Summer is almost upon us and that means less, correction, much less clothing. When shaving doesn’t cut it, people turn to waxing, which is quick, relatively painless, and gives you longer lasting results. After looking through our city’s waxing salons, we’ve hand selected our top five choices for the best waxing salons throughout Manhattan! Choose the one closest to you and get great clean results that will get you ready for beach weather!
Smooth Skin Factory East Village
Judging from reviews, everyone loves Kasia, the owner and esthetician at Smooth Skin Factory in the East Village. She offers a full range of waxing as well as laser services with free trimming and ingrown removal with the treatments. Kasia uses six kinds of organic waxes depending on the client’s skin type. Reviewers on Yelp say her salon is clean and affordable, and Kasia puts you at ease. Seems perfect for a waxing salon if you ask us!
Located at 63 East 7th Street (between1st and 2nd Avenue)
Seema’s Place Midtown East
If you are looking to get your eyebrows manicured without breaking the bank, look no further than Seema’s Place on Lexington. Reviewers recommend asking for Seema herself when booking an appointment for both waxing and threading services. The salon only uses high-quality wax, resulting in reduced pain and long-term results.
Located at 673 Lexington Avenue (between 55th St and 56th Street)
Harlem Skin Clinic Harlem
A self-proclaimed boutique skin care center, the Harlem Skin Clinic focuses on natural solutions for every different type of skin. The clinic uses hard wax, which is much less painful and leaves skin smooth with minimal irritation. Many reviewers on Yelp say this was the best place they have ever been for a Brazilian due to the estheticians’ patience and willingness to explain processes.
Located at 2116 Frederick Douglas Boulevard
City BrowsUpper West Side
If you are looking for an inexpensive, no frills salon that offers quick and friendly service then City Brows on the UWS is definitely the salon for you. They offer a full range of waxing and threading services with prices from $8.00–$125.00. Reviewers suggest asking for ‘The Master,’ or the owner of the salon, for the best service.
Located at 2202 Broadway (between 78th and 79th Street)
European Wax Center Upper East Side
European Wax Center claims to be “The Ultimate Wax Experience,” and judging by its reviews on Yelp, it looks like that claim may be true. This franchised-salon guarantees you a professional esthetician whose focus is to quickly and efficiently remove your hair, in the least painful way possible. Another perk, your first wax is free!
Located at 1577 1st Avenue (between 82nd St and 83rd Street)