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MetroWaxx Johnston
5955 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, IA 50131
Phone: 515-418-7528
Email: johnston@metrowaxx.com
MetroWaxx Des Moines (Downtown)
3207 SW 9th
Des Moines, 50315
Phone: 515-249-0409
Email: desmoines@metrowaxx.com
MetroWaxx Ankeny
1510 N. Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone: 515-971-6471
Email: ankeny@metrowaxx.com

Face / Brow Waxing

Do you have ugly, persistent lip hair, the ever classic uni-brow, or even teen-wolf ears? Waxing is an easy solution for these pesky problems. Whenever getting any kind of hair removal on the face, it is extremely important to have an experienced professional perform the work because the face is more prone to irritation and rashes if the waxing wasn't performed properly.

Brazilian / Bikini Waxing

Whether preparing for "beach etiquette" or if you are wanting to give a sexy surprise. Choose the standard bikini or upgrade to a brazilian and you can leave a landing strip, a triangle, or remove it all. Our hair removal services can be customized for each individual.

Leg Waxing

Ever shave your legs in the morning to find you have a "12 o'clock shadow" later that day? With regular waxing, you can turn your prickly cactus legs into soft, smooth works of art. Choose between a half leg (knee up or knee down) or full leg for your perfect solution. Make it a combo by adding a bikini or brazilian wax.

Back / Chest Waxing

Okay gentlemen, this one is for you especially. Hair, when groomed properly is not only sexy, but a sign of masculinity. Hair on the back is the sign of an ape! Did you know that to the ladies, a hairy back can be one of the biggest turn-offs? On that note, how many women do you think like the 70's disco patch of hair coming out of your shirt?

Skin Lighting

Got any dark area that you would like to lighten (like underarms, upper lip, or buttocks)? Our all natural formula does not include harsh chemicals to achieve effective long-term results. Let the experts at MetroWaxx help you with that embarrassing discoloration problem with our in salon treatments! Please read our Skin Lightening FAQ for important information on this service prior to booking an appointment.

Brow Tinting

Need a boost in color for your brows? Try a tint. Tinting lasts 4 to 6 weeks & is much like coloring the hair on your head. Great for brows as we age (because the color fades), blonde hair, or are you just fed up with filling them in EVERY day? Then brow tinting may be for you!

