Welcome! I'm Kenya, your self-care bon vivant.

I'm really great at helping my clients treat their skin fabulously.
I use gentle sugar paste to rid your body of pesky unwanted hair
and provide loads of skin care & mindful living tips.
You can visit me at be well {groomed!} in Studio 41
at SalonRepublic's Beverly Hills/Pico location.
{click here for directions}.

Monday, September 26, 2016

listen here! fave podcasts

i'm a music lover. i've been known to stand out in the rain to hear some talented gal pick a guitar and sing her own words.  about 8 or 9 years ago tho, i began filling my ear space with podcasts and audiobooks.

i spend a lot of time at my studio cleaning, disinfecting, folding towels and just making time between clients.  to make the most of this time, i like to feed the noggin.

i've put together a list of my fave podcasts.

like i said, audiobooks are also awesome too (and i'm not just saying that because you can hear my Hub's beautiful voice on many books, including this one: The Fifty-Year Mission ).  but i feel like that could be an entirely separate chat.
girls gone wod (aka GGW)
you're gonna hear a lot of Crossfit ... but wait, there's *more*!  Joy & Claire also discuss goals, holidays, meal plans and Mean Girls.

keepin it 1600
Jon Favreau (the other one), Jon Lovett (not the comedian) and Dan Pfeiffer get wonky with it.
found my fitness
Dr. Rhonda Patrick applies her extensive scientific expertise to fitness, health & wellness.  her juice recipe is the bombdotcom! i prefer her podcast on youtube.

rich roll
i read Rich's book Finding Ultra when i first started on my Crossfit journey and have stayed with him through many fantastic interviews. 

pursuing fitness with julie foucher
Julie is a superstar Crossfit athlete and *almost* a Dr.  episode 37, with Steph *The Hammer* Hammerman is soul inspiring!  Steph's is participating in and gives a fab shoutout to Dogtown Crossfit's annual CrushCancer event!

call your girlfriend
this is my newest find ... i recommend their newsletter The Bleed too!

star talk radio
Neil deGrasse Tyson ... 'nuff said

come in for a professional sugaring session &
we'll compare podcast notes

you can book online by clicking here
or, kenya@bewellgroomed.com
be well {groomed!} / Studio 41
SalonRepublic BeverlyHills
LA, CA  90035

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

and now, a word from my clients 💖


awwww, darlin'... thank you! Beka's been a client for more than a minute; she's super active and always zipping from our appointments to a training session or audition.  check out her web site {here!}.

i love to hear back from my clients when we are trying new protocols to condition their skin. and i especially LOVE when we are meeting their skin care goals.

Beka is using the 1-2 punch of Tamara's Sugar Sweet Exfoliator's Toner Pads and Soothing Oil.

the Toner Pads contain a combo of AHA & BHA that is extremely effective and also gentle enough for face and body.  the exfoliating acids are in an organic base that includes Aloe Leaf Juice and essential oils like Tea Tree, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile and German Chamomile.

perfect for any skin irritation or area that needs healing, the Soothing Oil is made from a combination of nine natural healing oils, including tea tree, hemp see and Vitamin E oils.  this oil mix is antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-fungal.

all Sweet Exfoliator are made with ZERO animal testing, animal ingredients, glutens, parabens, dyes, petroleum and pthalates. (yay!)

pick up yours on your next visit to be well {groomed!}/Studio 41 ... or email me to purchase.

come in for a professional sugaring session &
we'll find the right products for your skincare goals!

you can book online by clicking here
or, kenya@bewellgroomed.com
be well {groomed!} / Studio 41
SalonRepublic BeverlyHills
LA, CA  90035

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

what's the deal? professional body sugaring

my pal here at SalonRepublic BeverlyHills --the inimitable stylish stylist Keenan King-- recently asked me for some talking points on sugaring so that he could better discuss it with his clients.

it was a blast from the past to put together just FIVE pointers to succinctly explain the many splendid things that is professional body sugaring. so, i thought i'd share them with you, too!
  1. your esthetician (aka sugarista) uses a sugar paste, literally made of sugar, water and lemon.  because the paste is water based, it feels gentle on your skin as it removes hair by the root (unlike wax, which is resin and can lift too many layers of skin, leaving your skin raw and shiny or *burned*).
  2. professional body sugaring removes the hair in the direction of hair growth, so you get a more effective and efficient removal of hair by the root.  this means less hair grows back over time and the hair that does grow back continues to be finer each session.
  3. there is NO double dipping, because there is no dipping!  the sugar paste is applied and removed by the sugarista's gloved hand.  once used, the glove is removed and tossed in the trash bin (along with the removed hair and exfoliated dead/dry skin ... buh-bye!).
  4. speaking of dead/dry skin, professional body sugaring is a superb exfoliation treatment and each time you come in for hair removal, you will leave with glowing, smooth skin.  (since the sugar paste is so good at gently removing dead skin, it's also a good treatment for clogged pores, including those in the bikini zone and everywhere you are sugared ... and you can be sugared from 'brows to toes and all the nooks & crannies in between).
  5. because professional body sugaring is so gentle on the skin, you can have a session before you go in for a spray tan or sport a bikini.  however, it is recommended that you give your skin about 24 hours of recovery time before you workout, spend a day at the beach, enjoy a hot tub or sauna or participate in hanky panky.
check 'em out. use this handy list to explain to your friends why you must be late for happy hour to see your sugarista!

come in for a professional sugaring session 

you can book online by clicking here
or, kenya@bewellgroomed.com
be well {groomed!} / STudio 41
SalonRepublic BeverlyHills
LA, CA  90035