San Francisco Service Recommendations

Since I spent part of my holiday getting primped, I thought I’d do a post on all my favorite services.



I’ve been on the hunt for someone skilled in cutting Asian hair because mine’s so thin and limp. I came across the Japan Center Beauty Clinic in Japan Town which averages 4.5 stars out of a whopping 253 reviews on Yelp. Can’t beat the convenience of a daily operation from 10am – 8pm. I figured I’d take my chances on any stylist, especially with such high reviews. The guy I got was very meticulous; I felt like I was going to be there forever, but he worked on me for exactly one hour and did a perfect job. I love what he did. Ask for Ricky (charges $53) or anyone who’s available.

Japan Center Beauty Clinic

1825 Post St, first floor, suite 160

San Francisco, CA 94115



The best mani/pedi is at Cocoon Urban Day Spa. It’s super expensive, super luxe which is why I’m always on the lookout for a Groupon deal. It’s the best: champagne, chocolate, cookies, crackers, cheese, rose petals in the bath water. Perfect for catching up with a friend and relaxing for 90 minutes.

Cocoon Urban Day Spa

330 1st St

San Francisco, CA 94105



I spent $29 for a Groupon facial at ModVellum. I don’t need to spend tons of money for someone to wash my face. I can do that myself. I need a facial for the extractions and ModVellum delivered. Can’t beat this price.


1628 Union St

San Francisco, CA 94123



I’ve never been to an optometrist I didn’t like. They’re all good. They’re all Asian. For a couple years, I went to the optometrist at the SF Costco. He was fine.



This referral is from Lizzie who got the referral from Sandra. Love the GSB connections. Thanks girls! Best dentist ever.

James P Const, DDS

450 Sutter St, Ste 2133

San Francisco, CA 94108



Oscar is your man. He’s 24/7. He does it ALL.




An honest car repair shop. They only work on Asian cars.

Toy Shop

4818 Geary Blvd

San Francisco, CA 94118



I think my cleaner is ok.  Anyone have a good one?


I’m sure I forgot a bunch of other people I see. Others that people want to comment on or share? Please do!

Money Monday: BBB

Have you used the Better Business Bureau? Let me tell you, they rock. Several months ago, I filed a complaint against a professional service I had paid for and almost immediately got a refund.

I went back again to the BBB a few days ago, to submit this complaint:

Bloomspot (like Groupon) offers deals to local businesses. I purchased a deal for Splendid Skin Care in San Francisco. I have emailed, called, and left messages with Splendid, but have not had a response since October. Two months – no response. I immediately contacted Bloomspot regarding a refund. I sent several emails, left voicemails, yet also no response! I have yet to hear from either Splendid or Bloomspot regarding a refund.

Doesn’t that sound shady? I friggin hate Bloomspot. Worst deal site ever. Their customer service is nonexistent. Voicemail picks up all the phone calls.

I don’t know the inner-workings of the BBB, but I’m sure they’ll get to the bottom of this. I have a Dispute Resolution Specialist assigned to the case with her full contact info. They rock. I’m surprised Bloomspot has yet to respond since complaints go on a business’s permanent record.

Anyhow, I’m expecting a refund any day now.

Money Monday: Cutting Coupons

Remember back in the day cutting coupons and filing them in a coupon organizer? God that was a long time ago. Do they still have coupons in the Sunday paper? Do we still have newspapers?!

For today, I compiled my list of those dealio sites that email you discounts. This isn’t meant to be comprehensive, it’s my personal list—sites where I actually make purchases. Kudos to GroupOn for jump-starting the trend. Cha-ching to those founders.