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    Welcome to The Waxing Blog: Smooth Talk from Waxing the City. If you want to know more about waxing and skin care for men and women, you're in the right place. Alex Jimenez and Summer Hartshorn — two of Waxing the City's premier CEROLOGIST™ Technicians — answer your questions about waxing. There's no such thing as a dumb question. At Waxing the City, we strive to make you as comfortable online as we do at any of our four locations.

    Wednesday
    Sep182013

    4 Tips on How to ROCK this Fall 

    For some, fall is not just around the corner – it’s here! We were just as shocked to see the beginning of another school year and end of August approach as fast as it did. No longer can we spend our days gallivanting at the pool or fantasizing about how to make the most of our summer work vacations. Labor day has come and gone and our countdowns to Thanksgiving and Christmas are beginning to seem less ridiculous as we realize that it’s just DAYS away . . . not months (Specifically 70 days until Thanksgiving to be exact). 

     

    So, it’s time to ditch your beach towels and prepare for the upcoming fall season. We’ve got four tips on how to rock the best you during this transition:   

     

    1. Start preparing you skin!! This might seem obvious to many, but the changes in the seasons can, and quite possibly will, wreck havoc on your skin if you’re not prepared. The sooner you begin preparing your skin, the better. Start by monitoring your skin products and switching them up a bit. Fall is a time to pamper your skin and make sure it stays out of the chapped and raw zone. Choosing a different face wash and face lotion can do wonders – but don't forget the SPF. Even a small dose of SPF in your makeup can help the transition since the sun is still out and the cold temperatures will only aggravate your skin if not protected. Also – if you haven’t started, now is the perfect time to pick up your exfoliating and moisturizing routines. Exfoliating on a regular basis is a perfect way to help keep your skin fresh and will allow it to absorb more moisture. A great way to keep up with that is to add a regular waxing regiment to your beauty routine. Waxing not only removes hair for a longer period of time then shaving, but it helps remove any dirt and dead skin from the body - thus leaving you a clean slate to work with! This will save you when December comes and your skin is cracked and dry.

     

    1. Welcome fall floral patterns and bolder than normal makeup. It can be scary, yes…. But it’s about time you welcome the wonderful colors of fall into your closet. Fashionising.com offers an excellent guide into the brilliant world of this year’s colors  -- don’t be afraid to get in the mix. Strong hues can go a long way when making that important impression and the best time to give into those darker hues is NOW! As well, lipstick should become your best friend in fall. Now is the time to bust out those too dark or heavy colors unworthy of spring and draw attention to your (not chapped and dry – see #1) lips. This fall, we’re loving colors such a cranberry, hydrangea and of course those deep shades of crimson. 

     

    1. Learn how to get ready fast! Let’s face it; even the most prompt of us has fallen behind on time once or twice in our life. Now that the seasons are beginning to change and we’re going to be losing more and more light, it becomes harder to drag ourselves out of bed, especially when everything outside of your covers feels downright arctic.  Not to mention, that you’re going to have to re-evaluate your travel schedule if you live anywhere where snow can be a major factor. So what do you do? Make a routine that works for you. Showering at night can help save you time in the morning, especially if you’re known for over-hitting that snooze button. Always running out of time to do your hair? Learn how to master the Perfect Ponytail and not only will you look polished and chic but you’ll also never have a bad hair day again. Learn to use less makeup, but make it work for you. Meaning just because it’s fall doesn't mean you need to over-pile the makeup. Stick to a simple routine and you will be rewarded in the end. For example, a swift and light layer of concealer to even out skin tone, a swipe of your favorite mascara to lengthen lashes and a final touch of that new, bold lipstick and you’re out the door looking fab! 

     

    1. Our last tip? Have fun and enjoy time with your family and friends. That is what fall is all about! So stick to your time commitments to your friends and family, and just enjoy the seasons changing. “A Fallen leaf is nothing more than summer’s wave goodbye,” so be patient and remember to look at the leaves changing. Spring and summer will be back just as quickly as they go! 

     

    Have any more tips for preparing for back-to-school? Share them with us on our FB Page. 

    Wednesday
    Jul172013

    5 Basic Tips to Prepare for your Wedding/Honeymoon

    Summer is here, and so is wedding season. If your big day is fast approaching, you’re busy planning and preparing for the day you have long dreamed of, followed by a week of relaxation with the love of your life. Every bride wants to look and feel her best on her big day. Check out these five tips to help you be the glowing, gorgeous bride with a rocking bikini bod. 

     

    Exercise, eat a healthy diet, and drink a lot of H2O: This is an obvious one, but seriously do anything to eat right and get your body moving. Even if it is just twenty minutes a day, this will do wonders to boost that metabolism and give you that extra energy kick you need to get you through the day. Regular exercise improves circulation, which keeps your skin healthy and vibrant. A healthy diet will help you look and feel your best while walking down the aisle or strutting around in that perfect honeymoon bikini. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. But always remember ladies; water is the most potent fat burner, period. Make your water bottle becomes your new best friend, fill it up at least 8 times a day and take it everywhere you go. Don’t let time spent planning your wedding become an excuse for not working out. Try to start a diet and exercise plan, and stick with it.

