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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.

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    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. 

    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.

     

     

    Thursday
    Feb142013

    WTC Valentine's Day Contest! 

    February is a short month dedicated to that one seemingly impossible task: love. Whether you are spending the day with a new love or celebrating with friends, let’s review the history of this heart-filled holiday.

    We’ve dug up the history books on this couple-tastic holiday and here is what we found. Five interesting facts on Valentine’s Day to help you celebrate, mourn or feel vindicated this February 14.

    But first, we’re having a little social media contest on the 14 in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Here are the details:

    Post a photo of you or someone you know showing the love this holiday. Need an example? Here you go, check out photos from last year!. Two lucky winners, one from Facebook and one from Twitter, will win a $25 gift card to Waxing the City! So get at it, and show some love!

     

    The History of Valentines Day is well. . . unknown: Everyone has heard that Valentines Day all started after a Saint named Valentine. Well actually, the legend behind this is unclear. The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentius, all of whom were martyred. Some believe that Valentine’s Day was named after a bishop Valentine who was stationed in Rome. Claudius II was emperor at the time and he had installed a law that would not allow young men to marry, because unmarried men made better soldiers. Valentine in this story became an advocate for these poor lovesick soldiers and secretly married them. However, he was ultimately found out and jailed. Another version claims that an imprisoned Valentine fell in love with the daughter of the jailer. Just before he was to be put to death, he sent his love a note and signed it “from your Valentine” (hence how we get the phrase ‘From your Valentine’). The story spread and after his death he became known as a Patron Saint. Then Voila! We have Valentine’s Day!

     

    The Original Valentines Day was actually a Pagan Holiday: Celebrated on the idles of February (Feb. 15), Valentines Day actually began as Lupercella – a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of Agriculture, as well as the Roman founders Romulus and Remus. Details of the actual festival are a little messy, but rumor is that this holiday was deemed “un-Christian” at the end of the 5th century so it ended and Pope Gelasius declared February 14 Valentine’s Day. It wasn’t until much later however, that this holiday became definitively associated with love.  It was also believed during the Middle Ages in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of the birds mating season, which added to the fact that the middle of February should be dedicated to love.

     

    Cards, cards and more CARDS! Many place blame on the card industry for the demise of this holiday. However, Valentine’s Day greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages and actual written valentines didn't appear until after 1400. The oldest known Valentine in existence is a love poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London, following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. As the holiday began gaining more and more popularity between the 17th and 18th centuries, couples young and old looked for new and interesting ways to share their feelings. But it wasn’t actually until 1840 that Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. She is known as the “Mother of the Valentine” and the Greeting Card Association estimates that about 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year!

     

    Symbols galore: One can hardly enter into the month of February without being bombarded by hearts, chocolate, love cards and plenty more. Some of the most common symbols for Valentine’s Day is this era are cupids, hearts, roses, teddy bears and words of adoration. Everyone (well mostly everyone) knows that Cupid, with his arrows and bows, represents Roman mythology and that Cupid was the son of Venus the goddess of love. But what about chocolate- why is that important and so widely given out? Well clearly from the get-go chocolate was a favorite with its rich, divine and decadent flavor. Being that everyone enjoys chocolate, it’s only natural it became such a widely distributed item this month. Cadbury invented the first chocolate candies in the 1860s and was also the first to market them in a heart-shaped box for the holiday. 

     

    Although the true meaning behind Valentine’s Day has been skewed since the beginning the same principle applies- the appreciation for those you love and care about. No longer is Valentine’s Day just about celebrating couples but sharing with friends and family your appreciation for them. It’s easy to get lost in the glitz and overwhelming glamour of the heart shaped holiday, but try to remember single or not, Valentine’s Day is about those closest to you and celebrating love in all its forms. Ready to celebrate? Post a photo of you showing the love here.

     

    Tuesday
    Jan222013

    Cupids Undie Run is coming up Feb. 9! 

    We’re proud to announce that we are once again sponsoring the Cupid’s Undie Run in Denver on Feb. 9! This 1-mile-ish jog asks you to bare it all for a great cause and we will be doing the infamous ‘Tip for a Rip’ segment again this year to help raise money! We’ve also expanded our sponsorship to include the Minneapolis event this year as well!  For our Texas readers the closest Cupid Undie Run is in Austin.  We hope to see Dallas host this event next year…if so, we will be there with bells on!!!

    So come out, bare it all and join the festivities after! You can register for the event here! Also, Waxing the City will be donating an additional $10 per person for any registered runners receiving a waxing service between now and Feb 9.   So make sure to get waxed before you bare your body for the run! Not sure what to expect? Check out our video from last year:

     

    Tuesday
    Jan222013

    Waxing the City January All-Star

    Meet Talia Wilson from our LoDo and Boulder Salons. We sat down with Talia to discuss some of her favorite things: