Retreat Skin and Hair Studio provides a safe space for all clients to rejuvenate as they receive high quality skin, beauty, and hair care in a beautiful, relaxed environment. The treatment and product menus are mindfully curated to consider the stress and expense of modern city living. Retreat is a collaboration between two San Francisco beauty industry veterans, Michelle Rothman and Kimberly Padgett. Together, they aim to cultivate strong collaborative relationships between client and practitioner, tailoring their services to each client’s unique circumstances in order to exceed their needs and expectations.
After working together for four years at a different salon and becoming friends, they started thinking about creating their own business together. Retreat was founded in August 2017 when they purchased a previously existing salon and rebranded it according to their new vision. “We were both ready to go out on our own and try something different. We were drawn to the fresh possibility of creating something new. I wanted to work for myself, to be my own boss,” recalled Michelle. “Working with Michelle re-ignited my passion for aesthetics,” said Kimberly. “We are both very dedicated to making people feel good in their bodies,” they said.