Welcome to be well {groomed!} at Studio 41. My name's Kenya & I'm your self-care bon vivant. I specialize in superb sugaring that rids you of any pesky unwanted hair and leaves your skin glowing.

Ready for your sugaring experience? Here are links to my online booking option and the service/price menu. And, if it's your first visit to me at be well {groomed!} in Studio 41 of SalonRepublic, please check out these directions.

Here on the site, as well as in at Studio 41, we chat about skincare & all the fab flotsam of life. Scroll down to read more.

Meanwhile, a few helpful links to get you started:
* who? (meet your sugarista)
* what? (what is this sugar stuff?)
* when? (booking your sugar apptmt online)
* where? (do you sugar that?)
* why? (read on, my dear!)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

hola, bonjour, kaixo

knock knock
who's there
wooden shoe
wooden shoe who
wooden shoe you like to get out of town?

and just like that, i'm hoppin' on a plane!

this weekend, i'm taking off for a family trip to OKC, Madrid, St. Jean Pied de Port, Biarritz et al.  OKC is the only familiar territory. all other stops will be brand new to my family and me. makes my toes curl up with excitement.

if you've been to the Basque Region of France, send me your hot tips for must-dos.  

i'll be back before you can answer "zer moduz" (that's Basque for 'how are ya?'); June 9th to be exact.

don't worry 'bout my house and the kittykatts. we have an excellent sitter. plus my Mom and Larry are coming out to spoil their grandkitties (and guard the casa, of course).

thank you for your patience and support as i dive into this vacation ... can't wait to hear what you have planned for your summer!

{ picture via http://www.cannellevanille.com }

Friday, March 20, 2015

happy spring!

hope your hip to hop about and celebrate the new season this weekend!

i consider the spring equinox one of my "mini-New Years" ... a great time to check in, see how my plans are zipping along (or, not) and where i might need to zig when i thought i might zag.

seasonal shifts bring some stress to the body ... which still, after all my many years on this big blue marble, surprises me.  so, you may find your body needs a bit more rest, hydration, or just basic TLC than usual.  you can also support your immune system by upping your intake of green leafy veggies, berries and fresh fruit.

you might want to schedule a refreshing facial and review your skin care products for the new season.

i'm also trying to increase the time i spend meditating.  look at the darling bunny rabbit photo ... couldn't you just meditate on that sweet fluff ball?

mindful meditation has been shown to improve the immune system, lower blood pressure & sharpen the mind in practitioners ... to which i say "oh, hell yes!"

not sure where to start?  it's really easy ... basically you just sit comfortably for five minutes and just breathe mindfully.  i like to focus on my breath by counting the length of my inhales & exhales. as a thought comes into your mind, you simply recognize it then send it on its way.

still unsure?  here are two recommendations:
check out The Inner Gym, Light Watkins new book 
(i'm reading this weekly adventure now)

wanna read more about the positive effects of mindfulness on your noggin?

there are so many great reports, authors and mindfulness teachers ... take the first step and tell me what you find.

PS: in case you were wondering why your esthetician is recommending meditation, well it's also really great for your skin health & vibrancy!

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Scientific American & hairlessness

for the past several years, i have taken vacation with family between February and March ... it's easier for me to get away from the studio and my parents can escape some cold!

five years ago, at the Miami Airport, i noticed Scientific American had an interesting article on its cover:   "Why Humans Have No Fur And How Evolving Bare Skin Led to Bigger Brains"

interesting for your sugarista, non?!?

thanks to the knowingness of the interwebs, i now have a digital copy. amazing!

the article itself is fascinating (to me ;) research about our evolution, ending with:
"The evolution of our hairlessness 
helped to set the stage for the 
emergence of large brains and symbolic thoughts."

wanna feel a little smarter?  c'mon in for a sugaring! 

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