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Wax for a Cure – Support MOVEMBER!

Uni K Wax is proud to partner once again this year with MOVEMBER to help raise funds and awareness for Men’s Health.  MOVEMBER is an organization committed to having an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. What started in 2003 in Australia as 30 men growing moustaches, or “Mos”, has grown to millions of men around the world growing moustaches to support awareness for Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, and Mental Health in the month of November. Since then, this charity foundation has raised $559 million and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries.

This year, Uni K Wax will donate 5% of the sales for men’s bikini waxing services, from all its Centers, performed during the month of November.

 

 

Movember is all about changing the understanding and attitudes men have towards their health. The Mo is Movember’s ribbon, it’s the catalyst for change. The goal is to raise awareness and funds to support the cause.

Funds raised in the US are directed to programs run directly by Movember, Prostate Cancer Foundation and the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Together, the three channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.

Last year, Movember had its most successful year to date, with over 850,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across the globe raising a phenomenal $126.3 million USD to change the face of men’s health.

Uni K Wax is always committed to making a positive impact! Our partnership with Movember is another way to do just that! If you are a man or a woman reading this blog, we urge you to visit www.movember.com so that you can learn more about this organization and share their important information with friends, family, and loved ones.  Please help Uni K Wax support this very important cause and raise awareness for men’s health!

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15% OFF any three services – OUR TREAT!

Halloween is around the corner and Uni K Wax is once again offering “a treat” for all its Uni K Rewards Members – 15% discount off your total bill when you receive three services during any one single visit*.  

No matter the kind of outfit you are planning on wearing this Halloween, we wanted you to be fully prepared to show off your best skin ever, and to help you we are offering you a saving on all three services.  This offer is valid during the entire month of October (except for October 31st) for all new or existing Uni K Rewards Members, both men and women, Sundays through Tuesdays between 2 – 5pm.

This promotion lends itself to build up reward points.  The Uni K Rewards Program offers a number of ways to earn reward points and one of those is receiving 10 points for every $1 that you spend.  By taking advantage of this month’s 15% discount, you will be booking three or more services – not just one, which can help build reward points even faster.  You can even book services online and get 2,000 additional rewards points ($2).  While you are at it, why not bring a friend to enjoy a 10% discount and you will receive a further 5,000 rewards points ($5) !

So make sure to sign up for the free Uni K Rewards Program, if you haven’t yet, and start earning points and save money!  Take advantage of this month’s offer – click here to book  your appointment online now at your favorite Center.

The Uni K Wax staff wishes you and your family a Happy Halloween!

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* Valid for new and existing Uni K Wax Rewards  members during October 2014.   Customer must have a minimum of three services during a single visit to benefit from the discount of 15% off the three services on a Sunday through to a Tuesday from 2pm till 5pm.  Promotion not valid to Teenclub customers.  Promotion will not be honored during black out days (October 31). Does not apply to series, packages, gift cards or gift certificates.  Must mention ad to redeem promotion.  Cannot be combined with other offers, packages or series.  Uni K Wax TeenClub members are restricted to services offered on the TeenClub menu unless authorized for additional services.  No cash value.  Uni K Wax Centers are independently owned and operated.

 

 

 

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ANNOUNCING NEW EYEBROWS & UPPER LIP TOUCH-UP SERVICES

Uni K Wax is known to be a leader and pioneer in the waxing industry, constantly bringing innovations to the market. If you follow our blogs you may already know that Uni K Wax was the first to create a professional waxing only center for both men and women, it was the creator of the Brazilian bikini waxing and the inventor of its unique all-natural elastic wax, applied at body temperature, that gently removes the hair providing for a non-irritating comfortable waxing experience. What you may not know is that Uni K Wax was also the first to offer what is called TOUCH-UP services.

TOUCH-UP sessions are provided for certain services within 12 days of the original waxing service at a lower price.  You may wonder why we offer them. Well, there are two reasons for that:

-  Our touch up service was created having in mind those customers who are transitioning from shaving into waxing.  Shaving causes hair growth patterns to become uneven; as a result, the first time a customer waxes there will be some hairs that haven’t reached the surface and won’t be removed by the wax. Touch up sessions will help remove that hair that was shaved and could not be waxed during the first session because it was too short. Our touch up services include; underarms, bikini, and buttocks strip.

-  We also offer full face touch-up because facial hair has the tendency to grow faster than body hair for some people such as women who are facing hormonal imbalances. This service is also beneficial for men who are transitioning from shaving into waxing their facial hair.

