As many of you will know after 21 years in business, UrbanWax has decided to close its doors. We can't fully express our deep gratitude to all who supported us during our time in business. Whether you visited us once or many times, with a special mention to those who were with us from the beginning to the end, having you as our client in UrbanWax has been nothing but an absolute pleasure.
Thank you for all the kind words, messages and gifts, each and every one touched our hearts. We will miss you all!
Jennifer and Lorraine ❤️
UrbanWax™ was set up in 2001 as Europe’s first specialised waxing and hair removal boutique in Dublin’s city centre. UrbanWax is owned by Jennifer Treanor and jointly run with her sister Lorraine Treanor, and both sisters pride themselves on providing the ultimate in hair removal services for men and women.
Our many years of experience have allowed us to perfect our very own waxing technique practiced by our long established Waxologist Team. Over the years we have learned the most comfortable ways to wax which doesn’t involve painful contortions! You can trust us to help you relax and have the best waxing experience possible. We provide the ultimate in female waxing and male waxing. Contact us now to make an appointment or if you have any questions.
We listen closely to our clients and in response we now open late three evenings a week – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 8pm. Our clients also asked us about Laser Hair Removal Treatments and we now provide a full range of Laser Hair removal treatments for women and men.
We believe in building a professional and happy team. We personally train all our team members in the UrbanWax technique. Many of the UrbanWax team members have been with us for many years, and we pride ourselves on our friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
As we’ve grown and gained life experience so have our clients! We’ve had families as have our clients and we’ve put our experience into providing the ultimate in Pregnancy Waxing with our UrbanMama service.
‘Fast, effective and discreet.’ - Irish Times Magazine
‘UrbanWax were the first in Ireland to do these waxes, so they know their stuff.’ - Tatler Magazine
‘Urban Outrageous, perfect for one’s inner exhibitionist.’ - Irish Times Magazine
‘UrbanWax, one of Ireland’s leading waxing specialists, is always at the, ahem, forefront of waxing treatments and trends.’ - Sunday Independent Magazine
‘I was very impressed by the service I received, and will certainly be paying another visit in four or six weeks.’ - U Magazine
‘Those “in the know” will have heard all about UrbanWax, where their legendary Hollywood and Brazilian waxes are firm favourites of Dublin’s glitterati.’ - Sunday World Paper
‘The lady I had my wax with today remembered our conversation from the last time and was as lovely as ever. Very happy as always with the customer service and treatment I received’ - Kate D.
‘My Therapist was wonderful and so friendly. I almost enjoyed the wax because she was so good! Love coming here and always feel welcomed and cared for. Most of all, never feel that the girls are judging your body while they work. Always feel good when I go to Urban Wax! Thank you! :-)’ - Eimear F.
‘Hi The best wax service in Dublin. Can't recommend it highly enough. Magda is excellent. I sent my boyfriend and he also was impressed. I have also told others. The nail bar service is great too.’ - Mary O.
‘At 36 weeks pregnant I was a bit apprehensive about getting my waxing done but the therapist was amazing so professional and really done her best to minimise any discomfort that comes with waxing. Would highly recommend urban wax.’ - Janice H.
‘The girls are so friendly and chat away while your getting the waxing. Love the video choice and for what it is the experience is as enjoyable as it can be! The girl on the desk is always so helpful. Because of the service I find it very hard to go anywhere else.’ - Corrina M.
‘I am new in town and it took me a while to find a waxing parlour that offers the same quality and uses the same product with the one I usually went to. It's good to know that urban wax uses CarolLab which guarantee a less painful experience. In addition, my therapist, was very lovely and very patient. I'm definitely going to be a regular and will recommend this place to friends.’ - Ailsa D.
‘My therapist is excellent! So friendly and she really knows what she's doing ...makes it relatively pain free... Also spotless place (have been to a few other wax specialists which have not been so clean) Thanks’ - Suzanne S.
‘I am 23 weeks pregnant & was dreading getting my waxing done as feeling extra sensitive however I had a great waxing experience, I got the pregnancy Brazilian done & it was relatively pain free. My therapist was so quick & professional at really put me at ease. Best waxing experience I've ever had. I will be back to Urban Wax. Thank you. ’ - Lisa F.
