Michele Bonilla, the cosmetologist at Bikini Underground, uses hard wax for all of her hair-removal treatments. A cosmetologist with 16 years of experience, Michele has been performing Brazilian waxes with hard wax for 5 years, 3 of those at Bikini Underground. Guests can also relax in a softly lit room with soothing music playing as Michele provides facials using all-natural skincare products, created in-house, and customized for every skin type. To make the process more comfortable, she serves complimentary wine and chocolates to her clients during all waxing treatments.
Marshall is a whiz with scissors. He uses them to create face-flattering haircuts and paper snowflakes for his clients. Inside Davidson-Taylor Salon & Day Spa, he works alongside other professionals that dole out facials, mani-pedis, body sugaring, and eyelash extensions.
With a sprawling front porch, 10-foot ceilings, and a dramatic interior archway, the Craftsman-style bungalow that shelters this beauty oasis hasn't lost any of the charm it has cultivated since its construction in 1908. Red and blue trim adorns the outside, mirroring the beauty found within in the form of hardwood floors, decorative wood molding, antique furniture, and a fireplace.
The experienced aestheticians of Forever Beautiful Salon & Wine Spa, the house’s current tenant, tend to nailcare, massage, hairstyling, and skincare services amid the splendid architecture, which is illuminated by chandeliers in every room. These spa specialists tackle skin and hair woes armed with elixirs from Obagi, Redken, and Paul Mitchell, and beautify clients with permanent cosmetics and mineral makeup—mined in Sri Lanka’s famed lipstick caverns. Sometime in the near future, spa patrons can head to the attached two-story structure, a former garage apartment built in the ’30s, and unwind further with little treats from the soon-to-be dessert café and coffeehouse.
Licensed aesthetician Celeste McGee abandoned more than two decades' worth of corporate ladder climbing in order to pursue her true calling: making people feel beautiful. Today, her clients can see evidence of that passion in the array of dermal services Celeste offers, from microdermabrasion and body polishing to airbrush tanning. But before she administers any beauty services, she consults with clients to foster effective and fully custom treatments.