Archive for 2017

Oh hey, Vancouver!

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Vancouver! We opened our 6th location on Friday March 24 and we couldn’t be more excited to bring what we do best (dazzle you) to Washington.

I have to say, it was a looooong few weeks! That is the deal with construction: it’s a lot of waiting until the last few weeks, and then: BOOM! Everything has to fit together in just a few short days. We did it, but it was a close one!

I love opening new locations. It is the most exciting time, and also I get to be surrounded by my favorite people. There is a whirlwind of activity, and everyone comes together to just get it all done. It is really amazing to see how the space transforms in just a few days.

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Do Angie and I look like zombies in this picture? At one point I looked at her and she looked grey from lack of sleep! That woman is not only always on the go, she also has a one year old baby boy at home! I will tell you, when she is tired she thinks I am very funny…so that is a bonus!

The Vancouver Chamber of Commerce came on Friday and we did a ribbon cutting that was very fun. Big scissors? Yes, please!

It was a great day and we cannot wait to see you there! Now…onto our next Vancouver location! Hazel Dell will be opening in July!

xo,
Shannon

Urban Waxx
16415 SE 15th St
Vancouver WA

 

 

Sadie Update

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In September, one of our favorite Waxxers, Sadie, was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. We were stunned with the news, and we wanted to do everything that we could to help her. It was amazing to see the team and the guests rally around Sadie, who is beloved by so many.

Last week Sadie got some incredible news. After months of intensive chemotherapy and a radical mastectomy, Sadie’s tests came back clear! She is officially done with chemo! After she heals up from her surgery, she will start 4-6 weeks of radiation.

We are all SO happy to get this amazing news about Sadie. We are sending all of our love and prayers to Sadie and her family. We cannot wait to see her smiling face back at Urban Waxx!

If you would like to donate to Sadie’s Support Fund head over to her page. https://www.youcaring.com/sadie-o-neill-662642

5 Ways to get the best Waxx!

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1. EXFOLIATE! Yes, this is the most important step to remember. Exfoliation of your skin will slough off dead cells, and help ingrown hairs come to the surface. As we get older, our skin turns over slower, so it needs help to exfoliate! Our number one, absolute most FAVORITE exfoliation product is our very own Serious Serum. This serum is jam packed with soothing ingredients like Coconut, Aloe, and Green Tea so that it keeps redness and irritation on the down low. It is also has the unique combo of Glycolic, Lactic, and Salicylic Acid to slough off dead cells all over your body. It is a MUST use for any area that you are waxxing. It also helps with breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles…you name it. If you are waxxing, you need to have a bottle of this magic potion in your bathroom! Use it every day, and add a manual scrub down (like scrubby gloves, dry brushing, a salt scrub) every 3 or 4 days. If your skin is exfoliated, you will get a much better result during your waxx. And, your ingrown hairs will be a thing of the past!

2. Don’t DIY. Look, I have been waxxing guests for 20 years. And yes, I will occasionally be in a pinch and waxx myself. Can it be done? Yes. Do I recommend it? NO! Especially when it comes to bikini waxxing, the angle is just all wrong. It is almost impossible to get a good waxx when you are doing it yourself, and you will probably be left with stray hairs, bruising, and ingrowns. Not to mention, you could throw your back out from trying to get in all the more awkward areas. When it comes to waxxing, look for the best Waxxer you can find. Research. At Urban Waxx we do more than 35,000 Brazilian waxxes a year, so we really know what we are doing!

3. Prepare! Get ready for your service. Ok, so we all know there is a little pain involved with waxxing. We advise taking an over the counter pain reliever about 45 minutes before your waxx. The pain should be quick, like pulling off a band-aid. If the pain is lingering, tell your Waxxer!

4. COMMUNICATE! We want every guest to leave 100% happy after their appointment. It is so important that you are honest with your Waxxer. Are you taking any medication that could compromise your skin? Speak up! Is the waxx too hot? Do you see a hair left behind? Do you want your brows shaped a different way? Let us know! Our entire goal is giving you a service that you are completely thrilled about. If we don’t know something, we can’t help. So please, now is not the time to be shy! Tell your Waxxer everything! Don’t worry…we have heard it all before!

5. Rebook. Yes, this is really critical. Waxxing gets so much easier over time. If you commit to being on a schedule (usually 4-6 weeks) you will see a noticeable difference in your re-growth and your experience during the appointment. Over time, waxxing will thin out your hair, so it will appear that you have less coming back. Huzzah! Before you leave your appointment, have the next one on deck. One less thing to think about!

pexels-photo-242663Pretty simple, huh? Remember, we are here for you! We love talking about hair removal. If you have questions, we have outlined a bunch of FAQs here. And if you still have questions, give us a call!

Happy waxxing!
Shannon

 

We like to PARTY!

There is one thing at ALL the gals of Urban Waxx enjoy: a good party! We celebrated the new year in a super fun way, and there was a chocolate fountain. So, what more do you need?

This year we held our party at The Heritage Room, in The Bridgeport Brewery. The entire experience was fun and easy from start to finish! A big thank you to them for such a great experience. And…back to that chocolate fountain! If you are looking to add some sweet fun to your next party (or a regular old Tuesday night), then call the people over at Portland Chocolate Fountain. It was such a fun way to have dessert!

Because we have so many locations, and SO many members of the team, getting them all together in one location can be an infrequent occurrence. When it happens, it is pretty magical! These gals are SO much fun. Getting together with their plus ones was the perfect way to celebrate!

xo


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Vancouver here we come!

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We are SO excited to announce our first Urban Waxx locations outside of Oregon. After much searching, we have settled on not one, but two amazing locations to put your favorite waxxing salons!

Our first location will be opening in Mid-March in Fisher’s Landing in East Vancouver. Our neighbor is Barre 3 (super excited) and we are close to Big Al’s and Black Rock Coffee.

Our second location in Vancouver will  be opening late April in Hazel Dell.

This is so exciting for us. For years, our guests have been battling the traffic to come and get smooth in the Portland metro area, and now we are coming to them! No more traffic (or at least not to get to us).

We cannot wait to give you all of the details.

Thank you again for ALL of your amazing love, loyalty, and support!

xo