Choose from Six Options
- $99 for six EpilFree hair-reduction sessions on a small area (up to $240 value)
- $239 for six EpilFree hair-reduction sessions on a medium area (up to $900 value)
- $339 for six EpilFree hair-reduction sessions on a large area (up to $2,160 value)
- $139 for nine EpilFree hair-reduction sessions on a small area (up to $360 value)
- $289 for nine EpilFree hair-reduction sessions on a medium area (up to $1,350 value)
- $389 for nine EpilFree hair-reduction sessions on a large area (up to $3,240 value)
An EpilFree session involves three steps. First, wax is used to remove unwanted hair from the follicle. Then, an Activator lotion is applied to open the follicles. Finally, a Toner Gel is massaged into the follicles so that its natural ingredients can inhibit the growth of more hair. The series of 8–12 sessions is typically needs to effectively reduce hair, and EpilFree is suitable for all hair and skin types. See a list of valid treatment areas.
Hair Growth: It’s Just a Phase
Waxing works because the hair on our body grows differently than the hair on our heads. Check out Groupon’s guide to hair growth to learn the science behind strands.
Hair varies in thickness and length across our body, from the head’s massive jungle to the knuckles’ tiny brambles. But regardless of where it is, each strand of hair cycles through three phases: anagen, also known as the active growth phase; catagen, or transitional phase; and telogen, or resting phase. During the growth phase, a new hair shaft sprouts from a follicle as its cells rapidly divide and grow upward, forming tightly packed bundles rich with keratin protein. Next, the transition phase kicks in for about two to three weeks, during which growth stops and the outer root sheath shrinks, anchoring the hair to the follicle as it enters the final phase. At that point, the follicle lies dormant until the hair is shed and the cycle begins again.
Not all hair grows at the same rate. On the scalp, hair grows about 6 inches per year, with each strand spending about two to six years in the active phase. Meanwhile, hair on the arms, legs, eyelids, and eyebrows actively grows for a much shorter period—only about 30–45 days—and spends more time in the resting phase, which is why waxing these areas helps curb unwanted hair growth. Humans need removal methods such as waxing because we don’t shed our hair all at once like other mammals; our hair-growth cycles are random and staggered, whereas other animals’ cycles are mostly synchronized.