Extra layers of fuzz insulate bodies but are highly ineffective when it comes to discerning at a glance if you forgot to put on socks. Shed built-in insulation with today’s Groupon to The Fifth Avenue Spa in San Rafael. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get either a basic bikini wax (a $35 value) or a Brazilian bikini wax (a $45 value).
- For $55, you get $110 worth of waxing services.<p>
Aestheticians uproot overgrown fringe with quality wax at The Fifth Avenue Spa’s boutique oasis. Private rooms welcome guests with therapeutic scents, candlelight, and relaxing music. The Brazilian wax begins with a dusting of talcum powder, which forms a protective barrier between skin and hot wax (hard wax available upon request). Bristle buffs remove hair at the root, leaving patches according to patron preference, and then pluck stray sprouts before applying a soothing layer of lotion. Clients can target northern stubble with eyebrow ($25) or lip waxes ($15), or request beautifiers slough away follicles converging into crop circles on the calves ($45 for one full leg).
The Fifth Avenue Spa’s interior reflects the spa’s commitment to carefully manicured beauty. A cushy ivory sofa in the reception area provides rest for guests gazing at prints and vases of blooms more colorful than the Care Bears’ costume department. Hardwood floors fill out the space, encircling a lime throw rug playing dead beneath an obsidian coffee table.
The Fifth Avenue Spa
The staff at The Fifth Avenue Spa showers clients with a repertoire of soothing treatments amid white leather couches and swaying sprays of cut flowers. Décor characterized by shades of sand lets accents of purple leap from sunset photographs, blooming orchids, and images of flying people-eaters gracing the walls. With contented sighs drifting free after massages and body wraps, patrons shutter electronic devices so as not to break the relaxing spell. The intimately lit treatment rooms make eyelids increasingly heavy and delight off-leash shadow puppets during waxing treatments and facials.
1000 5th Ave.
San Rafael, California 94901