If a jack of all trades is a master of none, then the aestheticians at Eyebrow Hub can safely call themselves masters of the art of eyebrow threading. They rid hirsute foreheads of unwanted stragglers, leaving behind gorgeously arched brows, but none of the redness, swelling, or amorous bees left by waxing. Despite the name, the threadsters also apply their hair-removal services to other areas, including upper lips, chins, and legs. Guests with a mind to supplement their threading, can go in for henna tattoos, eyelash extensions, and microdermabrasion.
Meet the Owner: Cheri Graf
When Cheri Graf opened Bombshell Hair and Ink, she chose a pinup-girl theme for the decor, giving it a warm, retro vibe. But there’s a bit more to it than that. The shop’s logo features a depiction of Graf’s aunt in pinup fashion. Though her aunt passed away before her salon opened, the still logo exists as an homage to her family. Read on to learn more about Cheri:
Age she entered beauty school: 16
When she graduated beauty school: before graduating from high school
Her specialty: classic and edgy cuts
About her resident tattoo artist: Brandi Smart is licensed by LucasFilms and Marvel Comics to tattoo all Star Wars and Marvel images.
Burrowed among such historical downtown sights as Union Square and the Chinatown gates, Moth and Dagger Tattoo Studio leaves its own permanent mark on San Francisco by outfitting the city's residents with custom tattoos. Well-rounded inksmiths Mario Delgado, Justin Davis, and Joe Kelly run the shop, and all are trained in their own unique styles. Mario specializes in realism, sprawling familiar images across limbs and buzzing them to life in full color or black and gray. Justin represents a more familiar approach with traditional American and Japanese designs. Joe's specialty is pointillism or stippling?creating intricate images out of thousands of little dots. When they're not sketching new images, the trio is fixing or covering up old tattoos, allowing clients to finally have the confidence to leave the house naked.
The gentle stroke of a brush. The artistic flourish of ink. As an award-winning Chinese calligrapher during her childhood, the owner of Faces Plus Skin Spa learned how to control her hands, a skill that she has seamlessly transitioned into her work as an aesthetician for the past 20 years. Now, the owner and another experienced aesthetician?who received advanced training in Paris, Milan, and Hong Kong?use their skills to restore complexions with exfoliating chemical peels, seasonal, antioxidant-rich facials, and permanent-makeup applications. The duo customizes each service, educating spa-goers on proper skincare regimens and using natural and organic products to help complexions glow brighter than a sun-powered campfire. Faces Plus also provides advanced beauty services such as the photorejuvenation treatment, which relies on a combination of LumiFacial therapy, crystal microdermabrasion, and light energy to erase fine lines and hyperpigmentation.
The body-modifying coterie of artists at Mom's Body Shop calls upon professional techniques and individual specialties to provide custom tattoos and piercings. Since its inception on Mother's Day in 1998, the shop has grown to include seven skin-tinting artists, each skilled in setting traditional, color, and shaded tattoos. In addition to adorning birthday suits with multidimensional roses, intricate back pieces, and shimmering koi, Mom's Body Shop hosts two professional body piercers. A team of award-winning guest artists also visits the shop frequently to decorate patrons or nearby loaves of bread in original art.
Tattoo Boogaloo is a fun-natured tattoo and piercing shop located in San Francisco. Customers won’t need to worry about intimidating staff here. Deanna, Mez, Katie, Kyle, Krista, Chris and Tony strive to make each customer comfortable and excited about their latest tattoo or piercing. Newcomers to tattooing or piercing are welcome to have a consultation with any of the artists, and frequent guests can always consult the professional opinion of the artists as well. Interested guests should visit Tattoo Boogaloo’s website for news and information on happenings at the shop. Although Tattoo Boogaloo’s staff wants every guest to have a great in-shop experience, they also want the good vibes to keep flowing afterward. To make sure that happens, they have posted full tattoo and piercing aftercare instructions and tips on their website for easy access. Suggestions for cleaning and care are easily found here, and more questions can be asked through a simple phone call. Get your latest creation at Tattoo Booglaloo today.