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London's best waxers

Defuzz with minimal pain and fuss at these premier waxing spots

© Lisa Payne

Get rid of that unwanted hair at one of London’s best hair removing joints. We’ve found the very finest – from no-frills salons to luxury beauty parlours – and each of them offers quick, professional and, as far as possible, pain-free waxing. Whether you’re after silky legs, a neat bikini line or a full-body wax, you’ll be in safe hands with these smooth operators, they are London's best waxers after all.

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The best waxers in London

Ministry of Waxing

This mini-chain has tended to a staggering 3 million London bushes. The vibe is young, fun and no-nonsense. The list of services is comprehensive and detailed so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting. It also prides itself on impeccable hygiene – each customer receives a sealed pouch containing disposable gloves, spatulas and wet wipes. The overall experience is one of high professionalism, or in their words: ‘Nothing but the best for your hoochie and coochie.’ Amen.

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Covent Garden

Aveda Institute

Aveda is dedicated to holistic health and beauty care and its Holborn salon is a calm and soothing place to get a treatment, even when it involves getting hair ripped from an intimate part of your body. Waxing takes place in cosy rooms at the back of the spa, which are beautifully decorated. For bikini and facial waxing you can choose between strip and hot waxing (the latter being a little more expensive). Prices for a bikini wax range from £22 to £49.

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Covent Garden

Hula Nails

As the name suggests, this tiki-themed salon is focused on making your nails look fabulous. But it also does an excellent service in quick, professional waxing. Everything about Hula aims to bring a bit of fun to your treatment: from the retro, Polynesian decor to the flavoured wax they use (chocolate hazelnut and berry, in case you’re interested). Prices range from £22 to £49 for a bikini wax. Note that it’s ladies-only and you must be over 16.

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Old Street

My Brazilian Waxing

Behind an unassuming door on Brick Lane, this no-frills salon offers great-value waxing. It has frequent sales, so you can get a Hollywood wax for as little as £25 (expect to pay twice as much in more swanky parlours). The decor is bright and cheery and the service speedy. Both men and women packages are offered. Cards aren’t accepted so bring cash.

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Shoreditch

Strip

Part lingerie shop, part luxury waxing joint, Strip opened in 2005 with the aim of making hair removal a treat rather than just another thing to cross off on your to-do list. Today they have six branches across London (and one in Bristol) with decor that is closer to boutique hotel than beauty salon. Their treatment list is detailed and includes waxing for mums-to-be and an ‘athlete’ package for men which leaves barely a hair on the body. Bikini waxes range from £23 to £52. Branches are in Chelsea, Notting Hill, Soho, The City, Islington and Loughton.

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Soho

Otylia Roberts at Gielly Green

Otylia Roberts is credited as the woman who bought the Brazilian to London. She’s been making Londoners hairless for 30 years, so she really knows what she’s doing. All hair removal treatments use hot wax (far less painful than strip waxing), made from beeswax and other natural ingredients. Housed in slick Marylebone hairdressers Gielly Green, this is definitely a luxury offering. Prices for a bikini wax range from £27 to £57.

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Marylebone

House of Wax

On a Soho back street is this attractive salon dedicated to de-fuzzing busy Londoners. House of Wax aims to take the fuss out of hair removal, it’s open late and takes lunchtime appointments so that you can fit your hair removal needs around work. Pricing is good too, with a Hollywood wax a bargain at £30. It’s recently opened a second branch in Shoreditch.

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Soho

Wax in the City

This futuristic-looking salon on the King’s Road takes waxing very seriously. Set up in Berlin in 2005 with the aim of creating a salon where waxing wasn’t an afterthought, it now has outposts across Europe. The decor is pristine – all white walls and splashes of colour – and it prides itself on its highly experienced therapists (or ‘depiladora’, as they call them). Prices are reasonable at £20-£47 to have your bikini line seen to.

