We don't use just any wax. We have spent years testing different types of waxes and waxing techniques. Don't be fooled by those who say that strip wax OR hard wax is better. Our proven technique uses a specific combination of both waxes so you don't have to choose. You can get the best of both wax worlds. We are dedicated to using the latest and greatest wax out there by continually attending trade shows and continued education.
Sanitation & Hygiene
Our military style practices raise the bar on standards in health and hygiene for waxing. We set the bar pretty high when we opened up in 2016 as one of the first wax-only establishments. No double dipping, strict sanitation protocols, contraindication checks, gloves, hygiene wipes, hospital grade sanitation – no detail has been overlooked. We want to make sure every wax is the most safe and hygienic.
The Smooth Wax Way
We want you to feel comfortable and informed. Our procedures and processes, client care and consultation and customization of your waxing and aftercare are all part of the Smooth Wax experience. However this is all made possible by amazing waxperts who love what they do and allow their passion for waxing show in all daily interactions. Our staff has a professional bedside manner but knows how to help you relax, even have a laugh during your waxing services. The last thing you want is an uncomfortable or awkward silence.
Valerie Griffin LE
Owner | Esthetician
Since graduating from Von Lee International School of esthetics in 2006 Valerie has been practicing medical skin care and has been a member of the Society of Plastic Surgery Skincare Specialists, a Member of Associated Skincare Professionals, and the Society of Clinical and Medical Laser Hair Removal. Hands-on treatment and continuing education in her field has allowed her to develop specific treatment techniques for all skin types.
After she left the medical field, she decided to explore esthetics in a spa and fell in love with waxing. "it's what I love and as it turns out, I'm really good at it." So, in order to provide the best service possible, Valerie decided to focus exclusively on waxing and has been doing so for the past 5 years.
"I found that I loved making my clients fall in love with themselves and their bodies. We are all truly beautiful in our own unique way, and oddly enough, many of us feel a lot better about ourselves when we remove that fuzziness. LOL! I also enjoy the one on one time I get to spend with my clients creating a safe environment to share all of our life's stories.
There is nothing more amazing than waxing my clients for a first date, then for a wedding, and then before the birth of their first child. It's really an amazing experience to walk through life with my clients and friends, one wax at a time"
As a professional, Valerie stays educated on the latest products and techniques by attending at least 3-4 trade shows a year. When she’s not in the helping people look their best, Val likes to enjoy a nice dinner with good friends, travel and watching a good movie with her husband Josh and cuddles with her dog Dolly.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Melissa’s passion for skin care and esthetics began a decade ago when working as a Clinique representative and make up artist. Fascinated with the biology and science of skin, she pursed her education and graduated from the Von Lee International School of aesthetics in 2004
Since then, Melissa has worked for leading spas such as Prescriptive and Origins and Blue Mercury spa, one of top Washington DC's spas for Brazilian wax.
Developing a personal relationships with clients is the most important aspect of Melissa’s work. She says, “there is something magical about handing someone a mirror and watching them be wowed by something as simple as a brow wax.”
Diane is a licensed Esthetician who has always had a passion for skin care, makeup and healthy lifestyles. Using only organic and natural products, she provides her clients with exceptional skin care services that employ her custom facials, gentle waxing technique and extensive knowledge of beauty products.
Whether it’s waxing or facial services, Diane's mission is to be adaptable and sensitive to her clients needs leaving them feeling revered, relaxed and renewed!