(Courtesy of GoodBody)

Oakland's gorgeous GoodBody salon celebrates hair diversity + more style news

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GoodBody aims to shatter stereotypical beauty standards by giving clients hair that makes them feel as good as they look—lemonade braids, anyone?—in a space that's as jaw-dropping stylish as the 'dos.

Plus, check out The Lobby, a QVC-meets-TikTok video-shopping site based out of San Francisco, and get your fix of European fashion at The Bar Code's Maison Ullens pop-up.


Waves, curls and kinks: Oakland salon GoodBody celebrates hair diversity.

What are you waiting for, sis? It's only days old but Uptown Oakland's GoodBody is already making waves. The space itself is gorgeous, sumptuous, and serene—and its hair-care/self-care philosophy is exactly the salve our tresses and fried brains need right now.

GB is a modern beauty destination that specializes in services for all hair types. The salon's mission statement: to elevate and reimagine the textured hair-care experience. Whatever style you desire, they got you. The Girl Meets Curl (signature curly cut and style), Get It Twisted (twist out), You're So Knotty (Bantu knots), Flex on Them (flexi rod/spiral rod set), and more. An array of other beauty services—brows, lashes, facial waxing—are also on the menu. Make an appointment.

// 430 W. Grand Ave. (Oakland), goodbody.co

Get your paws on fashions from The Bar Code's pop-up and help local mutts.

(Courtesy of Maison Ullens)

We can't hop on a plane to Europe right now. The next best thing to ease our wanderlust? Shopping, obviously. The Bar Code fills the void with a month-long Maison Ullens pop-up in its Presidio Heights space. The Belgian brand is known for timeless, luxe pieces: sophisticated sweaters, effortless knit dresses, and seriously chic leather pants. The stylish essentials can dress up or down, and work outside or inside (raised eyebrow emoji).

From Tuesday, October 13th to Monday, October 26th, 10 percent of all sales will benefit Muttville, a Bay Area nonprofit beloved for its groundbreaking approach to animal rescue. Entry is limited due to COVID so RSVP to aspen@maisonullens.com.

// 11am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment Sunday and Monday; 3600 Sacramento St. (Presidio Heights), thebarcodesf.com

New SF-based video-shopping platform The Lobby is like Tik-Tok for fashion mavens.

Ruh-roh! Shopaholics, take a deep breath and enter at your own risk. The Lobby—a just-launched shopping experience that describes itself as "QVC meets TikTok"—is bound to rock your world, closet and, yeah, credit card. What's so cool about The Lobby, cofounded by former Google Shopping product guru Abigail Holtz? One, you get to discover new emerging Insta, and hard-to-find D2C brands (i.e. Girlfriend Collective, Lunya, Line by K) plus products that drop weekly. Two, you shop directly from short videos by brands and fashion influencers who also review them (they're actually helpful). Three, you have 14 days to try on and decide if the goodies you purchased are must-haves, likes-but-don't-need, or total don'ts. Free shipping and returns are also part of the dealio.

"In a time when shopping in physical stores is neither convenient nor safe, The Lobby bridges the gap between online and in-store shopping with shop-able videos that make shopping as fun as browsing your Instagram feed. This not only makes shopping more entertaining, but also helps consumers better understand products and make more informed purchase decisions," says Holtz.

// fromthelobby.com

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