Nancy Einhart | September 13, 2011 11:01 amWouldn't it be great if your esthetician made house calls? Felicia Gelardi Skin Care offers the next best thing: a homey atmosphere, complete with fresh flowers, charming decor, and friendly follow-ups long after you've left. So schedule a skin checkup with $25 for $50 toward any service at Felicia Gelardi Skin Care.Read More
Nancy Einhart | August 26, 2011 2:30 pmLike Drybar, the specialists at Stript Wax Bar (1764 Union St., 415-771-6419) focus on doing one thing very, very well and with an adorable charm that's impossible to resist. I'd heard so many raves about Stript — a reader favorite and Pop 5 pick — that it seemed too good to be true. But after visiting the Union Street waxing wonderland myself, my skepticism vanished.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | July 21, 2011 3:20 pmThe next time you're cruising Union Street, unload your shopping bags and indulge in some much-deserved pampering at buzzworthy newbie Plumberry Nail Spa, which specializes in organic facials and natural nail services. We've got your beauty regimen covered with our latest three offers: one 90-minute chocolate and cherry facial with AHA for $99 (a $185 value); $20 for $40 of waxing services; and $29 for a manicure, paraffin hand dip, and 10-minute hot stone hand massage (a $53 value).
Using the finest organic ingredients imported directly from Hungary, Plumberry's Chocolate and Cherry Facial with AHA is as delicious as it sounds.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | June 30, 2011 3:16 pmFinding the time to pamper yourself is trouble enough without making a pilgrimage to some remote spa. So make things easy and book your next beauty treatment in the heart of the Financial District with our offer for $44 for a one-hour signature facial at Lucent Skincare, an $88 value.
Located in the Chancery Building on Market Street, the serene, beach-themed boutique skin-care spa is a great escape during your lunch hour and a darling place to unwind after work.Read More
Nancy Einhart | June 21, 2011 9:52 amIt actually feels a little like Summer this week; you may even be thinking about donning a swimsuit. For many of us, that also means braving the bikini wax table in the not-far-off future. Thankfully, SF features several stellar waxing specialists, from the wonderfully named Lonni's Punani (1756 18th St., 415-215-7678) to the experts at Stript Wax Bar (1764 Union St., 415-771-6419) to the cozy confines of Nomi Day Spa (1278 Indiana St., 415-290-8430, pictured).Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | June 16, 2011 3:46 pmBrazilian waxes induce enough angst without introducing a new esthetician into the equation. So alleviate your worries with our offer for $33 for one Brazilian wax at Bare by Tru, the gorgeous new sister salon of award-winning, long-running day spa Tru, which has performed more than 10,000 Brazilian waxes.
Bare by Tru opened on Union Street in early May with high-end, unique interiors designed by star architect Chris Kofitsas.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
Nancy Einhart | April 29, 2011 12:01 amWhy can't waxing be a special occasion? Naomi Schwartz thinks it should be. Often, time for a wax means that "people are excited about doing something, seeing someone, or going somewhere on vacation," says the esthetician.Read More