Waxing battle heating up in Leslieville
Is Leslieville about to be the most hairless neighbourhood in the city? It seems odd that a hotbed for young families would see an explosion of wax bars, but thanks to aggressive expansion by three local hair-removal chains, that's exactly what's happening.
First was the Leslieville location of the Ten Spot, which moved from its former location at Greenwood to a new spot at 916 Queen St. East this fall. In mid-December, Waxon Wax Bar opened on Queen East - one of three new locations in the Summerhill wax bar's portfolio. Bringing up the rear is Fuzz Wax Bar, which is set to add a Leslieville shop, their third, sometime this winter.
It seems like an awful lot of waxing shops for one neck of the woods. Is Leslieville just really into pro hair removal (I guess it is a time-saver)? Or might it just be a handy way to get a Queen St. address without paying Queen West rent?
Either way, these spots may be different enough to live in smooth, smooth harmony. The Ten Spot has a menu that spans facials, brow tinting and threading, manicures and pedicures; Fuzz does waxing services almost exclusively, with the notable exception of, and I can't believe I'm about to type this, a brand-new "vajacial" procedure. Their pricing (particularly their "member" pricing for frequent visitors) is a bit lower than Waxon's, which prides itself on a "high-end" atmosphere.
Bonus: All of them cater to everybody looking to get de-fuzzed, regardless of gender. Prepare for an Aleve shortage to happen in Leslieville real, real soon.
Photo via Ten Spot Leslieville on Facebook.
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