When investigating the cost of a wax treatment, there are a number of variables that can greatly influence the price of treatment. These include;
The area being treated, and the amount of time and material resources required
The cost of waxing is largely influenced by the area where treatment is being performed.
For example, a straightforward bikini wax, comprised of only removing hair at the underwear line, requires only a small amount of wax and is able to be completed in a short amount of time. Therefore, to wax, this area may be relatively inexpensive.
When compared to a full Brazilian, the latter requires the use of much more waxing product, as well as a longer appointment booking to complete the task. This drives up the cost, as more time and material resources are required for the job. Other specialty or less-common waxing requests may also attract a higher price; male genital waxing is often more expensive than a traditional female Brazilian, as it requires a more specifically trained member of staff.
DIY vs Salon Waxing
In addition to the number of resources used, the method of hair removal is also influential on the price of treatment; with home DIY kits being much cheaper when compared to waxing appointments, as there is no added cost attached to pay a beauty therapist to perform the service.
Location of Salon
When considering professional salons, those in upper-market areas may charge a higher service rate for waxing treatment when compared to those in different socio-economic areas, or entry-level institutions.
Upper-market, boutique, or salons with an air of exclusivity are often known for their more comprehensive and seamless customer service; with therapists undergoing regular training and ongoing education to improve their skills. In addition, often the wax and aftercare products are of a well-known and popular brand; with some salons offering specialized creams and treatments to suit different skin types or preferences in smell or aftercare.
Comparatively to this, entry-level salons may only provide basic training opportunities or advanced training to their employees or may use generic-brand wax and after-care products.
How established is the brand or salon of choice?
It is, however, important to remember that price is not necessarily an indicator of experience or expertise. Many well-established brands and franchises offer competitive rates for their waxing services, which helps them stay ahead of the pack when compared to boutique beauty salons. Contrastingly, newer salons also often present lower price points as a method of enticing new customers.
As a third consideration to this, salons which hold a monopoly over a region or suburb may unnecessarily and superficially inflate their prices to either capitalize on the supply and demand for waxing services in the area or to present a more inflated image of their brand.
Given the range of influencing factors that can come to affect the price of a waxing session, it is impossible to offer a guaranteed price for a given service. However, here are some approximate ranges that may be indicative of prices in your area;
Half Leg Wax: $20 – $30
Full Leg Wax: $25 – $35
Brazilian wax: $25 – $40
These prices are only rough estimations and based on the price of salons in the immediate area at the time of publication. Prices in your location may differ greatly depending on the area in which you live.
If putting a fine point on the comparison of prices between salons is of particular interest to you, we recommend contacting your local salons to enquire, or reviewing the online feedback of salons in your local guides for a more specialized comparison.