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A trip to Elite Hair & Skin is potentially a multilingual experience: technicians can comprehend the phrases ''I want to look dashing'' and ''Please release the bees from my hair'' in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, and Russian. Staffers trim the locks of men, women, and children, but they also remove hair in other ways—waxing uproots bristles from such areas as women’s bikini regions and men’s full backs, and threading creates precise eyebrow shapes simply by rolling cotton threads across the brow.

3322 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette,
CA
US

The nail artists at Pinkies Nail Salons might be partial to a certain color of polish, but they always listen to their clients first. So whether your preferred shade is pink or deep crimson?or whether you want a french manicure, silk wraps, or acrylics, for that matter?they're happy to make your vision a reality. It helps, of course, that they keep a veritable rainbow of OPI and Essie polishes in stock. And yet, as impressive as they are, nail services aren't the only treatments to be had at Pinkies. The salon also offers a range of waxing services, as well as stylish tinting for eyelashes and eye windows.

3333 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette,
CA
US

Located in Lafayette, Kalpana Threading is a professional threading-only beauty salon, with its expert aestheticians practicing a centuries-old hair-removal technique to make skin sleek and smooth. Clients sit back in the salon's cushy leather chairs as an aesthetician runs twists of fine cotton thread along the eyebrows and other facial features, catching several hairs at once in the thread. Done rapidly, threading is an efficient hair-removal technique, and clients at Kalpana Threading can also have their upper lip, chin, cheeks, and foreheads threaded at this soothing beauty spot.

3370 Mount Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette,
CA
US

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.

1951 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley,
CA
US

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.

1740 Solano Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

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.

2440 Bancroft Way
Berkeley,
CA
US