We don’t want our customers to be discouraged when they notice hairs appearing on the surface of their skin a few days after their waxing service, due to irregular hair growth. We also want to provide them with an inexpensive option to compliment our already affordable prices.

This month we are pleased to announce two additional facial touch-up services – Eyebrows and Upper Lip TOUCH-UP service. To complement the announcement, we have an equally attractive promotional offer for our Uni K Rewards Members: “A FREE TOUCH-UP SERVICE within 12 days after having an Eyebrow, Celebrity Eyebrow or Upper Lip Service”, provided that the customer had the original service during the month of September.At Uni K Wax Center, we make sure that all our customers experience the best results and get the maximum benefits offered by our all-natural waxing services.

Please remember that a touch-up is only valid for select services and must be taken within 12 days of the original full priced service (i.e. if you visit Uni K Wax September 1st, the last day to receive a touch-up of the service you got that day is September 13th). Once you get a touch-up service, you can come in and have another touch up within another 12 days.

Come visit your Uni K Wax Center during September to have your eyebrows and/or upper lip waxed and get your next touch-up session for free within 12 days of the original service(s).  And if you purchased a series in August, don’t forget to redeem your free service, which may form part of a free service (eyebrow or upper lip) in September as well!

 

 

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TIME TO BUY SERIES AND SAVE!

Getting ready for the new school year? Well, soon we all be back to our routines and especially moms will have some more free time to pamper themselves as kids are back to school.  What better time to “get serious and buy a series” at Uni K Wax?

Purchasing a series at Uni K Wax is always a great way to save.  Any time you purchase a series of 6 services you get one service of the same for free. When you purchase a series of 10 services, you automatically get two additional service of the same for free.

This month of August, however, there in one additional advantage when you buy a series! We are offering our Uni K Rewards Members an additional FREE service to be redeemed in September, when they buy a series in August as follows: 

- One free upper lip for Her or nostrils for Him in September when you buy any series of 6 during August (A total of 7 series and a free September service)

- One free underarms for Him or Her in September when you buy any series of 10 in August (A total of 12 series and a free September service) 

So yes… in addition to the regular advantage of buying a series you have an extra service to be redeemed in September when you purchase the series in August.

Remember that,

-  You can purchase a series in the store or online.
-  Any type of service from the Menu for Her or Menu for Him can be purchased as a series.
-  Series are refundable within 15 days of purchase.
-  A series can be redeemed at any Uni K Wax location in the country.
-  You have 24 months to use up all of your purchased services.
-  You can use your rewards points to purchase a series.
-  You earn points when you purchase series as well.
-  The free service (Upperlip, Nostrils or Underarm) is only redeemable in September 2014, cannot be transferred or changed to another service or exchanged for cash or points.

So don’t wait and take advantage of this great promotion and save! Click here when you are ready…

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The more you SHARE, the more you EARN

This July, we are the celebrating the one year anniversary of Uni K’s exclusive TeenClub!  To thank all our loyal customers and celebrate the success, we are offering a very special promotion just for this month…. The more you share, the more you earn!

EVERY CUSTOMER, Uni K Rewards Member or TeenClub Member, can participate and EARN SPECIAL REWARDS POINTS and even A FREE YEAR OF WAXING!

Here’s how it works:

1. REWARDS & AWARDS FOR REFERRING NEW TEENCLUB MEMBERS

YOU GET DOUBLE POINTS, 10,000 ($10) for each referral of a new TeenClub Member*.  There is no limit to the number of referrals you can make – the more you refer the more points you can accumulate.  And if you refer 21 or more new Teen Club members, not only you get those 210,000  ($210) or more Rewards points but you automatically  EARN A FREE YEAR OF WAXING*  as well!

If no one reaches the 21 referrals, we will still be giving away A FREE YEAR OF WAXING* to the customer that accumulates the most amount of referrals of new members to the TeenClub during the month*.

To make your task easier, here are some of the reasons you can mention when you are encouraging a teen to join the Uni K TeenClub:

- Membership is free for teens 17 years old and younger (it only requires a parent written consent)
- TeenClub offers  select services menu with special pricing
- Free enrollment to the TeenClub Rewards program which entitles you to earn points and participate in special offers.
- Your teen friend will get 10% off his/her first visit
- Most importantly, we know that when teens come to our centers, they experience the Uni K Wax treatment  by our qualified waxers, specially trained to wax sensitive skin.  Uni K Wax is the only wax that is all      natural, elastic and applied at body temperature, to gently remove hair ouchlessly, in Centers that have achieved the highest standards of hygiene in the industry.

