Wax On has been offering stellar strand-stripping services to discerning hair producers since 1999 from its fun spa environment. There is no follicle too wispy or fuzz too peachy to avoid the professional waxen maidens at Wax On. Like the helpful, friendly staff chants during their pre-day huddle—if it has hair, it can be made bare. The careful and pleasant purveyors of slickness will use their years of experience and connection with the dark side to target overgrown sprouts and diligently bid them adieu. Put your best face forward for your next photo shoot or photo firing squad with a lip ($15) or eyebrow ($15) wax. Otherwise, opt for a full leg ($50) or Brazilian ($70) treatment to improve your hydrodynamics during a summer of late-night skinny-snorkeling. The waxery also harvests hair from the skin of self-conscious gents looking to quietly rid their neck ($20), chest ($25), or bikini zone ($45) of unwelcome sasquatch fur.
Dedicated to eco-friendly waxing practices, Wax Sabbath treats skin to smoothing services by engaging in products and practices that impact bodies instead of the environment. Browse a menu of follicular escapism, with treatments as low as $5 each. Glamorize your gams in the interest of shorts, skirts, or swimming aerodynamics ($30+), or build your own facial-waxing package to bare upper lips ($10), chins ($12), and cheeks ($12). Eyebrow shaping accentuates expressiveness and is an affordable option for mime-theater students ($15). Men looking to wear open-collar shirts more comfortably around the office may enlist in Wax Sabbath's aestheticians to clear their chests where needed ($25). The popular Brazilian clears epidermal freeways from entry to exit ramps, along with curved and frontage roads in between ($65). Postservice, learn about waxing after-care and the natural ways to treat your newly paved skin.
The inviting waxerie has been offering a bevy of body-wax treatments in a homey and artsy environment since 2003. Choose from any of its available strand-stripping services and treat the body to a custom brush-clearing experience—Bee Waxed Spa offers a treatment to clear any and every stray hair from your body as you desire. Shape sagging arches with an eyebrow wax ($20), or get ready for scuba season with a bikini wax ($35). Bee Waxed Spa's friendly and experienced staff uses only top-of-the-line products in its follicle-evacuating efforts, and most waxing treatments leave skin smooth for up to six weeks, without the pesky ingrown hairs, razor burn, or painful cuts typical of alternative hair-ridding processes.
Clients relax as they sip frothy beers and tart ciders amid the elegant white décor of The Wax Bar's lobby before following aestheticians back to a private treatment room for one of a broad repertoire of signature hair-removal services. Staff at The Wax Bar's two locations aim to make waxing or sugaring a luxurious and dignified experience, soothing clients' jangling nerves with drinks from the wet bar. Each aesthetician boasts a repertoire of discomfort-minimizing tricks to ensure sugaring and waxing services for men and women's brows, backs, and bikinis go as swiftly and painlessly as possible. After follicles have said their tearful goodbyes to unwanted hair, aestheticians apply aftercare products and advise clients on the best way to reduce irritation on freshly bare skin. Staff members also offer facials whose targeted therapies incorporate products from Dermalogica and Aveda.
Sweet Spot is a hidden gem in Fremont that offers sugaring, a form of hair removal, for both men and women. Considered less painful than waxing, the sugaring process involves applying a warm sugar paste to the hairy area and then whisking the hairs away. The baby blue and gray walls of the salon are offset by bright red accent walls, while local art and an exposed ceiling help to create an urban setting. The salon offers basic facial waxing, as well as back, buttock, leg and even Brazilian waxing. Informative staff provides advice on pre- and post-appointment protocol regarding tanning, workouts and other activities best avoided within hours of service. Free parking, tea and, of course, sweets are offered in the waiting room, soothing newbies’ nerves and relaxing returning regulars.