‘I thought the whole experience was very pleasant and professional. The decor of the building and the staff made me feel welcome as soon as I walked in the door. My therapist was friendly and professional, she made me feel at ease and carried out the beauty procedure very well. I was delighted with the final result and would highly recommend urban wax. ’ - Julia B.
‘Always a great experience- I may not be one of your most frequent customers, but when in need, there is only one place to go for my bikini wax. Super spot, thanks as ever :)’ - Niamh S.
‘I have been coming to Urban Wax for well over 10 years and they always deliver excellent service and with the least pain possible. I love that you can watch a DVD while you get your treatments done. ’ - Emma C.
‘I was absolutely terrified going in today, and had a pleasurable experience! I felt so at ease, and the woman helping was kind and let me know exactly what to expect. She also joked with me and talked throughout the Hollywood treatment, and I felt much better. Thank you, I'll be back for sure!’ - Amy L.
‘This is the type of business that you would recommend to a friend. The staff are absolutely lovely and it is a place where customers can feel completely comfortable and confident in excellent results. I have been telling as many people as possible about the terrific waxes and laser treatment that are available here. Keep up the good work!’ - Sabina C.
UrbanWax was the first waxing-only salon, and opened in 2001. We are renowned for our expertise in Brazilian and Hollywood waxing. We place high value on our attention to detail, and a very important part of this is our choice of team members.
We have carefully chosen all therapists who have been successful in becoming part of our team. We require a very high standard in customer care, personal presentation and overall attitude.
It is also very important that you have recognised certificates and salon experience. We personally train all our team members in the ‘UrbanWax technique’, and only after a strict training period of satisfaction are you allowed to wax a paying client.
All the UrbanWax team members have been with us for many, many years, and we pride ourselves on the fun, friendly atmosphere and excellent working conditions we provide.
If you have a strong interest in waxing and would like the opportunity to become part of our team, send us an up-to-date CV, either by:
Or by post to:
22-23 Suffolk Street
We appreciate that time is of the essence, so we rarely keep you waiting. In order to give this level of service, please respect your appointment time, otherwise your booked treatment cannot be guaranteed.
A credit card or a deposit is required when making your appointment. We request 24 hours’ notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. If we do not receive the required notice a 50% charge of your treatment will apply and without notification. A €50 charge will apply to all Laser hair removal and Venus Freeze treatments.
Gift vouchers are available for all our treatments. Vouchers are non-refundable.
When preparing for your treatment, please ensure that the chosen area is hygienically prepared prior to your visit. This is most important, especially when having the Brazilian bikini wax, so as to avoid any infection and, of course, out of respect for your therapist.
Sanitation is provided in treatment rooms.
We understand that children may accompany you from time to time. We welcome children to our salon, however, we request that they are supervised at all times by another adult. For health and safety reasons, children are not permitted into our treatment rooms.
UrbanWax WELCOME all mums-to-be and with over 15 years’ experience in waxing we are renowned for our pregnancy waxing. Our UrbanMama (pregnancy Brazilian bikini wax) is our most popular pregnancy treatment. As most of us at UrbanWax have our own little ones, we had waxing during our own maternity so we understand this is a precious time and maybe you feel a little nervous about getting waxed. We offer comfort, support and expertise to achieving a smooth and effective waxing experience. Whether it is your legs or underarms and everything in between we understand your body moves and behaves differently during this time and needs to be treated accordingly. We will treat you and your precious cargo with kid gloves!
This is our signature Brazilian Pregnancy wax and our most requested Pregnancy treatment. This involves the removal of all the hair from the labia to the bum and we can leave as little or as much as you want on the pubic bone. This is carried out by our highly trained and very experience Therapists.
*Wear loose fitting clothing in the areas you are having waxed
Absolutely, you can have waxing done right up to your due date but we recommend about a week before then as this time frame best covers all possible eventualities.
Stay well hydrated on the day and have a little snack prior to your treatment.
