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The Best Waxing Salons in Toronto

Posted by Guest Contributor / July 13, 2012

best waxing torontoThe best waxing salons in Toronto are devoid of the uncomfortable, embarrassing, awkward and/or painful mess that waxing is traditionally known, and reviled, for. Although there may be hair removal services at virtually every corner of the block, some stand out more than others for their professional and reliable wax jobs.

With that said, the best waxing salons generally have that go-to esthetician who gets rid of that unwanted stubble as cleanly and efficiently as possible, in a relaxed and friendly environment (because let's face it, no one enjoys disrobing in front of a complete stranger).

Here are the best waxing salons in Toronto.

See also:

The best spas in Toronto
The best spa to get a facial in Toronto
The best manicure in Toronto
Cheap manicure pedicure bars in Toronto

Writing by Tracy Barbero. Lead photo by stillsinflux in the blogTO Flickr pool

Waxon Waxbar

Waxon Waxbar

Summerhill's newest wax-only spa, Waxon Waxbar, is ultramodern and chic. The wax bar's list of services is among the most extensive in town, providing a combination of all-natural hard and soft wax suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Men, too, can keep up with the manscaping trends with a full service menu that includes facial, body and "the Speedo" grooming. Facial waxing starts at $11, while below the belt starts at $15. More »

Fuzz Wax Bar

Fuzz Wax Bar

The waxologists at Fuzz Wax Bar get down to business with their simple yet sophisticated space. No frills, no fuss, just straight-up attention to the fuzz. An a la carte menu is available to tame those unruly hairs (using hard wax), but membership options (from $15/month to $55/month) are available for frequent waxers, which include discounts on retail products, monthly perks, a free birthday wax and more. More »

The Ten Spot

The Ten Spot

The Ten Spot is a funky beauty bar with locations in Queen West, Leslieville and Bloor West that offers more than 15 different waxing services, including the signature "Brazilian" wax ($55) for women and "Manzilian" ($75) for men. Waxing services are pricey compared to others, but they have a loyalty card for regulars to collect points towards free services. More »

Aroma Clinic and Spa

Aroma Clinic and Spa

Aroma Clinic and Spa uses a locally made cream-based organic wax for all body and facial areas. If the prices weren't cheap already (think $5 for a lip wax) you can save an additional 15% on certain days of the week. Wait, there's more! First time waxers take note that your first visit's lip, underarm or bikini wax is on the house. More »

Sugarmoon

Sugarmoon

For an all-natural, environmentally safe alternative to waxing, Sugarmoon on the Danforth does it best through its "sugaring" method for removing hair. The 100% biodegradable paste of sugar, lemon and water is the salon's chosen formula for all skin types, which provides a gentler exfoliation without the post-wax burn. Prices range from $12 for the upper lip to $142 for full body with Brazilian. Manscaping services are also available. More »

Gee Beauty

Gee Beauty

Gee Beauty devotees flock to this swanky Rosedale skincare studio. The Gee women (mother Miriam and daughters Natalie and Celene) address all hair removal concerns, which run the gamut from "down below" detailing (between $40 and $60) to site specific areas for maintenance such as the underarms ($25). Men, too, are treated like movie stars with grooming options like the "Sean Connery" and the "Tyler Durden." More »

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley

A converted historic building in Little Italy is home to Lily of the Valley, an unpretentious and friendly space with attentive staff serious about hair removal. Estheticians Peggy and Miria use a tea tree oil wax to help ease some of the discomfort while waxing. Prices start at $14 for the upper lip, and legs start at $30. More »

Ritual

Ritual

Popular with the after-work King West crowd, Ritual is the spot for your overall beauty upkeep or quick pick-me-up. The estheticians here use Azulene cream waxes for a more gentle yet effective hair removal. Prices start at $15 for eyebrows to $90 for full leg with Brazilian. Ritual also takes care of the guys, with chest or back hair removal starting at $30. More »

Camden Spa

Camden Spa

Tucked away from bustling Queen West, this bright and welcoming boutique is as zen as a busy downtown spa can get. Loyal clients go to Camden Spa for its superb facial and skin treatments, and waxing services are no different (ranging from $10 for the feet and toes to $55 for a full Brazilian). Men need not feel left out here, as chest and stomach waxing are among the grooming options. More »

