I like restaurants with smaller menus. I know that if they have 6 options for dinner, every single one of them are going to be executed splendidly. A lot of care will go into serving that dish to me.
Wax Poetic has downsized over the years, from an Art Gallery/Salon/Spa to now simple the spa part. And really, they only focus on a few things…waxing, facials and lash/brow tinting.
I’ve never had a service I didn’t like at Wax Poetic. I’ve gotten waxes and hair cuts, when they still offered them. Actually, the best straigtening I’ve ever had on my curly hair was done at Wax Poetic. It’s no wonder that they are in the Startifacts’ guide every single year. Ohhh…the memories.
What girl says no to that? I certainly don’t. And, as a matter of fact, I had never had a facial at this place. It had been about 8 years since my last one. I guess I wasn’t sure if spending the money on it was ever worth it.
But, I kind of think it is.
Sometimes, I don’t wear sunscreen. Sometimes, I don’t put any moisturizer on my face after washing it…and sometimes I eat my kids’ leftovers for dinner. See…full disclosure.
My appointment at Wax Poetic was with Roxanne Crisp.
Roxanne knows her stuff. She admitted that she suffered from severe acne as a child, maybe this helped steer her into her aesthetician ways.
Whatever it is that got her there, I’m extremely thankful for it.
Roxanne did a lot of things to my face, including scraping clean my pores with electricity. That sounds more extreme than it is. It was actually a very gentle process that left me with a face clear of blackheads and other piles of crap sitting around where they shouldn’t be.
This is always the part in the process where I say to anyone performing a disgusting service, “I’m not sure how you do this job, but thank you.”
You know, people who give us pedicures and Brazilian waxes and facials….
The best part was the ultrasound. She used a small machine to gently massage my face. If we weren’t having such a great conversation, I would have been asleep.
Actually when it was over, I asked if she would call my family and tell them I’d be a while longer, while she did the whole thing over again.
It was so relaxing, the facial and lying still for a full hour with no phone in my hand and no little one needing to use the restroom.
The products they use are all natural. No chemicals. As a matter of fact, we talked a lot about the products I’m currently using…I’m considering a change.
She had a few things to say….first one, not washing your face before you go to bed.
She also said, not moisturizing properly to keep the skin hydrated.
Oh dear. I have failed this terribly.
One additional piece of advice she gives people, and we should all know this, is changing our pillowcases regularly.
I suppose it’s like Kegels. We know we should do them, it’s very easy to do, but we forget to do it. Those are my words, not hers. Our pillowcases carry all of the hair products that rub off while we’re sleeping, they carry sweat, dead skin and makeup and oils from our faces.
Changing our pillowcases regularly should be part of our skincare routine.
She had a lot more to say about taking care of our skin. But I suggest you make an appointment and go see Roxanne for yourself. Every member of their staff is extremely helpful and friendly. I’ve had waxing done with Rosemary and I highly recommend her for that too. Honestly, anyone there will do a great job on any service you’d like to treat yourself to.
Our lives as moms might be busy, and crazy, but let’s make sure we take care of ourselves, that just might include digging into some poetry.
Might I suggest a little Wax Poetic.
3206 1/2 w. magnolia blvd
burbank, ca 91505