Rebecca - 6/10/18
I went to Skin City this weekend for a facial with Brigitta, and the service was as great as the Yelp reviews promised.
Brigitta is both warm and professional. Before she started the facial, she made sure to understand my current skin routine, going so far as to look up the ingredients in the moisturizer and BB cream that I currently use. I could tell that Brigitta knows her stuff: she was able to tell me about the pros and cons of various ingredients I was using and even sent me a follow-up email after the facial, linking me to a scientific study about one particularly controversial ingredient.
I've had acne for 10 years and have been to various places for facials in that time. By far, Brigitta has been the best. I left the facial feeling great (my skin was less red and SO soft). Brigitta is really a pro, and I love that she didn't try to constantly upsell me products (unlike many of the "chain" establishments I've tried). I already have my next appointment booked!
Katerina M - 1/25/19
Kate is seriously the best. I used to work as a massage therapist and I'm super picky and tend to just analyze my whole massage with Kate, I can actually relax and let her work her magic. I get her deep tissue massage and just drool the whole time.
Nancy H - 1/10/19
Brigitta is fabulous. I've seen her for years at her SF location for facials. The treatments are always customized to whatever is going on with my skin at that moment. She uses quality products and really knows the best approach to help keep skin looking young and glowing. She's always up on the latest skin care trends & treatments. I'm so happy that she's now opened a location in the east bay. This new location is easy to get to and parking is easy in the neighborhood.
Soja J - 1/24/19
Kate is absolutely fabulous!! I got a prenatal massage with her and all I can say is she truly has the magic touch. Backaches and leg cramps are no joke during pregnancy, and I walked out of my massage feeling like I was on Cloud 9! Definitely going back to her for all my prenatal AND postnatal massages
Gina P - 1/20/19
Serenity Now is a new jewel in the Laurel! I like to support local businesses and was excited to find this place. I have had at least 50 deep tissue massages before and by far Kate was one of the best. She may be small but don't let her size fool you. The pressure was surprisingly perfect. I typically have to ask for more pressure but that was not the case with Kate. She has extensive experience in therapeutic treatments including cupping. Her space is clean, calm and appealing. I will definitely be back. It should be mentioned that this spot is a collective wellness space and is shared with Skin City. My next visit will hopefully include another massage and facial!
Iman N. - 1/28/17
I had the Power Facial with Brigitta. I went in with extremely clogged pores and in dire need of some exfoliation! Brigitta brought my skin back! She is super knowledgable I love when an esthetician stresses the importance of not just what goes on top of your skin but also what you put in your body. She didn't try to sell me on a bunch of products either she even offered more homeopathic options! She even offered to consult with my sister via photos and emails. I'm visiting from out of town but I will come back to her whenever I'm in the Bay Area. I highly highly recommend this amazing esthetician who is passionate about her craft.
Karen F. - 6/24/2016
Love Brigitta. She's the best. Place is amazing. good services. I've been coming here for over 7 years.
Nathan P. - 11/11/2015
Getting your back waxed is never pleasant--but Brigitta at Skin City made it as good as it could possibly be. The salon was beautiful, the service amazing, and the post treatment tea tree and lavender massage felt amazing. Thank you for an amazing experience!
Kiley R. – 1/14/2015
I have been going here for a few years now for Brazilians and the location for me can’t be beat. It is in a great neighborhood with lots of shops and cafes nearby. I would like to give a big shout out to Brigitta, the owner of the salon for her attention to detail and care for her clients. She really stands out as someone that is looking for the best results for her clients, and will go out of her way to make sure that is accomplished. I have very sensitive skin and after a few waxes with the other estheticians I was getting ingrowns and very irritated skin. Brigitta mixed a solution of a few different things to help try to calm it down and after a few days of it I was totally back to normal. Its the extra care that really shows she is invested in her clients, and makes me want to continue to be a customer.
Virginie F. - 12/19/2014
I went there for waxing (bikini, underarm and brows) and was so happily surprised at the knowledge Brigitta had, especially thinking about when is the best time of the month to get waked and how to prevent breakout. I have been waxing for years and no one had ever mentioned this to me so I appreciated the tips (it makes a lot sense but I had never thought about it).
Ailinh T. - 9/11/2014
I thought about writing a review about Skin City years ago. I frequented a few different ladies but they all provided wonderful services. It was as painless and pleasant a Brazilian that you could hope for. That being said, I always felt a teensy bit shy about my lovely waxing experiences.
Something amazing changed that.
My mother-in-law was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. Imagine my surprise when she told me, beaming, that she won a free facial at Skin City. Brigitta, the amazing owner of this business, donates a gift certificate to be raffled by UCSF’s gynecologic cancer clinic every month. That’s right. This is a fantastic local business who provides amazing service and they give back! Please support this business. Your bikini line and your karma will love you for it!
Susan N. - 1/4/2014
I have been going to Skin City for about a year and Brigitta gives the best Brazilian!!! She always makes you feel comfortable, even in the awkward situation. Her waxing is efficient, thorough and virtually painless….a rarity. The woman (don’t know her name) at the front desk is always so friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend Skin City.
7x7, November 2012
"Ever worry that your airbrush tan will have you looking more Snookie-esque than sun-kissed? Have no fear. Skin City allows you to customize your shade from their lightest “Winter Glow” to their darkest “Gimme Brown.” Get only your face bronzed for $15 or go for the full body for only $30 more."
Instyle Magazine, October 2009
“The technicians at this vibrant spot may wax with the care of a surgeon, but there’s nothing clinical about the experience. Clients rave about the tech’s bedside manner.”
Allure Magazine, May 2009
“…she applied a thick creamy shea butter wax. The process wasn’t painless, but it was manageable enough that we permitted her to dispatch a little more off the sides.”
SF Bay Guardian - Best of the Bay 2001
"Best Prelude to Oral Sex for Women - a Brazilian at Skin City"
SF Chronicle - BayList Winner
Skin City voted the best for beauty/waxing by readers of the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com