Discussion

51 Comments

Monique / July 13, 2012 at 11:50 am
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WaxOn is amazing. I highly recommend Angie or Giovanna as they are quick and get the job done with the least amount of pain.
MrsP. / July 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm
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Fuzz is TERRIBLE.
Amateur girls doing the quick half asses wax jobs.
TERRIBLE!
Jenn / July 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm
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Great post! I use to go to Ten Spot, but recently switched to Fuzz. Despite what others think, their great! I've been waxed by two of the girls there and they both have 5+ years waxing experience. Congrats Fuzz! xo
lindsay / July 13, 2012 at 01:14 pm
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Yeah! Waxon does a really great service and the staff is super friendly and professional! Excited that they took the top spot!!! Guess I better prebook my appointments, they are going to get even busier!
Yamini / July 13, 2012 at 01:27 pm
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I highly recommend Effetto Donna at Bay/Bloor. It's cheap, but professional. The women are great and really know what they're doing.
Dee replying to a comment from Monique / July 13, 2012 at 02:00 pm
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I had the WORST experience at Waxon. It was the most painful experience, with lots of ingrown hairs, and I even severely bruised. Horrible. Awful. Would never go back.
Claudia / July 13, 2012 at 03:32 pm
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I swear by Erica at the 10spot. She is quick but so thorough and somehow it doesn't hurt half as much as anywhere else. Erica is EXCELLENT and the 10spot is the greatest - clean, full service and the most amazing customer service. They even have a rewards program and online scheduling! Highly recommend both Erica and the 10spot.
Caroline / July 13, 2012 at 03:53 pm
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I am a repeat customer @Fuzz. I have had two brazilians and they were both quick and well done. Ask for Jessica.
W. K. Lis / July 13, 2012 at 04:13 pm
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Wax on. Wax off.
mmmarce / July 13, 2012 at 05:05 pm
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After going home sticky from waxing, I switched to sugaring (at Sugar Moon). Never looked back. Hurts less, I was irritated for less time, fewer ingrown hairs. That stuff (and the salon) is awesome.
Erica / July 14, 2012 at 01:42 pm
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I've been going to 10 Spot for waxings and never had a bad experience. Unfortunately I'm trying to stick to a budget now so I found a cheaper waxer in Koreatown: Julia's Esthetics. Found her on Yelp, nothing but great reviews.
Steph / July 15, 2012 at 04:40 pm
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I swear by Monica and Erica at The Waxing Clinic in the Annex (across from Honest Ed's). They did my first brazilian, and I've been to others and keep going back. Oh, did I mention it's $35 if you go regularly?
E / July 15, 2012 at 06:54 pm
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I've been a loyal 10 Spot customer for over a year now and absolutely LOVE it there. They do great brazillians and their combination of hard and soft wax makes the experience slightly more bearable. I recently tried Waxon and regretted it immensely. While the facilities are obviously beautiful and the approach is similar to that of the 10 spot (hard + soft wax, fun decor), the girl I had seemed VERY inexperienced and left me bloody and bruised (yes, bloody, it was insane). Worst. Experience. EVER. I would never go back. The 10 Spot is expensive but worth every penny.
Chelsea / July 15, 2012 at 07:09 pm
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Oh man, Aroma is the absolute best! I can't say enough good things about them. Mary will have you in and out in 15 minutes, and the rest of the staff are fantastically accommodating and friendly.
Sadie / July 16, 2012 at 06:15 pm
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Nail Sense at Yonge & Blythwood is amazing. There are two girls who do the waxing there and it is so quick and painless. We all know how daunting a Brazilian wax can be, but these ladies (I think their names are Lisa & Thuy) are super friendly, professional and make it a seamless experience. Also, the place is so clean & hygienic. I know it's a bit "north" for blogTO readers, but if you're up in that area and want a really affordable wax, this is definitely the spot.
rachel / July 17, 2012 at 11:41 am
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Once, when the Ten Spot was busy, I ended up at Fuzz. When I came in, the two employees were too busy chatting to notice I had come in, so I got to hear them gossip about/judge the appearance of their last client, and then the distracted employee made a pretty big error during my appointment. Delighful first impressions... I won't go back.
Joey replying to a comment from MrsP. / July 17, 2012 at 05:19 pm
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I agree, Fuzz is a waste of money, although it is convenient. I keep going back for the location, but have been disappointed with the quality of work- broken hairs, missed patches on legs, lack of attention to detail- pretty amateur stuff, plus highly irregular bikini waxes- I never know what "sexy bikini" really means. Do not recommend.

