There are a lot of options for removing hair from head to toe. Many people prefer waxing because it lasts weeks, leaves skin smooth, and reduces irritation for certain skin types. If you’re interested in trying it, you’re probably wondering how much it’ll cost to book a wax. In this guide, we’ll cover the factors that affect your waxing cost and discuss the average price for each service.
How much does waxing cost?
There are many different places you can get waxed and types of waxing services. The price of each service changes based on:
- Areas waxed
- Type of wax used
- Esthetician experience
- Skin preparation
- Geographic area
We gathered data from our StyleSeat Pros to calculate the average cost of each service. Some data was omitted from our final calculations due to missing information about where the data was recorded or inconsistencies with how the services were billed.
|Service||Average Cost||Cost Range|
|Full body wax||$152||$90-$280|
|Full leg wax||$70||$31-$89|
Full body wax
Average StyleSeat Cost: $152
Most Expensive State: Kentucky ($212)
Least Expensive State: Georgia ($101)
A full body wax is exactly what it sounds like — all your body hair is removed except for the top of your head and eyebrows. This service is the most pricy type of wax because it takes the most time to complete. Some people reserve this service for special occasions, but others prefer to feel smooth every day.
Average StyleSeat Cost: $41
Most Expensive State: Indiana ($63)
Least Expensive State: Idaho ($32)
A bikini wax removes hair that would be visible if you wore a bikini. This usually includes the inner thighs and sometimes the area between your belly button and the top of your bikini. Some salons offer add-on services if you’d like a little extra hair removed without committing to a Brazilian wax. Keep in mind that your hair length should be at least 1/4-inch long for optimal waxing.
Average StyleSeat Cost: $59
Most Expensive State: Colorado ($124)
Least Expensive State: Delaware ($43)
Brazilian waxes are a popular type of bikini wax. Generally, your esthetician will remove all the hair from your pubic area, inner thighs, and butt. Of course, you can always request to leave certain areas alone based on your preference, like the popular “landing strip.” This service generally costs a bit more than a bikini wax because it requires more skill to wax those delicate areas and takes more time to complete.
Average StyleSeat Cost: $20
Most Expensive State: South Dakota ($10)
Least Expensive State: Alaska ($32)
Eyebrow waxes remove stray hairs above, below, and in between your brows to shape them. If needed, your esthetician will also give your brows a bit of a trim to keep them looking their best. Waxes are a common alternative to eyebrow threading.
Every brow wax will be a bit different, depending on how thick or sparse your brows are, your face shape, and your preferences. For example, it’s common to request that your esthetician leave the hair on top of your brows alone to maintain a more natural look.
Full leg wax
Average StyleSeat Cost: $70
Most Expensive State: Ohio ($89)
Least Expensive State: Virginia ($31)
Leg waxes typically cover the cost of waxing both your calves. A full leg wax removes the hair on your calves and thighs. Sometimes estheticians will remove the hair on your feet too, but this can also be a service add-on. A full leg wax can be a bit more expensive than you might expect — this is normal because a full leg wax covers more surface area compared to other services.
Average StyleSeat Cost: $22
Most Expensive State: Hawaii ($38)
Least Expensive State: Pennsylvania ($8)
An underarm wax service will remove any armpit hair under both your arms. This is relatively easy for an esthetician to perform because it’s a flat surface with little surface area. You might feel some irritation after an underarm wax because once your arms are down, there’s a bit of skin-on-skin friction.
Average StyleSeat Cost: $15
Most Expensive State: Hawaii ($48)
Least Expensive State: New Mexico ($8)
A chin wax removes the hair from your chin and along your jaw. Many estheticians will perform chin waxes differently based on your hair growth pattern and thickness. For people with beards, this service might be charged differently, but varies depending on your esthetician.
Average StyleSeat Cost: $11
Most Expensive State: Vermont ($26)
Least Expensive State: Rhode Island ($5)
A lip wax removes the hair from your upper lip. This is a relatively simple wax to do because it’s a small area, but you still want to make sure you let a professional take care of it to avoid irritation or even a burn on your face. If you have very sensitive skin, you might want to consult an esthetician about trying dermaplaning instead to remove facial hair.
Other wax considerations
Men’s and gender-neutral waxing
People of any gender, body type, or anatomy can get waxed. An experienced esthetician has seen it all, so don’t hesitate to voice your concerns. Some estheticians will charge differently based on your anatomy or use gender-neutral pricing, so call ahead to confirm pricing before booking your appointment.
There are many options for waxing at home, such as microwaveable wax pots, pre-waxed strips, and hard wax melting pots. Waxing at home can be more cost-effective, but it also carries more risks. Your esthetician has been trained to wax without burning or damaging your skin and knows how to prepare you for the safest waxing experience possible.
When you wax yourself at home, it can be difficult to remove hair with precision. This can leave you with missed patches and irritation. For the best results, leave the waxing to the estheticians and find one near you.
Waxing cost FAQs
It’s usually more expensive to get waxed compared to shaving. However, many people still prefer a wax because there is less upkeep and the results are much smoother.
A wax typically lasts about six weeks, depending on how quickly your hair grows back. It lasts longer than other hair removal methods because waxing pulls out hair from the root. Some people find that their hair grows back thinner and slower after multiple waxing sessions.
For any salon service, you should tip around 15% to 20%. You might want to tip more if you require extra care, such as pre-wax grooming, or if you have a great experience with your esthetician.
Waxing is one of the most popular ways to remove unwanted hair because you can wait much longer between hair removal sessions compared to other hair removal methods. Use our waxing cost guide next time you’re looking to book a waxing appointment to help you book a StyleSeat esthetician in your budget.