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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.

    Entries in waxing the city (25)

    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
    Mar202013

    5 Tips to Prepare for Bikini Season 

    Summer is just around the corner and the urge to get bikini and swimsuit ready is becoming extremely prevalent. We’ve all had a long winter and probably didn't commit as well as we would have liked to with our NYE resolutions. Although we are still making our way out of winter, it’s never too early to get into the summer swing of things – and busting out those bikini bods. After doing some serious research, we came up of a list of 5 tips we thought were the BEST for getting bikini ready. Check them out below:

    Pick up some form of physical activity: We hate to admit this, but we know it’s probably the most important tip (and hardest to accomplish) when preparing for the bikini season. Adding some cardio to your day will not only help you shape up for the season, but will increase your mood, too. Since the weather is getting nicer, it will be easier to find fun activities you can do outside. Grab some friends, get out in the sun and work it!

    Rest and drink PLENTY of water: Getting an appropriate amount of sleep is incredibly beneficial to your overall health and will play a very active role in helping revitalize your body for spring and summer. Aim to get around 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Also, drink plenty of water throughout the day. Most people do not drink nearly enough water each day and this can result in overeating and low energy levels. So if you want to both look and feel better this season, hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate! 

    Find a flattering suit: This goes without saying but finding a great suit for your body will make ALL the difference! Sure, it sucks going to the dressing room only to find that you hate every single option, but keep trying. Eventually you will find one you love and that fits you well. We could give you all the advice in the world for how to choose the best bathing suit, but ultimately you are the one who knows your body the best and what looks good. While you’re at it, why not pick out a flattering cover-up to go along with your newfound suit?

    Wax and Exfoliate: Those long winter months have done nothing but wreck havoc on your skin. Winter brings dried, dead skin and exfoliating can help ease your skin back into its luscious, pre-winter state. Waxing is a perfect exfoliate and will help eliminate dry skin and can give you just the boost your skin needs. Besides you’re basically killing two birds with one stone when waxing: exfoliating and getting rid of that unwanted hair. Starting your waxing routine early in the season will help make sure you skin is ready in time for summer and will help curb your hair growth down the line. We would by lying as well if we didn't suggest a good assortment of body scrubs and loofahs. These are also helpful when exfoliating and they can make you wax last longer.

    Consider a spray tan: Finally, after you’ve completed all the above four steps and you’re still not feeling beach ready, why not try a spray tan? Having a little extra color coming into the season will definitely boost your confidence. Just make sure to steer clear of that overly orange spray tan color and stay closer to your natural tone. 

    Overall, the best tip we can give is just to have fun! Spring and summer is a great time to start something new. In honor of this countdown to spring, we will be showcasing cute and unique bathing suits each week on our social media accounts. Check them out and let us know what styles you will be rocking this season! 

    What tips do you typically follow when preparing for spring and summer? Share them with us on our Facebook page.

    Wednesday
    Feb272013

    Waxing the City February All Star: Lacie Fuller 

    Meet Lacie Fuller from our LoDo Salon in Denver, Colorado. We sat down with Lacey to discuss some of the funny things she's witnessed at the salon.

     

    Wednesday
    Feb272013

    Cupid's Undie Run 2013

    For the second year in a row, Waxing the City chose to support the Cupid's Undie Run, a race where people bare it all to support the Children's Tumor Foundation in Minneapolis and Denver.

    In an effort to raise more funds for the foundation, on February 9, we organized a "Rip for a Tip" session in both cities. Brave men sacrificed their body hair to raise money, and it was amazing!

    We want to give a special shout-out to the two brave men who volunteered to wax their ENTIRE hairy (and we mean hairy) chests. Also, the heart-shaped chest waxes were just perfect for the occasion!

    Check out photos from both events: Minnesota and Colorado

    Dying to check out the awesome outfits and killer dance moves? We made a video of the event and were sure to capture each and every breathless look as we ripped away their body hair. Take a look here: