Do you dread the entire thought of hot wax like so many men and women? Staying pampered is not always easy, but it’s always necessary to look and feel your best. Waxing may understandably be intimidating, however, waxing and hair removal is an art form that can be perfected. Expert beauticians and professional stylists in DC will leave you at ease after a hassle-free waxing experience. There may be pain in beauty, but uncomfortable pain is not an attribute of these high quality salons.

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Neighborhood: Chinatown
Bang Salon

601 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 737-2264

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – to 5 p.m.

The award-winning Bang Salon has three locations in Washington, DC: Metropole, U Street and Verizon Center. However, their Verizon Center location is the only one to provide waxing services. Bang Salon offers continuous schooling for all employees to ensure that customers receive top-notch service. Spa technicians at Bang Salon perform a wide range of hair removal services from sideburns and lips to full leg and Brazilian waxes. If you’re curious as to where a portion of your payment is going, Bang Salon donates to cancer awareness and research organizations each year – well trained and philanthropic.

Neighborhood: Georgetown
Best Waxing Center

3070 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 470-3220

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sun – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Best Waxing Center is located in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Georgetown. It performs two types of waxing: hard and cream. Prior to visiting Best Waxing Center, take a look at its website for waxing tips that are sure to help before and after hair removal. Prices vary depending on the procedure and Best Waxing Center only takes cash. To be as accommodating as possible to their appreciated clientele, Best Waxing Center has a 24-hour call service and online support chat room on its website.

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Neighborhood: Georgetown

1425 Wisconsin Ave NW, Ste 2
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-7877

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Polished of Georgetown is one of the more affordable waxing locations in DC. Currently, a Brazilian wax is only $35 for females and $40 for males. Check the Polished website or Facebook page to view ongoing specials. For the cheapest, most luxurious wax around, Polished is the salon to visit.

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Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Salon Rouge

1636 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-2974

Hours: Mon – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tues to Fri – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To ensure absolute comfort, all Salon Rouge services include a consultation with a stylist. Customer reviews suggest that Salon Rouge employees are dedicated to creating a relaxed atmosphere and making all guests feel welcome. Prices are subject to change depending on an individual’s thickness and length of hair. Be sure to check the salon’s hours because they vary by day.

Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom
Vera’s Revival Oasis

2112 F St. NW, Ste 306
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 812-8372

Hours: Mon and Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

At Vera’s Revival Oasis they use sophisticated organic products that cater to sensitive skin. Head-to-toe wax services are available at inexpensive prices. The owner, Vera, is a favorite around Washington and has been known to service many of the area’s top political figures. Get your waxing in before Sunday, because the salon is closed.

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Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She is a soon-to-be University of Alabama graduate who hopes to have a successful career in fashion journalism. Her major is Apparel and Textiles with a Concentration in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and her minor is Journalism. Her work can be found at

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