Written By: Jennifer Geisman
If you decide to be bare “down there,” Solas Skin Care owner, Lauri Roberts is the most sought-after Brazilian bikini waxer on the West Side, catering to an array of young, up and coming Hollywood starlets, professionals and soccer moms. Nestled in an exclusively private Santa Monica location, Solas Skin Care offers a variety of spa treatments from Brazilians to brows to microdermabrasion and hot stone therapy facials. Known for her “no hair left behind” philosophy, Roberts will create a skin care and waxing program specifically designed for you and will help you maximize your beauty regimen goals. To kick off the holiday season, Solas Skin Care offers a 10% discount on first time waxing appointments. Using only the highest quality professional wax, skin will be perfectly smooth and silky after Roberts is finished. In addition, Roberts applies skin soothing products and cooling stones to minimize any irritation. To make an appointment, call (310) 394-4444.
Written By: Jennifer Geisman
Step into the Solas Skin Care beach bungalow and you escape to a sanctuary filled with relaxing aromatherapy scents and music – even for the quickest waxing appointment. Owner and founder, Lauri Roberts, blends her quirky, Southern charm with her vast knowledge in the skincare industry. Known for her waxing precision, Roberts customizes her services for each client and makes the experience virtually painless. A visit to Solas Skin-Care leaves you smooth from brow to bum and thigh to toe, and ready for the beach.
1148 4th Street,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Hours: By appointment only
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I've been getting facials for 20 years and Lauri Roberts is the best esthetician I have ever had (and I've had some good ones!) Every time I go I secretly think to myself, "This is like a $200 facial she's giving me!" She not only makes time for a rock and scalp massage, but offers way more than any other in the way of spiritual healing. She uses great products and is not skimpy with her repertoire... People always tell me how great my skin looks, so it's a win-win for me.
As a one of the few men who have had too many skin treatments to count, the service and professionalism I received at Solas Skincare from Lauri (owner) was simply the best. Her products are fantastic and Lauri is extremely knowledgable and you can tell she has benefitted from using the products herself as her skin is flawless. The salon has a great vibe and you will not only come away with better skin, but you'll feel better too.
Lauri is one of the best-kept secrets in Santa Monica. I went in for a facial, and what I got was one of the most wonderfully therapeutic experiences I've had in recent years. Lauri's energy is so vibrant and soothing, I immediately trusted her and knew I was in capable hands. Frank, open-hearted, and nurturing, Lauri's sundry talents blend together seamlessly. The treatment focused mainly on the facial but was infused with hot-stone massage and Reiki, beautiful music, and heavenly scents. I came away looking and feeling positively exquisite ... like a polished gemstone. Tucked away on 4th Street, the location is a hidden oasis just feet from the busy Promenade. The space is lovely, comforting, and pristine. What was once a splurge will now be a routine for me. Lauri positively rocks.
Just had the most amazing experience at Solas Skincare. Needed a last minute bikini wax (way last minute - we're talking about me calling salons at 11am on July 3rd), and left a message at Solas. Received a call back in a couple of hours (don't be scared to leave a message - I almost didn't!!!), and was so kindly squeezed in for a standard wax. This was the least painful one I've ever received. I'm not going to say it didn't hurt - but I'll certainly be booking again (usually the pain scares me away, and I have to go to a different location/esthetician). I was given tips and tricks for no irritation, and was sent happily on my way. 1 hour 30 min free parking in the Santa Monica Public lot LITERALLY right next door. Adorable, clean, easy to find location. Oh, and no double-dipping, thank GOODNESS.
I've been going to Lauri for half a year now. I started going for waxing, which she masters. While I was there for that service, I inquired about other ones, like facials. She made waxing so painless, that I thought her facials extractions were going to be a walk in the park: and guess what? I was dead on. Lauri's facials are a combination of massages in the shoulders and arms, hot stones, reiki, extractions....I mean it's so much more than a facial. You leave the place floating and feeling cleansed. Lauri and her space have the most amazing energy. She is very knowledgeable about skin and the products she recommends. She customizes the treatments to your needs. She's very gentle and delicate, and she will walk you thru and educate you about your treatment. The only thing is that she's very busy (and expecting!) so you better book her at least a month in advance.
I have been getting facials and microderms from Lauri on a monthly basis for years now. She is the best in the business and every time I recommend her to someone, they agree. She really knows her stuff. She recently recommended a new product to me that has done wonders in reducing plugged pores. Her products are thoroughly researched and really work. She is also a caring and funny person. Her personality and the relaxing environment make her facials a wonderful experience.