Services for Women
Reshape or redesign your brows. This includes a thorough consultation based on your face and brow shape, and trimming. Make your brows say WOW!!
Have your brows been waxed by us in the last 6 weeks? We will clean up your existing shape. Can include above, below, and in between brows.
Give your brows a boost of color. We will help you find the color you desire or enhance your natural color for that perfect shade.
Add this service to either the First Time or Maintenance Eyerbrow Wax. Enjoy a brow makeup fill-in and consultation using our Kelly Baker Brow line.
Add this service to either the First Time or Maintenance Eyerbrow Wax. Upgrade to a brow tint for long lasting color.
The perfect combo to compliment most people. Includes the upper lip and brow maintenance shaping. If you are looking to change your brow shape, book a First Time or Eyebrow Re-shaping service.
The title of this service explains it all.
Stop the shaving. We remove from lower lip to under the jaw bone.
Combine our upper lip wax with our chin wax and save some money.
Tired of looking at those stray neck hairs? You have a choice of waxing either the front or back of your neck. Choose the front to get rid of pesky strays or the back to clean up around the hair line.
The Elvis look is out. We remove the hair from the cheek and enhance your natural hairline.
We remove the ugly hair from the base of the nose to just inside the rim, but leave the good nose hair. They are your body's natural filter.
Remove all the unwanted hair from cheek to neck. Unlike some, we also include a nose wax and brow wax. Because who wants to leave those hairy?
From fingertip to shoulders, we remove it all.
Underarm wax. Enough said. (Yes, we do both underarms.)
Remove the unsightly hair, the stuff that is thicker than peach fuzz, from your lower back.
We remove any hair that would be seen when wearing a bikini swimsuit. This can also include removing a strip at the top to make sure nothing is peaking out.
A brazilian wax is the way to go. It removes all of the hair from vulva area and inner buttocks. You may choose to remove all hair above the lip area or leave a small strip or triangle.
Remove all your hair on your derriere. This includes both cheeks (if needed) and inner buttocks.
We remove any hair that would be seen when wearing a bikini swimsuit and all the hair off your derriere. This includes both cheeks (if needed) and inner buttocks.
It's your choice to remove the hair from either from the knee up or the knee down on both legs.
This covers upper thigh down to feet and toes for both legs. Bikini line not included.
Your choice, either from the knee up or the knee down. We also remove any hair that would be seen when wearing a bikini swimsuit. This can also include a strip at the top to make sure nothing is peaking out.
Your choice on the leg, either from the knee up or the knee down. For the brazilian, remove all of the hair from vulva area and inner buttocks. You many choose to remove all hair above the lip area or leave a small strip or triangle.
This covers upper thigh down to feet and toes. We also remove any hair that would be seen when wearing a bikini swimsuit. This can also include a strip at the top to make sure nothing is peaking out.
Think of being dipped in wax from the waist down and everything removed. This service removes it all. For the brazilian, you may choose to remove all hair above the lip area or leave a small strip or triangle.
Services for Men
Take all unsightly hair from top of the ear, inner ear, earlobe, and everything in between.
We remove the ugly hair from the base of the nose to just inside the rim, but leave the good nose hair. They are your body's natural filter.
Looking like a werewolf? Combine the ear and nose wax to give you a clean look. We take the unsightly hair and leave the good nose hairs since this is the body's natural filter.
Get rid of the unibrow. We wax the stray hairs between and clean up around your brows while still leaving them looking masculine.
Tired of your hair line going crazy between haircuts? Waxing the back of your neck can help you keep the clean lines of your hair cut longer.
Looking to remove just some of your back or chest hair? Top or bottom, back or front, let us know and we can get it done.
This covers from neckline to belt line. We may also include unsightly hairs on your shoulder and deltoid.
Just like the back wax but on the front. We wax from neck to belt line.
Remove that hair sweater. We take all the hair off from neck to belt line. We may also include unsightly hairs on your shoulder and deltoid
From fingertip to shoulders, we remove it all.
Tired of deodorant sticking to your underarm hair? With an underarm wax, you can get your deodorant where it need to go (on the skin).
Remove the hair from the inner sides of your derriere. (Yes, this would be you butt crack).
Remove all the hair on your derriere. This includes both cheeks and inner buttocks.
We remove hair from the upper thigh and anything that would stick out of a speedo swimsuit.
We remove hair from the upper thigh and anything that would stick out of a speedo swimsuit. Also includes inner buttocks and/or both cheeks.
We remove as much hair as you want upfront.
We remove as much hair as you want upfront. Also includes inner buttocks and/or both cheeks.
This covers upper thigh down to feet and toes for both legs. Bikini line not included.
We removed your hair from the upper thigh down to feet and toes for both legs. This also includes both cheeks, inner backside and anything that would stick out of a speedo swimsuit.
We remove all your hair from the waist down. Yes, all of it.
Skin Lightening
Lighten up the skin above your lip. Don't worry, we don't use bleach. We use a natural product designed for Professional Use. To get best results, you may need more than one treatment. (See FAQ)
This package is available if you need more than one treatment. Buy 4 and get the 5th free.
This is also know as anal bleaching. Don't worry, we don't use bleach. We use a natural product designed for Professional Use. To get best results, you may need more than one treatment. (See FAQ)
This package is available if you need more than one treatment. Buy 4 and get the 5th free.
Look great in a swim suit or summer dress. Don't worry, we don't use bleach. We use a natural product designed for Professional Use. To get best results, you may need more than one treatment. (See FAQ)
This package is available if you need more than one treatment. Buy 4 and get the 5th free.
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Our Staff

Jordanna

Owner/Trainer

Jordanna lives at MetroWaxx as she is the lovely leader of this great team. She is proud of her business and how she has been able to grow it with so many great team members. Jordanna personally trains each waxer to provide the best wax ever. The warmth and colors of spring make it her favorite time of year. But don't be mistaken, given the opportunity she'd be on a beach right now. If she can't be on a beach then traveling, hiking and yoga are all things she enjoys beyond waxing. All of us greatly appreciate Jordanna's hard work and the dedication she has for each team member as well as MetroWaxx. Jordanna is a licensed esthetician & cosmetologist and established MetroWaxx in 2005. Meet Jordanna.


Kristi

Waxer - Johnston

Kindness and gentleness radiate from this lovely little waxer, while it's no secret, when you meet her, you'll recognize it as a superpower from within. Some of her favorite hobbies include landscaping, gardening, and tv time with her husband and dog. While she enjoys a good plate of cheese & apples, a slushy chocolate coffee drink from scooters tickles her fancy. As a new mom, her goals are to be the best she can be for her new bundle of joy. Which will probably involve lots of that coffee drink. Kristi is licensed esthetician and joined MetroWaxx in 2015. Meet Kristi.


