The mission is simple: help clients feel comfortable and amazing, as well as offer an outstanding service at a competitive price. Michelle truly loves what she does and she is dedicated to providing a personalized, relaxing experience by using modern techniques and high quality wax that is not commonly used. She has a desire to continually educate her clients to ensure they will receive current and accurate information, which will ensure they have the best wax results!
BRAZILIAN WAX HISTORY
Brazilian waxing was brought to the U.S. in the late 80’s by seven sisters from Brazil, but the history of it can be traced as far back as 3,000 years ago in Egypt. The Egyptians got brazilian waxes for celebrations and ceremonies, using a sugar paste mixed with lemon (now called sugaring). The seven sisters opened their own salon in New York City and introduced the brazilian wax. For these ladies, brazilian waxing had always been regular routine their entire lives. The women of Brazil get hair removal to keep cool, for personal hygiene, to show off in skimpy bathing suits and lingerie. Since it has been introduced, hair removal (especially the brazilian wax) has become a common practice for women (and men!) of any age, all over the United States.
Learn more about your Esthetician aka Waxologist, what to expect and read the reviews...
Michelle - She is a recovering corporate ladder climber turned Esthetician. Michelle needed more of a creative and rewarding career that she felt more passionate about, so Michelle earned her Esthetics degree from Madison Cosmetology College in 2006. Not long after that, it didn't take long for Michelle to realize that she could start her own business where she could offer higher quality waxing services and products in a more private and comfortable atmosphere. And you're invited...into the comfortable wax studio that is private, helpful and fun! Know that Michelle's passion is hair removal, skin care, and giving her clients the best experience possible.
So what are a few of the brazilian reasons to make an appointment at waxologie? Well, Michelle believes knowledge is power and if you have the knowledge, then you have the power...to make good decisions for yourself. Like getting all of your wax services done with only HARD WAX, so you're not left with irritated skin or super stickiness for days afterwards, and not drinking caffeine on the day of your wax, and keeping up with it every 4 weeks so it doesn't hurt as much...trust the process, because it really won't! If you hate to shave or just can't because it's so traumatic to your skin, then you'll love waxing because it's the opposite of it! Are you ready? Schedule online today!
Reviews from the past few years...
Michelle is great! Her new location is relaxing and clean. The hard wax is incredible ... having had the traditional "strip wax" before, I was dreading my appointment as a necessary evil. Boy was I surprised! This is as close to painless as a Brazilian wax can get. And Michelle is so fun, professional, and informative, it's over before you know it. After my first visit, i knew this would be my go-to place for waxing from now on. The online scheduling is great, too ... and it actually works!
- Coleen S. from Raleigh, NC
This was my very first waxing experience ever, and to add to that, I'm 8 months pregnant. Michelle was absolutely awesome! She talked me through the entire process and she made sure I was comfortable each step of the way. I was extremely nervous, but she was a pro! The spa was very clean, she was very professional and overall this was a great experience. I'm so glad I decided to go to Michelle for my first waxing. I will be back!
- B.L. from Durham, NC
She moves quickly while doing a thorough job. Michelle is friendly and very easy to get along with. I continue to drive to Raleigh for her services, instead of getting waxed in Durham because of her great services and prices. I highly recommend Michelle and her services!
- Heidi S. in Durham, NC
I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed my first time there. When you walk in its calming and welcoming. The waxing is painless since she uses hard wax. I was listened to about what I wanted, at other places they shape the eyebrows the way they want, not me. I'm so grateful I found such a charming business.
- Nancy B. from Raleigh, NC
I don't live in Raleigh, and it takes me over an hour to get to my appointment, but I'll never go elsewhere! Michelle has been so great about trying to work me in when I'm running behind schedule, but most importantly, she makes brazilian, underarm and leg waxing painless and effortless. I don't even keep razors in my shower anymore since I've been seeing Michelle. Personally I love her new place and I also appreciate that she uses hard wax, which is less painful.
- Mona L. from Goldsboro, NC
After reading the great reviews about Michelle and also about the hard wax, I decided to go here for my first wax EVER! I did the full Brazilian and underarm combo the first time, and it was not bad at all. I was expecting it to be really painful, but she made the pain as minimal as possible (it is still wax, after all!) and talked me through everything. Also, for a situation that could be potentially awkward, Michelle makes it very comfortable and laid back. I was very satisfied with the results! I just got done with my second session and I will definitely continue to go here for all of my waxing needs :)
- Stephanie D. from Raleigh, NC
I have been going to Michelle for over a year and I love it! I will never go back to shaving! It has been life-changing. Try it out...you won't be disappointed.
