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Tell us we can help the children by indulging in the self-serving wonders of a new body soufflé or heart-shaped bath bomb, and we’re definitely listening. Add giving impressionable youths an ungeeky alternative to run-of-the-mill band camp, and we’re in. A chance to do both takes place Friday during a Girls Rock Benefit at Laline on Chestnut Street.
As anyone who’s put their locks on the line in the quest for a cheap haircut knows all too well, paying less comes with certain risks, the non-ironic mullet and the Portuguese Water Dog-inspired shag among them.
So when a new, trendy San Francisco salon offers a chance to get a haircut for about half of its stylists’ regular prices, it’s sure to, um, turn a few heads. Case in point: cuts by new graduates of the Code salon in-house education and training program. A cut and style with one of what the salon calls its New Talent Artists costs $45. Regular cuts with the new-to-SoMa destination for hair, skincare and waxing start at $70.
Beauty junkies, you can end the week with a much-needed fix on Friday, thanks to an opening bash taking place at SoMa’s Makeup Gourmet studio.
The new space is the first studio location from beauty industry veteran Chris Scott, whose previous credits include hosting the Makeup Gourmet cable TV show, a decade running San Francisco’s Theatre Forte and years as a national makeup artist for Chanel.
With a romantic long weekend on the horizon, what’s a style-savvy girl to pack for easy and TSA-friendly on-the-road beautification? Here are seven sweet beauty enhancements to take on your next journey, whether you're in love or just snookin' around:
1. Midnight Recovery Concentrate, by Kiehl’s, $42: Before you head out of town, prep skin for the weekend ahead with this fast-acting and restorative paraben-free elixir, new out this month.
During winter months, we could all use a little extra color. For serious hue help, head to new downtown destination Pigment Cosmetics.
“This is an ideal situation for someone who likes fashion colors with staying power, that’s really the essence, beautiful colors that will last longer,” says company founder Manhal Mansour.