Katie

Waxer - Des Moines

This positive and easy-going lady is a good listener which helps put her clients at ease. When she's not rocking it as a waxer, she's playing with her dog, listening to podcasts or playing disc golf. Katie's favorite holiday is a hot one in Iowa, the 4th of July, and you'd likely find her jamming out to country music, drinking margaritas and enjoying the fireworks! One day, she'd like to own a pig! (you know, of the cute, little variety). Katie is a licensed esthetician and joined MetroWaxx in 2016. Meet Katie.


Britni

Waxer - Johnston

Britni's typical day is moming and waxing, but if she had to be anywhere else, she'd be at home being comfy on the couch with some good eats. Britni is most proud of her son and is passionate about being the great mom we all know her to be. This skilled lady is often asked for advice on eyebrows. While she enjoys wine, specifically white zinfandel, she thinks it would be fun to learn mixology to enjoy and share great drinks with friends. Britni is a licensed esthetician and joined MetroWaxx in 2016. Meet Brinti.


Kelsie

Waxer - Johnston

Kelsie thinks her coworkers would describe her as 'boring but sassy,' however, that's not what we see. We enjoy the loveliness and kindness that is Kelsie (with a hint of sass, but who doesn't love that). If it's down to searching for a snack, well let's face it, she says anything can be a snack if you try hard enough. When she's not rockin' it at waxing she enjoys reading, cooking, trying new restaurants and of course, every mom's favorite = napping. Kelsie is a licensed esthetician and joined MetroWaxx in 2017 Meet Kelsie.


Kimberly

Waxer - Johnston/Ankeny

This hilarious lady enjoys living life with her children and embracing the moment. We all appreciate the easy going and fun energy she brings to work each day. Music is a constant in her life, and she'll have it playing all day long. In the mornings, she can't leave without 'putting her brows on' and tidying the house. She loves to give the best wax ever and especially enjoys sculpting eyebrows. When Kimberly isn't waxing, she enjoys relaxing, going out to eat, and hanging with friends. Kimberly is a licensed Cosmetologist and joined MetroWaxx in 2017 Meet Kimberly.


Lisa

Waxer - Johnston

"Love yourself." is this soft-spoken lady's motto, but she doesn't end the love there. She is respectful and caring of each person she meets and enjoys conversing with clients and making them feel welcome. Among her top five things to keep would be makeup, which is no surprise as she enjoys doing makeup not just for herself but for others as well. She's passionate about giving a great wax and feels being detail-oriented is essential for great results. Most of all, she desires to give her children more than she ever had, she wants them to be able to do more in life and to grow beyond what they could ever imagine. Lisa is a licensed esthetician and joined MetroWaxx in 2018. Meet Lisa.


Rebecca

Waxer - Des Moines

As a kid, this waxer dreamed of being a rockstar(and we believe her to be one), which probably isn't surprising since she's been playing guitar since the dream hatched. Even though fall (& Halloween) is her favorite time of year, right now, she probably wishes she could be at the beach. Rebecca pulls strength from the admiration of her grandmother, who reminds her that it's never too late to do something! She hopes one day to have visited every country and also wishes to learn multiple languages. Rebecca is a licensed esthetician and joined MetroWaxx in 2018.

Danielle

Waxer - Des Moines

You'll find this lovely waxer happiest in the fall with a cup of coffee. When she's not waxing, she's outgoing and up for an adventure as this lady drove her first race car when she was eight years old! Between going out with friends and working on cars with her dad, her go-to snack would be chocolate covered almonds, jalapeño chips or something dripping with hot sauce. Danielle is a licensed cosmetologist and joined MetroWaxx in 2018.

Bailey

Waxer - Ankeny

"Be kind to everyone because you never know what someone's going through." is this kind, compassionate lady's motto. It's easy to see when you meet her because she strives to be considerate of others in all that she does. Bailey wanted to be a singer when she grew up and performed in musicals throughout high school and college, so if you hear someone singing down the halls, it's probably her! When she isn't waxing she enjoys hiking, spending time with her dog, volleyball and a good book. Bailey is a licensed esthetician and joined MetroWaxx in 2019.

Isabelle

Waxer - Ankeny

Outside of her love of waxing, Isabelle is an animal lover to the core. When people come to her for advice, it always ends up being "Should I get another pet?" to which she would always say "Yes, of course!". It will come as no surprise that she enjoys hanging with her dogs and watching Netflix. Isabelle also loves listening to Taylor Swift and canning food! Two things she'd like to accomplish in the future are going to the Netherlands and improving her quilting skills! Isabelle is a licensed esthetician and joined MetroWaxx in 2019.

