Lay Bare: L.A.'s New Waxing Salon Is on the Rise

"When you see hair, it's time to Lay Bare."

hain is simple and straightforward—the intent is hair removal, and the standard of smoothness is high. Quality is guaranteed at Lay Bare Waxing Salon, which opened in the Philippines over seveb years ago and arrived in Studio City, Los Angeles in summer of 2013. With a network of almost 60 branches, its U.S. locations focused in Los Angeles, the business aims to promote the idea that hair removal shouldn't be hard on the skin or the budget.

As for the skin factor: Lay Bare Waxing Salon is one of the first hair removal specialists in the Philippines to use all-natural ingredients including sugar, honey and calamonai. The body sugaring method eliminates incidents of knicks, cuts or burns. Additionally, Lay Bare employs the "patch technique," wherein hair is removed a small section at a time, decreasing trauma to the skin.

And the budget: Lay Bare offers hair removal services at seriously reasonable prices! Plus, the company offers discounts on online booking as well as a variety of package promotions.


What's on the Menu?

Lay Bare offers both sugaring and threading, with a wide range of services therein:

  • Eyebrows
  • Upper lip
  • Lower lip
  • Face
  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Bikini
  • Brazilian
  • Half leg
  • Full leg

Packages include:

  • Package 1: Includes Brazilian, Full legs, Underarms, Eyebrow Threading
  • Package 2: Includes Brazilian, Half legs, Underarms, Eyebrow Threading
  • Package 3: Includes Bikini, Full legs, Underarms, Eyebrow Threading
  • Package 4: Includes Bikini, Half legs, Underarms, Eyebrow Threading

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To further enhance a relaxing ambiance, Lay Bare goes for an Asian Fusion-inspired/Zen vibe with a lime and bamboo color scheme. Acrylic bead curtains, natural accents, private cubicles and comfortable reclining beds complete the soothing environment.

d cleanliness, with hygiene highly prioritized. Lay Bare's cold wax jelly is individually packaged. Gadgets are sterilized after each use. Gloves are used when administering services, and the staff is trained to abide by the highest standard for cleanliness.


ng Salon is the brainchild of the three Hilario siblings: Fiona, Monique and Paolo. All business graduates, their keen foresign and business acumen were honed from years of training from competitive business schools. It all began when Fiona and Monique tried to satisfy their hair removal needs through the Manila Metro's range of beauty parlors. They experienced lengthy waiting time, uncomfortable beds and the most traumatic encounters—but there was no alternative.

Frustrated with establishments that treated hair removal only as a sideline service, and therefore were not looking to improve their facilities, the sisters finally conceptualized a salon specializing in hair removal alone. The concept behind Lay Bare is a deviation from the mainstream all-around beauty salons. Fiona and Monique wanted to develop a hair removal boutique model, where the salon concentrates on providing a full range of body hair removal services.

Today, Fiona is the chairman of the entire chain. At the onset of operations, Fiona began to manage Lay Bare full-time. Monique oversees Training and Marketing, while Paolo is in charge of Business Development and Information Systems Management. The first Lay Bare salon was opened in Manila, Philippines in June 2006. A second branch shortly followed in just 6 months. We started franchising in 2008 and now have branches all over the Philippines. After opening more than 50 branches nationwide, we decided to put up one here in Studio City, California, and now have a total of 3 in the USA with the opening of Westfield Topanga and Northridge Fashion Center branches.


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