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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 19 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 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?

International outreach to help improve the lives of women and children.

what else should we know about you?

I spend much of my free time with my husband and son! Film, music, art , travel and cupcakes 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

erin

esthetician
what do you love about the wax bar?

The atmosphere creates a positive energy, and I love being a part of the Ballard community!

what is the best thing about your job?

My clients! I get to meet interesting people every day and build relationships while helping my clients feel good about themselves. It’s fun and rewarding!

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

After years of struggling with breakouts, my skin changed when I started using the Somme Transport Pads and C Serum. I am a true believer in the Somme line, and my clients love it, too! Other favorites include Jan Marini’s Bioglycolic Cleanser and Dermalogica’s Skinperfect Primer.

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

I love helping people, and I adore kids. I’ve always thought it would be rewarding to work as a school counselor.

what else should we know about you?

All of my free time is spent with my family. My husband and I have 2 kids — a wonderfully spirited 3 year old girl and a new baby boy. We love spending time outside at parks, the beach, or some summertime camping. I am passionate about the performing arts, I love to cook, and I always wish I could find more time to read.

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, travel, and recently started crossfit.

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 line for its simplicity and effectiveness. I have never had such quick results. The boosting mask feels amazing and smells wonderful as it warms the skin.

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 was born and raised in Colorado and moved to Seattle recently. I am living on Alki Beach and loving everything Seattle has to offer! I love to travel and am always up for a new adventure.

sara

esthetician
what do you love about the wax bar?

This is a fabulous place to work, we have an awesome, funny and professional team of women. I love the clean 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 the 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.

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 and art and making jewelry in my spare time. I recently moved to the Ballard/Phinney area where I live with my husband in a tiny apartment filled with musical instruments.

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… In addition to being an esthetician, I’ve been a bartender for the last 13 years. I’ve tried to quit, but I still keep one shift a week because I love it. 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.

becky

front desk manager
what do you love about the wax bar?

I love the consistency between all three of our locations and knowing that you will be happy seeing any of our technicians for your services!

what is the best thing about your job?

The best thing about my job is building these special relationships with our clients. I’ve met some amazing people here; I love seeing them every few weeks and catching up on what’s been going on in our lives! I love that I know everyone who walks in the door and they know me!

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

Tan Towels! I won’t use any other tanning product, these have been my weekly go-to for several years! No streaks, no mess, just a beautiful & natural-looking tan! I also love the entire Dermalogica line because it can be customized for any skin type. And I just started using RevitaLash- I can’t believe how long my lashes are because of it!

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

I’m an animal lover and would want to open a foster place for homeless animals to stay until they can be adopted into loving homes.

what else should we know about you?

I enjoy traveling and spur-of-the-moment weekenders exploring Washington. When I’m home I spend my time with friends, family, and my Pomeranian, Buster. I love to go out dancing to live music, and am teaching myself to play the piano.

what is your favorite quote?

“Do things right today and reflect on life tomorrow with a smile.”