Eyebrow waxing is a convenient way of keeping your brows neat and tidy. But how much does eyebrow waxing cost?
Professional eyebrow waxing will usually cost between $8 and $20. At hotels and resorts, prices tend to be higher. Nail salons will usually charge between $5 and $15.
What Is Eyebrow Waxing?
Eyebrow waxing is a long-established technique for removing unwanted hair and/or shaping eyebrows.
A thin layer of warm (liquid) wax is applied to the eyebrow. A piece of paper (or cloth) is pressed onto it.
When the wax has set, the paper (or cloth) is pulled away quickly in the opposite direction to the hair growth. As it moves, it pulls the hair out with it.
In general, eyebrow waxing is used as a quick way to remove a lot of excess hair.
This means it tends to be used on people with thick eyebrows. It can of course also be used on people with thin eyebrows however threading and/or plucking would be a better choice.
How Much Does Eyebrow Waxing Cost?
A home eyebrow-waxing kit can cost around $6 whereas eyebrow waxing in a nail salon typically costs between $5 and $15. Professional eyebrow waxing in a beauty salon typically costs between $8 and $20.
The main factors influencing how much eyebrow waxing in a salon costs are:
- the location and type of salon
- the cost of the eyebrow technician
- the products used
In addition to the cost of the eyebrow waxing treatment itself, you will usually want to leave a tip. You may also want to buy products from the salon.
You can buy a decent home waxing kit for about $6. You then need to factor in the cost of heating the wax and your time.
Overall, home eyebrow waxing still tends to be the most economical option.
Keep in mind, however, that you are unlikely to get the very best results. Also, if you spill the liquid wax, cleaning it up can be very challenging.
Eyebrow waxing in a nail salon typically costs between $5 and $15. You can expect the results to be somewhat better than you’d get at home.
This is partly because it’s usually easier to wax someone else’s brows than to wax your own. It’s also partly because the technician has far more experience.
Professional eyebrow waxing in a regular salon typically costs between $8 and $20. If, however, you go to a specialist brows salon, you can be looking at $30 to $50.
This difference reflects the fact that these salons tend to employ the best eyebrow technicians and use the best eyebrow products.
They also tend to have relatively long appointment slots to allow the eyebrow technicians time to do their best work.
When done as a single treatment, getting your eyebrows tinted and waxed can cost anything from $10 to $75 or even upwards. In general, prices at typical salons average around $30 to $40.
Choosing a salon for eyebrow waxing
Many states have licensing requirements for salons offering eyebrow waxing.
This is because unhygienic practices can lead to clients being put at risk of infections.
Before you even consider a salon, check that they are licensed if necessary. Also, check for insurance. Insurers will insist that salons follow correct hygiene practices.
After this, remember that, up to a point, there is a link between a salon’s price and the quality of their work.
You can also expect to pay a premium for convenience. For example, salons in city centers, hotels, and resorts tend to charge higher prices.
The highest-priced salons, however, are not necessarily pricing on results. In many cases, they’re pricing on location, prestige, and general ambiance.
If you’re considering going to a top-end salon, check their reviews carefully to be sure they’re worth their prices.
Where Can You Get Your Eyebrows Waxed?
You can get your eyebrows waxed at a specialist brows salon but the service is also offered at regular beauty salons and nail salons.
You can also get your eyebrows waxed at home. In general, you will get the best results if you go to a brow salon or a beauty salon.
Should You Wax Your Eyebrows At Home?
If you do choose to wax your eyebrows at home, it’s important to follow the correct process exactly.
This will help to stop the wax from sticking to your skin.
It’s advisable to have cortisone cream or non-fragranced aloe vera gel to soothe your skin after it’s been waxed.
If you actually want your eyebrows to be properly shaped, then you’re likely to get much better results if you go to a salon.
How Often Should You Wax Your Eyebrows?
You should wax your eyebrows every 4-6 weeks.
Eyebrow waxing removes hair from the roots and it usually takes about a month for any regrowth to become visible.
You may, however, need to wait an extra week or two for the hairs to be long enough to treat. If they are too short, the wax may be unable to grip them effectively.