- Tamara S. from Raleigh, NC
I've been seeing Michelle for over a year mostly for eyebrow waxing. I had tried other wax places before and it was always very painful or my brows came out too thin. Michelle's process is not painful for me, and my brows always come out looking great. I had one facial and it was a pleasant experience - my skin looked and felt so nice afterward. I plan on getting another facial soon. She's always professional and pleasant.
- Sherry P. from Raleigh, NC
Michelle is awesome! Never have I had a waxing so painless. She's very friendly, very good at what she does, and that wax she uses is AMAZING! I would recommend her to anyone. Wonderful service she provides!
- Heidi D. from Hurdle Mills, NC
I'm visiting from out of town, so I made an appointment based on Yelp reviews. I wasn't disappointed and would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Fast and friendly service in a very quiet, clean and professional environment.
- G.M. from Alexandria, VA
Michelle is amazing!!! I've been seeing her 1-2 times a month the past 2 years for bikini extended and eyebrow waxes and I highly recommend her. I was pretty scared for my first hard wax appointment after several bad regular waxing experiences, but was surprised to find out how much better hard wax is. Michelle was very straight forward with what it would be like and it was exactly how she described. She knows exactly what she's doing and is very efficient. I became a member (which is a really great deal) after a couple months and have been hooked ever since! Definitely give her a try.
- Mary A. from Raleigh, NC
Michelle is amazing. I have been using her for over a year. I switched over to her at a friends recommendation after a horrible waxing experience, which we still laugh about to this day! I wish that I had found her sooner. She is a master at her craft, knowledgeable about what does and doesn't work and her products are fantastic.
- Amanda C. from Raleigh, NC
Michelle is amazing. Very knowledgeable about skin and will give you great pointers to make the next appointment go even quicker. The type of wax makes even getting a Brazilian near painless. I doubt you'll have a better experience anywhere else.
- Charlotte G. from Raleigh, NC
I was nervous to try waxing but I am so glad I did. Michelle is absolutely great at what she does. She is not only professional but very personable as well. Michelle makes you feel comfortable through the whole process, which I really appreciate. I was worried it would be awkward but since day one it has never felt that way and I keep coming back. I have seen great results and I owe it all to Michelle.
- Erin R. from Raleigh, NC
I've been coming to Michelle for over 2 years and I absolutely love it. She is an excellent esthetician and truly takes time to get to know her customers. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone in the area with waxing needs. She will not disappoint!
- Jennifer E. from Raleigh, NC
I found waxologie when I moved to Raleigh a couple of years ago and have not been to any other shop for waxing services since. I've even signed up for a membership to make sure that I don't miss a month. The shop is clean, comfortable, and in a great location. Michelle is professional, but also great to talk to. She's knowledgeable, trustworthy, and very passionate about her business. The waxing experience is nearly painless; plus it's quick and doesn't leave a mess. I would recommend Michelle's services to anyone in the area. #ILoveWaxologie
- Jasmine B. from Raleigh, NC
My wife gets her Brazilians here. Husband happy! She seems to really love going here too! I don't know that much about the lingo that the other reviewers are using here, but I know my wife can't stop saying great things about Michelle.
- Thomas K. from Raleigh, NC
I have been to several spas and salons in the area, and Michelle is by far the best I have every encountered. Not only does she do my service in 1/3 of the time of any other, it is virtually painless and perfecto! I highly recommend Michelle for her waxing services.
- Karen S. from Wake Forest, NC
I got a Brazillian...from a ninja. Michelle is by far the most efficient waxer I've ever seen. The hard wax is painless and it's on and off before you really know what happened. And it's girly pink. I don't know why that matters, but somehow it does.
Michelle is really nice, but if you're someone who views waxers the way the rest of us view dentists and need a little more tlc, this isn't the place for you. But if you want it done quickly, painlessly, and well, Michelle has my wholehearted recommendation. Plus the online scheduling system saves you the pain of flipping through your calendar while the person on the other end flips through theirs. Geez, it's not a date.
