Xylem Salon-Spa-Store
198 S. Myrtle Ave
Monrovia, CA 91016
Text: 626.665.2890
Tel: 626.357.1886

We welcome Appointments and Walk-Ins
For Appointment Inquiries: appointments@salonxylem.com

Sunday 8am-4pm
Monday Closed (replying to text & emails)
Tuesday Closed (replying to text & emails)
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 9am-6:30pm
Friday 9am-6:30pm
Saturday 9am-6:30pm


Xylem Articles

July 2019 Article

The Solution to Summer Shaving 

By Taylor Weigel & Natalie Vasquez, Xylem estheticians


Fun summer activities usually mean shorts, swimsuits, and…shaving. Summer is here, so it’s time to consider alternatives to the time-consuming chore of shaving. The best alternative we’ve found is waxing. Not only will you save money by not having to buy razors and shaving cream, but waxing will give you more time to lounge around the pool or beach because regrowth doesn’t come back as fast. If you’ve never waxed before, here’s what you need to know:

What Waxing Is & How It Works

Waxing removes hair from the root of the hair follicle, so there’s no stubble or irritation (like razor bumps).

Waxing is a form of exfoliation for the whole body.

Waxing causes hair to grow back slower and thinner.

Waxing works best from consistent visits every 3-6 weeks because over time, the hair follicles stop growing back.

Xylem Salon & Spa offers facial waxing, bikini waxing, arms, legs, Brazilians, back, underarm, and even half arms or half legs. Let our trained staff of estheticians guide you to what will work best for your skin. We customize your service by using one of two types of waxes. Our hard wax is gentle on the skin because it attaches to the hair rather than the skin. Our soft, soy-based wax is gentler than traditional soft wax, and it attaches to smaller and finer hairs for more complete removal with minimal discomfort. Our guests have even noticed the difference in the waxes we use, claiming “It didn’t hurt at all.”

What To Do Before Your Waxing Appointment

❤  Exfoliate the day before your appointment to ensure the hair can be gripped most effectively.

❤  The hair must be at least ¼ of an inch (about the length of a grain of rice) to wax, so this means you can’t shave for at least two weeks beforehand, depending on your rate of hair growth.

What To Do After Your Waxing Appointment

  Regular exfoliation will prevent dead skin cells from blocking the hair follicles, preventing ingrown hairs. A gentle scrub, like Aveda’s Beautifying Radiance body polish, is a good, at-home option. We also offer a Rosemary Mint Body Wrap, which is a full-body exfoliation service at our spa.

❣  No extreme heat, tanning, or working out for 24 hours after your waxing appointment.

Visit our “Specials” page on www.salonxylem.com to see the details of our summer waxing packages, or click on “Services” and then select the “Makeup/Waxing” tab to view all of our waxing services. You can call 626.357.1886 to schedule an appointment or email appointments@salonxylem.com, and feel free to visit us for a complimentary waxing consultation. Summer has too many fun things to do to spend it shaving. Schedule your waxing service today!

Provided by Monrovia Living Magazine July 2019

June 2019 Article

More Than Pampering:

Wellness for Men

By Taylor Weigel & Natalie Vasquez, Xylem estheticians


For many men, skin care takes the form of a bar of soap, 3-in-1 shampoo-conditioner-body wash, and “manly” black packaging. It’s time to consider that wellness should not be gendered, and men’s skin care shouldn’t stop at the shower. With Father’s Day coming soon, Xylem Salon & Spa can help you gift the special man in your life some time for relaxation and wellness.

Let’s take a look at the practical health benefits of wellness services for men:

  • It relieves stress and tension which have been linked to high blood pressure, ulcers, and even irritable bowel syndrome, according to the article “Stress and Heart Health” found on the American Heart Association.
  • It can improve self-esteem which increases self-confidence.
  • It can address any skin concerns, and Xylem’sknowledgeable team of estheticians are committed to finding a solution using Aveda’s naturally derived, plantbased products.

If you’re not sure where to start with wellness services for men, we can help! Consider these popular services for men:

  • Facials: Xylem Salon & Spa offers 30 and 60-minute facials because men’s skin care can go a step beyond aftershave. We can treat specific skin concerns, such as acne or oiliness, or we can focus on preventative treatments for anti-aging.
  • Waxing: Xylem’s estheticians are trained in the art of hair removal. From itchy hairs on the earlobes to back hair that can’t be reached by shaving, we can take care of it. Another benefit is that depending on an individual’s growth pattern, waxing can leave the skin smooth and hair-free for up to six weeks!

Xylem also offers Aveda products for men, such as Grooming Essentials, a small starter pack with shampoo, conditioner, aftershave, and grooming clay, as well as Aveda Men Pure-Formance Composition Oil, an organic soybean oil combined with meadowfoam seed, tamanu, and plai oils, used to condition the scalp and hair and soothe dry skin. Give your favorite man the chance to de-stress at Xylem Salon & Spa! Visit www.salonxylem.com and check out our skin and men’s pages. Call 626-357-1886 to schedule an appointment, or visit us for a complimentary consultation.

Provided by Monrovia Living Magazine June 2019

May 2019 Article

Honoring Those Who Care for Us:

Pampering from Xylem

By Tobi Scrugham, Xylem Salon & Spa

May means Mother’s Day, and while mothers certainly deserve to be honored, we like to think that Mother’s Day is big enough to honor all those who take such good care of us. Xylem Salon & Spa celebrates Mother’s Day and all caregivers with a new, limited-time pampering bundle: a 30-minute Aveda facial and a shampoo/ blow dry service.

Re-energize your special caregiver with an hour and a half stay in our Salon and Spa. After a skin consultation, our team of experienced estheticians will tailor the 30-minute facial to your loved one’s skin care needs. They will enjoy skin cleansing, exfoliation or masque treatment, and moisturizer or SPF protection, all using Aveda products known for their usage of certified organic and naturally derived ingredients.

After the relaxing facial, your loved one will be escorted to the Salon side of Xylem where they will delight in a shampoo and relaxing scalp massage as they are immersed in signature Aveda scents from steam-distilled essential oils used in our hair care products. Finally, a talented stylist from our team will complete the service with an expert blow dry, adding bounce back into the hair.

Xylem wants to introduce self-care back into our busy lives, and what better way to do that than gifting your loved one a Xylem Salon & Spa Pampering Bundle. Self-care doesn’t have to break the bank or consume the entire day. Visit Xylem’s website (www.salonxylem.com) under the “Specials” tab to purchase this limited-time pampering bundle, or stop in to see us at 198 S. Myrtle Avenue. Complimentary gift wrapping is included. For any questions, contact us at 626-357-1886, or send us an email at appointments@salonxylem.com.

Provided by Monrovia Living Magazine May 2019