Monday, December 31, 2007


I would like to personally thank each and every person that has supported Ms. Esthetician with your words of encouragement, wonderful reviews, emails, reading this blog and referring your family and friends. I really do appreciate your earnest efforts to make "our" business a success. You all are my eyes and ears. It is the goal of M.E. to continue to provide you with the kind of service that you love, quality work in a hospitable environment. Without you there is no Ms. Esthetician. Thank you.

It has been amazing waxing with you this past year.

Monday, November 26, 2007


waxing is a fresh start. my waxing experiences give birth to new sensations, feelings of self confidence and most importantly smiles. big, bright, wide ones, smiles from ear to ear, the kind of smiles that touch your soul. i love my life and the fact that i not only get to touch people physically, but also emotionally. i make a difference. i wax bikini lines of women that feel unattractive because they have "unusual hair growth" i wax the backs and chests of guys that have forgotten what life really feels like (the softer side).

sometimes i think that we hide behind our hair. that we allow it rob us of feeling and really enjoying life. our hair does not make us more man or woman. the fact that our beautiful bodies started to develop this androgenic hair in our puberty shows that we are headed in the right direction (towards man or woman hood). and since most of us are twice removed from that phase of life, why are we still hanging on to it?

let go and get waxed.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


yes i know the economy blah blah blah. but because you use the state of the economy as an excuse, you spend billions each year in a self diagnostic frenzy trying to find the right cream for your wrinkles, acne, black heads, large pores etc.etc.etc. advertisers don't care if your skin is clean and clear or wrinkle free. they are paid to increase the companies sales they are advertising for the bottom line. that is all, you are nothing more than a potential profit that is why they bombard you with 50 billion advertisements each year. wanting you to buy their product, not because it is going to work but because it makes them money.

why trust someone whose goal is to increase sales and their bottom line, would give a rats tail about your skin care concerns and needs? they don't care about you. they only care about themselves and their products they are trying to force down all of our throats. well Ms Esthetician has shut her mouth a very long time ago. they are no longer force feeding me anything. i know the difference.

there are products on the market that work, but the level of effectiveness available over the counter is always less effective as something available through a doctor or your esthetician. they don't want to cure your problem they will give you just enough to keep you strung out. wanting more in hopes that this jar will work. i can guarantee that it won't work as well as it did in the beginning and you will be left scouring those shelves for the next miracle in a jar.

it is american culture to put faith in what we see on television and read in magazines. they tell you that you can cure your skin care problems, whiten your teeth, and clean your floors with their products. many of these companies have their hands all over everything.

Friday, August 17, 2007


A man found a cocoon of an emperor moth. He took it home so that he could watch the moth come out of the cocoon.

On that day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the moth for several hours as the moth struggled to force the body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no further. It seemed to be stuck.

Then the man, in his kindness, decided to help the moth out, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of cocoon. The moth emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch the moth because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand and be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened!

In fact, the little moth spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It was never able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting coocoon and the struggle required for the moth to get through the tiny opening was the way of forcing fluid from the body of the moth into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Freedom and flight would only come after the struggle. By depriving the moth of a struggle, he deprived the moth of health.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life.

If we were to go through life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.

Give every opportunity a chance. - unknown

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Being picky is an all time favorite thing for me to do. Growing up my dad was less the amused with my deliberate and through way of doing things. I was selective about my toys, clothes, food and most important my associates. If there was someone that i did not take a liking to i would risk being punished rather than to have dealings with the person. But I never once regreted my decision.

My love affair with quality began at an early age. Quality is just one of those things that i have not been able to get out of my system.

Friday, August 10, 2007


"There is a method to my madness. I feel like the most fortunate person in the entire universe, and i owe it all to "you." I want to keep it that way."-Ms. Esthetician

I have always been a firm believer in treating people like you would like to be treated, and firing those that didn't treat me well. It is my goal to put the service back into customer service. It makes me happy when i see that each person is pleased with their service, and if ever you are not satisfied let me know because i am the only one that can do something about it. (so telling your mother won't help you)

One week after your service you get what i like to refer to as a courtesy call or email and i am just checking up on you. I make your skin my business, so don't be alarmed. This is also my way of letting you know that i am available if you need me for any reason. Please don't hesitate to contact me.

With that being said as many of you know i moved in January 07 to the salon i am operating in now. This was such a positve move and has allowed me to expand my services to include more advanced esthetics. Since the expansion of my service range i have gained a nice size clientele. One that i am so pleased to be able to service. Here lately things have been increasingly busy, I like busy, but i only like to be productive busy. i have had a large amount of people call into the salon and make appointments and then not show up. I don't like "blowoffs." When people do this they waste time, money, and they block my most valued clients from getting the time and date of service they want. It p's me off, but please rest assure i have devised a plan to remedy "our" business of such nonsense.

Another thing that i find somewhat perplexing is the interruption of a service by a beau, spouse, neighbor, child, or friend asking how much longer the service will be. This is a supersized NO! NO! interrupting a service being provide for the sake of your own impatience. If you can't sit tight while your loved one is being serviced i ask that you do not sit at all. In our salon that is. it is extremely disruptive to M.E. having to answer the door several times while you ask the same question. You asking won't make it go any faster. Please stay away from my door. I do not rush through my services. Rushing produces botch jobs. I despise botch jobs.

