It’s referral time. Time to give you my personal tips on the best the city has to offer.
245 Fillmore // Haight next to Indian Oven
This is hands-down the best haircut in the city. And the kicker? It’s only $40. Where the hell in the city can you get a great cut for two jacksons? I always throw in a $10 tip because I think they’re under-pricing themselves. They should be charging the going rate of $65, but maybe the discounted rate is what keeps their business rocking.
My ex used to get his hair cut here and I loved accompanying him because the owner is HOT! He’s a total cutie, some surfer dude from San Diego. He’s not gay either. One of these days I’m going to recommend him for The Bachelor. Mike’s been cutting my hair for a while now. He was booked up on Friday so Tara cut my hair and she was fabulous, too. I think anyone there is really good.
Clothing for Men and Women
2nd Street and South Park
So you save on the haircut and splurge on the clothes. There’s a reason why I bring my lunch to work everyday. I’m really into the Chef Boyardee cans for $1. $1 lunch. You can’t beat that!
My friend Conrado bought me a birthday present from this place several years back. I checked it out and fell in love. Jeremy’s is like a boutique version of Loehmann’s. Expensive clothing at discounted prices. I try not to go often because I always end up spending a paycheck. Something regularly-priced at $200+ will be marked down to $80. I was on a mission to buy some new pants and the one pair of pants that fit me in the store was $120. Yikes! They fit perfectly, too. So I had to have them. You’ll be seeing me wear them everyday.
I’ve had problem skin my whole life. I had awful acne as a teenager. I’ve got hyper-pigmentation. I swear by this medical esthetician. My skin has never been better. After I told her I’m allergic to normal sunscreens, she named the exact sunscreen that took me years and years to find.
Be forewarned: this is not your typical, soothing, relaxing facial. I was extremely uncomfortable with the microdermabrasion and the extractions were painful beyond belief. But instead of washing your face (I mean, I can do that on my own), she’s actually doing something. She is amazing. If you go, tell her I referred you.
$125 for a 90 minute session which includes microdermabrasion and brow shaping.