As a successful beauty brand we also aim to lead the way in social responsibility by giving back some of what we earn from beauty to those who have lost it. A philosophy which is fundamentally dear to our hearts. That is why WAX IN THE CITY founded WAXING FOR BEAUTY, our own charity foundation, to support charity projects of particular importance to us. Every single client counts – by making a valuable contribution to the way WAXING FOR BEAUTY can help: because a fixed sum of every waxing performed at our studios goes directly towards our charity. With these donations, we are helping our cooperative partner placet e.V. give people a new perspective on a happier life by plastic surgery. Placet e.V., a Berlin-based team of volunteer medical specialists, has been dedicating its help to severely disfigured victims of war and terrorism for more than ten years. What this means for you is that with every waxing, you are helping us to help others regain a bit of their quality of life. And every single waxing counts! Thank you for helping us to make this possible.
Would you like to make a contribution – and donate money? Thank you: every donation is welcome!
We have a dedicated WAXING FOR BEAUTY donation account which you may use for transferring the amount you wish.
We will be pleased to provide you with a donation receipt.
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We are currently collecting donations for 9-year-old Rayhana from Afghanistan. Due to severe burns, her legs are twisted out of shape so that she cannot walk. The girl had eight operations so far, and hardly any doctor dares to continue her treatment. However, our collaborative partner placet e.V. is committed to help her – but the team of volunteer physicians need more funds for the surgery.
In the current year 2018, WAXING FOR BEAUTY has already donated 6,000 Euros for Rayhana. As part of an internal donation campaign to be held in December, WAX IN THE CITY employees will collect money to increase donations for placet e.V.. Our shared goal: enabling Rayhana to walk again. We want to help Rayhana make her dream a reality!
Get involved by making your contribution to the WAXING FOR BEAUTY donation account!
WAXING FOR BEAUTY recently donated 8,500 Euros for Lurdes from Angola. Her fate has touched us deeply. While still a toddler, the girl sustained severe burns, she is blind in one eye, and her hand is mutilated. Lurdes comes from an impoverished background and had no way of getting help in her home country. It was the team of volunteer physicians of placet e.V. – cooperative partner of WAXING FOR BEAUTY – which made the girl’s medical treatment and stay in Germany possible.
Before the surgery performed by the team of volunteer physicians of placet e.V., the left side of Lurdes’ face had melted with her upper body. Now, Lurdes is capable of freely moving both her head and arm, her face looks more human, and she is able to use her hand again. Meanwhile, the girl has safely returned to her home.
The media has covered her story as well. Click here to read the full article in German newspaper B.Z....
In 2014, WAXING FOR BEAUTY donated 12,000 Euros for the treatment of a Chechen boy called Eskirkhan. The 16-year-old was seriously injured by an antitank mine explosion in a terror attack in Chechnya. Especially affected were his face, neck and hands. Thanks to donations he had extensive plastic surgery in Germany performed by the team of volunteer doctors of placet e.V..
The goal was that the teenager would regain a bit of his quality of life. “Eskirkhan has been in a much better mental state after the surgeries. He feels much more comfortable in his body now,“ says Professor Peter who works for placet e.V.. Operations also increase the acceptance of the patients in their home country: “Unfortunately, it’s a terrifying fact that people with a disfigured face or body suffer from social exclusion.“
Christine Margreiter, co-founder of WAX IN THE CITY
“Being successful is not limited to profitability. Success also goes hand in hand with the company’s attitude towards society. Part of our position as a modern company is being a pioneer in social responsibility.” Read the in-depth interview with Christine Margreiter about the idea and story of WAXING FOR BEAUTY in the WAX IN THE CITY magazine (article is only available in German).
Eva Baumann, WAX IN THE CITY partner in Zurich
“As a WAX IN THE CITY partner, I am running two studios in Switzerland – a fixed sum of every waxing automatically goes towards the WAXING FOR BEAUTY charity. That’s great and proves that we can move mountains if we join forces. When an entire franchise system is committed to doing good, the extent of donations can really make a difference. Every single partner and every customer in the studio contributes to changing the lives of people for the better!”
I’M PROUD TO WORK FOR A COMPANY WHICH FULLY LIVES UP TO ITS SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY!
Laura Schmidt, WAX IN THE CITY headquarters
OUR PERFECT WAXINGS AND GREAT SERVICE IN OUR STUDIOS MAKE OUR CLIENTS HAPPY EVERY SINGLE DAY. AT THE SAME TIME, WE ARE COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR PEOPLE IN NEED. DOING SOMETHING REALLY MEANINGFUL IN YOUR JOB MAKES YOU FEEL EVEN BETTER!
Michaela Kurzhals, WAX IN THE CITY Berlin