Welcome to Cactus WAX Studio
November 23, 2018
What is your business and how/why did you start your business?
Hi, My name is Wendy Pearson. My business is Cactus WAX Studio, LLC. I am based in Superior Marketplace (by Target). We officially opened our doors on October 15, 2018, when Mayor Clint Folsom and the Superior Chamber of Commerce supported us with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. We are a professional, licensed WAX salon, meaning that we remove unwanted hair using warm wax, for women, men, (teens and tweens with parent), from brow to toes, and anything in between. Everyone is welcome!
Where did you grow up? How long have you lived in the area? Tell us about your family.
I am English (still have the accent!), but have been living in Rock Creek for 17 years, with my husband, Brooke, and my now empty nester children, Ben and Georgia. Originally being a child in a military family, and therefore moving around a lot, this is the longest that I have lived anywhere in my life, and it feels like home. I can’t imagine living anywhere else- we love all the friends we have made, the diversity, the weather, the shopping, the public facilities, open space, flora, fauna, schools, and safety of Superior. (I am even comfortable with driving on the wrong side of the road!)
Tell us about the events that led up to where you are now (i.e. education, career path).
Being a business owner is very new to me. I am actually a high school teacher of 25 years, with the last 12 years being in Boulder Valley School District. I have a Bachelor of Education, and a Master’s Degree in Academic Leadership and Policy Studies. I also have my Career and Technical Education Director License. I have taken a year’s Leave of Absence from BVSD, (where I was director of a Career and Technical Education Program at Boulder Technical Education Center), in order to pursue my entrepreneurial dream. I was motivated to follow a cosmetology based business pathway, by my daughter, Georgia, who has her Esthetician Certification, and is an experienced WAX Technician, and by my own passion to help make people feel comfortable, and confident in themselves.
What is unique about your business (what sets you apart from the rest)?
Cactus WAX Studio is unique, in that it is the only WAX studio in the Superior area. We use a type of WAX that has been newly developed on the East coast. It is a Gel wax, which is utilized at a much lower temperature than traditional (widely used) strip, elastic, or hard wax. It does not stick to the skin- giving a far less ouchee, more pleasurable experience. Our Technicians at Cactus WAX Studio are all highly trained, professional WAX specialists. Our standards of hygiene are exceptional, and our brand new studio is gorgeous! Check out our 5 star reviews on YELP and Google. We also produce many of our own fabulous products, onsite and to order. For example, we can whip up an 8oz jar of exfoliating sugar scrub with your choice of base and essential oils, or a castor oil and rosemary eyebrow/eyelash wand to promote healthy growth of eye area hair. Our Silkworm Cocoons will amaze you! (Come on in and learn all about them!)
Tell us about your community involvement (how does this benefit your clients).
I am very proud to be a local business owner, and feel blessed to have been so supported by my own community. I am grateful that my clients value local businesses, and help support the individual and local economy. I employ five part time (local) technicians, who are amazing at what they do! You will not find a more skilled and dedicated team, wanting to ensure that our clients leave us looking and feeling fabulous. We offer rewards to our new and loyal clients, and hope to continue our professional partnerships.
Given your business expertise and the nature of what you do, what advice can you offer to the residents?
Why WAX at Cactus WAX Studio? Our unique gel wax, and techniques ensure a far less painful experience than most clients have found in other wax centers. It is very safe (no risk of burns or scarring), quick (we can have you in and out in your lunch break!), extremely reasonably priced (50% Off your first WAX service, plus other ongoing packages, combos, buy 5 get 6th free, 5% off your service for referral, 10% off service for booking consecutive month, plus more!), super hygienic (no double dipping EVER!), great reviews and comments from current clients.
Now then…. Here are some words of wisdom about waxing….
- The more you do it, the finer the hair becomes – not coarser- that is a myth.
- Coarse, dark hair comes with shaving, not waxing. Stop shaving.
- No cuts and nicks or razor burn with WAX. Stop Shaving.
- Fewer ingrown hairs with WAXing. Stop Shaving.
- WAX in the Fall/Winter! By the time Spring and Summer come around, your fluffy bits will be almost nonexistent, (and you won’t have to cover up to grow out your hairs to a waxable length). Start NOW. Do it regularly, and you will be so pleased with yourself in the warm weather.
- Exfoliate between WAXing. WAXed hairs become finer and weaker, so to support them being able to penetrate the skin more easily, we recommend you exfoliate your skin between waxing.
- WAXing is for Guys and Gals. Guys- I promise it’s nothing like the 40 Year Old Virgin! You will feel so much more comfortable in and out of your clothes.
- Tweens and Teens feel more confident when they feel they look their best
- Athletes benefit greatly from WAXing. Nostrils are clearer, bodies are smoother, WAXed areas are more hygienic, no more razor rash equals less chafing.
- No prickly stubble with WAXing. Stay smooth and fabulous- Do it for YOU. You deserve it. (WAX that Cactus!)
- And let’s face it…. Smooth is Sexy! I’d WAX that!!!
What else we should know about you, your family, or your business?
I am beyond excited to be taking part in this life changing event. I am incredibly grateful to my family and friends who have been so supportive of me in this adventure. It has been both terrifying and elating at the same time. I have learned so much already about running a business. Part of me knew that there are some areas that need setting up and tending to as a business owner, and other areas I was clueless on! My recommendation to anyone who is thinking of starting up on their own is to definitely create a Business Plan, get legal advice from a Business Attorney, find a super Accountant who will actually help you with tax stuff, EINS, forms, wages, etc. (you are not born with this information!), get a new BFF who will help you with your website (thanks Alison M!), be wary of all the Marketing companies who want to “help you,” shop around for reputable suppliers, employ the best team members (you can’t have mine!), find a great location for your business, employ the services of a trustworthy and capable contractor, (I can give you a name). I am very happy to chat to anyone who would like to benefit from my recent entrepreneurial experiences. You know where to find me! One last gem from me while setting out on an adventure “Expect the unexpected, and it will never take you by surprise.”
Business contact information (phone, address, website, email, etc.):
Address: Cactus WAX Studio LLC, 502 Center Drive, Superior Marketplace (Near Target), Superior, CO 80027
Studio Phone: 303 494 1654
Website for information, service descriptions, prices, package deals, online bookings: www.cactuswaxstudio.com