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Our Story: Modernizing the Ancient Art of Threading

Beauty by Dolly is celebrating a decade of providing the premier threading and waxing services to San Diego. Since 2005, we have offered the ancient technique of threading to men and women from across San Diego. Today, our two popular studios feature not only threading, but also sugaring and waxing, another efficient hair removal methods, and a widely distributed signature beauty product line. Our large team includes 4th generation brow artists, and we are proud to employ refugees in our organization, as part of our community initiative.

What started as a San Diego beauty secret can now be seen in magazines across the country, and when you visit us visit us, you’ll see why. To date, we have been featured in InStyle Magazine, San Diego Union Tribune, Forbes, and many more.

As Beauty by Dolly grows, we keep things close to the heart. We believe a lasting business is built on successfully serving our clientele day to day. We’re not just run by family: we treat our clients as family.

Who is Dolly?

For over 50 years, Dolly Bakshai and Kashmira Torki have carefully shaped the faces and de-fuzzed bodies of people across the world. They began threading as teenagers, developing an exceptional threading hair removal technique that is both painless and precise. Over the years, they have passed this knowledge to dozens of browtists at Beauty by Dolly, creating an elite team of passionate, highly trained specialists, and expanding to two popular studios in San Diego. Today, you’ll find waxperts trained specifically by Dolly and Kashmira, where they use 100% natural sugar wax to remove hair from any skin type. Dolly set the original high standards for delivering the fine art of brow shaping and hair removal, and our name is dedicated to her!

Our Family

Like any family, we each have our specialties. People love Dolly’s natural sugar waxing or her sister and co-founder Kashmira’s wonderful speed waxing (say goodbye to pain for your next Brazilian!). Today, our Director of Operations & Expansion is Natashah Torki, Dolly’s niece and a graduate of UCLA. Natashah is a rising star in the beauty world, overseeing our efforts to continuously elevate the beauty services and products we share with you. Read Natashah’s article in Forbes here. Our team members include ladies and men from all walks of life and backgrounds, and you can read more about them here.

Our Commitment to Exceptional Service

Every person you interact with at Beauty By Dolly, from the front desk to our browists and waxperts, shares our commitment to an extraordinary beauty experience. Excellence is a foundation not only of our technical services, but in how we provide them and become part of your regular beauty routine.

Our Commitment to Community: Empowering Refugees

Our roots are across the ocean, so no one understands better than we do how challenging it can be to start a new life somewhere. As part of our mission to create beauty inside and out, Beauty by Dolly is dedicated to employing refugees. By employing refuges, Beauty by Dolly enables them to build skilled careers and gain independence; all while helping them contribute to a BBD community we are all proud of. You can read more about our initiative here

We hope you will stop in to meet us and experience the Beauty by Dolly difference. #WeAreBBD