great waxing place, great obscure bath products, clean simple design, cool expensive candles, really great hot wax, clean customer service, great waxing experience
Clean, efficient, friendly and the best Brazilian I have had in LA. They use hard wax (blue wax goes on soft and they wait until it cools a little to peel it off) and a clean wood stick with each application (no dirty, double-dipping). They use a soft, creamy wax on legs. I recommend Jill but haven't tried anyone else there.
Salon is clean, lots of magazines to read (I didn't have a chance because they didn't keep me waiting), expensive candles and soaps perfect for gift-giving. No metal chairs or raggy old magazines.
Afterwards go next door and try the orange & choc chip scone.
great customer service!.
I've experienced lots of froo froo waxing salons. You know these places. They act as though they don't even want you there for too long, and that waxing you is a burden. I'm a cleancut gal, and the salons I've been to have no reason to act like this.
Stark is the nicest, chillest place I've ever been to. The greeters are friendly, and the waxers are experienced. The Brazilian did hurt quite a bit the first time, but not the second, third, etc. The place smella great and has lots of merch to buy, Pricey, but worth it.
Go. You'll be glad you did. Ask for Yani.
Take it off.
Clean, hip, smells good, private room---liked it a lot.
Excellent eyebrow wax and shaping at about half the price of the Beverly Hills brow boutiques.And you know who I mean.... I will return.
Parking can be a bit of a problem. There is two hour non-metered parking on Micheltorena near the school.
Best place to get eyebrows done!. I've had my share of bad eyebrow waxing experiences, but STARK rocks! I can recommend Isabel, she's nice and does an excellent job!
stark waxing is the best!. love the blue wax they use. generally hate waxing and any beauty treatment but had a great experience here. hands down the best brazilian wax i've ever had.
my wife thinks this is the best.... my wife can't stop raving about this place - clean atmospheric decor, young hip staff that made her feel welcomed. they have an amazing collection of lotions, potions, candles and jewelry to buy... she'll definately be making the trip back...
Nice people, painful waxing!. I went to Stark a few days ago and when I walked in the door, the girl that greeted me was nice and so was the girl that did my wax. However just because she was nice does not mean she does a good wax job. I went in for a Brazilian and I left in pain and also had some little blue flecks of wax in the area and a few strings of wax on my arm as well. I'm not as angry as the person who wrote the review before me, but rest assured I will NOT be going back. It was NOT the first time I've had a brazilian wax either. I've had plenty of other ones and not even my first one was this painful. I do agree w/ the person before me when they said that it broke hair off and it did take a very long time. She also kept going over the same spots when there were about 2 hairs left. Use tweezers, not hot wax over the same area! I used to go to Wax in West Hollywood, but it was too far. I think I'll deal with the drive because they know what they are doing and you don't leave in pain. I would even consider going to wax poetic even though they are horribly catty there. They just aren't as painful. So all in all the people were nice, but that doesn't make up for the pain. One more thing, they were pretty pricey compared to other places I have gone to .
50 bucks for a half hour of misery. I echo the sentiment that it's nice to have a place like this in the neighborhood. It was because of this that I've tried out Stark three times. To be honest, I don't agree with the preference for the peeling off wax-especially for bikni lines. I've visited to get my brows done on a few occasions and was underwhelmed. It took longer than other places and the resulting shape wasn't as clean or refined and nothing was put on me to reduce redness. I didn't learn my lesson and went in for a bikini. Granted I'm a hairy lil'beast and voiced my concern because of that fact, but having the wax smeared on then peeled little by little to check on the 'hardness' of it was TORTURE(imagine removing a band aid SLOWLY!). A lot of my hair was simply broke off-not removed by the root, resulting in painful plucking out by the tech...so much so that I was surprised to find all kinds of blue waxy bits STILL all over me afterwards. The wax comes out of the little basin all stringy and it got all over me(my arms and neck) as she dipped and smeared and waited for the tourturous substance to harden. It was a mess. She also had to keep going back over the same spot several times because this wax doesn't grab as good the FIRST time apparently(I'm sure I'LL get the blame for doing something as ridiculous as shaving, but I assure you I let it go jungle for over two weeks). Having to lay down buck nekked from the waist down in a contorted position for a HALF HOUR only added to the terrible experience I had. Nothing to comfort me as I stared up at the 'stark' white ceiling and walls into the uncovered flourescent lights while the SPICE GIRLS and customers conversated up front in the background. Then they presented me with a $50 charge-never asking how I was or how the experience was. My tech was a nice lady, but I think I'll make the trip to the valley for the 'quick rip' next time. It's less traumatic.
best wax i've had in la. I went into the stark waxing salon and was immediately impressed with the clean simple design. Having arrived early, I was able to check out all the great products on offer in the reception... ranging from cool candles to unique jewellery. As I was shown into a really spacious treatment room, my esthetician asked me exactly how I wanted my treatment to be. They used this really great hot wax for the bikini area which not only made the treatment less painful but also neater. I found the esthetician was really thorough and took her time over everything, not only checking that it was even on both sides but also looked to see that nothing had been missed! Definitely the best wax i've had in Los Angeles.
The hard wax and the estetician's technique made this a much less painful way to get waxed. I was very pleased with the results and the price. When I got waxed with the strips, I was sticky and sore for a week. There was no stickiness immediately after, and ver limited tenderness of the skin.
Great experience... I will definitely go back AND refer friends!
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