My passion has always been in the fashion and beauty industries. After spending 10 years of my career in finance with a Fortune 500 Company, I decided it was time to follow what I am so passionate about. Waxing is an area I wanted to be in since I have been part of the waxing lifestyle since the age of 14. I love the confidence, feeling, and the smooth results of waxing so I felt the duty to spread the word and share my passion. Making the decision to invest in over 7 Waxing The City studios around North Carolina was stressful AND exciting at the same time. Being determined and having a strong vision for the business keeps me going non-stop and keeps me excited for the planned growth.
Describe yourself in three words:
Determined, Hard Working, and Funny
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
I have several notable accomplishments in both my education and my work experience. Probably the most notable accomplishment was the opening of my waxing studios in Cary and Chapel Hill.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
Another successful opening of a Waxing The City studio in Wilmington and continuing to grow the brand in the area.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Knowing what my priorities are. Balance does not entail cramming in every activity possible. I always make sure I have time to spend with my family and friends.
What websites do you visit every day?
Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Shopbop, and of course Nordstrom.
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Grabbing a drink at the Umstead hotel, dinner at my ultimate favorite French restaurant- Saint Jacques, and getting a wax at Waxing The City :-)
What is your goal for retirement?
Go on a world tour with my family!
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Don’t let what you don’t know scare you. There is so much that you can learn if you have the passion to learn it. But you’ve got to be prepared to work.
Any final comments?
I am so delighted to have studios that deliver the true wax experience. At Waxing The City, everyone will receive technical wax expertise, and excellent customer service. Our culture, energy, and services will keep everyone coming back and making waxing part of their lifestyle.
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Hello! I'm Carli, a girl originally from Ohio, who could not be more proud to call Raleigh home the last 12+ years. By day, I work at SAS Institute but when I'm not working, I'm a mom to an amazing boy and 2 dogs. In my free time, I love to stay active working out, playing sports, traveling, crafting, attending a sports game/concert, or shopping!