Ripping a hair follicle from its root is never a pleasant affair, but the following beauty salons in Sydney manage to give a sense of serenity to an otherwise painful few minutes. Could glowing white walls, chandeliers and pots of herbal tea possibly render the waxing experience… enjoyable? We're inclined to think so.
Let's take a look at Sydney's best waxes...
Maya Medispa | Woollahra
Maya Medispa is a pristine white hub of quiet amidst the bustling suburbia of Woollahra. Owner Maya has crafted a menu of technological innovation with Omnilux light therapy facials, and traditional aromatherapy experiences with Decleor products. With both body and facial waxing on offer, what better place is Maya Medispa to tick off all your depilatory needs?
Eyebrow Experts | Double Bay
For such a minute plane of hair, eyebrows command a disproportionate amount of attention. For even more attention to detail, pop over to Eyebrow Experts for an unparalleled eyebrow-centric experience where owner Svetlana will coerce every single hair into a perfectly-groomed brow for your face shape. Lounge beneath a chandelier and admire pictures of Grace Kelly's impeccable brows while you're there.
Aleisha-Jane Beauty | Surry Hills
Situated amidst a vintage clothing mecca on Crown Street, Aleisha-Jane Beauty is renowned for its quality wax treatments that take no time at all and are easy on your wallet. In addition to their flawless, seven minute Brazilian waxes (remember when they used to take a hour?!), Aleisha-Jane Beauty also offers a dedicated brow design and shaping session for perfectly groomed brows.
The Powder Room | Seaforth
New York-trained therapist Mary Burmeister heads the luxurious day spa nestled in Seaforth village. With an extensive menu of treatments and paramedical skincare options, indulge in The Powder Room's custom facial before or after you get waxed with expert finesse.
Thaspa | CBD
Perfect for a lunch hour wax, Thaspa is a therapeutic haven tucked away in the Sydney CBD. Located near the Deutsche Bank building, Thaspa has a selection of treatments designed for the hectic schedule of a professional client. Opt for a ten minute salon treatment with Naked Tan to follow up your wax, or spend a lunch break with a 45 minute AHA Power Facial.
The Facial Room | Bondi Beach
Owner Fabienne Rich brings her eight years of experience working in Sydney and London to this boutique beauty spa with a skincare focus. The intimate location is a stone's throw from Bondi Beach. Follow up a day at the beach with a relaxing treatment and wax at The Facial Room. Tip: Avoid the sun for 48 hours after your wax. Your skin will be super sensitive and can burn faster. Eek.
Fields Of Beauty | North Sydney
Fields of Beauty offers immediate relaxation, providing freshly brewed tea and an in-depth consultation prior to commencing any treatment. With an ethos of harmony in mind, body and spirit, there's really only one outcome from a stint here – some serious relaxation in some very capable hands. In addition to extensive waxing services, laser removal is also on offer for something a little more permanent.
Endota Day Spa | Paddington
The Paddington branch of Endota Day Spa boasts an all-white heritage building as its home. Glimpse a view of the harbour from the upstairs terrace while you indulge in a massage to follow up your wax (because after all that hair removal, you deserve one!).
Image credit: Jennifer Hawkins in this season's Cozi 2014/15 swimwear. Love!