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Yelena Blumin
13Dec

Harper’s Bazaar BAZAAR BEAUTY: Beauty’s Secret Addresses Who do the chicest women rely on to make them shine? Bazaar brings you the products and professionals they trust the most. From Vanessa Getty, San Francisco-based socialite FACIALS: Yelena’s Spa. Russian-born Yelena Blumin runs a boutique spa with a relaxed atmosphere. “Her treatments are incredibly thorough and […]

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Yelena Blumin
13Dec

InStyle Magazine Getting Gorgeous : facials in San Francisco Although Yelena loves the challenge of problem skin, she sees her share of lovely complexions like that of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Zhang Ziyi. Yelena learned to do facials in her native Russia; for American clients, she has spiced them up. After deep-pore cleansing, the […]

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Yelena Blumin
13Dec

Harper’s Bazaar Fashion in America : San Francisco Facialists A little-known boutique and day spa in Union Square with microdermabrasion and oxygen facials offered in one sitting.    

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Yelena Blumin
13Dec

Allure We knew there was something special about this place when we saw just-pampered clients rushing to secure their return visit. Yelena led us to a room where we sank into a thick down comforter draped over a table. Soon, she was a blur of wax strips and tweezers. And in just five minutes, we […]

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Yelena Blumin
13Dec

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 […]

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Yelena Blumin
13Dec

San Francisco Chronicle Magazine …Today, facialists abound and the younger set, not wedded to tradition, turns just as easily to independent spas such as Yelena’s Spa. No brand-name lure here, just the work of the Russian-born facialist who has a tough-love approach to skincare (and who is also popular for her Brazilian bikini waxes, which […]

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Yelena Blumin
13Dec

San Francisco Magazine Socialite Tatiana Sorokko’s Picks for a High Maintenance Lifestyle It’s hard enough having to keep up with the Joneses; imagine having to do it with the Gettys and the Grimaldis. Here’s how Sorokko–ex-model, Russian Vogue editor, and co-owner (with her husband) of the city’s Serge Sorokko Gallery on Grant–stays relaxed in the […]

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Yelena Blumin
13Dec

Allure Yelena Spa, Yelena Blumin. Golden arches without the red aftershock.      

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Yelena Blumin
13Dec

Allure Nestled between Gucci and Prada is a spa with an agenda: Yelena wants to rescue the feet of weary shoppers. (Enough lizard-skin stilettos and logoed clutches pass through the reception area to make a Miller sister weep.) We didn’t wait five minutes before being ushered into the pedicure room where we were treated to […]

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Yelena Blumin
13Dec

How Not to Look Old by Charla Krupp The New York Times Best-Selling book by Charla Krupp, the veteran beauty editor and style expert of NBC’s Today Show for ten years. Her beauty and style bible does not tell you to age gracefully and celebrate your wrinkles. (Who does that?) Nor does it tell you […]

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Yelena Blumin
10Dec

San Francisco Chronicle Style : The long march to the galas Calling it Hell Week may overstate the trials and tribulations of attending San Francisco’s two big performing arts galas in the same week, but for those who want to strut their stuff in just the right way, it can take months of preparation… Get […]

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Yelena Blumin
10Dec

Yelp.com I have been going to Yelena’s spa for almost 4 years now. So it’s a shame I haven’t written earlier. I am a devotee as are many of the girls in my office. I am constantly referring people there because of the complements I get about the services they provide me. Overall I go […]

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