Ancill McDonald


Ancill McDonald is the Founder and CEO of Maryland Skincare Institute, MSI Beauty Studio, and AnStyle Beauty Skincare line & Amazing Hair Restoration System. She graduated from the Skin Care Center in Alexandria, Virginia in 2001, and since that time, has become a nationally-known and highly sought-after aesthetician in New York, Miami, Arizona, and also the Washington, DC area, where her studio is located.

As an aesthetician and entrepreneur, she is committed to excellence and constantly challenges the skincare and waxing industry to improve its standards and approach to wholistic healthcare and beauty practices, which also affect the skin. In this spirit, she began the Maryland Skincare Institute’s wax training program for both aestheticians who want to begin new business endeavors and individuals committed to achieving beautiful and radiant skin. Starting her company with just $500, Ancill has nearly 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, and has successfully transformed it into a quarter million dollar enterprise. She is wise beyond her years and is committed to teaching her business and beauty acumen to rising entrepreneurs.

Ancill’s accuracy, commitment to excellence, comprehensive skin care knowledge, and pleasant personality has translated into a loyal customer base who appreciate her dedication to their health and beauty. While Ancill’s focus is now on waxing and wax education, she uses her knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive consultation to cater to each client’s individual needs; this successfully helps them make smart lifestyle choices for their skin and overall beauty regimens.

Here is what people are saying....

“I’ve been going to Ancill for the past, I believe, 5 years. She is such a sweet woman and does great work. Always on time and she runs good specials.”

Jen Hill

“I have been going to Ancill for waxes for almost 3 years now. She is always on time and fast and I can always count on her to make me laugh with a funny story 🙂 As long as Ancill is at MSI I will continue to go back.”
Kelsey Elvers

“I have been coming to MSI studio since June 2014 and it was the best decision I’ve made! I’ve gone to other places but nothing compares to this business. The service is great. Ancill does a wonderful job waxing and makes sure you feel comfortable (painless as possible and no double dipping). She is knowledgeable of how to take care of your skin before and after waxing. The location is perfect as it is right across from the Eastern Market metro. I would truly recommend giving MSI studio a try. Once you do, you’ll keep coming back.”
Theresa Carter