Last but not least I must mention the "know it all" that is more informed than the average and knows everything except for how to sit back and let me do my job. I listen to what each person wants and i give you what you want if it is within reason and is humanly possible. I get no greater joy than to please you, but i have had a few clients that had their own ideas and i was not happy with the finished result. Each time i service someone that is my work and i am judged based in how great or terrible the end result looks. i wish i could put a disclaimer on these people and say that it was all their idea. Trust M.E. it is never my best work when a client is in control. If you have serious control issues then Ms. Esthetician is not for you.

I would like to personally thank each and every person that has supported Ms. Esthetician with your words of encouragement, wonderful reviews, emails, reading this blog and referring your family and friends. I really do appreciate your earnest efforts to make "our" business a success. You all are my eyes and ears. It is the goal of M.E. to continue to provide you with the kind of service that you love, quality work in a hospitable environment. Without you there is no Ms. Esthetician. Thank you.


image credit: The Age

I have been asked this question quite a bit lately, and there is just so much hoopla and confusion surrounding this term. That even i am starting to get confused, so I have taken it upon myself to change the name from BRAZILIAN to LE'KINIVAL (lay-key-knee-val) which would certainly explain the party going on in your

No seriously why are we so hung up on naming, renaming an already named thing, and over naming that? Brazilian, playboy, hollywood, tahitian, sphynx, do you feel my pain? Will we ever be on the same page? We need to unite as a collective group of waxologists and waxees to come up with a term that we agree upon. The thing that i find most ironic when it comes to B.P.H.T.S'.s is that the majority of places that provide the B.P.H.T.S wax thingy, won't even wax the butt. Now just what the heck is that all about? A true brazilian bikini or panty has the buttocks exposed and the exposed area looks better without hair.

I am a firm believer in having a sense of background and knowledge on a subject before i act on it. Most people have no idea where something came from and what the true meaning behind it is. A real brazilian wax is for the purpose of waxing the buttocks. (to wear those sexy little thong bikini bottoms) Whether or not you decide to leave a strip, patch, heart, triangle, or nothing does not make your waxing less brazilian if your rear is included. What makes me an expert? Because I am a reformed panty pusher, no seriously I sold lingerie for many years to pay my way through school. It is just one of those things that sticks with you.

So all those in favor of officially changing the brazilian wax to le' carnival please say I. And remember to have fun just walking!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


I just finished hanging out on CL one of my favorite places to pass time. I just enjoy reading the posts, but today i had to get on my soap box and do a little preaching. There is some chickadee in the annarbor area doing brazilian waxing unlicensed, and she is doing it for very very cheap.

Now my concern is when people do things like this i don't believe that they have "our" best interest at heart. I am a lover of all things esthetic and i could not be happier with my choice in careers. So when things like this happen it just bothers me to no end, because i care to much about people. I hate to see some poor unsuspecting soul being taken advantage of. She did mention that she was in a certification course for brazilian waxing which is a heaping pile of caca de vaca because we don't get certified we are licensed. In cosmetology school they would not teach a brazilian bikini wax. It is against school policy.

Please people when you are going to receive a service from someone do not hesitate to ask for credentials. It is your health and wellbeing that is a stake here. Ask your technician if they practice the NO DOUBLE DIPPING and PULL AND PUNCH methods? These two methods alone will make a world of difference in your waxing experience. If they say the "who and what" get away as fast as you can. They haven't a clue.

Pricing for my services has been underfire lately and it is time for me to fireback. Yes you can always find someone else to do it for less. I am not interested in being known as the walmart of esthetics (nothing against walmart i shop there too!) It is my desire to elevate the level and standard of waxing and esthetics. I am dedicated to each and everyone of my clients. We work together as a team to achieve results that "we" are proud of.

Ms. Esthetician is not for everyone, and i respect that. If you place a greater value on lower pricing over you own health and safety then M.E. is not for you. If you are looking for a quick fix and are not willing to make a dedication to seeing the project through then M.E. is not for you. If you want the fluff and puff of a "spa" and all the smoke up yours to go along with it then M.E. is not for you. No, fluff and puff here. I am just PASSIONATE 'BOUT WAXING IT.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Ms. Esthetician is totally crushing on Belle Lucce's Chocolate Peruvian Chocolate Sugar Scrub, Cranberry Yuzu Sugar Scrub, and it's Silk and Honey Japanese Yuzu Lotion. These luxurious products have managed to impress the critics, naysayers, skeptics, and most importantly M.E. herself (an esthetician that is not easily impressed). Ms. Esthetician is proud to give these products her Ms. Esthy seal of approval.

image credit: BELLE LUCCE'

Friday, June 22, 2007


ok so i have a client that has been more than loyal for the last two years. here recently he started dating a woman who thinks that he spends too much money on personal services. so she has decided to save him a few dollars, by waxing his back herself.

Wrong answer. please don't try this at home. happy and safe waxing.

Friday, June 1, 2007

i dun know, is smooth skin sexy?

o.k it is obvious by my post that waxing body parts is my verb. it is the thing i most love to do. i am here to share with the entire world my passion for waxing.

if people were smooth, then they'd feel sexier, in turn they would be a lot nicer. i think that excess hair creates friction, in turn abrasiveness=unhappy, unwaxed people.

get waxed be happy!!!


The integumentary system (skin), is the largest organ in the human body.
It is 15 percent of our body weight, each inch of our skin contains 15 feet of blood vessels, 12 feet of nerves, 650 sweat glands, and 100 oil glands, 65 hairs and 1,300 nerve endings.

Healthy skin is somewhat acidic, moist, soft, and smooth. It is thickest on the palms of the hands and on the soles of the feet, it is thinnest on the eyelids.

Skin's primary functions are: protection, sensation, heat regulation, excretion, secretion, and absorption.