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.
Captivation Hair Design's savvy stylists and aestheticians deliver classic and on-trend haircuts for clients of all ages, along with a full complement of relaxing spa services. During in-depth consultations, hairstylists confer with clients about their lifestyle and desired look before analyzing hair texture and face shape to engineer a haircut as unique as white-tiger paw prints. Stylists whip new coiffeurs into fresh-from-the-salon shape with a boost from products such as Big Sexy Hair, Moroccanoil, and Bed Head. The salon floor, adorned with hanging art and divided into individual styling booths, boasts a private spa treatment area set apart by heavy draped curtains. Clients relax in secluded massage rooms and pedicure chairs to enjoy restorative body-pampering services to rival napping in a bed of shea-butter-glazed marshmallows.
Metro Health Cosmetic Treatment Center is a clinic housed in an outpatient center of Metro Health Hospital, where licensed physicians bolster beauty with nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. In the spa facial, each patient's skin is individually catered to with a customized blend of cleansing, toning, and protective elixirs, making skin glow as brightly as a sunrise over an ocean of caramel.
Phillip Michael offers an array of salon and spa services behind a warm and charming storefront. Hair services include cuts ($28+ for women, $22+ for men), flat-iron styling ($20+), coloring ($50+), and highlights ($70+) for lion manes infested with damaging micro-cyclones. Reap the benefits of a bikini ($50+) and lower-leg waxing ($60+) and feel confident stepping outside in this season's revealing bloomers, or opt for the back wax ($50+) and turn your stern into a living canvas for mall-kiosk celebrity portraits. Inject a dose of healing into world-weary backs with an hour-long massage (60+), or release underground reservoirs of oil and detritus with a beautifying facial ($60+). Other services include perms ($70+), manicures ($20+), and pedicures ($45+) for a fully grown beauty bounty.