Wax Works: Smooth things out with a visit to this petite waxing parlor.
Elizabeth Carr, founder of WAX, hails from Louisiana, but she got her start in the esthetics industry while living in California’s Bay Area. There, she graduated from the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology. “I had honestly never had a facial or anything before that,” she says.
After moving to New Orleans six years ago, Carr began focusing solely on waxing for its quick pace and emphasis on client interaction. Last year, she opened WAX, a full-service hair removal salon for both men and women, inside of Salon Diversions in the French Quarter; the waxing parlor’s hours are 11 am to 7 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Carr has enjoyed loyal return clients and growing sales ever since opening. “My clientele is definitely building,” she says. In the future, she hopes to open her own space in the Marigny-Bywater neighborhood.
Along with shaping brows and removing unwanted hair from virtually any body area, Carr is an expert at Brazilian waxes. “I don’t usually like to brag — but I’m really good at what I do, so I try to make it as quick and painless as possible,” she says. Noting that she never double-dips her waxing sticks, Carr soothes first-timers’ fears and provides instructions for post-wax care to keep clients’ skin smooth and clear.
838 Royal St., (504) 299-0040, wax-nola.com