Waxing is a fantastic hair removal solution that boasts many benefits over shaving – results last longer, hair becomes finer over time, you can avoid razor burn and other skin irritations, and more.
If you are looking for a reliable waxing salon in the Canberra region, you have landed in the right place. We’ve conducted a little local research and considered our readers’ feedback – now, the results are in.
In this article, discover the top four waxing salons in Canberra and surrounding areas. You’ll be smooth and silky in no time at all.
Let’s jump right into it.
What makes a great waxing salon?
Whether you are a waxing pro or total newbie, you want your go-to salon to feature the following:
- Experienced staff. Waxing can be extremely painful – even more so if your therapist has no idea what they’re doing. Experience is a must.
- Clean treatment rooms. Waxing can be a messy business. When you step foot into your treatment room, it should be clean, comfortable, and well-cared-for.
- A comprehensive range of waxing services. The best salons offer a whole range of waxing services for both men and women.
- Affordable pricing. The cost of waxing varies a lot between salons. It’s about finding a balance between service quality and affordability.
- A relaxing atmosphere. Waxing hurts. But, in the right salon, you can indulge in a little me-time. Spa music, candles, and other finishing touches make all the difference.
Agree with our list? What else do you look for?
The best waxing salons in Canberra
Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Without further ado, it’s time to introduce the top waxing salons in Canberra according to you – the region’s locals.
Bronze Beauty has been a go-to destination for spray tanning for more than a decade. In 2017, the prestigious tanning studio was transformed into a full-scale beauty salon specialising in waxing treatments. The studio was recently renovated to create a relaxing, stylish, contemporary environment for their valued customers.
Belinda Goedecke wrote on Google, "I've been coming here for years - still love it."
Slow Beauty uses products from the renowned Lycon Precision Waxing range. Australian-made and owned, Lycon waxes are crafted from the highest quality resins and low-temperature bees’ wax to deliver superior results – even on the most sensitive areas. The team at Slow Beauty aim to nourish the skin through their relaxing, stress-relieving beauty experiences.
Lily Udenta wrote on Google, "Two words…impeccable service."
The trusted team behind Skin Deep offer a comprehensive range of waxing services for both men and women. All treatments are personalised – they go beyond the traditional wax-on-wax-off approach to deliver long-lasting, skin-friendly results. What’s more, their trained therapists take hygiene seriously. Treatment rooms are kept clean and clear, and gloves are worn at all times.
Priyanka Shivadas wrote on Google, "Mary possesses skin care expertise that is unmatched by any other beauty therapist in Cbr. She has her own methods, and knows what she is doing."
Foundation Beauty Therapy—a salon for women by women—are experts at non-surgical services, including waxing. The caring team only uses the finest waxing products and is well known for Brazilian and brow artistry waxes. Only disposable spatulas are used, and therapists make waxing as pain free as possible.
Other methods of hair removal are also available, including threading and dermaplaning.
Liza Tozer wrote on Google, “I've been a customer of Foundation Beauty for many years and love their work! I've had various treatments including waxing, massage, and eyebrow tinting.”
If you’re looking for more beauty treatments, read through our articles on the best beauty salons, the best laser hair removal clinics, the best facial specialists and the best nail salons Canberra has to offer.
Your experience with waxing salons in Canberra
Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
Do you get waxing treatments regularly? Which salon do you visit? Share your thoughts and feedback in the comments area below – whether good or bad.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is waxing better than shaving?
There are many pros and cons to both, and it ultimately comes down to personal preference. However, waxing is meant to be great for people with sensitive skin, as shaving can often lead to skin irritation and ingrown hairs. Waxing can also be good for managing thicker hair - since the hairs have been pulled out at the follicle, it will be harder for it to regrow, and will come through thinner and softer than before.
Is waxing painful?
Everyone has a different level of pain tolerance - some may find it quite painful, others may find it totally fine. If you're worried about the pain levels, try applying a cold compress to the area of skin before waxing, in order to numb the area slightly. And keep in mind that over time you will get used to the sensation, and it will become more bearable the more you do it.
How often do I need to get a wax?
For legs, you should probably get them waxed once every 3 to 5 weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows back and how well you want to maintain the hair.
Is a wax expensive?
If you want to do it yourself, kits can cost between $25-$100, depending on the quality of the brand. If you go to a salon - which is probably the wisest, and best way to guarantee quality results - then you can expect to pay certain individual amounts per area waxed, which can vary from salon to salon. However, remember that what you're paying for is not just the wax, but appropriate skincare, professionalism and safety.
What should I do after a waxing session?
After you have a wax, the treated area may be sensitive and irritated. Avoid hot baths and showers on the waxed skin, as this can aggravate the irritation, and try to wear soft, loose-fitting clothing. If you have any cooling gels or antiseptic creams, those can be very useful in reducing irritation and protecting the skin.