Cindy Miller, and the rest of the staff at Two Perfect Pinkies for that matter, keep their eyes tightly focused on hands and feet. These are like spoiled children here, doted upon with buffers and polishes, paraffin waxes and acrylic waxes, all in the name of getting the fingernails looking like they just spent time in the wash basin of eternal youth. Two Perfect Pinkies offers natural nail treatments, such as oil and water manicures, as well as acrylics.
The namesake founder of Diana Senova Cosmetics is a make-up artist who draws upon a decade of experience. She specializes in airbrush makeup, dispatching a mist from the nostrils of a small, beautiful dragon she holds. The mist settles in a thin, natural-looking layer and blends realistically with pigment. Her skills are versatile. If a client asks to look like a well-rested version of herself, Diana will make her complexion appear more even and play up the eyes. Clients hoping for something more playful are also covered. For all its natural glowing complexions and lush lashes, Diana's portfolio also features faces festooned with metallic green stripes and hand-painted florals. In 2010, Diana expanded her business to include a proprietary line of cosmetics called DSC.
WIth six different mani-pedis on its menu, Summer's Salon gives you plenty of options. Nails get shaped carefully, masks seal in moisture, and sugar scrubs relieve hands and feet of dead skin cells without the traditional duct tape. For those who want more beautification, the salon's stylists color and sculpt hair into flattering shapes.
A design motif characterized by simple but elegant chandeliers and lemon- and lime-hued walls maintains a sunny ambiance across all three of Nail Day's Denver locations. The charming backdrop puts clients at ease as they hunker down into plush chairs and let aestheticians primp and prettify their hands and feet. To ensure optimal sanitation, Nail Day offers manicure kits that customers can take with them and bring back for each treatment, giving them their own individual file, sanding file, and orangewood stick. In addition, staffers disinfect sinks and tabletops multiple times a day with a hospital-grade germ-killing solution and clean all metal implements through autoclaving, a heat-sterilization method used at medical facilities.
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.
Soco Salon and Spa’s stylists, colorists, makeup artists, and aestheticians have some heavy-duty weaponry. Armed with products from Kerastase, L'Oreal Professional, and Vital Therapy, they ably do battle with untamable tresses, blemishes, and muscle knots to render more radiant and relaxed clients.