     

    Get plenty of sleep: you'll be better able to deal with any wedding complications if you aren't sleep deprived. Your skin will look more radiant with adequate sleep and you’ll feel energetic and great, too.  The amount of sleep you need varies from person to person, but make sure you're getting enough. Make an effort to incorporate physical activity into your day to promote a good night's sleep.

     

    Get waxed Early: Need we say more? Waxing will give you silky, healthy, smooth, hair free skin. Waxing your legs, upper lip, armpits and bikini are essential for you to eliminate time spent in the shower, and instead focus your time at the beach or in the mountains with your loved one on your honeymoon. Planning for your wedding or honeymoon can be a very stressful time, either way you shouldn’t have to worry about grooming during them. If done correctly your wax will last for 3-4 weeks, which means that one waxing session before the big day will lead to smooth skin for your honeymoon as well, so forget that razor at home.  Get your skin used to waxing and start getting regular treatments right away!

                * One big tip though: Make sure to start your waxing routine BEFORE your big day. If you have never been waxed before it’s hard to tell how your skin will react. So doing a few test waxing appointments the months leading up the wedding will not only help with your skins reaction, but will also ensure that when the time comes your wax will likely be less painful (due to less hair re-growth) and will last much longer.

     

    Get pampered:  We know you have a million of things to get done before the big day, but you need to take time to relax and pamper yourself.  Start by scheduling a spa day, enjoy a massage and free your mind of the wedding day stresses. After your massage, get a manicure and pedicure. Your ring will look so amazing with a set of freshly painted nails.

     

    ENJOY yourself! It’s all to easy to get caught up in the stresses of wedding planning, so often that many couples forget how to live in the moment and spend way to much time wrapped in planning for upcoming events. Enjoy the little time you do have with your close friends and family. Nothing ever goes exactly as planned, so just try to relax as much as possible, make things simple, and enjoy all the planning leading up to the best day of your life, followed by week of celebrating your love for one another

     

    Have any more tips for preparing for your wedding day/honeymoon? Share them with us on our FB Page. 

    Tuesday
    May212013

    VOTE for Waxing the City Dallas in Best of the Big D Readers Choice Poll!!

    Hey Waxinsta’s!  We’re excited to announce that our Dallas, Texas Salon has once again been nominated for the 2013 Best of the Big D Reader’s Choice Poll!! We’ve been nominated for the best eyebrow and best wax category.

    This is an incredible honor and we would love if our awesome fans from all over the country could help the Dallas salon and tell everyone in the Lone Star state just how great they think Waxing the City is!

    We need YOUR help! Please cast your vote and help spread the love! The polls will be open from May 20 until June 2, which gives us two weeks to show the Big D what we’ve got!

    Please help us and cast your vote. You can vote on your computer, your tablet and your phone. Even better, you can vote ONCE DAILY, so make sure to share the link with your friends and family and have them vote as often as possible!

    Thanks for your unconditional support! We can’t do it without you! 


    Wednesday
    May082013

    New Salon in St. Paul! 

    We’ve been so happy with the success of our salon in Woodbury, MN, we’ve decided to open a new salon St. Paul! This salon will open for business late-May and is located in Highland Park.

    Not only are we opening a new salon location, but we would like to send a warm note of congratulations to Tracy Lefebvre who will manage the new St. Paul location. Tracy started with us at the Woodbury location as a Salon Coordinator and we are excited to see her grow with our company. Congrats!

    Love WTC? Help us spread the word by telling your friends and family in the Minnesota area! Go to waxingthecity.com to make your appointment.

    Wednesday
    Apr172013

    Work For Us! 

    Are you interested in working with WTC? We are hiring at both our Boulder and Denver locations for a new Salon Coordinator! See below for more detail:

    Salon Coordinator position responsible for front desk operations including phone, making appointments, retail sales, cash transactions, customer check-in & check-out, general receptionist duties.

    Individual must be responsible/accountable, detail oriented, multi-tasking, and display exceptional customer service. Looking for dedicated and loyal employees who are serious about a long-term commitment and successful career. Come join a winning team!

    PLEASE NOTE: advancement opportunities available for the right skillset match.

    Positions/Locations Available:

    1) Salon Coordinator - Boulder
    Full-time (36-40 hours/week) or Part-time position (20-30 hours/week)

    2) Salon Coordinator -- Denver Metro (Lodo, DTC, Lakewood)
    Full-time (36-40 hours/week) or Part-time position (20-30 hours/week)

    ***Successful candidates must be available to work weekends/weekend rotations.
    Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30a-7:00p, Saturday & Sunday 8:30a-4:00p

    Interested individuals please submit resume at
    www.waxingthecity.com (Employment tab) Include name and contact number.