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- About Us -

Dr. Ben Paki

Maureen Thomas

  • Founded the Cold Wax Co. in 1982 in San Diego, CA

  • Formulated the L'Eily Cold Wax System.

  • Humorous Educator, Instructor, and World Traveler.

  • Loving Husband, Dedicated Father, and Proud Son. 

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  • Took ownership of Cold Wax Co. in March of 2020, after Dr. Ben Paki's passing.

  • Studied under and worked with Dr. Ben Paki for 5 years.

  • Instructor, Educator, and Humanitarian. 

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In Memoriam

A Message from Maureen & Joseph:

Dear Valued Customers,

It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing the passing of Dr. Ben Paki, the previous owner and founder of Cold Wax Co. - San Diego, CA, on March 3rd, 2020, due to pancreatic cancer. 

I will not close the doors of Cold Wax Co. In fact, I will be stepping up and follow the inspiration and drive of Dr. Paki that forged Cold Wax Co. It was he, more than anyone, who helped create our worldwide reputation. Dr. Paki was a perfectionist and demanded the same standards for all of our products.

As his Assistant / Production Manager and friend, I promise that in memory of Dr. Ben Paki, I will uphold his values and bring honor to his legacy. Dr. Paki truly touched everyone he came into contact with, and he will never be forgotten. 


I hope that these words bring you some measure of comfort in knowing that this company is in kind and caring hands. 



Maureen Thomas

Owner of Cold Wax Co. 

To Our Valued Customers,

It is with a heavy heart that I share this news. On March 3rd, 2020, my father, Dr. Ben Paki, passed away after battling with pancreatic cancer during the last few months.

My father's passion, hard work and the many years he invested in this company have not gone to waste. I am excited to announce that we have made the decision to hand the company over to Maureen Thomas. She has been by my father's side working diligently with him for the past few years, and there is no one better to take over this company. Everything about this company will continue in this transition as Cold Wax Co. will always be the company you know and love.

Thank you for your many years of businesses you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to Contact Us. 


Joseph Pakizegi

Son of Dr. Ben Paki

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