Our mission is to offer a phenomenal wax at a reasonable price in a spotlessly clean environment — and to offer this service every time you visit us. We have full-service menus for both women and men and offer everything from bikini waxes to tummy-strip waxes to full face waxes. Find out more about us, our locations and hours, and how to make an appointment or cancel a booking.
As the most established all-waxing salon in New York City, we have spent years honing our waxing techniques. All of our waxing experts are New York State licensed and have years of experience both in the beauty industry and at maxwax. You can be assured that you will receive your waxing services from a highly qualified, experienced professional. We believe that waxing is too personal (and too painful!) an endeavor to subject you to an inexperienced waxing technician.
We make our own and it is gorgeous. Developed exclusively for us and perfected since we opened our doors nine years ago, the waxes we use are nothing short of wonderful. Chamomile and shea butter wax, creamy wax and hard wax (the kind that doesn't require strips) are all geared towards making the waxing process less painful and leaving as little redness as possible. Based on your skin, your hair type and your perference, our waxing experts will mix and match waxes to give you the best possible waxing outcome. Learn more about our waxes.
Located in residential areas in upper Manhattan, we know our neighbors. Unlike waxing chains with franchises nationwide, we have chosen to grow locally. Some of us live in the area, we all shop in local stores and are accustomed to interacting with our clients both on the street and in our salons. We are often asked and are always pleased to contribute our services to charity events and school auctions.
upper west side 212.580.8040
167 West 74th Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues). Our closest subway is the 2/3 at 72nd Street which is two blocks away from the salon. Click here for a map.
upper east side 212.327.2015
187 East 79th Street (on the corner of 79th Street and Third Avenue). Please enter on 79th Street and come to the second floor. Our closest subway stop is the 6 train on 77th Street and Lexington Avenue. Click here for a map.
|west side location|
|Monday||10 until 8|
|Tuesday||10 until 8|
|Wednesday||10 until 8|
|Thursday||10 until 8|
|Friday||10 until 8|
|Saturday||10 until 7|
|Sunday||11 until 7|
|east side location|
|Tuesday||10 until 7|
|Wednesday||10 until 7|
|Thursday||10 until 7|
|Friday||10 until 7|
|Saturday||10 until 7|
|Sunday||11 until 6|
To book an appointment, please call:
We also do our best to accommodate walk-ins.
In order to accommodate all of our customers, we ask that you change or cancel your appointment 12 hours before you are scheduled to arrive at maxwax. Should you fail to do this, you will be charged 50% of the cost of your service. With regard to lateness, we will hold your appointment for 10 minutes, after which time we cannot guarantee that you will be seen by a technician.
We thank you for your business and are here to serve you. If there is anything we can do to make your experience more pleasant or if you have a problem of ANY kind, please call us immediately. We will go out of our way to ensure your satisfaction.
Because people have different hair and skin types, and certain areas of the body are more sensitive than other parts, we are proud to offer three types of wax — all created exclusively for maxwax. Our waxes help ease the pain of the waxing process and are formulated to leave as little redness as possible.
|chamomile & shea butter wax|
|Our chamomile & shea butter wax calms and moisturizes your skin. It has a wonderful fragrance, goes on easy, and is removed with the use of strips.|
|The other wax we use with strips is a gentle creamy wax that is ideal for the face and for people with extremely sensitive bikini areas.|
|Hard wax is a second option for people with extremely sensitive skin. Used only on the face and bikini, hard wax goes on thicker, takes a little time to dry, and is removed without the use of strips. Please let us know if you would like to use hard wax when you book your appointment.|