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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a trip to the Mediterranean without ever leaving California. The standards of beauty are high at the Argania Salon De Beaute, as the owner, Miriam, was trained in Europe and her salon is as good as any professional waxing institute in France. She even speaks 4 languages, so you can brush up on your French while being pampered. Moreover, the salon’s signature line of products comes from oil of the Argan tree, which is found exclusively in Morocco. Your skin will radiate a Mediterranean glow with the help of Argania’s specialty facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and waxing. The salon is cozy, inviting, and always very clean. Come experience for yourself why Argania Salon de Beaute was voted one of the best of 2011 from Oakland Magazine.
Award-winning About Face & Body, Berkeley, was the Critic's Choice for Best Waxing in the East Bay and also won Reader's Choice for Best Massage. They offer facials, waxing, massages, manicures, pedicures and even threading. Their hot stone massage is sure to relax even the most stressed of muscles, while their deep tissue massages rid your body of even the toughest of knots. Facials can help treat acne, discoloration, or other skin ailments, leaving your face refreshed and rejuvenated. They also offer services specifically catered for men, so women aren't the only ones who can be pampered. About Face & Body is open seven days a week and is located in the Rockridge District in Berkeley.