April 23, 2014

Nails, Hair, Fashion: KaoVey’s Romantically Wired

A collision of local fashion, nail art, makeup madness and styling talent sums up the Romantically Wired editorial photo shoot from the FiDi’s Salon KaoVey. With avant garde nail creations courtesy of Wild Orchid Nails Studio’s Sindy Mark, fashion by Justin Jamison and Lana Shapiro’s makeup, the result is a heady mix of urban edge, fantasy and real grit.




Credits: Creative Director/Hair Artist, Kao Vey Saephanh of Salon KaoVey; Director/Nail Specialist, Sindy Mark of Wild Orchid Nails Studio; Photographer, Haleigh Tevini; Designer, Justin Jamison; Makeup Artist, Lana Shapiro; Wardrobe Stylist, Alex Floro; Models, Kao Vey Saephanh, Christina Louis, Sindy Mark, Justin Jamison, Lana Shapiro, Alex Floro and Haleigh Tevini at Salon KaoVey.

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Pretty Sight: Lashfully Grand Opening in San Francisco

Lashfully, Beverly Hills, CA

San Francisco’s Marina district just got a lot more luxurious with the opening of the latest Lashfully, a new destination for eyelash extensions and a dose of glamour. The grand opening event held earlier this month treated guests to lash love and a chance to chat with Lashfully stylists and local beauty fans.

While longer lashes are the main reason to go, Lashfully locations are also known for posh, pretty interiors done up in soothing grays, chandeliers and touches of Old Hollywood-inspired glam. Founded by veteran esthetician Liv Contreras and business partner Matana, Lashfully offers customized eyelash extensions, lash tinting, glamour lashes and makeup services.

Lashfully, Newport Beach, CA

With a bountiful assortment ranging from bright colors to glitter, eyelash options on offer mean many chances to personalize your look, whether it’s for an easygoing night out or a major event. Customers can get anything from a full set of extensions that lasts up to two months to light pieces that last only two to three days.

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Party Seen: Peoples Barber Shop Opening

The recent grand opening celebration for San Francisco’s Peoples Barber Shop drew a crowd decked out in 1920′s style worthy of its Prohibition-themed interiors. Read on for a look at the new Polk Street destination for straight razor shaves, hot towel treatments and quality haircuts.

Runway Recap: Ginger Rubio Salon’s “The Hunt”

A model and party-goer smile for the camera

Looking for wildly inventive New Year’s Eve hair inspiration? Maybe you’ll pick up a few ideas from Ginger Rubio Salon‘s The Hunt fashion and hair event, held at DNA Lounge this fall. Channeling Little Red Riding Hood and Twilight, the model’s moody up-dos, “boho meets barbarian” men’s cuts, feathers, braids and exaggerated extensions were inspired by German forests, supple leather, utility, fantasy and history.

Party-goers packed the massive venue to its gills and danced to the beats of house DJs Adrian and Mysterious D while waiting for the unveiling of the Ginger Rubio crew’s transformation of the models waiting in the wings.

When they appeared, models with hair by the Ginger Rubio team and makeup by Nikole Elaine made their way down the runway sporting  smokey eyes and muted tones just as Mysterious D kicked up the beats on the ones and twos in time with the models on the stage. Hot on their heels were oohs and ahs from the audience and satisfaction from the stylists and curators backstage.

Below, a few more shots from this avant garde San Francisco style event.

A model working it on the runway

Backstage, a model shows off her Twilight-inspired hair

A model with a feathers and smokey eyes

Two models, backstage, show off the Ginger Rubio crew's skills

Smiling and happy for post-show success

Photography courtesy of Nathan Koch and Eric Stein

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Haircuts for Breast Cancer this Weekend at Elevation Salon

Elevation Salon + Cafe (451 Bush St. at Grant)

For a hair cut and color that supports a good cause (other than your own obviously important personal beautification), head to downtown San Francisco’s Elevation Salon + Cafe this Sunday for the Cuts and Colors for a Cause event benefitng the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., the salon will donate all proceeds from cut and color services to The Race, a non-profit effort supporting breast cancer research and programs. Adding a touch of Hollywood glam to the event is celebrity stylist John Francis, whose famous clients include Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Sting and Rebecca Romain.

Ready to hop in a chair? Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Make them by calling 415-392-2969. Prices range from $50 for a haircut with a junior stylist to $225 for a cut with a celebrity stylist and $80 to $210 for color services from single process to partial highlights.

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