Aesthetician recommendation

I'm almost 40 and I have never had a facial in my life. I know it's hard to believe but it's true. I don't even know what to ask for since I've never had it done. Can anyone recommend great aestheticians in Berkeley/Oakland area who can improve the way my aging skin feels and looks? Someone who is really knowledgable about treating all kinds of skin types. I searched the BPN archives but all the posts are rather old. 

thanks!

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Lauren at the Fix Berkeley in South Berkeley! I've been seeing her for two years and she's amazing at tailoring the facial to specifically suit your skin's needs. Something about her facial massage techniques is extremely soothing. I always fall asleep at some point during the facial. 

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Hi There,

I highly recommend Susan at NoFu Skin Studio: http://www.nofu.com/. Her is her own private Skin Studio and she is fantastic. All of the products she uses is completely natural and soothing for the skin. She has been in the game for awhile, incredibly kind and most importantly, she knows/works with all types of skin and ethnicities . 

Best wishes!

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I go to Shelley Gomez at Seven Salon in Rockridge, http://www.shellygomez.com/, she is the best. 

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I go to Kristina Holey. She’s in Berkeley a couple days a week but booked pretty far out in advance. She’s amazing and all about holistic care (including what you’re eating and what your lifestyle is) and is able to create individualized skin care protocols as well. She’s a bit pricey and the skincare products she recommends are pricey too (and local!) but well worth it in my view. 

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I found Maisha at Skin by Maisha to be great! I am over 40 and had maybe had only one or two facials before max. My entire life I thought I had oily skin. Maisha explained that my skin appeared oily because it was actually...too dry. She recommended some skincare products that I really love and have been using them for a couple years. I am not a regular facial client because, with her advice, I don't have to be, but I highly recommend her. She understands the nuances of skin. She is located in Oakland on MacArthur Blvd.

Good luck!

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Skin by Maisha

+1 (510) 290-6237

Maisha is awesome. She is very knowledgeable, patient and kind. I highly recommend her.

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Hi there!  I highly recommend Tarren at Goldenseal skincare on Piedmont Ave.  She is the owner and is super knowledgeable and has all organic and plant-based products.  She is also as sweet as can be.  Her website is: https://www.goldensealskincare.com/  You can also see her Yelp reviews here: https://www.yelp.com/biz/goldenseal-skincare-oakland

Hope you enjoy your first facial!  You won't regret it.

Cheers,

Leah

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I used Amy Romano before- she is reasonably priced and very good- she doesn’t push products.  I live across the bay now so it’s just too far to travel.  I don’t get facials anymore because I’m afraid I wouldn’t find anyone as good as Amy.., 

+1 (510) 332-1889

romanoskincare.com

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Hi - I love Isabelle Gerard in Montclair village. She is incredibly knowledgeable and her facials are amazing. She can also recommend what kind of product to use on a daily basis. She doesn't try to push the most expensive and glamourous name brand on you so that it is nice too. Downside is that she is super booked and only does facials weekdays.

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Amina Maich on Solano Ave in Albany. I've been seeing her for a few years now, and she has greatly improved the look and feel of my aging and changing skin. Part of her facial includes a HydraFacial, which is great! (Salons in SF charge much more for this service.) You can call/text her at: (510) 708-9985‬

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Hi, I have been going to see Lisa Tabbush at oil and water skin care. She has a cute studio in both Point Richmond and a salon in SF. She also does amazing work with brows. Her facials are so relaxing and rejuvenating - you'll glow! 

Her number is:

1 415 531 3054 

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Face Magic in El Cerrito,, right next to the Fat Apple's.   Ask for Lyn

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Svetlana Pascual at Simply Gorgeous Day Spa in Montclair, above Peet's. simplygorgeousdayspa.com. Every treatment is custom for what your skin needs.  Svetlana has done amazing things for my (now over 50) skin, and she really loves seeing results in her clients. She will recommend routines and products, but I have never found her to be pushy about selling products, she's truly more interested in the way your skin looks and feels after treatment.