12 Places in Pittsburgh for the Perfect Wax

With the summer season upon us, Pittsburghers will be flocking to the local pools and taking vacations at the beach.

The warmer weather means less clothes — which means it’s time to get waxed! But not all salons are the same. And you wouldn’t want to trust your sensitive skin to just any wax. If you’re looking for a luxurious, pampering experience, you can make an appointment at any of the places on this list. You’ll immediately feel like a celebrity when you walk through their doors and into their salons — they’re all about making you look and feel your best!

Almost all of the salons and spas below accept GiftYa personalized gift cards, making them the perfect gift for your friend planning a beach vacation or getting ready for a special occasion! You just choose the salon, pick the amount, and send it over with a personalized video or photo. It’s a fantastic way to make someone’s day and show them you care!

1. European Wax Center

Treat yourself to a European wax at this salon

European Wax Center
Get treated in the European style, and walk out feeling amazing! Image courtesy of European Wax Center.

5854 Forbes Ave. | Squirrel Hill | waxcenter.com

European Wax Center is your one-stop-shop for all kinds of waxing services. They believe that everyone should feel confident in their skin — and waxing can help anyone achieve that! There are a couple of locations throughout Pittsburgh, including Squirrel Hill, Bethel Park, and Robinson.

With so many waxing options for both men and women — you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. Make sure to follow your services up with exclusive lotions and salves from their skincare collection!

“I've been to this place twice now and have had a great experience both times. The prices are on par with any other nail salon or place that does waxing, however the service/atmosphere is head and shoulders above any other place I've been to.” -Yelp Review

2. Pittsburgh Beauty Bar

You’ll walk out of this wax spa feeling like a star!

2429 E. Carson St. #101 | South Side | pittsburghbeautybar.com

Pittsburgh Beauty Bar is a small salon in the South Side that packs a big punch — they offer all kinds of waxing options, as well as nails, hair, and tanning services. Their estheticians are some of the best in the business, and all are highly trained in a multitude of services.

Their waxing options include face, body, arms, legs, and bikini as well as Brazilian services. If you want to try something new as an alternative to waxing, consider trying out their threading options as well!

“Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for above quality products, technique, and customer service!” -Yelp Review

3. Waxing the City

You’ll get the perfect wax at this salon!

Waxing the City
The professionals at this waxing salon are experts in their field, and highly trained! Image courtesy of Waxing the City.

3605 Butler St. | Lawrenceville | waxingthecity.com 

Waxing the City is a popular waxing salon located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. All the staff at this place are certified cerologists — which means they are certified in professional waxing applications. What better place to have all your waxing needs taken care of!

You’ll love the pampered experience you get at Waxing the City — they want to make sure you have the best wax ever and will go above and beyond to make you comfortable and at ease.

“LOVED my experience. Today was my first time visiting, first impression was excellent! The receptionist was lovely and welcoming, smells amazing when you walk in, very very clean and pretty!” -Yelp Review

4. Judit European Day Spa

An amazing place to get your wax done

‍2013 E. Carson St. | South Side | juditdayspa.com

Judit European Day Spa is a relaxing day spa located in the South Side. If you’re looking for a salon with waxing services — who uses only natural and organic products — then look no further. This place specializes in European skin care treatment — and will make sure your wax is one of the best you’ve ever had.

This salon offers exclusive, personalized service to all their customers — whether they are there for a wax, a manicure, or a facial.

“I came here over the weekend with friends and had a wonderful experience. The salon is located conveniently in the heart of South Side with ample street parking, and the staff was so warm and friendly.” - Yelp Review

5. Anastasia’s Crown Esthetic Services

If you’re looking for a Brazilian wax, this is the place!

Anastasia's Crown Esthetic Services
This is your go-to spot for the best Brazilian waxing experience in Pittsburgh! Image courtesy of Anastasia's Crown Esthetic Services.

5410 Centre Ave | Shadyside | anastasiascrown.com

If Brazilian waxes are your thing, make sure you stop by Anastasia’s Crown Esthetic Services and see what you’ve been missing out on! This lovely spa located in Shadyside offers all your favorite waxing choices in addition to Brazilian and bikini waxes.

They also offer makeup application services, lash extensions, and body sculpting to round out their services. If you’re looking for the full salon experience, look no further!

“My experience here was amazing! I got a deal on groupon and I just went for my first Brazilian and she made me feel so comfortable and at ease. She's also very detail oriented which I appreciated.” - Yelp Review

6. Brazilian Wax and Spa by Claudia

A new salon specializing in Brazilian waxes

‍660 Washington Rd., Ste. 203 | Mt. Lebanon | waxingservicepittsburgh.com

If you’re looking for a salon that can really deliver the royal treatment, stop by Brazilian Wax and Spa by Claudia and you won’t be disappointed. Located in Mt. Lebanon, this spa offers an amazing array of choices for all your waxing needs. They also use only organic and plant-based serums, oils, and waxes — something that their clients truly appreciate.

Whether you need a facial waxing or a bikini wax, you’re going to love your experience at this friendly salon!

