About Us

Melanie Kessler has been a licensed Esthetician since 1998, 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 20 years aesthetic experience with waxing and lashes as her specialty. Melanie welcomes both women and men into her studio and loves that Smooth Operations the “It Spot” for hair removal and lashes in Marin.

Smooth Operations is Marin’s FIRST 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 Kentfiled, CA, 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 traumatic service. Smooth Operations will provide clients with affordable prices, and a comfortable experience due to the Cirepil and Epillyss wax that is used.

Smooth Operations will provide clients with exceptional individualized treatments at affordable prices in a comfortable atmosphere.


My business philosophy is, “provide superior service in an unfilled niche and clients will come”. Waxing is typically an add-on service at nail salons and I believe men and women want a private and professional waxing location; therefore, I was inspired to create a studio specifically for waxing in Marin County, California. Proudly, I am able to offer a high-end retreat with the best in services, equipment, and technique.

Eyebrows, Brazilian wax and lash extensions are my specialty, and recreating them properly can take years off your looks. I love making women feel and look beautiful and because I am a perfectionist, you will not leave my studio with a hair out of place!  Thank you for visiting my website and don’t forget to check back for updates as I offer more products and services.

– Melanie

Smooth Operations

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