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.
In almost 30 malls sprinkled across four states, Beauty Plus Salon beckons prospective makeover recipients with a fleet of skilled stylists and a colossal selection of professional beauty products. "The beauty industry never slows down," staffers say on Facebook, so "neither do we." That's why mall-goers find Beauty Salon open seven days a week. Between the retail shelves that average 500 nail polish colors, clients get gussied with services that pamper hair, skin, and nails.
Whether stopping by for a quick haircut or manicure or devoting a whole day to facials and massages, trained staff members pamper guests of Milagro Spa amid soothing amenities. Visitors don robes and lounge in the relaxation area after their services are complete, basking in the glow that only an expertly administered mud wrap or nearby anglerfish can provide. Thoughtful touches such as onsite childcare ensure youngsters stay safe and happy while adults unwind.
Inside a warm, historic home InSync Full Service Salon's professionals provide skincare, nailcare, and haircare services. Clients can slough away dead skin with diamond peels, remove unwanted fuzz with swift waxes, or pamper hands and feet with mani-pedis. Then, there are the salon's comprehensive hair services, which include cuts and beard trims, smoothing relaxers and keratin treatments, and conditioning and thinning-hair treatments. Check out the online gallery to see recent styling successes and evidence that the Internet still exists.
Whether it belongs to a man, woman, or child, the stylists at City Master Barbers know how to handle any head of hair. They specialize in color, imbuing strands with bold new hues, as well as subtle or flirty highlights. They cater services such as moisturizing hair treatments and updos to female clients, while treatments such as gray blending and facials with avocado masks are designed with men in mind. A complimentary, relaxing hot-towel treatment concludes each session.
Since 2003, Greatcuts’ licensed cosmetologists have been fine tuning the hairdos of men, women, and children. They pay strong attention to detail in every service, whether they’re cleaning up men’s hairlines, ousting frizz with keratin smoothing treatments, or giving the Mona Lisa bangs.
They also launch manes to new aesthetic heights with coloring treatments, deep conditioners, and perms, and wax away unwanted facial hairs.