The History of Waxing the City

Inspired by their clients and their dedication to the art of hair removal, the founders of Waxing the City followed their dream of creating a space devoted to their shared passion. Thanks to their vision, access to expert waxing services is just a click away.

Waxing Is Everything

Summer Hartshorn Vasilas worked for several salons in Minneapolis and Denver beginning in the late 1990s. As Summer refined her waxing skills and found her passion in waxing, she had a dream of someday opening a studio exclusively dedicated to the craft. Taking this idea to Marilyn Hartshorn, Robin Schoh and Alex Arlotta, Waxing the City was created to provide expert facial and body waxing—the first studio of its kind in Colorado.

First-in-Class Services

From day one, the founders have been committed to hiring the best and making them even better. To ensure Waxing Standards of Excellence, every licensed esthetician at Waxing the City completes an extensive training course before they serve clients. In fact, our technicians are so skilled they even have a special name: Cerologist®. The word cerologist is derived from “cera” (Latin for wax) and “ologist” (to indicate their level of expertise).

Bringing Waxing the City to You

When Waxing the City first opened its doors, clients would drive for hours for our unrivaled waxing experience and while that was flattering, expansion was necessary. One studio led to two, two led to two more, and so on. Waxing the City is taking their growth to a new level with national expansion thanks to their partnership with Self Esteem Brands. By leveraging Self Esteem Brands’ franchising excellence, Waxing the City continues to grow and flourish.