I never write reviews, but this time is a must!
I came to Ricki Criswell with the most horrible skin you've ever seen. Too much sun, not enough water and just not caring for it as I should. I'm 41 and felt it was time for some skin care boot camp.
Ricki did microdermabrasion, a vitamin c scrub/peel and this oxygen treatment that was the most amazing feeling I've ever felt in my life! Her hands are magic as she massages your head, shoulders and feet ( love the feet!) when I looked in the mirror, I seriously looked like I did around 7 years ago. ( I'm not kidding!)
Another thing I loved about Ricki is she didn't try to upsell me any products. I hate when you spend all this money on a service and they try to see you products after.
I'm so happy I found Ricki Criswell A true Los Angeles jewel. Next time waxing! Eek!
I'm interested in the microdermabrasion package. I have some spots on my (acne prone) skin and I want to know what the package entails, just curious if any of you guys would happen to know? How long are the microdermabrasion sessions? and any other info, I would really appreciate!
I have had many facials in my life, but the facials I receive from Ricki are extraordinary. She does so many different things I don't even know where to begin. I've had all of her facial services, but my favorite is the her signature facial with the peel and the scrub. She uses the clarisonics brush which polished the skin then moves on the all the other things. Her magic hands massage your hands, feet shoulders and head!
Hi! I just had Brenda who works for Ricki's Skincare and Waxing Studio last weekend and she put individual lash extensions on my own natural lashes. And wow they look totally amazing! They look like they are actually my lashes but longer. I do not have to wear any mascara at all! Just put some lipstick and out the door I go!
She did a beautiful job! The price was fair but worth every penny. I just come back to her every month or so for touch ups which is very affordable. Also, I had my brazillian done and she was clean, painless, quick , and funny! No double dipping at all!
She did an awesome job!
Thank you Ricki, for the best bikini/ Brazilian wax I've ever had. Some places say they are painless, but we know that's not true. However, I will say your technique is the best of the best. On a scale of 1-10 I'll say in terms of pain it was a 3 and that is awesome! I am so glad I found you. You're it for me girl.
Also, in an era of poor costumer service, I have to say Ricki will go out of her way to make you happy. It just comes natural to her. She schedules enough time so you never feel like she is adding extra people during your appt time. Also the studio is gorgeous!
Great service, best wax I've ever had
I found Ricki by chance, and saw on her website she did the best eyelash perm in the city, I have very straight lashes, so I wanted to try it. My lashes came out awesome didnt have to wear mascara in the summer for about 3 months. Then my skin needed major help, and I had some extra money so I did 4 sessions maybe 5 of microdermabration sessions for about a month, and started the Intraceuticals cleansers. My skin was so soft and sooo smooth, it looked amazing, and Ricki was awesome, and helpful, and caring. My skin was really a mess, and she brought it back to life. Thanks Ricki I miss coming havnt been able to come see you, but hopefully soon. My skin needs you!!!
Bikini waxing is very personal business. To be great at it you have to have the touch and experience to just ""get in there"". Ricki is the first person I've been to since I moved here 15 months ago who actually knows how to do a bikini wax. She gets down to bizniz, wears gloves and doesn't double dip! 10 minutes later I was outta there without any breakage. Clean as a whistle! Hell ya, I'll be back! Finally, someone who knows what they're doing!
I just moved to LA from London. I am quite happy I found this quaint, sweet place to get my waxing. Ricki is brilliant, and her attention to detail is what I look for. She is extremely esthetically oriented which is something we all look for when we spend our hard earned money. I would recommend Ricki to people who are looking for someone who goes the distance to make you happy.
I especially love the Figi water!
I am so happy I found Ricki. She is such a lovely person and her facials and waxing services are stellar. The one thing I love is she is always on time. I have such a busy schedule, in the 9 years vie been going to her, she has never been late.
I'm honored to vote for you. My skin is still glowing.
Let's see....all the services I get with Ricki? eyelash perming, microdermabrasion with her oxygen treatment, Brazilian waxing (love her wax!) and I even get permanent makeup done by the lovely Chong. I've been a Ricki fan and followed her for 15 years. I'd say we are growing old together. even my daughter has been getting waxed by ricki since she was 12.
Good luck my friend. I voted for you!
Ricki does an amazing job. My eyes usually tear up a lot when I get my eyebrows waxed, but with Ricki it was completely painless, and she did a great job with the shaping.
The facial was great too! It was so relaxing. And my skin was glowing after.
