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How Much Does Waxing Cost?

average costSalon averages: Arm, $25-$40; Brazilian, $45-$80; Leg, $60$-70high costResort averages: Arm, $35-$50; Brazilian, $55-$90; Leg $65-$80
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Waxing body hair at spas and salons typically cost more in coastal areas and urban centers, and less in the Midwest and South. Rates are typically 10 percent higher at resorts or hotel spas. Spas or salons that use high quality herb-based wax to minimize irritation and ingrown hairs typically charge more.

Typical costs:

  • Typical fees for salons and spas: underarm ($15-$25), arm ($25-$40), half leg ($35-$40), full leg ($60-70), bikini ($30-$35), Brazilian ($45-$80), chest ($45-$55), back ($40-$55), brow ($8-$20), chin or lip ($10-$15).
  • Typical fees for large hotels and resorts: underarm ($20-25), arm ($35-$50), half leg ($40-45), full leg ($65-$80), bikini ($30-$40), Brazilian ($55-$90), chest ($50-$55), back ($50-$65), brow ($10-$20), chin or lip ($10-$18).
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What should be included:
  • Technicians apply a layer of hot wax to the area where hair is being removed. After the wax hardens and cools, technicians quickly pull it away, often using a sticky strip of paper. They apply an oil, lotion or powder afterward to soothe redness.
Additional costs:
  • Many salons sell PFB Vanish a roll-on gel that prevents ingrown hairs and reduces red bumps. Application is recommended for several days after a waxing. Cost is $20. Also to reduce redness, sells the GiGi Honee Benzokal Toner & Concealing Lotion[1] for $12.
  • Home waxing kits save time and money over repeat visits to the salon or spa. sells the GiGi Facial Honee Kit for $70.
  • Amazon sells a small waxing starter kit for $29. The set requires no pull-strips, and includes a cleanser and lotion. Replacement wax and strips cost $10-$15 each.
Shopping for waxing:
  • Citysearch offers a local directory[2] of salons and spas that provide waxing services. Begin by entering your location, then search under the Spa and Beauty heading.
  • SpaFinder Magazine provides a nationwide directory[3] of day spas that offer waxing. Begin by entering your desired location, then search for "waxing" under the treatments heading.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Waxing I'm a Cosmetologist
Amount: $45.00
Posted by: KaMelia Thuston Alexander in Cortland, OH.Posted: September 29th, 2016 12:09PM
Type: Underarm and full legSpa or Shop:: Kutt Loose Salon
We try our best to make it as quick as possible with out taking away the quality
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Amount: $50.00
Posted by: butterfly in, NC.Posted: February 24th, 2016 03:02PM
Type: Spa or Shop:: salon
I think $50 for a half leg wax is too high.
For a thirty minuet treatment.
i am on a pension.
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eye brow/ lip / chin
Amount: $25.00
Posted by: Ashley Porter in Glassport, PA.Posted: May 3rd, 2015 11:05AM
Type: waxSpa or Shop:: shop...jenn schillaci
Jenn did an amazing job, someone messed up my eyebrows before and there was a bald spot and somehow she made them look awesome everytime until the hair grew back in. I'd recommend her to anyone and everyone!!
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I'm an esthetician
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in Edmonton, Other.Posted: April 6th, 2011 06:04PM
Actually, there are 2 different kinds of waxing described here. There is strip wax and hard wax.
Strip wax u apply a thin layer of hot wax. Then use a strip, which is not at all sticky and is more cloth-like, and pull the strip off. This is good for the longer hairs.
Then there's hard wax. With hard wax, the wax is applied but it is thicker than strip wax. They tangle the hair up in it because it doesn't stick to your skin, therefore not taking off a layer of skin. The strip wax takes off the first layer of skin, so it exfoliates at the same time, and the same spot should never be done twice with strip wax. Anyways so after the hard wax is tangled up in the hair, it has to dry and harden. Then when it's dry, they pull the wax off taking the hair with it. This is better for shorter hairs.
Just thought I'd let you know the difference. The prices shouldn't be any different for either of them though.
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Amount: $200.00
Posted by: tyler bradshaw in Hot Springs, AR.Posted: March 1st, 2011 07:03AM
Type: BrazilianSpa or Shop:: shop
It Freakin HURT!!!!! I cannot explain the intense pain that i experienced while getting waxed! I have been on bed rest for the last week!! It has done me good with my husband but im in so much darn pain!!!!! Lord Jesus bless those who went after me for they know not what they do!
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Amount: $30.00
Posted by: Chalupa1 in Stevens Point and Madison, WI.Posted: February 22nd, 2010 02:02PM
Type: Full ArmSpa or Shop:: Various
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Amount: $25.00
Posted by: ~CS~ in Portland, OR.Posted: July 14th, 2008 12:07PM
Type: EyebrowSpa or Shop:: Studio
Jenna's Make-up & Waxing Studio

She is a perfectionist and takes her time on her clients. I have been going her studio for maybe a little over 3 years after many many years of bad waxing experiences and I will never go anywhere else ever again! The *only* con is her prices have gradually increased, but I am sure that is do due the cost of everything going up in the economy right now.
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