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Chelsea

Cucumba

Describing itself as an ‘urban pit stop’ Cucumba is the place to head if you want a quick, no-fuss treatment while you’re dashing about central London. Service is efficient and friendly and the salon is bright, modern and conveniently located in the centre of Soho. Prices are average for central London: £23-£50 for a bikini wax, depending on how much you want off.

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Soho

Cowshed

From the folk behind Soho House is this small chain of luxurious, welcoming spas. The unusual name comes from its original home: a cowshed at country retreat Babington House. Its focus is on natural ingredients and the wax – both strip and hot – contains camomile and rose oils, great if you have sensitive skin. As with all Soho House endeavours attention to detail is high and the decor is heavenly. Find it in Carnaby Street, Clarendon Cross, Primrose Hill and in Selfridges and Shoreditch House. Prices for a bikini wax range from £26 to £54.

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Comments

14 comments
Alison J
Alison J

Come visit me at my independent salon in Camden/Mornington Crescent! www.thewaxingsuite.com based in Oskar Pink hair salon. I offer quality affordable waxing. I use a chocolate hot wax that makes the experience less painful and hygiene is my top priority!

10% off your first visit!

Alison x

sarah h
sarah h

I am so lucky to have come across Le Crisadore through this article and felt the need to report back. I can only thank all that recommended on here as it is one of the best waxes I have ever had (trust me I have had some really bad ones in my time). The therapist really knows what she is doing here and Hot wax is used all throughout the treatment. I loved that she is one of the very few therapists that actually knows what a REAL Brazilian wax is which includes the back too. Would most definitely recommend.

Brazilian H
Brazilian H

Try the REAL Brazilian waxing at your door, attending hotel guess and home visit. DO DOUBLE DIPPING IN WAX. Try Brazilian Honey Wax - Mobile beauty services.

xxxx x
xxxx x

Find out if the spa you are planning to visit for an intimate wax is avoiding double-dipping the spatulas during intimate waxing (google double dipping for more information) - i went to Daniel Hersheson and they are using the same spatulas (ie double-dipping) during brazilian waxes - this is not hygienic and should be avoided 

Brazilian H
Brazilian H

Try my wax dear. I'm the only one as I know not double dipping in London

Katie S
Katie S

I stumbled upon this article and read some of the comments below and tried Le Crisadore in Lewisham. I am thankful to all that recommended as it was such a great experience. Went there for my pregnancy wax and could not fault it. Was one of the best and painless waxing I have ever had. Thank you all for recommending this place I have finally found a decent place to wax after trying out some absolute atrocious ones in the area. Yayyyyy!

Jessica L
Jessica L

Can't recommend Le Crisadore enough - virtually painless, super friendly and cheap at twice the price! Their Lycon wax is the best.

Polly S
Polly S

Le Crisadore in Catford which uses Lycon Hot Wax and the therapists are amazing. Last time I went there for Hollywood wax and they really are the best wax place in Catford. I paid £20 for a Hollywood last time so the prices are great too. Thoroughly recommend

ml h
ml h

Strip is by far the best place for a great wax as they specialise in hair removal.


Vera S
Vera S

It seems like waxing salons are sprouting up at a fast rate! Some of the establishments mentioned in this article look very high-end and may not be affordable for everyone. If you're looking for a superior waxing experience at a great price, visit Christina at Waxing by Christina (http://waxingbychristina.co.uk). She's an expert in Brazilian waxing and also specializes in male intimate waxing. I've been very impressed with her treatments and professionalism.

Munciegirl
Munciegirl

I couldn't get an appointment at most of these places and some have really bad reviews (I'm not sure how old this article is...) so I stumbled across the beauty box when I was getting my money converted at Liverpool street for my holiday and it was brilliant. Fast, clean, tidy, less painful than I remember and cheaper than most places!! It's great...

Amy S
Amy S

@Munciegirl  Same story for me, these high-profile places may be good if you're a regular client and can get a booking and want to pay. As a alternative a great local place near moorgate in the city is harpal clinic(www.harpalclinic.co.uk), I've been going to Alison the waxer there for years she's the best!!!