San Francisco Magazine
After hearing raves, I visited a mecca for generations of gorgeous San Francisco women: Yelena’s Spa, just off Union Square. (Kindly, they squeezed me in on Christmas Eve.) One client waiting for her toes to dry gushed that over Yelena Blumin’s mom, Raya Zusin, gives the best pedicures in town, but I was strictly on the brow beat. Melissa Kastil was, as promised, fast and effective. Even though she also sat me down for a dusting of powder and to try a new lipstick, I was out in 30 minutes, brows look sharp. IDEAL FOR: One-stop beauty. You can also get a facial or special occasion make-up job.