Waxing is one of the most efficient ways of removing unwanted hair from the body. It’s a bit painful but a prefered method when compared to  using creams or shavers.

Nowadays, Nairobi women have resorted to waxing despite the fact that it’s expensive compared to other ways of shaving.

The CBD is dotted with beauty parlours, where more than just braiding, manicure and pedicure services are offered.

Waxing is the current booming business in major towns.

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Below is a price list for how much various establishments are charging to wax.


It ranges between Sh-150 – 500. It’s the removal of armpits hairs leaving it totally bare.

Bikini wax

This one ranges from Sh 800 -2,500.  It is the removal of hair on the front area of the bikini including the bikini line, leaving it as smooth as a baby’s face.

Full Brazilian

It ranges from Sh1,000 – 3,500 depending on the type of salon and location.

It’s the complete removal of hair from the front to the back. Everything is waxed, leaving your private parts as hairless as a baby’s face.


The price ranges from between Sh 1,000 to 3,000.


Full hand – The price ranges between Sh700 -2000

Other areas people wax include eyebrows, beards, hairs which grow in the nose and ears.

So, how is waxing done?

Powder is applied to the area to be waxed, then wax [a mixture of well-cooked sugar mixed with lime/lemon juice] is applied onto the surface using a flat spatula like tool.

It is then spread evenly before a paper strip or soft cloth is then applied and pressed on the wax layer. This cloth is then ripped off in the opposite direction of the hair growth. This is repeated till all the hairs have been yanked out.

Mpasho.co.ke shared a video showing how the process is done, igniting mixed reactions. Check out what the fans had to say when asked if they would opt for waxing or just use Veet;

Cosmicidii: Waxing as it doesn’t leave bumps, and minimizes darkness around those areas.

Bbchepkoech Why should I wax na wembe ni 5bob tu? Unakua soft kama mtoto

Annet Atieno: Veet is better than waxing

njeri_kibe: Waxing!!! Leaves your skin feeling smooth and bump free.

Kobbiejr Shaving all the way. Waxing is pain, that I can avoid so hell no

Mildred_masinde I can’t stand pain of any sort so. I will use my Gillette till end of time

Fridahtush I cannot stand hair on my private parts, shaving every week

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Liliankays Waxing is bae, atanimefanya sahizi and it takes long until hair grows back.

Lilly.anne_ke Wax all the way

Venessa_kwamboka Waxing is the best

Louicoder why even do your armpits in the parlour. 😂.. do that home.

Here’s the video

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