Lauren

Waxer - Johnston

Positive, friendly, and dedicated to doing her best is what you'll find when you meet Lauren. She is capable of making clients feel comfortable and enjoys filling their mind with conversation instead of the task at hand. When she's not waxing, she enjoys activities with friends from playing video games to enjoying food. She also looks forward to cool days at the family lake house with everyone there together. Fall is easily her favorite season with the joys of Thanksgiving food and family that it brings. Since joining MetroWaxx she has discovered the ViaBuff and absolutely cannot live without it, "Before it? Oh, the ingrowns!". Lauren is licensed esthetician and joined MetroWaxx in 2019.

Alyssia

Waxer - Des Moines

This helpful and positive gal is hardworking and brings all of these qualities to each client she meets. She loves our ViaBuffs, as she has found them to be the 'best exfoliant I’ve ever had'. When Alyssia is not at work, she enjoys life through adventures with friends and family, as well as baking and being crafty! Her favorite time of the year is fall, which for her, means that Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday. However, if she could be anywhere at this very moment, she would be at the beach! She would love to take a trip in the next year and would also like to improve upon her cooking skills. Alyssia is a licensed cosmetologist and joined MetroWaxx in 2019.

Lisa

Smooth Coordinator

This loyal lady is a delightful bouquet of kindness with a hint of shy. Growing up, she wanted to become a cosmetologist, so it probably isn't a surprise that after following a nursing career she's here with us! On a Sunday morning, if she isn't at church, you'll find her hanging out at home with her hubby, reading a book by Lisa Gardner, or out enjoying a walk on a beautiful day. Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday as it unites some of her favorite things, good food, and family. Lisa joined MetroWaxx in 2018.

Adrianna

Smooth Coordinator

This trustworthy and reliable lady is affectionately called the 'baby of the salon.' When she's not at MetroWaxx or in class, she's happiest spending time with her mom, going out to eat with friends or off to the movies. Growing up, she wanted to be a Disney Channel actress and did they miss out because she's stolen our hearts. One skill she'd like to learn is how to be ambidextrous as she wants to be able to do different things with both of her hands. Adrianna joined MetroWaxx in 2018.

Jaclyn

Operations Manager

Considered to be a Jac'-of-all-Trades by friends and family, this creative lady tries to learn how to do and make things happen. With a deep love of animals and the outdoors, if she couldn't be here at MetroWaxx, she wishes to be camping in the boundary waters or the pacific northwest. However for this gal, not much can beat a peaceful fall evening in the country with some hot apple cider and a good mystery. One of her favorite things growing up: late night walks with her dog while enjoying the northern lights. Two things she'd like to learn are how to make leather moccasin boots and to be a farrier for the horses of her future, what can we say, the girl loves shoes. Jaclyn joined MetroWaxx in 2017.

MetroWaxx - Johnston
5955 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, IA 50131

Phone: 515-418-7528
Email: johnston@metrowaxx.com

MetroWaxx - Downtown
3207 SW 9th
Des Moines, IA 50315

Phone: 515-249-0409
Email: desmoines@metrowaxx.com

MetroWaxx - Ankeny
1510 N Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023

Phone: 515-971-6471
Email: ankeny@metrowaxx.com

Appointment Policies

To better serve you, we offer online appointments to all of our customers. We also take appointments by phone and text. Let us know what works for you and we will do our best to work with your schedule. Please understand that our staff members have families to feed, bills to pay and responsibilities just like you. This is their job and livelihood. When they aren't servicing clients, they are not earning any money.

Two's Company, Three's a Crowd (Friend Policy)

To provide optimal services, only the client and Waxing provider are allowed in the treatment room during an appointment. Except for clients under the age of 18, where we invite a parent or guardian to be on hand. Sorry Fido, but we don't allow pets in the treatment room either.

Child Policy

We LOVE kids! If you bring yours with you to your appointment, please keep in mind that it is a very small place. If your child can stay seated like they would have to at school while you have services preformed, by all means bring them in. If they have trouble staying seated, it may not be the best place to make them come as we do not have anything to entertain them.

Appointment Reminder Policy

We understand that life can get busy, so we send out reminders by either email or text messaging. When you set up your appointment, you can choose which reminder you would like. (Both if you want). If for any reason you don't want a reminder, you may log into your account and turn the reminders off.

Avoid the hurt! Cancellation fees hurt, avoid this pain by providing at least 24-hours notice to all appointment changes.

MetroWaxx requires at least twenty-four hours’ notice to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Missed appointments or appointment changes without the required notice will be charged a $20 cancellation fee and will require pre-payment of future bookings. This pre-payment will not be refunded if services are not rendered due to lateness or failure to comply with the appointment policy. Please arrive before your scheduled appointment start time to maximize the quality and value of your desired service. If you are late for your appointment, we may not be able to complete your desired service and therefore may be subject to our cancellation fee.

*Cancellation fee & policy subject to change without notice.