Shilpi Goel, a Licensed Cosmetologist is practicing in Bay Area since 2001. She has Masters in Education and Organic Chemistry and studied at DayalBagh and Agra Universities in India. She chose to make her career in Beauty Care. She specializes in Threading and Eyebrow Shaping. She enjoys meeting people of all ethnicities and walks of life.
In one deft three-second move, her small fingers stretch and twist a length of white cotton thread into a Y shape between her two hands and mouth. In the next five minutes, Shilpi Goel's fingers work the twist in the thread like miniature shears and snip away at the pair of bushy eyebrows facing her. The thread goes "krrrp krrp krrrp," and tiny eyebrow hairs fall away, leaving behind two gorgeous arches. As her client-one of her 300 regulars-pays her and leaves, Goel greets another by her first name and invites her to the beautician's chair. As Goel positions herself behind a black all-purpose salon chair, she finds herself in a place quite removed from where she stood a few years ago.
Eight years back Goel, a science methodology graduate and doctorate student, stood as a teacher in front of a class of undergraduate students in an Indian university. In the next few years she planned to earn a doctorate, get a better teaching job and get married. Eight months into her career, marriage happened and 24-year-old Goel got ready to travel half way across the globe, to California, with her new husband-a software engineer. Read More
As a general rule, I tend to frequent Indian-owned threading salons because you can't beat the price or talent of the people who work there. When I moved to Foster City, I was so thrilled to find Shilpi's place on Yelp.
Shilp is super sweet and friendly. I've been going here for maybe about a year now. I'm pretty picky about what I like too, so Shilip always remembers what I like and a little about me. I've tried all sorts of places in the Peninsula, but I keep coming back here.
I have been getting my eyebrows done by Shilpi for quite some time now...around a year, I think. I go in every 2-3 weeks. I am very happy with how my eyebrows turn out and find the service to be a great value. It's not quite a 5-star experience, but I don't have any complaints of consequence.
First of all, Shilpi confirmed the LIE that Khoobsurat told and observed that something had "gone wrong" with my eyebrow recently. She further stated that it was NOT a scar (take THAT Khoobsurat byotches!). She said that an amateur would have made that mistake.