Organic polishes from SpaRitual and Butter London pair with herbal foot soak and organic scrub; signature facial brightens complexions
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Simply Green Day Spa
Up to 52% Off Nail Services or Brow Waxes
Face and Body by Taylor
Aestheticians decorate fingernails with long-lasting Shellac or Gelish polish, pamper finger- and toenails, and shape brows
Up to 51% Off Gel Manicure or Regular Pedicure
Lucia's Health & Beauty Salon
Northgate - Waverly
A technician shapes nails and applies a coat of traditional or gel polish
52% Off Hydration Mani-Pedi
Bellezza Day Spa
After a warm lavender milk bath, a mango scrub exfoliates palms and heels; mud mask detoxifies feet and a lavender-oil massage eases stress
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Gentle nail techs sculpt and buff nails and use soothing paraffin wax to rejuvenate well-worked extremities
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Elite Salon & Spa
During waterless mani-pedi services, a tech shapes nails, pampers feet and hands with a massage and hot towel treatment, and adds polish
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Studio 120 Beauty Lounge - Margarita Kipnis
Margarita pampers hands and feet during relaxing nail treatments
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Natural Nail Care "Just for You"
Nail tech uses natural, chemical-free products to treat digits to 90-minute mani-pedi that ends with a gift bag to help maintain salon look
Laura Rodriguez at Tangles Salon
Chip-resistant Shellac polish lasts up to 14 days; mani-pedi includes exfoliation and foot massage
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Nails by Lynn
Expert nail technician shields fingernails with gel polish and applies traditional polish to toes
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Red Carpet Nail and Body Spa
Secluded pampering session includes clip, shape, and polish of nails; spa pedicures include a sugar scrub, callus treatment, and massage
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Mani-pedis produce well-groomed hands and feet, which can be soothed with a footbath and massage; hardy acrylic nails are good for nail art
If you walked into Diva Nail Lounge with a blindfold on, your nose might mistake the salon for a farmers market. The scents of mint, papaya, chocolate, and avocado drift through the space, wafting from natural scrubs and masks. Feet steep in milk baths dappled with rose petals and slices of citrus fruits, and lavender and rose essential oils condition cuticles. Technicians aren't employing the organic ingredients for their aromas alone—they choose them for their nourishing properties, such as antioxidants that combat aging and proteins that hydrate the skin.
The technicians' devotion to earth-friendly formulas is matched by their commitment to hygiene. The salon doesn't stock spa chairs because of sanitary concerns, and the staff throws away disposable tools after a single use. For example, during each Diva house treatment, techs buff calluses with a new pumice stone. To preserve more durable utensils, they sterilize their surfaces with hospital-grade treatments.
The menu covers luxurious mani-pedi services and add-ons that range from paraffin dips to peppermint clay masks. Treatments typically culminate in vibrant coats of nail polish, including the hues of SpaRitual nail lacquer—shades that avoid synthetic dyes in favor of all-natural colors harvested from the inside of kaleidoscopes.
From shampoos infused with extracts of white truffle to soaps imported from Italy and Sweden, you'll find things at Beauty Company you probably won't find anywhere else. That's thanks to the founder's background: on a sabbatical from her freelance aesthetics career, Sherri Ziesche found herself in salons and apothecaries the world over. Inspired by their unfamiliar approaches, she brought back ideas—and products—with which to start her own salon. The result is an all-encompassing aesthetics mecca that lines its retail shelves with finds from around the globe.
Housed in a former bank, Ziesche kept the place's hefty steel door, opting to fill the vault not with cash but with waxing pros who carefully banish hair from brows, lips, and bikini zones. Upstairs, tanning services of both the spray and UV variety grant clients with sun-kissed hues. And of course, there's the salon, which takes full advantage of the style experiences and souvenirs Ziesche brought back from her travels—including a blowout that Modern Luxury called "washboard-straight."
Castro Nail Salon supplies all of beauty?s finishing touches with a robust menu of nail and waxing services. Clients perch in leather pedicure chairs as warm sea-salt footbaths soften rough calluses across the heels and toes, and nail technicians clip overgrown toenails and file them into a uniform shape. Hands receive similar treatments during luxurious manicures, complete with skin-softening paraffin wax, aromatherapy massages, and fruit scrubs that keep fingers from catching scurvy. The techs decorate freshly groomed nails with both standard and gel polish in monochromatic or french styles. Beyond nailcare, Castro?s staff uses warm wax to relieve both face and body of excess hair.
Warmed by calming music and lots of incense, Rosy Heels is an approachable, intimate salon in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood. The upscale space is a comfortable option for any well-heeled woman in the neighborhood, looking to sink into one of the four main-pedi chairs. Of course, there’s more than just the usual clip and clean happening inside; guests can choose from an array of extras, including specialty facials, lasting between 30 minutes and two hours; face and body waxing, including Brazilians; and eyebrow and eyelash tinting,
as well as eyelash extensions. Complimentary cheesecake, tea and plush chairs greet waiting clients.
The staff at Jenny's Beauty World specializes in stress relief. But, instead of limiting themselves to a one-size-fits-all approach, they promote healing, detoxification, and relaxation with everything from classic Swedish massages to Chinese cupping sessions. Their efforts also extend to equally therapeutic aesthetic work. The nail techs at this spa and skin salon groom cuticles and shape nails into artful ovals or parallelograms, while aestheticians cleanse and tone skin with 90-minute facials.
Visitors and locals alike try the doors at Golden Gate Bakery, hoping to score one of their famed egg custard tarts. Unpredictable hours have thwarted many such journeys, however, inspiring fans to start the website, “Is the Golden Gate Bakery Open Today?”. This site divulges the bakery’s upcoming schedule, ensuring each trek ends with a delectable baked good.