Earthly Body's collection of natural, vegan, and paraben-free skincare and bodycare products has caught the eye of an array of media outlets, such as Allure and Lucky magazines, with its hydrating hemp-oil bases and cruelty-free lineup. Candles melt into a candle pot with wax that can also be used as a warm massage oil, postcleansing moisturizer, or elbow cream for dry pet elephants. Earthly Body’s haircare line, Marrakesh, infuses each tendril-smoothing solution with Moroccan argan oil and three signature scents (original, High Tide, and Dreamsicle) to bolster frizz-free manes. Mineral-based makeups dust across facescapes without the harsh chemicals or pore-clogging guilt found in animal-tested products.
Pale blue walls and snowy white accents lend Salon Xcess a cloud-like aura that reflects the fun yet relaxing atmosphere fostered by its staff. Throughout the day, the snips of their scissors mingle with the cheerful laughter of a pedicurist chatting with patrons as she gilds toes in bright polish. This welcoming ambiance translates into personalized services, such as pre-cut consultations conducted so stylists can analyze each client’s face shape, complexion, and dream journal to help determine a flattering hairstyle or color. Along with an abundance of friendliness, the staff possesses a wealth of tress-based know-how, including an arsenal of tricks and treatments to restore radiance to rough, dry, oily, and frizzy hair.
Nordstrom Rack houses a dizzying array of high-fashion brands—some of it from the Nordstrom shelves and some of it straight from top-tier designers—that it sells for as much as 70% off retail prices. Every store stocks an average of 25,000 pairs of shoes, a foot-feast featuring hundreds of designer brands. Gals can suit up for slick, soggy streets with a duo of Report 'Louise' faux suede convertible boots ($46.90), while guys can stylishly saunter in a pair of suede-overlaid New Balance retro running shoes ($39.90). Nordstrom Rack's extensive collection of designer jeans keep wayward legs from impersonating arms, and with a bevy of items for women, men, juniors, and children, Nordstrom Rack's expansive stock is sure to please the palate of any hanger-hungry wardrobe.
Laline's shelves overflow with aromatic bath and body products made with natural ingredients including salts from the Dead Sea and essential oils from Provence. After getting wrapped in vintage-style packaging, the far-flung ingredients make their way to 60 locations worldwide—with only three in the United States. Creams, lotions, and soaps for women help maintain soft skin, and products for babies blend gentle elements such as chamomile oil, aloe vera, and stork tears. Laline also doles out feminine, bright-pink products for girls, as well as shaving supplements and soaps for men.
White walls and furnishings give the shop's shabby-chic interior a clean, airy vibe. Laline's colorful products pop against white tables and shelves, which nestle beneath delicate crystal chandeliers.
For almost two decades, the passionate dermal custodians at Aegean Advanced Aesthetics have combined top-shelf clinical products and professional care to energize orifices and invigorate visages. Today's Groupon smoothes over each face's troubled past with a rejuvenating four-layer vitamin-C facelift. In one 60-minute sitting, a friendly attendant will affix your skull sheath with coats of vitamin C, glycolic acid, and gentle enzymes, speeding up cellular turnover to tighten and enliven your face, as well as emit an incandescence unseen since Zeus removed a T-shirt from his lamp to reveal the sun. Upon completion, feel free to consult the face sages for how to maintain your ultra-radiant luminescence. After all, taking good care of your skin is important at any age. When future forms of facial recognition require a scan of your face before you can enter your hovercraft or open a can of hovercraft fuel with your automatic can-opener, it’ll be nice to know you’re dependably radiant. Call ahead to make an appointment.
“Your Journey Begins Here” is painted above the wall-length mirror in Studio 25’s gym. It exemplifies just how the facility’s trainers feel about health and fitness: it’s a journey that begins anew each day. They act as guides along that journey as they direct clients in using the studio’s weight training and cardio equipment. Group classes such as yoga, hula-hoop dance, and Zumba make working out upbeat and social, and seductive dance and pole work classes add on to the gym’s myriad fitness options. Meanwhile, Kubotan self-defense training fosters muscle conditioning and teaches how to fend off both potential assailants and petition-pushers with their menacing pens and pads of paper. Upping the intensity ante, trainers also lead outdoor bootcamps at McKinley Park. An array of nutritional products and supplements sold onsite helps complete each client’s daily journey by further nurturing general health.