Jason Gast opened his first Waxing the City studio last summer, and the former Marine has plans to expand the business with more locations in central Iowa.
“I heard about it and decided that it was a brilliant idea,” he said. “I have friends who own salons and they said waxing is great money, but now this service is becoming more individualized, like when tanning and nails were parts of salons, but now they are their own businesses.”
“I own a lot of franchise rights, so I plan to open one in Ankeny, downtown Des Moines, Ames, Iowa City and possibly other places.”
Gast spoke with The Des Moines Register about his business.