama Editor 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 and eyebrow shaping from $30, what’s not to love! It may not be five-star luxury, but it definitely does the job.
The Spa at the Four Seasons is equally high-end (we recommend treating yourself to a manicure at its Nail Bar afterwards if it’s a special occasion). As well as a varied choice of massages and facials, it offers essential waxing and threading treatments. Again, it pays off to go mid-week so you can take advantage of the reduced prices on a Monday to Thursday (when bikini waxes cost $330 to $600, rather than $505 to $900 on Fridays to Sundays).
You’ll be spoilt for choice with the hair removal options at Glow Spa. Its experienced beauty therapists can do waxing, laser, IPL and even SHR (which stands for Super Hair Removal). The waxing services at this centrally-located salon range from $180 to $550, with a single session of IPL, laser and SHR starting from $460 to $3,520 per treatment, with packages available from $2,560 to $19,000.
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. With two convenient locations in Central and Causeway Bay, it 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, which is something the award-winning salon prides itself on. Bikini waxes begin at $250 and a Hollywood wax is $440.
Iyara is perhaps best known for its foot massages, but it also has a full spa menu, which includes waxing. It will set you back $200 for small areas (think underarms and upper lip), with bikini waxes from $390 to $470. If you find you never have time to call up for an appointment, you can handily choose your nearest spa location online (Central, Hollywood Road or Mid-Levels) and request an appointment for your preferred date and time, with a backup option in case your first choice isn’t available.
It says it ranks cleanliness next to Godliness, so you can be sure your waxing at Melomist will take place in immaculate surroundings. It also focuses on delivery and promises to meet your expectations whether it’s your very first visit, or you’re a seasoned regular. Waxing prices start from $160 for the upper lip and go up to $520 for a full leg wax, with its bikini offerings costing between $280 to $470. While its threading services begin at $160 for the upper lip.
Nu Waxing Workshop prides itself on its signature Brazilian bikini waxes (from $560), which it describes as “nearly painless”, but it offers various other waxing services too (including eyebrow waxes from $270). 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!
Reena at Riviea Beauty Salon has been assisting mamas with their beauty needs for well over a decade. While the salon is definitely no-frills, Reena is a dab hand at eyebrow threading and at only $60 a pop it’s possibly the best you can get for that price! You can also sort your waxing needs as well; legs start from $250. She uses an all-natural sugar wax (lemon, sugar and water) which is more environmentally conscious – no nasties here! Make sure to book in advance.
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Sense of Touch has several locations in Hong Kong, including its five-storey flagship spa in LKF. It emphasises the high quality of its wax, which it says makes its Brazilian ($480) “almost painless”. Half-leg wax will set you back $350, but it offers a number of waxing combos that could save you money if you’re looking to have more than one area treated (e.g. you can get a Brazilian bikini with a half leg wax for $750). It also has eLase hair removal on its menu with prices starting from $650 for single sessions, or $3,000 for a package of eight sessions.
On a side note, beauty salon Flawless has been absorbed by Sense of Touch after it sadly had to close its Wyndham Stree doors due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Flawless package holders can use their credit at Sense of Touch until the end of 2021 and there are some exclusive welcome deals to be had for Flawless devotees.
With stores in ten cities across the globe (including Hong Kong, Singapore, London and New York), Strip: Ministry of Waxing has gained 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. It has no less than seven different types of Brazilian (from $160 to $490), as well as waxing options for just about everybody part you can think of. The salon also has an extensive laser and IPL menu.
You can expect quality 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 (try to squeeze in a facial or massage too if your budget allows it), it does offer a full waxing and threading menu. It’s worth noting it’s slightly cheaper to go on a weekday, rather than at the weekend. Bikini waxes range from $350 to $550 on Mondays to Thursdays ($380 to $580 from Fridays to Sundays) and leg waxing from $350 (prices are subject to a 10% service charge).
To continue with the five-star hotel offerings, the Ritz-Carlton’s spa is another luxury hideaway, situated on the 116th floor of this hotel. It also increases its prices from Fridays through Sundays. But 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 relative newbie. It offers an extensive waxing menu, which starts from $60. Expect to pay between $250 to $420 for a bikini wax, depending on which type you choose. You can also get your threading done here, with prices starting from $90. We have it on good authority that the brow shaping ($180) is top-notch.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in September 2015, updated in July 2019 and most recently updated by Sassy Mama in April 2021.