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Northwest 18th

NW Portland Waxing Salon

Our flagship waxing salon was opened in the Slabtown neighborhood in October 2007. On the corner of NW 18th and Marshall, in a bright yellow building, is where you’ll find us. Urban Waxx is conveniently located near unique shopping, fine dining, and hip lounges and bars. There is no better place in NW Portland than Urban Waxx to relax, enjoy a beverage and get the most comfortable wax you can imagine. Our team is a group of fun, welcoming, and passionate waxing experts that can’t wait to provide you with the best wax. We specialize in all waxing services from head-to-toe but whichever service you choose, we are dedicated to giving you the best. Schedule your next wax at Urban Waxx Northwest 18th, your favorite Portland waxing salon!

Urban Waxx NW Portland

1036 NW 18th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Northwest 18th Team

Northwest Portland Oregon Waxing Salon Team Member

Tessia G

Waxer

pronouns: she/her

Tessia is a spicy and kind redhead who lives her life to the fullest. She is a single mom with her beautiful daughter and has three cats named Marble, Kingy, and Cheetah Boy. She is artistically inclined and loves to listen to music and draw. She also loves to bake and makes big beautiful professional quality cakes. In her spare time, she loves hiking to waterfalls, camping, traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her friends and family. Every day Tessia looks forward to her 3 miles walks listening to audible books and music. She is always up for any challenge because she enjoys the feeling of overcoming them.

Portland Waxing Salon Team Member

Magdalane

Guest Experience Manager

pronouns: she/her

Magdalene is currently a senior at PSU with a major in creative writing fiction and two minors consisting of English and Philosophy. Her favorite style of writing is suspense/thrillers and hopes to use her degree to work as a technical writer and editor. Writing is a very big portion of Magdalene’s life, she finds the opportunity for self-expression and creativity brings her an immense amount of fulfillment. She grew up in North Portland so naturally, she spends most of her free time in the Kenton and Alberta neighborhoods. When she ventures out, you will most likely find her at a Timbers game with her partner, they have been to every home game this season. Like most PNW residents, she loves the Oregon Coast, specifically Manzanita Beach. Magdalene has two cats, Potato and Bon Bon who are incredibly important to her. A few of her favorite things include Hi-Chews, listening to kmhd radio station with her dad, and seared sea scallops, which is also a nice alliteration so it wins double points. 

Beaverton Portland Oregon Waxing Salon Team Member

Emma

Guest Experience Manager

pronouns: she/her

Emma is a Pisces who has a big heart for dogs. She has two dogs of her own, a Chihuahua, Bebe, and a Maltese, Opie. She was born and raised in Portland but getting out of town and traveling to new places is something that brings her joy. On a rainy night in, you will find her re-watching Crazy Rich Asians, Legally Blonde, or Gossip Girl (the original of course). Her favorite food is sushi, she would pick Black Rock over any coffee chain, and purple is her go-to color.

Portland Waxing Salon Esthetician

Keelin C

Waxer

pronouns: she/her

Keelin was born and raised in Hillsboro, Oregon. She has two sisters who are her best friends. Keelin LOVES going out to eat and trying new restaurants all over Portland. She loves all types of music and really enjoys musical theater and Broadway shows. In a past life, Keelin most likely would have been a stand-up comedian…her favorite thing is making people laugh! She is obsessed with all things Disney and has been to Disneyland around 20+ times. Makeup is a passion of Keelin’s and she has always dreamed of working in the beauty industry.

Portland Waxing Salon Team Member

Sarah

Guest Experience Manager

pronouns: she/her

Sarah recently graduated from Cosmetology school, is a former ballet dancer, and when she isn’t making magic at Urban Waxx she works with children on the autism spectrum. She has a passion for journaling and singing. Sarah loves to bake, specifically cookies because they are her favorite sweet treat to eat. She has two adorable cats and she loves spending time with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and attending concerts.

Northwest Portland Oregon Waxing Salon Team Member

A M

Waxer

pronouns: they/them

A loves being an Esthetician because they want people to love themselves and feel good about the way they look. When A is feeling blue they play with make-up, and they also love to go on hikes. A is obsessed with Harry Potter, and they love to read. A believes the book is always better than the movie! A has 3 black cats that have all been strays, they have been a vegetarian for most of their life, and one day they want to own a farm where they can have as many animals as they want! A also wants to own a Pomeranian one day so they can buy it lots of cute little outfits.  A’s gentle and welcoming disposition and their desire to make everyone feel like their best selves makes them the perfect choice for a first time guest!

