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ENTER OUR COMPETITION TO WIN YOUR DREAM WAX SERIES FOR A WHOLE YEAR!

This month we are giving our Rewards and TeenClub Members a chance to “Win Your Dream Wax Series For A Whole Year”* by submitting a catchy phrase describing Uni K Wax.

Uni K Wax is working on developing a new tagline and in that spirit we are asking for your ideas.  Your catchy phrase can be about things like:

  • -  What you like the most about Uni K Wax
  • -   Why you choose to wax with Uni K Wax
  • -   Your waxing experience with Uni K Wax
  • -   Any other statement about Uni K Wax

Your phrase should be short (up to 20 words) and must be your own original idea and statement.

Entering the competition is very easy – you simply write and submit your catchy phrase or tagline via any of the following:

The competition commences on April 1 at 12 am and ends April 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm.

Best of all, the winner will WIN A WHOLE YEAR OF A WAXING SERIES OF HIS/HER CHOICE. And the winning phrase or tagline may be used in future promotions or advertising.

One more thing to remember, you must be a Uni K Wax Rewards or Uni K TeenClub Rewards member to enter.   If you are not a rewards member yet, simply visit a Uni K Wax Center to sign up – it’s FREE!

We are looking forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions and we thank you in advance for your participation.

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*Full terms and conditions of “April 2015 Win Your Dream Series For A Whole Year” are available at www.unikwax.com/Sweepstakes/

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GET READY FOR SPRING! – 7 Helpful Waxing Tips

GET READY FOR SPRING! – 7 Helpful Waxing Tips

Spring is around the corner and so is Spring Break! It’s time to get spring ready and show off your smooth and silky skin! We want to help your skin glow with a special promotion throughout March. We are offering a $10 gift when you spend $65 or more during a single visit in March! The gift will be applied as a discount at checkout*.   As we start to shed our winter wardrobes and break out our sleeveless shirts and skirts, there couldn’t be a better time to visit a Uni K Wax Center and pamper your skin.

This promotion is valid for all new and existing Uni K Reward and TeenClub Members only, so make sure to sign up for and start building up points! It is free and you can do it at your Center.

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

1.  Let your hair grow out about one-eighth to one-quarter of an inch before going in for waxing.

2.  Exfoliation is very important up until one to two days before and after a wax. Regular exfoliation helps prevent ingrown hairs.

3.  Daily moisturizing is necessary to keep your skin soft in between waxes.

4.  Moisturize from the inside as well, drink a lot of water to plump up the skin to allow the hair to be removed from the follicle easily and prevent breakage of the hair at skin level.

5.  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.

6.  Let your waxer know before your appointment if you have allergies, health conditions, or are taking any medicine.  If you are under the use of certain medication, check with your waxer, especially topical medication applied on the skin area that you are about to wax.

7.  However… THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP OF ALL is to choose the right place to go for waxing! Uni K Wax Centers are solely dedicated to waxing and committed to providing you with the most comfortable and hygienic spa-like hair removal experience.  How do we achieve this? With a unique combination of a proprietary all-natural and elastic wax, provided in individual wax warmers made specifically for each customer appointment which is applied at body temperature, exclusive waxing techniques perfected over 20 years, and university trained waxers that you will find only at Uni K Wax Centers.

And here is one more offer for you this month… we have a special Spring ready package this month of Lower legs, Lower Arms and Lower Stomach. The price of the package is $63 for her (reg. $71) and $87 for him (reg. $97).  Cannot be combined with above offer.

Spring Ready Package for March - Waxing

So hurry to our Centers and make sure to take advantage of our spring promotions during March.

Prebook your appointment to ensure you secure your ideal time to wax – you can book on line and receive 2000 rewards points!

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*Valid for new and existing Uni K Wax Rewards and TeenClub members from March 1 to 31, 2015.  Customers must spend $65 or more on product and/or services, during a single visit to benefit from a $10 gift to be applied as a discount at the time of check out during a visit on that day. Does not apply to series, packages, gift cards or gift certificates. Offer valid for one customer only, cannot combine services of another customer to reach the $65 spend value.  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.  March package of the month, see terms and conditions on promotion.

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YOU CAN ALSO BE THE FIRST – Win a $25 Gift Certificate

“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.”  Huffington Post

More than 20 years later Uni K Wax is still pioneering the waxing industry bringing numerous “firsts” to the market, ranging from product, services, waxing techniques,  marketing and business ideas . The list is long and keeps growing.

Here are a few of Uni K Wax “FIRSTS”:

  • ·        THE FIRST  to open a Center dedicated solely to body and facial waxing
  • ·        THE FIRST  to franchise a full body Waxing Center for men and women
  • ·        THE FIRST  to create an elastic wax made of all natural ingredients and applied at body     temperature
  • ·        THE FIRST to manufacture their own wax in the USA exclusively for use in their own Wax Centers
  • ·        THE FIRST to create the Brazilian bikini wax style
  • ·        THE FIRST to provide customers with their own freshly made wax, in individual wax warmers for each service
  • ·        THE FIRST to offer a program for teens: the Uni K TeenClub
  • ·        THE FIRST to create new industry techniques in wax applications

Click here to read the complete list >

Maybe the most important Uni K Wax breakthrough was to make waxing, for the first time, an enjoyable experience… because waxing should not be painful or harmful to your skin!!!  There is nothing more gratifying to read media reviews such as  the one in Metro New York saying “Skip the Advil – Uni K offers a pain-free waxing experience – no joke” or Shape Magazine recognizing  that Uni K Wax - “Is Taking the ouch out of waxing!”

