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}.

Friday, October 28, 2016

get to know be well {groomed!}

bw{g!} clubhouse
be well {groomed!} resides at Studio 41 in swanky SalonRepublic on Pico.  i spend a lot of time here so i try to keep it cozy and welcoming ... leopard print and deep purple, gold accents and unicorn lamps (natch!).

curiouser & curiouser
my folks are those sorts of people who are always in the know.  and they raised their kiddoes to ask good questions. this served me well in corporate advertising & marketing, of course.  but also in my pursuit to help clients feel good in their skin.  i soon realized the best products & services weren't the end all, be all; the solutions didn't stop at my studio door.  happy skin comes from more than lotions and potions (tho those can make a big difference). you also have to consider lifestyle factors (mitigating stress, nutrition, movement, rest, outlook) as well as environment, heredity and other factors (all of this is also known as epigenetics).  so along with the latest ingredients and treatments, i also dig deep into the benefits of optimizing whatchya eat, how ya think, whatchya do, how well ya sleep and more.

professional body sugaring
it all began with facials ... then, holy zeitgeist waxing took over (right time, right place!).  women (& men) began to see the many benefits to their skin when they ditched their razor and scheduled in consistent removal of hair by the root: fewer ingrowns, smoother skin, fewer blemishes and far less long-lasting waste going into the trash.  in continual search for the very best treatments for my clients (see curiouser & curiouser above), i began studying the sugaring process. et voila, here we are today!

le blog
the esteemable *they* say we teach what we most need to learn.  to tweak this a bit, i would say i write what i most need to get out of my head. it's noisy in there, yo!  and as my many fabulous clients come and go, they typically have very similar questions about keeping their skin glowing. so, keeping the blog serves multiple masters.

the best part of this gig is YOU, walking into my studio on a regular basis with your trials, tribulations, successes and celebrations!  to make my day and get in here, you can book an appointment online. if you have any difficulties or can't find a time that works for your busy schedule, do not hesitate to email or call. (kenya@bewellgroomed.com / (310) 866-0928).  i'm working on a few new service options that might include working together via digital options, too (stay tuned!). 

come see me!
be well {groomed!} / Studio 41
SalonRepublic BeverlyHills
LA, CA  90035

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

juiced ... the update!

earlier this year, i rambled on about the grab & blend technique i use for my morning green juices in this post.  due to the ebb and flow of supplies in the house, i've updated my recipe somewhat and i've bulleted the changes below.

i like to keep everything freshy fresh, so i don't want to have too much varied product on hand.  i like to buy or grow something and just use it up 'til it's gone ... then try something new. 

i've added: 
  • more dandelion greens ... directly from my yard!  the moisture in the morning and evening along with the teeny smidge of rain have provided some lovely, bright green shoots that are tender & juicy.
  • Elemental Wizdom's Metamorphosis mix: this is a heavy hitter, loaded with some superb foods. it's worth it for the spirulinan and chlorella alone; they turn your juice into a purple/black velvet! 
  • more frozen blueberries
  • tumeric mixed with coconut oil 
  • parsley
i've removed:
  • cashews
  • SuperFood
  • Vegan Protein 
  • maca
there is absolutely nothing wrong with any of these ingredients. mostly it's about switching up nutrients so that i'm getting more diversity in the smoothie.  also, i've been making my own nut milk with almonds and cashews so no need for them in the juice.  i will certainly buy more SuperFood and maca down the road.

pro tip: 
i like to use frozen berries for two primary reasons:  i eat the hell out of fresh berries; no need to put them in the juice. and, frozen berries blend better.  oh, here's another reason: they last a bit longer!

use it if you've got it:
because it's so easy to get fresh farmer's market produce here in LA, i may also toss in a cucumber, an apple from Cuyama or lemons & limes (including the peel).

i've seen many recipes that add tomatoes but i'm happy to just slice, salt and slurp tomatoes any time i walk in the kitchen ... especially right now (upside of super hot Septembers & Octobers!).

what's in your blender? inquiring minds wanna know!

or, kenya@bewellgroomed.com
be well {groomed!} / Studio 41
SalonRepublic BeverlyHills
LA, CA  90035


Friday, October 21, 2016

this weekend: we CrushCancer

hey hey, ghouls & boos, before you head out for spooky bacchanals, head over to Palms & Motor Ave for CrushCancer this Saturday!

you can bid on Crush Beautifully (see all the gorgeous details below!), workout, checkout loads of vendors and hang out with my badass #FitFam from Dogtown Crossfit!

come in for a professional sugaring session &
we'll compare our favorite Olympic lifts!

or, kenya@bewellgroomed.com
be well {groomed!} / Studio 41
SalonRepublic BeverlyHills
LA, CA  90035