Scrolling through my reviews, you can see that I am not a newbie on the block.
You are going to read some VERY OLD reviews below on this page, but I think it will teach you about me and my consistency with my work and who I am as a person.
Why no reviews before 2010?!?! Because Yelp and Google didn’t really start to see growth until 2009. I started Miss Karen Skincare in 2004 during the day of check writing, before smart phones and websites! Click on the two links below to read the latest reviews. Read the old school below that I dug up from an old hard drive when I was working in Hollywood and Beverly Hills as a 90210 nurse and esthetician.
- Erica D., Los Angeles, CA, 1/27/2013
I just had the best facial of my life with miss Karen. I had a good case of blackheads and she cleaned my face with such knowledge and care. SHE KNOWS WHAT SHES DOING!!! Her passion for skincare is beautiful. She is amazing inside and out. Highly highly recommended.
- Janice H. – Los Angeles, CA, 9/11/2013
A friend of mine recommended H.W.C. for Botox. I looked yesterday and there was no review for Botox. I cannot say enough good things. Nurse Karen is beyond amazing! I have been doing Botox for so many years by the most expensive in Beverly Hills etc. I was blown away because I did not even feel the injections. (yes topical numbing but I have had others where it did not matter) I left w/ a tiny tiny bit of bruising. She was straight up about the price, procedure….I am telling everyone I am not exaggerating! Highly recommend for cosmetic. Oh and cool music to boot! No this was not a paid endorsement! All around great place!
- Emily K., Los Angeles, CA, 4/30/2012
Get a facial from Karen Karnaky, you won’t regret it. She is the most knowledgeable esthetician I have ever worked with – this girl knows skin. I think she’s also a Registered Nurse, so she knows what she’s talking about. Before I had a baby I went once a month for a facial, and as soon as I can find a regular sitter, I’m getting back on that schedule! My skin never looked better than when I was going to her regularly. She’s sweet as pie, and prices are very reasonable. I really love her Nurse Karen products that she uses, too. She talks a lot about ingredients and why they are important. She’ll break it down for you – what you need, what you don’t, what works, what doesn’t. I don’t know much about how or why she’s the best, all I know is that I don’t trust anyone else to get up on this face.
Her waxing services are great, too. She’s gentle, efficient, quick and clean. She truly wants your bikini area to shine, so to speak. Most places I leave with irritation and bumps and somehow I don’t with Karen. I don’t know how she does it – maybe better wax? Maybe better technique? All I know is that it’s good and smooth.
She’s the best at what she does. Go for it, you deserve it.
- Stella D. , Los Angeles, CA, 8/13/2013
I recently attended this Hollywood Clinic for Botox. I was visiting from Australia and had no idea where I should go. I was pleasantly surprised by the service, starting from the receptionist to the therapist (Karen). The procedure was painless and quick and the price amazing. Karen made me feel very comfortable and at ease, and I would recommend her and the services of this clinic to any one.
Lexi Marie Cain, Woodbridge, VA, 10/27/2012
Karen Karnaky gave the most amazing chemical peel yesterday. I have gone to her for facials and adore her. She is a Registered Nurse and knows skin and every ingredient in her products like a human encyclopedia. She explains how certain ingredients will help your skin and treat the condition you have going on. I have never seen my skin glow like this and I can’t be more grateful to have found someone who cares and listens to my desires for my skin. She is my facial angel and if you have not had a facial by her yet I suggest you do so asap! I can’t wait to go back.
- Nikki S., Los Angeles, CA, 3/12/2010
I recently visited Miss Karen at her salon in Los Feliz. The salon is comfortable and inviting which I believe is a direct result of Karen’s overt friendliness. She has an amazing gift of being able to relate to people, carry on conversation with ease, and makes clients feel special.
Her facial room is cozy but enticing. I found it easy to relax and really enjoyed listening to her playlist while getting my facial. Her microdermabrasion facials with thorough extractions always help clear up my acne and lighten scarring while also her head and neck massage relieves my muscle tension.
When I talk to Karen about appropriate treatments for me she seems to be knowledgable and recommends complimenting products.
Karen comes across as educated, trustworthy, and simply fun to be around. I highly respect the fact that she is a nurse and constantly striving towards higher education and learning all she can about aesthetics.
