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4 Local Beauty Brands Empower Women to Create + Customize Products

For those of us who are a little bit Goldilocks about our skincare products—too greasy, too drying, just right—now is the moment we've been waiting for: Check out four Bay Area start-ups that are democratizing the beauty industry by customizing skincare regimens and even giving consumers a chance to co-create products ranging face masks, body lotions, and the ever-elusive perfect eye cream. 

Shop Talk: Amour Vert's Warehouse Sale + ULTA Arrives in SF

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk. 

5 Underrated Local Beauty Brands to Try Now

With unique products like thermal masks, liquid lipsticks, vegan eye shadows, and brightly colored nail lacquers, it's time you tried some of the newest brands on the beauty block.

Best of San Francisco 2015: Beauty + Wellness Directory

After a long day of hiking Lands End, picnicking at Crissy Field, or feasting at one of the best restaurants in SF, treat yourself to rest, relaxation, and a little bit of pampering. Here are our picks for the best of beauty and wellness in San Francisco. 

The Cognoscente: Famous Facialist Kristina Holey Shares Her Beauty Secrets

"The Cognoscente" is a series of interviews with the city's tastemakers, all experts in their diverse fields, who share their inspirations and tips for living the best life in San Francisco. This month, we meet famed facialist Kristina Holey, who opens her SF skincare center mid-June.

Best of Bay Area Beauty: Mud Baths, Massages, and More

We've selected the best body treatments in the Bay Area, perfect for soothing away your winter doldrums, office-ignited stress, or après-gym soreness.

The Best Bay Area MedSpas: Botox, Micro-Penning, and More

You've tried all of the over-the-counter serums on the market, and nothing seems to work. Those lines on your face just won't go away. Time to get serious. Here are the best MedSpas in the Bay Area to help you tighten and brighten way beyond your wimpy AHA pump. We hereby invoke the power of the needle.

Best of Bay Area Beauty: Caviar Facials, French "Facelifts," and More

From acne boot camp and energy healing facials to dermatological help and more, here are the best treatments the Bay Area has to offer for your gorgeous visage. 

Waterless Manicures and More Drought-Friendly Style Tips From SF Experts

Listen up, Cali girls and guys: We're in a drought. From hell. And while bathing less is one solution, there are other ways to do your part (without stinking) in the style and beauty departments. Here are some tips from a few SF experts.

Lashes, Lips, and More: the Best of Bay Area Make Up

Now that our comprehensive 2015 beauty guide has you looking tight, light, and right, it's time to paint your visage to gorgeous perfection. 

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