- Kelsey C. from Redondo Beach, CA
I have now seen Michelle for 3 brazilian waxes...she's amazing!! She only uses hard wax, so that means it's less painful and you get better results - it's no joke people! She was so fast and thorough...now she has two happy customers...me AND my husband!! :-) After looking for different Estheticians to wax me via Groupon or Living Social and having no luck (you get what you pay for!), I finally decided to look on Yelp for the best places and after doing my research...I'm so glad I found Michelle! The monthly membership gives you a nice discount on services! I signed up at my 2nd visit :-)
- Melissa W. from Raleigh, NC
Michelle is absolutely wonderful. Before coming here, I had a terrible brazilian waxing experience and I never planned on having one again. She was very professional and friendly. I will absolutely be going back to see her!!
- Lauren S. in Durham, NC
I love to wax and I recently took the plunge and jumped from face waxing to getting a full Brazilian wax also. I am a student at UNC and usually go home to Atlanta get my waxes while visiting....well no more of that since yesterday. My girlfriend bought me a gift certificate and I am in love!!! Michelle is the nicest and most pleasant esthetician that I've met. I've had other hard waxes done before coming to her and this is the BEST and least PAINFUL experience I EVER, EVER had!! She makes you feel comfortable and the environment is very one on one, serene and relaxing. We all know that waxing is painful but by the time I left, I had a brazilian, lip and chin wax and the only reason I didn't get my underarms done was that I forgot and shaved the day before. The hard wax she uses doesn't stick to your body so much that you get that painful pulling feeling when the wax is being taken off. She also prepares as she does each part and she waxes a large amount of the area at once. She informs you about your skin and will answer all of your questions (I like to talk while on the table to keep my mind off the waxing). I apologize to my home esthetician Kristi, but she has won me over. She's not trying to sell you anything or pressure you, she just wants you to look beautiful, one wax at a time!!!!
- Aundrea S. from Durham, NC
Anxiety level near max, I entered not knowing what to expect. Michelle greeted me with a warm smile. As I am an inexperienced wax-er , I was unsure about protocol and what to expect. I pleasantly surprised. This waxing was really much less painful than my last encounter with the regular wax and fabric strip method. Her prices are very competitive, results great-I will be returning!
- Mustang M. from Fuquay Varina, NC
Michelle has a good thing going here! Wonderful personality and service! I'm new to town and she made me feel like I knew my way around a bit more after leaving my appointment! I will become an Oasis regular!
- Anna G. from Omaha, NE
I absolutely love Michelle, and her waxing services! I have been a customer of Michelle's since 2012 and am finally getting around to leaving a review. I would have never imagined that getting a Brazilian would be something that I actually enjoyed doing, but Michelle makes it an almost painless experience. The wax she uses is different to the ones used at most salons which is a great thing as it does not hurt much. She is fun to talk to and a great listener as well. Michelle is also super knowledgeable about her business and is so thorough with her work. I highly recommend her and her business!
- Alvely A. from Raleigh, NC
I've been going to Michelle for years now and have loved my experience with her! She is knowledgable and professional, but is also very warm and welcoming. We always have great little chats and she puts you at ease with what can be an uncomfortable situation. My favorite part is being able to book my appointments online, that way I can work around my own schedule. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my waxing needs. Michelle is truly a master at what she does, making waxing near-painless every time.
- Robyn H. from Raleigh, NC
I got my very first brazilian from Michelle in 2013. I was a young, nervous college student, but she was soothing and assured me that she would be as quick and painless as possible. She did a fabulous job, and I went there for several months until I graduated and moved out of the area. I had no idea (thanks to her) how truly awful brazilians can be until I started seeing someone else in my hometown. When I moved back to Raleigh about six months ago, I began to see Michelle again, and I am so thankful to be back in her hands!!! I'll never see someone else as long as she and I are both in the same area. She's truly skilled at her profession and genuinely cares about your well-being. Also, it's worth mentioning that she is a hard wax only salon, which I love. I have extremely sensitive and irritable skin, but she chooses the highest quality wax and I leave with bare minimum redness. Within 24 hours, my skin is smooth and unblemished. I really can't talk about her highly enough...
- Brittany L. from Raleigh, NC
I have gone to Michelle many times for a few different waxing services. I have always found her to be nothing but professional and courteous. The wax she uses (hard wax) doesn't hurt near as much as the typical type that sticks to your skin. Her space is always neat and clean, and she has always been able to work with my hectic schedule. I found her a few years ago and I plan to continue seeing her for all my waxing needs in the future. I'd highly recommend a visit if you're thinking about it.
- Sandy L. from Raleigh, NC