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Over 1.2M Laser Hair Removal Sessions Sold By Groupon – That’s a lot of Hair Removal

Groupon Logo

Here is some fun laser hair removal statistics. We looked at Groupon.com and pulled as many laser hair removal deals that we could find on their site. We normalized this down to the smallest body part, the armpit, since most Groupon offers will count that as a 1 session. We excluded all the offers that were based on spa credits, opting instead to only look at the pure laser hair removal offers.

In the end we ended up analyzing:

– 381 deals
– covering 120 markets
– located in 47 states/provinces (we only looked at North America)
– covering deals from July 19, 2009 to February 8, 2011

Here is what we discovered:

– Groupon has sold $32.5M worth of laser hair removal services ($35,544,241 based on what we analyzed)
– Based on the stated regular price, this would have saved consumers over $200M in laser hair removal services
– The $32.5M represents 281,590 units sold and if you equate that to the number of sessions that would mean 1,263,131 total laser hair removal sessions sold

Laser Hair Removal on Armpit / Underarm

That’s a lot of laser hair removal. If we were to add up the offers from LivingSocial + offers from all the daily deal sites around north america that number would be much larger. I think the bottom line is this, laser hair removal is clearly popular and daily deal sites such as Groupon offer a great way to save some money. We have done numerous posts on Laser Hair Removal Pricing in Canada, check them out.

What was the best/worst offer from Groupon?
Which business in North America, grossly overstated their regular price?
What is the breakdown by state/province?

Stay tuned – we have lots of data that we will be sharing with you.

Male Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Update for Toronto

Earlier this year, January to be precise, we blogged about Male Brazilian via Laser Hair Removal – Toronto Prices and we found prices that range from $150 to $300 per session. The businesses we listed there all listed explicitly that they offer this service for me.

A reader of ours decided to send us a comment about a business that we missed in North York called Versus Laser Hair Removal Clinic indicating they also offer this service for men using the Soprano XL at 169. According to the Female Brazilian Cost Across Canada.

Anyway, it is great to see more laser hair removal salons offering this service for men.

Male Brazilian via Laser Hair Removal – Toronto Prices

Our blog has received a lot of attention and traffic as it relates to Male Brazilian via laser hair removal. Last year we did 3 posts on the topic, and of course our posts focus on the pricing aspect. Our posts from last year included – Getting a Male Brazilian in Calgary with Prices back in Jan, a follow-up post to that which featured an update from a Calgary based company called The Gateway Spa for Men which does this procedure and a post about prices in Vancouver of getting a male brazilian.

So let’s take a look at what we found in Canada’s most populous city, Toronto, Ontario

The Laser Clinic – They break down the prices very nicely. Prices ranging from basic bikini and base of penis at $200 per session to basically removing it all for $300 per session.

Evropa Laser & Waxing Studio – They charge $200 for brazilian on men. They offer packages that include full legs as well which gives you a discount on the brazilian.

Yonge-Eglinton Laser Center – We don’t think they offer brazilian for men, although they will do the bikini line for $199 per session. Their brazilian package is $189 per session but this is for women. If you are not looking for the full “ballz an all” package, they might just suffice. To access their prices, you need to click on the links on the page.

Divine Skin Therapy Wellness Spa – they offer the male brazilian at $159 per session or you can purchase a package of 5 sessions for $675 which is $135 per session.

Strawberry Fields Spa & Wellness – this is where it gets frustrating for people shopping. This site does list the fact that you can get full body laser hair removal for men (full body, means everything) for $1700 per session, however, in the individual price list, they don’t like male brazilian or even male bikini as an option. For women they list full bikini as $260 per session, so for men this price would likely be higher. Our assumption if they are willing to sell you a full body treatment you can call and get a price for just your “bits”.

For honorable mention is the Men’s PowerSpa. Although they don’t list the prices for male brazilian laser hair removal, they do list waxing prices. And we found their representation of their services (their graphics to be quite good at providing you with exactly what to expect – for this reason, they get the bode. Here is the picture for male brazilian waxing:

Male Brazilian Waxing

Know of any other places, tell us about them.

Groupon and Laser Hair Removal in Canada – Are These Really Good Deals?

