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Triple Threat: Yoga, Steam & Spa at International Orange

A mainstay on the chichi stretch of Fillmore in Lower Pac Heights for the past 9 years, International Orange still has the same allure as it did when it first opened. It's an urban oasis in the middle of a bustling neighborhood and offers two types of yoga, massage, acupuncture, facials, peels, and waxing. If you haven't been already, it's about time you go check it out.

Drybar: Babes, Blowouts, and Bubbles

"Oh my god, I have babe hair!" Was what my freshly coiffed neighbor exclaimed when she experienced her Drybar reveal. Prepare yourself for fast ultra-girlie times at Fillmore's newest bar: Drybar, a blow dry bar. Combining the a la carte style of a bar bar, with a luxurious salon-style blowout, you'll be tickled yellow after your reveal, too.

StyleSeat: A Social Network For The Beauty and Wellness Industries

There is an abundance of services in San Francisco: restaurants, music venues, bike shops, bars, boutiques, dry cleaners, Starbucks. Such is big city life. But there are also tons of hair salons and exercise studios. When seeking a new look, or workout, I turn to referrals. That is, my social network of the fabulously coiffed and fit. Enter StyleSeat.

Girls Getaway: Lake Tahoe Wellness Weekend

Sometimes you just need a weekend away with the girls. So, tell the boyfriend to go climb something while you make your way to the Hyatt Regency at Incline Village—it's the only north shore resort right on the water (hello, unbeatable views).

Back by popular demand (last year's attendees are still raving), the all-inclusive getaway combines the best of health, wellness, and beauty in the form of fitness classes (think pilates and belly dancing), skincare presentations by experts in the field (think consultant to the A-list Marilyn Jaeger), and plenty of spa treatments to go around (everyone gets $100 spa credits).

The Best Brazilians for the Truly Fearless

Last week on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, reality star Kyle Richards got her first Brazilian wax on national television. Richards spread her legs and told her waxer, "I was thinking a Dorothy Hamill. I don't want the Telly Savalas!"

Regardless of which side you stand on, the question of waxing has always been the case for heated discussion, as evidenced in our Great Waxing Debate last week.

Whether you're one to bare it all or more of the "landing strip" type, you shouldn't drop your knickers for just anyone. So if you are going to take the plunge, here's our guide to the best Brazilians in SF.

New Hair for the New Year

Split ends are so last year. Say hello to 2011 with a new look from SF's hip new salon, Jonvey

Co-owners Cameron Hinke and Kao Vey Saephanh go head-to-head as the only stylists at this Financial District salon, so you know you're getting the best service with every cut. Collectively, they have 20 years of experience from top salons in NYC and SF, and top brands including Matrix and Sebastian.  

The Quest for a Cheap Haircut

When your locks need love for a whole lot less, try one of these tactics for scoring a haircut on the cheap:

Blowdryer Divorce: Is Wash and Go Hair Possible?

If you’re one of the lucky few possessed of tresses that look lovely air-dried and product-less or happen to be able to pull off semi-ironic bed head, you can stop reading. This post is not for you. You are free to go have fun with your perfect hair somewhere else. For the rest of us, there remains the question: must we remain tethered to our styling tools? Or is it possible to achieve the holy grail of hair: a wash and go style that actually looks good?

The subject came up recently in three separate conversations with three very different San Francisco hair stylists. Not surprisingly, each had his or her own opinion and preferred methods to offer up. The good news: there is hope. The reality: it’s probably going to cost you $300 or more.

Black & White Ball Beauty: 7 Places to Prep for the Big Event

What many consider San Francisco’s party of the year is right around the corner. You’ve got the dress, the shoes, the earrings, the perfect clutch and tickets to next weekend’s Black & White Ball, featuring performances by headliners Tony Bennett and k.d. lang. But what about the finishing touches? Try one of these local destinations for special occasion hair help, makeup and beauty treatments.

A Perfect Glow Job: Tips from San Francisco’s Self-Tanning Queen

Looking for a pre-summer glow that’s affordable and safe for your skin, but comes without the day-glow orange ankles, dark elbows or uneven patches that all-too-often show up uninvited after at-home self-tanner sessions?

For tips on bronzing up the right way, we checked in with San Francisco self-tanning expert Sinead Norenius, a former national director of education for St. Tropez who now offers up her tanning know-how on her popular Self Tanning Queen blog. This month, Norenius launched Beautisol, her own line of self-tanning products, exfoliators and accessories to help the melanin-challenged among us go darker without sun damage.

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