Julia Millay Walsh | October 10, 2011 3:50 pmBeing a woman has its perks — clearly it's the better gender — but it does add up. Between the open-toe booties we're coveting for Fall and the pedicures we need to go along with them, a woman's beauty routine, especially in San Francisco, can cost a pretty penny. But thanks to a lovely new policy at Beauty Company (2325 Polk St., 415-567-8740), you all can score special prices on your beauty treatments by getting them done early!Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | July 13, 2011 2:52 pmAlthough some of us tend to let our tresses take on a wild, beachy look in the Summer, it's essential to have a go-to salon in your back pocket for those special occasions when you want a sleek blowout or when it's time for a trim. Whether you prefer a high-powered hair mecca in Union Square or an under-the-radar favorite in your neighborhood, there's no shortage of beauty destinations in this fair city to get those wind-blown locks under control.
Chime in on our latest Pop 5 poll: what SF salon do you trust the most with your hair?Read More
Nancy Einhart | June 22, 2011 9:33 amI had high-volume expectations for Drybar (1908 Fillmore St., 415-347-8908), which opened its first SF location yesterday to a packed house. After admiring the LA-based blow-dry chain from afar, I stopped by on opening day for an interview (and a blowout, of course) with founder Alli Webb. The cocktail-themed salon looks even cuter in person, but until you can book your blowout, click through for a big, beautiful tour.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | June 3, 2011 12:40 pmBeauty is pain, but only if you're primping in the wrong place. Keep the aspirin at bay and get your Summer pruning done by a professional at Nob Hill salon Beautified Skin & Wax with our offer of $30 for $60 worth of waxing services.
With continued education, advanced hair removal training, and 10 years of experience in the beauty industry (including stints at buzz-worthy spas Tru and Stript Wax Bar), esthetician Jill Nicolls opened her fresh, modern Polk Street salon in January, offering top-notch waxing, facials, and skin care treatments.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | May 31, 2011 3:10 pmWhat's so relaxing about a crowded bar and cheap American beer? Treat yourself to a true happy hour with a 60-minute massage at Feather & Gloss for only $40, an $80 value.
Located in the Chancery Building on Market Street, the boutique massage and makeup salon is the perfect punctuation to your workday.Read More
Nancy Einhart | May 19, 2011 10:17 amWhen I first read about Drybar on PopSugar LA, I was blown away by the concept's cleverness: a salon devoted entirely to blowouts with a menu that reads like a cocktail list. So I was delighted to see that Drybar is doing it up in San Francisco next.
The SF location (1908 Fillmore St.), next door to Fraiche, will open June 17 and offer nothing but shampoos, updos, and an extensive menu of $35 blowouts.Read More
Nancy Einhart | January 21, 2011 8:00 amHis medium is your mane. Kao Vey Saephanh isn't just a stylist; he's an artist who specializes in hair. After earning a master's of fine arts from NYU's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, the dancer-turned-salon-owner embarked on a decade-plus career as a hair stylist, earning accolades along the way.Read More