Ricki does a great job, and her new salon is so nice and peaceful. I definitely recommend her!
Ricki is great! I read about her on Citysearch and sent my teenager to her. It was definitely not his thing to go to a skin care salon, but he was very glad he went and he followed her suggestion to see a dermatologist ASAP (after I had been talking to him about it for a few months.) He has continued to see her every few months since. Of course, seeing the great care and results he got with her, I went also. Ricki gives an amazing facial - I usually get the oxygen facial, and love the results and Ricki!
Ricki is simply fantastic at caring for her clients and their skin. I love the way my skin feels when I leave her salon; clean and gorgeous!!!! Don't bother going any where else!!! Love her!!!!
Ricki does absolutely the BEST Brazilian anywhere! She's quick and as pain-free as humanly possible. I went there a few years back because the other person I went to was on vacation and took a permament vacation from the other place, meaning: hooked on Ricki's services.
Since Ricki has moved to her new location, I find myself coming a lot more often. The atmosphere has such a calm peaceful vibe, I never want to leave!
I usually get a brazilian wax and a facial. Her brazilians are so fast, Its done before I know it. She uses a wax that isn't bad at all and she never double dips! I'm on the books every 6 weeks.
Her facials are fantastic. I have a lot of clogged pores due to really oily skin, so I need a lot of extractions which arent bad at all. Ricki is very gentle and I never leave red and unable to go out after, actually, I've been going next to her studio to Le Pain Quotidien for lunch after I see her which I love.
SHe is truly the best around and really knows her stuff.
I have been going to Ricki for 17 years and I would not let anyone else touch my skin. I am always getting compliments on my skin and I can only attribute it to Ricki's magic
I have never been to such a cute, clean and nice place for a facial...WOW! Ricki is so sweet and helpful and knowledgeable about skin care and brows. My skin has never been better and I have gone back every 2 weeks since...i'm hooked. The oxygen facial is unlike anything i've ever had. I love it....HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
I found Ricki through a google search. She had so many great reviews, I figured I couldn't go wrong. I went for the microdermabrasion facial and it was awesome! I've had microderm from a dermatologist before, but this takes it to a new level because it includes the rest of the facial stuff (massage, extractions, etc, plus this cool brush she uses to clean your face). I've already done about 3 of these with her because I liked the first one so much, and my skin is definitely getting better. Smoother and clearer. Ricki also suggested products that she felt would heal my skin, and they feel great! My skin tends to easily react to products but everything she's sold me has felt great so far. She gives you individualized treatment- she will learn your skin and make it the best it can be. She is truly passionate about her work and it shows. If you are suffering from acne or just want your skin to glow, go to Ricki!
I just visited Ricki's Skin Care for the very first time for an eyebrow wax. The studio is very pretty and Ricki couldn't have been nicer.
I have to say I was a bit unsure when I decided on the oxygen facial. I've had all kinds of facials, but an oxygen facial? How different could it really be? Yes, Madonna swears by them, so she must know something more then I do, right?
From the moment I laid down on Ricki's amazing table, I knew I was a gonner. She worked her magic hands over my face, cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, then the Intraceuticals O2 facial begun. She sprayed this serum, which I'm told contained many different vitamins and she infused them into every pore on my skin. It was absolute HEAVEN! Now I understand why oxygen is so important to the skin. After her massage, which included hands and feet, she applied more products on my skin that felt like warm velvet. I felt like I was levitating..(well, kinda lol)
I didn't want to leave. The experience was so decadent. My skin looks so good. I swear I look like i did 10 years ago. I can't wait to do it again!
Pros: cozy atmosphere
i went there to get waxed and i fell in love with the ambiance and the cozy welcoming feeling the place had. Ricki is the sweetest in the world and i will never go to anyone else for waxing. LOVE her work. :)
Pros: clean and very welcoming
I wanted to get my eyelashes tinted and permed so I researched online and saw great reviews of Ricki's Skin Care. I made an appointment with her and had such a wonderful experience with Ricki. She was very friendly and professional. She answered all my questions I had and ruled out all the doubts I had about tint & perming my eyelashes.
During the service she also waxed and shaped my eyebrows and I absolutely LOVED what she did with them!
After Ricki was done perming & tinting them I was AMAZED!! She turned my stick straight blond lashes into black curled lashes. I absolutely love how my eyes look now. My eyes look like I have mascara on and it looks 100 times better now. I am so happy with my experience with Ricki that I am going to go to her for all my beauty needs now and definitely refer all my friends to her as well.
