Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Quick February Update!

 Just a few quick, but important updates this month! 

All the details are below.

With affection & sunscreen,

Starting today, the city of San Francisco has lifted the indoor mask mandate, and I wanted to clarify my policies going forward. Thanks for your understanding - these precautions have kept me COVID-free and allow me to avoid closure due to exposure.

  • I require proof of vaccination (& booster) for all services
  • I will continue to be masked for the duration of all services.
  • My medical-grade air purifiers continue to hum 24-7.
  • Please reschedule if you have ANY symptoms of illness, or have been exposed.

Front Door Access

  • As some of you know - the front door access panel has not been functioning at 100%
  • You can still dial *83, but Tuesday through Friday, when the security guard is at the desk you can also dial #67 and he will buzz you in from the desk.
  • Of course, you can always text me and I'll pop down to get you! Hopefully, the whole system will be replaced soon. Thanks for your patience with this!

Retail Price Increase 2/18
Due to increased costs from suppliers and vendors, there will be a modest price increase for some retail products. This goes into effect on Friday, so head over to to stock up before then!

Please get your skincare advice from a licensed pro, not an "influencer" LOL!

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Level Up Your Skin Care With A Membership!

 Happy New Year!!

I hope this finds you healthy and happy!
I am really excited to be announcing the launch of Memberships. I think this is a great way to prioritize yourself (and your face) for 2022 and save money while doing it! Memberships will replace packages going forward, current packages will be honored for their 2-year term before reverting to the cash value. All the details are below and on my website, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Looking forward to seeing you soon~
With affection & sunscreen,

Make your skin a priority this year with an exclusive membership!

Membership Benefits

  • Discounted per-treatment price.
  • 20% discount on product purchases made on the day you sign up.
  • Members-only product sales twice a year for Priority members, once a year for Maintenance members.
  • Priority booking. Book appointments up to a year out!
  • Doing a specialized series, like Microcurrent, Peels, or SWiCH? Get a complimentary “pause” on your membership while you do the series.

Priority Membership
12 Customized Facials per year

Maintenance Membership
6 Customized Facials per year

Can I share a membership?

Sorry, memberships are for individuals only. You can, however, “gift” a limited number of treatments each year. (See The Fine Print below)

Do I have to start in January?
Nope. Your membership can start on any day of the year and will go for one year.

What if we go into lockdown again?
If that were to happen, all memberships would be put on “pause” until reopening is allowed.

What if the appointment time I want isn’t available?
Appointments are subject to availability (first come, first served) which is why I recommend a standing appointment. I will only be accepting a limited number of memberships to ensure high-demand times are available to members.

What if I already have a package?
Current outstanding packages will be honored for 2 years from the date of purchase (as they always have been) before returning to the cash value. Just reach out if you’d like clarification on your package expiration date! 

How do I sign up?
Just let me know at your next appointment and we’ll get you signed up!

The Fine Print

  • Appointments are subject to availability. I highly recommend a standing appointment!  
  • Appointments are subject to my 48-hour cancellation policy - no shows or cancellations inside of 48 hours will be considered a redeemed appointment.
  • Can’t make it in? I get it, life happens. Priority members can “gift” up to two treatments (Maintenance members can “gift” one) to anyone you wish. These treatments must be booked and performed before the expiration/renewal date of your membership. Inside of 48 hours, a treatment cannot be “gifted”, unless they take your originally scheduled slot.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Happy Holidays!

 Happy Holidays!!

What can I say? What a year. It's hard to believe my business was not even open until March last spring! Between mandatory closures and my shoulder surgery I honestly feel like this year has been a bit of a blur.

However, I am looking forward to some new things in 2022! The State of California is changing the scope of practice for Estheticians for the first time since 1978. (Yeah, you read that right.) I'm looking into some training on new modalities and potentially adding some exciting new services. I'm also hoping to bring on some new products, and I'll be launching a new facial membership option in January! Stay tuned for all the details on that!

Since some of you have asked, the answer is yes, I am taking new clients again. Covid-19 has definitely thinned the ranks, so if you have friends, family, or colleagues who are in need of some professional skin care, send them my way! I promise to take great care of them.

My sincerest thanks to all of you for your ongoing support of my small business, I would never have made it through the last 2 years without you. I'm so humbled and extraordinarily thankful.

Stay safe & enjoy!
With affection & sunscreen,

Friday, November 26, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Happy Thanksgiving! I know that we're all inundated with emails right now but I wanted to send out a quick update before the holiday.

My recovery from shoulder surgery is going exceptionally well!  I have an amazing rehab team (Joel & Olive) and I'm right on target to be back in the treatment room in December. Thank you so much to all of you who have been checking in and checking on me, I've been having all the feels from your texts and notes and emails.

