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Located on the second floor of Every 6 Weeks in the Castro, ARTifcial Spa boasts state-of-the-art, sterilized spa equipment, hospital sanitation supplies, comfortable seating, hip decor and a nice view. Featured in Gloss magazine and LOGO TV, the creative team at Every 6 Week enact client transformations both subtle and dramatic. After an analysis and consultation during which they take facial structure and coloration into account, the crew gets to work on haircare services from simple cuts to sophisticated highlights to major overhauls involving perms or bleaching. Treatments are carried out using Modern Organic Products made with earth-friendly ingredients. Besides coif-care, Every 6 Weeks supplies relaxing spa services such as caviar facials and in-office teeth-whitening.

Groupon Celebrates Pride Month

Over the last 50 years, the gay-rights movement in America has overcome tremendous obstacles to become a powerful voice for inclusion and diversity. Even as it has grown, the movement—like Groupon—is local at heart, and we applaud the commitment to real change that improves everyday lives.

At Groupon, we are happy to add our voices to those celebrating PRIDE, their achievements as a social movement and a continued march to equality for the LGBT community. Plus, we love a chance to dig that rainbow wig out of storage.

This month—and throughout the year—we salute our merchants and customers who support PRIDE and all efforts that promote dignity, respect, and equal opportunity. We're highlighting these merchants' deals with a special badge to show Groupon's pride in working with people who share our values.

323 Noe St
San Francisco,
CA
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4051 18th St
San Francisco,
CA
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3979 17th St
San Francisco,
CA
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The owner of LA Touched Salon set out into the world of fashion with one goal: to bring the City of Angels to the Bay Area. While living in Los Angeles she learned the tricks of the beauty trade from master and celebrity stylists, then brought her newfound skills back to her hometown. Today, she and her staff highlight and color hair, snip away split ends, and lend locks a straightened sheen for up to 12 weeks with low-heat, keratin-based Brazilian gloss blow outs. For more permanent straightening, the beauty gurus use a new Zen Care treatment from Korea, where a red-wine-based serum relaxes strands so that customers can stop pressing their hair under a stack of dictionaries every morning.

3903 18th St
San Francisco,
CA
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491 Castro St
San Francisco,
CA
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For more than 30 years, Always Tan Skin + Body's skilled staff of technicians has been devising its ever-changing menu of advanced spa treatments to restore stressed clients. The spa gets its name from a lineup of UV-centric tanning beds that gently bronze bodies in 12- to 20-minute sessions, but the staff of aestheticians and massage therapists run a full-service spa. Luxuriously heated massage tables cradle clients' cloth-draped bodies as certified therapists summon knots from the deepest layers of the muscular system with a variety of massage styles, including shiatsu and craniosacral. Though they specialize in therapeutic massages, the dexterous therapists easily adjust their kneads to accommodate clients' injuries, soreness, or migratory pancreases. To revive vivid or dull complexions, the spa administers microdermabrasions and custom facials backed by skincare lines such as DermaQuest, Image, and Le Mieux. Between treatments, clients can take a breather in the spa's quiet lounge, lined with black leather chairs and vibrant, lily-pad-themed paintings, while indulging in hot herbal teas and filtered mineral spring water harvested from the room's personal Niagara Falls–size waterfall.

550 Castro St
San Francisco,
CA
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