About Chez Gabrielle
Chez Gabrielle prides itself in being personable and welcoming. We get to know each of our clients and treat them like family. Our spa feels like a home with one-of-a-kind furniture, lush houseplants, and original artwork. Because we have double windows, the spa is very quiet despite being on a busy corner. We think you will find the atmosphere cozy and comfortable, a place of respite and relaxation.
A Cut Above
We are a group of highly trained practitioners who love what we do. Together, we have over 48 years of experience, yet we are always learning new skills to stay current with contemporary techniques. Our closely knit team works together to give you the best experience possible. We are very client-focused, tailoring our work to meet the needs of our customers.
Stress management is one of the keys to a happy and successful life in the modern world. Your day may be filled with demands, expectations, and a jammed schedule. We’re here to give you time to rest and rejuvenate, so that you can meet the day with a full reservoir of energy.
Meet The Experts
Spa Owner and Massage Therapist CAMTC#73094
Gabrielle Hildebrand became interested in wellness as a chemistry student in college. She found her weekly yoga class essential to managing stress and developing perspective. After working as a chemist for a few years, she studied massage therapy and started a practice in San Francisco. Her specialties include Orthopedic Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, and Reiki. She provided massage in the offices of chiropractors in San Bruno and the Health Education Department at South South San Francisco Kaiser. She has also studied movement therapy, somatic awareness, and life coaching as a means of exploring the body mind connection. In 2017, she took over ownership of The Invitation Wellness Spa. She has changed the name to Chez Gabrielle: Health + Beauty and expanded the services that the spa offers to incorporate skin care, acupuncture energy work, and massage therapy. Her goal is to create a place of respite and rejuvenation for her clients.
Donna has spent 20 years as an expert in anti-aging, acne prone, and sensitive skin treatments. Not only does she treat troubled skin, but she provides a relaxing experience with her gentle and soothing touch. She is dedicated to her craft and loves helping her clients discover their best skin by creating a customized skincare plan. Her passion for skincare grows with each class or trade show she attends, as she loves to learn about the latest skincare trends and the industry’s most innovative ingredients.
Francine Aguerre Herrera, L.Ac. is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and NCCAOM licensed acupuncturist. She received her Masters Degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Francine is certified in Shiatsu Massage and Asian bodywork such as guan sha and cupping. She has found satisfaction in assisting patients in pain. Her training in body work and myofascial trigger point needling are just some of the tools she uses to help patients with both chronic and acute pain. Women’s Health has always been a passion of Francine’s. Francine is a certified doula who has attended births as well as assisted her patients through pregnancy with birth preparation and postpartum care.
Kelsey's career in the beauty industry began as a makeup artist. Her clients always asked her about skin care, and wanting to offer them more, she decided to attend school to become an esthetician. After becoming licensed, she went on to continue her education in esthetics at the International Dermal Institute, becoming certified as a Dermalogica Expert. Before coming to Chez Gabrielle, she worked in top establishments in San Francisco gaining valuable experience in the field of skin care. She loves helping clients to attain their best and healthiest skin ever by customizing treatment plans just for them!
Lash & Brow Artist
Caitlyn, a Bay Area native, graduated as a licensed esthetician from the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology in 2019. Since then, she has fallen in love with the instant results that her clients get with an eyelash extension and expertly shaped brow. They leave feeling confident and beautiful in their own skin. Caitlyn has a passion for beauty and attention to detail that sets her apart from other lash technicians. She focuses on the isolation of natural lashes, balance of fans, lash health, and goals of the client to create a beautiful set of lashes. In her spare time, Caitlyn has received a certification as Licensed Vocational Nurse and is pursuing further studies to become a Registered Nurse.