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Your Hair Removal Guide

Stop waxing in BirminghamHair removal is not exactly fun, and today there are so many different methods out there. How do you choose which one is best? It seems all hair removal has one thing in common: it hurts. But, no pain, no game? That is not necessarily true! There are some affordable and less painful and time-consume methods out there. Needing hair removal, but unsure of the method? L.A. Bikini has everything you need to know.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal destroys your hair at the roots using light. Many claim laser hair removal is permanent. However, usually the hair simply gets lighter and finer. The amount of hair may go down as well. Generally, this method is pretty painful. Depending on your level of pain tolerance, it compares to being hit continuously by a snapping rubber band. Furthermore, laser hair removal is one of the most expensive methods. On average, laser hair removal costs between $200 to $1000 per treatment (yes, it takes more than one). Cost varies depending on the area (bikini, face, arms, legs, etc.). Usually, laser hair removal lasts about six months.


The most common method of hair removal, shaving works best for hair removal immediately with little to no pain (unless you nick yourself. Be careful!). Do make sure that you have the right shaving cream and razor to save yourself from irritation and razor burn. Shaving is also relatively inexpensive in comparison to other methods. Most razors and new blades cost under $20. However, because shaving lasts about one to two days (maybe three), you are out purchasing products often and we all know that shaving every other day just isn’t fun. In short, shaving is the least expensive and the least painful, but the most time-consuming and least effective. For this reason, a lot of us look to other options like waxing and sugaring.


Waxing removes hair from the root, so it lasts longer than shaving. However, it also hurts more – way more. Why? Hot wax is applied to your skin which sticks to your hairs. Then, a thin cloth is laid over the hot wax and ripped off, pulling out the hairs in the opposite direction of hair growth. The average bikini waxing can cost anywhere from $40 to $60 depending on where you choose to go for your waxing service. Hair doesn’t grow back for about three to six weeks.


Sugaring is a lot like waxing, but is much better. Sugaring hair removal involves an all-natural and even edible paste. The sugar paste is applied to skin and then removed in the same direction as hair growth. Sugaring hair removal is far less painful than wax! The sugar paste does not stick to your skin, it only sticks to the unwanted hair. Additionally, the paste is not hot. The average bikini sugaring is between between $35 to $65, depending on the area you are getting sugared. As many of our customers have found, sugaring is better than waxing – providing better long-term benefits and a lot less discomfort.

Ready to Get Rid of Unwanted Hair?

Don’t waste time with razors and painful hot wax or expensive laser methods. Instead, turn to the professionals at L.A. Bikini to get you the soft smooth skin you are looking for without all the pain. Check out our menu and then book online today to get see what L.A. Bikini sugaring is all about!

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