Wax in the City

Health and beauty, Beauty salons Chelsea
3 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Wax in the City
© Elmar Schwarze

What started in Berlin as a reaction to waxing often being an afterthought in many salons, Wax in the City now has branches all over Europe, and even makes and sells its own range of waxing-related products. Its first London branch, on the quieter end of King's Road, has to be seen to be believed – after giving your info to the friendly receptionist, you'll be led downstairs to what looks like a futuristic hospital, complete with pristine white walls, lofty pot plants and curtained cubicles. You'll then be given a thorough once-over by a well-trained therapist (or 'depiladora', as they're called here) – on our visit we had a hot wax that left legs so smooth that the discomfort was totally worth it. Prices are reasonable, with bikini waxes from £20 and half legs from £25, and there are separate de-fuzzing menus for men and women.


Venue name: Wax in the City
Address: 370 King’s Road
Transport: Tube: South Kensington
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I had the absolute worst brazilian wax here. It was so painful and I was left bleeding. The aesthetician (I think her name was Sabrina) rushed through the appointment. She left wax all over me and missed large areas of hair. 

When I reported my experience to the woman working the reception desk, she said that she had just heard a similar complaint the previous day, and would again talk to her employee - who'd been employed there for 2 years. I was offered a short apology then made to pay full price for a procedure that wasn't even complete as being rushed to pay while the woman took a phone call. 

I've been waxing for years, and have never experienced anything as horrific as this.


I love Wax in the City.I used to go there while i lived in Switzerland and it was a pleasant surprise to find it in my neighborhood in London. They are fast and efficient, their staff go through the same training in all locations. The wax they use is not irritating even though i have sensitive skin. Prices are not too bad considering its Chelsea Location. Would definitely recommend. They take only walk ins and if you go during the working hours, there's almost no wait.

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