We advise every 4-6 weeks or intervals recommended by your Therapist. This will greatly help your overall experience. Book all your appointments working back from your due date, this way you will be organised and are most likely to keep within the recommended time frame even if you have to change some of the appointments. We will be happy to help you with your schedule.
*Pregnancy hormones can increase hair thickness, speed up hair growth and darken hair so it appears thicker…. Yes, you are normal!
If feasible exfoliating regularly the week of your wax has many advantages. Moisturise daily but avoid on the day of your wax. Avoid caffeine before your treatment, it stimulates your nervous system and creates more sensitivity.
*The majority of clients experience no difference in comfort or skin reaction, however some can experience increased sensitivity, some skin irritation or swelling. If you have any concerns please call us or avail of our free patch service.
Threading is a natural & ancient art of hair removal using cotton thread & a perfected skill originating from the Middle East & South Asia. This is the ultimate in precision hair removal, perfect for eyebrows.
(deductable against a treatment)€15
Sides of Face€25
Lip & Chin€25
Lip & Eyebrows€30
Lip, Chin, Sides of face €45
Lip, Chin, Sides of face & Eyebrows €55
Brow tint to your Eyebrow shape€10
Totally bare, all hair underneath is removed
Maintenance Visits €50
Leaves a strip of hair on pubic bone, removes all the hair underneath from the labia to the bum.
Maintenance Visits €50
Urban ‘Ohh Natural’€55
A natural look on the front/pubic bone, removes all the hair underneath from the labia to the bum.
Maintenance Visits €50
The Urban Express€45
Between an Extended and Brazilian, leaves a landing strip with some hair on labia and removes bum hair
Maintenance Visits €40
The Extended Bikini€30
This is most suitable for high rise underwear and swimwear.
Maintenance Visits €25
The Classic Bikini€20
Just the sides, hair outside of your underwear.
Maintenance Visits €15
Urban Outrageous (Hollywood and crystals)€65
Urban Mama (our pregnancy Brazilian)€55
The Cheeky Bum (inside/outside cheeks)€15/€25
Combine any of the above Bikini Waxes with a Full Leg Wax and receive a €10 discount
Brow Shape & Tint€28
Lip or Chin€16
Lip and Chin€25
Sides of Face€25
Lip, Chin & Sides of Face€45
Extra patches will be charged accordingly.
TIP: A hot shower prior to your visit will open the pores and help with your waxing.
TIP: Exfoliate regularly on dry skin, especially the night before waxing.
Chest and Abdomen€45
Since 2001 we have been dedicated to removing unwanted hair from just about everywhere. Over the years our clients continuously asked us to provide aLaser Hair Removal service, we heard their plea and so the journey began. A journey that took over a year to research in order to find a machine that delivered:
A machine that is:
In our opinion we found the best machine on the market, 1 of only 4 in Ireland:the HIGHSPEED LIGHTSHEER DUET has certainly delivered all of the above and more.Over the years we have been delighted with the results we can achieve for our clients and more importantly our clients are happy to have resolved an unwanted hair problem.
We aim to make you feel relaxed, comfortable and informed. We operate under controlled and strict guidelines to ensure you always have a safe and successful result.
We invite you for a free | no obligation consultation. We will do a patch test and analysis your suitability for treatments. We welcome your questions and we will be honest with our answers.
Laser Hair Removal is the process of removing unwanted hair by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle.
Laser is the most efficient method of hair removal and gives permanent results.
You can choose to pay per Session or Book a Course at a discounted price.
Payment options are available during your free Consultation.
Facial area starts at €30 | Bikini area starts at €41 | Leg area starts at €75
All UrbanWax Laser technicians are fully qualified, certified and experienced in Laser treatments.
Absolutely, however as with any hormonal condition, treatments will be on a longterm plan basis. We have treated many people with hormonal conditions and they all 100% say it is the best form of hair removal fortheir condition. We will be very happy to chat with you in more depth about this condition or any other condition that causes excessive hair growth so please call us anytime.
The most requested areas are the face, underarms and Brazilian bikini. However, we treat all areas of the body except for the eyebrows.
