RENEW ISSUE: 16 healthy, fit, and fun Bay Area things to help you kickstart your spring
PUT CUTE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
You'll break your lease in the land of not-so-fresh after an introduction to wonders of kawaii nail art. Let Trang Bui, the manager of Crystal Nail, facilitate your escape from the days of dull French manicures with her signature collage talons of glitter, jewels, and — so popular you should book and specify you want them well in advance — Hello Kitty 3-D art. Don't be shocked at the price tag — a full acrylic set with designs and tip will run around $65. Worth it for such blingy digits, no? Next challenge: learning to type with horizontal fingers.
2347 Clement, SF. (415) 752-4425
STICK A FEATHER IN YOUR COIF
Still rocking the all-natural look? Shame that — freshen up your do with some feather hair extensions, slim bursts of hue that'll set you apart from the other land-locked long hairs, but don't involve the same commitment as a jar of Manic Panic (though they can last for months). You can get a natural or neon-colored bundle of up to four feathers for $30 or single plumes for $10 each at the Mission's Pretty Parlor. Move fast — once these hit Dolores Park, the trend's gonna blow up.
Pretty Parlor. 3150 18th St., SF. (415) 556-2883, www.prettyparlorsf.com