1. any of the plantigrade, carnivorous or omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae, having massive bodies, coarse heavy fur, relatively short limbs, and almost rudimentary tails.
2. LGBT slang for those in the bear communities, a subculture in the gay/bisexual male communities and an emerging subset of LGBT communities with events, codes and culture-specific identity. It also describes a physical type. Bears tend to have hairy bodies and facial hair; some are heavy-set; some project an image of working-class masculinity in their grooming and appearance, though none of these are requirements or unique indicators
More and more these days, the men in the Bear community, although they want to stay natural, still like to be well groomed. My bear services range from facials to beard maintinance, to manscaping!
Facials: A big hit in the SF bear community! Most estheticians (skin care experts) don't know how to deal with facial hair while performing a facial. Being bearded myself, I have mastered facial techniques for the hirsute. Facials include the following: -cleansing of the face, neck and chest -extraction of clogged pores -massage of the face, neck chest and shoulders - finished with a mask and moisturizer. There is always a happy ending (without the actual happy ending)! $75 and up
Beard Maintenance: Whether kept short and tight, long and bushy, or sculpted and tapered, Bears like to keep their beards looking good. It can be difficult to do it on your own. With my help, using clippers and shears, we can come up with the look you want and help maintain it over time. $20 and up
Manscaping: Either Bare or Bear, there is a need to work on body hair. Some want hair removal of certain areas, including back, shoulders and scrotum. For the true bear that can't fathom removing one hair from their beautiful fur, I offer manscaping. Chest and stomach hair, down to the bush, can be maintained, trimmed and shaped to look clean, yet natural, or shorn as short as you desire!
$10 per zone
Bear Wash Facial with Beard Treatment $85 and up
Enjoy a relaxing and theraputic facial consisting of cleansing, exfolliation, mask and hydration including a cleansing and conditioning of the beard.
Bear Wash Beard Treatment $20
Cleansing and Conditioning of the beard. Add on to a beard trim $15
Bear Wash Body Treatment $85
A body treatment consisting of a Bear Wash cleansing of the body followed by a body scrub, mask and moisturizer
All services are discrete and performed in my private studio in the Mission District.