57 West Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9412737.740158 -122.466283
Mon 9:30am - 6:00pm
Tue 10:00am - 8:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sun 12:00pm - 6:30pm
Neighborhoods: Twin Peaks West, West Portal
the best combination of scientific knowledge and relaxing, beautifying effects – i was used to facials where you have no idea what's being applied to your skin, are a little uncomfortable throughout and walk out with a reddish face. no, no, not with the lovely andrew of blue turtle spa. the location is great; andrew makes you choose the music that will accompany your luxurious facial (i chose ocean energy, which i felt like i needed that day) and talks to you about your skin and habits. o, and he knows everything about skin in general and your skin in particular. as the facial started, he explained to me all he was using on my face, backing up every product with a scientific and caring explanation that made a lot of sense to me. also, he answered all my questions with openness and not without a sense of humor. then, between his amazing hands (he gives beautiful neck massages) and the music, i ended up zoning out and starting to relax. i didn't have to say a word. andrew intuitively got that and let the explanations go, allowing for the deepest relaxation to take place. i walked out energized, just as the music promised, grateful and radiant into the sun of san francisco (but with andrew's sunscreen!). with no reservations, do i recommend this spa.
He's my skin's fountain of youth – Updated: 8/17/2009: If those Hollywood stars with their blotchy skin sans makeup know how Andrew can make their skin glow without, People Mag will not have any features on how miserable they look! Yes, I can be bare-faced without hesitation because my skin looks great. And the stares I get from men walking back to my car in West Portal after my skin care session with Andrew is very flattering!<<<<<<<<<<<
Some people might be put off my Andrew's immense knowledge on skin care. He knows a lot! He's serious about your skin & really cares for it. I first met him while he was still at Skyline College. At that time, I was just happy to get a typical facial with cleaning, exfoliation, etc. etc. But Andrew stood out. And after he got his license & he opened his spa, I never hesitated to drive all the way to Richmond district from the Peninsula just for him to take care of my skin. I have a very sensitive skin. He's been really great at recommending the right products. And what impresses me is his continued skin care education. Some estheticians would just align themselves with some products but Andrew will even check out the ingredients of some products I found myself & will give you his review. I have the outmost confidence in his abilities. And since skin care is the basics for the fountain of youth, he's definitely a gem!
Most luxuriously facial I have ever had!!! – You must go to Andrew, he gives the most luxurious facial!
and so gentle, I think I fell asleep to the wonderful music, my choice.
I will definitely schedule another treatment. He was also so very
knowledgable about products specific for me to use, with great
value not just high priced creams. Love this guy!!!!
Facials are Serious Business – Until I had a facial with Andrew, I had thought that facials were a superficail luxury that did not have that much relevance to health. Previously I had not experienced someone who was scientifically informed and who spent time and energy to explain products and precedures to me. His skill, knowledge, and approach convinced me that having a facial with someone like him (a rare occurrence) truly is making a contribution to my own skin health and my overall well-being. His belief in what he is doing is apparent in his energy and his careful selection of products. I cannot recommend the Blue Turtle Spa enough. You have to try it yourself.
The Best Look And Results!!! – Maureen is the best!! She is a Brow Specialist and great in body waxing! She shaped and gave my eyebrows the best look ever. I would never go anywhere else. She's amazine. She's gentle, clean, and she takes her time making you look good. Thanks Maureen.... I'll see you soon!
Personalized service, professional touch, great value – Andrew is a class-act; he greets you with questions to probe for your needs and objectives about your skin. He is thoughtful with everything he does when it comes to helping you with your skin and your time at the spa. He gives you a choice of music and products, and carefully analyzes your face. The Love Your Skin facial left me peaceful, happy and glowing. Andrew KNOWS skin! And what we have to do to keep it healthy and young. For the fabulous way you feel under Andrew's touch and care, Blue Turtle Spa is a terrific value. I think of him as my skincare guardian!
Serene spa experience combined with superior expertise – Blue Spa Turtle combines the best of a relaxing spa treatment along with just the right amount of information to understand why each product is being used and how to best care for your skin in the long term.
It's the best of two worlds: luxury spa experience and an investment in your well being.
Best facial.....EVER! – Blue Turtle Spa changed the way I think about facials. Andrew has created a comfortable calming environment that makes the chaos of one's hectic life just drift away. A comfy warm bed, great art and music and view to a beautiful garden set the scene for one of the best facials I've ever had. Andrew is never rushed and spends time explaining his techniques and the properties of the high-quality products he uses. One leaves the spa not only looking and feeling great, but also with a good understanding of how to maintain one's self between visits (I wish they could be every day!).
Blue Turtle Spa - an absolute must! – I am so glad I discovered the Blue Turtle Spa. I don't know how I survived before BTS. Andrew is the most knowledgeable esthetician I have met, and he genuinely cares about your skin. Not only is he able to explain the effects of specific ingredients on different skin types, but he also gives the most wonderful facials. His treatments really nurture your skin - and make you feel years younger!
The absolute best spa in the bay area! – This Spa is the best! I have been to many over the years but not found such an energetic, personable and knowledgeable expert, as Andrew. He truly is passionate about this business. It shows in the care and interest he takes in your skin care. He has done so much research on products, and, as a result my skin has never been better! I rely on him for all my skin care needs. His facials are second to none!
Do give this spa a try and you will be converted for life.
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