Thanks so much Ricki!!!
Pros: Professional, friendly, great results
I had my first microdermabrasion treatment today and all I can say is why didn't I do this sooner??!!?? Ricki was great at putting me at ease b/c I didn't know what would happen. Would my face feel like sand paper? Would I lose time at worK? None of the above, just smooth skin with lighter brown spots that will eventually get lighter. I'm coming back next week for #2 in my series . Cant wait!
Pros: great customer service
Cons: can't think of any
I was driving in my car, looking for a place to get a brazilian wax so I punched best brazilian wax 91604 on my iphone and Ricki's Waxing Studio came up. I spoke to her (not a receptionist) and she was very pleasant and helpful since I just moved to this side of the hill. When I arrived, Ricki greeted me and took me right in. I was so used to waiting forever at other place I went to.
All I can say is she was so fast and ""almost painless"" as she describes her method. She used this green wax that smells actually quite good. She was finished in about 10 minutes. She offered me green tea and chocolate when I was done, then I was out the door. I will most definitely be back.
Ricki had such great reviews, so I came because I grew my eyebrows out from a bad wax job. She listened to what I wanted and now they are perfectly arched and exactly how I wanted them before they got hacked.
Pros: She listens to your needs
What can I say about Ricki? Always got me in, even if it was so last minute. She has always been so warm and a perfectionist, which is great when it comes to waxing my lip or eyebrows and even my bikini line. She has taken such good care of me and my friends for over 9 years. She is fabulous, and the only woman you can trust with wax or for facials in Los Angeles!
Pros: always always got me in
Cons: I have to walk by Coldstone
She made my first bikini wax awesome!!!
Pros: great location and attitude
Cons: waxing hurts lol
Ricki has transformed my brows. I came to her with brows that were massacred by a waxing I had before. It took 2 months to grow them in. She tweezed, waxed and transformed them into perfect brows again.
I just moved to LA from Toronto and found Ricki online. Based on great reviews, I took a chance. She was so fast (faster then my girl back home) and super clean. Ricki is warm and friendly.
When you choose an esthetician for yourself, you first look at your technician's face, and think that face is the most presentable part of our body, and the healthy looking skin of your therapist gives you an initial encouragement and confidence, and at least some guarantee that you are in good hands. My instinct was right. Ricki looks amazing, has the smooth, fine texture on her own face, and she just passed it onto me, using her magical hands, custom made creams/Ricki's secret recipes, and innovating techniques.
I had the worst skin after moving to LA 2 years ago. Based on great reviews, I took a chance. Since Ricki also suffered from acne and showed me pictures of her skin before she cleared it up, I just trusted her, especially since my skin started clearing up after the first treatment. I've had 6 microdermabrasion and some other things she does (not sure) treatments, seeing her once a week. I can honestly say, my skin is looking like it did before I moved here. I'm not breaking out anymore!
Ricki absolutely deserves 5 stars!
All I can say is Ricki is awesome. Clean (which is #1 for me) thurough, and FAST. She jokes around to take your mind off of what she's doing. Her wax is so much less painfull then the others I've had.
She better not retire!
Pros: so fast and uber sanitary
Ricki knows skin! She has helped me heal my skin during more than one breakout crisis. Thank you Ricki!
Pros: Great facials, products, service and knowledge of skin
Cons: None that I can think of.
The last time I had a treatment at Ricki's we figured out how long I'd been going to her for my waxing and facials....it's been at least 10 years! Whenever someone in my family is looking to get me a gift for my birthday or the holidays, they call Ricki and she mails them a certificate to Ricki's Skin Care! It's so easy and always appreciated!
Pros: great clean atmosphere, treatments and location
I've been going to Ricki for many years now - too many to count - she does such a wonderful job on my skin - I am addicted. And no matter how poor I am, I won't give up my visits to her salon. My skin jumps for joy when I walk out of there, having had a totally serene and relaxing appointment. I can't recommend her too highly.
Pros: Ricki has improved and maintained my skin fantastically -
I have been having skin problems ever since I moved to L.A. 4 years ago. Ricki told me it would take consistency if I wanted to improve my skin. She said I could take antibiotics and could clear it up quickly and it would come right back after I stopped taking them. Together, through bi-monthly glycolic facials and keeping my hands off my face in conjunction with using great products, my skin is now exactly how it was before I moved here. It took about two months. She now does monthly microdermabrasion to smooth out the scars I had from old acne.
