Thursday, May 31, 2012

Is waxing an appropriate Fathers Day gift?

Moms, if you're anything like me, you may not find the time to get in and take care of yourself like you once did before having kids. This can be anything from a haircut, a pedicure, waxing, and even routine dentist appointments!

Last summer I took the plunge and got a brazillian for the first time. I'd always been a little weary of a brazillian wax because who wants to look like a child? What I learned though while having my eyebrows waxed one day and conversing with my esthetician is that you can still have something left, perhaps a heart, landing strip, whatever... get creative!

I was presented with an opportunity to do a review of a place I had yet to try, European Wax Center:

European Wax Center is a high-end chic and hip salon that specializes in waxing with convenience and affordability. There are over 241 centers open across the nation, and it’s one of the fastest growing franchises in the nation. San Diego will be home to more than 18 European Wax Centers in the next two years. To make an appointment at one of the new locations, please call your nearest location or visit,

So, I went in for an early appointment at the 4S location, it is not far from me and the awesome thing is that all they do there is waxing, so that immediately makes the experience less concerning. The hours there are so flexible! Let me tell you where I used to go was a little bit of a drive and not open these many hours.
M-F: 8:30am to 8pm
Sat: 8:30am to 6:30pm
Sun: 10:30am to 6:30pm

I was glad to find that the experience was not too bad in the pain category. Saying that it was comfortable would be a lie and I've seen others post reviews stating their waxing was virtually painless, which I can't fathom, but apparently the special wax they use makes a huge difference, "the secret is in the wax." My esthetician advised that the more regular waxing, the less painful, and by using the products at home it will help as well. Regular. Like a schedule.

I'd literally just been getting some business training on scheduling things that are of a priority. There is a huge difference between things on a "to-do" list and being given a space on your calendar to get it completed. The awesome thing about the business training I receive is that it always flows over to my personal life.

After my wax was complete I talked to the receptionist about how I've never been routine in my waxing, but that it always makes the hubby smile. There are lots of options for regular waxing at European Wax Center, something for all budgets and levels of commitment. The one that resonnated with me was the once a month for 12 months. That was an easy thing to put in my calendar, afterall, my appointment only took 20 minutes from check in and waiting for the room to be properly set to the wax itself and then checking out. That is quick. When you have to budget for time and for money, (and don't we all?) this is a place for you to check out.

Back to my checking out... I decided that the 12 visit wax pass was the way to go! May as well get it on the calendar and get committed and stop hoping I would just get around to it. By signin up for the 12 visit wax pass I am saving 25%. Now about justifying spending that cash up front? I'll just include the card in with my Father's Day gift to the hubs and call it a gift that keeps on giving!

European Wax Center is allowing me to giveaway a wax of your choice and the same amazing product gift set:

-Slow it Body Wash
Film-free formula washes away residue that can clog pores and cause ingrown hair
Jojoba beads gently exfoliate
Botanical extracts calm and soothe
The super moisturizer hyaluronic acid for soft, supple skin

-Slow it Body Lotion
Detoxifies, protects and softens body hair
Reduces hair density and length
Uses star vitamins A, C & E to nourish and clarify

-Ingrown Hair Serum
Clears away dead skin that causes ingrown hair
Calms and soothes stressed skin
With tea tree oil, a natural antiseptic

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The awesome thing is, if you don't win, you can go in and give them a try with a free bikini wax... you may as well get ready for summer! But, if I were you I'd upgrade that free offer to the brazillian, afterall Fathers Day is coming up! If you stop in and you're the referring kind of mommy, which are the best kind, be sure to say I sent you!

As I've stated, I was offered an opportunity to come and try out European Wax Center for free and gifted some nice products to use at home. I had such a good experience that I decided to purchase their 12 visit wax pass. The exchange of product and service is for my time in writing a review and hosting a giveaway that I think moms will enjoy and the opinions are my own.