Recap: Nordstrom’s Fall Beauty Trend Show In San Francisco

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I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first entered Nordstrom, in the San Francisco Center on Market Street on October 22, and headed up to the trend show. From a few levels down I could hear cheers and screams akin to the Oprah-Winfrey-you-get-a-car-and-you-get-a-car-production, and I wondered what I was […]

Cloud Nine Skin And Body Care In San Francisco’s Marina District

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Cloud Nine Skin and Body Care is new to the Marina and Cow Hollow area but not new to the skillful and talented work of Roxanne Ralph. She has over 17 years of experience as an esthetician and skin care consultant and has just opened up a new beauty oasis in San Francisco. Whether […]

Mimi & Taylor Salon in Palo Alto

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If you aren’t regularly stopped by complete strangers who tell you they love your haircut– even when it’s been two months– you need to change stylists.

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Until 2008, I would have laughed (or more likely rolled my eyes) at anyone who said that. But then […]

Adollup Salon in Portero Hill

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When moving to a new city there are couple of things you need to find immediately such as a great sushi place, a taxi cab number, and a salon that you can trust. I have tried way too many and have been disappointed, so I called around and found a hairstylist named Jamie Bagley […]

I Spa At The Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco

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Summer is the time for carefree getaways and exotic adventures – at least that’s how it should be. Due to the constraints of daily life, we often find ourselves unable to pick up and go on that beach getaway or boat cruise we find ourselves daydreaming about amidst the day-to-day drudge. Just because life […]

The Nob Hill Spa

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There’s really no better way to defy nature then by pampering yourself with a day of massage, sauna, and relaxing with friends. Massage has known therapeutic properties to support skin and muscle tone, immunity, health, and vibrance. The ancient Romans pioneered the practice of “taking the waters,” and engineered structural monuments to the healing […]

Pro Make-up Artist Lauren Lalami Returns to Her San Francisco Roots

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They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in this case I’d say it’s in the hands of a Bay Area born creator. Lauren Lalami, an up and coming professional make-up artist has been taking California beauty to new heights since 2004. Jumping off her career in Hollywood’s bustling scene of […]

Pinkies Nail Salon in Potrero Hill

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Most nail salons I have been to are either overpriced or cheap and low quality. Fortunately, Pinkies Nail Salon is neither of these. I had no idea what to expect when I received a gift card for my birthday. The day before Easter, I stepped into the bustling salon and was handed a cup […]

The Beauty Company: Comfortable Mani-Pedi in Pacific Heights


When I was browsing websites for my first mani-pedi in San Francisco as a resident, I was really only looking for one thing: comfortable chairs. The Beauty Company , a full service salon on Polk Street in Pacific Heights, had a website that drew me in with a photo of their adorable over-sized black […]

Recap: Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash

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This year’s Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash, held on April 7 in Fort Mason‘s Herbst Pavilion with General Motors (GM), was spectacular. This trunk show sample sale boasted more than just a gorgeous array of vendor products; it also offered the latest in fashion at steals, VIP drives, goody bags, cocktails, and complimentary spa […]

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