The Details

Shannon Conley, founder of Urban Waxx, has envisioned a 24-hour Waxx-a-thon since she opened the doors in 2007. Giving back to the community is essential to the Urban Waxx family. So, the Urban Waxx Philanthropy Task Force, guided by Project Coordinator Adriana Ryding, put together this fun and exciting event.

Join us for Urban Waxx's 5th anniversary! We are holding a 24-hour Waxx-a-thon. It will begin at 9am on Saturday, October 6th and run until 9am on Sunday, October 7th. All the proceeds from the day will benefit two very deserving charities: Friends of Trees and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

The Waxx-a-thon will be a continuous celebratory atmosphere, with coffee and doughnuts given out in the morning, beer and wine in the afternoon, and an appearance by the Koi Fusion food cart from 11am-1pm.

We want to thank our clients for 5 great years. For each hour of the Waxx-a-thon we will have a raffle give-away with generous prizes from local businesses. If you can't make it to our event, but you would still like to support our causes, please purchase raffle tickets starting September 5th at any Urban Waxx location. Check out our list of generous sponsors below. You do not need to be present to win your prize.


At Urban Waxx we are very aware of how much wood and paper products we used each day. Because of this, we have decided to provide half our proceeds from the Waxx-a-thon to the Portland-based non-profit Friends of Trees.

The mission of Friends of Trees is to bring people in the Portland/Vancouver area together to plant and care for city trees and green spaces. Through their Neighborhood Trees program, homeowners buy discounted trees to plant with their neighbors at weekend plantings.

Through their Green Space Initiative, trained crew leaders guide volunteers at weekend events to restore public natural areas and green spaces between freeways and neighborhoods. Since 1989, with the help of tens of thousands of volunteers, they have planted more than 450,000 trees and native plants in the Portland-Vancouver and Eugene- Springfield metropolitan areas.

Visit the Friends of Trees →

In addition to helping ‘green up’ Portland, Urban Waxx wants to do something to help the people of Portland. We will be giving the other half of the proceeds to The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a leading-edge Order of queer nuns. Since their first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted themselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. They believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty and they use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.

Visit the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence →


To celebrate our 5th anniversary, we want to give something back to our amazing clients; 24 somethings, actually!

For each hour of the Waxx-a-thon, we will be raffling off one amazing prize. If you attend the Waxx-a-thon for a service, your name will be automatically entered into the raffle. You can also increase your chances of winning by purchasing extra tickets; 1 for $5.00 or 3 for $10.00. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the event, we will be selling raffle tickets beginning September 5 th at all 3 of our locations and you don’t have to be present to win. Of course, all the proceeds from the raffle tickets will go to our two amazing charities: Friends of Trees, and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Make sure you get your tickets!

Here are our wonderful sponsors for the raffle...

Haircut Gift Certificate & Hair Care Product

Visit Fringe Salon →

Gift Certificate

Visit PBJs Grilled →

2x $25 Gift Certificate

Visit Hunan Pearl →

Massage Gift Certificate

Visit Urban Oasis Salon →

5x Facial Gift Certificate

Visit Skin by Marywynn →

$100 Gift Certificate

Visit Southpark Restaurant →

Clothes Gift Certificate

Visit Folly →

Accupuncture & Sauna Gift Certificate

Visit Acupuncture in the Pearl →

Personal Training Gift Certificate

Visit Energy Personal Training →

4x $25 Gift Certificate

Visit Oh Baby Lingerie →

$25 Gift Certificate

Visit Slappycakes →

and the grand prize...


Come enjoy wonderful coffee from Sterling Coffee Roasters and snack on tasty doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnut.

Get some Korean BBQ from the one and only Koi Fusion.

Have a beer from Red Hook Brewing or perhaps some wine from Caps and Corks. Join us for a midnight pizza party with pizza from Eat Pizza! Whatever you're in the mood for, we've got you covered.


All of this goes down at our Northwest Portland location which is located at 1036 NW 18th Ave. Portland, OR 97209. Visit our locations page to learn more about this location or to book a Waxx-a-thon appointment online.

Get Involved

The Waxx-a-thon is going a non-stop fun time for everyone involved. Below are some great ways to get involved with the Waxx-a-thon and we hope you're as excited about it as we are!

For sponsorship / raffle inquiries, contact

To book an appointment during the Waxx-a-thon, book online at Urban Waxx Northwest!

If you have any other questions or ideas, contact