Put down that razor. A smoother you awaits with these top spots for waxing, laser hair removal and threading.
We’d kill for full, voluminous hair – hence our fondness for regular blowouts at the salon. But hair on anywhere else but our heads? Not so much. Since the Yeti look isn’t coming back in style anytime soon, here’s a handy guide on where to go for waxing, threading, IPL, and laser hair removal treatments in Singapore. Unwanted hair, begone!
With over 15 years in the beauty biz, EstheClinic is clearly a major player in the hair removal industry. Combining groundbreaking technologies with high-performing cosmeceuticals, the clinic offers a Permanent Pulse IPL treatment which uses a revolutionary MacPeel device that’s equipped with the NoPainSystem technology. What this means? Safe, permanent and most importantly, painless treatments. Hallelujah! But if you’re still not convinced, read our glowing review here – positive results all around.
EstheClinic, 72 Tras Street, Singapore 079011; 424 Joo Chiat Road Singapore 427643; 3 Lorong Liput Holland Piazza #02-02 Singapore 277725
With affordable prices and an online reservation system, hair removal is made easier and quicker with Wellaholic’s Super Hair Removal (SHR), using the latest non-laser technology. But wait, there’s more! Wellaholic is launching WellaSmooth on 1 October 2019. It’s one helluva deal that includes SHR treatments on unlimited body parts (one treatment per body part per month), unlimited shaving services and a choice of post-treatment whitening or hydration therapy. Yup, that includes everything from a Brazilian to your upper lip. Suss out this TripAdvisor-approved chain at Clarke Quay, Tanjong Pagar, Lavender, Orchard and Tai Seng – unlimited packages are available for one, three, six or 12 months, which means more bang for your buck.
Wellaholic, six outlets islandwide including Tanjong Pagar, Clarke Quay, Orchard and Jurong East
A sister brand of Home Nails, Beauty Room may be new to the scene, but it’s already winning the hearts of the well-groomed with its flawless facials and seamless waxing. What’s scored major brownie points for us its pain-free IPL treatments. With its new SharpLight Dynamic Pulse Control (DPC), hair removal is non-invasive, clean and only has minimal discomfort. While the rate of hair reduction depends on your hair growth, many report seeing massive changes after just three treatments. Check out our review of Beauty Room’s IPL-DPC treatment – needless to say, we were mighty impressed! Psst…major deals for 1 year unlimited IPL hair removal sessions.
Beauty Room, The Cathay #01-17, at 2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
Musee Platinum Tokyo
Touted as Japan’s number one hair removal salon, Musee uses a state-of-the-art and completely painless hair removal technology called Smooth Skin Control that delays and eventually ceases dreaded hair re-growth after a couple of sessions. If you’re looking for a no-fuss, long-term solution, this is it. Even better: Musee’s prices are affordable too – check out their year-round deal on unlimited underarms and bikini line sessions at just $38.
Musee Platinum Tokyo, six outlets islandwide.
David Loh Surgery
Looking for a near-permanent solution without having to endure the pain? David Loh Surgery uses light and heat to destroy hair follicles – a procedure that’s totally safe. The best part? You won’t feel a thing! Due to the technology used, an upper lip hair removal starts from $80. Nonetheless, it’s great for all skin types – even sensitive skin!
David Loh, #05-16, Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road, Singapore 238880; 10 Sinaran Drive #08-35 Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506
The Aesthetics Centre
Similarly, The Aesthetics Centre uses lasers for safe hair removal without damaging the skin. These lasers are not damaging and promise a long-lasting result. Laser hair removal sessions start from $150 for upper lip to $3,020 for six sessions of Brazilian. Plus, all procedures are done or personally supervised by Dr. Anita Soosay, so you’re totally in good hands!
The Aesthetics Centre, #01-137, Great World City (Office Tower), 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237944
Stuck in a hairy situation? This popular medical spa uses 12PL Permanent Hair Removal that targets melanin in the hair shaft to remove the roots, preventing them from re-growing. Skin Lab’s great if you’re seeking to remove hair on larger areas like your back, as well as removing thicker and darker hair. Permanent hair removal? Sign us up. A little heads-up: this treatment might sting a bit.
Skin Lab, 7 outlets islandwide.
In the words of Supersmooth, “razor blade? Laser, babe.” Supersmooth uses lasers to skip your skin and go straight to the roots of your hair to damage it before the hairs come off after two weeks. That also means that the procedure is safe for all skin tones. Unlike IPL, these lasers target the fine hairs that grow in place of these coarser hairs. Eight sessions are included with each package, but if those aren’t enough to completely rid you of your hair, the salon offers a three-year warranty to cover any additional sessions.
Supersmooth, Level 2 Robinson Square, 144 Robinson Road, Singapore 068908
They don’t call themselves the Ministry of Waxing for nothing. With “over three and a half million beautifully pruned bushes” (their words, not ours) under their belts, Strip claims a spot on our list for offering the best Brazilian wax in Singapore. As far as painless waxing experiences go, Strip pretty much nails it with brisk, efficient, and hygienic service and specially formulated post-wax products for you to bring home afterwards.
Strip, 15 outlets islandwide.
