Alexandra is the best kept secret in San Francisco! Her techniques are amazing when it comes to waxing. She is a real expert and I highly recommend her services. In the past I have always gone to Marilyn Jaegar Skin Care in Presidio Heights. They do a good job there, but Alexandra is far better and her price point is great too. If you are looking for someone to do a Brazilian or just simple maintenance waxing for your bikini area or eyebrows she is your gal! Also, I have to mention that she is a true artist when it comes to eyebrows. She is incredible! Here I think I only need just a couple hairs plucked, but after spending over half an hour on my eyebrows alone then I see the work she has done and they are gorgeous each and every time. Completely even and perfectly shaped. If you go to here once, you will be hooked! I also want to mention that when you simply google her and look at the reviews on yelp it only shows 6 reviews, but if you scroll down to the bottom it show 18 reviews that have been filtered. Click on that “18 reviews” and it will show you even more of the fantastic reviews for her. Personally, I think all these reviews should be listed without having to press this filter button, but with technology today I guess you have to click to see them. One more thing, Alexandra is always on time and great with returning calls super quickly when you need to make an appointment. Just this week she called me to check in and set up an appointment. Alexandra is very professional and very on top of things. She is a real pro and I highly recommend Advanced Skin Care!
— Adriana A., San Francisco, CA
I have been going to Alexandra for a 6 years. She has the hands of God, I swear, she is THE BEST FACIALIST in San Francisco!!! I trusted her with my skin right away, she is very professional and experienced. I had acne problems and never thought my skin would look this good, but it does now. I used to go to a dermatologist, buy different products from the TV, but Alexandra’s extractions seemed much more effective. She is a lot of fun to talk to and keeps you informed each step of the way! I can see and feel results right away. She remembers you, your skin, and your needs, and every treatment gets better and better, if that’s possible. I cannot give her high enough recommendations, try her and you will agree!
— Stella G., Union City
Alexandra is amazing! She has been beautifying me for several years now, and i would not trade her for the world! She is a life saver! i like the fact that when she works on your face she talks, explaining what she is doing and suggests what you could do to minimize breakouts. She also has some magical wax! That does not hurt, and removes hair for longer. After about 5 waxes my unwanted facial hair was gone!
— Sophia I., San Francisco, CA
alexandra set the standard for brazillian waxing for me before I moved from the bay area to new york city. i’ve searched up and down manhattan (and brooklyn) and have not found any a better treatment than alexandra’s. alexandra is thorough yet gentle, personable yet professional. she uses best wax at the right temperature–other places use stuff that not only irritated my not-so-sensitive skin, but failed to leave the same supple softness of what alexandra uses. i’ve already booked my next appointment for when i back in the bay area for xmas time. also, to be precise, she accepts checks, as well as cash. the numbing spray is great, but you might not even need it, given her expertise. east or west, alexandra is best
— melissa r., New York, NY
Alexandra is fantastic. She uses the best products for all of her services and you can tell that she actually cares about the quality of her work. She is a true aesthetician and I would trust her with any treatment, waxing or tinting that you need done.
Cash only though, so you actually have to wait until payday instead of using the old credit card. But she’s worth the wait!
— Jessica B., San Francisco, CA
Alexandra is amazing! I have been going to her for over 12 years for facials. She carefully researches her products and everything is all natural and top quality. She is also incredibly thorough and sensitive as she works, and does a fantastic job. I feel like I look much younger than my age, and I credit going to Alexandra for so many years and using her products for this.
— Elizabeth M., Brooklyn, MA
Madame Dubinsky provides custom ordered facials. Definitely more clinical than spa, her treatments are meant to show results and she is tenacious about getting your complexion to look its best. Her soothing products are from Europe and she takes a tremendous amount of time and care in researching and explaining her methods to achieve great looking skin. She also delivers the most thoroughly smooth, and relatively painless, waxing.
— Sharon P., San Francisco, CA
Alex is great!!! I’ve had skin problems since I was a teenager. I was always kind of scared to go see esthetician thinking that if something goes wrong my skin will get more problems. I do have oily skin, blemishes, black heads, and so on. Not the worst case ever, but having skin problems never is fun. So I looked online and found Alex. Didn’t know much about her just took my chances and have no regrets about it. First visit I had a clinical facial and Alex suggested to try Chemical Peel (the mildest of them all series of 6). To be honest, I never even heard about chemical peels before and that made me kind of afraid and hesitant. Well it all forth the money and time and Alex is a great professional, does such an AMAZING JOB!!! All the skin products she uses are just the Best!!! I get compliments on my skin from my friends and I just feel so great now looking in the mirror and seeing Healthier, Radiant and Calm skin! It’s hard to find exactly what you’re looking for, but I think Alex is just IT! Convenient office hours and location, never rushes and does everything as she thinks is the best and listened to your needs.
