About Us

Melanie Kessler has been a licensed Esthetician for 10 years, and is thrilled to provide a one stop shop for her clients in need of a quick fix, clean up or complete overhaul! As an Esthetician and client she was inspired to open a salon devoted to waxing because while there are salons that cater to other beauty needs such as hair, nails, tanning, facials, etc., there was nowhere comfortable to go solely for waxing. Waxing, like any other service can be good or bad depending on the provider. She has nine years aesthetic experience and waxing is her specialty. Melanie welcomes both women and men into her studio and looks forward to making Smooth Operations the new "It Spot" for hair removal in Marin.

Smooth Operations is Marin's first and only waxing studio! Waxing has always been included as an "Ad On" service to most spa and nail treatments.  Smooth Operations is going to hit a huge demographic of clients looking for this private, professional, and yes, intimate service - Brows to the Brazilian! Smooth Operations main focus will be the one-on-one experience. In today's spas and salons, waxing needs are somehow overlooked and always the last priority. Clients usually experience high pressure sales, and a less than intimate atmosphere as well as a significant wait. Not anymore!

Smooth Operations is a quaint studio in the heart of San Rafael, run by professional Esthetician Melanie Kessler. Melanie will be booking services by appointment only, which means anytime is appropriate! Clients will be able to enjoy their privacy as well as a quick, professional and less than painful service. Smooth Operations will provide clients with affordable prices, and a comfortable experience due to the Cirepil European wax that is used.