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9 San Francisco Bikini Wax Spots You Need to Know Now

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Can we not talk about bikini waxing? Can we not dwell on the awkwardness of lying half-naked and butterflied in front of a relative stranger? Can we not discuss walking out of a salon with skin that looks like a plucked chicken and being reassured that the chicken look is "normal"? It's just so… And we can't… But we must.

Before you jet out of town to a balmy locale that necessitates bikini bottoms, you might want to think about tidying up the hair down there. And while waxing is an uncomfortable experience, selecting a waxing salon doesn't have to be. We've culled a list of the best SF waxers at a variety of price points, mapped from north to south. Consider it your pre-beach bon voyage gift.


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This hidden waxing secret in Cow Hollow —look for red door in the recessed entryway— Habit claims to be the "first wax-only establishment" in San Francisco. Once inside, they'll hook you up with an adult beverage to take the edge off your perfect wax. $35 for bikini. $60 for Brazilian.

Glamour Puss

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Another hidden gem nestled on the top floor of a Cow Hollow house-turned-retail center, Glamour Puss offers both bikini waxing and sugaring. If you're curious about sugaring, schedule an appointment with owner Sarah Holmes; you won't regret it. $36-$40 for bikini, $60 for Brazilian.

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Andrea at Dermaplus is both a great waxer and a great conversationalist. (And doesn't that speed the process along?) It's easy to miss this second-floor spa, but the budget-friendly bikini waxes are well worth hunting for. $25 for bikini. $50 for Brazilian.

Stript Wax Bar

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Stript has the FiDi crowd covered (or uncovered, as the case may be). Estheticians use a combination of hard and soft wax to leave you baby smooth and beach ready. $30 for simple bikini. $60 for Brazilian.

Nob Hill Spa at The Scarlet Huntington

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If you're already enjoying a day of pampering at the Nob Hill Spa, why not get a little cleanup before taking in gorgeous views of the city from the infinity pool? $75 for a bikini wax.

Bliss Spa at W San Francisco

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Bliss is a reliable choice for spa treatments, no matter where you travel. The San Francisco staff will happily set you up with one of the chain's signature treatments: The Brazilian, the bikini, or the betweeny. $35 for bikini. $75 for Brazilian.

Victoria's Nail Salon

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If you want an expert wax at a decent price, go to this Inner Richmond nail salon. You won’t get the fancy spa extras you expect from Union Square salons, but you can treat yourself to a cheap bottle of champers with the money you saved. Bonus: Fans claim that Dao’s Brazilians are painless. $40.

Pretty Parlor

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You live in the Mission, and socialize in the Mission: Why should you have to leave the Mission to get waxed? Enter Pretty Parlor, an adorable salon with estheticians who will keep your nether regions looking nice. $30 for basic bikini. $65 for Brazilian.

La Tira Wax Studio

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There's no need to leave the office early, thanks to La Tira's extended weekday hours. Monday through Thursday, this hair removal salon is open until 9 pm. And it's not just the convenience that's appealing: They also do a fantastic wax. $25 for bikini line. $60 for Brazilian.

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Habit

This hidden waxing secret in Cow Hollow —look for red door in the recessed entryway— Habit claims to be the "first wax-only establishment" in San Francisco. Once inside, they'll hook you up with an adult beverage to take the edge off your perfect wax. $35 for bikini. $60 for Brazilian.

Glamour Puss

Another hidden gem nestled on the top floor of a Cow Hollow house-turned-retail center, Glamour Puss offers both bikini waxing and sugaring. If you're curious about sugaring, schedule an appointment with owner Sarah Holmes; you won't regret it. $36-$40 for bikini, $60 for Brazilian.

dermaplus skin + body

Andrea at Dermaplus is both a great waxer and a great conversationalist. (And doesn't that speed the process along?) It's easy to miss this second-floor spa, but the budget-friendly bikini waxes are well worth hunting for. $25 for bikini. $50 for Brazilian.

Stript Wax Bar

Stript has the FiDi crowd covered (or uncovered, as the case may be). Estheticians use a combination of hard and soft wax to leave you baby smooth and beach ready. $30 for simple bikini. $60 for Brazilian.

Nob Hill Spa at The Scarlet Huntington

If you're already enjoying a day of pampering at the Nob Hill Spa, why not get a little cleanup before taking in gorgeous views of the city from the infinity pool? $75 for a bikini wax.

Bliss Spa at W San Francisco

Bliss is a reliable choice for spa treatments, no matter where you travel. The San Francisco staff will happily set you up with one of the chain's signature treatments: The Brazilian, the bikini, or the betweeny. $35 for bikini. $75 for Brazilian.

Victoria's Nail Salon

If you want an expert wax at a decent price, go to this Inner Richmond nail salon. You won’t get the fancy spa extras you expect from Union Square salons, but you can treat yourself to a cheap bottle of champers with the money you saved. Bonus: Fans claim that Dao’s Brazilians are painless. $40.

Pretty Parlor

You live in the Mission, and socialize in the Mission: Why should you have to leave the Mission to get waxed? Enter Pretty Parlor, an adorable salon with estheticians who will keep your nether regions looking nice. $30 for basic bikini. $65 for Brazilian.

La Tira Wax Studio

There's no need to leave the office early, thanks to La Tira's extended weekday hours. Monday through Thursday, this hair removal salon is open until 9 pm. And it's not just the convenience that's appealing: They also do a fantastic wax. $25 for bikini line. $60 for Brazilian.