When it comes to wedding day beauty prep, most brides would spare no expense with grooming routines - must-do rituals include intense gym workouts, teeth whitening and facial treatments - and hair removal regularly tops the list. Want perfectly arched brows, smooth legs and/or a flawless bikini wax? Forget shaving – bid farewell to your unwanted hair at these best hair removal places in Singapore for waxing, threading and laser treatments.
They don’t call themselves the 'Ministry of Waxing' for nothing. With “over three million beautifully pruned bushes” under their belts, Strip tops our list for offering the best Brazilian wax in Singapore. As far as painless waxing experiences go, Strip nails it with brisk, efficient and hygienic service as well as specially formulated post-wax products for you to bring home afterwards. Prices range from $7 for the navel to $62 for a Brazilian.
Strip, 15 outlets islandwide.
Honeypot’s mantra of “Kitties who wax, deserve only the best” should be assurance enough for first-time waxers. Step into the boudoir-esque salon and leave in the hands of the skilled therapists as they tend to the fuzz on your nether regions. Prices range from $28 for a basic bikini wax to $68 for the L’Amour wax, where your whole front, labia and butt cleavage will be waxed, except for an adorable heart at the front.
Honeypot, outlets in Ngee Ann City and Raffles Place.
Spray tanning; brow tinting; underarm whitening; manis and pedis – Pink Parlour offers a slew of beauty treatments to get you looking your bridal best. 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 the lower stomach to $150 for full-body waxing.
Pink Parlour, 7 outlets islandwide.
If you’re no stranger to professional hair removal, you’re probably well aware of how expensive a wax can get. At Blush Wax, you can get fuzz-free without burning a big hole in your pocket; first trial prices start from $28 for a Brazilian hard wax. First-time waxers, ease your worries (and pain) with the addition of a numbing cream or soothing tea tree mask. The salon also offers a combo special including Full legs, Full Arms, Brazilian Hard Wax and Underarms for $130 – perfect for the big day.
Blush Wax, Midpoint Orchard,#04-12A, 220 Orchard Road, Singapore 238852.
This one-stop shop for beauty treatments offers a huge assortment of grooming services, including eyelash extensions, massages and waxing treatments, which promise to leave the skin smooth, soft and rejuvenated. Prices start from $12 for a forehead wax to $55 for a full Brazilian wax.
Sugar Secrets, Outlets in Far East Shopping Centre and Holland Road Shopping Centre.
Purplicious Wax House
What sets this home-based waxing parlour apart from the others is the convenience factor for busy bees: The therapist is able to travel directly to your house so you can get waxed at home. Consider us sold. Prices are kept pocket-friendly with services ranging from $4 to $50.
Purplicious Wax House, p. 9690 8775.
Specialising in facials and full-body waxing services that extend to gents too, this Japanese salon gets our vote for their pocket-friendly prices and warm, attentive service that leave us feeling totally at ease – even mid-wax. Prices range from $12 for the upper lip to $155 for a Brazilian and full leg wax.
NUA, 18 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088441.
Natural, bushy brows like Cara Delevingne’s may be all the rage now, but there's a thin line between furry and on fleek. To get your brow game on point, head to Browhaus – the sister of waxing salon Strip takes primping them seriously with threading, embroidery and colouring services. Prices range from $17 for classic threading to $2, 140 for semi-permanent brow enhancement.
Browhaus, Various outlets including Cathay and Ion Orchard.
It’s no secret that Rupini’s is the place to go for the best (and affordable) threading in town. For more than 15 years, ladies in the know have flocked to this buzzing no-frills beauty parlour that gets the job done pronto by very capable therapists. Plus, with affordable prices that start from as little as $5 for eyebrow threading, this is definitely one name to store in your black book when the wedding day’s well over.
Rupini’s, 5 outlets islandwide.
If you’re running between work and a flurry of other bridal appointments, swing by Bonita, a hair removal expert located in the CBD with shockingly affordable prices and top-notch service. Shape your way to perfect arches with traditional threading – a combo of upper lip and eyebrows is $10 while a full-face service with neck and eyebrows only sets you back $25.
Bonita, Orchid Hotel, 1 Tras Link, Singapore 078867.
Whether you’re looking to have gorgeously-shaped brows or a face free of fuzz, Gooday Salon is a go-to for threading services in Little India. Your peepers will be pimped to perfection, thanks to the salon's emphasis on threading the brows to best define one's face shape.
Gooday Salon, 101 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218006.
Musee Platinum Tokyo
This Japanese hair removal salon is a popular choice for women thanks to its affordable prices, skilled therapists, great results and – best of all – no hidden costs! Using Smooth Skin Control (S.S.C) Hair Removal, a pain-free technology, its IPL treatments are gentle to the skin and causes hair to fall from its root in two weeks. Here’s a great year-round bargain: for only $38, you can enjoy unlimited underarm and bikini line laser treatments.
Musee Platinum Tokyo, Various outlets including Centrepoint and Scott Square.
While we believe Strip's almost painless Brazilian waxes are gold, we can't help wanting even more: smoother skin with virtually no ingrown hairs. If you can afford to splurge, The Ministry of Waxing also offers laser treatments for semi-permanent hair removal. The great news is that it also lightens pigmentation (say buh-bye to dark pits and ladybits!) and helps to reduce the occurrence of those pesky ingrown hairs. Prices range from $80 for forehead treatments to $1,177 for a full back.
STRIP, Various outlets including Cathay and Ion Orchard.
With its use of S.S.C technology, Datsumo Labo’s completely painless technology makes it a serious contender for Singapore’s best IPL treatment. If you’re looking to strip off all your hair at a manageable price, consider the monthly full body hair removal plan: At just $99 a month. you can remove hair from seven areas of your body – these include upper back, lower arms, underarms and bikini line.
Datsumo Labo, Various locations in Bugis, Somerset and Dhoby Ghaut.
With its modern take on traditional Chinese treatments (and its knack on finding your "Qi spot"), Qi Mantra may not be the immediate specialist you’ll immediately think of for laser hair removal. But aside from relaxing facials and massages, Qi Mantra's plus point is their Variable Pulsed Light (VPL) treatments, which will not only remove unwanted hair but old scars and pigmentation.
Qi Mantra, Outlets in Wheelock Place, Raffles City and Holland Village.