If you’re feeling a bit hairy in certain parts, the top waxing salons in Ottawa can get you smooth and hairless in no time!
Today, we’re reviewing some reputable waxing salons with specializations in hair removal for different parts of the body.
In the next section, we’re also going to discuss and compare some of their waxing rates.
How Much Does Waxing Cost in Ottawa?
Most waxing salons offer hair removal services for the face, upper torso, bikini area, and limbs.
The rates are pretty affordable though the hairier you are, the more parts of your body you might want to render smooth and hairless via waxing.
Some salons can also use other tools like threading, sugaring, tweezers, and electrolysis to render certain body parts smoother for longer. Of course, this might mean a bigger invoice at the end of the hair removal session.
If you look at the table below, you’ll see that most of the waxing salons in Ottawa we’re reviewing today have service rates that are pretty similar to each other.
|WAXING SALON||ESTIMATED COST|
|Nova Wax Bar||Eyebrows $16|
Upper lip $10
Half arms $25
Lower legs $30
|Precision Styling||Eyebrows $18|
Upper lip $16
Half arms $25
Lower legs $28
|tBeauty Lounge||Eyebrows $15|
Upper lip $6
Half arms $28
Lower legs $35
Upper lip $10
Half arms $25
Brazilian $42 – $54
Lower legs $27
|Tropix Gal Wax Studio||Bikini $33.90|
Full Arm $50.85
Half Arm $28.45
Full Leg $62.15
Half Leg $33.50
Please note that these rates typically don’t include HSTs and other taxes or fees yet. It’s best to get in touch with the salon first for an assessment.
The Top Waxing Services in Ottawa
Ready to be as smooth as butter? Let’s take a closer look at the top waxing studios in Ottawa that can help you become hair-free.
1. Nova Wax Bar
|SERVICES||Facial, body, full-body waxing for men and women|
|ADDRESS||180 Preston Street 3rd Floor Ottawa, ON K1R 7P9|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday to Friday 10 AM – 8 PM|
Saturdays 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Nova Wax Bar believes that nobody really gets waxed as a form of relaxation. That’s why its owner and team have tried their best to perfect a speedy and near-painless waxing technique for both the face and parts of the body.
The salon’s waxing rates are reasonable for both male and female clients. But because men are typically hairier than women, some of the prices for male waxing are understandably higher than their female counterparts.
Its waxing technicians advise all of its clients to take warm showers before showing up for their waxing appointments to encourage pores to open up. Doing this ensures a smoother and more painless waxing session.
It’s too bad Nova Wax Bar is only open five days a week and is closed every Monday and Sunday. However, the salon tries to make up for it with a 15% discount every Tuesday for all of its waxing services!
See how past clients liked Nova Wax Bar’s services:
“Brenna was super friendly and amazing! I wanted to get my eyebrows shaped for my wedding and she did a phenomenal job. She was very informative with every step she took to make my brows look amazing. My makeup artist on the day of the wedding asked me where I got them done because they looked so good. The place was very inviting and clean. The lady who took the payment was also very nice! The prices are very reasonable. It’s also so easy to book an appointment on their website. Prices are listed online too so it’s no surprise. I highly recommend Nova Wax Bar! I will definitely be a returning customer.” – Anita C.
“Went here for a Brazilian and it was such a good experience. Pretty painless (compared to other experiences), fast and really well done. Super welcoming and makes you feel really comfortable. Also provides aftercare products and tips.” – Emily S.
2. Precision Styling
|SERVICES||Facial and body waxing and sugaring, hair cuts and styles, salon services|
|ADDRESS||Billings Bridge Plaza 2269 Riverside Dr. Ottawa, ON. K1H 8K2|
|CONTACT NUMBER||[email protected] |
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday 11 AM – 7 PM|
Saturdays 11 AM – 6 PM
Closed on Sundays
As a combined spa and beauty salon, Precision Styling’s waxing, sugaring, and threading services fall under its spa umbrella. It’s been around for over three decades and enjoys generally favourable reviews from past clients.
Though it’s not a wax-centric salon, Precision Styling nevertheless offers a comprehensive range of hair removal services for the face and body. It’s just not clear right off the bat if men can avail of the same waxing services as female clients.
A cursory look at its pricelist shows some rates to be a bit higher than other waxing salons’ (though not by much).
But what’s great about Precision Styling is that clients can opt for sugaring, threading, or electrolysis as alternative hair removal methods instead.
Precision Styling offers future clients a complimentary consultation so the staff can assess their beauty and wellness concerns. Its staff can also speak several languages to keep clients comfortable and informed at all times.
