Take a moment to check out the faces behind Urban Waxx.

Our Story

At Urban Waxx we are a group of warm, friendly, happy people who share one common goal: giving you the best wax and the most over the top guest experience imaginable.  That means from the moment your foot steps through our door you feel welcomed, at ease, and totally taken care of by our waxing professionals. We are committed to excellence with every experience, and we cannot wait to make you happy!

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Named Best Waxing Salon in Portland with Willamette Week since 2014

Meet the Team

Shannon Beekman


Shannon is the Founder and visionary behind Urban Waxx. A New Jersey girl at heart, Shannon moved to Portland (by way of Charleston, SC and LA), in January 2007. After 10 years of working in spas and salons all around the country, she opened her dream business: a wax only salon with an over the top customer service philosophy and an unflagging passion for empowerment.  Shannon is also the creator and developer of Serious Serum and Fresh wipes.  Happily married to her partner in crime, Joe, and mama to 4. 

You can connect with Shannon here.

Lindsey Hinck

Scheduling Manager

Lindsey graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Public Relations. She is always trying out new makeup and skincare products and her favorite spots to shop are Sephora and yours truly, Urban Waxx. She can’t live without caffeine in her daily routine and she prefers black coffee or energy drinks. This lady is down for any type of vacation and loves trying new restaurants around town.

Sarah Hillenbrand

Retail Sales Manager

Sarah grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota on a farm. She and her boyfriend decided to pack their bags and move to Oregon. She came to the right place because her favorite hobbies are hiking, camping, and all things outdoors. She currently has over 30 house plants in her home and she has no plan to stop there. Those aren’t her only babies though, she has 2 cats named Winston and Sebastian that she loves dearly. Some of her main interests are shopping, interior design, and art. Which lead her to school for Fashion Merchandising. Fun fact about Sarah is that she hated chocolate all her life until about 2 years ago and now she can’t get enough.

Know a product line that you think we will love? Connect with Sarah here.

Stefanie Stewart

Human Resources Director

Stefanie is an Oregon native, originally from Bend. She graduated from Portland State University where she studied Human Resource Management. She has a deep rooted love for Harry Potter (House Hufflepuff) and baking. When she’s not at work she loves to read, catch up on her favorite Netflix shows, do some yoga, and eat her way through new cities she explores.

You can reach Stefanie at stefanie@urbanwaxx.com

Jordan Godejahn

Inventory & Supply Coordinator

Jordan was born and raised in Minnesota and made the move to Portland with his partner, Sarah who is our Retail Sales Manager. He also works at Nike on the visual merchandising team. He played football and ran track at the University of St. Thomas and still loves to get out and toss the ball around when he can. He also enjoys all things outdoors including, hiking, camping, and fishing. When Jordan isn’t working he focuses his time on his passion for photography.

Shannon Brown

Chief Financial Officer

Shannon Brown puts the FUN in our financials. When she is not geeking out on a spreadsheet, this mom of 3 and wife to Scott Brown is living her best life in Utah. Shannon Brown is full of life and love, and her experience managing 6 previous companies has made her an incredible asset and mentor to the UW team. Shannon is obsessed with all celebrations, and no one can out costume or decorate her. She has lived in the Dominican Republic and Hawaii and she is a certified rescue Scuba diver. Shannon also sushi and all sweets: most notably Hawaiian shave ice (she takes her own can of sweetened condensed milk to the local sno-cone shack).

Portland Waxing Salon Manager

Kaylynn Whitney

Marketing Director

Kaylynn is a California girl who found her home in Portland. She is happiest while road tripping and movie theater popcorn is the secret to her heart. When she isn’t diving into all things marketing she has a creative passion for handmade macrame. Kaylynn began as a Guest Experience Manager, but her natural flair for design and her passion for social media made her a natural fit to lead our marketing department. Kaylynn runs all of our Social Media, as well as planning Urban Waxx events.

Have a marketing idea for us? Email Kaylynn here.

Portland Waxing Salon General Manager

Ashley Carron

General Manager

Born and raised in San Diego, Ashley has lived in the beautiful Pacific Northwest for just over eight years. She received her Master’s Degree in Speech Communications and Anthropology at Oregon State University, where she also taught classes in Public Speaking. Ashley’s hobbies include traveling, camping, and exploring. She loves her family and claims that with three siblings under the age of ten, there’s never a dull moment. Ashley’s bright energy will keep your nerves down, being sure to send you on your way happy, excited and refreshed with the new and smoother you!

You can reach Ashley here.