Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pure and Simple

Admittedly, a very large portion of my day is spent waxing, that is, removing hair as opposed to performing facials.  And most of the wax time is spent doing Brazilian waxes, but that is a topic for another day, so you can stop cringing.  Even though facials don’t rule my work, the products rock my world!

That is why I am so excited to finally get in the Bioelements – ‘All Things Pure’ line! Four little power packed products that are natural and organic!

I am so in love with the fact that my clients will be able to read and understand the short list of product ingredients found on the side of the box. Now please don’t misunderstand me, I am not a vegan who doesn’t wear leather. Under most circumstances I will opt for more wholesome choices in life as long as they are convenient. And convenience is relative isn’t it? (I say as I sip my triple shot vanilla latte & look for a power source for my MacBook Pro).

If I had to pick a favorite out of the four products, hmmm tough call, but it would be ‘Scrub’. An awesome exfoliator that starts off a little grainy and melts so you know when you are done and it’s time to rinse.




Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Form vs. Function


When clients first come into my room, they notice the sink. Comments, all positive, usually go something like this, “oh my God, I love that sink”!  And when I first laid eyes on it I felt the same. I stood back and admired the Zen design and contemplated the things I would accomplish because I have such a beautiful sink. I think it’s the same syndrome that occurs when we are children and we get new sneakers. The thought of being so fast in our gleaming new kicks, overwhelms us to the point of staring down at our feet when we walk. Then, BAM! You walked into a pole, or tripped, or bumped into the mean kid at school who hates you & your new shoes.








I have had a few moments like that with this sink. I love it and hate it and I think it feels the same about me.  I will be kind and start with the pros, water comes out of the faucet both hot and cold or a nice mix and yes you can pick your own temperature! Very high tech I know! The best part is when you are done with said water it goes right down the drain. (I work on Boston’s Waterfront, so I think I drain directly to the harbor, I use a lot of water don’t blame me for low tide odors please)! Another pro is that the bottle of hand soap can be positioned over the edge of the sink so that you never get soap slime all over the counter, well in theory anyway. 

Now the cons, if you turn the water on to high, it will splash right out of the edge and on to your mid section. This could possibly be some sort of ‘shower’ feature that I was not aware of since the sink was the only thing that came with the room.  Also much like a shower, there is not a stopper. You know the little thing you pull at the back of the faucet to keep the basin full. Nada, zip, just not there, and with it’s awesome Zen design it’s not possible to buy one or modify. It’s the ol’ rag in the drain for me if I would like to soak and rinse.  And now the most horrible of cons, OCD cleaners you have been warned to stop reading now. Because the basin is glass, constant water spots! Inside and out! I feel like I am single handedly keeping Bounty & Windex in business!

In the end I have made a conscious decision to be happy with it, I mean who needs function when you have such wonderful form.  Kind of like Lady Gaga’s heels, I wonder what her childhood sneakers looked liked.

Visit solacewax.com, you can book online, now that's function over form! 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Going Solo

Late last year, I decide to open my own business, be the 'master of my destiny' as they say. And it has been awesome! I was told before I started my own little business that I would be working more hours, and it's true. The difference is I love it, being in control of my schedule & seeing the direct effect of my decisions is just as rewarding as I imagined it to be. It has all been worth it! I will not lie, there is a lot of paper work involved, but that just feeds my OCD and control freak side perfectly.  And sometimes it is hard to be present in mind when I am meeting family & friends for a relaxing time. Somewhere in the back of my head are thoughts such as 'should I start a blog', 'did I save that receipt', 'are my new shoes a business expense'...
You get the picture.  

The transition wasn't terribly difficult, but it was terrifying at first. Now I have found my groove and it's business as usual. And I have found the time to start that blog! 

A huge resource in the business starting process is score.org. Check them out, they are a free brain trust that you can meet with in person, and they care. Really I can not say enough kind words for this service. Did I mention they are free! Nothing to lose. 

My first day at my new place was January 25th 2012! Now almost four months into it, I just can't help thinking 'why the heck didn't I do this sooner'!


www.solacewax.com
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Accident

I am frequently asked, 'how did you come to be a waxer?'. Well yes I am a waxer, but my official license states that I am an 'Esthetician' according to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. And the short answer is, I confused going to the spa with working at the spa. Can you see how easily this could be done? I mean how many folks have a bed in their office? I do! Well technically it's a treatment room, not an office, and the bed is not an actually bed it's a treatment table. Nonetheless, it's comfy, comfy, comfy!


Before people started referring to me as their "wax girl", I started out in computer science. Wow, talk about a 180 turn right? In brief it was the best thing I ever did! My quality of life is way up, now only strapped to a laptop if I choose to be. I love the fact that I can build my own website, set up this blog and hopefully link everything together so that it make sense, but you can be the judge of that! 


Right now I think this blog will be about me, you and the products and things we love and hate that help us accomplish clear smooth skin.