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"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who?s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that?s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance and leaving only a thin landing strip or functional tarmac in its wake. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.

320 3rd Ave
Chula Vista,
CA
US

When Andrea Kane first opened her massage practice she was doling out deep-tissue massages to athletes and chronic-pain sufferers from inside her own home. Today, her business has grown, expanding to a service menu that now includes Andrea's other specialties including chemical peels, waxing, and sugaring treatments. A natural alternative to waxing, sugaring is gentle enough for all skin types, and, unlike some salons that reserve the service only for women, Andrea will gladly book hair-removal treatments for men or lifelike mannequins.

1224 10th St
Coronado,
CA
US

A soothing head-to-toe polish with warm Fiji butter, a vitamin- and mineral-rich algae body wrap: these are just two samples of the nourishing and relaxing treatments offered at SimplyPURE Esthetics. Here, the skin is the subject and smoothness is the goal. Skincare specialists coax glows from the face with European spa and anti-aging facials, draw out toxins with black Baltic mud treatments, and slough off dead skin with microdermabrasions and peels. They also make skin darker and smiles brighter with sunless tanning and teeth whitening?but not if they're your pet shark's teeth.

1233 Camino Del Rio S
San Diego,
CA
US