Brazilian & Body Waxing
Body Restoration may use one of two waxes for your service. Your esthetician will determine which wax will provide an optimal result for your needs.
French Depilatory Wax:
Blue Wax is a hard wax used for face, underarms, bikini and Brazilian bikini waxing. The wax is applied slightly thicker, dries and is peeled away (without strips). It is a gentle yet strong wax, perfect for tender areas that may also have stronger, coarser hair. We are one of the few spas that offer Blue Wax in Philadelphia as part of our waxing services.
Aqua Marine Wax is a soft wax used for legs, arms, back and chest areas. Used with strips, this is the perfect “speed wax” product allowing large areas to be covered at one time without fear of it setting up or drying.
Features: These waxes are superior to any other product on the market: gentle, easy to use, and effective. Heated at low temperatures, the waxes are applied just above skin temperatures, have wonderful creamy textures, and are less sticky than traditional waxes.
Benefits: You will notice less redness on your skin after being waxed. Expect smooth flawless skin with fewer ingrown hairs. Hair growth becomes lesser each time. The post wax essential oils applied to your skin to tone redness are a special aromatic treat.
Please let your esthetician know if you are using Retin-A, Renova, Accutane or are taking any antibiotics.
We offer body waxing in Philadelphia for women and men. See below for our prices and descriptions.
Waxing Prices for Women
We offer waxing for women and men. See below for our prices and descriptions.
*We have a separate price list on waxes for men.
Back or Chest: $65-$70
Full Arm: $40-$50
Belly Trail: $10
Upper Thigh: $45-$55
Lower Leg: $35-$45
Full Leg: $75-$85
Deep Bikini: $45
Hollywood Bikini: $55-$60
Hollywood Bikini Series of 5: $235 (paid in advance and used within 6 months)
Maintenance Brazilian: $70-$85
Maintenance Brazilian Series of 5: $325 (paid in advance and used within 6 months)
Virgin Brazilian: $85-$100
Bikini Wax Preparation
Bikini Wax Preparation: The hair must be between ¼ of an inch and ½ of an inch, or long enough to lie down on the skin. It can’t be stubbly or long and puffy. If it is any longer than ½ of an inch, please trim the hair. NOTE: Please refrain from using an electric trimmer on the bikini area prior to the appointment. It makes the hair tough and more difficult to remove.
~Arrive for your appointment well hydrated. Drink plenty of water. Guests have told us that being dehydrated, they find, will make the sting feel more intense with each pull. Plenty of water in their system makes the service go well.
~Try not to consume any caffeine before the wax service. It may make you more sensitive upon each pull.
~You cannot be waxed if you are taking any oral medications for acne or antibiotics for a cold.
~If you are smearing prescribed topical medications on an area such as your face, you cannot be waxed in that area.
~It's perfectly fine to be waxed while you have your period, although you may feel more sensitive to each pull. We can work around an inserted tampon. There just may be a few missed hairs in that area.
NOTE: The best way to tell if your hair is long enough is to allow at least two weeks of growth after shaving the area. Please refrain from using an electric trimmer on the bikini area prior to the appointment. It makes the hair tough and more difficult to remove.
If you know for a fact have you have a low pain threshold and you are wondering how painful the wax experience may be, consider trying the No Scream Cream. We have it in the spa retail hutch. Apply it to the area that will be waxed about 40 minutes prior to hopping on the wax table. Rub it in but not until it is completely absorbed. Leave a white film on the area. By the time you get to your appointment, it will have absorbed. It dimishes the sting felt with each pull about 40%. It retails for $19.
After Waxing: Don’t use your shower puff, loofah, or any scrubbing grains for at least 3 days. Avoid self tanner for a week. If you come in contact with direct sunlight, including a tanning booth, please use SPF 45.
Maintenance Brazilian Wax
A Maintenance Brazilian Bikini Wax is for a client who returns for her routine wax preferably within 4-6 weeks of her last appointment. We remove all of the hair from the front of the bikini area, as well as the sides of the bikini line, the vaginal lips and the labia, and in between the buttocks. The client has the option to leave a small vertical strip in the front if she chooses. $70-$85
NOTE: If you fall within the "in between period" of growing the bikini area longer than six weeks but not as long as three months (which would make it a Virgin Brazilian Wax), the esthetician will determine if your service should be a Maintenance Wax or a Virgin Wax. Most women fall within the Maintenance Wax guidelines.
Virgin Brazilian Wax
A Virgin Brazilian Bikini Wax refers to a client who has been growing the area for over three months and requires more materials and time to perform the service. We remove all of the hair from the front of the bikini area, as well as the sides of the bikini line, the vaginal lips and the labia, and in between the buttocks. The client has the option to leave a small vertical strip in the front if she chooses. $85-100
NOTE: If you fall within the guidelines of the Virgin Brazilian Wax because you have been growing the area for three months or more, your esthetician will determine if the area required more time and materials to perform the service. Sometimes we adjust the price to a Maintenance Brazilian Wax because the wax wasn't difficult to perform. It has to do with the amount of growth or the type of hair (fine, coarse.) It also has to do with the amount of materials used to perform the wax, i.e. the number of sticks used or how much wax was applied to remove the hair.
