Magdalen staff are highly experienced and licensed therapists.
Magdalen Lagergren (Owner/Esthetician) (The Wax Magician)
Magdalen is originally from Nairobi, Kenya. Her Kenyan name is Karugi Karanja. Karugi means “Little Cook” (she loves to cook and is very good at it). Karanja is her father’s family name. Magdalen has always been very passionate about skin care. While growing up in Kenya, with an abundance of tropical fruits and vegetables, Magdalen made her own creams and masques for mini-facials. When Magdalenarrived in the United States and realized that there were schools to provide formal training for skin care therapists, she enrolled at Yvonne De Vilar Scientific Skin Care in Vienna, Virginia. She graduated in 2004, obtained her Esthetics license and immediately went to work for a spa in Arlington, Virginia. Three years later she began working for another upscale spa in Bethesda, Maryland. However, Magdalen always dreamed of having her own spa where she could share with her clients the benefits and results that could be achieved from proper skin care treatment. In 2008, she was able to open her own mini-spa by leasing space in a dental office. Magdalen soon realized that she needed more space for her clients and wanted to offer additional services. In 2010, she opened her present location at 966 Hungerford Drive in Rockville, Maryland. Magdalen currently offers the Obaji, Vivant and Magdalen’s Pure Skin Care product lines. All the therapists at Magdalen’s Pure Skin Care including Magdalen are highly trained and attend continuing education classes and also participate at various trade shows to ensure they can incorporate the changing trends in skin care, new products and treatments. Magdalen herself has received extensive additional training in waxing techniques.
Irene is a first generation born American from Uganda. She was born and raised in the Washington Metropolitan area. Irene obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Rehabilitation Services in 2009 and later set out to explore the spa industry. With years of management experience in the spa and hospitality field, Irene decided to be a part of the magic that happens in the spa treatment room. She studied skin care at the Esthetics Institute in Vienna, VA and began immediately working as an esthetician. After years of battling her own skin care woes and no longer wanting to be a victim of problematic skin, she was inspired by the amazing results that can be achieved by proper skin care and has dedicated herself to a career providing skin care services to help people look and feel their best. What she enjoys most about being an esthetician is the reward of embarking on a journey with each of her clients as they reveal they’re skin’s truest potential. Skin Care “problem solving” would best summize her technique. Attentively listening to her client’s concerns and carefully analyzing the needs of each individual skin she is able to transform skin and maintain it at its most healthy, youthful state. Teaching her client to love the skin they are in, at every age…is her goal.
This was my first time here and I LOVED IT! I got a Brazilian wax today with Magdalen. She was a... gem, so kind and welcoming. I felt like I was home. The waxing process was quick AND it did NOT hurt! I am so thrilled and love the results. Magdalen is funny and I will be coming back. Come check out this spot, super clean and lots of parking available.read more
She’s such a lovely lady. She welcomed me very nicely and also made me very comfortable, made me... laughed throughout the entire waxing process, which helped a lot to calm my nerves down. She does facials too but I’ve not had such services with her. Magdallen is a sweet lady and very experienced. Looking forward to my next service with her. Thanks, Magdallen!read more
No question, Magdalen knows her way around a chia pet! She’s fantastic! Best Brazilian wax I’ve... ever had. She doesn’t just wax, she details! The magnifying light she uses says it all! Thank you!read more
I went for my first Brazilian and it was an amazing experience! I was scared coming in as a... first-timer, but Magdalen was very nice and super quick. It was a comfortable experience and we chatted throughout the process, which definitely helped. I thought I’d be a huge baby, but it honestly was not bad pain wise! Overall, it was a very easy process and I’ll definitely be back!read more
This was definitely the best waxing experience I’ve ever had! It was virtually pain free and fast.... I’ve always been so scared of getting waxed but she did an amazing job and I will definitely be coming back. I also got a peel for my acne scars and it went great too. Definitely worth the money and she’s such a sweetheart!read more
Went to Ms. Magdalene for a hydrafacial and it was amazing. Aside from being extremely personable,... she is also very knowledgeable. The first couple of minutes were used to assess my skin and decide what would be appropriate to do. She was very engaging through out the whole process, talked to me about each step and made sure I approved of her work! After, she made recommendations on skin care products and gave me instructions on how and when to use each one. Also, throughout the procedure, expect her to be the therapist and life coach you never had lol. It’s pricey but worth it. 10/10 recommend.read more
From my initial phone call with Ms.Magdalen to the end of my service she had me laughing. She has a... kindhearted, fun spirit and great personality all around. Very direct with her expectations (be punctual) and will answer your questions. She is the only one in her shop and uses paper strip vs hard wax. I questioned the paper strips but my results were amazing and so smooth. I received a full Brazilian and underarm wax, its been a week since my service and no hair growth or skin issues from her products. Also, the pain was minimal and tolerable, I was on my cycle so you will be more sensitive. The positions are different from my normal but her reasoning was true. I been getting waxed for about 8-9yrs and she was a 10/10! Highly recommend Ms.Magdalen to anyone who is in the Rockville, MD area!read more
She was great! I had a Brazilian wax done and she made everything went fast and she kept my mind... away from the pain. I recommend her if this is your first, second or third time getting a wax done!read more
This was my 2nd time coming & every time my experience is phenomenal. Best waxing service I’ve ever... received & I no longer dread getting waxed lol. She’s professional, personable, & funny! I love coming here!read more
Just to start off, magdalen is AMAZING! It was my first time getting a Brazilian wax. She made me... feel so comfortable. She’s sweet, funny, down to earth and knowledgeable. If anyone is looking to get wax, this is the place you need to go to. I will definitely be coming back. The sessions were quick and almost painless. Thank you magdalen for everything and you are so appreciated ❤️ Excited for the next session!read more