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
Jeanne-Michelle Skin Care & Studio ensures its clients feel beautiful from head to toe. Starting at the top, facials and microdermabrasion treatments clear dirt and debris from the pores to keep skin looking clean and youthful. Waxing treatments remove unwanted hair from limbs and torsos and spray tanning leaves skin with an even glow. Jeanne-Michelle Skin Care & Studio also caters to groups with bridal services and pamper parties, during which friends bond over facials and debate which Supreme Court justice would win a nine-way wrestling match.
At Eye Candy, extensions make eyelashes so voluminous, they may need to be brushed. These extensions can be applied in different configurations, depending on whether the client wants to open the eyes up or to trade their mascara tubes for full-on fringe. Extensions are never applied directly to skin or in more than a one-to-one extension-to-natural lash ratio. In-house stylists further beautify clients with facials and peels.
Dubbed the “pale skin fighters,” Sunless Revolution’s tanning technicians bronze their clients through UV-free methods performed in their industrial-style salon or on the road. With top automated misting booths such as Mystic HD and VersaSpa, customers can stop in for quick self-service tans that offer perks such as a pH-balancing spray. Alternatively, airbrush tans applied by hand give human canvases a custom glow.
The experienced stylists at Inga Bezio salon pull from a menu of salon services to refine, shape, and color hair. During haircuts, follicle technicians wield Bumble and bumble products to remove scalp pollution and condition couch-potato locks. Scissors then navigate through strands to snip split ends and rogue dust mops, before a blow-dry and style sets hair in the desired ’do. Head-turners can opt to add a punch of color or perform TKOs with partial or full highlights, both courtesy of Joico products.