Great Facial. I just had a facial from Christina-I usually go to Kika but she was not avaialble so I gave Chrisitina a try--I am glad I did--don't get me wrong Kika is great but Christina was as well--my skin is actually glowing-she did full extractions for me-which some other aestheticians seem to be hesitant about--she also talked me through every step and expalined the benefits of each process--I am excited that I know have 2 great aestheticians I can see as Spa Radience!! (Just an FYI-I am in the skin care bsuiness myself so I know what a facial should be and the results you should get)
Best Waxing Treatment Each and Every Time!. If you are looking for a truly fast, efficient and professionally performed Waxing Treatment, use Christina Fisher at the Radiance Spa in San Fransisco. She is so good at her work that I just had to share this info with you all. I have had many wax jobs in my life as most women in this city, and she is by far the best person to do the job to minimize the pain, discomfort and any complications that are often associated with this kind of treatment. She is also a pleasure to be around, and makes you feel like a VIP every time. My smooth legs thank you Christina!
A family member suggested that I get a facial as I had been having symptoms of dermatillomania, or picking of the skin of the face. As a peformer, I had been applying heavy stage make-up six days a week. Not only was my skin a mess but I felt ashamed that in tying to "get rid" of blemishes, I was in fact scarring myself!
Luckily, I saved my face at Spa Radiance. My esthetician Christina helped me immensly by making me feel comfortable and not ashamed. She told me that this skin condition was more common than I had though and set up a regime for me to follow morning, noon and night. Every time I felt like picking, I did something good for my skin instead!
She gave me a gentle chemical peel which made my skin glow and she explained everything that she did so I could mimic the spa facial at home. Her approach was sensitive and thorough.
People who haven't seen me in a while comment on how beautiful I look now and I am free to let my face shine.
lovely spa. I discovered Spa Radiance by following my esthetician, Christina, there. What a terrific place! Not only is Christina a pro, but everyone I have come into contact with there is super friendly, helpful and professional. I've had my legs, bikini, underarms and brows waxed, plus a facial, and all services and treatments were great. I highly recommend it.
Terrible experience. I just had a terrible experience at Spa Radiance. I usually go to a different place but i read a good review on Spa Radiance in a magazine and decided to give it a try. I got a bikini wax. The esthetician, Christine, did a horrible job resulting in several bruises in my bikini area. My skin was so damaged that it started ble-eding, but she assured me that it was "normal." Well, it is not. I get my bikini area waxed on a regular basis and this have never happened before. I left in tears - i am going to a beach vacation in Spain in a week, and just pray that the bruises will start going away by then. The girls at the checkout desk were completely unsympathetic and did not even offer that I spoke to a service manager about my experience.
a delightful day to get away. I used to visit spa radiance about 5 years ago. I now have children and can't seem to get around to it. My mother in law was treating us to a spa day in Marin and we had to the worst experience ever. We waited in the lobby for 45 MINUTES! and then were told that we were in the wrong lobby and missed one of our appointments. We drove into the city last minute and went to spa radiance. They were suprisingly able to take both my mother and i later that afternoon. My mother-in-law saw Caroline and I saw Cheri - both were skilled - amazing facials. Relaxing and I left with that glow I missed. My mother-in-law also got a very nice pedicure that looked polished and lasted. It's a little out of my way now, but I won't make the mistake again and go anywhere else.
BEST BROWS IN THE CITY!. I have been having my brows done professionaly for years. When a co-worker recommended Rebecca ar Spa Radiance, I thought I would give her a try...What a surprise!!! My brows have NEVER looked so good!! She spent time talking with me about my brows, and what I liked and disliked about them. She made recommendations on how we could reshape them to better suit my face. They are perfect now, and make me look younger! Thanks Rebecca!!
Inviting staff, excellent treatments. This neighborhood gem has staying-power, and here's the secret: its' consistently warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere, coupled with top-notch treatments. I consistently return for basic service such as their relaxing and private spa mani/pedi (with the nicest professionals, by the by), and their waxing services. And of course, the occasional massage, which never disappoints. There are plenty of places to go to in the city for these services, but what keeps Spa Radiance at the top of my list is the top-notch reception + service I always receive. Kudos to Dorette and her staff for running such a professional and FRIENDLY operation.
The reason I bought myself a gift certificate for Spa Radiance . . ..
. . . is Dorette Sommer!!
*FYI This is in response to a negative review written about a great person.*
I was at a fundraiser for Home Away From Homelessness last night and bid on (and won) a package that included a massage at Spa Radiance. The reason I knew I had to bid and finally experience Spa Radiance for myself is because of Dorette. I met Dorette there months ago while working on a book featuring women owned businesses in SF. She was so welcoming and kind without an ounce of fakeness behind her smile. I have since joined her marathon training group.
Dorette is why I'm going to Spa Radiance and why my legs and butt are going to be fierce as heck!! It's too bad that sometimes we let our judgments get in the way of coming to know really special people. Take is from someone who hates fakeness as much as the next gal - Dorette is a gem and if you happen to see her out in the spa or running around the city, say hi! She will probably give you a hug and she will definitely give you a smile. :)
Excellent Massage & Customer Service!. I booked a massage to help recover from a hard weekend workout. I was treated professionally by the front desk staff, Dorette who explained that I would benefit the most from a light sport massage that could help with my sore legs. The massage was excellent as was the relaxing atmosphere and decor. It was a very postitive and healing experience. I plan to make this my new routine.
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