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Ballard

5915 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
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206.789.2963

Tues – Fri 9 – 8
Sat 9 – 7
Sun – Mon Closed

karen

founder / esthetician
what do you love about the wax bar?

I love our great team of waxing specialists and our reputation for providing excellent services and a wonderful experience!

what is the best thing about your job?

The Best thing about my job is the opportunity it provides me to meet new people everyday, and the chance to see my regulars and make everyone feel good when leaving.

what are some of your favorite skincare products @ the wax bar?

My favorite product has to be Tendskin for waxing after-care and Dermalogica Super Rich Moisturizer.

if you weren’t working @ the wax bar, what would you be doing?

I would be a teacher because I love to help people grow and achieve their goals.

what else should we know about you?

I was born and raised in Ballard. I have always loved the community and we were very excited to open our first location in Ballard. I have been waxing for over 20 years. My family includes my husband, daughter and son and we still have not left Ballard!

melissa

esthetician
what do you love about the wax bar?

The Wax Bar has an amazing team of estheticians who are great at what they do and a joy to work with.

what is the best thing about your job?

My job gives me the opportunity to make a little difference in someone’s day. From glowing skin to beautiful brows… It is very rewarding.

what are some of your favorite skincare products @ the wax bar?

The glycolic face wash by Jan Marini is a great foundation for any skin regime. The vitamin C serves as a great multivitamin to create healthy glowing skin!

if you weren’t working @ the wax bar, what would you be doing?

Making documentaries and film.

what else should we know about you?

I spend most of my free time with my husband and my two boys. Film, music travel, art and sushi are some of my favorite things!

deb

esthetician
what do you love about the wax bar?

I love my co-workers and our clean, professional, fun and friendly atmosphere.

what is the best thing about your job?

I love creating beautiful eyebrows! Such a small but important detail can really change someone’s look.

what are some of your favorite skincare products @ the wax bar?

Revitalash. This product really works and makes your lashes noticeably longer and thicker.
Tend Skin. This is essential for maintaining clear hair-free bikini lines!

if you weren’t working @ the wax bar, what would you be doing?

I love to cook – maybe I would try culinary school? I would love to have a little cafe’.

what else should we know about you?

I have been a part of the Ballard community since 1997 and working as an esthetician for 20 years. I love living and working in such a fun and thriving neighborhood.

what is your favorite quote?

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” – Bob Marley

kate

esthetician
what do you love about the wax bar?

Most of all the people. The clients as well as my coworkers are always a joy. I also love the skincare lines that we carry and find satisfaction improving clients skin in meaningful ways.

what is the best thing about your job?

With today’s busy schedules I love being the person that can slow the day down a little for you. Even a brow wax can be a relaxing break and just the thing you needed.

what are some of your favorite skincare products @ the wax bar?

I love the entire Somme line. Thank you Somme for making Neckline! After skipping sunscreen on my neck and chest for the better part of my life you can see the damage. However the Neckline cream and the entire Somme line have made a big difference!

if you weren’t working @ the wax bar, what would you be doing?

Definitely something with people. Probably teaching elementary school. Teaching children to read would be very rewarding.

what else should we know about you?

After taking a couple of years off from The Wax Bar to live in China, I am very excited to be back! Seattle has always been my home and I truly love this city!

connie

esthetician
what do you love about the wax bar?

I love the beautiful decor, as well as my co-workers. I also love the diverse clientele and listening to everyone’s story. A beverage to calm our clients nerves is a fun bonus!

what is the best thing about your job?

I love that this isn’t your “traditional” career yet, it’s an important one. Making people feel good about themselves after a wax or facial is very rewarding. Constantly learning from my clients and co-workers makes for a fun work environment too.

what are some of your favorite skincare products @ the wax bar?

Tend skin for waxing aftercare is a great product to combat ingrown hairs. I also love our Somme skincare line, as it works for all skin types. The transport pads completely changed my dull skin for the better!

if you weren’t working @ the wax bar, what would you be doing?

My dream job would be a cast member on SNL! I love laughing and making others laugh.

what else should we know about you?

I have a chihuahua named Stewart that I love very much as well as a niece who continues to amaze me with her wit everyday. I love to hike and travel, as well.

elana

esthetician
what do you love about the wax bar?

I love the energy and environment that clients and my co-workers create. It is fun, calming and most of all, a joy to be at work!

what is the best thing about your job?

The best thing about my job is I get to meet new people everyday. I love giving facials, tinting gorgeous lashes, waxing and providing knowledge to clients so they can get the most out of their services!

what are some of your favorite skincare products @ the wax bar?

I love The Somme Transfer Pads for breakouts!

if you weren’t working @ the wax bar, what would you be doing?

I would be/am a group fitness instructor. I have taught classes for 4 years and love to be healthy and workout. I am looking forward to a couple new certifications this year!

what else should we know about you?

I’m from Colorado and I love living in Ballard and teaching group fitness classes. I enjoy taking yoga classes, travel, and spending time with good friends.

sara

esthetician
what do you love about the wax bar?

This is a fabulous place to work, we have an awesome, funny, supportive and professional team of women. I love the clean and classy environment and always changing boutique items. Oh, and we offer drinks! What’s not to love?!

what is the best thing about your job?

