D.C. Happenings: Waxing the City in Del Ray, Alexandria

Waxing…the age old, it hurts, but I have to do it, beauty routine.  This is about to sound unreal but, I actually had a waxing experience over at the brand new Waxing the City in the super cute Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.  I can honestly say I’ve never had an experience while getting my brows waxed…until I visited Waxing the City!
First of all, if you haven’t ventured out to Del Ray, Alexandria, I highly advise it.  Go with some girlfriends for a wax, followed by happy hour somewhere on Mount Vernon Ave.  This area of Alexandria is so cute with a few great restaurants and coffee shops…the location for this new Waxing the City is perfect.

If you live in the D.C. area, and haven’t heard of Waxing the City, it’s because this is the closest location to the city, aside from the store located out in Ashburn, VA.  The overall vibe of Waxing the City is so much more than simply a wax salon.  There’s only one big competitor for them, and while I won’t mention them by name, I have to say I’ve visited the waxing competitor quite a few times in the past.  Here’s what’s different about Waxing the City…
The orange and grey decor is warm, comfortable, and inviting- it was honestly unexpected, but in a great way!  The waxing room was clean, there was plenty of space to put my things down, the table was comfortable, and all of the waxing materials are neatly laid out.
Laura, the owner of this Waxing the City, gave me a quick, but informational, brow consultation before getting started.  Waxing the City uses their own custom hard wax, and let me tell you, it did not hurt or feel any type of uncomfortable, AT ALL.  They also have a soft wax for more stubborn hair removal. 
The whole process of Laura crafting my brows to perfection was truly an experience versus a check off my beauty to do list.  I’ve never had a waxing experience before, and I have to tell you, I really enjoyed it!  As I said, the wax didn’t feel uncomfortable at all for me, so I was able to just relax while she worked on my brows.  Sounds so different than the waxing norm, right?!  I have to be honest, the process was a little longer than your average brow wax, but it was so worth it after a long day at work.  I didn’t feel rushed, and I really enjoyed my conversation with Laura. 
When I was done, I was amazed by how great my brows looked, and I headed out to the front desk to look at their retail items for sale.  From pre-wax treatments to bath bombs and sugar scrubs the manager, Olivia, did an incredible job at giving highlights to each product.  I’m looking forward to going back and picking a few up in the near future.
Right now the Del Ray location of Waxing the City is accepting bookings for services & the best part is that you can book online, here!  They also have great packages like Buy 9, Get 3 Free for their various waxing services.  I can’t wait to head back to Waxing the City, I truly value the experience I had- which still seems so odd since it was just a waxing, but really, that’s how great it was!
PS: Receive 50% off your first visit!! 
[Disclaimer: Waxing in the City invited me in to experience complimentary services.  All opinions are my own.]

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