Why Sugarbox is better than the others

Experience and Expertise

Collectively our Waxers have over 85 years of experience, and dedication to our craft. Considering the majority of our requested service are Brazilians, that’s an incredible amount of waxing. In that time, we have also tried and experimented with many varieties of wax types, temperatures, and other hair removal forms. Our services are refined by an incredible amount of effort and investment to our trade to offer you the best of our skills.


Just because you see implements in liquid doesn’t mean they’re clean. The solution we use for our tweezers and trimming scissors is a high level disinfectant and chemosterilant. It rids all things sporicidal, tuberculocidal and fungicidal.

Single Dipping Every Time

Double dipping is one of the most disgusting waxing practices. Imagine, after a long day of dozens of clients, you happen to be the lucky recipient of the bottom of a wax pot. Skin cells, hair, bacteria, fungus, blood, mucous membranes, fecal matter and you came in for just an upper lip wax? Think about it. Say no to double dipping, no matter what type of waxing it may be.

Fresh Products

After a long day at work or rushing around town, we want you to feel your best and freshest. We have cleansing wipes, deodorant, yummy perfumes, and anti-bacterial foot sprays available to you in each treatment room and our bathroom facility for your comfort and convenience.

Clean Linens and Sterile Surfaces

You never know who’s touching what when we’re not in the room. Cross contamination isn’t sexy. We spray down every hard surface with a product designed to eliminate fungal, bacterial, viral and blood infections. Every stick that goes in that wax pot, cotton swab or strip that touches your body is disposed of between waxes so you can rest assured our waxing is super clean. If you’re feeling environmental and don’t need to be draped, place your towel to the side; otherwise everything is laundered. Every time.

Continuing Education and Research

We adore this industry, so collectively we are searching for new and interesting products and perpetually working on our skill sets. We do so on our travels around the world, or being in tune to upcoming trends. We’re dedicated to growing and refining so we can be the most outstanding waxing boutique for you and the leaders in our field.

Melissa Reilly

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If you haven’t already noticed the lovely accent on your voicemail, our lovely Receptionist Melissa comes to us from the Emerald Isle. She and her sweet as pie boyfriend Chris made the trip this past March for work and play and settled by the sea in Kitsilano. In Dublin, she worked for 10 years in banking (hello multitasking magician), and is a qualified Esthetician. Being a self proclaimed social media addict, she has got all the gossip and knows how to take the perfect selfie. Around the shop her smile and laugh are contagious, and she’s always there to lend a helping hand and teach us some Dublin-er slang (“acting the maggot”, “yer one”, “banjaxed” the list goes on) When off the clock you will find her relaxing in her one of 20 pairs of Minion pyjamas while watching Coronation Street, being lulled to sleep by the sounds of David Attenborough’s narration, or enjoying a margarita out on the town with her hunny. Fun facts: she will only eat rice krispies at hotels, and she would die to have a pet micro pig. With Melissa we have found our pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. xo