I did a lot of exploring with my career before falling in love with esthetics. Originally intending to seek a career in counselling, I’d always had a love for beauty and fashion. After leaving my program and doing a little soul searching I decided to take the plunge and apply to Blanche Maconald.
After completing the spa program at BMC in 2013 I spent time at a few places around town, working with some talented people and gaining industry experience. Somehow though, I just never felt like I found my niche in these highly gendered environments, and observed a lack of sensitivity around diverse bodies that troubled me.
In 2015 I branched out on my own and created THE BODY POLITIK, a judgement free, inclusive space for all. Specializing in waxing; especially Brazilian waxing, and have been told I offer one of the quickest and least painful waxes you'll ever have.
When I'm not waxing you can find me teaching yoga, traveling, and loving up on my rescue pupper, Elvis. I love hip-hop, sci-fi and horror movies, a good taco, and making sure you leave happy and smooth.
CARMEN (she / her) - founder. wax master. sass pants
As I take the safety of my clients, my community, and myself very seriously I’ll be adhering strictly to safety guidelines regarding COVID-19 as well as having client protocols in place to help mitigate risk to us both.
♡ PLEASE DON’T BE LATE ♡
Strict cleaning measures have been implemented to help keep you safe which require adequate time to perform properly between each service. For this reason accommodating late arrivals may not be possible. Please plan to arrive with time to find parking or deal with any transit or traffic issues.
♡ APPOINTMENT ONLY ♡
Please book your appointment through my online system. Walk in appointments are not accepted.
♡ COME SOLO ♡
Your appointment is reserved just for you. Please plan to come alone – no family, friends, children, or pets.
♡ ILLNESS & TRAVEL♡
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: loss of taste or smell, headache, fever, chills, sore throat, shortness of breath, coughing, sneezing - you must contact me to reschedule your appointment. If you’ve traveled out of the province in the last 14 days your appointment must be rescheduled.
♡ MASKS ♡
Masks must be worn over the mouth and nose without exception. If you forgot yours I have disposable ones that may be purchased for $3.00.
♡ HAND HYGEINE ♡
Sanitizer is available upon arrival and I ask that you refrain from touching your face during your appointment.
♡ MEDICAL GRADE SANITATION ♡
Steel implements are sterilized with medical-grade disinfectant and packaged individually to be opened in front of you for use. Single use implements are disposed of after each use. The table, counters, door handles, sink, and payment surfaces are wiped down thoroughly as is the area for your things.
♡ SINGLE USE WIPES & TOWELS ♡
Individually packaged “I ♡ My Muff” wipes are supplied for freshening up intimate areas, and disposable dental bibs are provided for modesty.
♡ PAYMENT ♡
Contactless payments by Debit (preferred), Visa, and Mastercard are accepted. E-transfer is available if needed. Cash is accepted, but no change is kept on hand.