The Best Places To Get Waxed In Los Angeles
Hair removal tends to be a pretty big priority to us Angelenos, which is no surprise when you show as much as skin as we do. We've rounded up 5 of the best places to get waxed in Los Angeles, whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned pro.
If you need to get waxed downtown—and yes, the owners intended that play on words when they opened DTLA's first dedicated waxing salon—look no further than Wax Candy. With a focus on bikini and Brazilian services, this eco-friendly salon uses fresh, vegan-friendly azulene wax and biodegradable materials every time, keeping your downtown area smooth, safe, and hygienic.
Wax Candy is located at 756 S. Main St. in downtown, ( 213) 228-2639 (there's another location in Long Beach)
TOTALLY SMOOTH SKIN
Based in Los Feliz, this no-frills studio caters exclusively to men. That's right: a full-on grooming salon that offers all of the luxury without any of the frou-frou. In addition to grooming and facial treatments, their menu features full-body trimming, shaving, and waxing services, including "speed waxing," in which two estheticians are provided for your appointment should you be in a hurry to get all that hair off.
Totally Smooth is located at 1633 Talmadge St. in Los Feliz, (323) 664-3000
Queen Bee Salon & Spa (Facebook)
QUEEN BEE SALON & SPA
With glass chandeliers, velvet couches, and a tranquil courtyard, just walking into Queen Bee's Culver City location will make you forget you're about to have a stranger pour hot wax on your body. Using a secret, custom-blended formula imported from Italy, Queen Bee's highly-trained estheticians will expertly remove your hair in a blink of an eye, making the process as quick and painless as possible. But they have a fun side too: their full-service menu features cheeky names such as The Full Monty, Butt Reynolds, and Fur Shorts (use your imagination), and if you're waxing down there, they'll even shape your hair into any design you want, such as a heart or an initial.
Queen Bee Salon and Spa is located at 10182½ Culver Blvd in Culver City, (310) 204-2236; 2530-A San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood, (310) 570-2282
Stark Waxing Studio's "ouch-free" blue wax (Facebook)
STARK WAXING STUDIO
Specializing in eyebrow shaping and Brazilians, Stark has 3 modern and minimalistic studios featuring thoughtful details such as extra-wide treatment tables should you need to get into some yoga-like positions. But what really sets Stark apart is its methods of removal: While most waxing studios employ a "lightning fast" approach to removing your hair, Stark abides by a slow-and-steady operation. Using a soy-based hard wax formula that sticks only to the hair, not your skin, your esthetician will meticulously and systematically remove every single unwanted hair until your skin is as smooth and stark as a newborn baby's.
Stark Waxing Studio has three locations in Silver Lake, Studio City, and West Hollywood
Featuring both male- and female- oriented services, you can get unwanted hair removed from your hairline all the way down to your toes at Wax. The super clean salon utilizes a cream-based wax formula from Australia, and we know it must do wonders: their Melrose location is a Katy Perry fave, and she definitely shows off tons of smooth, hairless skin. Bonus: If you're feeling shy about heading into the salon and don't mind spending a bit more, Wax also offers house calls so can get serviced in the privacy of your own home.
Wax is located at 7924 Melrose Ave in Fairfax, (323) 951-9616; 2502 Main Street in Santa Monica, (310) 581-2800