Read on for some holiday season reminders, and a special E-Gift Certificate Promotion going on this week only.

I wish you all a safe and wonderful holiday, and I can't wait to see you soon!
With affection & sunscreen,

New Online Gift Certificate Portal
I have a new e-gift certificate portal. Everything will work basically the same, you can still email to your recipient immediately, or on a future date. I still have paper certificates available for purchase (directly through me), but please remember to allow plenty of time for USPS delivery slowdowns during the holiday season.

E-Gift Certificate Promotion!
Enter the code HOLIDAY10 when checking out and receive 10% off your e-gift certificate on all purchases over $100. Offer only valid 11/23-11/28. Shop small and give the gift of great skin this year!

Holiday Season Appointments
It's that time of year! A few reminders for this busy season.

  • Plan ahead! I only have a handful of appointments left in 2021, so book now.
  • If you prebook, please put it on your calendar. Over 90% of my clients pre-book so when clients cancel 2-3 days before their appointment, odds are that appt. sits empty, even though I've turned folks away in the weeks leading up to it.
  • Plan on a little extra time to get your appointment. The city is planning on restricting car access around Union Square. Late arrivals change the starting time of your treatment, but not the ending time out of respect to the next scheduled client.
  • Don't wait to place your online product orders. The USPS delivery slowdowns are real, and combined with the holidays will mean packages may take longer to arrive.
  • Cancellation Policy: I respectfully require 48 hours cancellation notice for all appointments to avoid the full-service charge.
  • Breathe! This year it looks like we'll be back to an almost normal holiday season, so come in and relax and enjoy!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

It's Peel (& SWiCH) Season!

Happy Fall everyone! Now that we're moving into the cooler months it's the perfect time to focus on skin repair. I've got a little refresher on my facial peel offerings below, as well as an exciting new option for the SWiCH™ treatment, opening up this phenomenal peel alternative to those of you who just couldn't swing the twice-a-month visits. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions about which treatment is right for you.

I'll be out of the office from 10/13 until 10/22. It's my first vacation in 2 years so to say I'm excited is an understatement! Be sure to get any product orders in before noon PST on 10/12 to ensure they go out before I leave. Order online here.

Now the bad news...
It looks like I will be having shoulder surgery on November 8th. (I should be getting confirmation on that date today.) My shoulder issues have been going on for about a year and a half - the process initially slowed down by COVID and then an unfortunate misdiagnosis last year. I will (hopefully) only be out for a few weeks. I will be reaching out to everyone with scheduled appointments in an attempt to get you in before my surgery. After the last year and a half, this is obviously not ideal timing for my small business, but the time has come to get this taken care of. Product orders will still go out, shipping twice a week while I am recovering. Thanks for your patience!

With affection, sunscreen, and (soon) a sling,

Peel Season!
Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids are powerful tools in skin resurfacing. They help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, clear clogged pores, lessen the appearance of pigmentation, brighten dull skin, and even out texture. My current fave? The Mandiclear Peel with a Vitamin A accelerator. A great combo of lactic acid, salicylic acid, mandelic acid, and resorcinol.

  • Different formulations and protocols are available to suit different skin types and conditions.
  • Certain peels can be incorporated into a full-length customized facial, while others are standalone services.
  • Specific home care is required for 2-3 weeks prior to certain peels

$75.-$150. single treatment
*Contact me for a required pre-peel consultation. Please note I do not perform standalone chemical peels on first-time clients. Kindly schedule a Customized Facial and we will discuss your options.

No Time To Peel? Flip the SWiCH!
This is an excellent option for those who simply don't have time for any downtime. The SWiCH Dermal Rejuvenation System is a unique alternative to chemical peels that redefines how we treat aging skin. SWiCH takes advantage of the skin's natural repair mechanism to help restore optimal appearance without first damaging the skin. Safely replenish healthy components without inflicting damage. SWiCH on your skin's ability to repair itself from the inside out! Best results are seen with a series and home care but can be a standalone power-facial as well.

Benefits include:

  • Increased cellular turnover & cellular energy for a full 30 days
  • Increased collagen & elastin production
  • Fine lines diminished, firmness & contours improved
  • Skin is radiant & glowing
  • Little to no downtime
  • Home care is essential to your results! Receive 20% off your first purchase of the recommended homecare with the purchase of a series
$225. single treatment
Series of six - $1215.
(The traditional 2-part treatment with or without microcurrent maintenance is still available. See my website for details.)
*An email or phone consultation is required prior to scheduling to ensure this treatment is right for you.