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Autumn Specials

Ensemble,

We are family.

Lola, Mai, Marion, Rahnie and Yung Ai,

all of us zealous aestheticians come from a singular background: our curriculum, professional experience and passion for skincare and servicing amazing people like You, brought us together. Our savoir faire is eclectic, and we aim to nurture one another as we are growing with inspiration and deepening our core prowess.

Deliberately reinventing the practice of servicing you, we found ourselves sharing the sameleitmotiv: beyond the mom and pop shop and away from the corporate world, we want to provide you with unique, excellent care, techniques and proficiency, within a vibrant, intimate environment.

MEET THE TEAM

Mai Adachi
Esthetician

Mai has been dedicating her skin care expertise for over 7 years in the luxurious spa service environment. She excels in cosmeceutical grade facials. Her soft spoken demeanor beholds highly knowledgeable professional resources to guide you towards a substantial skin care regimen. She also reigns as a brazilian waxing mentor, and services brow & lash tinting.

Yung Ai Avila
Esthetician

Yung Ai embodies Mother Nature in every aspect of her career as an aesthetician and sugaring specialist. She favors holistic skincare, and applies her healing touch and effervescent personality to gentle waxing, organic skincare, and non-invasive, eco-friendly sugaring hair removal. Her yoga practice, meditation, and energy work will zen you out while in her care. Her mottos are “always do your best and let your light shine!”

Lola Amy Lo
Esthetician

Miss Amy Lo, a.k.a Lola: her sweetness and assertive dexterity will leave you at ease when it comes to skincare and hair removal. She is one zealous aesthetician with a promising career, freshly graduated from a renowned skin care institute, her practicum already surpasses the professional standards.

Rahnie Smith
Esthetician

After four years of freelancing as a makeup artist in New York City, Rahnie returned to San Francisco in 2009, broadened her aesthetician’s skill set to high end spa services, ranging from indulging facials to medical grade treatments. Rahnie perseveres in her professional education to provide her guests with most up-to-date proficiency. She exults such a gleeful presence, with that sharpened mind from an East Coast adoptee, and developed her own approach to caring for people, with an incredible attentiveness.

We’ve extended our salon hours:

Monday             10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday               9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday         9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday             9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday                  9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday             9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday              10:00 am – 6:00 pm

AUTUMN BONDING SPECIALS

Warm Up To The Hot Team, Welcome To The New You!
Selected services provided especially for you by Mai, Rahnie, Lola, and Yung Ai

Brazilian Landscape
Throughout Fall, enjoy $10 savings on Brazilians For Her at Ensoma!
Valid through 12/31/2013

Skin Salvation
Enjoy 20% savings on a series of the following two facials that focus on resurfacing your skin. Repairing from summertime aftermath, while anticipating the gloomy season, boosting your skin natural strength.
Must be purchased by 10/312013. Offer expires 6 months from date of purchase. Limit one series per person.

  • Cosmeceutical+Botanical Facials                   Series of 3     $300.00
    Loaded with active ingredients to restore your skin from sun damage, debris build-up, and dullness. Get a fresh start, smoothing out the superficial layers, engaging your epidermis metabolism, and nourishing your skin tissues. Included: lavish massage pauses to pamper you above and beyond.
  • Peel Me Off facials                                                  Series of 3     $180.00
    Achieve tangible results with a supercharged professional grade enzymatic and acid peels. Reaching the regenerative dermal tissue, every peel treatment will further improve your skin’s health and help reverse free radical damage, correct uneven texture, while engaging elastic fibers synthesis to plump up your skin. Inside-and-out. Book every other week to optimize results.

Book Online

We recently transitioned to a more sophisticated and versatile software that will ensure a smooth and reliable booking experience to manage your upcoming appointments (modify, reschedule, etc.), to keep track of your series and previous sessions, to order products for delivery, to purchase printable gift certificates, to sign-up our waiting list, etc. Explore our updated list of services, check out our specials and packages,

This way, please…

From a solitary practice to a tandem, to a sisterhood: I feel profoundly grateful for the opportunity to gather such enthusiastic talents.  Beyond cultivating an established personal practice, Yung Ai, Rahnie, Mai and Lola are a privilege to work with, while honoring Ensoma beauty rituals standards

-Marion

 

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Great Lawn London 3rd

I got news for you.

          JULY SCHEDULE: I will be away from July 4th to July 19th. Summer is our busiest time of the year so please book your sessions well ahead of time.

During this period, my superstar aesthetician Rahnie will be available on extended hours: consult our online booking system to stay updated.