A+ for my Ricki!
Pros: Ricki knows her stuff
I have suffered from a patch of acne for a few years now. Nothing has worked -- facials, exfoliation, creams, etc. I read Ricki's reviews on Citysearch and decided to give her a try. Well, after only 2 sessions of microdermabrasion my skin was amazing. I now go out without makeup all the time and finally feel like I'm one of those people with nice skin!
Pros: great skin service
I was a little nervous having a wax done again since a while ago my experience was aweful....what impressed me about Rikki was that she actually responded to the reviews that her customers wrote so I figured let's give this a try....Rikki was very courteous, down to earth, professional and talks with you so you don't think about what she is doing....she made this experience one that I would definitely go back and I did. I would recommend Rikki to anyone that wants a brazilian wax done right.
Pros: Best Brazilian Wax
Cons: No Cons
All I can say is that all the reviews are correct! Ricki gave me my first Brazilian wax ""almost"" :) painless. She never double dips. She's stuck with me for life!
Pros: She makes you feel so at ease
Her facials are the best!! I have just been there twice but I can absolutely see the difference. She is a very patient & knowledgeable aestitician and she knows exactly what the person needs. Her personalized and customized care gets the best results and has definitely kept me smiling.
Pros: Ricki's expertise
I'm in my late 20's and have had acne and acne scars for the past 6 years. I've tried EVERYTHING from proactive, dermatologist treatments, facials, microdermabrasion, you name it!!! I even went as far as going to LDI for a laser consult. The MD at LDI recommended $8000 worth of treatments. I walked out of LDI feeling hopeless and resorted to what I know best....lots and lots of make-up! I used to be the person that goes to the gym with make-up because I was too embarrassed of my skin. Ricki was able to change that immediately! I noticed that my skin was dramatically improved after just the first treatment. I've now had 5 treatments with Ricki and feel confident enough to leave the house without any make-up. My skin is glowing and I'm no longer embarrassed of the person that I used to see in the mirror.
Pros: Friendly, Calming Atmosphere, Professional
I have had problem skin since I was a teenager and now I am in my 30's. Now I'm struggling with both acne and aging problems. I've tried dermatologists and every product imaginable. I was at my wits end and was searching on line and found Ricki's Skin Care. I read all the great reviews and gave it a try. The reviews are true!! She immediately makes you feel at ease and really listens to your needs. I had the microdermabrasion done and even after just one session, I can see a difference in the clarity of my skin. I can't wait to the the results after more sessions. She is an expert in her field. For the first time, I can stop worrying about my skin and put it in her capable hands to help me correct my problems. Give it a try! You won't be sorry!!
Pros: whole person care, professional and personal
First Time Brazilian and it was over the top! I was a bit nervous but Ricki conversates with you through the entire process, making the whole experience a breeze!!!! Definitely recommend her... A+++
Pros: Soothing, relaxing environment!
All I can say is that I didn't want to get up from her table. I was in the zone and my skin looked unbelievable. I have the oxygen infusion facial which felt so good and Ricki's massage which put me over the edge. I can't wait to come back in 6 weeks!
Pros: on time, clean, quiet, reasonable
I am beyond happy to write this review. I always went to West Hollywood to get my painful brazilian wax and never looked forward to it. I decided I didn't want to go over the hill anymore so I found Ricki on the internet and she had great reviews. She was FAST, fun to talk to and her wax is amazing. I mean, I felt it, but it was about 70% less painful then the place I used to go to.
The best brazilian I've ever had. So happy I don't have to go over the hill anymore!
Pros: fast and almost painless
I finally got the nerve to do the brazillian..lol
they made my experience super comfortable( well as comfortable as possible) and the prices were resonable
Pros: friendly staff
I went to ricki for the first time today! Got my first brazillian wax done! I was supprized how fast and gental she was. I had a good experience and will diffently come back. I recomend her she was awesome!
Ricki has been doing my services for 16 years and though I have traveled and had services in other places, I have to say Ricki is a master of all. I've never had a better brazilian wax anywhere and her facials put me right in the zone, leaving my pores clean and my skin glowing. I highly recommend the oxygen facial. It's been my favorite for years.
Based on great reviews, I took a chance and tried a brazilian wax. I've had many in the past, but nothing compares to Ricki's technique. She's fast, her wax isn't as painful as others, and she talked me through it. Before I knew it, she was done....I think maybe 10 minutes.
Pros: fast and attention to detail