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Meet Leah Raquel of Miss Wax LA in Beverly Grove

Today we’d like to introduce you to Leah Raquel.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Leah. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Moved to LA when I was 22 with a year and a half-year-old daughter and no car. I got my license as an esthetician and got a job with one of the top waxing salons. In 2015 I started my own business by the grove and have never been happier!

I worked very hard to become one of the best at what I do and I really love making people feel beautiful!

More info is on my website

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Starting your own business is the scariest thing in the world. Some months I didn’t know how I was going to eat dinner or pay my rent. Life is always a challenge and I think that’s what makes it part of the fun. You have to look at challenges sometimes like a video game. How will you make it to the next level? And losing is not an option. Also as great as you think you might be, not everyone will like you and you can’t make everyone happy.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Miss Wax LA – what should we know?
I am an esthetician that specializes in body waxing and brow shaping. I have also branched out in offering microblading and lash extensions. I am a one woman show. It’s just me and the client. It’s a very personal experience where I make people feel very comfortable and it’s more about the relationship between the client and I and less about the actual waxing. People look forward to coming to see me. I entertain them with my silly stories and make the experience fun and not painful. I really love making people not only look beautiful but FEEL beautiful. I think so far I’m most proud of the fact that I have all 5-star yelp reviews and not one negative one so far. Fingers crossed.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I could not have been successful without my wonderful loyal clients! They have been so supportive and encouraging. They trust me enough to let me practice new services on them. One client in particular Dawn wanted me to learn microblading so she gave me a check one day to take the class!


  • Microblading $600 (includes touch up)
  • Full Set Volume Lashes $200

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