Notice a result after your first session
Laser hair removal can be performed on the vast majority of skin types. Traditionally, fair skinned people with dark hair achieve the best results, but that has been changing as treatment methods improve. Today, using the latest laser technology available, UrbanWax can provide hair removal on darker skin tones with greater effectiveness and less irritation than ever before.
The lasers used at UrbanWax are the most advanced lasers that work on all skin types.
On average 6-8 sessions are necessary for maximum permanent results. Individuals vary and some require more sessions. It is not possible to give a definite number of sessions that a person will need, however we will assess your hair and skin type during your consultation and therefore be able to give you a better idea of what will be required.
1 – 2 Maintenance sessions are usually required annually but again this is individual based and some results require little to no maintenance.
Laser helps prevent ingrown hairs.
Laser stimulates collagen in the area therefore improving the overall condition of the skin
IPL stands for ‘intense pulsed light’. IPL machines are not Lasers. IPL devices are generally cheaper than Laser devices, which is why many clinics choose to use them. These machines produce a wide frequency of traditional light that can heat up all of the surrounding tissue. IPL lacks Laser's ability to produce a selective frequency of light that will only affect the hair shaft making it less effective in disabling hair and putting the skin at a higher risk for side effects. Laser targets the hair shaft, disabling it and minimises side effects.
IPL generally requires more treatments or may only reduce the thickness and darkness of the hair, rather than eliminate it completely. Generally, true hair removal lasers (i.e. Lightsheer Diode Laser) tend to achieve superior results for unwanted hair treatment.
Hair will fall out anything up to two weeks after each treatment
File & Polish
A File & Shape with a Polish of your Choice.€15
A File & Shape with attention given to your Cuticles and a Polish of your Choice.€20
Artistic Colour/3 week Colour
Using LED technology to Cure in only 10 seconds, this Incredible Polish remains Chip-Free for up to 21 days. Nails are Cut & Shaped with attention given to your Cuticles before application for Maximum Longevity. This is Perfect for the person who wants their Hands to LOOK GOOD LONGER.€32
A File & Shape with attention given to your Cuticles. Your hands will not be forgotten with Our Exfoliation & Moisturizing treatment and all will be finished off with a Polish of your choice.€32
A Manicure finished off with an Artistic Colour of your Choice.€40
Nail Art€1 - €10
*We will remove your Artistic Colour Gloss Complimentary when you have it reapplied with us.
Do you blush or feel nervous at the thoughts of it? This is all perfectly normal and everyone feels this way before their first Brazilian or Hollywood wax.
Ask anyone who has been to us and you will be quickly reassured, as the most common response we hear from UrbanWax clients is ‘I don’t know why I was so worried.’
You can also try our anaesthetic No-Scream Cream, applied by yourself 40-50 minutes before your treatment.
Beware, ladies: you can get addicted!The outcome is so fabulous. Our advice to you is to go for it. Try it once. You will not regret it.
Waxing can be done at any time, however, please consider some of the following:
Your Skin is precious to us, so please refrain from waxing if:
Please avoid the following for 24-72 hours after your visit:
Ingrown hairs are a condition whereby the hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin. Common symptoms include red spots, itchy skin, whiteheads (pustules) and localised inflammation, which can sometimes be painful. They are caused by all the various forms of hair removal. The most common cause results from not carrying out the correct aftercare procedures, post-hair removal.
Examples of correct aftercare are wearing loose clothing and avoiding exposure to heat. Ingrown hairs can be found anywhere on the body where hair grows, but are mainly found around the bikini area on women and the back on men.
Treatments include Tea Tree Lotion and Caron Bump eRaiser, for both prevention and cure. Please consult with your therapist for the most suitable home-care advice.
It is perfectly safe to wax during pregnancy. We recommend you wax very regularly, especially if you’re having a Brazilian or Hollywood. Please consult with your doctor prior to your first visit and inform your therapist, should any medical changes occur throughout.
At UrbanWax we only use the finest of waxes, pre- and post-wax products and adopt the highest hygiene practices. We have selected Caron Laboratories as our main provider of wax and hygiene products.