Marrianne / July 21, 2012 at 01:10 pm
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Spa Allure in Bloor West Village is great. It is located inside another salon - so it is easy to miss, but well worth it to go. I have been getting brazillians from the owner, Agnes, for years now and she is the perfect mix of personable and professional. When she first changed locations, I tried a couple other places but never got the same results. She never misses a spot, takes 10 minutes or less, and charges $35 bucks plus tip. Perfect.
Emma / July 21, 2012 at 05:03 pm
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My favorite place for waxing is Esthetic Studio Two at College Park. The best brazilian wax and and the ONLY place I will ever go for waxing! It is fast, affordable ($35), and above all staff is very experienced. The place is spotless, they use disposable wax pots, new for each person.
Zaina / July 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm
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Fuzz is the most amazing waxing salon I have ever been to. I went there to get quite a bit done and was out of there within an hour and it was properly done. No stray hairs were left behind, the esthetician was friendly and knowledgeable and did her best to get every single hair. I would definitely recommend Fuzz to anyone looking for either a quick wax or a long term waxing salon.
Rebecca / July 30, 2012 at 08:53 am
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After a terrible brazilian waxing experince a few years ago that scared me off of waxing, I gave Sugarmoon a try this weekend. I am a sugaring convert - I have really sensitive skin and have only minor irritation, whereas when I got waxed, I had problems just wearing pants for almost a week after. While not pain-free (because how could forcibly tearing the hair out of your privates be pain-free?), the sugar was not too hot, and once the initial pain was gone, there wasn't much in the way of stinging that I experienced with waxing. Erin was also incredibly thorough, which one would hope for given the area. The ladies at Sugarmoon are so nice and incrediblyhelpful, I look forward to using their services regularly from now on.
Sarah / July 31, 2012 at 11:17 pm
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Aroma is amazing! I've been a loyal devotee for a couple of years now and have never had a bad experience. I really value how consistent they are, and the prices are great - especially with 15% off on Tuesdays & Wednesday! Highly recommend.
Sarah. M / August 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm
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Be aware!

Aroma is dirty. Therapists don't wash their hands and do Brazilian wax back to back all day. I know person who used to work there, she warned me some clients complained about infection they got after brazilian wax.
Yes this place is friendly and cheap, but don't forget "you get what you paid for".
Liz replying to a comment from Sarah. M / August 9, 2012 at 07:18 am
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This is, word for word, the same complaint written under a review for waxon.
COSPLAY / September 26, 2012 at 11:55 pm
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I highly recommend Effetto Donna at Bay/Bloor. It's cheap, but professional. The women are great and really know what they're doing.
Aazath / October 5, 2012 at 08:11 am
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It looks like waxing is the best way to remove unwanted hairs from our body and its hot among girls, BTW I was fortunate to find this great article on Brazilian wax at http://bit.ly/Sxo5wV
Tetyana / October 6, 2012 at 11:54 am
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Guy's if you want to have a nice body waxing experience- visit me and compare, especially when you had a bad waxing experience. Remember - everything depend on Who is doing Brazilian or bikini or body waxing and not Were you are doing.
And of course method and what kind of wax you are using for different parts of your body.
Thanks. Http://www.beautysalontoronto.com
See you.
Chloe / October 28, 2012 at 08:16 pm
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I just got back from my first appointment @ Aroma with Margo and I am so thrilled at the results! I have had particularly horrifying, humiliating and painful experiences with unqualified brazilian waxers @ crazybee. As a result, I have a lot of anxiety stripping down and getting on the table. Margo is a PRO! Seriously, she is fast and works with your comfort level. She actually cares about your experience, not just money in the bank. She is thorough and gets everything out, without re-waxing the same areas twice. Seriously, I was so nervous that I was sweating, yet she got me out in 15 mins! On my way out, I made another appointment (since she does get booked up early in advance). If you are looking to save money with crappy strip wax at your nail place, this isn't for you, but I feel that the client experience with Margo was the most professional and pleasant I have ever been a part of! Thanks Margo, you are tres magnifique!
Joy / October 31, 2012 at 04:53 pm
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Have you guys tried the newest place Waxed Wax Bar on Avenue? Great waxing and terrific price!
Tanya Lassen / November 10, 2012 at 01:40 pm
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You can try this place: www.crazybee.ca
I've had treatments with all the girls here and they are all extremely professional. The quickest, cleanest,cheapest brazilian. I've been coming for over three years & would never go anywhere else. Delightful, gorgeous women who always make you feel comfortable- even when you are pregnant!
Chayanne / November 25, 2012 at 01:50 am
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A new spa opened up in the Newmarket area. Sugar Me Spa specializes in Body Sugaring (Waxing hair removal), Female Brazilian, Eyebrow Sugaring, Anti Aging Facials and Body Treatments, Body Scrubs, Massages, Nail Services, Make-up, Therabath Paraffin, as well as infrared sauna treatments.
Shamim Reza / January 15, 2013 at 12:20 pm
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http://glitz-n-glamouronline.com/
Yes, There is the real world, the imaginary world, and there is the Internet where the imagiary can become real and all lines get blurred. This was so well written and the scenerio has played itself out on almost a daily basis.
Shamim Reza / January 15, 2013 at 12:22 pm
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Yes.Great writing, as always. I love the ideas this brings up about what it is that we do here (especially now that OS seems to be back up and running!), who we really are.
M replying to a comment from Claudia / January 19, 2013 at 11:04 am
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Is Erica still at the 10 Spot?
Candy / February 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm
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I want to get Vajazzled for Valentine's Day I want a clean Brazilian. I'm going to try the water waxing with Sara at Eco Organic Spa. I heard it's always fresh and never shared, warm but not scalding hot, no sticky residue and most importantly not as painful as traditional waxing. The ingredients are natural and you can even eat it...before of course. hahaha sweet!
Beth Bardon / March 9, 2013 at 01:50 pm
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I am surprised that more people don't know about Effetto Donna. It is by far the best Brazilian wax spot in Toronto. I have been to a few different places and have never been happy. I was recommended to this spot a couple of years ago and I am super happy. They are professional and friendly. The offer disposable panties to all their clients, they wear gloves and use disposable spatulas (they never double dip). And the best part is that they are fast I am always in and out in under 15 minutes. $35 is a great price as a bonus!!!!
Me / March 9, 2013 at 02:20 pm
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An entire industry because Porn has convinced women they should look like 8 year old girls. HAHAHAAA!
Adoniea Bilissis / March 9, 2013 at 02:31 pm
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I have been coming to Effeto Donna for Brazilian waxes for about two years best services in Toronto! Worth checking it out very professional, clean, knowledgable and amazing customer service! Can't find that often in Toronto.
Alex replying to a comment from Me / March 9, 2013 at 03:11 pm
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Amen to that! I used to think I had to get all the hair off, though I never had it waxed. Now, I just trim and keep things neat. There's a reason hair grows where it does. Enough with the wanting to look pre-pubescent.
Me replying to a comment from Alex / March 9, 2013 at 04:27 pm
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If women do it to please a guy, they might want to question WHY because there is something of the pedophile in guys that want women bald there.
Vanessa replying to a comment from Caroline / March 12, 2013 at 03:58 pm
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Hey Caroline,
Was just reading this article and saw your comment about Jessica. I agree she was the best waxer at fuzz. She relocated to Waxed Wax Bar and even though I live downtown I make the trip up Avenue for my monthly brazilians and they are cheaper at Waxed so it ends up being worth it!
It's at avenue and melrose, check it out.
Leo / March 13, 2013 at 05:10 pm
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I've never tried other waxing bars so I don't have anything to compare to but I went to waxed wax bar on avenue road and I had the best brazilian wax. Not that painful. Quick. She was very nice and professional. After I got my eyebrows done. That was a waste of money. Very expensive and no better or worse and anywhere else. I'll go back for brazilians but not eyebrows.
Alex replying to a comment from M / May 22, 2013 at 05:17 pm
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She is! And she by far, the best :) Be sure to book ahead of time though! She books up fast!
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Lily / September 5, 2013 at 03:45 pm
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Waxon Waxbar was my best experience with waxing, EVER! The waxbar is clean, modern and beautiful. All the staff are friendly and approachable; and they all go out of their way to ensure your comfort. Most importantly, I experienced waaaaay less pain with waxing at Waxon than I have other facilities.