“She did a fantastic job and helped me to get relaxed! She is an amazing professional and really knowledgeable about what she's doing.” - Yelp Review

7. Sybil Salon and Spa

This small salon gives clients the perfect wax

Sybil Salon and Spa
Check out this salon for all your waxing needs, and you won’t regret it! Image courtesy of Sybil Salon and Spa.

5815 Ellsworth Ave. #1 | Shadyside | facebook.com/SybilSalon

Sybil Salon and Spa is a fantastic place to get a wax done in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. TheyThe offer all waxing services and have highly trained professionals available to administer them all. You’ll be put right at ease once you walk through the door of this charming spa.

In addition to waxing services, Sybil Salon and Spa also has some amazing hair stylists on hand as well. Why not make a full day of it and go for a new cut and a wax as well!

“Marissa was the Esthetician and made our experience a really great one! Marissa talked with me the whole time about school, work, relationships, etc. Afterwards I had no ingrown hairs and the wax lasted a good six weeks.” -Yelp Review

8. Capristo Salon and Wellness Spa

This will be your new favorite spot for a wax

Capristo Salon and Wellness Spa
This spa has been in Pittsburgh for over 30 years, and offers some of the best wax services around. Image courtesy of Capristo Salon and Wellness Spa.

5850 Ellsworth Ave. | Shadyside | capristosalon.com

Capristo Salon and Wellness Spa is one of those salons that you simply must experience for yourself. No matter where you’ve had waxing done before, this place is guaranteed to do it better. They have many satisfied customers who travel in from all over Pittsburgh — most of whom are regulars.

Perhaps it’s because they take the time to listen to their clients’ needs and strive to create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. You can’t go wrong with a wax at this Shadyside spa, and we’re sure you’ll be back to visit again!

“This is only for waxing service with Shelly! She is seriously the BEST and makes you feel comfortable and is very quick! I've been going to her for years and no one else does it better!” - Yelp Review

9. Lumi Beauty Boutique

Chic boutique offering top-of-the-line waxing services

3605 Butler St. | Lawrenceville | lumibb.com

Compared to the other spots on the list, Lumi Beauty Boutique is relatively new. But since its opening in March of 2021, it has already gathered a fair amount of fans! Full body waxing is available for both men and women. If you want to target certain areas, such as your forearms or your lips, you have the option to do that as well. You can even get 25% off on your first visit! Pretty sweet deal. Right?

“Staff are friendly and helpful. The store is beautiful and very clean! I got a brow lamination and tint. Loved the results! They look so full and voluptuous! Would highly recommend checking it out!” - Facebook Review

10. Spa Caladae

Popular spa located in McKees Rocks

5992 Steubenville Pike | McKees Rocks | spacaladae.com

Spa Caladae focuses on offering organic and rejuvenating services to its clients. Its waxing services are some of the best in the city. Whether you want to sharpen up your eyebrows or get a Brazilian, Spa Caladae’s staff will gently guide you through your appointment and give you the results you want. This popular spa also offers massages, custom makeup appointments, and organic skin care treatments. Prepare to feel pampered and refreshed after you leave this popular spa!

“I was referred to Spa Caladae by someone who raved about their services. I never go to a spa, but I really wanted to try it out so I did. I love this place! They have amazing skills! I was terrified of waxing and it wasn't bad at all and I had great results! The staff is very friendly, there is a great atmosphere, and they are GOOD!” - Yelp Review

11. Miss T’s Beauty Lounge

Upscale salon in Shadyside that offers great waxing services

This chic spa will make you feel right at home. Image courtesy of Yelp.

5865 Ellsworth Ave. | Shadyside | misstbeauty.com

Miss T’s Beauty Lounge offers guests a fun and inviting atmosphere. As you walk into the spa, you’ll feel as if you’re back at your best friend’s apartment! During your appointment, you will be pampered with only the finest organic ingredients and attended by a professional waxer ready to give you the results you want. In addition to their waxing services, Miss T’s also offers facials, eyelash extensions, and manicures!

“Today was my first trip there. I absolutely LOVE Pink!!! She is the best and given this was my first was since COVID-19 I was thrilled. This was the least painful wax ever and she was so friendly!! I will be a customer forever!! Thanks so much for an absolutely wonderful experience!!” - Yelp Review

12. Waxology

Popular wax studio specializing in creating the perfect brow

Sharpen up your eyebrows at this popular salon. Image courtesy of Yelp.

135 Cumberland Rd. | Pittsburgh 

Founded in 2018 by professional esthetician Taylor Lindbergh, Waxology has gained a mass following for its cutting-edge waxing services. Whether you want a full body wax or you want to clean up and sharpen your eyebrows, the professionals at Waxology will have you feeling like a totally new person! While you’re there, you can also get a nice lash lift to complement your new eyebrows. Brow tinting and lamination services are also available!

“A new spot for waxing.  I have tried it twice now and been extremely impressed.  Haley knows waxing very well and her work is excellent.  The environment is quite relaxing.  She has complete services for women and men.” - Yelp Review

If you’re in need of some waxing services, consider stopping by any of these exclusive spas to get the royal treatment. Treat yourself to a day of pampering and relaxation, without leaving the city! And remember, GiftYa offers gift cards to any one of these amazing options.

Where’s your favorite place to get a wax? Let us know in the comments!

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