 

          NEW ADDITION TO THE SKIN CARE MENU: Come get your skin care fix with our two cosmeceutical peels with immediate results, as they target deep exfoliation, stimulate collagen & elastin synthesis, and reverse sun damage.

After a skin analysis, we will select the peel that suits your particular needs, to reveal a vibrant, healthy skin tone, from within.

* Double Trouble is a 20% L-Lactic Acid
for any skin type, from aging to oily to problematic and sensitive skins. Focuses on hyperpigmentation, with pomegranate acai extract, promoting cell turnover, brightening the skin, and preserving its integrity. Its antioxidant rich formula combats congestion & blemishes, minimizes the effect of free radical damage, provides a powerful assortment of protection and corrects hyperpigmentation.

Ingredients: Pomegranate Fruit, Lactic Acid 20%, Lactobacillus Pomegranate enzyme, Acai Fruit, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Mangosteen Fruit, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Olive Fruit, Neem, Camu Camu Fruit.

* Cocktail+ Vermouth Twist Peel is a potent BHA, AHA and Retinol peel, designed for congested, oily and problematic skins, it regulates the secretion of sebum, decongests open comedones and smoothes the overall texture of the epidermis, while stimulating new cell production. Especially beneficial to fight against ongoing conditions that can occur with problem skin.

Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 15%, Lactic Acid 2%, Tartaric Acid, Vermouth, Retinol 1%, Resveratrol, Spin Trap (our super hero), Red Wine Extract.

30 minute session, $55.00

For optimal results, series of 6 peels, $275.00 (reg. $330.00)

Book a peel every other week, with the commitment of sun protection.

         

          WAITING CORNER: As a smooth transition from the exhilarating Sixth Street scene to the harem of Ensoma, we created a “petit coin tranquille” for you to be buzzed in, shall you arrive early, feeling eager to enter Ensoma at once. Preferably, arrive just right on time, to preserve privacy and as to not disturb the ongoing session. Have a seat and flip a zine for a minute. We will be right with you.

         

          ARTWORK ROTATION: One of the greatest privileges I have in this life is to hold, present, and share loved ones’ creations within Ensoma, this ‘private public’ space, hosting one guest at a time.

Artist photographer Natasha Riboud, recently moved to Sausalito from New York City.  ”Dancing 2″, a collaboration created for me personally, is a part of the Photo Stories – sequences of superimposed frames which construct various scenes or emotions.  She hopes the viewer will find herself immersed in the image, traveling along the picture the way a person reads a narrative or watches a film unfold.  You can see more of her work on her website at www.NatashaFoto.com
For me, she emanates the feminine effervescence and incarnates the art of being a woman.

In the past couple of years, a lot of you had the pleasure to glance at Charles Papillo’s  Red Flame Bird It was at home, here at Ensoma and it felt so naturally comforting and captivating. If you would like to see the Red Flame Bird in a special public space, let us know.

Charles recently installed “Aerial Aether”, a suspended mobile that echoes the artist’s organic aspiration, with fierceful vectorial edges. It brings a fresh dynamic to the space, and engages the stare from below, while its shadows surround us and resonate onto the walls.

www.http://charlespapillo.com/

     Happy summertime, see you all so soon again.

Your Marion

Photography credits: Natasha Riboud, http://www.natashafoto.com/

 

 

I do!

Bride & Groom: getting ready for your big day!

10% off regular prices when you purchase a package:

 

‘Glowing Bride’ package  { $400.00 }

 

* Deep Cleansing Facial 100 min.

Book 3 weeks prior to the wedding day. A back facial treatment may be integrated within the session

 

* Brightening Facial & Foot Reflexology 70 min.

Book the week of the wedding day: to prepare your skin for a smooth long lasting makeup application, and ensure gorgeous ‘forever’ photographies

 

* Tension Relief Massage 60 min.

Book when your mother-in-law to-be arrives

 

* honeymoon brazilian waxing

Book the week prior to your wedding day or honeymoon

 

 

‘Smooth Groom’ package  { $280.00 }

 

* Deep Pores Cleansing Facial 100 min.

Book 2 weeks prior to the wedding day

 

* Tension Relief Massage 60 min.

Book when you please!

 

* Brows, Nostrils, Ears waxing { May be replaced altogether for a boyzilian. Yes, sir. }

Looking sharp.

 

 

 

Exhaustive List of Vegan Ingredients.