Read some client feedback for Precision Styling:
“My daughter recommended Julianne to me and it’s been an amazing experience. She is soooooo awesome. Very professional salon. Clean. Covid conscious. Great access. Great parking. Very highly recommended. And ask for Julianne. She’s great.” – Teresa Oliviero
“Always a great visit at Precision. The wonderful Julianne is why I have been coming for over 10 years.” – Kristy Fudakowska
3. Beauty Time Canada
|SERVICES||Eyelash extensions, microblading, shading, and waxing|
|ADDRESS||71 Marketplace Avenue, Nepean, Ontario|
|CONTACT NUMBER||[email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mondays 9 AM – 3.30 PM|
Tuesdays to Fridays 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturdays 9 AM – 5 PM
Sundays 9 AM – 2 PM
Beauty Time Canada is first and foremost an eyelash and eyebrow salon with waxing as a supplementary service. The good news is that waxing services here still cover all possible face and body parts.
The waxing rates are quite affordable and don’t veer too much from national averages. To sweeten the deal, returning clients are now offered a loyalty stamp card that allows them to have $20 off after ten stamps (for services over $40).
Feedback from clients typically mentions the relaxing experience they’ve had at Beauty Time Canada. In fact, the salon encourages clients to fall asleep as they’re getting their treatments, thanks to relaxing background music and an overall quiet atmosphere.
It’s open seven days a week as well, making it convenient for people who might not be readily available during the workweek.
However, while the salon opens at 9 AM every day, the weekly closing schedules change every few days or so which could take some getting used to.
The following customers have good things to say about Beauty Time Canada:
“I got 3-D Russian extensions done by Lily and I had a great experience. It was my first time getting a full set and she customized everything to my liking. It took around 2.5 hours and cost me around $120 with a 20% tip. They followed all COVID-19 safety precautions and also offer discounts on all services during your birthday month! Great business and I will be returning.” – Holly B.
“Booking an appointment was quick and easy with their online booking system. The store has a very cute atmosphere, friendly technicians, relaxing music, and comfy beds with a cozy furry blanket. I loved that she asked me first the type of length, curl and style that I would like. She really cared about making sure I’m happy with the results. I will be back!” – Caroline M.
4. tBeauty Lounge
|SERVICES||Nail services and enhancements, lashes and brow services, facial treatments, facial and full body waxing|
|ADDRESS||1111 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, On, Canada, K1Y 2Y6|
|CONTACT NUMBER||[email protected] |
613 729 6868
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday 10 AM – 7 PM|
Saturdays 10 AM – 6 PM
Sundays 11 AM – 5 PM
tBeauty Lounge is primarily a nail salon with lash and brow services. In fact, its photo gallery only shows samples of its nail and lash enhancement services and has no visual representation or captions of what its waxing menu offers.
Waxing services at tBeauty Lounge are not at the forefront of its menu. However, there’s a full range of hair removal services from eyebrow shaping to bikini waxes which is why it makes it to this listicle.
The waxing service with the highest price tag is the Brazilian treatment at $50. This is still quite reasonable and within the same range as other waxing salons in Ottawa.
tBeauty Lounge waxing rates are pretty affordable starting at just $6 for upper lip waxing. However, we would’ve liked to see some promotions, discounts, or even bundled waxing services to make the hair removal services stand out a bit more.
See what past clients think of tBeauty Lounge:
“Beautiful and clean Salon. Very happy with the service and friendly staff.” – Manelia K.
“Beautiful salon and everyone was super nice and friendly! Alicia and Trang are great, thank you ladies!” – Fernanda P.
5. H2T Esthetics
|SERVICES||Nail care, skincare, facial and body waxing, lash and brow tinting|
|ADDRESS||281 Lebreton Street South Ottawa ON K1S 5L8|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday 10 AM – 8 PM|
Saturdays 9 AM – 4 PM
Closed on Sundays(strictly by appointment only)
For a change of pace, we’re featuring a small home-based waxing business in Ottawa. It’s called H2T-esthetics and it offers a private and affordable waxing experience for clients.
Aside from waxing, this small salon also offers clients nail care, skincare, and eyebrow and eyelash tinting services. But it’s the waxing menu that’s comprehensive, covering everything from upper lip to full buttock hair removal.
As for the rates, they’re quite affordable though there have been issues on the wax not being salon-quality.
And while other salons discourage women on their monthly period to skip the bikini or Brazilian waxing for the meantime, H2T-esthetics begs to differ. What’s more, the salon can accommodate male clients too (provided they don’t ask for waxing in the pubic and buttock regions).
Because it’s located in the basement of the salon owner’s home, no walk-in clients are allowed. In fact, it’s not taking in any new clients at the moment.
