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 & Yumi Lashes.

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.

17
Years

In the Skincare Industry

Helping folks look great & feel better about their skin 

Here for you

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

Esthetician

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.
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Corina Quintero

Esthetician

Ever since I can remember I was always drawn to the beauty industry. In my early 20's I started to experience severe acne breakouts that lead me to the importance of skincare. At that moment learning about my skin and how I can help others with similar skincare concerns became my primary focus. As result I enrolled in Beauty School to become an Esthetician. On my free time I enjoy hiking, going to the beach with lots of sunscreen but most importantly being a mom!
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Amber Lomas

Esthetician

I have been an esthetician for 4 years, I received my license at Cinta Aveda Institute and fell in love with facials and waxing ! I never knew how much I would love learning about skin care and specializing customized facials for each client and the specific ingredients that goes into creating these amazing skin care products. I love doing brows especially! Aside from esthetics, I’m also an aspiring actress and continue to take acting classes as well as modeling. I love roller skating and spending time with my family and hope to open up my own business one day in the aesthetics field.
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Noelle Koc

Receptionist

Noelle is happy to be part of the Wax A Peel team after being a client for many years and is passionate about helping others look and feel their best! She’s a graduate of St. Mary’s College and also works in financial services. In her spare time, she enjoys art, volunteering, and traveling.
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Rachel Dauber

Lead Receptionist

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Stephanie Martin

Assistant Spa Manager

Stephanie has been in the beauty industry since 1995. She started her career as a hairstylist and make up artist working in some of the top salons in San Francisco, LA and Manhattan. She began educating and managing in addition to doing hair 10 years ago and but in recent years has decided to focus her attention solely on management. When she's not working she enjoys traveling the world with her 2 daughters and husband, taking long walks with her pit bull Vince, practicing yoga and cooking.

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