About Us

Owner

Hello, My name is Magda Goodin. I was born in Brazil and immigrated to the United States in the year 2000. Moving here has been a life-changing experience with lots of challenges.

Magda Goodin, Owner of Bodyzilian Wax in Atlanta

Magda Goodin, Owner of Bodyzilian Wax

Growing up was very difficult.  My mom and dad had seven children and made very little money.   My dad was an entrepreneur and owned a small grocery store.  My mother assisted him with the day-to-day operations to help make ends meet.  On the weekends, the whole family came together to promote bingo to help with extra expenses.

As the oldest sibling I decided to follow my own path by working in accounting and human resources since I didn’t have an entrepreneur mindset.   A few years later I decided to follow my dreams and come to America to better my situation.

I arrived in America in the year 2000 with only a few dollars in my pocket and a desire to learn as much as possible.  I couldn’t speak English and had only a few Brazilian friends to help me.

Soon I quickly learned my way around Atlanta and realized that America was the land of opportunity if you were willing to work for it.  I worked long hours each day cleaning houses and working in the fast food industry to make ends meet.

In 2007 I was approached by my esthetician to join her waxing business.  At the time I had no idea how to wax plus I wasn’t sure if it would be a good fit for me.  After a short period I decided to go to work for her.  It wasn’t long after joining her company that I found my true passion… Waxing!

In 2008 I entered cosmetology school and quickly graduated in 2009 as a licensed esthetician.  Unfortunately that same year I lost my mother.  She taught me so much and always encouraged me to conquer my dreams.  Looking back I realized she didn’t have the means to afford additional luxuries in life to make her feel good about herself so that is why I wanted to become an esthetician.  I want my clients to feel good after they have a waxing service performed.  I wish my mother were here today to experience the little things in life that truly makes someone feel better and see how far I have came since those days back in Brazil.

From 2009 to 2015 I worked in the industry under great leadership before deciding to move on and become my own boss.

In 2016 I made one of the hardest decisions of my life.  I decided by faith to open my own waxing business and become the entrepreneur that I had always dreamed of becoming.   Today I am the proud owner of my own business called Bodyzilian Wax.  If it wasn’t for the drive that I learned from my mom and dad as a child and the loving support from my two beautiful children and fiancé’ I wouldn’t be where I am today.

In my spare time I enjoy traveling, cooking, working in my yard and enjoying all of the great ambiance Atlanta has to offer.

If I could share just one thing know that I am Brazilian by blood but American by choice!  I love, respect this country and am very grateful for the opportunity it has provided my children and me.

Waxing is not a job… it’s my passion!

I look forward to welcoming you as a client!

Love Magda!