Read the following client feedback for H2T Esthetics:
“I was skeptical at first, a little home-run business out of this person’s basement. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. It is clean and professional. She wasn’t overbooked and took her time with me. I was a little nervous about having my armpits waxed for the first time, and I can actually tell you without a doubt that it hurts…a lot. But I can also tell you that it is so worth it. The only reason I didn’t give this business five stars is that the wax is not the greatest quality and I broke out all along my brow line and armpits.” – Tammy M.
“I have been going to see Shanna at H2T Esthetics for the past two years and I can’t say enough good things about her and her business. Her new location is just as nice as her last one – the room allocated for welcoming guests and spa treatments is bright, clean and well-decorated. She has a very comfortable chair for when you’re getting a manicure or pedicure and like any spa, she has a variety of magazines available for her clients. She is very personable and takes her time getting to know her clients, which is something I appreciate.
The prices for her services are better than what I’ve seen from a lot of local spas, and I believe that her work is of the same quality. I know I’ll be back in a few weeks to get another pedicure, as Shanna always makes sure my toes look their best. I would highly recommend going to see Shanna – you won’t be disappointed!” – Kimberly S.
6. Cosmetalogy Beauty Bar
|SERVICES||Cutting, Colouring, Tape In Extensions, Bridal Styling, Waxing, Threading|
|ADDRESS||497 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1R 5J7|
|CONTACT NUMBER||Phone: +1(613)680-656|
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday to Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM|
Sunday to Monday: Closed
Cosmetalogy is owned by Amanda Luong, a fully licensed hairstylist versed in the latest modern hair trends. This cozy, boutique beauty bar is located in the heart of Centretown in Ottawa.
This salon is best known for their hair coloring, which Amanda will personally take care of. A mandatory consultation is necessary before each session though, and a deposit must be made for your coloring appointment.
Although primarily known for their hair coloring, they provide a range of other services, including waxing.
They offer facial waxing and threading at affordable rates, whether you want to have your brows, upper lip or chin given some much needed attention. They also offer brows shape and tint at a slightly higher rate of $35, but is an option worth considering as well.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment, email is Cosmetalogy’s preferred method of communication. They’re open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm.
Let’s take a look at what their clients have to say:
“Lynn is the best. Friendly, accommodating, very reasonably priced. I don’t go anywhere else for waxing appointments” – Rebecca Marshall
“These ladies are INCREDIBLE at what they do and have gone above and beyond to provide incredible service. They have always made me feel valued and I always leave feeling and looking my best!!” – Caileigh Tibben
7. Tropix Gal Wax Studio
|SERVICES||Waxing, Sugaring, Vajacial, Bryght Treatment|
|ADDRESS||131 Crichton st.|
|CONTACT NUMBER||Email: [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Sunday 9 AM -6 PM|
Tropix Gal Wax Studio is a facility that offers a wide range of waxing treatments that help clients not only in terms of their aesthetics but also of their insecurities throughout the whole process. They recognize that the procedure can be quite intimidating at first glance and has since then been creating a safe place for clients to experience it with the best results.
All of their staff are adequately trained and experienced to do the job so clients can have peace of mind as they work to make the whole hair removal experience painless and relaxing.
We like that they constantly update their knowledge and techniques so that clients can receive the best and most suited approach to their waxing treatment especially if they have a particular and delicate condition or body part as well.
Their website is jam-packed with information clients may find useful to know prior to waxing and after to get the best out of the experience and prevent any unpleasantry and discomfort of any kind.
With an online booking schedule in place and a reliable aesthetician on the job to give valuable service and advice, we highly recommend them to clients looking for an excellent waxing salon.
Here are some reviews from their clients:
“I received a Brazilian sugar wax and a face wax. One of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Did an amazing job on both areas! Brazilian sugar wax was smooth and I wasn’t irritated in any way. The face wax was amazing as well. This is the first time EVER that I didn’t break out on my face and I’m extremely happy about that. Super friendly, professional and very clean. I’m not from Ottawa, so it’s been hard finding the right fit. But I finally found Katrina and I’m so happy I did! I highly recommend!! “– Josenho S.
“Best experience I’ve ever had so far with sugar waxing with no irritation. she educates you on what she is going to do prior, which makes the experience more comfortable. shes also very gentle and works in a professional and clean environment. I would highly recommend Katrina’s services.” – Neesia B.
FAQs About Waxing in Ottawa
The top waxing salons in Ottawa can keep your skin smooth and hair-free without making you spend too much.
Think we forgot to include another good waxing service in our list? Send us your recommendations and we’ll take a look at them for review ASAP.
But if you aren’t comfortable with waxing, we got you covered. You can read our review on the best laser hair removal services in Ottawa instead.