La Belle Day Spa & Salon is not just your typical salon - it is a soothing sanctuary that modifies and customizes every aspect of your experience.
Bella Schneider, founder and CEO, has managed to take the science of skincare, her expertise and knowledge, and package it all into her day spas and salons. With three locations located throughout Northern California, you get the attention and rejuvenation you would expect from an award winning spa.
Concealed on the busy street of Grant Avenue, you enter La Belle Salon through a somewhat hidden door nestled between other businesses and storefronts. Virtually invisible from the outside, you take an elevator up to the fourth floor, where you are then greeted by the friendly receptionist who welcomes you by name. The lighting is dim and the ambience is soothing and tranquil. This is not the place for unnecessary banter or gossip. It truly feels like an escape.
The immense knowledge that Bella and her team are able to convey is refreshing and surprising. It's easy to tell that their recommendations and observations are derived from years of experience and years of looking at various skin types. They are much more than beauty school graduates. No two people are alike and no two skins types are alike, and the La Belle team recognizes this and opts not to give a generic response to a concern you might have. They know how to think quickly and adapt their treatments to satisfy even the most stringent of skin.
Known for their customizable facials, La Belle also offers a wide range of beauty and spa treatments. If you are looking for a whole day of lifestyle refurbishing or a quick eyebrow wax, La Belle will give the same treatment, panache and brutal honesty.
As I was leaving La Belle and standing in their bright showroom, Bella wasted no time to take advantage of the light and point out that I was very overdue for an eyebrow shaping and that I must come back and see her immediately. It's this type of frankness that I look for in a service. Don't overly compliment me and tell me that everything is perfect - tell me what's wrong with my skin and then fix it.
Bella and her staff give you the harsh reality. They aren't afraid to tell you that your $200 .5oz pod of moisturizer isn't working or that your mother's regime that you have adhered to your whole life, is actually adding problems to your skin. She points out what is wrong and breaks down the solution in a way that I can understand, sans the technical medical jargon.
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La Belle Day Spa & Salon
33 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108
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