Beauty bars for (almost) pain-free hair removal in Toronto

Removing unwanted body hair is no pleasure cruise, but some experiences can be more uncomfortable than others. Whether you’re looking for waxing, sugaring or laser hair removal, these Toronto beauty bars aim to make personal grooming as pain-free as possible.

Fuzz Wax Bar

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701 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E6

Get bathing suit ready in a flash at this streamlined waxing studio with locations in the Annex and on Queen West. Devout fans rave about the salon’s high quality hair removal services that are performed with speed and precision and at an affordable price point. The wax bar also offers facial threading and carries a line of skin-soothing pre- and post- wax products such as exfoliating scrubs, numbing creams and Merben dry brushes designed to help remove ingrown hairs. If you plan to wax on the regular, sign up for a monthly membership for discounts on services and members-only perks.

Gee Beauty

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2 Roxborough St W, Toronto, ON M5R 1T8

This upscale Yorkville beauty boutique offers a range of waxing services for the entire body (arms, legs, stomach and back) but specializes in unique designs for your down-below detailing. You name it and these professional estheticians will make it happen. Why not surprise your partner with a professionally polished landing strip, a cutesy heart or an intimate initial. Repeat customers can sign up for the Gee Beauty Marks rewards program and earn points on every dollar spent to use towards future services.

Sugar Moon Salon

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4-1509 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 5C3

The experts at this unique skin care studio use a variety of hair-removal techniques for men and women seeking a smooth surface area. As an alternative to regular hot wax, ask about sugaring services. The ancient Egyptian method of hair removal is performed with a sugar paste made with sugar, lemon and water; the all-natural material is 100 per cent biodegradable and an ideal alternative for those who suffer from sensitive skin. The studio also offers Nufree (a botanical, anti-bacterial hair-removal system) and hair-removal treatments with a Soprano XL laser.

Mankind Grooming Studio for Men

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477 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3E7

Take care of all of your manscaping needs at this award-winning men’s grooming studio with locations on Richmond Street West and at Yonge and Eglinton. The ultra-modern barber shop offers a variety of waxing services — including brows, back, chest, arms and legs — designed exclusively for gents. For a tidier look below the belt, daring dudes clean up with a “manzilian” or opt for a full “brozillian” for a totally smooth look from front to back. Book your waxing service a-la-carte or as part of a full-service grooming package, which includes an old-school straight razor shave.

Aroma Waxing Clinic

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2028 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z9

Wax, sugar or laser your unwanted hair away at this fast and affordable beauty salon on Bloor Street West. The salon caters to men, women and teens with a variety of hair removal options for face and body. Visit on Tuesdays and Wednesday for 15 per cent off all waxing services and save even more with pre-paid or unlimited wax cards. The easy online booking system makes things quick and simple. Don’t forget to check the website for seasonal specials and packages to combine your waxing services with other spa treatments.

Waxon Waxbar

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766 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H4

Men and women can go hair-free from tip to toe at this full-service waxing bar with locations across the city. The trendy spot has all the convenience and speed of a walk-in salon but with a chic spa-like atmosphere. Waxologistis use a combination of soft and hard waxes depending on your skin type and hair removal needs. Frequent waxing clients can opt for a pre-purchased bar tab or an unlimited annual membership. Visit during the happy hour promotional period (15 per cent off on Mondays and Tuesdays between 2 and 4 p.m.) and ask about special discounts for students.

Civello

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887 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2H2

This Toronto hair salon might be known for its high-end cut and colour services, but stylists are also on hand to remove unwanted hair and train wayward eyebrows. The Rosedale location offers everything from a quick and easy brow wax to a full body smoothing session. The gentle process involves two different types of plant-based wax, essential oils and soothing products to reduce redness. As an added bonus, guests receive a complimentary make up touch up after an eyebrow wax.

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