100% Pure

Coconut Nourishing Body Cream

COCONUT NOURISHING
BODY CREAM

All Natural, 100% Vegan, Gluten free

Highly nourishing, luxurious cream concentrated with potent anti-aging antioxidants, vitamins, skin softening fruit oils and moisturizing cocoa and avocado butters. Delicious smelling body cream will immediately hydrate, soften and feed your skin nutrients for a healthy, glowing complexion. Truly, 100% Pure – never any artificial fragrances, synthetic chemicals, toxic preservatives, or any other unsafe ingredients. Made only with the highest quality, organic nutrients for your skin.

 

Ingredients: Aloe Juice1, Rose Hydrosol2, Cocoa Butter, Avocado Butter, Grapeseed Seed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil3, Candelilla Wax, Blackcurrant Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Coconut Flavor, Vanilla, Coconut Extract, Organic Green Coffee4, Organic Wild Cherry5, Pomegranate, Organic Raspberry5, Blackberry and Organic White Tea3, Citric Acid, Witch Hazel, Japanese Honeysuckle, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme and Goldenseal, Grain Alcohol, Acai Berry, Resveratrol, Organic Green Tea3, Mangosteen, Goji Berry, Maqui Berry, Elderberry and Muscadine Grape

1 certified organic by SGS organic
2 certified organic by Ceres GmbH
3 certified organic by Oregon Tilth Certified Organic
4 certified organic by Hawaii Organic Farmers Association
5 certified organic by USDA

Net wt. 8 oz / 236 ml

 

 

They come in all shapes and forms.

 

Jamie McCartney, a sculptor and ‘Plastercaster’ from Brighton, England, has spent years making and arranging 400 plaster casts of vaginas to create ‘The Great Wall of Vagina’.

*Brazilian waxing, 20 minutes in-and-out, starting at $60.00.

 

Pomega5 at Ensoma

I have been in search of the dreamed line of formulas to represent my integrity when it comes to providing skin care treatments: the brands I found appealing were either based on organic aromatherapy, or clinical blends. this is the first time a line meets both excellence in ingredients source, and cutting edge formulations.

“Each product contains a powerful balance of basic elements descending from five families: Essential Fatty Acids, Botanical Extracts, Essential Oils, Hydrosols & Distillates, and Minerals, Micronutrients & Colloidals. Extracted from leaves, twigs, petals, and seeds – carefully selected for compatibility with skin, as well as with each other [...]“

“Endorsed by dermatologists, Pomega 5 is the only skin care line to harness the proven efficacy of Omega 5 technology to deliver visible results.”

Come experience Ensoma skin care with these phenomenal Pomega 5 treatments.

More about Pomega 5

 

 

 

 

December, is it? About time to give ya’ll a sign. Fresh news about Ensoma: More Services, it’s now Me + Rahnie, Holidays Specials, Artwork, etc.

Body Polishing, a new ritual at Ensoma

Time to shed your skin, let go of the layers of accumulated debris, epidermal dead cells, and alike superficial junk. This invigorating treatment stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory system, and is completed with the massage of a silky smooth warm body butter into your skin to leave it satin soft.

Pair it with either your hair removal services for optimal waxing benefits { select the existing packages online }, or with your seasonal massage session to embrace a full ritualistic experience { as an add-on }.

Practice self-care. Indulge in rituals. Embody your self!

 

full body $80.00

full legs $45.00

back / chest+abdomen $45.00

feet $20.00

half legs+knees exfoliation + waxing $70.00

full legs exfoliation + waxing $120.00

half arms exfoliation + waxing $50.00

full arms exfoliation + waxing $70.00

back / chest+abdomen exfoliation + waxing $75.00

 

Gift Certificates & Holidays Specials

Share your beauty rendez-vous with your loved ones, treat them to a visit at Ensoma!

Ongoing Specials through January 31st 2013:

Full Body Exfoliation + 60 Minute Massage $120.00

Back Exfoliation + 40 Minute Target Spot Massage $70.00

40 Minute Facial + Feet Exfoliation + Foot Reflexology $95.00

Gift Certificates

They will be mailed to you, or you may book a “Gift Certificate Pickup” online.

Email / Call / Text Marion: ensomarion@gmail.com (415) 867-6002

with the following details:

  • Recipient’s full name
  • Address to have the voucher mailed to
  • Service, or dollar amount gifted
  • Personal note to add to the voucher

Note: Gift Certificates purchase can be processed by credit card transaction, cash or check.

Meet Rahnie, we make a pair.

After four years of freelancing as a makeup artist in New York City, she returned to San Francisco in 2009. She is delighted to be back to her roots in the Bay Area and back to her passion for skin care. Rahnie’s presence is focused, with that sharpened mind from an East Coast adoptee, she developed her own approach to caring for people, with an incredible attentiveness.

