Molly Walsh, Owner/Operator
"I provide and use the absolute best products the skin care industry has to offer.”
1503 Hermosa Ave. in Hermosa Beach | 310-372-5505 | MollysSkinCare.com
Molly’s is “the place for great facials,” says tennis champion Maria Sharapova on her website; and actress Florence Henderson (TV’s Mrs. Brady) recently pronounced she received “the best facial I ever had” at Molly’s. The boutique, which marks its 10th anniversary in 2012, is owned by Molly Walsh, now with 25 years experience as a skin care therapist and whom the show business trade paper The Hollywood Reporter dubbed “the facialist to the stars who works her magic” because her clientele included Barbra Streisand, Jim Carrey, Brooke Shields, Jimmy Smits and Lauren Holly. More important is the support the boutique receives from its hundreds of clients. Facials are the specialty, and Molly’s also features massage, organic spray tan treatments, makeup application and eyelash extensions—all provided by well-trained and professional staff.
What would you like potential clients to know about you?
“I am the spokesperson for The Body Shop, the second largest cosmetic company in the world, and I tour North America, appearing on TV and other media explaining how to best use their products. I am also on the panel of Beautyfix, a national organization which reviews and rates cosmetic products.”
What’s most rewarding about your work?
“After clients receive facials, their skin is glowing, and they feel so relaxed. Or after a series of facial or microdermabrasion treatments, their skin has cleared up, and they are more confident and happy with their appearance. That is such a great feeling for me, and it’s the main reason I’ve been in this business so long.”
What is unique about your style and technique?
“Our facials are customized to whatever our clients’ needs are—whether it’s anti-aging, acne or sun damage, we can repair and achieve very positive results on any skin type.”
How do you educate your clients to take good care of themselves?
“To keep up-to-date with activity in the industry, I read the major publications covering skin care and I regularly attend product seminars. Then I pass on to my clients the significant developments that could help them. Skin is a tell-all of a person’s lifestyle, so if you’re not eating right or not faithful to a skin care regimen, your skin will show the results by breaking out or appearing very dry and dull. I provide treatment, products and diet suggestions to correct all types of skin ailments.”