It is incredibly rewarding to connect with clients, even if it’s simply for a 10 minute brow transformation. I love the instant gratification of hair removal with the possibility of making some one feel better leaving than when they arrived.

what are some of your favorite skincare products @ the wax bar?

I’m a huge fan of Revitalash, this amazing product really grows your lashes and makes them look long and luscious. I also love the universal brow pencil for filling in the sparse brow areas. I’ve noticed a marked difference in my skin since being a die-hard Dermologica user. I started using PCA eye cream and it is the best I’ve ever tried. Invest in your skin, you only have one face.

if you weren’t working @ the wax bar, what would you be doing?

I’m really interested in nutrition and holistic body care so I’d probably go to school for nutrition counseling or naturopathy. I’d like to get my Reiki master certificate and practice that too. I love what I do now so no career change for me anytime soon.

what else should we know about you?

I was born and raised here in Seattle and outside of a stint in Israel, I’ve lived here my entire life. I graduated from Seattle University with a degree in Social Work/Sociology but found my calling when I went to esthetics school a few years later. I love music, travel and art and making jewelry in my spare time. My husband and I live in Magnolia near Discovery park with our joyful toddler.

lynaia

esthetician
what do you love about the wax bar?

Everything from the fast paced, energetic people to the excellent service we provide. The goal is always to deliver outstanding treatments to our clients.

what is the best thing about your job?

I really enjoy getting to know our clients. Everyone is unique and that is what keeps it interesting. I also really care about my co-workers, we all work together so well.

what are some of your favorite skincare products @ the wax bar?

I have fallen in love with Dermalogica Age Smart line in particular the Skin Resurfacing Cleanser (anti-aging and exfoliating cleanser) and Super Rich Repair (enhancing firmness and elasticity moisturizer). Just a few products that can really make a difference to your skin!

if you weren’t working @ the wax bar, what would you be doing?

I love seeing the world with my family so I would like to write travel guides for families.

what else should we know about you?

I lived in West Seattle for the last 16 years along with my husband and two children. We love to cook, travel and hike! I have also been a licensed esthetician for the last 16 years.

carly

esthetician
what do you love about the wax bar?

I love coming to work at such a beautiful spa everyday and knowing that I’m working with such an amazing staff. We all love what we do, take pride in offering the best service possible, and support each other. I couldn’t ask for a better work environment.

what is the best thing about your job?

The best thing about my job is the interactions I have with my clients. You never know why someone is getting the service they’re getting, and I love hearing about their lives and helping them feel beautiful. It’s amazing the sense of relief you can give someone just by doing something as simple as a lip wax. I’m also a little OCD, so waxing is the perfect career for me!

what are some of your favorite skincare products @ the wax bar?

Tend Skin for waxing aftercare. It’s amazing how using it consistently can help prevent and heal ingrown hairs. Second would have to be Dermologica Intensive Eye Repair. I think that eye cream is one of the most underrated skin care products, yet it’s so important. TWICE A DAY PEOPLE!

if you weren’t working @ the wax bar, what would you be doing?

I would be a stand up comedian, a baker, a full time dog foster parent, or a powerhouse lawyer.

what else should we know about you?

I’m an old soul, I love the good ole days, fashion, music, etc… Most of my free time is spent cooking, laughing, listening to old country music, and taking care of the people I love, including my dog, Kevin.

ashley

front desk
tell us a bit about yourself.

I am pretty new to the city of Seattle. I come from Eugene, Oregon where I grew up and went to college at the University of Oregon. I have a very sensitive spot for animals, especially cats and I can never pass up an opportunity to travel.

what do you love about the wax bar?

I love my awesome co-workers, they make the job even more enjoyable and fun and I have built many meaningful friendships here. I also love the skincare that we carry, and being able to try them out and improve my skin in ways I hadn’t known about before.

what is the best thing about your job?

The most exciting aspect of my job is the fact that I get to help bring in the fun retail that we carry. It is always fun to see what new items there are, and being able to keep up on trends.

what are your favorite skin care products from The Wax Bar?

Hands down, Somme Eye Cream! I was using a different eye cream for the better part of my life and once I tried theirs I was converted. It has even lead me to try other products in their line and I haven’t been disappointed. I also use Somme A-Bomb as my moisturizer.

what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

In my spare time I love to watch and play sports, hang with friends, and explore the city. I also enjoy sports writing and cover the NBA and NFL.

tiffany

front desk
tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Tiffany. I live in Shoreline with my boyfriend Spencer and our kitty Fujiko.

what do you love about the wax bar?

I love that The Wax Bar carries a large selection of top skin care products, and the overall atmosphere that the owner created.

what is the best thing about your job?

The best thing about my job is that everyone works together to make it a great work environment and experience for the clients. All the little things the employees contribute come together to create an amazing big picture.

what are your favorite skin care products from The Wax Bar?

My favorite skin care products are among the Somme line. I personally use the 5 step system plus the Boost mask at night and my breakouts are under control the next day.

what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I enjoy going on hikes with good friends, and camping in the summertime. Any opportunity for an adventure and I’m on board. I also can’t deny that when it’s all said and done, nothing beats snuggling up with Spencer and Fujiko to watch a movie or play a video game at the end of the day.