Shwe Tan - 01279 939 062

Open 7 days a week and until 9:30pm weeknights


Welcome to Harlow's Leading Waxing Salon!

Waxing is available 7 days a week here at Shwe, and you can even book with our Waxing Specialist Mia (below) as late as 9pm on weeknights!

We guarantee you'll receive the best wax you've ever had!

You'll leave hair free and will see that waxing can actually be a treat instead of a chore when you're in the hands of true professionals.

We're most famous for our Intimate Waxing Treatments - Hollywood and Brazilian Waxing.

A Hollywood Wax leaves you completely bare*. Totally bald! All the pubic hair is removed including from the labia (lips) and bum area.

A Brazilian Wax is where only a strip of hair remains*. All the hair from the labia (lips) and bum area* is removed. A ‘landing’ strip or small triangle is left on the bikini area.

*If you require a Buttocks or Naval Wax, we offer these as additional services

It's really important to us that we can give you the best possible results from your treatment, so please take the time to read our pre-waxing instructions below, so you know everything you need to do before you come in to see us.

Before your first Treatment:

Make sure you've left your hair to grow long enough to pinch (this is usually around 4 weeks)

Moisturise and exfoliate your skin regularly before your appointment. This will make sure any ingrowing hairs are above the skin, so they get removed during your wax.

Do Not:
Use a sun bed or expose yourself to sunlight for 24 hours prior to your treatment
Fake tan - this should be done 24 hours after your wax
Shave 4 weeks before your wax

Getting to know your Wax

There are 2 types of wax - Warm Wax (sometimes referred to as Strip Wax), is spread on your skin in the direction the hair is growing. A waxing strip is then placed on top and firmly pressed down, this is then removed by pulling the strip in the opposite direction of the hair growth. This is perfect for leg waxing, arm waxing, back waxing, and brows.

Then there is Hot wax, which is applied against the hair growth. It is left to cool for a minute then the end is pulled up and the wax is removed in the opposite direction of the hair growth. This more suited for sensitive areas such as bikini, underarm, lip and chin.

Your Therapist will choose the best wax for you however, if you have any preferences or have sensitive skin, please discuss this with your Therapist before your treatment begins.


Under Arms
Lip & Chin
Buttocks Wax
Face Wax
Hairline Wax
Eyebrows & Lip
Eyebrows, Lip & Chin
Eyebrow Wax & Tint
High Bikini
Lower Arm
Full Arm
Half Leg
Three Quarter Leg
Full Leg

Waxing for Men

Lower Arm
Full Arm
Back Wax
Chest Wax
Chest & Stomach Wax
Full Leg Wax

After your Treatment:

Do Not:

  • Have hot baths or showers for 24 hours
  • Use a sun bed or expose yourself to sunlight for 24 hours
  • Avoid excessive perspiration for 24 hours (running, gym etc)
  • No fake tan, or deodorant for 24 hours
  • No shaving in-between waxes


  • Exfoliate the area regularly in between waxes
  • Moisturise daily
  • Rebook your appointment within 4 weeks
  • Tell your friends about us and enjoy feeling gorgeous!

Sorry, it's not for you if...

  • If you are on any Acne medication or Roaccutane
  • If you are using anti aging or skin thinning products (for facial waxing)
  • If you have been exposed to UV rays within the last 12 hours
  • If you are sun burnt
  • If you are diabetic (you need to arrange a patch test)
  • If you are allergic to oils
  • If you've have had a c-section in the last 6 weeks (for any type of Binkini / intimate Wax)

Waxing FAQ

I have never had an Intimate Wax before, what can I expect?

Most importantly, please don't be nervous! Our team at Shwe are totally professional and you are in safe hands. Prior to your treatment you will be asked to fill in a consultation form (this helps us to keep a record of your treatment and find out if you have any allergies).

Next, you will be shown to one of our three private treatment rooms where your Therapist will explain to you which items of clothes need to be removed and where you need to lay on the treatment bed.

Your Therapist will leave the room while you get undressed and you'll be left some hygenic wipes to frenshen up with before your Threapsit starts your treatment.

She will also leave you a towel to put over your middle area when you lay on the bed.

Your Therapist will then knock on the door to check you are ready before she comes in and your treatment will begin.

Can I wear my underwear during an intimate waxing treatment?

You can, BUT it’s easier for the therapist if you don’t. That way, we can make sure that all hairs have been removed and if doing a Brazilian, the landing strip is nice and neat and straight. If you are thinking about leaving your underwear on because you feel embarrassed, then PLEASE don’t! If you do leave your underwear on, it makes the treatment more of a difficult and longer process, and we cannot guarantee that all hair is removed.

How long should I let my hair grow before my first wax?

For best results and a virtually pain free wax we recommend a regular wax of every 4 weeks. It all depends on how fast your hair grows.

What do I need to do to prepare my skin for Waxing?

Our recommendation is to exfoliate the areas you have waxed regularly in between your visits to the salon / the run up to your next wax. Keep your skin well moisturised before and after waxing.

Does waxing hurt?

When you book in with our Waxing Specialists you'll see that waxing can actually be a treat instead of a chore when you're in the hands of true professionals.

For best results and a virtually pain free wax we recommend a regular wax of every 4 weeks, it all depends on how fast your hair grows.

If you can avoid being waxed in the run up to your period then do so, as you may be more sensitive, and avoid caffeine on the day of your wax!

How long will my treatment last?

Waxing is a semi-permanent method of hair removal; it removes the hair from the root. New hairs will not grow back on previously waxed areas for 2 to 6 weeks.

So what makes Shwe's 'Waxperts' Wax different?

This new flexible hot wax system is revolutionary and unlike other hot wax, because it is flexible it does not crack or break, the wax is applied and as it dries it shrinks around the hair and lifts it up from the follicle, when it sets it is simply peeled off and that's it you're done! It's great for getting to grips with short stubborn hair and has a much lower melting point than other hot waxes so it is especially good for anyone with the most sensitive of skin.
The cleanser contains chamomile for its antiseptic and disinfectant properties, Lavender for its anti-inflammatory soothing and calming qualities. The pre wax oil attaches to the hairs and not the skin and creates a protective barrier preparing the skin for waxing. It also contains a lightweight Lavender base oil for a calming and soothing treatment. The post wax oil is a heavy weight Lavender based oil which soothes and moisturises as well as leaving a smooth finish and helps to prevent in growing hairs in between waxes.

What if I'm on my period? Can I still have an Intimate wax?

Your Therapist will wear gloves throughout your treatment. So long as you are wearing a fresh and clean tampon, and you inform your Therapist at the start of your treatment, then there is no reason why we cannot carry out your wax for you. The only reason why you may consider rescheduling your intimate wax is because some people find it more sensitive during that time of the month.

When can I not have a Wax carried out?

If any of the below apply to you, we regret that we will be unable to carry out your Waxing Treatment:

· Hyper sensitive skin

· Infectious skin diseases

· Diabetes

· Sunburn or heat rash

· Cuts or abrasions to the area

· Allergies to the products

· Operations or recent scar tissue to the area

· Varicose veins

· Broken bones affecting the treatment

· Severe bruising

· If you've have had a c-section in the last 6 weeks (for any type of Bikini / intimate Wax)

· If you have HIV/AIDs

My skin is very Sensitive will this be OK for me?

Our Waxing products are perfect for sensitive skin. However, even those who don't have sensitive skin can expect a little redness sometimes, but our wax contains essential oil extracts from chamomile and lavender to calm and soothe the skin.

If you are at all worried then please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or arrange to have a complimentary patch test 24-48 hours before your treatment.

How do we keep our waxing hygienic?

We pride ourselves with having the number one rule of NO DOUBLE DIPPING!

Here at Shwe, we would never re-use a spatula. The spatula goes into the wax, onto your skin and in the bin! Therapists also make sure that gloves are always worn, and each client is given a clean towel.