meet christyn

With nearly two decades of experience, Christyn Rittenhouse has had a thriving waxing, skin care, and massage business – Smooth.  Smooth is located in Rockford Il.  She specializes in full body waxing, custom blended facials, body treatments, Chinese facial, and decadent enhancements that are a luxurious add on to any treatment.

You aren't seeing things - Smooth DID have an office in Madison but closed in fall of 2019.  We hope to offer services in the wonderful 'Mad-city' one day again soon!

Christyn is known as the *unwanted hair super hero*, beautifying the midwest two brows at a time. Relax you’re in good hands, she’s also known as the kinder, gentler esthetician... because waxing doesn’t have to hurt that much!


While removing unwanted hair is her number one passion, skin care and body work are close runner ups..  As for her first love, skin care, Christyn only uses products of the highest quality focusing on results as well as relaxation.   She also holds a B.A. in Psychology, and minor in Sociology from Northern Illinois University.


She is a certified instructor for Fijian (barefoot) massage and has been teaching since 2005.As a 1999 graduate of the prestigious Chicago School of Massage Therapy, she has a diverse background in several modalities. She still teaches Fijian barefoot massage but is no longer accepting new clients for this service..


Christyn has traveled in the U.S. extensively and has spent substantial time in the Seattle area, New Orleans, and Akumal, Mexico. She also has worked part-time with a local artist in studio and as an assistant working art fairs across the country. When not traveling or at work, she can often be found creating in her kitchen, kayaking on any body of water she can get on top of, or snorkeling just underneath.