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Yulia brought her skin-revitalizing talents to Yulia's Skin Care after attaining the status of master aesthetician in Boston, where her work earned her spots on Best of Boston lists in area publications such as Stuff magazine. With certifications in microdermabrasion, enzyme peels, and stone facials, she has the training to adeptly coerce blemishes and discolorations from the face using a slew of skin treatments. For each treatment, Yulia's Skin Care's aestheticians select from their arsenal of nourishing products, and even arm themselves with specialty products, such as heated mittens and pumpkin-enzyme purées, for massages and facials. They also leverage their expertise to exfoliate, steam, and massage the skin on their clients' backs, shape brows, and wax away hair that refuses to take the bait of staticy balloon animals.

904 Laurel St
San Carlos,
CA
US

From its perch within Beauty Avenue, A.R. Beauty Boutique's roster of beauticians directs passersby to new aesthetic heights with a menu of services for the skin and body. Waxing for a wide range of areas prevents loitering fuzz from encroaching on prime epidermal real estate, and eyebrow tinting adds extra oomph to peepers. Three types of facials and exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments remedy acne and worn-out complexions, and the soothing modalities of an Indian head massage bring comfort to scalps stressed from wearing maltese puppies as hair extensions.

1653 Hollenbeck Ave
Sunnyvale,
CA
US

Mishal may operate inside of Eyebrows R Us Salon—where she creates elegant arches with threading techniques—but there’s more to her expertise than just brows. She also paints skin with henna to create elaborate body art and affixes hair with vibrant new hues to lend a unique look to each client.

1202 Apollo Way
Sunnyvale,
CA
US

Established: 2014
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Billion Dollar Brows
Brands Used: Alexandria Professional
Pro Tip: If you use Retin-A, Accutane, or other exfoliants, you must wait six months in order to get sugared.

10301 S. De Anza Blvd. #2
Cupertino,
CA
US

It's tough to relax just before a waxing appointment. With that in mind, renowned architect Chris Kofitsas decided to design Bare to inspire total serenity. To do that, he outfitted the reception area with its own porch swing, hung whimsical lanterns from the ceiling, and covered accent walls with full-sized pictures of nature scenes.

The peaceful, garden-like atmosphere certainly helps put male and female clients at ease, but the wax itself helps just as much. It's a specialized aromatherapy wax that wraps around the hair while avoiding the skin for a much more comfortable experience. In addition to using the wax, the experienced technicians can get rid of unwanted hairs by sugaring them with an all-natural paste, threading them away, or serving them notarized eviction notices. To accommodate clients interested in putting the finishing touches on their newly smoothed looks, they also offer airbrush tans and peels.

1810 Union St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Lonni specializes in one particular service: waxing away unwanted hair for women as well as men. The Aveda Institute-trained aesthetician performs signature Brazilian and manzilian treatments, and can quickly eliminate fuzz from limbs, faces, and probably most sweaters as well. Her smoothing work has earned praise from Allure magazine and DailyCandy, and the spa earned the San Francisco Bay Guardian's 2008 award for Best Wax.

1756 18th St
San Francisco,
CA
US