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Bare it all at Seoul's best waxing salons

The time for skimpy swimwear is upon us! Here are four waxing bars that will take care of your hair down there.

Choi Jung Sang

CatchUP

One of the most professional and meticulous waxing salons in Seoul,  CatchUP uses products by the Australian spa brand, Lycon. Although this salon has the magical ability to keep the pain at a minimum, you still get a soothing treatment using packs and creams to help ease whatever  hurts. If you’re going to the famous location in Itaewon, make  reservations before you go.


Where
Itaewon branch: 143-1, Itaewonro,Yongsan-gu

Featured types
Bikini, Extended, Brazilian and Hollywood

Also
The full face wax covers your eyebrows, upper lip and hairline. A skin care routine before and after waxing reduces irritation.

Duration
Brazilian waxing: 40 mins., bikini waxing 20 mins.

Price
Brazilian waxing: male (150,000won), female (120,000), plus 50% off if you revisit within a month

Web
catchupwaxing.com

Hours of Operation
Year round 11am – 9pm. Reservations only.

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Moumou Studio

Moumou is the French word for "smooth." This is a total beauty shop for achieving a smooth body as they specialize in doing the face, body and Brazilian. Using only thoroughly sanitized disposable products and organic Australian materials; they relax and replenish your skin after you get waxed. This is the place to go to for seeing a waxing expert.


Where
Cheongdam branch: 3F, 27, Dosan-daero 61-gil, Gangnam-gu.
02-541-0310

Featured types
Pubic-bikini, pubic-Brazilian

Also
A face wax here will remove your facial hair and dead skin, and it brightens and softens your skin.

Duration
Pubic waxing 1 hr., all face waxing 1 hr. 30 mins.

Price
60,000 – 150,000 won

Web
moumoubeauty.com

Hours of Operation
Mon – Sat 11am – 8pm Reservations only.

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Viera

Operated by Ko Seong-ja, the first Korean waxing instructor to be certified by the Japan Brazilian Wax Association, this salon strictly sticks to a  "100% no double dip" rule and never reuses waxing sticks. They use wax made of organic Spanish materials that can be used at a lower  temperature and minimizes skin irritations.

Where
315 Gold Rose 2, 31, Seolleungro 86-gil, Gangnam-gu.
02-566-2063

Featured types
Brazilian (all nude)

Also
Half leg waxing is popular during
the summer

Duration
Female 30 mins., male 40 mins.

Price
Male Brazilian 180,000 won, male half leg 50,000 won, female Brazilian 120,000 won, female half leg 40,000 won

The actual price of female/male Brazilian waxing is 120,000/180,000. New clients can receive 50% Off all brazilian waxing(all nude, landing strip, triangle) and 20% OFF all body and facial waxing on their first visit. They also offer all new clients an annual membership which lets all members take advantage of 50% off brazilian waxing for a year.

Web
viera.co.kr
-Male Waxing Prices: http://cafe.naver.com/viera/1285
-Female Waxing Prices: http://cafe.naver.com/viera/1284
-How to get to Viera : http://cafe.naver.com/viera/1189

Hours of Operation
Mon – Fri 11am – 10pm, Sat – Sun 11am – 7pm. Reservations only.

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Samantha Waxing

This is the biggest waxing salon in Korea. The Hapjeong branch is big enough to accommodate 12 customers in 8 separate rooms at the same time. Professional waxers help customers feel relaxed with friendly  conversation, which is a key part of the decorum here. A lot of foreign  customers come here as they offer a variety of English services.

Where
Hapjeong branch: 3F, A, 13,Dongmak-ro, Mapo-gu. 1544-6185 (-4 for English)

Featured types
Triangle, landing strip and all nude

Also
Eyebrow and upper lip waxing at a reasonable price. Their bump eraser creams and whitening creams for your armpits and bikini line are also popular.

Duration
Male Brazilian waxing 30 mins., female Brazilian 20 mins., bikini 20 mins.

Price
Male Brazilian 176,000 won, female Brazilian 110,000 won, male bikini 88,000 won, female Brazilian 55,000 won

Web
café.naver.com/samanthawaxing

Hours of Operation
Mon – Sat 11am – 10pm, Sun 11am – 7pm. Reservations only.

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