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.
The seeds for Famous Hamburger were planted in 1970 when Feisal Hider?s father gathered his family, left the United States, and returned to Lebanon with the intention of opening the country's first American-style burger shack. This humble shack became a popular attraction, which prompted the name change to Famous Hamburger and cemented a family legacy that would follow Feisal back to the United States. After returning to America, he eventually opened the first stateside Famous Hamburger in 1998, and founded a second location a few years later.
As its name implies, Famous Hamburger specializes in classic American cooking. Burgers arrive topped with everything from portobello mushroom caps and pesto sauce to habanero peppers, hot sauce, and sliced jalapenos. Banana splits and milkshakes reinforce the American theme, appearing alongside the menu's assortment of wraps and melts. The Hider family doesn't neglect their Middle Eastern roots, though. The chefs exclusively use halal meats, which arrive daily and never see the inside of a freezer, and prepare dishes such as falafel pitas and fattoush salads. Furthermore, the restaurants are attached to hookah lounges where guests can relax after their meal and savor one of the more than 30 shisha flavors.
The Bogey Golf Tour grants golfers a chance to take to the links and compete against fellow amateurs in tournaments scheduled at some of the finest courses in the London, Windsor, Detroit, and Kitchener/Waterloo areas. At each event, scratch golfers compete in the Birdie division, 0–15 handicaps square off in the Par division, and 16+ handicappers trade pinpoint approaches and sequined divot tools in the Bogey division. The top five finishers in each division receive prize money—which can be paid out in gift certificates or cash—and the Tour also holds prize competitions for longest drive, closest to the pin, and 3-iron jousting. The Tour publishes the results from each tournament in local newspapers, and players can chart the peaks and valleys of their careers on the Tour Members list, which compiles all of their tournament results. Along with providing an outlet for amateur golfers to exercise their long-suppressed competitive side, the Tour and its sponsors have raised $74,000 for various area charities since 2003.
Board-certified physician James A. Coomes leads Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss, so it's no surprise that the clinic has a decidedly medical bent. The medically supervised weight-loss program incorporates everything from hormone balancing and Zerona body sculpting treatment to lab-analysis work. ??Dr. Coomes turns to such technological tools as nonsurgical Pixel laser skin-rejuvenation treatments, which employ lasers to create thousands of tiny perforations in the skin, thereby stimulating a healing process that can erase fine lines and pigmentation problems. Microdermabrasion treatments revive skin texture and diminish light scars via apparatus-assisted exfoliation, and chemical peels employ fruit acid, herbs, and antioxidants to stimulate the release of dead skin cells from bodily exteriors and encourage the production of collagen and novelty hats. The clinic also offers results-orientated medical facials to clients.
Though Data Center has been around for nearly a decade, its pristine new location on Telegraph Road feels like it was opened yesterday. Staff members stock shelves with an epic selection of hardware and software for PCs and draw upon 20 years of experience as they stay ahead of every twist, turn, and barrel-tossing ape on the information superhighway. Server parts and accessories fortify desktops and laptops, and the Center's certified techs can purge hard drives of harmful viruses and malware and retrieve lost files from the far reaches of a malfunctioning motherboard or tightfisted HAL 9000. Active Solutions Group, the parent company of Data Center, specializes in IT solutions for businesses, including network cabling, workflow processing, and security.