Caron Laboratories have been Australia’s leading waxing manufacturers for the last 28 years. Caron’s premier range of smooth-and-remove waxes include hot and warm waxes. All waxes contain titanium dioxide, which reduces redness and discomfort. A combination of hot and warm wax is used to ensure the best possible finish. Caron’s range includes the amazing Venetian-spun lace hair-removal cloths, which stick only to the wax, not the skin, resulting in a more relaxing treatment.
Caron have a range of elite waxes, so whatever your hair or skin type, we will have a wax to suit you.
A long side the variety of Caron Waxes that we use is the Micro defence product:
Micro-Defence: For our salon hygiene range, we use this gel to cleanse your skin prior to all treatments, for protection against germs and infections. It has a kill-rate of 99% on contact with a wide range of bacteria, fungi and viruses, including herpes types 1 and 2, as well as hepatitis A and B. We also use its sister Micro-Defence spray on all our salon equipment, to ensure maximum salon hygiene practices. The active ingredient in this range is organic and hospital-grade certified.
You can still use our booking system on this page or try our Booking App by clicking the button Below!
If it is more convenient, UrbanWax invites you to request an appointment online. This service allows you to request a time most suitable for your schedule.
Please note that requesting an appointment DOES NOT constitute a confirmation of your booking. We will contact you to confirm your booking.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Kindly note we require a card number to secure all appointments or alternatively a cash deposit can be paid. For details of our cancellation charges, please see our Policies page.
The product name speaks for itself. This range is specially formulated for feminine hygiene and care for down there and the pack has everything you could possibly want - wipes, wash, spray and moisturiser. All the products are handmade with biodegradable, non toxic ingredients.
Price: Starts at €25
For The Hair Down There!
We have had many the fraught customer asking for help when a dreaded grey hair first appears. Often customers just like to match the ‘collars and cuffs’. Others just want to have a little fun. Betty does all three! This is easily applied by yourself at home. Colours: black, brown, auburn, blonde and pink.
"Madonna won't leave home without it". This is all purpose skin cream and has grown to be one of the most popular skin care products on the market. Can be used on any part of the body, including the hair. Ingredients: Olive oil, Bees wax, Honey, Bee pollen, Royal jelly & propolis extract.
Advanced products for the prevention and cure of ingrown hairs. Fast acting treatment, new formula with natural acids for longer lasting hair removal. Caron’s Bump eRaiser range consists of three unique after
care products designed to prevent and treat ingrown hairs
for smooth and healthy looking skin following hair removal.
Price: Starts at €15
Aloe Vera Gelly is a thick, translucent gel containing humectants and moisturizers. Readily absorbed by the skin, it soothes without staining clothes. Aloe Vera Gelly provides temporary relief from minor skin irritations. It can also be used on the skin prior to ultrasonic treatment, or after electrolysis.
The first to receive certification by the International Aloe Science Council, this rich cocktail of pulp and liquid authenticates this product just as nature intended. Taken daily, either alone or mixed with pure fruit juice, it is one of the best health drinks available!
Takes The Sting Out Of Waxing
This cream has the highest percentage of anaesthetic you can get without a prescription, and we highly recommend it for sensitive people. It must be used 40-50 minutes prior to your waxing. When used properly will help ease discomfort from waxing up to 80%
Price: €20 for 1oz
This is very much an essential product for every home. The soothing and healing properties that this has are outstanding, for lots of different ailments. Perfect for home-care after your wax, or any rashes, insect bites and fungal infections. In our opinion, the best aftersun cream. The list goes on with the advantages of having this product in your home.
Price: Starts from €15
This is one of our fun products, and it will add some sparkle to your Brazilian or Hollywood for that special occasion, e.g. a Valentine’s gift, the bride-to-be, an anniversary, a birthday surprise or that special date. This can be applied at home, by yourself, or one of our therapists can apply it with your treatment.
Price: €15 with your bikini treatment or €20 for you to take home.
With our experience in the beauty industry, we have tried and tested a lot of body exfoliants. We have not found another product that can give as good a result as Medex Scrub for removing dead skin, giving a very smooth feel to your skin before you even apply your moisturiser.
Price: €27 for 250ml and €50 for 500ml
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