When my husband — Neighborhood News editor Gary Nager — asked me if I would be willing to write a Business Feature story about The Pampered Peach Wax Bar, located next to Dickey’s BBQ on Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd., I agreed, even though I’ve rarely had my eyebrows and lips waxed and never had my underarms or private area waxed.
I was even happier to take on the assignment when I found out that even though The Pampered Peach specializes in waxing for virtually every area of the body (more on that below), it also offers other services, like amazing facials, all of which use only the finest organic products from Farmhouse Fresh for all of its services.
“We chose Farmhouse Fresh because the products are amazing,” says manager and licensed cosmetologist Amanda Gonzalez. “They’ve been recommended by Oprah (as well as actresses like Lisa Kudrow, Marlee Matlin and country music star Reba McEntire) and The Pampered Peach founder Jessica Kustron is now using Farmhouse Fresh products at both her corporate-owned and franchise locations.”
So, even though I didn’t end up having any waxing services performed, I do feel that I got a wonderful, full spa experience at The Pampered Peach when my aesthetician Nikki gave me the most relaxing deep-cleansing facial (called the “Glow Your Age” mini- or full facial) I’ve ever received.
First of all, The Pampered Peach of Wesley Chapel, which currently is one of only six locations (five in Florida and one in Long Island, NY; the Wesley Chapel location is owned by C&S Waxing LLC, a partnership between Jonathan Smith, Anthony Cintron and Michael Grande), has more of a salon feel than most sterile-feeling med-spas — even though it is immaculately clean — with soft peach walls accented in green, black and white, and with fun music playing in the lobby area, and more soothing spa music playing in the facial treatment room, all of which provides a perfectly inviting atmosphere for whatever service you choose.
“We fell in love with the name, the branding and the organic experience,” Jonathan says, adding that they’ve been so happy about how the business has been going that they’ve committed to opening four more locations in the area this year. “And, with Amanda’s five years of experience in the waxing business and her ‘angel hands,’ we knew she could bring a high level of expertise to an already-great business model.”
For example, Amanda adds, “I have learned how to do — and teach — proper self-care after a waxing procedure, which eliminates the razor burn and ingrown hairs associated with shaving. Plus, it lasts for weeks, instead of just a day or two.”
Amanda also says that the core values at the Wesley Chapel location are to deliver effective and painless wax services in a cozy, fun environment. “Our wax techniques using the best all-natural, organic and vegan products to give our guests an amazing, smooth result.”
There definitely are differences between The Pampered Peach and other companies in the industry. “We offer three types of patented waxes — hard, soft and sugar — while most others only offer hard and soft waxes,” Amanda says.
Not For Women Only
All of the pricing for the huge variety of waxing services available at The Pampered Peach is on display on the wall when you walk in. Services include ingrown hair treatments, pre-wax numbing, v-steam “vajafacials,” full-body wax, services for specific areas of the body (everything from bikini to stomach), as well as facial wax services for everything from brow laminations and cheeks to nose and sideburns.
Amanda says that even though women still make up the majority of their clients, more and more men are utliizing waxing services for their chest, back, shoulders and even full body. There’s even a “Manzilian” wax service offered.
I have to admit that even though I was apprehensive, even nervous, about starting a waxing regime, after enjoying my facial so much and being educated by Amanda and Nikki about how their waxing services work and how much healthier they are for my skin, I’m actually considering giving it a try.
And, I’m not alone in raving about The Pampered Peach of Wesley Chapel. At our press time, even though the location has only been open three+ months, all 31 Google reviews are five stars and a client named Stefanie who happened to visit the same day I did said she usually goes to the South Tampa location but that both locations are better than anyplace else. She was so happy with her painless bikini wax that she decided to also get her eyebrows done.
The Pampered Peach’s menu of services also gives you pricing for one-time services for guests and “drop-ins,” VIP Monthly Memberships and VIP Annual Memberships. Among the current specials are a first-time Brazilian for only $19, 20% off all first-time facial clients, and unlimited Brazilian waxing for just $49 per month.
The Pampered Peach Wax Bar’s Wesley Chapel location (2653 BBD Blvd., Suite 102) is open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sun. It is closed Monday. For more info, call (727) FL-PEACH (357-3224) or visit PamperedPeachWC.com.