Portland Oregon Esthetician

Janelle L

Waxer

pronouns: she/her

Janelle was born and raised in Portland and she comes from a family of vegan cheesemakers. Food is her love language and she loves to cook and bake. If she could only eat two things for the rest of her life, she should choose Massaman curry and dessert (counts as one thing right?). She loves all things science and enjoys learning new things. In fact, she is currently learning to snowboard. You will most likely see Janelle drinking coffee all day and you will find her water bottle close by because she won’t go anywhere without it. She loves animals but is terrified of bugs. If you show Janelle a sappy animal video, she is guaranteed to cry so it may be best if you watch Grey’s Anatomy or any TV drama with her instead.

Portland Waxing Salon Team Member

Emily

Guest Experience Manager

pronouns: she/her

Emily was born and raised in Oregon. She grew up doing dance, theater, and choir. She attended the University of Puget Sound to study Communications, Sociology, and Anthropology. She has a cat named Juniper who she adopted 3 years ago from the Humane Society. She loves to watch reality TV and you will never find her missing an episode of the Bachelor or Bachelorette. She is also an avid Jeopardy fan. She got it from her mom and they love watching it together. In her spare time, she loves to draw, paint, and bake. She loves to get creative with cookies and her favorite kind is lemon lavender sugar cookies. When the weather allows it, she loves to get outside and go swimming in all of her favorite spots.

Portland Oregon Esthetician

Stephanie B

Waxer

Stephanie was born and raised in Portland and took an adventure where she lived in France at one point. She is a mellow soul, even-tempered, and always chill. Recently, she welcomed a little one into the world so when she isn’t at Urban Waxx she is soaking up time with her little. She also loves the outdoors and she is an avid hiker, a skier (since she was 3 years old), Stephanie loves the freedom of exploring new outdoor adventures. But as a resident of the rainy Pacific Northwest, Stephanie makes the most of her indoor time, too. She loves cooking and baking (especially with avocados and chocolate), enjoys reading books, and watching some good scary movies.

Northwest Portland Oregon Waxing Salon Team Member

Monica Q

Waxer

pronouns: she/her

Monica is from Eugene but made the move to attend Portland State University and got her degree in Social Work. Before finding her passion for esthetics, she worked in Early Childhood for 7 years. Tater Tot is the name of her Miniature Pinscher and she also has a love for cats. She enjoys dancing, attend concerts, and anything lavender flavored or scented. Her favorite colors are gold, pink, and white and she is a left-handed gal.

Northwest Portland Oregon Waxing Salon Esthetician

Dana S

Waxer

pronouns: she/her

Dana grew up in Springfield, OR, and moved to Orlando to work at Disney World for a year. She is a big Disney fan! From there she made her way to Nashville for three years. She won tickets to the big CMA fest despite being a country music fan. Some favorite artists that she has seen live have been Taylor Swift, Train, and Bryce Vine. She also met the Jonas Brothers in 2009. She loves pickles and is on the hunt for the best pickles in town. Currently, Trader Joe’s holds first place. Have a favorite pickle? Dana wants to know! She loves true crime podcasts, trying new foods, and Orange Theory. She recently took on kayaking and hopes to travel more in the coming years. The Lord of the Rings set in New Zealand is near the top of her list.

Northwest Portland Oregon Waxing Salon Team Member

Neve F

Waxer

pronouns: she/her
Neve loves to travel to experience new places and cultures, and when she isn’t able to plan a big trip somewhere, she loves to find hikes close by with her German Shepard. During the summer, she works at a tea stand at her local farmer’s market but that doesn’t take away her love for a white chocolate peppermint mocha from Starbucks. Neve recently picked up cross-stitching as a hobby and is currently attempting to have a green thumb with plants that she brings home. Her favorite color is pink, she loves doing fun and colorful makeup, and she loves to cook, especially soup.

Northwest Portland Oregon Waxing Salon Esthetician

Bee H

Waxer

pronouns: she/her

Bee has been an Esthetician since 2019 and also has her Advanced Esthetics license. She believes in creating a welcoming environment and loves connecting and building relationships with everyone. She is a plant, crystal, and astrology gal (Aries) and loves to hike and connect with nature. She has a 15 year old black cat named Jasmine who she adores and she always has an art/craft project going. Bee is always up for trying new hobbies. She is Vegan-ish and she is always down for Vegan Pho from Mekha Noodle or Luc Lac.

Northwest Portland Oregon Waxing Salon Team Member

Psyche T

Waxer

pronouns: she/her

Psyche loves to travel and hear about the adventures the people around her have experienced. She grew up in Eugene, OR but has moved around to San Fransisco, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Eventually, she just had to come back to the Pacific Northwest. She has been a vegetarian for half of her life and is thankful for the amazing vegan food that Portland has to offer. Gardening and reading books are some of her favorite ways to decompress. You can find Psyche’s nose in around 2-3 books at a time. She studied Sanskrit for 4 years and she is also fluent in French.