La Tira Wax Studio found its first home in Noe Valley in January of 2013 as a pop-up wax studio in the back of a hair salon. After a successful year waxing all the ladies and gents of Noe Valley and beyond, the studio moved to a larger space on Church + 25th Street. Only one block away from its old location, the studio added on other services including facials, peels, and threading.
The studio uses only the highest quality wax and products on clients, and always adheres to the most sanitary practices possible. The studio supports local vendors, carrying beauty products and housing custom-made furniture created by local artists in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Many of the beauty products sold in our boutique are hand-crafted using sustainable, organic, + vegan ingredients.
La Tira Wax Studio is a collective of extremely talented and seasoned estheticians. All estheticians come from different backgrounds of esthetics, and bring their own specialties and skills to the studio.
Meet Our Estheticians!
Rachel Fields Waxer+ Lead Facialist Specialties: brazilians, brow shaping, oxygen facials, peels, and extractions
Rachel was born and raised in San Francisco, and has lived in the bay area her whole life with a brief stint in New York where she worked performing facials and massage. She has been a licensed esthetician for 22 years specializing in waxing and facials. Rachel comes to the studio with years of experience working in some of the best spas and waxing boutiques in San Francisco. Rachel also developed the studio's facial + chemical peel menu, bringing amazing skincare services to La Tira.
Michelle has had a passion for waxing ever since becoming an esthetician in 2009. She comes from a speed-waxing background and loves providing clean, efficient, and painless waxing to all her clients. During her time off, Michelle enjoys spending her time with her 7 year old daughter playing soccer, riding bikes, enjoying picnics at the park, and traveling the world.
Karen Waxer Specialities: brow shaping, speedy brazilian and bikini waxing
Karen specializes in speedy bikini and brazilian waxing and is a master using hard wax. With her amazing breathing techniques, brazilians are as comfortable as they can be! In her spare time, Karen likes to drive along the coast and hang out at beaches, collect old records, and hike.
Kim Waxer + Facialist Specialties: brazilian waxing and eyebrow shaping, providing relaxing and nourishing skin care treatments
Kim is a native Californian who has lived in San Francisco for 17 years. A licensed esthetician since 2002, she began her career in Noe Valley and is excited to be back. She is a passionate esthetician, with precise waxing skills and wonderful and relaxing facial techniques. When she is not at La Tira, she is spending time with her lovely family and friends.
Jessica Waxer + Facialist Specialties: brazilian waxing, waxing for first-timers, results oriented acne skincare/education, and touch-based relaxation skin therapy.
Jessica's philosophy has always been based around homeopathy: an understanding of why certain ingredients and circumstances work for your skin, and the ability to implement them on a regular basis to heal, correct, and prevent. After working in the industry for over six years, Jessica's favorite thing about being a facialist is being able to create an ultra relaxing experience through massage and acupressure. She is a San Francisco native and spends her free time hiking, hanging out with her dog, and indulging in local cuisine. Jessica loves a great story, so you can expect to have a great laugh or have a captive audience for a story of yours upon a waxing visit with her!
Liz Waxer + Facialist Specialties: brazilian waxing, providing therapeutic yet effective facials, and educating clients on skincare while helping them achieve their goals.
Liz's love for skin stems from her Greek grandmother and the inspiration she received to nurture her own skin at a young age. She has been licensed for 8 years and has continued to find passion in the industry through helping clients succeed with their skincare goals. Born in Paris, she moved to to Boston as a child, then slowly migrated to the bay area with her family in the late 80's. She's spent most of her life in the bay with a 2 year stint in Boston. When not working she spends time in the Sierra Nevadas at her family's cabin, or out and about in the city watching baseball, and exploring the latest art museum or restaurant. Liz loves nature and being outdoors, cooking, and spending time with family on the east coast and England.
Fotini has been a licensed esthetician since 2012 specializing in waxing and facials. She comes from a speed-waxing background and has worked in some of the top spas in San Francisco. With a passion for skin care she loves to help others look and feel their best and finds the beauty industry the perfect place to let her do so. She is a native San Franciscan that enjoys trying new restaurants in the city and traveling.
Brittni was born and raised in the beautiful central coast of California. She spent a few years in Washington D.C. where she decided to become an Esthetician in 2013. She is well versed in facials, peels, full body waxing and facial threading. Brittni is very passionate about what she does and believes in giving every client the most comfortable and high quality experience possible. In her free time she enjoys making jewelry, traveling, and spending time with her friends, family and two dogs.
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