A favourite amongst working professionals, Wink Wax has some of the most affordable rates in town – first trial Brazillians are priced at $28 for ladies. Australian hard wax is used here, ,which incorporates titanium dioxide to reduce pain, with a complimentary follow up treatment of mango or tea tree smoothing mask to soothe.
Wink Wax, locations at 99A Tanjong Pagar Road (Level 2), and Starhub Centre, 51 Cuppage Road #01-07.
We Need A Hero
Gentlemen, this one’s for you. From the folks who gave us Strip, Browhaus, and a slew of cool dining establishments comes a men’s grooming parlour that ranks high on the so-hip-it-hurts scale. We Need A Hero in Tiong Bahru has all the answers to your man-scaping needs with waxing, threading, tweezing and IPL services. Prices range from $11 for navel to $105 for back, sac and crack.
We Need A Hero, 57 Eng Hoon Street, #01-86 Singapore 160057
Spray tanning; brow tinting; underarm whitening; mani pedis; Pink Parlour offers a slew of beauty treatments to get you primped and pampered. But the real winner in our books? Their affordable waxing services – full-body to underarm, upper lip, bikini, and Brazilian – made all the more bearable thanks to its cosy, welcoming facilities and friendly staff members. Prices range from $15 for lip to $200 for full-body waxing.
Pink Parlour, five outlets islandwide.
Having amassed a celebrity following in Tokyo, we’re stoked that NUA has finally reached our shores. Specialising in facials and full-body waxing services that extend to the gents too, this Japanese salon gets our vote for their pocket-friendly prices and warm, attentive service that left us feeling totally at ease – even mid-wax. Prices range from $12 for upper lip to $115 for Brazilian and full leg wax.
NUA, 2F, 18A Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088441
Pool party invite in the mail and running out of time? Cecilia’s the one to look for. Known for being the fastest waxing specialist in town, the Cecilia Westberry Salon at Holland Village is great if you need a quick sprucing up in your nether regions. $48 for Brazilian and $16 for a quick wax on the upper lip or chin. Bonus: she also provides home waxing service at your convenience – sweet! Quick, efficient, and no-nonsense; be ready to hit the beach in under 30 minutes.
Cecilia Westberry, Block 6 Holland Close, #01-02 Holland Village, Singapore 271006; 501 Orchard Road, #04-08 Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
A first-timer to the world of waxing? Owner and therapist Lynn’s warmth and professionalism will ease you right in with her wax-pertise. We especially love their handmade coconut scrub – goodbye, ingrown hair! At $48 for a first-time Brazilian trial, this salon delivers without burning a hole in your pockets.
Blush Wax, locations at 220 Orchard Road Midpoint Orchard, #04-12A Singapore 238852; 7B North Canal Road Singapore 048820
Visage the Salon
If you prefer going old-school – standing by ‘no pain, no gain’ – then waxing’s definitely your calling. With services starting from $60 for a Brazilian and $40 for a bikini wax, Visage also offers a great list of waxing services on top of other services such as body massages, facials, nails body treatments, and even IPL (from $480 for Brazilian) if you don’t mind lasers.
Visage, #02-11/14, Delfi Orchard, 402 Orchard Road, Singapore 238876
At Singapore’s only certified sugaring studio, Brazilians are significantly less painful. Using 100% natural and water-soluble sugar paste, sugar paste is applied at body temperature so scalding never occurs (been there, done that – never again). Hair is then removed in its natural direction of growth, which leads to lesser hair breakage and fewer ingrown hairs. Remember to hydrate yourself and exfoliate between sugaring sessions; it’s the best way to keep skin healthy for better results. Take it from us. Sugaring will change your life.
Sugared, four locations islandwide
Benefit Brow Bar
There’s a reason why Brow Bar makes wax converts out of people. The waxes are incredibly swift, painless and most importantly, deliver polished, well-shaped brows. Brows aside, you can remove your other unwanted facial fuzz here too, with the lips, chin and sides wax.
Benefit Brow Bar, available at selected Sephora locations
Bold brows à la Cara Delevingne may be all the rage but if yours need taming, look no further than Browhaus. With a name like that, it’s no wonder that these pros take their brows seriously with a slew of threading, tweezing, and colouring services – in addition to lash extensions to pimp your peepers to perfection. Consider us big fans.
Browhaus, 12 outlets islandwide
It’s no secret that Rupini’s is the place to go for the best threading in town. For more than 15 years, ladies in the know have flocked this buzzing beauty parlour for a no-frills experience that gets the job done pronto. And with affordable prices that start from as little as $10 for eyebrow threading, this is definitely one name to store in your little black beauty book.
Rupini’s, 5 outlets islandwide
Repelled by the constant hard-selling found in most beauty salons, this popular CBD joint offers stellar hair removal services at transparent prices. Come here if you’re looking for shapely, neat brows through threading ($8) or to remove embarrassing facial hair without pesky ingrown hairs.
Bonita, #01-10 Orchid Hotel, 1 Tras Link, Singapore 078867; #05-14 One Raffles Place (Shopping Podium), 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Gooday Beauty salon
Established in 1983, Gooday is a hair removal institution in Little India and a local beauty secret. Therapists here are known for their precision – using thread, eyebrow hairs are removed carefully and gently, leaving them defined, and clean.
Gooday Beauty Salon, 101 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218006