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.

Yuriko Iwasaki

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The lovely Yuriko or “Yuri” for short, comes to us from the hustle bustle of Tokyo, Japan. She has the sweetest, softest demeanor, but don’t be surprised if her laugh is contagious. Having grown up in the countryside of rural Japan, at 18 she moved to Tokyo to study world cultures. At 21 she ventured to sunny San Fransisco and noticed something popular that Japan didn’t have, waxing salons, so when she got home this eager bunny opened her own! For 5 years she and her partner ran a successful waxing salon in Tokyo until she decided she wanted to learn more and moved to San Diego to learn English. This year came the move to Vancouver where she found Sugarbox to be the perfect place to expand her waxing knowledge. This old soul felt right at home in our vintage aesthetic as she is a collector of antiques and their stories. Her favorite daily ritual is waking up early and sharing a laugh with her sweet 61 year old roomie. Being a foodie and cook she fits in fabulously with our team of food lovers and is always searching Yelp for that next great spot. Please welcome her with open arms and feel free to teach her all the Sugarbox slang ;)