Megan Andrinopolous is the owner of Waxing the City in Rockaway Township. She is a local resident, a mom, and is passionate about helping her clients look and feel their best. Let’s get to know a bit more about her, her business, and the secrets to her success.
What do you love most about owning Waxing the City?
What I love most about owning WTC is the opportunity to be a mentor. Having the knowledge of so many years in the business and sharing it with my team is what keeps me going. Watching the cerologists grow individually in their craft, as well as a team, is so rewarding. They teach me so much as well. It’s a beautiful give/take.
How did you choose Rockaway as the location for the studio?
I grew up locally and have always loved Rockaway. Rockaway was the perfect location for our studio. There are great neighboring towns and its location off the main highways make the studio easy to get to. Also, the availability of other major retailers and eateries around make it a great destination for all the errands on the “to do” list.
What is your favorite bite to eat in Rockaway?
My favorite place to eat in Rockaway is Anthony’s Pizzeria, their Sicilian pie—delicious, never disappoints!
What words of wisdom would you give a fellow entrepreneur just starting out?
Well, have a plan—-a vision! Hire good people. Every person comes with their own wisdom to share. Stay focused, be flexible, and enjoy the ride.
What is a typical day like for you?
I wake up every morning, meditate, and stretch. I try to do some form of healthy physical activity every day. Then, I review my lists. Yes, multiple paper lists of all that needs to be done. After planning the day out, the work begins. I’m a mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and boss. We all know what that entails!
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?
When I am “not working” it’s all about my family. Spending time with family and friends, I enjoy so much. I love cooking and cleaning too, I catch up on those as well. Also, binge watching a good show is one of my favorite things to do.
If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
My dream job, hands down, would have been to be a dentist. I worked in my teens and early twenties in dental offices and truly developed a love for the occupation.
I love what I get to do every day. I’m so grateful for the people I have met along the way, the lessons that I have learned, and the opportunities it has provided for me. Honestly, I would not change a thing!