About Our Studio
Opalene Skincare, in collaboration with Ember Acupuncture, is a cozy haven steps away from Albany's lively Solano Avenue Shopping and Dining District.
Here we take a hands on, low tech approach in encouraging your natural beauty and vitality to flourish. From Opalene's deeply restorative facials and natural brow shaping, to Ember Acupuncture's gentle method acupuncture to ease your aches and pains and calm your stress, our treatments promote radiance, relaxation, and transformation, inside and out. We welcome you without judgement where ever you are on your journey in health, beauty, and well being.
A Bay Area native, I've been a Licensed Esthetician in practice here since 1997. In that time I've owned both a full service salon and spa as well as several holistic skincare studios, including Elixir Salon, Alchemy Skin Spa, and Shimmer Esthetics.
While I believe most people endeavor to feel beautiful, this means something different to each of us, and although what's attractive to the eye is subjective, being relaxed and confident tends to bring out our inner radiance. My goal is to support you in recognizing the distinctive, natural beauty that’s uniquely yours.
It brings me great joy to provide a respite from life's daily stresses while encouraging self-care and acceptance as we all navigate the ever-evolving stages of our lives. I truly appreciate your trust in me each time you visit.
"Walk in tired and dull, leave feeling relaxed and vibrant" ~ Sherry
"Such a profoundly relaxing and nourishing experience" ~ Nanou
I just love these sessions with Francesca. I leave feeling that not only has my skin been nourished but my whole self" ~ Sara