She doesn’t accept credit card, but check or cash are fine:)
— Natalie K., San Francisco, CA
Alexandra is really the best! I went a couple of times for a brazilian wax and she’s really good. She explains everything and makes you feel comfortable, what is important for those things. She knows what she is doing and the results were amazing!
I would absolutely recommend her to everyone!
— Eva X., Berkeley, CA
I’ve lived away from San Francisco for few years and tried to find a good beautician for some time. Well, I needed a good facial desperately and ended up going back to Alexandra, and let me tell you – she’s worth traveling! The treatments are gentle, yet effective and she’ll pick skin care products that do work for your skin. I love my skin again!
Place is very clean and quiet.
Would definetely recommend it for anyone looking to get a glow or with problematic skin. Waxing is outstanding.
— Lina G., Fremont, CA
I just love love love this place! Alexandra’s been doing my eyebrows (waxing and coloring), regular bikini, then brazilian for more than two years now. I have to say I was so scared to get even a bikini wax at first but oh what a relief it was–painless, very gentle, careful job she did. So it didn’t take me a long time to decide to go for brazilian with her. And I’m glad I did. She uses a special numbing spray that obviously makes this a lot less painful and what’s very important for me makes you feel very comfortable during the process itself.
I also tried her facial. Really, really good! She’ll give you a consultation after your first facial and I found it very helpful.
I’m so glad my hairstylist recommended her ( as I’m usually very careful to try new places w/o recommendations). It’s not cheap but I feel that the service I get is absolutely worth it! Definitely recommend seeing her!
— Lena L, San Francisco, CA
I’ve been waxing for over ten years and Alexandra is the best I’ve seen (believe me, I’ve had my fair share of experiences with aestheticians). The wax she uses is top-of-the-line European and very mild for sensitive skin. The services I receive include Brazilian bikini, eyebrow, upper lip and underarm waxing and most recently, deep-pore cleansing facials. Before Alexandra, I used to cringe at the thought of an impending waxing appointment. Now, however, the combination of her supreme techniques and quality products significantly reduces my pain and anxiety–no joke. She even offers an herbal numbing spray if you’re especially queasy.
Since I just moved to The City, I was very apprehensive about finding a “new beauty crew”. Fortunately I discovered Advanced Skin Care Clinic (via Citysearch) and I’m here to stay. It takes quite a bit to make me a loyal customer, but with Alexandra, it was a given. Not only does she provide exceptional service, but also her knowledge regarding the skin’s unique attributes and how ingredients react with it, is really insightful. She wants to improve your skin; she wants you to be beautiful. After my first facial, my skin looks and feels so much healthier and I’m about to make the switch to her facial skin care line.
Alexandra’s office is small, clean and medical–there are no frills–but that’s not what I’m paying for. I’ll take her over any over-priced, high fashion salon anytime (she used to work with one but is now on her own). Her prices are reasonable and worth every penny. Thanks Alexandra!
— Ramona H., San Francisco, CA
Alexandra may take a little getting used to, but this Russian phenomenon is great. I had the best bikini wax there! She uses organic wax, even offers a numbing spray to curb the pain (and thank god she does) and the table you lay on even has a heating pad!
It’s close to my work downtown so I decided to give her a try. It’s an old building and her hours are by appointment only most of the time, but she’s very accomodating. It’s just a tiny little room, so um, it’s pretty intimate–but considering what you’re getting done, it’s not likely you’ll be hiding anywhere, heh.
Alexandra is amazing! She is highly trained (lots of certificates from Europe), provides very personal service, and is totally professional. She make you feel very comfortable (cute little towel skirt!) and she is truly dedicated to her field.
She walks through personalized skin treatments (does facials too) and I had virtually no irritation after my wax.
It’s cash only, so be forewarned, but I think it’s an investment and I’ll be going back!
— Jessica P., Emeryville, CA
I went originally to Alexandra to fix my eyebrow, after seeing very nice eyebrow at one of my coworker. It is very hard to trust somebody originally and I was skeptical, but Alexandra did a great job. I love my eyebrow now.
Also after feeling more comfortable I started to come to Alexandra for the Brazilian wax and she does it PERFECTLY. You will be thankful to me for this great referral. She knows what she is doing! I am not sure what wax she is using for it, but no ingrown after and very clean and almost painless job (of course to some extend of it).
I also tried a facial with her and of course I loved it as well. First of all it is much cheaper then if you will go to the fancy salon, second – for her you are not just a regular client, but she is trying to earn her trust giving you free consultation and then you see results of her work later. People around you notice it and give you compliments.
This is all what I can say.
— Sue G., Sunnyvale, CA
Alexandra gave me a wonderful facial including some special serums that I don’t know what they were, but my face glowed for a few days. I bought a bunch of facial products, and it was pricey, but I have been using them so they are not just sitting on the shelf.
— Susan O., San Francisco, CA