Maintenance Hollywood Bikini Wax 1
A Hollywood Bikini Wax 1 removes a large portion of hair from the top of the bikini line, as well as the sides of the bikini line, and the vaginal lips. We do not remove hair from the labia or in between the buttocks. A very small patch of hair is left in the front. $55-60
Virgin Hollywood Bikini Wax 1
A Virgin Hollywood Bikini Wax 1 follows the same guidelines as a Virgin Brazilian wax. It refers to a client who has been growing the area for over three months and requires more materials and time to perform the service. The Virgin Hollywood Bikini Wax 1 removes a large portion of hair from the top of the bikini line, as well as the sides of the bikini line, and the vaginal lips. We do not remove hair from the labia or in between the buttocks. A very small patch of hair is left in the front. $65-70
Hollywood Bikini Wax 2
A Hollywood Bikini Wax 2 resembles a high cut bikini where a portion of hair is removed from the top of the bikini line. The sides of the bikini line are waxed about 1 ½ inches inward from the inguinal line. A small portion of hair is removed from the sides of the vaginal lips. The hair is removed from the buttocks as well. $55-60
Frequently Asked Question: What’s the difference between a Hollywood 1 and a Hollywood 2?
A Hollywood 1 bikini wax in Philadelphia removes all of the hair in front of the bikini line. A Hollywood 2 cleans up the sides of the bikini line in the front. But then you turn over and the derriere is waxed removing all of the hair in between the cheeks (as in Number 2). It wasn’t intentional when we came up with these names; it just may be a little easier to tell the difference between them.
Deep Bikini Wax in Philadelphia
A Deep Bikini Wax resembles a high cut bikini where a portion of hair is removed from the top of the bikini line. The sides of the bikini line are waxed about 1 ½ inches inward from the inguinal line. A small portion of hair is removed from the sides of the vaginal lips. We do not remove hair from the labia or in between the buttocks. $45-50
An 'old school underwear' traditional bikini wax that removes hair about 2 inches outward from the inguinal line. $35-40
Waxing Prices for Men
Brow Wax: $20-$25
Full Arm: $45-$55
**Virgin Back Wax: $70-$85
***Maintenance Back Wax: $65-$70
Upper Thigh: $50-$60
Lower Leg: $40-$50
Full Leg: $90-$100
**Designed for a back that is covered with thick hair growth that spans a large surface area. This requires the use of the Blue Wax in order to make the service as comfortable as possible. The esthetician will determine if your back will require more time, materials and the use of the Blue Wax to remove all of the hair. If this is your first back wax, you may want to schedule a Virgin Back Wax to ensure there is adequate time to complete the service.
*** Designed for a back with an average amount of hair growth, this service is completed in 30 minutes or less. The hair is soft or fine and doesn’t require as many re-applications of wax. The Aqua Marine Wax is the gel-like soft wax that is applied to larger areas and is removed with a non-woven strip. When used on a man’s back, Aqua Marine Wax is standard procedure. The Blue Wax, however, is reserved for patchy areas of hair around the shoulder blades and near the neck in a Maintenance Back Wax.
BROWS: Brows are lightly trimmed and combed before shaping. Brows will be shaped by waxing from underneath the brows, in the center of the brows, and above the brows if needed. We take into account how each client prefers to have their brows shaped. $18-25
CHEEKS: The guest holds her hair out of the way and indicates the point (usually near the ear) where she would like the hair removed. $15-20
LIP: The hair from the upper lip is removed. $12-15
CHIN: The hair on the chin and beneath the chin is removed. $15-18
SHOULDERS: The hair on the shoulders and the sides of the neck is removed. $15-25
BACK: Including the upper and lower back with special attention to any patches of hair that are along the sides of the back. Attention is given to the shoulders and top of the arms as well. $65-70
CHEST: Please trim chest hair if it is long and puffy. If you have shaved it, you’ll need to let it grow 14 days or until the hair is long enough to lie down on the skin, in order for it to be waxed. $65-70
FULL ARM: Removes hair from the forearm, around the elbow and the upper part of the arm nearing the shoulders. Hands are included. $40-50
UNDERARM: If underarm area has been recently shaved, you may need to allow hair to grow for 14 days or until the hair is long enough to lie down on the skin, in order for it to be waxed. $20-24
STOMACH: Removes hair from the abdominal region (above and below the naval). $25-35
BELLY TRAIL: Removes the trail of hair from the naval down to where the top of the bikini line begins. $10
UPPER THIGH: Starting two inches away from the bikini line, hair is removed from the front and back of the thighs. The waxing stops at the lower end of the knee. $45-55
LOWER LEG: Starting at the top portion of the knee, hair is removed from the front and back of the lower legs. Feet are included. $35-45
FULL LEG: Starting two inches away from the bikini line, hair is removed from the front and back of thighs, knees, and lower legs. Feet are included. $75-85
BUTTOCKS: The hair on the cheeks and in between the cheeks is removed. $45-55