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Fuzz Wax Bar

Posted by Robyn Urback / Posted on March 11, 2012

Fuzz Wax BarFuzz War Bar is to waxing what Blo is to dries or Doll Bar is to extensions. The new, trendy Queen West spot does waxing, and only waxing.

Fuzz Wax BarOwners Jessica Frampton and Florence Gaven have watched the waxing bar trend grow in Europe, and finally decided to open their own business here in Toronto. "When we saw a couple of bars opening in Vancouver," Frampton tells me, "well, that really lit a fire under our asses."

Fuzz Wax BarThe pair met shortly after Gaven moved to Toronto from France. She asked Frampton for a recommendation on where to get a wax, surprised by the prices in the city and lack of wax-only operations. The few places she did try just didn't meet her standards. "You just can't justify the amount of money you're spending," Gaven says. "We realized Toronto was missing out on a concept."

Fuzz Wax BarSo Gaven and Frampton began looking at market trends, eventually with the intention of opening Toronto's first wax bar. The women are not estheticians, but simply, "clients of the industry for years," which is arguably more important. "We don't do that awkward doggie style position," Frampton says, something that frequent recipients of the Brazilian wax might understand. "And we really try to be efficient; in and out, for the woman on the go."

Fuzz Wax BarFrampton says Fuzz's Brazilians, for example, take about 25 minutes. "We've done some research," she says, "and some company policies say to keep you in the chair for 40 minutes or more so that you feel like you're getting your money's worth." Not here. The three estheticians on the team also all employ the same techniques, so walk-ins shouldn't be wary about a wax from someone they haven't had before. And most of the waxes are performed used hard wax, with the exception of some large-area waxes (i.e. full legs) where the esthetician might also use strips.

Fuzz Wax BarThe bar is full-service (that includes vajazzling, but here it goes by the slightly less cringe-inducing name of "body bling") and caters to both men and women. "We wanted to make this place as unisex as possible," Frampton says. "Our boyfriends tell us if it starts to look too girly in here." The prices at Fuzz are pretty reasonable — $15 for brows, $20 for half-legs, and $45 for Brazilian, for example — but are definitely improved upon through one of the shop's three membership packages. The Fuzz Fanatic package is one option, and includes any three waxes for $55.

Fuzz Wax BarWhile you'll have to venture down the street for anything nails or hair (hair on your head, that is), Fuzz does have plenty of after-wax care products tips for extending the time between visits. Your move, Vancouver.

Fuzz Wax BarFuzz Wax BarPhotos by Morris Lum

Discussion

38 Comments

DC / March 12, 2012 at 09:48 am
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Business model: They're doing it in Vancouver so we're going to do it here.
Skippy / March 12, 2012 at 10:43 am
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How about a review of the actual services provided by the establishment? Anyone get a brazillian from there?
Christina / March 12, 2012 at 11:15 am
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Not a first for Toronto, they already have Brow House on Queen. While I have never been I know that they have been around for over a year, well before this place opened. But I am sure they like to think they are the first... www.thebrowhouse.com
Maxer / March 12, 2012 at 11:21 am
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So how many years of experience do these girls have not being certified estheticians?
LA / March 12, 2012 at 11:22 am
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Yeah, I agree a review would be nice! Also, judging by the map, they seem to be pretty close to 10 Spot, where IMO, they do some pretty great waxing themselves. As a longtime waxing "expert", I'll have to try this spot out!!
beentheredonethat / March 12, 2012 at 11:50 am
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I'm a fuzz faithful member. I'm delighted by the prices and how sweet the girls are. The place is clean and I like how they are quick! I previously went to the 10 Spot and loved it too but it's just too pricey compared to Fuzz! Erica at the 10 spot will always be my favorite but the girls at Fuzz come pretty close!
bubblina / March 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm
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As a long time waxer, these ladies sound like they know what they're talking about on all fronts (price point, wax type etc) PS. thebrowhouse specializes in EYEBROWS, not full-body waxing...plus their owner is overbearing, too 40 minutes to do my brows which didn't need much work and it's ridiculously overpriced. Good luck to Fuzz - I'll def try them out.
Lovetowax replying to a comment from Christina / March 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm
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I think the brow house just focuses on eyebrows.
SamuraiRonin / March 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm
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Their 3 estheticians are certified and each have like 10 years experience. The owners are not the estheticians. This place is pretty awesome. I'm always so intimidated and awkward going into other places like the Ten Spot. But not at Fuzz. Got my chest and back done. It was super quick and painless. I got the fuzz fan membership which made my waxing even cheaper.
I highly recommend!
Moi / March 12, 2012 at 01:44 pm
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LOL......my name is "SamuraiRonin" and I approve this message....LOLOLOL plant
Michelle / March 12, 2012 at 02:30 pm
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Great concept! Very excited to try them out.
realtalk / March 12, 2012 at 05:01 pm
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Do they do men too?
alice / March 12, 2012 at 05:58 pm
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i'm actually looking at their pricelist, and it's actually really reasonable. eyebrows are $15 rather than browhouse's crazy ill deserved $25.
lizzy / March 12, 2012 at 09:06 pm
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I can't wait to try this place out. Been looking for a place that is CLEAN and has reasonable prices. Done.
Dr. Gram Are / March 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm
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There is a typo in the first sentence of this profile.
gregory / March 12, 2012 at 10:54 pm
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Can't wait to paint some new dwarfs and knights to battle at this new War Bar! Nerds converge!!!!
Princess Galliana replying to a comment from gregory / March 13, 2012 at 08:53 am
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I'm your natural 20 baby.
Amy / March 13, 2012 at 02:45 pm
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Very interested but undeniably alarmed by "the women are not estheticians, but simply, "clients of the industry for years," which is arguably more important."

