February 9, 2015
Some spas temper waxing anxiety with candles and soft music. The Wax Bar serves drinks. We sipped a raspberry beer in the lounge and felt at ease by the time Jahn smoothed on a pine-based wax. The shocking speed of each rip was sobering, and we gasped more than once during the session, but after five minutes, there was nothing left but a few strays that she whisked away with tweezers.… [Read More]
By Erika Hobart
The candles, the roses, the chocolate-covered strawberries—none of it actually eased the pain of my first time. I lay naked and vulnerable afterwards, thinking how much easier it would’ve been had I downed a couple of beers beforehand. Enter The Wax Bar, the first salon in the entire state to obtain a beer license. If a situation in which a stranger asks you to undress and spread your ass cheeks makes you nervous, you can now knock the edge off with an IPA.… [Read More]
The Seattle Times
By Melissa Allison and Amy Martinez
On the last Friday of every month, just before 5 p.m., physical therapist Rani Linarelli stops by the Wax Bar in Ballard. She sips a $3 Belgian beer and flips through celebrity magazines while waiting for her name to be called.
Not your typical happy-hour hangout, the Wax Bar claims to be Seattle’s only skin-care salon with a license to sell beer.… [Read More]
The Ballard News Tribune
By Esther Shin
Waxing. It’s one of those things you do because you have to, not because you want to. There’s something that might make the experience a little more tolerable. The answer for you is at Ballard’s Wax Bar.
There’s nothing like some pre-wax booze to calm those jitters before the, “Holy *&#$!!!” when removing all that unwanted hair.… [Read More]
By Ashley Breckel
Nobody likes getting waxed, bu for some of us it’s one of those unavoidable activities. Thankfully, veteran waxing specialist Karen Jahn is about to make this hair-ripping experience a bit more enjoyable (or at least a little less painful). After nine years at Habitude salon in Ballard, Jahn was scheduled to open her own place in late September 2007, THE WAX BAR, where-along with that waxing-you’ll be able to relax by sipping a cold beer.… [Read More]