With multiple branches throughout Korea, Catchup Waxing is accessible and convenient for just about everyone. I decided to check out the franchise's Apgujeong location in Seoul, which also happens to be its most luxurious, for a few treatments.
Upon entering, I immediately felt relaxed, which isn't necessarily something typical wax salons, which usually feel clinical and sterile, have the ability to do. After all, getting waxed can be a bit nerve-racking and stressful. But the beautiful wood paneling of Catchup's brow bar, along with the plush treatment rooms, really do create a peaceful atmosphere. The cleanliness, as well, gives one some peace of mind.
I was greeted by an attendant who was at once very friendly and professional. Although she didn't speak much English, she completely understood what I said to her and we kept up a bit of a conversation going in both our languages. During my waxing treatments, the waxologist was very confident, gentle (a must in these situations) and thorough. I was very happy with the results.
And I suppose I shouldn't have expected anything less, as the salon has 15 years experience in body waxing, making Catchup the leading waxing salon in Korea and the exclusive distributor of Lycon, Australia's leading wax brand, known for its ability to nurture the skin leaving it soft and smooth.
They also used a number of products to soothe and neutralize my skin and prevent ingrown hairs and redness. With my history of redness and sensitivity, I was shocked that the redness only lasted about 24 hours. Obviously, this place knows what they're doing so consider them for your waxing needs this summer.
More Information: Catchup Waxing
Address: 589-19 Sinsa-dong Gangnam-gu Seoul
Hours: Daily 10:30am-10pm
Reservation: Call 070-7725-8100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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How to Get There: From exit 3 of Apgujeong Station (Orange Line / Line 3), walk straight for about 5 minutes. After reaching the MiniStop, take a left and continue walking for about 3 minutes. Catchup Waxing will be on your left on the 5th floor just before Tom and Toms cafe.
Disclaimer: Although this post was sponsored by Catchup Waxing, the opinions are, of course, my own.
Words and photos by Mimsie Ladner of Seoul Searching. Content may not be reproduced unless authorized.