Meet Stephanie, our newest Junior Specialist

Hi, everyone. Meet Stephanie. She's recently graduated from her Wax That apprenticeship and is now a Junior Specialist. We've loved watching her grow as a technician (she's put in more than 200 hours of training!), and she's now on the floor flying solo. We asked Stephanie to share her favorite things about being part of the Wax That family and what to do in Austin this summer.

 (Stephanie pictured above)

(Stephanie pictured above)

What is your favorite part of the job?

I really love getting to know people. Developing relationships with others is in our nature and I'm happy I found a profession where that is encouraged. When a guest is willing to trust you with something as personal as waxing, it helps to build that connection. I think itโ€™s important to honor and appreciate that.

What is your favorite crystal to work with and why?

I have to say amethyst! I am always drawn to it. Its protection against negative energy is unparalleled. But it also helps to promote positive energy, which is really important when working closely with other people. I believe energy is contagious, good or bad. I want to spread the good!

What is the best thing to do in Austin during the summer months?

I have to be in the water. Any body of water will do. Whether itโ€™s floating in the river or floating in the pool. Being in the water, in the summer, in Texas... is key!

How has your experience in the Wax That apprenticeship program impacted you?

I have so much appreciation for the training I have received at Wax That. It has given me the confidence and skill I need to be successful in the career path I have chosen. I know I have great things to come and an incredible support system to help me along my journey.

Take advantage of Stephanie's Junior Specialist rates before she advances to the next level and book with her by July 8th. Make an appointment with any of our Junior Specialists at our East location to receive $5 off facial waxing & $10 off body waxing.

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Insider tips that will make waxing less painful

5 Insider Tips That Will Make Your Post-Wax Experience Better

You've heard your waxing technician tell you this time and time again, but what exactly do you need to remember to do (or not to do) post-wax? We've made it super simple by distilling the best post-wax tips and tricks into these 5 easy steps.

1) Hydrate and moisturize

In the evening after your face or body wax, apply aloe vera gel or cortisone cream to the waxed area to help soothe any redness or irritation. Aloe gel is anti-bacterial, contains antioxidants and vitamins, and helps to retain moisture in the skin. Just make sure you use a natural aloe gel that does not contain any alcohol (check the ingredients list). Drink plenty of water pre and post-wax to help make your waxing treatment less painful.

2) Take an anti-inflammatory pill

If the area is sore or achy, take an anti-inflammatory pill such as Ibuprofen or Advil and you should feel relief within the hour. Pro Tip: If you know your body often reacts this way or you are nervous about getting your first wax, take an anti-inflammatory pill 30-45 minutes before your appointment to reduce feelings of pain.

3) Limit sun exposure

If you're going to be out in the sun 24 hours after your wax make sure you apply SPF to the waxed area and try to cover up. Even low sun exposure can result in a sunburn.

4) Do not swim, steam, tan, or engage in sexual activity

The reason why we advise you not to swim, steam, tan, or engage in sexual activity within 48 hours of your bikini or brazilian wax is to minimize any potential skin irritations such as red or white bumps. Because the waxed area is extremely sensitive and your skin is still recovering for the first day or so post-wax, we want to ensure your healing process goes smoothly.

5) Exfoliate your skin

Exfoliating 48 hours after your wax will help prevent bumps and ingrown hairs. Trust us, removing an ingrown hair can be more painful than getting a wax! A gentle exfoliating scrub sloughs off dead skin cells, therefore allowing new hair to naturally grow without getting caught beneath the skin.

You can also apply a topical product to help clean out the pores. We love using PFB Vanish's roll-on exfoliator which contains salicylic acid and lactic acid to prevent ingrown hairs. Over time, waxing can help reduce hair growth, but you'll want to keep your skin healthy and happy (do not pick at any ingrown hairs!) to achieve the best results. You can pick up a bottle of PFB at our South and East locations.

Going on vacation soon? We recommend that you book your wax one week before you travel. Use our online booking system or give us a call!

Brow Mondays for $10!

For a limited time, we're offering Brow Mondays at our newest Eastside location (2406 Manor Road). Every Monday enjoy an eyebrow wax for just $10 with the purchase of another service.*

To book a brow service use promo code ManorMonday10 for Waxing Specialists and ManorMonday10JR for Junior Specialists when booking online or call us at 512.425.0070.

We can't wait to see you!