I had the Braziliant and full leg wax done by Angie. I highly recommend asking for Angie, as she has lightning quick hands, is knowledgeable and very reassuring... not to mention her technique leaves no stray hairs behind. I will be a loyal client as long as they're in business!!

LOVE YOU WAXON WAXBAR!
Sophia / September 27, 2013 at 01:43 pm
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I have been literally to almost every place listed here, and nothing beats The Ten Spot, especially now that they're in literally like every corner of the city. My fav waxer is at Leslieville, Meg, but since I'm closer to their Roncy shop now I go see Isabel and she rocks!
B / October 9, 2013 at 03:13 pm
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Just went to Waxon for a brazillian after reading most of the reviews here and I have to say I agree with all the good things people are saying. It's a beautiful, spotless space that provides all the extras one could want: online booking, complimentary bottle of water, discounts for multiple advance bookings. Their website is beautifully laid out, very navagatable and explains in detail their policies, the products they use, directions, etc. They will remind you via telephone, e-mail or text of your appointment, which I really appreciate. It's nice to see a company that's so up-to-date on the way we communicate and organize our lives. Price wise, it's very affordable; it's not dirt cheap (which is suspicious anyway) but not ridiculously overpriced, which just offends me. Unlike 10 years ago, a large percentage of women and men get this kind of waxing done and there is no reason to gouge people. Most importantly, the actual service was perfect! Angie is a true professional. She's incredibly fast and clearly knows what she's doing. It's about as painless as a down there waxing is ever going to be. The room was spotless, gloves were used, and the wax itself (both hard and soft) was good quality and a good temperature. I'm going to try Aroma next to compare but I'm very happy with Waxon and will likely be a regular client from now on.
D / October 15, 2013 at 02:44 pm
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Having some trouble finding a good Brazilian waxer that will serve men for a reasonable price (of the few I have found the rates are very high or I've had a bad experience).

Downtown-ish and/or very close to transit would be ideal. Any recommendations?
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