Indulge your tresses and tips in a much-needed refresh at these posh hair and nail salons in the heart of San Francisco.
Inspired by apothecaries of a bygone time, owner Connie McGrath founded Veer & Wander with the ethos of “Don’t Be Toxic,” exemplified by her salon’s use of clean products from independent brands. Veer & Wander’s old-world-inspired space is punctuated by splashy black-and-white photography, and stylists are known for expert extension services, complete with free consultations. An extensive variety of wellness products, also available on Veer & Wander’s website, include everything from gold hair barrettes crafted in France to perfume to skincare, promoting self-care from head to toe. 6 Brady St.
La Petite Nail Shop provides a stylish and inclusive environment for every nail need. Noteworthy services include the Sit and Lit, a manicure or pedicure infused with CBD products for an extra dose of relaxation; the Smooth as Butter, a pedicure treatment made to exfoliate and soften dry and sensitive skin; and the Lighten Up manicure, which features an anti-aging mask and paraffin wax to give hands a youthful appearance. If you’d rather stick to at-home manis, La Petite sells stylish candles and CBD bath bombs in its online shop to upgrade your at-home salon experience. 601 Kansas St.
As the name suggests, SF Color Collective is known for its expertise in hair color, from seamlessly blended balayage to vivid, natural-looking redheads. Every member of the team, each of whom have at least 10 years of experience in the beauty industry, specializes in different services, such as women’s haircuts, men’s barbering or extensions, so you can pick the stylist who best suits your needs. SF Color Collective values environmental sustainability, with eco nozzles that reduce water usage by 65%, and turns hair clippings into mats for oil spills, meaning you can rest assured that your hairdo has a reduced carbon footprint. 1808 Union St.
Behind its sleek glass facade, Steel + Lacquer’s talented team offers a vast range of services for both hair and nails. Get sun-kissed strands with balayage highlights and smooth out frizz with a keratin treatment, or treat fingertips to a gel manicure and paraffin wax treatment. If you’re feeling bold, Steel + Lacquer is also known for prowess with a rainbow of hair colors, from teal to bright pink balayage. Old Hollywood-style mirrors add charm to the space, making guests feel glamorous from the roots down. 14 10th St.
With an emphasis on sustainability, Cetana upholds ethical practices whether you’re looking for a simple trim and blowout or ornate ombre and updo. Keep hair supple and shiny with a glossing treatment, while sideburn tinting services make Cetana an excellent choice for men’s haircare. Purchase products used in-store from its online shop from retailers such as Eufora, which offers free shipping and samples for Cetana customers, and Aveda to maintain your locks long after your salon trip. 155 Brannan St.
The stylists at Joseph Cozza, which will become Blake Charles Salon on Jan. 1, pride themselves on the personalized care and attention they give to every guest who walks through their doors, ensuring a style that suits your unique aesthetic and hair needs. Whether you’re looking for face-framing caramel-colored highlights, purple-tinted curls or an icy platinum bob, Joseph Cozza is dedicated to helping you achieve your hair goals. 77 Maiden Lane
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