The world of femininity is yours to explore during
our private, comfortable, confidential and elegant transformation
and education Salons for gentlemen.
Especially for those new to cross-dressing, but
also for those from all segments of the gender community wishing
to update their image and refine the techniques of makeup application
and skincare, our three-hour Salons are completely private. We are
delighted to serve both individual clients, as well as couples with
the significant other or wife in attendance.
Over the past several years we have offered our
Salons, we have been consistently gratified by the positive client
response to our gentle approach. Therefore, we strongly encourage
those who are a bit hesitant in considering our Salon to inquire
further, based upon the information presented below. A quick telephone
call to us at (415) 585-0760 (please leave a message if we are not
in), to discuss your concerns and interests, will prove us to be
friendly, responsive and considerate of your confidentiality needs
and personal desires.
To participate in a Salon and begin or advance
an exploration of your feminine self, is to advance the process
of becoming more fully human and integrated as a person in your
business, personal and spiritual life. But let one of our recent
clients express it in his own words:
Our life at ROMANTASY is especially blessed and
made more pleasurable by the opportunity our clients give us to
serve and learn from them.
OUR UNIQUE PHILOSOPHY AND METHOD
ROMANTASY's special approach is to work with
you to co-create from the inside out, a comfortable, feminine and
elegant look and feel for either a day or evening appearance. While
we are able to create a "far-out" fantasy look for our
experienced clients, for beginning or intermediate clients, we prefer
to enhance your natural personality and simply bring out an elegant
beauty that feels comfortable to you.
We not only "do" but also teach at
the same time, so that you can later practice and implement what
you learn at the Salon. We believe that if something is worth doing,
it is worth doing right, and being able to do yourself. Thus, we
encourage you after the Salon to take the time and pay the proper
amount of attention that your feminine self deserves to express
her most beautiful self.
You may choose to arrive en femme, or arrive
in a business suit and bring your clothes with you to change into,
or request that we prepare a selection of feminine outfits, accessories,
wigs and makeup/skincare products for your shopping pleasure that
A confidential questionnaire will be sent to
you in advance, once you book and deposit a reservation fee, to
help us tailor-make the evening to meet your particular interests
and experience level. Please call for your reservation date and
booking fee. (415) 585-0760
ROMANTASY owner Ann Grogan will design the Salon for you, and select
the proper additional consultant from our staff to provide makeup,
wig styling or hair care services, eyebrow waxing and sometimes,
Our consultants include:
Monica Molton brings 15 years of experience in Hollywood and most
recently, at major San Francisco hair and makeover salons. Her
expertise revolves around both hair and makeup services, with
special focus on creating illusions through sophisticated and subtle
contouring techniques. Her skill level and results are
extraordinary. ROMANTASY frequently books Monica to provide
professional makeup for our corset models such as those seen here.
Advanced clients as well as novices would particularly appreciate
Monica's knowledgeable approach, sophistication, and her fun-loving
We are very pleased to announce as of May, 1999, the addition of TWO
very talented makeup artists. One is a former Miss Gay Arizona,
Miles K. Miles works as a representative for Borghese Cosmetics and
we cannot speak highly enough about his talent with feminizing the
male face. The other is Kristine Burget, owner of a Hair Salon in
the popular Soma area of San Francisco. She's our corset client, one
of Ann's main hairdressers as well, and a bubbly personality who
will make you feel right at home!
| Introducing Miles K. (former
Miss Gay Arizona) and Harmony.
|| And here is Mile's Magic
on Harmony -- pretty glamorous!
|| Yet another great "look"
on Harmony, compliments of Miles K.
Our second new addition is Emma, or David W.,
a well known chanteuse who entertained the Second Annual Corset
Celebration that ROMANTASY sponsored at the Bedford Hotel a few
years ago. David also loves wearing our reversible Point Counter
Point cincher and may be modeling for our fall catalog! You might
also see David advising customers at the Laura Mercier counter in
a well-known San Francisco department store!
Mary Jo Lassin occasionally travels from Los
Angeles to join Ann in makeover services, specializing in both glamour
and daywear looks. She can provide wig styling tips as well as makeup
tips. Her present work involves both theater and stage actors, plus
private clients. You will enjoy Mary Jo's rapid work, no-nonsense
approach and high energy style.