- Michele D., Los Angeles, CA, 4/17/2013
Review for Miss Karen–classic facial…
The best…as someone with, ahem, mature skin, I told Karen my main goal was clean refreshed skin. I swear she cleared every pore on my face. This self-declared Extraction Queen gave me the facial I have been looking for, cleaned my skin, pampered it with two lovely masks, and left me with a glow I haven’t seen in years. I also LOVED that this was NOT a product-line facial. There was no pressure to buy a thing, either. Being at Nurse Karen is a cozy place, don’t expect Beverly Hills glitz and glam, where you can sit on the patio and read magazines if you arrive early, as I did. Happy I decided to try someplace in my own neighborhood.
- Jasmine J., Los Angeles, CA, 4/7/2013
Karen shaped my brows perfectly! She’s careful, thorough and as pleasant as can be. I’ll be back for all my waxing needs and can’t wait to try her facials.
- Katie W., Los Angeles, CA, 7/17/2011
Let me just say, best brazilian wax ever! Karen is an amazing waxer, and also just super fun and nice. I’ve been getting brazilians for about four years now, and this was my best experience to date. I went because of a Living Social deal that I bought two of (fingers crossed it wasn’t as awful as the last place I bought a waxing deal to). I wish I had bought more then two of the deal, though, the good news is, it’s not as expensive as other waxing places around town ($55 for a full brazilian). Jury is still out on whether I think hard or soft wax is better, but they do both, so you can decide. It was an extremely painless wax while also being fast and thorough.
And, it was the best looking wax I’ve ever had. On every level, it was superior to every wax before it…not a single stray hair, and she wasn’t plucking around for ten minutes the way I’ve had waxers in the past do. It really felt like she knew what she was doing and also just enjoys her clients. Props to her for even nabbing an ingrown hair in under two seconds and zero pain. So, Living Social success story…I’ve found my new waxing place.
- Holly B., Los Angeles, CA
Again, amazing! I have had two chemical peels and a facial from Karen. My super sensitive, acne prone and scarred, super fair and did I say sensitive skin is STUNNING after her care. I am using her product line, that she carries and finally, something that doesnt irritate my skin. I finally dont have to wear makeup. She is amazing!
- Lucy, Los Angeles, CA, 5/26/2010
To Miss Karen Karnaky:
I don’t know if you’ll remember me, but you gave me a facial a couple of weeks back – I had won the gift certificate at the auction. My skin still looks and feels fantastic! – you really inspired me to take better care of my skin, and I’ve told MANY friends about you. That facial was AMAZING! You are so knowledgeable, and I was really impressed that in just a short time you really educated me on what to use/not to use on my skin. Thank you again!
- Melissa B., Los Angeles, CA, 10/27/2011
Oh Miss Karen. How I love you. You are seriously one of the best estheticians out there!
Miss Karen is so knowledgeable about skin. I can walk in with a problem and she is able to tell me why I am randomly breaking out, fix it and how I can prevent it from happening again. Her facials are so relaxing. When money allows either a facial or massage, I will most likely pick the facial because I know I will get a mini massage on my neck, shoulders and back from her. Seriously one of the best on the Eastside! OH and I have a friend who goes to her for waxing and says she is fantastic.
- Pisik K., Los Angeles, CA, 2/19/2012
Had my brazilian done with fabulous Miss Karen Karnaky today. She is just fantastic! Very nice, understanding, meticulous, detailed, fun and professional. I am happy I can finally say good bye to the annoying remnants of wax after each waxing routine. With Karen it is not an issue anymore, she was super meticulous and detailed in making sure I leave without any traces of wax on me. She is also an RN which gives me extra confidence in her skills and knowledge. I highly recommend her. Great service and expertise.
- Bethany K., Los Angeles, CA, 9/5/2011
Karen Karnaky remember that name because once you go to her you will never want to let another person touch your skin. I’m such a baby when it comes to someone picking at my face, or even waxing. Karen is so gentle with her facials and her waxing. Her bed side manor is extremely professional. She is knowledgeable, and passionate about the services she provides. You will have the most glorious skin that people will be asking who you go to. I promise she will not disappoint you. And you too will become a loyal client like everyone who see’s her.
- Debra S., Los Angeles, CA, 7/1/2011
Had the most incredible experience here!! Karen was so friendly and professional! No one loves having their pants off in front of new strangers but she kept me entertained the entire time (and did an amazing job)! I will make the drive from the westside to visit Karen!
- Bart F., Los Angeles, CA, 6/2/2010
Went and had my first facial with Karen and it was AWESOME!! I had a really great time with her!!! She did a fantastic job, and my skin came out looking great! I actually had people asking me what I did to take care of my skin for weeks afterward. Not only is she really nice, but also extremely knowledgeable, and was really able to educate me about how I should be taking care of my skin. She is the best, and I can’t recommend her enough!!