To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
The deft staff at European Tanning Club & Hair Design treat clients to an extensive menu of hair, skin, and tanning services. Tones of silver and gray engulf the salon's interior, where intricate rose carvings sparkle on silver mirrors and a dangling chandelier illuminates top-shelf products from brands such as Alfaparf, Milano, and Bumble and bumble. In the relaxing spa space, aestheticians wax or laser away excess body fuzz and combat imperfections with potent chemical peels, soothing facials, and kindness. True to its tanning-club claim, the salon and spa also houses an arsenal of UV beds and Mystic Tan booths designed to leave a natural-looking finish.The deft staff at European Tanning Club & Hair Design treat clients to an extensive menu of hair, skin, and tanning services. Tones of silver and gray engulf the salon's interior, where intricate rose carvings sparkle on silver mirrors and a dangling chandelier illuminates top-shelf products from brands such as Alfaparf, Milano, and Bumble and bumble. In the relaxing spa space, aestheticians wax or laser away excess body fuzz and combat imperfections with potent chemical peels, soothing facials, and kindness. True to its tanning-club claim, the salon and spa also houses an arsenal of UV beds and Mystic Tan booths designed to leave a natural-looking finish.
Fusion Medical Spa operates under the supervision of Dr. Ayoub Sayeg, and its services reflect this clinical pedigree. Often, treatments make use of high-tech equipment, such as lasers that attack hair at the follicle level and microdermabrasion wands that rid faces of dead skin cells. Permanent makeup for the eyes, lips, and other features draws out the natural beauty in clients or the fading marker-faces of coconuts.
In 1993, Adela White was admiring the makeup work of one of her coworkers, when that coworker revealed a secret: it had been tattooed on. This was the Detroit native's first experience with permanent makeup, and it inspired her to study the technique and learn as much as she could, even going so far as to travel across the country seeking training. Now, with more than two decades of experience, Adela is able to use permanent pigments to create full, sweeping eyebrows, colorful lips, or other natural looks that eliminate the need for daily maintenance and makeup applications. During appointments, Adela helps minimize any potential discomfort by offering to apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area.
A 3,500 square foot tanning emporium located in Dearborn, Coral Beach Tanning sets itself apart by boasting clean rooms, no appointments or waiting times, and a large selection of Tanses Technology bronzing beds. All beds in Coral Beach Tanning are 160 watts or higher, including a state-of-the-art high pressure bed designed to deliver a rich, dark tan quickly. Of course there's also a Mystic Tan station for those yearning for a bronzed look without the heat, as well as a unique
Hydration Station, This tan-prepping bed infuses the skin with moisture, vitamins, and minerals, which can help extend the life of both UV and sunless tans and any houseplants you happen to bring with.
Partial owner and third-generation hairstylist David Stewart brings more than 25 years of experience and dozens of awards and accolades––including a silver medal for men's haircutting at the World Cup in Holland––to the upscale salon that bears his name. Along with co-owner and fellow artistic stylist Leslie, Stewart leads a team of talented individuals that works tirelessly to update coifs with the latest cuts and marbleizing color treatments or to recondition tresses with partial perms or hydrating masks by Lisap. Steps away, private suites await those treating themselves to a relaxing massage or pedicure, and a selection of more than 1,000 different retail products are available for purchase for those treating strands to a between-meal snack.