It looks so simple: a length of twisted cotton glides across the face, grazing the upper lip, eyebrows, and hairline. This is threading, an ancient hair-removal art with roots in India and the Middle East. Masters of this art, M&M Thread Salon’s staff members quickly ensnare bristles in their threads, creating lines as sharp and clean as the battle ax that chops soap into bar form. The treatment is particularly beneficial for people with sensitive skin, as it uproots hair without chemicals or harmful products. The salon also performs waxing and facials.
Beyond Malimor Skin Care’s yellow awning and shrub-lined façade, Mali awaits, ready to beautify clients. Using warm wax, Mali sharpens eyebrows, de fuzzes faces, and clears full legs, removing the hair by its root so it to will grow back slower and finer. Alongside Mali, her staff of skilled make-up artists applies special event make-up and exhume buried tension with full body therapeutic massages that, like the any well-played game of tic-tac-toe, can last for 30 or 60 minutes.
Take a trip to the Mediterranean without ever leaving California. The standards of beauty are high at the Argania Salon De Beaute, as the owner, Miriam, was trained in Europe and her salon is as good as any professional waxing institute in France. She even speaks 4 languages, so you can brush up on your French while being pampered. Moreover, the salon’s signature line of products comes from oil of the Argan tree, which is found exclusively in Morocco. Your skin will radiate a Mediterranean glow with the help of Argania’s specialty facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and waxing. The salon is cozy, inviting, and always very clean. Come experience for yourself why Argania Salon de Beaute was voted one of the best of 2011 from Oakland Magazine.
Award-winning About Face & Body, Berkeley, was the Critic's Choice for Best Waxing in the East Bay and also won Reader's Choice for Best Massage. They offer facials, waxing, massages, manicures, pedicures and even threading. Their hot stone massage is sure to relax even the most stressed of muscles, while their deep tissue massages rid your body of even the toughest of knots. Facials can help treat acne, discoloration, or other skin ailments, leaving your face refreshed and rejuvenated. They also offer services specifically catered for men, so women aren't the only ones who can be pampered. About Face & Body is open seven days a week and is located in the Rockridge District in Berkeley.
The stylists at U.C. Hair Salon and Waxing have several techniques to help their clients' new styles last as long as possible. They use ionic blow dryers, which are designed to eliminate frizz and boost shine better than their nonionic counterparts. They also rely on ceramic curling irons to emit just the right amount of heat, which results in less damage to hair.
During each of their signature haircut, perming, and highlighting services, they employ professional products from lines such as Bed Head, Joico, and Modern Organic Products. Once styles are finished, the team gives clients tips and tricks on how to re-create the salon look at home.