The Best Waxing Salons in Toronto
The 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.
Writing by Tracy Barbero. Lead photo by stillsinflux in the blogTO Flickr pool
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 »
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 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 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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »