The Sun Valley, Idaho-launched company boasts 46 “premier waxing salons” and franchise locations across the country.
“Being true to yourself means loving your personality, your style, and the skin you’re in,” the marketing for the new Capitol Hill location reads. “To give your skin some TLC, come to LunchboxWax Capitol Hill. We make pampering yourself simple and quick with our speed-waxing techniques that have made the LunchboxWax name famous.”
“After being introduced to the LunchboxWax franchise, I knew I wanted to get involved,” E Pine franchise owner Lisa Van Loben Sels said in the company’s press release on the opening. “I am excited to be a part of Seattle’s Capitol Hill community and honored to be a part of the process of expanding our franchise into the state of Washington.”
Waxing services are an important part of Capitol HIll beauty — and entertainment — culture. A few years back, CHS talked with entrepreneur Anne Uhlir about Wax On Spa on 15th Ave E about the company’s creation and growth. It marked 20 years of business last year.
Meanwhile, the block of retailers and businesses that call the 300 block of E Pine home in 2020 would likely amaze any Capitol Hill resident of 1999. The eight story, 203-unit, 180 parking space, preservation incentive boosted (but not landmarks worthy) development was built above the overhauled shells of auto row buildings along E Pine including the Melrose Building formerly home to the popular Bauhaus cafe. Bauhaus wasn’t the only small business displaced by the development. Retailers including Le Frock, Edie’s, Scout Apparel, Vutique, Wall of Sound and Spine and Crown Books all eventually made way for the construction. New era tenants have included Seattle home decor business Stock and Pantry, a Pressed Juicery, euro fashion retailer Scotch and Soda, and high-end cycling brand Rapha.
You can learn more about Lunchbox Wax Capitol Hill at lunchboxwax.com.
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