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The other day we got a phone call from a waxer in Alaska. (Yes, even people who enjoy those sub-zero winters like to stay smooth.)  She has a client moving to the area and wanted to make sure she was going to be in good hands.  She read all of our great reviews on Yelp so she called to check us out. Her biggest concern was what kind of wax we use for Brazilian bikini waxing.  She was relieved when Erin told her we only use hard wax specifically designed for Brazilian waxing.

Is there really that much difference in waxes?  OMG YES!!!!

I’ve been waxing for more than 11 years.  I’ve worked in many salons, done thousands of Brazilians and used dozens of waxes.  There is a difference.

Soft wax, or strip wax, is what people think of when they think of waxing because that’s what they see in all the movies and YouTube videos.  Some sadist smears on hot wax, smooshes on the strip and then rrriipps it off in a storm of cursing, flailing and tears. I mean who hasn’t seen The 40 Year Old Virgin??

Then there’s hard wax.  It’s a lot gentler on the tender bits we like to keep smooth.  It grabs the hair and not the skin and hurts a lot less than soft wax.

Here at Cherry City Waxworks, we use hard wax for Brazilian waxing, facial waxing and underarm waxing. We use soft wax for arm waxing, leg waxing and back waxing. We strongly encouraged people looking for a new waxer to always ask what kind of wax they use.  If they tell you anything but hard wax for a Brazilian, don’t let them wax you.

Oh, you should totally check out our great reviews on Yelp!  Maybe leave one of your own….


We are so excited to see you!

We know everyone is eager to schedule an appointment, and we wholeheartedly thank you for being so understanding! We genuinely appreciate all of you for your love and support and patience as we move into this new phase.

We will reopen Monday June 1st, when we have our new COVID-19 safety protocols in place and our staff completes training. Your safety and the safety of our team are our number one priority.  

Starting on Monday, May 25th, we will contact clients who had appointments cancelled due to the shutdown. Once we have reached out to them, we will reopen our schedule to all clients and enable online booking.

Because of our new safety protocols, we will be able to see fewer clients per day. It is going to take us a little longer to catch up and get everyone back on a regular schedule. Please be nice and patient with us, we will see as many clients as possible.

We want to do this right and ensure we have all proper protocols in place. Please note the following changes will be strictly enforced. We will follow up for more information as we get closer to reopening.    
- NO extra guests. Only clients with appointments allowed.
- Our waiting area will be closed. You must wait in your car and let us know when you arrived. More detailed instructions to follow.
- YOU MUST WEAR A MASK - If you do not have a mask, we will have masks available for a nominal fee.
 - You must be symptom-free of any illness at least 72 hours before your appointment.
- For clients who require assistance, additional guests must be pre-approved before your appointment. We will not grant approval in person.    

We know this is quite a burden on everyone. But if this is the price we pay to make sure we can get back to work and take care of you, we have no problems with it.   We cannot WAIT to see you again!  

See you soon,
Your Waxing Goddesses at  Cherry City Waxworks  

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