You can download, print or email our TeenClub Referral Card now, to start sharing, or simply let them know to make sure they write your name on the intake form during their first visit.

And if you want to get even more points, then get active with us on social media for daily points!

2. DAILY REWARDS POINTS FOR POSTING IN FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

EARN 1,000 POINTS ($1) FOR EACH DAILY FACEBOOK POST*about Uni K Wax and you can add up to 31,000 points in total ($31) by the end of the month. To find more detailed instructions on how to enter into this promotion go to http://www.unikwax.com/sweepstakes/

Additionally, you can also EARN 1,000 POINTS ($1) FOR EACH DAILY TWEET*  about Uni K Wax and again, you can add up another 31,000 points in total ($31) as well. #happy1st-teenclub

Combine your daily Facebook posts and tweets and you can rack up a total of 62,000 points equal to $62 towards waxing!  Add to that your referrals and well… you can do the math…

So, don’t waste any time and start referring new teen customers, post on Facebook and tweet right now! Literally, THE MORE YOU SHARE THE MORE YOU EARN! Take advantage of this unique promotion during July, as we all celebrate the TeenClub’s first birthday and more to come!

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*For more details about this promotion please go to http://www.unikwax.com/sweepstakes/

 

 

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JUNE IS ALL ABOUT MEN!

This month, it’s all about the men! As Father’s Day quickly approaches, Uni K is excited to dedicate the month of June to men. What does that mean? Starting on June 1st, all male Uni K Rewards Members receive 15% off all services, Sunday through Wednesday from Center Opening until 5pm*.  At Uni K Wax, unlike the scene in “The 40 Year Old Virgin” waxing should be an enjoyable and comfortable experience.  At Uni K Wax, our all-natural elastic wax, is applied at body temperature and rests on the skin to allow the pores to open and when the wax is removed the follicle is gently pulled from the pore with minimal discomfort.  In fact Uni K Wax is usually called the “ouchless” wax.

Also, you know you are in good hands, as Uni K Wax was the first waxing Center to offer full services for both Men and Women.  All of our professional waxing staff have attended an extensive course at the Uni K Wax University where they are taught how to wax in the shortest amount of time, with our beneficial elastic wax and focus on customers comfort during the waxing experience.

Men – With the summer season right around the corner, it is essential to look the best in your new swim trunks! Waxing will eliminate the daily shaving routine and can provide longer lasting hair removal, up to three to six weeks. Why spend your morning attempting to shave your back when you could be spending your time on the beach? Waxing is the untold male grooming secret, with long term benefits.  Did you know, for example, that men could save up to 50%  of the money they would spend on shaving, over a 12 month period, just by changing to waxing as a hair removal option!  Now is the time to step into one of our many Uni K Wax locations and see what makes our all we do, so unique.

Women - June is the month to show your man the true benefits of waxing, trust us, you’ll be happy you did! Waxing with Uni K’s Wax has many benefits, for example, our wax is a hygienic method of hair removal and it nourishes the skin while gently removing the hair, leaving the skin smooth and silky. By waxing, hair grows back thinner, slower and more sparse. In fact, 94 million men over the age of 15 in the United States remove their body/facial hair regularly. Of those millions, 77% (ages 18-35) “MANscape” their shoulders, backs, chests and bikini areas.

So take advantage of our promotion this month, which ends on June 22 and see the difference a little MANscaping can do to enrich your life.

Also, if you’re looking for a unique gift for a special man in your life, consider purchasing a gift card at any location, or you can purchase a gift certificate on online!

The Uni K wax team wishes all of you a Happy Father’s Day and happy MANscaping!

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* 15% off all services for him is valid for new and existing Uni K Wax Rewards customers from June 1 to 22, 2014, Sunday through to Wednesday from Center Opening until 5pm.  Offer only valid for men. Promotion will not be honored during blackout dates (dates National: June 23 to 30). Service must have commenced during the promotional time period, if the customer arrived on time and the delay in commencing the service is caused by Uni K Wax Center, the promotion will be honored when the customer has the service that day.  Must present valid Photo ID. Offer not valid for TeenClub customers. TeenClub members are restricted to services offered on the TeenClub menu unless authorized for additional services. Offer does not include tax or gratuities.  Does not apply to series, packages, gift cards or gift certificates.  Cannot be combined with other offers, packages or series.  No cash value.  Uni K Wax Centers are independently owned and operated.

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MOM DESERVES THE BEST!