You may or may not know, but Groupon (group buying site) launched in Canada early this year. Since that time we have tweeted @nobodyhair the various deals happening around the country for hair removal. So we wanted to put to the test, whether or not these laser hair removal deals are good. Here is what we found:

Vancouver

On Sept 11 – Skin2 Laser Aesthetics Centre was running a deal – $99 for Three Laser Hair-Removal Treatments at Skin2 Laser Aesthetics Centre (Up to $330 Value). The fine print stated that you could only use on the following areas – underarms, brows, bikini area, chin, upper lip, sideburns, dorsal fin, hairline, neck, ears, foot, and nipples.

That would make it $33 for each treatment. If we compare the underarm treatment price, compared to 3 businesses that we reviewed in Vancouver, see Male Brazilian Laser Hair Removal, we find the prices for underarm laser hair removal at; $75 to $78.

This was a good deal.

Toronto

On Sept 12 – Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye + Cosmetic Centre ran a deal $99 for Four Laser Hair-Removal Sessions at Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye + Cosmetic Centre (Up to $596 Value). It was valid only for underarms, upper lip, chin, sideburns, bikini line, or neck.

Price per underarm in this case was $25. We have not done a specific comparison in Toronto for the prices of underarm hair removal, but we did compare Underarm Waxing Prices across Canada and at $25 for this deal, the average in Toronto for waxing was $14.60 – this was a good deal.

On June 6 – The Sarum Room Laser Clinic ran a deal $199 for Three Laser Hair-Removal Treatments from The Sarum Room Laser Clinic (Up to $600 Value). This was valid only for Underarm, bikini, face, chin, sideburns, and full bikini.

This works out to $66 per underarm. Although much more costly that the Young Eglington Deal, this was approaching being a neutral deal. It saved you some money, but their regular rates ($200 for an underwear) – over priced. If you bought this, you did not go wrong, but you also did not save any significant money.

Ottawa

On Sept 26 – Dermis Advanced Skin Care ran a deal $149 for Six Laser Hair-Removal Treatments at Dermis Advanced Skin Care (Up to $540 Value). This was valid for chin, upper lip, underarms, linea, sternum, cheeks, sideburns & jawline and you have to use 2 for bikini.

This worked out to $24 for underarm – good deal.

Edmonton

On Sept 12 – Silky Skin Laser and Esthetics Centre ran a deal $99 for Three Laser Hair-Removal Treatments at Silky Skin Laser and Esthetics Centre (Up to $315 Value). This was valid for upper lip & chin, underarms, bikini line, full face, men’s neck front or back.

For underarms this was $33 per session. We did a comparison on Edmonton Full Leg Laser Hair Removal Prices and if we compare some of the sites we looked at for their prices on underarms we find prices of $85 to $100. This was a good deal.

Calgary

Currently running this weekend from Target Health is $75 for Three Laser Hair-Removal Treatments at Target Health in Gold’s Gym ($147 Value). Valid for underarm, chin and upper lip, may combine for larger areas.

Price for underarm is $25. Their regular price is $49 so at $25 this is a pretty good.

For the most part, beside the early deal done in Toronto back in June, if you want to get some laser hair removal treatments done, you might want to follow Groupon, some of the deals are worth it.

Comparing Prices for Female Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Services Across Canada

Ladies depending on where you live in Canada the cost to remove your pesky pubic hair can really vary. On this blog there have been posts about comparing prices on the male Brazilian (in Calgary and Vancouver) but nothing dedicated specifically for the ladies.

What we compared was the price of a “Brazilian” across many business locations around the country (based on what we could fine on their website). Our definition of Brazilian is “clean as a whistle”, see image below.

Female Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Styles

So what did we find? For the most part the average and median price of Brazilian laser hair removal for women is consistent across the country except for Vancouver. Vancouver is super cheap – does this mean there are more ladies walking around a la bare than the rest of the country? We don’t know for sure, but it makes me want to move to Vancouver – I could have saved a lot of money.

Female Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Prices Across Canada

The average price for a female brazilian laser hair removal treatment in Vancouver is $147 compared to the highest in Toronto at $262. Over the course of 5-treatments this would be an extra $575 to zap those hair follicles.

We compared 6 places in Ottawa, 11 places in Toronto or surrounding GTA area, 7 locations in Calgary, 6 in Edmonton, 8 in Vancouver, 4 in Winnipeg and 2 in Halifax to get the above numbers.