A Top-Rated East Bay Spa

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Established 2011

We help our customers look & feel their best

Wax-a-Peel is a destination day spa in the San Francisco East Bay.  We specialize in waxing, skincare (face & body), airbrushed tanning & eyelashes.

We continuously strive to provide the consistent, sought-after and professional spa services that our clients have come to expect and we’re extremely well reviewed as a result. We maintain a 5-star Yelp rating on over 250 reviews, and we’d love you to be the next.

Have questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out – (925) 385-7211 or hello@waxapeel.com

Our Owner

Meet Leah

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.”

With nearly 20 years in the industry, Leah is a skincare veteran.  She’s been a licensed Esthetician for nearly 15 of those years – having graduated from Robinson’s Cosmetology School.

Prior to founding Wax A Peel in 2011, Leah began her post-license career working for a Plastic Surgeon as a Clinical Esthetician – performing primarily chemical peels and cellulite treatments. She’s worked as the Head Esthetician for Clarins Cosmetics – helping them open their pilot store in San Francisco.

Leah also spent 2 years honing her craft at an upscale waxing salon – nailing down the best and least painful techniques for waxing.

She’s completed & received certifications for the level 1 and level 2 Advanced Peels Classes through Aesthetics Plus Training Center as well as certificates in advanced waxing including Body Beautiful Full Body techniques, the Cirepil Stripless Wax Course, and the Brazilian specialization course at Aesthetics Plus.

She’s extremely passionate about what she does and genuinely enjoys being an Esthetician. She calls it her calling and feels blessed to have so many wonderful & amazing clients that enrich her life.


In the Skincare Industry

Helping folks look great & feel better about their skin 

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The Team at Wax-A-Peel

You don’t get over 250 5-star Yelp reviews by hiring amateur staff. The entire team here at Wax A Peel’s Lafayette, CA salon are dedicated experts in their craft, whether that’s waxing your sensitive areas, reinvigorating your skin through one of our facial or body treatments, or working one of our other specialties like lashes, and airbrush tanning. Wondering who these experts are? Get to know them below.

Kristen - team member at Wax A Peel day spa in Lafayette, CA

Kristen Bohannon


Kristen has been pursuing her passion for skincare since graduating from the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology and earned her license in 2013. Her love for esthetics shows through her practice. She has had most of her experience in waxing and facials. Making her clients feel comfortable and relaxed is essential to her. Brazilians and brow waxing are her specialties. Outside of skincare, Kristen enjoys dance, yoga, skiing and traveling.
Ashley - Esthetician at Wax-a-Peel in Lafayette, CA

Ashley Uglade


Born in Oakland, raised in Castro Valley - I've been a licensed cosmetologist for over 4 years. I started off as a hairdresser then found my love for waxing. Brazilian waxing is my specialty. I have a passion for knowledge in the ever-changing skincare/beauty industry. Raising and nurturing a 3 year old. We enjoy ice skating and discovering new fun places.
Rachel Dauber Wax A Peel

Rachel Dauber

Lead Receptionist


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