Mother’s Day has once again arrived and we would all agree that “Mom Deserves the Best!” In honor of Mother’s Day, we are offering to our Uni K Rewards Members $5 off any service of $25 during May, on Mondays and Tuesdays from Center opening through 11am and between 2pm and 5pm.  Every Mom enjoys the smooth skin benefit of our all natural wax and this month we want to make her feel unique and beautiful.

Gift cards for her can be purchased at any Center. In addition, we offer gift certificates online and on Facebook.  You will find multiple designs to choose from and this month, we have one specially designed for Mother’s Day! (Yep, the cute one with the pink heart shown on the ad above!)

You pick the dollar amount you want to give, the design, who it’s from and who it’s for, put in a unique message, and you are done!  What could be easier?  Best of all, you can print it on the spot, email it right away, or schedule  a specific day in the future for it to be delivered by email. So go online now or visit our Facebook page and buy a gift certificate for your mom to be sent on May 11th!!  Get her a gift she deserves! 

The Uni K Wax team wishes all of you a Happy Mother’s Day!

 

 

Uni K Wax and Noemi Grupenmager, its founder, in the press…

“In 1993, Noemi Grupenmager envisioned a specialized hair removal center that offered waxing for both men and women, which would raise industry and marketplace standards. Noemi imagined something new — a center solely dedicated to waxing, with a welcoming atmosphere that offered clean, quick and professional services at affordable prices. 

She founded Uni K Wax in 1993, making her mark as a pioneer in the category and the first to open such a center. She opened her first location in Miami Beach, FL using her own proprietary elastic wax, made of natural beeswax, essential oils and a special pine tree resin, which took three years of in-depth laboratory research to create. 

Uni K Wax Centers are an established concept with a recognized name and appeal and growing customer base. Today, Uni K Wax Centers are located throughout New York, Florida and California with plans to develop over 100 franchises and affiliates across the country by the end of 2015.”

Read the complete article in the Huffington Post at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-dunn/women-in-business-qa-with_b_5007586.html

 

 

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CELEBRATING UNI K WAX AND THE BRAZILIAN WAX 21st BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday to us! This year we celebrate the 21st year of the birth of Uni K Wax and it greatest invention, the “Brazilian” bikini wax!

It was 1993 when Noemi Grupenmager created the first “waxing only center” in South Beach. As she recently explained in the The Huffington Post, “I set out to reinvent the industry and began with the concept of a waxing-only center. There were three main things that I wanted to incorporate into the center: an all natural wax (made especially for sensitive skin), fast waxing service at an affordable price. In order to make this business possible, I needed to create a system of speedy waxing because at that time, there was typically only one wax done a day in a salon. I wanted the new waxing center to be able to service at least four waxing services per hour per waxer.”

Up until that time, when men and women wanted to have hair removed, they would go to a salon or spa that catered to many different types of services.  You might have gotten your nails done at the same place you got waxed.  Perhaps you even got a massage or facial where you received your waxing treatment. None of these options were particularly hygienic and most importantly, the technicians that did the waxing were not always specifically trained in waxing techniques. Uni K Wax changed all of that.

The innovation didn’t stop there; Noemi also introduced a new waxing style – the now famous “Brazilian Bikini Waxing”. As she continues in The Huffington Post, “In the 80′s, Brazilian bathing suits were very popular and I realized that you needed a special waxing style to be able to wear the Brazilian bathing suits. I created the Brazilian Bikini Style of Waxing, which in some shape or form is now available from every waxer around the world. I also coined the word “waxer” rather than aesthetician, which everyone uses now. I also created the Brazilian Bikini Style wax with buttocks strip as well as the Full Bikini, which removes all hair down there.”

Today, 21 years later, Uni K Wax has grown into a renowned brand with over 30 franchisees around the United States. We are especially proud of the adoption of the Brazilian bikini wax by the entire waxing industry! Women and men have widely embraced this waxing modality. Even Celebrities, TV shows, and magazines… In 2000 during an episode of the popular TV show, “Sex in the City”, Carrie Bradshaw found a new swagger in her step after waxing it all off.  In 2003 Victoria Beckham announced that Brazilian waxes should be compulsory at age 15. A few years later Eva Longoria told Cosmopolitan that “every woman should try a Brazilian wax once.” Jennifer Aniston and Rihanna were also revealed as a fan of the Brazilian wax. In 2013 The Brazilian Wax made its debut on The View when host Sherri Shepherd got waxed on national TV.

As a token of our appreciation for your loyalty and to celebrate our 21st birthday with you, we are offering a 21% discount on the Full Brazilian Bikini front and back for both men and women as well as a 21% discount on any panty line service for teens! This offer is valid for BOTH Uni K Rewards Members and TeenClub Members from Monday through Friday during the month of April from Center opening until 11 am and then again from 2 pm through 5 pm.