I'm not getting butchered by someone who's learned from in between her legs!

Seriously, I require a trained esthetician.
jordan replying to a comment from Amy / March 13, 2012 at 05:25 pm
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Went there for a bikini wax, it was great. And someone already mentioned this but the owners are not the estheticians! They just own the business. The esthetician I had was Tasha and she has been waxing for 10 years. So no worries on that front, she was fantastic and super fast. Barely hurt and their hard wax changed my world.
Samantha / March 13, 2012 at 10:04 pm
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I went. Waxing will never be like going to the spa or a hairdresser, so I was relieved when i experienced Fuzz Waxbar's efficiency, relative painless approach, and inexpensive menu.
Go Fuzz :)
quoted / March 14, 2012 at 12:44 am
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Here, from the article to clear up if the people actually doing the waxing are estheticians: "The three estheticians on the team also all employ the same techniques, so walk-ins shouldn't be wary about a wax from someone they haven't had before. And most of the waxes are performed used hard wax, with the exception of some large-area waxes (i.e. full legs) where the esthetician might also use strips."
Afraid / March 14, 2012 at 09:26 am
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I have never had my cooch waxed before. Would a place like this take me in? Do I need to shave my cooter beforehand? How does it work?
Joel / March 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm
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Great looking shop! Congratulations, and welcome to the neighborhood. :)
Sarah Q / March 22, 2012 at 02:29 pm
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I went to fuzz wax bar last week and it was great! quick and easy!
Tina Z / March 26, 2012 at 02:30 pm
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Overall poor. Finally tried Fuzz and it simply wasn't as good as the place down the street where I go. Maybe because they're new/inexperienced? Also, so let me get this straight I have to go to this place for a wax, and then find somewhere else for a manicure? Thumbs down. All sizzle, no steak!
pennyt / March 31, 2012 at 06:32 pm
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Tina Z didn't enjoy her perianal waxing I guess...
Tina Z / April 5, 2012 at 03:13 pm
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If Fuzz was my only option I wouldn't be going that often.
Jane / April 11, 2012 at 03:47 pm
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Went for a lip and brow wax, don't think I will be going back. I wasn't happy with the shape of my brows and didn't particularly enjoy the girl who did it. Turn the music down a smidge and at least close the door when I am laying down on the table.

Anyone know a good place to go for threading??
Michelle / June 1, 2012 at 01:16 pm
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I just returned from my first ever visit to Fuzz and am super impressed. I had time on lunch so I called to ask if they had time for a drop-in. 10 minutes later I was there, 10 minutes after that I was out with a perfect wax. The front desk staff are friendly and the esthetician who did the waxing was really nice and super efficient - I've never had a wax that fast, but it didn't feel rushed. It was my first time with hard wax (ie. the wax hardens and they pull it off, no cloth strip) and I barely felt a thing. It's a no-frills kind of place but it's nice and clean. If I weren't moving out of the neighborhood I would seriously consider their membership option.
Tony Nero / July 13, 2012 at 06:06 pm
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checked out Fuzz Wax Bar,Great job ladies. Only had 20 mins.
I was out in 10. Very Happy Cheers to Fuzz Wax Bar.
G-Knee replying to a comment from Michelle / July 29, 2012 at 01:41 pm
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Michelle - BEST eyebrow thread, hands down is Angela Beauty Parlor on 1608 Gerrard St. E. (right by Gerrard and Coxwell). I only get my eyebrows done there, so I don't know about other services. $3.00...so you can tip well. Love them.
angie replying to a comment from sarah / August 6, 2012 at 10:04 pm
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This "sarah" has written the identical comment on all of the top waxing salons on BlogTO. Sounds like someone's spamming... I'll be disregarding this bullshit.
K. / September 25, 2012 at 03:17 pm
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Didn't get all the hair. My skin has been having a hard time healing. Awkward esthetician. Never again!
Dee replying to a comment from Jane / November 25, 2012 at 11:10 pm
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Yes, best threading from Anu in Ajax, search anu the eyebrow threading lady. She's far but worth it for sure!! Read her reviews on goldbook and you'll see why I chose her.
IloveTo / November 30, 2012 at 06:23 pm
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I have been to fuzz many times now and I think it's a great concept. The girls know exactly what they're doing. Brazolians take 7 minutes and are easy and comfortable. The place is clean, everyone is super nice. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a new place to try
Collette / November 22, 2013 at 07:53 pm
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I see Vanessa at Fuzz for brazilian she is awesome! She gets me in and out in as little time as possible (really, who wants to spend more time on a brazilian then they have to?) and always does a great job! Its no FUSS waxing at Fuzz and thats all I want.
stef / May 23, 2014 at 01:37 pm
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Hi saw Brittany at Fuzz Wax Bar for a full leg and BIKINI and brows. She did a horrible job. The bikini line wasn't even and I had to get my brows reshaped somewhere else. I felt rushed out of there and really just a number. Would not recommend this place at all.

AS / July 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm
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I have been going monthly to Fuzz for over two years, actually since it opened, and have never had a bad experience. I have recommended it to many of my friends, who also continue to go. The prices are fair, it is really quick, and super clean. Highly recommend.

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