Today we’d like to introduce you to Paige Diggs.
Hi Paige, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Upon graduating from Towson University with a degree in Business Administration, I enrolled in cosmetology school at The Temple: Paul Mitchell. My desire and passion for doing hair outweighed working for a corporate business. I have always marched to my beat and believe in doing things that make you happy. I wasn’t comfortable working in a corporate environment at the time. After receiving my cosmetology license, I advanced as a hairstylist at the Red Door Spa salon following a year-long apprenticeship. Five years of mastering cutting and styling hair inspired my passion for waxing during the Covid-19 lockdown. My salon went out of business, leaving most of us without a job or idea of what to do next. I decided to take a leap of faith, turn a dream into a reality, and open up my own business and that’s when Staxkz Wax was brought to life. Through the chaos, I took a leap of faith to follow my dreams and have been in business for two years.
We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Entrepreneurial life is only sometimes smooth, but it is still a rewarding experience. Being a business owner can be overwhelming, and the beauty industry is constantly evolving, so continuing education is essential to stay current with trends. Staxkz Wax opened during the beginning stages of businesses reopening from the Covid-19 lockdown. My biggest challenge at that time was trying to gain the trust of new clients to perform services that required such close interaction. However, my work and dedication to providing a clean environment have overcome that challenge. I’m sure there will be more demanding challenges as my business grows, but I accept the challenges with open arms.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Staxkz Wax enhances skin health and beauty with mindful complete body waxing techniques for longer-lasting results using hypoallergenic, organically sourced hard and soft wax. Innovative practices such as skin questionnaires, brow mapping, and hyperpigmentation prevention will give a unique glow that defines your individuality. All services provide a natural and transformative experience. The Staxkz Wax approach accentuates each guest’s natural aesthetic with gentle, skin-soothing ingredients suitable for various skin and hair types. Brow shaping is personally serviced for clients to be more involved in achieving the perfect look. Brazilian waxing is skillfully performed to decrease ingrown hairs and hyperpigmentation. Staxkz Wax is committed to elevating all clients’ confidence by providing professional services in a space with calming and chic ambiance.
Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
The most important lesson I am still learning is not to lose focus and to stay committed to the dream goal I’ve set for myself. It’s so easy to want to quit and walk away from your ideas when times get rough but remember that not all bad days last forever is essential as a business owner. I’ve learned to have faith and patience because all great things happen with time.
Carlos Polk for the image of myself