After experiencing several months of uncommon breakouts and much frustration, I went to see Ellen. I’m so glad I did. It’s no fun having a bout of outrageous acne in your 30s, but Ellen has been so terrific. From the first appointment I could tell she was as committed to my skin looking good as I was. She helped with a plan and the right products and she checked in with me regularly in between appointments to see how I was doing. After a couple of weeks of treatments and following the plan, the difference in the quality of my skin and the extent of my breakouts was tremendous. I would recommend Ellen to anyone with any skin issues because she really will tailor a plan to meet your needs and help you each step of the way!
Jennifer G, San Diego
Thank you, Ellen for my first facial ever on my 50th birthday. I enjoyed every minute of a very relaxing experience. It’s almost time to go again!
Ellen at The Wax Shack is the best! I have been a client of hers for 11 years, even before The Wax Shack existed! She truly cares about you as a person and makes you look great. I would never go anywhere else! Thanks for your fun personality, excellent customer service and flexible accommodating schedule.
Ellen is the absolute best for all your skincare needs! She is friendly, knowledgeable and truly cares about giving you the brightest and most beautiful skin possible. All you have to do is see how great her skin looks and you will immediately trust her. I miss having her down the street as my skin as not looked its best since then. Because she is the only esthetician in her little place, her care is private and personal as well. I highly recommend her if you live in San Diego.
Ellen has mastered her craft. When you see her you get the relaxing experience for sure, but the thing that kicks her way above the competition is the results! She makes you feel great and look even better. If you really want the best, make your appointment.
Ellen’s facials are the best. I can’t believe how smooth my skin feels afterward and how young I can look again! She really knows what she doing and I just lay back and trust her. Just look at her own beautiful skin and you know you are in good hands. She also does a rockin’ eye brow shaping and wax. Check out The Wax Shack. You won’t regret it.
When I got home my husband said, “Usually your skin breaks out or acts weird after facials, but this is the best I’ve seen it look since I’ve known you! You should keep going to Ellen.”
Ellen has been providing me with regular facials for years. As a child I struggled with acne. Now as an adult I am plagued with the scarring. I have tried many skin care products that claim to tone and even out the scarring, but have had no success. Based on Ellen’s extensive knowledge and experience with all skin types, I decided to try Osmosis Skin Care products. Ellen took time to design a personalized skin care regime for me. To my surprise, in just 3 short months, I have noticed a considerable improvement in my skin. The scarring is less apparent, my skin is firmer, and it has more tone. Another bonus is the areas of redness are becoming lighter. I am extremely happy with Osmosis. Thank you for your time, patience, and expertise. Thank you for suggesting Osmosis Skin Care. It has been life changing!
Ellen has been my esthetician for over 12 years! In addition to her excellent waxing and facial expertise, I know I can count on her for all my skin care recommendations. She truly cares about helping me take care of my skin. I think she cares more than I do sometimes! She is never late and never rushes me out. The Wax Shack is a quiet, private location. Make an appointment and see for yourself.
Ellen is the best! She’s always able to accommodate my crazy schedule. Her shop is adorable and clean. She is a true professional and I recommend her to anyone.
Whether you’re looking for waxing, facials or skin treatments, The Wax Shack is the way to go. The Wax Shack is a small business owned and operated by Ellen. She really knows her stuff. I have been getting waxed there over 4 years and I keep coming back for the good prices, wonderful personality, and flexible appointments. I highly recommend her!
I purchased a SPF 30 Moisturizer from Ellen. She had quite a selection and was very attentive to my needs. I wanted some skin protection that would also act as a moisturizer under my make-up. She gave me the perfect one for my oily skin. She also included other skin care samples for me to try, which I have and absolutely love! If you need some skin care advice, Ellen is the one to ask.
I have had two spray tans with Ellen. She is my esthetician and is very familiar with my sensitive skin. She formulates the spray color to perfectly work with my skin type. She believes less is more, so I haven’t felt conspicuous or artificial. The other advantage is I feel and look thinner. The tan fades very naturally and does not peel off or shed as I have experienced with prior tannings. I highly recommend Ellen. It’s a very quick process and you’ll look great!
I saw Ellen a few weeks ago for the first time. I was a few days from scheduled back surgery and decided to try to make an appointment at the last minute. (As a licensed Esthe myself I know that can sometimes be difficult, especially a first time client.) She was totally sweet, made me feel completely comfortable, and gave me great advice. She was wonderful. I’ll be back!
I just took my post tan shower and I wanted to let you know my skin and face look good with the tan! The rest of me looks good, too, but the scarring on my face is less apparent with the Osmosis products and the tan!
Ellen gives the best spray tan! She takes her time to make sure the skin is evenly covered with no streaks or uneven patches. The tan looks so natural. I feel great, look healthy, and receive numerous compliments each time I tan. What a boost in self-confidence! I would highly recommend a spray tan with Ellen. I am hooked and plan on maintaining my healthy glow throughout the year.
Thank you, Ellen, for fitting me in the same day I called and for dealing with my mad dash and the very, very end of my pregnancy to fit in one last wax job! She was so flexible and accommodating with my schedule and my giant belly. It required many odd maneuvers which I’m sure made her job much more challenging! She was so patient, understanding, friendly, cheerful, and chatty. She also gave me lot of great referrals in SD which I appreciate. I am no stranger to waxing, but am new to the area. This was a great first visit. She was very thorough and offered for me to look and check her work. She also offered for me to come back if she missed any patches. She mentioned that she does not do Brazilians which I often get, but I will definitely go back to her for leg and bikini. Thanks again, Ellen!
I go to The Wax Shack every two weeks to get my brows done and Ellen does a wonderful job. She’s an expert at her craft and she’s also really professional and nice. I enjoy seeing her and chatting with her. The location is good, too, with easy access and plenty of parking. Her shop is relaxing. I’ve heard her facials are great, and plan to get one soon!
I used to see Ellen every two weeks pretty faithfully for about 4 years until I moved to the Bay Area. Whenever I am in town and need my brows done, Ellen is always accommodating and finds time to fit me in. I have had many compliments about my brows after having them done by Ellen. I recommend her to anyone who is looking for an esthetician.
Thanks for doing a great job on my eyebrows, as always. I really appreciate your efficient and painless waxing services. The dermalogica cleanser is my favorite.