Client Love

  • “I am an original client of Julice’s and hands down she gives the best eyebrow wax & facial in the bay area! She is extremely hard working and talented. Julice and Laura are both knowledgeable about their products and know exactly the best treatment options for your skin. I honestly don’t think it matters who you see at Parasol you are always guaranteed a warm welcome, made to feel at ease and you will leave with glowing skin.”~SHONA
  • “Parasol hits the mark on so many levels! The waxing, anti-aging facials, skin care products, the jewelry… combined with a friendly (and fun) team, on-line appointment bookings, and the joy of frequenting their beautiful building in the heart of Palo Alto, you can’t go wrong!”~KELLI
  • “I’ve had cystic acne and possibly hundreds of milia underneath my eyes since I was a teenager. This had definitely hurt my confidence over the years, and I was using a great deal of concealer whenever I would go out. I had seen doctors that would prescribe ineffective oral treatments such as tetracycline. I was also using ProActive which had almost no effect. After years of these remedies I finally decided to give the Acne Management Program a shot at Parasol. Within a few treatments my milia was nearly gone, and I haven’t had cystic acne since I started going. I was also given products that are actually effective and am very careful about using them consistently twice a day. Laura has truly been a miracle worker for my skin.”~JACK
  • “After going to three different dermatologists and trying out combinations of antibiotic tablets & creams, I still had a persistent and severe acne problem. I scheduled an appointment with Laura Bautista after reading about Parasol on the internet. This was a year back. She suggested variations of facial once every four weeks, and regular use of a set of facial products she prescribed. My skin started clearing up after 3 months, and by the sixth month, I stopped having breakouts. Now my skin has cleared up completely, and it looks and feels a lot better than it ever did. Laura is wonderful to work with. I’m really glad I made the decision to visit Parasol, they work magic with their Acne Program.” ~PADMA
  • “Amazing is an understatement in describing the Parasol Team. Laura walked me through their Acne Program, which included facials and extractions, but her concern extended well beyond in-house treatment covering everyday causes of my acne as well. As someone who has suffered from acne since middle school and tried everything from major and drugstore-brand acne products to Eastern herbal treatments, I was desperate when I came to Parasol. My acne was at its worst. The Acne Program cleared up my acne (which still amazes me every time I look in a mirror) and has set my skin on a path of healing from the years of damage caused by the acne. The Parasol service is truly incomparable, and I recommend them to anybody who has skin concerns.”~TIFFANY
  • “I’ve struggled with acne for years, trying over the counter and prescription washes, scrubs, and creams without much luck. Since I started seeing Laura for the Acne Management Program and my skin has never looked better. Now–for the first time in my life–I regularly get complimented on my complexion. It’s amazing! Thanks Laura!”~CHELSEA
  • “The Acne Management Program at Parasol has been surprisingly effective. I’ve tried countless acne medications and over-the-counter treatments, so I was not expecting the acne program to work, but my skin has not looked this good in over a decade! I am very thankful for Laura’s expertise!”~MOLLY
  • “Laura is wonderful! She has been helping me get ready for my wedding in January and my skin hasn’t looked this good since my twenties. She has a fun personality and wants you to feel your best! She instantly made me feel comfortable and collaborated with me on my skin care goals. I leave feeling rested, relaxed and my skin feels tighter. If you haven’t already check Parasol out!”~HILARY
  • “I have had great results in the well-qualified hands of Laura. I have gone to her for a facial and a light chemical peel. She is always very knowledgable about the products she uses and made me feel very comfortable for my first time getting a peel done. I will definitely be back!”~SOFIA
  • “First of all I LOVE to get facials. I have been to Parasol Beauty several times and enjoyed every appointment I have had with Christina. She has done peels, microdermabrasion and lash lifts on me. Christina always explains what she is doing and how the procedure works. I have also purchased a few products to keep my face in good condition and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Parasol is a great place to go for skincare and beauty treatments!”~CATHY
  • “Laura always does a fantastic job on shaping and waxing my brows, always keeping in consideration my preference for fuller/natural shapes without being reminded. She is never judgmental when I come in with messy brows after forgetting to schedule appointments for long periods of time and always sends me off looking much better groomed than when I came in. I always appreciate her attention to detail because she never rushes and makes sure the both brows are even and perfect.”~LIANNE
  • “Wow! It’s amazing what a great brow shape can do to your face! I spent a lot of time researching reviews to find someone who would really understand how to shape brows. I am picky with my brows. Julice does a fabulous job! I am so glad that I have found her. I also did the lash lift with Laura and I got so many compliments by people on my lashes. I have now become a regular with Parasol. Not only is the Parasol team skilled, Julice, Laura and Christina are so warm and friendly. They remember you and make you feel special. Plus, booking an appointment is very easy – I can call or email them and they respond quickly.”~AGNES
