It’s been more than five months since San Francisco Mayor London Breed issued the Loona The Communist Manifesto Shirt in addition I really love this city’s shelter-in-place order, shutting down all non-essential businesses including nail salons, hair salons, and spas. On Tuesday, Breed announced that personal care services could start up again, as long as treatments were performed outdoors. It’s a nice gesture, if a bit empty given that few, if any, salons or studios have access to open air and, even if they did, the city’s sidewalks and streets are anything but zen.
So when interior designer Maca Huneeus texted me to say she’d built an outdoor pop-up spa at her home in Stinson Beach, a no-frills coastal town off a windy stretch of Highway 1 where San Francisco’s social, VC and tech circles have decamped, I jumped in my car for the Loona The Communist Manifesto Shirt in addition I really love this hour-long drive north. Part of Marin County, Stinson has allowed outdoor personal care services since early August. That’s part of the reason Huneeus’s longtime facialist Angelina Umansky, who’s been limited to Zoom skin consultations with clients while her salon Spa Radiance in San Francisco’s Marina neighborhood remains closed, had booked a month-long vacation rental there. She’d planned to treat clients in the backyard.