Episode 112- Professional Waxer Jessica Keesling

If our long-time listeners (and first-time callers) know anything about us at all, it’s that we are classy people. And only the classiest of people draw attention to how classy they are. Case in point — we make it a habit to connect each episode’s guest to a quotation from classic literature. If you haven’t noticed it before, it’s definitely because you haven’t been paying attention, and not because we’re lying through our teeth. Classy people don’t lie. (They just fib.)

This week’s quotation comes to us from Voltaire’s Candide: “We must cultivate our garden” (i.e. “Tend to your own garden,” “Take care of your own issues before you start getting all judgmental about other people,” “Mind your business,” etc.). Just what kind of garden, metaphorical or otherwise, is your personal preference? Some people like a wild English garden, while some prefer the setting of a Zen garden better. There’s always the well-pruned elegance of the gardens at Versailles, or maybe the easy maintenance of a desert landscape is better? Whichever garden you prefer, this episode’s guest is ready to help you tend it and reinforce that what you do with it is nobody’s business but your own.

We spoke with professional esthetician Jessica Keesling, who owns Heavenly Day Spa in Metro Detroit. She became the owner of her own spa at a young age. And she is a skincare expert who is adept at giving fabulous facials and recommending the perfect regimen to make it look like your skin hasn’t experienced all that 2020 has thrown at it. She is also a licensed waxer, which means most of our questions revolved around what she has encountered during her daily waxing appointments. Like we said, we’re classy.

In the course of our conversation, we learned that what kind of garden Jessica’s clients prefer often is related to their age bracket. We also learned that she is a professional and beyond prudish euphemisms for people’s bits and pieces. In other words, Jessica works down there all day and calls a spade a spade. (Or a vagina a vagina. And balls, too — plenty of men are interested in tidying things up.)

As some restrictions loosened up this summer during the pandemic, many people flocked to the hair salon to cover up root growth or get their shaggy hair cut. We asked Jessica if the same held true in terms of waxing. (We’re guessing you know the answer, but it’s definitely worth hearing her observations.) She also shared with us some surprises she’s encountered, along with some of the current waxing and facial trends.

Ultimately, and especially for people who have always thought about waxing and are afraid to try it, Jessica pointed out that she sees a lot in a day. Unless you act in a bizarre way, she’ll take care of your requests and not focus on how much winter’s growth you have, how tidy you are, or what kind of piercing you’re rocking. And if you need to talk some things out while you’re in a vulnerable position getting a Brazilian, Jessica is here for you. Because she uses a gentle sugaring technique to get rid of unwanted hair, a visit to Heavenly Day Spa is probably less expensive and painful than going to an actual therapist.

Check out this week’s episode to learn about surprising waxing and facial terminology, along with maintenance, skin care, and how you should behave if you encounter your esthetician out and about. For more about Jessica and all of the wonderful services offered at her spa, visit Heavenly Day Spa. She’s also on Facebook and Instagram if you feel inspired to have someone else tend your garden. Because let’s face it — while it’s fairly straight-forward to plant a couple of tomato plants, eventually they can grow out of control and it’s best to get the help of a professional. We’re pretty sure that’s what Voltaire would have done.


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