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.
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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.