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lie prone in silence, that’s fi ne—everything at Psoas is customized according to your comfort level. There’s a reason, in other words, that the waiting room is typically full of CrossFit survivors, as well as aching desk jockeys. Runner-up: Earthbody Facialist DERMAPLUS SKIN + BODY 1728 UNION ST. (NEAR OCTAVIA ST.), STE. 200, 415-885-6192 Unlike over-the-top facialists touting gim-micky ingredients (gold leaf ? caviar?), Dermaplus’s unfailingly professional aes-theticians are known for results-oriented skincare. At the small but spotless med-spa, each facial is tailored to the client’s par-ticular concerns, from combating weather damage and aging to minimizing discolor-ation and breakouts (from $110). Though the in-house line of products is botanicals-based, the spa also off ers high-tech add-ons like laser genesis. (Products by Jan Marini, Obagi, and J. Sabatelli are incorporated as needed.) Each hour-long session is capped by a shoulder, neck, hand, and foot mas-sage. Runner-up: International Orange tation for being gentle and effi cient. Her tiny salon offers head-to-toe threading, waxing, and sugaring services for both women and men ($36 for bikini waxing or sugaring). Though longer lasting, sug-aring can be more painful, depending on your hair type—but Holmes’s expert tech-nique makes the process palatable. Run-ner-up: La Tira Wax Studio Home Housekeeping SPARKLING CLEAN AGENCY SPARKLINGCLEANAGENCY.COM This agency’s online booking system makes it easy to try out cleaners before fi nd-ing a favorite. The service provides a deep clean of all bedrooms, bathrooms, and liv-ing spaces ($165 for a two-bed, two-bath). Extra options, such as oven and fridge overhauls, are also available. Gifts like tea and chocolate will welcome you home, along with replacement cleaning supplies for those in-between spruces. The service’s eco-friendly products are safe around pets and children. Runner-up: Zen Home HUCKLEBERRY BICYCLES MARCH since amassed a following among artists, collectors, and gallerists for his museum-quality, closed-corner frames and custom finishes (from $150 for an 8-by-10-inch frame). The maple, oak, and walnut frames are innately beautiful without dis-tracting from the art. And in an industry where raw materials are often thrown away, he’s eco-conscious, using nontoxic dryers and sustainable hardwoods. You can spot his work at restaurants, museums, and galleries around the Bay Area, including the Perennial, Penrose, Gagosian Gallery, Jessica Silverman Gallery, and BAMPFA. Runner-up: Sterling Art Services Locksmith YES! LOCKSMITH YESLOCKSMITH.COM Well aware that locksmiths who keep reg-ular business hours are of little use, the licensed smiths at Yes! will come to you 24-7, in 30 minutes or less, regardless of where you are in the city. The technician can fi x that sticky dead bolt or rekey your apartment in the time it would take a lesser service to call you back. Estimates are free, but charges for lockouts typically range from $125 to $195. At least you’ll be poorer on the right side of the door. Runner-up: PickBuster Locksmith Computer Repair SAN FRANCISCO COMPUTER REPAIR 151 VALENCIA ST. (NEAR McCOPPIN ST.), 415-863-8820 Phone Repair CELLSAVERS 855-256-3709, CELLSAVERS.COM Got a cracked screen, an ailing battery, water damage, or, worse, a smartphone fished out of the toilet? On CellSavers’ website, select your device, describe the issue, and get a price quote on the spot. Brow Shaper BLINK EYEBROWS AND COSMETICS 166 GEARY ST. (NEAR GRANT AVE.), STE. 1305, 415-399-0789 This sleek salon has inspired a cultlike following for its meticulous brow “design.” Why design? There’s no wax involved. Each appointment begins with a thorough consultation, and first-timers are given a long-term plan for restoring uneven and thinned-out brows. The shaping pros at Blink rely solely on plucking and threading to achieve a more precise eff ect, and a single appointment can run 45 minutes. Rather than cookie-cutter brows, Blink’s shapers groom naturally face-fl attering arches (from $45). Runner-up: Eyebrows Anonymous DERMAPLUS SKIN + BODY Rug Cleaner PAPILLON RUG CARE 900 CABRILLO ST. (AT 10TH AVE.), 415-876-7847 Whether you’re a spill-prone coff ee drinker, a new puppy owner, or an interior designer dead set on restoring dated rugs, Papil-lon Rug Care can help. Time-tested and approved, the 17-year-old outfi t is run by technicians certified in the Auserh lian School of Oriental Rug Cleaning, a 100-hour program (no Auserhlian School dropouts here). Among those singing the company’s praises is a longtime curator for Ann and Gordon Getty—but Papillon will happily pick up and drop off at your hum-ble abode, too (from $4 per square foot). Runner-up: Nisei Rug Cleaners If you’ve ever fried your motherboard or watched your laptop succumb to perma-nent sleep mode, you know that knowl-edgeable, honest computer repair pros are worth their weight in rose gold. Here the range of services includes OS installation, virus removal, data recovery, and laptop, desktop, screen, and printer repair (from $65 for diagnostics, which will be cred-ited back to you if you approve the repair). They make speedy service a priority, and they’ll tell you up front if you’re better off with a new machine instead of a costly fi x. Runner-up: Grey Matter Technical Services BEST-ONOMICS Car Mechanic LUSCIOUS GARAGE 475 9TH ST. (NEAR BRYANT ST.), 415-875-9030 It’s a rare car mechanic who’s good for both your car and your psyche. By that measure, Carolyn Coquillette and her team at Luscious are unicorns. The ser-vice is quick, attentive, fairly priced, and free of the condescension and inexplicable costs that often attend car repair. Although Luscious focuses on hybrids (it will service all cars), its real specialty is peace of mind that doesn’t come at a premium. Runner-up: Consumers Auto Body Repair Waxer GLAMOUR PUSS 2250 UNION ST. (NEAR FILLMORE ST.), STE. 304, 415-678-7952 Waxing is an awkward experience, but cheeky aesthetician Sara Holmes will put you at ease. She’s been cleaning up clients for more than a decade, earning a repu-Framing SMALL WORKS SF 3320 18TH ST. (NEAR CAPP ST.), 973-960-8903 After years as a veteran framer at Sterling Art Services, Andrew Berg launched his own custom frame business in 2012. He’s 102 San Francisco | July 2016

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