Hello! My name is Lauren Estrella. I have been a California licensed esthetician since 2005, specializing in speed waxing (specifically brazilian waxing) and custom spray tanning. I have a passion for beauty, art, and creating; with my acute attention to detail and getting instant results for my clients. My goal is to help people feel beautiful, healthy, and to teach them how to care and maintain healthy, glowing skin year round. I started High Tide Salon in 2015 and after many years of dreaming, it all came true. My salon is nestled within the Phenix Salon Suites in the Palladio shopping center in Folsom. Come enjoy your services in the comfort of my surf, beach style beauty salon. My inspiration comes from growing up on the beach of Mexico, living on a boat and traveling the California coast as a kid. There's nothing like the serenity, beauty and relaxation of the the beach. I'm here to give you excellent service, in a clean, professional atmosphere, at an affordable cost. I look forward to meeting and sharing my services with you!
Hello! My name is Lauren Estrella. I have been a California licensed esthetician since 2005, specializing in speed waxing (specifically brazilian waxing) and custom spray tanning. I have a passion for beauty, art, and creating; with my acute attention to detail and getting instant results for my clients. My goal is to help people feel beautiful, healthy, and to teach them how to care and maintain healthy, glowing skin year round. I started High Tide Salon in 2015 and after many years of dreaming, it all came true. High Tide Salon is located at The Cove Salon on the historic side of Folsom. Come enjoy your services in the comfort of my surf, beach style beauty salon. My inspiration comes from growing up on the beach of Mexico, living on a boat and traveling the California coast as a kid. There's nothing like the serenity, beauty and relaxation of the the beach. I'm here to give you excellent service, in a clean, professional atmosphere, at an affordable cost. I look forward to meeting and sharing my services with you!
Frequently asked questions
How long does my hair need to be for waxing?
Your hair needs to be 1/4 an inch long, length of a grain of rice or pinchable with the tip of your fingers (not your finger nails). If the hair is not long enough when you come in for your service, I can't guarentee that all the hairs will be able to be picked up by the wax.
What do I need to do to prepare for a wax service?
Make sure that your hair is long enough
Exfoliate and moisturize your skin
Hydrate by drinking lots of water
Take an ibuprofen if you are worried about pain
How do I care for my wax at home?
Exfoliate every few days. I always recommend a sugar or salt scrub. Apply on dry skin before your shower to make it more scrubby. Avoid using loofas or old wash clothes, as they harbor bacteria and can increase your chnaces of ingrowns. I sell a sugar scrub which is great for exfoliating and combatting the growth of ingrowns.
Beware that tight fitting clothes, such as leggings or non breathable fabrics can increase your chance of ingrowns.
Use a moisturizer daily. Something that is paraben and fragrance free. I always recommend coconut oil with a few drops of tea tree oil. This will act not only as a great moisturizer, but an antibacterial as well. I also have products in the salon if you would like more home care options. We want to keep those hair follicles free of bacteria.
Be regular with your waxes. Every 3-5 weeks is best.
Avoid tanning, exercise, hot tubs and intercourse for the first 24 hours
How long will my wax last?
Everyone's hair grows at different rates. What I can guarantee is that it comes in fewer, sparse, and softer. You'll slowly begin to see hairs here and there grow back within the first couple of weeks. When you come back in around 4 weeks it's usually about half as much hair as your initial visit. This makes it half as painful and easier for both you and me!
What kind of wax do you use?
I use only hard wax. It is great for all skin types and especially sensitve skin to ensure that the waxing is as painless and as comfortable as possible. Hard wax adheres only to the hairs, not the skin. I use only the best quality wax with the best ingredients on the market.
What if I find a couple of missed hairs after my wax?
I try my best to never let this happen, but it can happen unfortunately. I offer touch ups within the 5 days after your wax appointment. Don't feel bad to ask for a touch up if needed! (No free touch ups after 5 days). It is normal to have a few hairs on occation pop up from under the skin. the may have been trapped under the skin prior to exfoliating with the wax or a new growth cycle coming in.
How do I prepare for a spray tan?
1. Exfoliate and shave 24 hours before your service. Use an exfoliate appropriate for tanning. One that won't leave a residue on your skin. If you wax, be sure to plan ahead so that you can wax a couple of days prior to your tan. Pedicures should be done prior as well.
Will I turn orange?
No. Sjolie tanning solutions are made with a natural DHA made from the sugar of beets. It gives a more natural color than from tanning solutions made sythetically, often found in the stores. I also recommend always sticking to a color that is appropriate for your skin tone. I have light, medium, dark and ultra dark. For example, if you are fair skinned, I usually recommend light, light/medium or medium.
How long does the tan last?
7-10 days depending on home care. Spray tans don't create a layer of color over your skin and then fade off. Its actually having a reaction with the enzymes in your skin which creates the darker appearance. The life of the tan depends on the prep and home care after your tan has been applied. So by exfoliating prior to your tan, you are getting as much of that old skin that is almost ready to naturally shed off. After you tan, you then want to moisturize or for best results use a tan extending lotion. This helps preserve the tan by keeping your skin as healthy and prematurely shedding. The solution I use us also aloe based which lasts longer then those made with alcohol. Things that increase the fading of your tan are rubbing with your bath towel, acne products, bar soap, anti-aging products, chlorine, salt water.
What do I do if the bronzer moves after I get my spray tan?
Sometimes when you put your clothes back on, lighty rub against something or whatever it may be, the bronzer that is sprayed on can move. It may appear as a streak or blotchy. My best advice is to not touch it and let it continue to soak in until the 8 hour is up and you can shower. Your biggest enemy for your tan before that 8 hours is water and sweat. The solution is water based and this may cause problem with the solution developing. Once you shower, the bronzer that is sprayed on will wash off. It is not your tan washing off.
How long do I wait to shower?
Wait 8-10 hours to shower. You can keep it on up to 24 hours, but will want to shower before a whole day.
Ways to Save
Do you offer packages?
Do you reward me for being a regular?
I offer rewards for each card purchase made. You will be asked to enter your phone number in the Square system at check out. You receive a "star" for your purchase. For every 5 stars you will receive $5 off.
I pride myself on great customer service. To do so, sometimes I need a little help from my guests. Below are a couple of guidelines that I have at High Tide Salon.
There is a 10 minute late policy. If you are 10 minutes late or more, I have the right to refuse service. It can be hard to find me if you are new. Please know that I am located inside the Phenix Salon Suites in the Palladio.
You must wear a tampon if you are getting a bikini service and it's that time of the month.
With that being said, please show up to your service clean and ready to be waxed and tanned.
Just as I have a 10 minute late policy for you, there will be times where I fall behind as well for various circumstances. So please be understanding.
If you no show your appointment, I will be asking for a down payment of 50% for your next scheduled services.
If there is ever an issue, please contact me directly. I would be more than happy to help or figure out a solution.
No same day appointments
I am a high volume salon suite. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.
Located inside The Cove
31 Natoma St, Suite 140
Folsom, CA 95630
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31 Natoma St | Suite 140 | Folsom | California | 95630