This leadership that started in 1993 couldn’t have been sustained without our customer loyalty and support. It is always part of our fundamental values to listen to our customers and constantly serve them better and award them for their loyalty.

This month we are celebrating “being the first” and offering a $25 dollars gift to the first 500 customers who spend over $100 on product and/or services during a single visit to any Uni K Wax Center nationwide*. Remember that you have to be a Rewards or TeenClub Members to be eligible to participate. But, hey, enrolling is simple and free… just make sure the next time you visit your center to ask the receptionist to help you join and explain all the benefits of being a member, and ensure that your email address is current to enable you to receive your gift certificate, should you be one of the First 500.

February is a time for the special person in your life and we have a package to celebrate, just in time for Valentines day the Valentines Ready Package – Full Brazilian Front & Back, Buttocks & Lower Stomach – $74 for her (reg $83) and $113 for him (reg $126).

So hurry to your center… be among the first 500 customers to win a $25 gift certificate!

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*Valid for new and existing Uni K Wax Rewards members during February 2015.  Must spend $100 in any single visit on products and/or services to be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate.  Only 500 $25 gift certificates are available.

Gift Certificates will be issued to the first 500 customers who meet the requirements of this promotion.  Gift Certificates will be emailed by UKW Franchising Company LLC, after February 28, 2015.  Gift Certificates must be redeemed by August 31, 2015.  Unused Gift Certificates with full or part value, after August 31, 2015 will not be honored.  Gift Certificates cannot be redeemed for cash and must be used at any Uni K Wax Center or online at www.unikwax.com.  $100 spend is valid on product and/or services and excludes series, packages, gift cards and gift certificates.

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Buy 10 Get 3 Free – Any Series!

To start this year on a high note, we wanted to offer something that will ensure you have an entire year’s worth of waxing with this special offer.  During the month of January, when you purchase a Series of 10 services, we will add an extra 3 of the same services for free, so that your waxing schedule will carry you into the next year for one low price, as most of our customers wax on average, every four weeks.  As the series are valid for 24 months, if your hair growth is longer, you can use the series over a longer period of time.

There are a lot of benefits to purchasing a series, rather than scheduling and paying for each service separately each month. When you purchase a series in January, collectively you end up saving even more money throughout the year, on a regular service. Think about it… you will get 30% more value for every series of 10 you purchase during January.

Keep in mind the following:

  • -  Any type of service from the Menu for Her or Him can be purchased as a series.
  • -  You can buy as many series of 10 as you wish, and enjoy the same 30% discount, as long as you purchase them during January during this promotion.
  • -  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 purchase a series in the store or online.
  • -  You can even use your rewards points to purchase a series.

This year, we are going to be offering an additional monthly special – “The Featured Package of the Month.”  A special new package which will be offered at a discounted price only for that specific month. This is yet another way to offer our customers opportunities to save on their waxing services. The January 2015 Featured Package is: Full arms, Full brazilian bikini & Full legs. The price of the package is $110  (w/butt strip +16) for her and $149 (w/butt strip +21) for him. Women will save $13 on the package and men $16. So if you want to “go full waxing” this month is the time.

Once again, everyone at Uni K Wax Centers would like to wish our customers and the readers of this blog a very happy and healthy New Year! We wish you nothing but wonderful smooth and healthy skin in the year ahead!  See you in 2015.

 

 

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OUR GIFT TO YOU!

It’s the end of the year once again and all of us at Uni K Wax are very proud to continue to lead and stay at the forefront of the waxing industry.   When we opened our first center in 1993, we were the first to bring to the body waxing industry the unique concept of a professional “waxing only” Center for both men and women. We created the first all-natural elastic wax applied at body temperature. We were the pioneers in the techniques that reduce ingrown hair and redness. Most importantly, we brought the first pain-free body waxing experience to the market.

When we read in our customers testimonials, or the different media publications, that they describe their visit at Uni K Wax as the most comfortable waxing experience,  then we know we are fulfilling our goal.

Just this past month, Metro New York, featured Uni K Wax Centers in an article titled, “Skip the Advil – Uni K offers a pain-free waxing experience – no joke” . The article spotlights Uni K Wax Centers’ hygienic, affordable and painless experience. The editor introduces Noemi Grupenmager, founder of Uni K as “…your fairy godmother – who spent three years perfecting the formula for her all-natural ‘ouchless, elastic wax’ before starting the hair removal franchise in 1993.”

Staying on top requires listening to our customers and constantly providing them with new ground-breaking products and services. Noemi Grupenmager is very optimistic about the future growth of Uni K Wax. “We expect 2015 to be another outstanding year. We will continue to see more Centers opening across the country and even more innovations, both in products and services. I am very grateful for our customers’ loyalty, for the work and dedication of our waxers, our employees and all our franchisees, all of which helps place Uni K Wax at the forefront of the Waxing Industry year after year”.

Our Holiday gift for you is one free underarms waxing service to be redeemed in January 2015 when you spend $45 or more (him/her) or $25 or more (teen) on services and/or products during one single visit this December*.  Our gift cards or gift certificates make a great Holiday Gift and are available at any Center as well as online or via FacebookGive your loved ones the gift of the most comfortable waxing experience!

As we reach the end of 2014 and start 2015, everyone at Uni K Wax Centers want to thank you for your loyalty and wish you and your families a very happy Holiday Season and healthy New Year !

 *Valid for Uni K Rewards or TeenClub members only. One free underarms wax for her, him, or teen redeemable in January (between 1-2-2015 to 1-31-2015), when you spend $45 or more (him/her) or $25 or more (teen), in services and/or products during a single visit in December 2014. Must present valid Photo ID. One time use only. 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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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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