About Us
Get to know us with the Bare essentials about who we are, what we do, and our philosophy behind self-care and beauty.

We believe that self care is self love.

At Bare we believe that self-care and beauty should be treated as a necessity, not a luxury. It should be affordable without sacrificing on quality and atmosphere. We have mastered the art of waxing for men and women, but also offer nail services, skin treatments, facials and lash services!

So, why Bare? We have two lovely locations in Kits, within blocks of each other. At Bare Wax Bar in Kitsilano, you will find a modern, soothing and immaculate space without the snooty behaviour and high price tag. We cater to women and men and can wax anything and anywhere where there is hair!

Our services are performed by trained professionals whose passion is making you feel and look your best! All of our waxing is done with CANADIAN MADE waxes, that are natural and cream based, and ideal for sensitive skin. We proudly use only Dermalogica skincare for all of our facials.

Let our experts take care of you from head to toe.

Meet our #Bare Experts

Get to know our team as we #Bare it all with you.
Jen & Lizz
Owners

Jen + Lizz are best friends who are both incredibly passionate about all things beauty, health and fashion. Their philosophy is 'Look Good, Feel Good' and they truly believe in the importance of self-care. Everyone knows that true beauty comes from within, but that doesn’t mean we should question ourselves for wanting to look our best. What we put out into the world, our looks included, can change how we feel on the inside. Their warm and bubbly personalities will keep you coming back to Bare!

Sharon
Co-Owner and Lead Esthetician at West 4th Ave.

Sharon is a highly experienced Esthetician with more than 10 years in the industry. She played a key role in helping operate Bare Wax Bar since its early days and now she is proud to co-own Bare Wax Bar on 4th. Her favourite service to offer is her Brazilian sugaring. Come try it for yourself and experience Sharon's magic at work!

West 1st Ave.

Emily Quigley

Esthetician

Emily Quigley

I’m Emily and I’ve worked in the beauty industry for 10 years. My favorite service to perform is definitely brows because I can utilize more of my creativity. I love working in the esthetics industry because it allows me to meet so many new people from all walks of life and also allows me to use a wide variety of skills. In my spare time, I enjoy doing yoga, swimming, cooking and unwinding each night with a nice glass of pinot grigio!

Jess Newell

Esthetician

Jess Newell

I’m Jess, I moved to Vancouver 4 years ago for New Zealand but I am originally from the UK. I’ve always had a love and passion for the beauty industry, starting my career as a makeup artist for Mac cosmetics in London. My specialty is definitely brows, I love how much or how little it can make an impact on someone’s face. It’s also an industry that keeps evolving and changing so there is always something new to try. In my spare time, I love hiking, biking and chilling with my dog!

Sana Sharma

Esthetician

Sana Sharma

I’m Sana and I’ve been an esthetician since 2007. I love performing all beauty services but my favourites are threading, waxing and facials. I love this profession because I love making my clients feel good about themselves and I love meeting new people. Outside of work, I am interested in human psychology and in my spare time, I love learning more about the esthetics industry for upcoming trends and new services. I also love dancing and listening to music. 

Audrey Lambot

Esthetician

Audrey Lambot

I have been an esthetician for 7 years. My favorite services to perform are sugaring and facials. I enjoy being an esthetician because every day is different and we get to connect with lots of people. It is handy work, which I like and you can get creative as well. In my spare time, my hobbies include spinning, swimming, and reading!

Bali Kandola

Esthetician

Bali Kandola

I began my esthetics career in 2007, just a few months after graduating from John Casablancas Institute. It has been just over 5 years since I have been working at Bare. I’m never bored. Every client has different concerns with their skin and I love treating all aspects, from threading to waxing.

In my free time, I love spending time with my family and playing with my nephew. I also enjoy reading, working out at the local gym, and exercising with others makes it fun because I enjoy being around people.

I love what I do, and it shows. I am so lucky that I have found a career that I love so much. It’s a very emotionally rewarding profession. Making people look good also makes them feel good; which in turn, makes me feel good. It’s happiness for all!

Arielle Aguirre

Salon Coordinator

Arielle Aguirre

Hi! My name’s Arielle and I’m one of the Salon Coordinators here at Bare Wax. I’ve always been interested in all things beauty since I was young and I am so happy to be working in an environment that specializes in making people feel happy and more confident. I love getting lash lifts and my brows done at the salon! Outside of work, I love travelling, exploring all sorts of fashion trends, and taking pictures!

West 4th Ave.

Lauren McCormack

Esthetician

Lauren McCormack

Hi Guys 👋 My name is Lauren and I am a CIDESCO qualified Beauty Therapist in the industry for 6 years now! Within the past 6 years, I have worked with world-renowned brands training in various aspects of the beauty industry! My fav service that I offer at Bare would have to be lash lifts. However, I also love introducing clients to sugaring and seeing them get hooked! I love all aspects of the beauty industry and love how ever-changing it is as we are constantly learning new skills! If I’m not in the salon, you’ll find me either hiking on the weekends or exploring the small local businesses of my neighborhood Kits especially West 4th Ave!

Evelyn O'Meara

Esthetician

Evelyn O’Meara

I have been an esthetician for 5 years. I love all things skincare. My favorite services would be sugaring and lash lifts. Meeting new people and making people feel good is definitely one of the reasons why I like being an esthetician.

Tinelle Demoura

Esthetician

Tinelle Demoura

Growing up esthetics was always predominant in my household. My Mother taught me how to wax at an early age. I’ve always enjoyed waxing and have been doing it professionally for over a decade. So naturally, I love to sugar and wax! You can find me doing anything that involves movement on my days off, whether it be yoga, strength training, biking, meditating or chilling with my toes in the sand. I love walks with my dog in the forest and often on rainy days my nose is buried in a book. Looking forward to meeting you and doing your next service!

Erin Forsyth

Esthetician

Erin Forsyth

I graduated Blanche MacDonald in 2001 and have been working as an esthetician for the last 20 years! I’ve had the privilege of performing all kinds of services and honestly love them all! Waxing is a service that has come very naturally for me, and because of that, I have focused primarily on waxing.

I love and honour the trust, and rapport of the client/esthetician relationship; the conversation and advice that is exchanged during services; and the satisfaction I get from a service expertly performed.

My favourite thing is music and I can often be found happily singing favourites in the salon! I absolutely love my family and my pets! I’d really like to travel more in the future (I’ve been to England, Las Vegas and Arizona) Most of all I really enjoy all kinds of conversation!

Shozan Mondiwa

Salon Coordinator

Shozan Mondiwa

I’m Shozan and I am a Salon Coordinator at Bare Wax. What I enjoy the most about working here is the great work environment and my amazing co-workers. My personal favourite beauty service to get is sugaring from Tinelle <3 because she makes me feel comfortable and relaxed even though it’s hair removal. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, going on hikes and cooking/trying new recipes.

Samantha

Esthetician

Samantha

With over 11 years experience in the spa industry, Samantha is highly experienced in waxing, especially Brazilian waxing. Shaping brows are one of her favourite things to do as well!  If you’re lucky enough, you can catch her singing and dancing around the wax bar.

Samantha is currently on mat leave. We miss her!

Reopened May 19!

We're now taking appointments so please take a look at our new service protocols. Check out our service menu and let us know how we can take care of you from head to toe.