I feel so privileged to have Rahnie express her unique talents at Ensoma.

She will provide you with excellent service in Skin Care Analysis, Products Recommendation, Waxing, Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting, Body Care.

When: on Tuesdays & Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., starting this month!

Special Introduction Upgrades: we want to set you up with Rahnie with some appealing promotions, and it’s on the house, through January 31st 2013.

Complimentary Exfoliation with any Body Waxing:

Half Legs Exfoliation & Waxing   $50.00

Full Legs Exfoliation & Waxing $85.00

Back Exfoliation & Waxing   $55.00

Chest & Abdomen Exfoliation & Waxing   $55.00

Half Arms Exfoliation & Waxing   $35.00

Full Arms Exfoliation & Waxing   $50.00

Eyelash & Eyebrow Tinting with Complimentary Brow & Lip Waxing   $50.00

Art Installation: Aerial Aether by Charles Papillo

It has been floating above us at Ensoma, four wooden axes, acting as vectors, illustrating the four elements, up in the air, to complete the quintessential five senses of our empirical world. This steady organic mobile echoes the existing work exhibited on the wall, both pieces executed by a singular artist, Charles Papillo, a tribal dandy whose sensibility brings you back to legends, pagan tales, promising children imaginary. Unpredictably, those balanced arrows aim for the center of the mural circle. While we’re after your skin.

About the artist: www.charlespapillo.com Charles Papillo’s website is an excursion: please explore his versatile work. It’s like a massage for the soul.

Waiting List

This feature is back on the online booking system. To take advantage of this service, please be sure to complete the necessary informations as you sign up, such as: preferred dates and times, and your best contact phone number. It is appreciated that you avoid leaving additional emails / voicemails, as the Waiting List already fully serves its purpose. Also, we will be sure to respond to your inquiry, however only in the eventuality of an accommodating opening. The Waiting List is consulted several times daily to accommodate you.

At the beginning of each week, if you are waiting for a last minute appointment, you will receive an email listing the current availability -as the schedule varies in open time slots.

Wishing everyone a somewhat hibernating, introspective season, while extending yourself towards full-on festivities. Reserve some selfish time for restorative pauses…

Feeling profoundly grateful for this unique practice, within a space hosting private sessions, where we all have the opportunity to just be. These therapeutic treatments go full circle: I grow from sharing with each of You.

 

Exfoliate the superficial. Faire peau neuve.

Introducing a fundamental skin care ritual at Ensoma this Winter:

Full body polishing.

Time to shed your skin, let go of the layers of accumulated debris, epidermal dead cells, and alike superficial junk. The body is gently scrubbed with natural salts, and a pure blend of aromatherapy -highly concentrated with skin nourishing ingredients and powerful anti-aging antioxidants and vitamins, organic rosehip and apricot oils-, to exfoliate rough and dry skin, to eliminate ingrown hair follicles, and to even out and retexture the skin tone.

This invigorating treatment stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory system, and is completed with the massage of a silky smooth warm body butter into your skin to leave it satin soft. Pair it with either your hair removal services for optimal waxing benefits { select the existing packages }, or with your seasonal massage session to embrace a full ritualistic experience { as an add-on }.

Then slip into your loose, second-skin soft favorite apparels: you will want your delicate baby smooth skin to only flirt against those pleasurable textiles. Practice self-care. Indulge in rituals. Embody your self!

 

full body polish $ 80.00

full legs polish $ 45.00

back / chest+abdomen $ 45.00

 

In warm light, wishing everyone a somewhat introspective hibernating season, in the midst of the ecstatic festivities, save some sacred time to stay in touch with your self.

Bien à vous, tous.

-Marion. Who’s after your skin.

 

 

 

 

 

À la mode américaine.

An improvised translation of a poem by René Char, hopefully not compromising its verve:

Impose ta chance Impose your fortune

Serre ton bonheur Tightly embrace your happiness

Et va vers ton risque And go towards your risk

À te regarder While observing you

Ils s’habitueront They’ll get used to it

…Celebrating 13 years in the Nouveau Monde this week! I arrived in California on Thanksgiving, in 1999. Back home, there is a saying: “In the United States of America, anything can happen, and everything is possible”. Freshly arrived in the far, Far West and adjusting while slightly culture shocked, I quickly figured that fundamentally, here, it is really all up to me. I am profoundly grateful for this transplantation, while my roots reach deep, the potential to become who you are in this Bay Area is manifestly tangible, beyond one’s origins.