San Francisco may be just seven by seven miles in size, but that doesn't mean that it isn't chock full of alluring beauty treatments to pamper yourself with. From Russian Hill to Downtown, there are more than enough places of beauty to resuscitate and pamper your lovely self. So go ahead, leave your ragged cuticles, dull sun starved skin and unruly brows as well as your heart in San Francisco with this guide to the city's best beauty treatments.
Best Blowout: Salon in Russian Hill
European women understand what a professional blowout can do for you hair and Sherri Ziesche, owner of Salon in Russian Hill, does too. Salon takes a European approach to hair care that focuses on superior service and high level of personal attention. If you have a big event coming up or just want to look pulled together for the office, stop by Salon for an exceptional blowout that will keep you looking polished for days.
Best Airbrush Tan: Brown Sugar Boutique
Voted best San Francisco Tanning Salon and Spray Tan of City Search 2010, this Union St. bronzing boutique offers the best of the best in full body spray tanning and includes other services such as face tanning, fixing tan lines and in-home services. Not content with bringing just bronzed burnished skin to the beauts of San Francisco, Brown Sugar also provides additional services such as airbrush applied makeup and eyelash extensions.
Best Skin Salon: Stork Skin Therapy
Owner and sole Esthetician, Caroline Stork offers a one-on-one personalized approach to skin care, lavishing undivided attention and utilizing her background in biology and the medical field to bring you unique facials and corrective treatments. Try Stork's Signature Facial, which begins with an in-depth skin analysis or a more specified treatment such as the Age Management Facial or L.E.D. Light Therapy to name a few. While you're at it, get your groom going with Stork’s range of waxing and tinting services.
Best Brow Bar: Eye Candy
Located in the Warfield building in the mid Market district, this aptly named brow boutique has been voted Best of the Bay brow bar in San Francisco by SF Bay List two years in a row and after your first visit, the reasons behind this become crystal clear. Owner and esthetician Tracy Chavez has been beautifying brows for over 15 years and touts an impressive resume. She received professional training from the Aveda Institute and served as West Coast director of Education at Kiehl's not to mention worked with head of operations at the highly popular Benefit Brow Bar. Services include brow shaping and maintenance, tinting, and a full range of threading services. Also offered are stylized eyelash extensions, makeup application and skin care consultations and makeup lessons.
Best One-Stop Shop: Cocoon Urban Day Spa in Downtown San Francisco
Rated the place to get the best lasting manicures by San Francisco's 7x7 magazine, Cocoon Urban Day Spa uses a relatively new and highly popular gel-based formula called the CND Shellac manicure that lasts flawlessly for up to two weeks. More than just a salon however, Cocoon Urban Day Spa is a one stop beauty spot, offering everything from medi-spa treatments to waxing and threading services as well as various styles of hour long yoga sessions in warm, private studios. Cocoon is also a local favorite for skin care offering facial supplements such as an Oxygen Blast or a Glycolic or Salicylic Acid Peel. Hours can easily be spent with the warm, knowledgeable staff, extensive service menu and beautiful surroundings.