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Oh hey, Vancouver!


Vancouver! We opened our 6th location on Friday March 24 and we couldn’t be more excited to bring what we do best (dazzle you) to Washington.

I have to say, it was a looooong few weeks! That is the deal with construction: it’s a lot of waiting until the last few weeks, and then: BOOM! Everything has to fit together in just a few short days. We did it, but it was a close one!

I love opening new locations. It is the most exciting time, and also I get to be surrounded by my favorite people. There is a whirlwind of activity, and everyone comes together to just get it all done. It is really amazing to see how the space transforms in just a few days.


Do Angie and I look like zombiesĀ in this picture? At one point I looked at her and she looked grey from lack of sleep! That woman is not only always on the go, she also has a one year old baby boy at home! I will tell you, when she is tired she thinks I am very funny…so that is a bonus!

The Vancouver Chamber of Commerce came on Friday and we did a ribbon cutting that was very fun. Big scissors? Yes, please!

It was a great day and we cannot wait to see you there! Now…onto our next Vancouver location! Hazel Dell will be opening in July!


Urban Waxx
16415 SE 15th St
Vancouver WA



Waxin and a Movin and a Shakin!

We are busy little bees on NW 18th St. We have so many pans on the stove that sometimes I wonder how everything is going to get cooked. But, that’s simple. I ask for help. And lots of it.

Look at the CUTE new bags and gift card presenters that Liam designed. Sigh. I love them. And you should see the the gift cards that go in the presenters. Better yet, you should GIVE a gift card! Or win a gift card! Are you following us on Twitter or Facebook? Because if you are, you will be a part of some really fun gift card giveaways that we are launching. So get on there! See: here is little Miss Mandee Pearson who is one of our clients. She won our first Twitter promo today! She got a $25 gift card just for coming into UW and saying a secret word that we announced on Twittier! Not too shabby!
Speaking, of launching: Liam has been the busiest bee of all. He is crazy nutty busy at work getting ready to launch the brand new Serious Serum website where Serious devotees will be able to buy the luscious stuff online! So exciting! Not to mention that we just got our brand new, BEAUTIFUL bottles in! Only a few…5000! It was quite the delivery!

So many other things too…some are fun surprises and big events! Plus there are always fun events like the crazy Halloween party that we just had (there we all are on the left) and the upcoming Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. Sorry my darling Alix…we can do a formal cocktail party next Holiday! xo

Tweet for a Cause: Raphael House of Portland

It is with great excitement that we announce to you our first Twitter promotion, “Tweet for a Cause: Raphael House of Portland” We’ve teamed up with Raphael House of Portland and developed what we think will be a fun and exciting promotion. Instead of telling you who Raphael House is, we’ll let their website speak for itself:

Raphael House is a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to fighting the causes and effects of intimate partner violence in a variety of ways. We offer emergency shelter in a confidential location, a 24-hour in-house crisis line, transitional housing and advocacy programs, non-residential advocacy in partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, and also work to bring an end to violence through community outreach and education.”

So, needless to say, this is a great cause that we can TOTALLY get behind. It was important to Urban Waxx that we could help support a local charity, that embodies the same values that we hold dear, like empowering individuals. After doing some research, Liam and I found the Raphael House, and Liam came up with a great way to help out:Twitter. It just makes sense to us! We love Twitter, we love people, and we love to give back! Add it all together and Twitter is a great way to give to an amazing cause, and have some fun with new friends in the process. Basically, Tweet for a Cause means that for every follower we have by October 31st, we’ll donate $1 to Raphael House of Portland. It’s that simple. The more followers we get, the more money we’ll be able to donate.

How can you help? Simple! Follow us on Twitter @urbanwaxx and tell your friends. We’ll be tweeting up a storm and a simple ReTweet would totally help us get the word out. Thanks for your support and we’ll keep you all posted on the progress.

*Donation will not exceed 2,000 total followers. Promotion runs until 10/31/2009. Any questions can be directed to