You may now request Salon assistance with your
choice of artists, and some students have even benefitted from separate
sessions with two artists, since each has his or her unique style.
| Mary Jo prepares
custom-blended foundation for "Dana"
after -- Mary Jo's magic!
as a blonde -- smashing!
SEVEN BASIC TOPICS
You may choose three of the seven salons listed
1. Creating the feminine figure by corseting
2. The art of feminine movement and gesture
3. The etiquette of dining, entertaining and serving
4. Feminizing your visual image
5. Basic fashion styles and color analysis
6. Transforming into your femme self (1A)
7. Updating your personal feminine style (1B, for advanced clients)
You will benefit from a 10% discount on products
if you choose to purchase anything at the Salon or within a few
days after. And you will receive a special gift that evening to
memorialize the experience and record the information. Registration
fee for evening: $400.
MAKEUP APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS
For special occasions such as a party or going
to the theater or opera, you may want to look your very best with
flawless, appropriate and more complex makeup. Thus, we also offer
our straight makeup application service. This service does not including
instruction in products, application or colors, all of which are
typically covered only in the full Salon.
Again, we meet in our private, comfortable San
Francisco location with easy street parking, and we offer refreshments
as well. You may request a male or female makeup artist with advance
reservation and deposit of $50 (non refundable if you do not cancel
or re-schedule 48 hours before your appointment):
- A simple day or evening look created in about one hour --
- A more glamorous evening look created in about 1.5 hours --
may include eyelashes, rhinestones, glitter, high fashion eye
colors, complex contouring, some brow shaping or
creation of new eyebrow arch using wax foundation to
disguise natural brow line) -
- Opportunity with either makeup service to change into your
evening wear before or after the makeup -- $25.
We also offer the following services: shopping,
accompaniment to a CD or regular lounge after the Salon, or afternoon
If you wish us to accompany you out to a lounge
after the Salon, we are happy to add an additional hour to your
Salon for a small fee. In addition, on another day we can provide
a 2-4 hour shopping expedition, or plan to share afternoon high
tea at the Sheraton Palace Hotel or a cozy Victorian tea room in
HOTELS NEAR BY:
Beck Motor Lodge, 2222 Market, 621-8212
Ramada Plaza Hotel, Civic Center, 1231 Market, 626-8000
(close to downtown with underground BART system entrance at front
door, then four short stops to Romantasy location)
Savoy Hotel, 580 Geary Street, 441-2700
(near theater and downtown district, with $14 taxi ride, or short
walk to BART then four stops to Romantasy)
Best Western Civic Center, 9th Street and Harrison Street, 621-2826
(close to downtown with short walk to BART then four stops to Romantasy)
HOW TO BOOK A SALON
We require at least a one-week advance notice
and a completed confidential questionnaire, to book a Salon. We
prefer at least two weeks notice, if possible. You may call us after
12 noon PST daily except for Mondays at 415-585-0760, or fax us
at the same number (call first) to obtain a brochure, or to book
a Salon, shopping expedition, or request that certain products be
made available at your Salon. We will discuss the final fee for
your total Salon, depending upon your choices of services. Once
a deposit of $100 is paid to reserve a Salon appointment, there
can be no refund, only a re-scheduling of the Salon with 48-hr.
advance notice (otherwise another $100 deposit will be required
(Before Salon) Lynnwood,
Monica defines eyebrows on "Brie"
||(After two Salons, evening out,
and afternoon shopping service)
|(Two weeks after returning home):
From "Kelly" (novice):
a photo of our two "new" students, Brie and Kelly,
just six months later, enjoying themselves at Esprit (TG conference)
in Port Angeles! My, you've come a long, long way!
And that's not the half of it. Brie reports
she has increased her wardrobe and image expertise about
1000% and Kelly is going out regularly with her T and CD
friends, as well as her understanding wife. We congratulate
both of our first-timers from our Image Salon!
Brie and Kelly
Ann and Kelly
From "D" (intermediate):
From "Kaye" (novice):
Please see additional
photos and testimonials.