I had the opportunity to have my makeup done by the owner of Eye Candy. The website for the beauty salon notes its location as Mid-Market, but I affectionately and properly call that area the Tenderloin. If it weren’t for its close proximity to my home, I wouldn’t have booked an appointment there but I’m so glad I did. Tracy has grown her business through word-of-mouth and dominant 5-star Yelp reviews, and she’s been in the Warfield building as one of the first retail tenants for the past year.
While she’s an amazing makeup artist (best makeup I’ve ever had done), she’s known for shaping eyebrows. I believe her shop had recently been named the best in the city. She filled in my brows and made them look great with makeup so I have no doubt she’s skilled when she spends 30 minutes on a brow appointment.
When talking to Tracy, she said, “Who says you can’t go past 5th Street as a business owner.”
Here is information from her website. “While just a block from the glamour and notoriety of Union Square, mid-market has long been a neighborhood in transition. Instead of premium retailers, our neighbors include everything from mid-rise office towers, to upstart restaurants and funky night clubs, to boutique retailers, art galleries, and, yes, the occasional adult theater. But Mid-Market is also full of history and at the moment, full of promise. On July 8, 2010, the CityPlace retail center was approved for development. A five-story, 250,000-square foot retail space directly across from the Warfield and just steps from San Francisco Center at 5th and Market, this new anchor is sure to have a major impact on our block. We expect a major discount retailer, such as Target, to be a key tenant in the new mall, and along with them a new sense of polish, activity, security, and connection between Mid-Market and Union Square. We’re fascinated by the history of this area and building, and we’re currently reading and researching as much as we can. Our efforts are for the greater good, of course, and we look forward to sharing the most interesting and peculiar bits of information we can dig up. We’re really looking forward to being a part of this vibrant and re-emerging part of San Francisco, and we really want you to share the experience with us.”
Now that’s fashion forward in the largest sense.