  • “Laura is my GIRL. I’d never had an eyebrow wax before and was worried about handing over my ‘brows to a total stranger, but I am starting a professional career and knew it was time to look the part. The experience itself was fantastic: quick check-in, efficient and thorough waxing, clean and beautiful waiting and procedure rooms. But my ‘brows–my goodness. Every time I looked in the mirror I loved them more. I took a photo and called my mom and retook my Christmas card picture. And on top of it all, Laura is just the loveliest person! She’s easy to talk to (and interesting herself) and really cares about what you want. Plus, after you tell her about your crazy work and your crazy boyfriend and your crazy life, she’ll remember it all and ask you about it the next time. Basically, I’m a life-long convert to Parasol Beauty!”~JESSICA
  • “My daughter, Angela and I go to Parasol for brow waxing with Laura. We really like how Laura takes care of us. Not only does she do an excellent job at brow waxing, but her professional and friendly demeanor helps put the client at ease. Parasol has a comfortable and clean atmosphere, which is something that is important to us. Keep up the good work!” ~CHRISTINA AND ANGELA
  • “Laura is the best! When I lived in the Bay Area I would get a Brazilian wax every 4 weeks and would actually look forward to it! She makes your experience as relaxing and pain free as possible. I never had to do any “clean up” afterwards (I’ve been to places that left me with stragglers I had to pluck myself) and never once did I bruise or feel uncomfortable. Laura also did a very relaxing facial on me; she catered the treatment to my personal skin type, leaving me glowing all weekend! Parasol is by far my favorite place to get pampered!”~VICTORIA
  • “I’ve always been 100% happy with the brow wax from Julice and Laura. I’ve had my brows waxed at many, many other places and Parasol is the only place who gets it right every time. Julice and Laura listen to what I want, and the end result is consistently even, clean, natural shaped brows. As an added bonus, they take the time to show me how to fill in my brows and share tips and tricks. The staff at Parasol are very professional, friendly, talented and always on-time. I love Parasol so much, I even drive from Sacramento to get my brows waxed here!”~BONNIE
  • “I received my very first facial and eye treatment from Laura, and it was such a great experience. My skin felt and looked great afterward. Laura was amazing, as well. She is so personable as well as informative; every question I’ve asked has received a prompt, knowledgable answer. I look forward to many more trips to Parasol!” ~GRACE
  • “When I go to Parasol, I know I will feel heard and nurtured. I’ve had services with Julice, Christina and Laura and they are each wonderful women–very professional, caring and highly skilled. Parasol is just a lovely experience all around.”~MARY LYNN
  • “I can’t recommend Laura at Parasol enough! I have been seeing her for two years for facials and waxing. She’s very honest about what my skin needs are; what products I should use, and which products to skip. Her waxing is quick, painless and perfect–she definitely has an eye for brow shaping. Laura has been on time for all my appointments and books plenty of time so you never feel rushed. Give her a try–you won’t regret it!”~DANA
  • “The only place to go for facials and waxes is Parasol Beauty Atelier. Julice, Laura, and Christina are always welcoming and attentive. Julice is the only professional that I trust for my facial and waxing. She is caring, sensitive, very knowledgeable, and helpful. I applaud her for developing and growing a very creative, well-run business. Come here–you’ll be very glad that you did!”~LAURA
  • “When I first moved to Palo Alto 3 months ago, I was very nervous about finding all of my go-to beauty and pampering spots. It’s a while to find a hair stylist you love, an esthetician you love, a nail salon you love, etc. You really grow to trust those people in your life, and it’s one of the hardest things about moving to a new city! I had read a couple reviews about Parasol that were all great, and since I live a few blocks away I thought I’d try it out. I immediately knew Parasol was a perfect fit! Christina in one word is AMAZING! She is extremely professional and knows exactly what she’s doing. Let’s face it – waxing hurts! I can honestly say Christina gives a pretty much pain-free wax! Her facial was amazing, and she gave me some really good advice on products I could use for my skin without pushing any specific products. I will absolutely continue to go to Parasol while we’re out here, and would eagerly recommend Christina to any of my friends. (If there are any left that I haven’t already told!)”~STEPHANIE
  • “I feel very lucky to have found Julice and Parasol. Most importantly, I think she does such an excellent job shaping my eyebrows, and she is so careful to make sure that I am happy with the results. I also appreciate that she is very professional and easy to talk to, and that the salon is very clean (and stylish).”~TRACY
  • “I received a microdermabrasion facial with Christina. It was my first time so I was a little bit nervous, however Christina quickly put my nerves at ease. She was very nice, explained the process to me and made sure I was comfortable. She made my face look amazing; the top layers of my skin were removed then infused with a Vitamin C treatment serum. My face felt incredibly smooth & clean. Following my treatment, Christina even took the time to show me which products I need to use to keep my skin in optimal health. I had such a positive experience at Parasol from the moment I walked in to the time I left. I can’t wait to schedule my next appointment with Christina.”~AUDRA