Best of the Bay 2012: BEST SKIN DEEP



Skin care and acne treatments are not the most comfortable things to which you can submit your face. But trust in the seasoned vets at Studio Abasi, a skin-miracle shop tucked above the serene and lush Berkeley City Club. You'll walk away from the salon with a comprehensive guide to your skin, including details a regular dermatologist might forego in favor of a quick prescription. That — combined with owner Shannon Carter's fondness for screening her favorite YouTube videos while she works to keep your mind off the pain of beauty — makes visiting Abasi feel more like swapping skin-care secrets at a sleepover than a trip to the doctor's office. After all, your skin is the outermost layer of yourself, a sensitive subject that can often bring up emotions (and excruciating blackheads.) Better to get a skin care professional who enjoys talking it out, face-to-face.

2315 Durant, Berk. (510) 665-5544,


Kudos to Studio Abasi!!!! They are truly the best and Shannon (owner) truly loves what she does and when I left Studio Abasi, I felt like I had also gain a friend.

Posted by GuestDolores on Aug. 05, 2012 @ 7:37 am

Shannon makes you feel right at home and IS the Best in her craft. I use one of her products daily and will not use anything else it is truly that good! Congrats Shannon Well Done!!

Posted by GuestRose on Aug. 07, 2012 @ 1:55 pm