 We hope to see you all this month!

Here are some quick stats on the “Brazilian” and why women prefer it.

Stats

  – 62.8 % of Glamour readers wax their bikini lines regularly.
  – 25% of Playboy centerfolds remove their hair completely.
  – 12% of men prefer a full on Brazilian.
  – 32% of men prefer a small shape.

Why Women Prefer Brazilian

  – Easier to clean and manage.
  – To make sure hair is not showing through their swim suits.
  – It is the general preference.
  – Shaving can cause ingrown hairs.
  – OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson, “Hygienically, you’re going to decrease your risk of STDs and decrease risk of body odor that a lot of women are worried about.”

 

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MADE FRESH, JUST FOR YOU

It’s always easy for us to sing our own praises, but it is even better when it comes from a well known beauty editor for Glamour Magazine! “I go to the Uni K Wax center chain and find they’re geniuses at giving you excellent, consistent results at a great price ( …) They use a green proprietary natural wax that contains pine sap, bees wax, and Aloe Vera, and each client gets their very own freshly sterilized container that is emptied afterward. (no worries about double dipping!)” says Andrea Pomerantz Lustig in her book How to Look Expensive.

That is absolutely right! Our procedures are unlike any other waxing facility, setting the standard in the industry for the highest of hygiene and waxing procedures.  Each Uni K Wax Center has its own on-site lab, which plays a very special role in the delivery of our exceptional waxing services. In that lab our proprietary wax is prepared for each individual customer. Our labs are maintained by our dedicated lab assistants who continually prepare wax throughout the day and maintain the lab conditions in the highest standards of sanitation. No other business has an on-site trained lab assistant.

-  Once you check in and you are brought to your waxing room, your professional waxer will go to the lab to retrieve your personalized wax warmer that is freshly prepared just for you.
-  The waxer takes the wax warmer filled with Uni K Wax’s all-natural elastic wax which is at body temperature into your waxing room.  It is filled with only enough wax for your service.
-  During the service, the waxer applies the wax to your body, removes the wax and discards it in the trash bin in the room.
-  Once your service is complete, your waxer will return your waxing warmer back to the lab and the lab assistant will discard (if there is any) unused wax and properly dispose of waxing spatulas, gloves and applicators. The lab assistant will then thoroughly clean the warmer externally with Zestazol, widely known as one of the best depilatory wax cleansing product on the market, and as a final stage, sanitized the inside of the warmer with hospital grade 91% alcohol disinfectant.  Only then is the warmer ready for the next customer.

This type of attention to detail allows for Uni K Wax Centers to offer a service that is consistently the best.  Hygiene is one of our top priorities and we do everything to ensure it.

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SPRING… TIME TO BLOSSOM

Spring is here and so is Spring break!  Let your skin glow and feel silky smooth with Uni K Wax.  This month’s promotion is for all Reward Members who will receive 15% off on all services and products, valid in March, on Mondays and Tuesdays from opening to 5pm!

To prepare for the upcoming season, our founder, Noemi Grupenmager, shares a few need-to-know spring waxing tips.

-  Exfoliation is very important up until one to two days before and after a wax.
-  Daily moisturizing is necessary to keep your skin soft in between waxes.
-  If you are sensitive during your menstrual cycle, you may like to wax just prior or just after.
-  Alcohol tightens pores, so it’s not a good idea to consume alcohol before getting waxed.
-  Using sun protection is recommended when exposing your skin to the sun and is especially important during the first 24 hours post-waxing in order to avoid redness.
-  Let your waxer know of any medications you’re taking.  If you are under the use of AHA, Renova®, Retin-A® or corticosteroids such as hydro-cortisone, prednisone, Kenalog®, and Elocon® you SHOULD NOT get waxed in the treated areas. If you are under the treatment of Accutane® you should not wax at all.

However… THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP OF ALL – Choosing the right place to wax! Uni K Wax Centers are centers solely dedicated to waxing and committed to providing you with the most comfortable and hygienic spa-like hair removal experience. Why? Because we have a unique combination of a proprietary all-natural and elastic wax applied at body temperature, exclusive waxing techniques perfected over 20 years, and rigorously trained waxers that you will find only at Uni K Wax Centers.

Make your appointment today and enjoy the 15% off all services and products offered during certain hours.  Receive an additional 2,000 reward points (equal to $2) if you book online. Why wait? Click here to book online now.

 

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