Part of the Ministry of
Waxing, founded in Singapore in 2002, Strip is known for its cheeky approach to
hair removal, stylish and fun salons with a hip hop soundtrack and fun service
menus that spell out exactly what shape and style you’
after before you start (X- basic bikini up to XXXX–
off). All in all it adds up to a waxing experience that’
less a cringing embarrassment and more relaxing and hassle free.
Strip also pride themselves on
their hygiene policy, each customer gets a ‘personal
wax pack’ and beauticians wear latex gloves and don’t double-dip their spatulas.
Once in the private rooms, the
waxer is friendly enough to put you at ease but gets to work with surprising
speed and efficiency using specially formulated hard wax for bikini areas that
reduces the pain (soft wax is used everywhere else). After each strip is
removed a hard press on the skin eases the immediate sting and Strip’s own brand Ice Cream is applied at the end which cools our
slightly sore skin.
Regular soft wax treatments
range from 120RMB (bikini line) to 300RMB (full Brazilian), while the slightly
less painful hard wax treatments are generally 20-40RMB more expensive.
The process is hardly
ouch-free, but expert technique coupled with the quality wax (which smells delicious,
- they have strawberry or chocolate varieties) and a squeezy toy for wax
virgins, makes it quite bearable – and well worth it.
If you want to try total hair
removal without the pain, they also Power Pac 2.1 IPL treatments (Intense
Pulsed Light, similar to laser removal) which cost from 440-1,970RMB.
For male waxing see their
co-ed salon on Wukang Lu.