At Love Sugaring SD, skilled aesthetician Mailette extols the benefits of waxing with sugar paste instead of conventional wax. For one thing, sugaring is said to be more comfortable than waxing because it doesn't adhere to the skin. Additionally, sugaring is designed to keep ingrown hairs to a minimum, allowing skin to stay smooth for a longer period of time. But Mailette practices more than just sugaring; she also customizes facials, peels, and makeup using top-shelf products such as Rhonda Allison and MAC.
Tucked inside the homey, historic Burlingame Garage, Gingerly Wax feels more like a girlfriend's warm, inviting living room than a cold spa studio. That's most likely the effect owner Ginger Lee Rees was going for in order to help her clients feel at ease from the moment they walk through the door. A licensed cosmetologist, she and her team have chosen to direct all their energy to hair removal, providing full-body waxing services for both men and women. And, to make each session go as smoothly as possible, Ginger and her staff also provide some helpful tips for waxing clients, which include avoiding caffeine, exfoliating regularly, and never using the word "wax" anytime the hairs might be listening
Under the guidance of a master aesthetician, the staff of Lash Beautique unearths both stubborn impurities and everyday tension through its slate of skin treatments. The menu features classic facials and pumpkin peels to forge radiant faces, and licensed estheticians can also accent freshly cleansed complexions with facial waxing and custom lash extensions. Located between 30th Street and Ray Street in North Park, Lash Beautique provides clients of both sexes with the education they'll need to maintain their visages at home.
For the team at D'Lovely Lash & Co, true divas save their rhinestones and feathers for their lashes. In a pink studio aptly adorned with a lighted makeup mirror and an Audrey Hepburn poster, clients kick back as trained technicians apply Swarovski crystals and colored extensions to lashes. Sparkling rhinestones and dramatic feathers augment a collection of handmade mink lash strips made to order in one of 23 styles. Those looking for quieter glamour can opt for traditional extensions, individually applied to lashes in a number of quantities.
At the on-site Glam Shoppe, clients check in for a diverse selection of spa treatments. Body makeovers begin with anti-cellulite treatments, which use vacuum massage to dispel and smooth fat cells, and then continue with detoxifying herbal wraps and airbrush tanning. Aestheticians tidy overgrown brows with threading services, and cleanse skin with 100% natural facials for acne-prone, aging, or dry skin.
With its start in haircare more than a quarter-century ago, Model Call Salon continues to pamper clients with hair-and-beauty treatments fueled by brand-name products such as Number 4 Hair, Bumble and bumble, L'Oréal Professionnel, and Unite. Each service in the salon or spa starts off with a one-on-one consultation during which clients discuss what they want their hair to look like, their skin to feel like, or their eyebrows to furrow like. Hairstylists at both locations boast extra certifications beyond their years of hands-on experience and participate in continuing education to stay current in hair-design trends. When it comes to spa treatments, aestheticians improve skin with paraffin treatments, microdermabrasion, and facials, and perform tanning services to help clients walk out feeling more confident than when they arrived.
At Refinedlashes, an extensionist revamps eyelashes of every length, curl, and thickness. Services are tailored to each client, bestowing looks that range from bold and glamorous to natural. Using silk and mink lashes, the extensionist affixes strands individually with safe, medical-grade adhesive that can survive even the most violent fits of blinking.