Back in August, we brought news that hair-removal studio CANE was coming to Divisadero, and over the weekend, the new business opened its doors. Owners Amy Ephraim and Carrie Baltezore will offer a variety of sugaring services in the space, by appointment only.
803 Divisadero St. was once home to a mysterious psychic shop, which shuttered in December. After a renovation, the space was left pretty bare-bones—a blank slate for Ephraim and Baltezore, who designed the layout and decor of CANE themselves.
CANE's waiting room
The space is bright and airy, with lots of natural light coming in through frosted windows. Four separate service rooms are available for sugaring—which involves a low-temperature paste, made up of sugar, water and lemon. Ephraim tells us that sugaring is rapidly becoming a preferred hair removal method, due to it being less painful and longer-lasting than waxing.
One of four service rooms at CANE
Services range in price from $20 for a lip or chin sugaring, to $150 for a full leg service. Bikinis take only 15 minutes and cost $30, while a more thorough Brazilian will take half an hour, and cost $75.
And for men, backs, brows, and half-back sugaring services are also offered.
CANE's customer bathroom
So far many of the clients coming in to the new space are ones who've migrated over from Ephraim's other business—a waxing and sugaring studio in the Marina, called HABIT.
In addition to servicing their client base, Baltezore and Ephraim hold sugaring classes in the space to pass on their knowledge to other estheticians looking to learn the trade.
Amy Ephraim, co-owner of CANE
The location on Divisadero, Ephraim told us, was perfect, as both she and Baltezore are regulars in the neighborhood. Down the line they hope to host pop-ups and art shows, and a grand opening in the space.
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