House Call

above: Jill Messina at one of her clients’ homes in New Canaan. – Photo by Kyle Norton

You might recognize JILL MESSINA. The former fitness trainer most recently worked at Benefit in New Canaan for over three years, whipping locals into beautiful shape—waxing brows, tinting lashes, spray tanning. She left that gig earlier this year in order to start her own business, All Around Beauty, a traveling esthetician service that provides customers with beauty treatments in their own homes.

“It’s hard for people to get to a store because of their kids’ school and sports, and their own work schedules,” Messina, who is licensed by the New York School of Esthetics, says. “So, I’ve decided to create a mobile beauty business. It allows moms to spend more time with the kids, it’s private and you’re cozy at home.”

Messina offers a range of in-home treatments including facial waxing, threading and brow tweezing, lash lifts and tints, full body waxing and organic spray tanning. Services range between $6 for a brow trim and $150 for a leg and bikini wax. Packages are available at special pricing and there is a $40 minimum for in-home services.

If you’re into keeping the summer glow going all winter long, Messina says her spray tan is the way to go. She even has express tan services available for those with less time.

“I use only natural organic spray tanning verses non organic because I try to provide the healthiest tan possible, avoid toxins and an unnatural look,” she explains. “This tan is also cruelty free, gluten free, paraben free, sulfate free, non-comedogenic and vegan. It is formulated with cosmetic violet brown based bronzers, which helps counter the unwanted orange undertones.”

And, as a major bonus, there’s no mess. Messina brings a pop-up tent and extraction fan that absorbs any overspray. She also comes armed with disposable adhesive stick-on feet pads, protective hair nets and disposable underwear.

Booking a time for Messina to come to your home is pretty easy; simply text her at (914) 357-6732 and tell her what service you’re interested in. Or, you can book online at She lives in Stamford and travels throughout Fairfield County.

Messina’s tips for staying beautiful between treatments

Use body lotions or oils and drink lots of water, she recommends, if the skin is dry your spray tan can end up looking unnatural.

Use an exfoliating wash regularly to keep skin healthy and smooth, especially 24 hours prior to your scheduled tan.

Using a clear or tinted brow gel like Beautycounter’s Brilliant Brow Gel helps keep them from looking messy. Also, Anastasia’s Dipbrow Promade can fill in those sparse areas.

If your skin is sensitive to wax then threading or tweezing are both great alternatives.

Learn more about Messina’s services online at

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