I remember clearly the first time I stepped inside a waxing salon—it was the Lay Bare branch in Wilson, and I was accompanying an older friend who was about to have her legs waxed. I was in college then, and had no clue that waxing salons existed! Prior to discovering the services of Lay Bare, it was usually just my mom or yaya who would wax my underarms at home using some type of wax that had to be heated on our stove. This process was excruciating, and I always dreaded it. But my mom was against shaving and plucking, and waxing at home was a lot more reasonable, so waxing at home was my only option at that time.
Until I discovered Lay Bare Waxing Salon, all thanks to my friend! This was the beginning of having my underarms waxed by their friendly staff, before I eventually underwent laser hair removal. Compared to the hot wax at home, Lay Bare’s cold wax was a lot more tolerable—plus I loved the smell!
I’m super lucky that I inherited my mom’s hairless legs and arms, so having to wax them was never a problem for me. And even though my underarms were free from hair thanks to laser, I would still visit Lay Bare in Wilson often to have my eyebrows threaded—another service they offered that I was delighted to discover. Eventually, when my favorite brow threader in Lay Bare Wilson was transferred to their branch in Ybardolaza (near Timog), I followed her there.
So that’s my story on how a once clueless me was introduced to the wonderful world of Lay Bare’s services—but more than just being hair-free which is what they call the “bare minimum,” what sets Lay Bare apart from other waxing salons is their Thorough Care, a holistic approach that uses their patented cold wax formula containing calamansi, sugar, and honey. Calamansi helps whiten the skin, sugar exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, and honey is infused with antioxidants that help fight wrinkles.
Lay Bare isn’t just about you staying hair-free—they also make sure that your skin is whiter, softer, and smoother. This is what they call “Bare Ready”—having total confidence about the skin in your sensitive areas and being ready to bare yourself! Say goodbye to ugly, wrinkly chicken skin!
Apart from the benefits of Lay Bare’s Thorough Care, another important thing for me is how tolerable the procedure is. It’s not something that I dread, because I know my threshold can endure it. I also love how they really take care of you, even after you’re done with your session—by constantly reminding you of the do’s and don’ts.
Lay Bare has branches all over Metro Manila, so it’s super convenient no matter where you live. For a complete list of branches or for more information, you can visit their website at www.lay-bare.com or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.