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Beauty Beat: Q&A with Lashes in a Box Founder Jayne Chen

Nothing instantly glams up a look quite like falsies, and now you don't have to run to Walgreens every time you need eye-popping lashes. SF-based Lashes in a Box delivers 100 percent individually handmade luxury lashes right to your door.

International Cosmetic Studio theBalm Makes Its Home in San Francisco

Valencia Street just got a little bit prettier with the addition of The Balm Cosmetics' flagship store. The Balm's founder Marissa Shipman launched her unique line in 2004 with a focus on paraben and cruelty-free products. Now– thanks in part to her clever packaging and overall message of women empowerment – theBalm products are sold worldwide in nearly 60 countries to date.

How Two Local Ladies Nailed Their Business

Janine + Aretha, Founders of Floss Gloss

This SF-based dynamic duo is taking the nail industry by storm. Floss Gloss, a nail polish company that started out as college friends having after school “nail time,” is now an ever expanding business that can now be found in the likes of Urban Outfitters, Birchbox, and over 50 stores worldwide.

Seven Gifts for the Beauties on Your Not-So-Naughty List

Need ideas for the beauty in your life? Look no further.

Three Steps to Maintaining Your Movember Mane


CREAM the Barber (aka Chris Eliares) has been taking the Bay Area by storm with his true-to-life hair art, using only his freehand and his shaving tool.

A Deliciously Sweet Alternative To Traditional Beauty Treatments


Sugaring, an ancient form of hair removal, has been brought back to life right in the heart of San Francisco.

Skincare Goes Organic at Neighborhood Beauty Haven

Skin Remedy

Tucked away in an unassuming Pacific Heights cottage lays a solar-powered beauty oasis that is home to hand crafted organic beauty treatments and skincare products created just for you. 

Green is the New Pink: Five Beauty Products That Are Better For You

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Wednesdays don’t seem to be the only days we wear pink this month.

Inside San Francisco’s First Full-Service Organic Beauty Salon

Step in to the world of The Plum Organic Beauty, a salon that's managed to set itself apart from your typical gossip-filled rag magazine atmosphere. It creates a truly ethereal experience for all who choose to enter, “where your truest beauty is encouraged from within and treated organically from without.”

Top 5 Must-Have Makeup Flair for the Castro Street Fair


This weekend marks the 40th Anniversary of Harvey Milk’s production of the Castro Street Fair. San Francisco based Kryolan Cosmetic’s Director of Education and makeup guru, Dominic Cruz, shares with us his list of five unique items that will turn up your flair for the fair.

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