If waxing is your chosen method of hair removal, you’ll need a treatment every 4-6 weeks to stay smooth, so make sure the experience is as pleasant as possible.
Luckily there is no shortage of waxing experts in London, whether you’re looking for an eyebrow wax or a full body wax. Here’s our pick of the best:
A favourite of celebrities and raved about by beauty editors, Strip Wax Bar & Boutique is a specialist waxing salon with several locations in London.
Strip’s luxurious treatment rooms are themed around scents including chocolate, lavender and berries that match the high quality Lycon wax used for treatment.
Prices start from £10 for a lip or chin wax and the signature “Strip Showgirl” package costs £175 for a full body wax including face, underarms, arms, legs, bikini, lower back and navel.
Branches in Notting Hill, Chelsea, Soho, One New Change, Loughton, Harvey Nichols Bristol, and Islington.
2. Otylia Roberts at Gielly Green
Otylia Roberts is famed for bringing the Brazilian wax to London, so if you want to try the original and possibly the best Brazilian waxing experience, head to Gielly Green hair salon in Marylebone.
A Brazilian bikini wax with Otylia will set you back £54 and facial waxing starts from £21.
42-44 George Street, London W1U 7ES
3. Ministry of Waxing
If you’re after a no-nonsense speedy and smooth waxing experience, the Ministry of Waxing will provide you with efficient and pain-free service using their homemade waxes, out of various salon locations in the capital. If the idea of lying on the treatment table for hours sounds like hell, be reassured that the Ministry of Waxing will complete a Brazilian within 30 minutes and even give you a teddy bear to cuddle if you’re feeling a bit nervous.
A bikini wax here starts from £19 and a full Brazilian is £50. Check out their Facebook page for discounts and specials.
330 King’s Road / 71 Great Queen Street / 271 Upper Street / 56 Neal Street / 17 South Molton Street.
4. Aveda Institute
The Aveda Institute is famous for their spa products using natural ingredients so you can be sure that the waxes and aftercare products used here are of the highest quality and gentle on your skin. You might not consider a wax to be particularly relaxing but Aveda do their best with dimly lit treatment rooms, aromatherapy candles and soothing background music.
Prices start as £19 for a lip or chin wax up to £83 for a full leg strip wax and Brazilian.
174 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7AA
5. Nadiya Bekar at Four London
Mayfair salon, Four, offers a waxing service by beauty specialist, Nadiya Bekar. She’s a favourite of celebrities and uses a traditional hot beeswax for reduced pain and a smoother result than some other techniques.
A 15-minute bikini wax is £30 and Brazilian or Hollywood wax costs £50.
Four London, 62 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2GB
6. Urban Retreat at Harrods
The Urban Retreat mega spa at Harrods offers a huge range of treatments out of 32 beauty salons and 45 hair styling stations. Naturally, one of the services on offer is waxing, using a special organic wax imported from Australia.
Waxing prices start at £25 for a lip, chin, nose, or underarm wax and you can expect to pay £50 for a full Hollywood or Brazilian.
5th Floor, Harrods, Knightsbridge, London, SW1
7. Bliss London
The waxing service from Bliss London is tipped to be one of the least painful in the capital with the use of special oils and beeswax to leave your skin silky smooth. If you’re opting for a Brazilian you get a handy visual catalogue to choose exactly the shape you want to go for.
Prices start at £15 for lip, chin, and nose waxing and a full Brazilian costs £56.
60 Sloane Avenue, London, SW3 3DD
The wax Cowshed uses in its hair removal treatments is infused with chamomile and rose, so it’s ideal for people with sensitive skin. Cowshed spas are designed to be relaxing and sociable places and each branch has a café so you can treat yourself with coffee and cake after your wax.
Waxing prices start from £12 for a lip or chin wax and a Brazilian or Hollywood costs £50
119 Portland Road, Holland Park / Foubert’s Place Soho / 1 Ebor Street, Shoreditch / 162 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, 115-117 Regents Park Road, Primrose Hill
9. Pamper Rooms
The Pamper Rooms specialize in Lycon hot chocolate wax, which smells delicious, as well as ensuring silky smooth finish. Once you’re waxed, you can treat yourself to a massage or skin treatment.
A lip or chin wax starts at £10 and a full Brazilian is a very reasonable £39.
61A Hackney Road, London, E2 7NX
10. Hula Nails
This vintage Tiki-themed salon is famous for manicures, but they’re also pretty great at hair removal. This may be the only place in London you can get a chocolate-hazelnut scented wax with flecks of gold glitter! If the wax doesn’t smell delicious enough, don’t worry because you’ll finish off with soothing oil scented with coconut, chocolate or strawberries.
Prices start at £6 for a toe or navel wax and a Brazilian or Hollywood costs £46.
203-205 Whitecross Street, London, EC1Y 8QP