Stylist Shannon Allar understands the importance of appearances—especially for attending special occasions. That’s why she travels to events such as weddings and photo shoots to personally coif hair into formal updos and intricate braids or simply sheer away extraneous length. In her studio, she dips into an even deeper well of services, adding vibrancy to hair with highlights and color or smoothing strands with Keratin Complex treatments.
My Skincare Boutique's staff of medical professionals dreams up personalized treatment plans packed with powerful med-spa services. While patrons lounge on plush beds or chairs in serene, blue rooms, body beautifiers smooth out unwanted anatomical curves or facial texture without the application of a surface laminate. Luksus Cosmetics products outwit blemishes while mineral makeup from Youngblood coats kissers in a lightweight sheen of color. Before appointments, clients swing a teal door open into a lavender waiting area where colorful artwork, flowers, and a shimmering chandelier excite senses and shame lackluster rainbows.
Bath Junkie welcomes crafty visitors who aim to create their own customized bath products without welding together bathtubs or sewing shower curtains into tuxedo capes. Amid a vibrant and colorful atmosphere, the helpful staff assists customers in selecting non-tinted and unscented products such as scrubs, soaks, lotions, body washes, and more that instill tree-hugging abilities. Next, choose up to three scents to be fused into each product before a final tint application (choose one of 13) transforms skin-soothing concoctions into aesthetically striking bathroom accessories. Surprise Mom with a perfume ($30, 1/7 oz.) that matches her bedroom décor, or pick up any moisturizer, such as organic shea butter cream with vitamin E ($22.50, 4 oz.). Add pizzazz to cleaning time with bubbling bath crystals ($24, 32 oz.) and moisturizing detox rocks ($24, 4 oz.). The fun, hands-on process provides all the childlike excitement of spontaneous soda-fountain chemistry. As an eco-added bonus, almost all products are paraben- and SLS-free.
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.