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.
For Him Mens Salon dapperizes dudes in a welcoming and masculine environment, which features dark woodwork and mounted buck heads. Guests sip complimentary beverages before signature cuts, which include an invigorating shampoo, conditioner, and scalp massage that relieves tension caused by trying to bend spoons with your mind. After a consultation, head trimmers snip manes into tailored cuts, customized and styled to client specifications. As hot towels steam-clean skin and relax the body and mind, TVs at each station proffer entertainment and enthralling sports action for patrons and their spirit animals. For customers with locks that span 1.5 inches or less, stylists swiftly perform precision express cuts, using clippers to shear hair after a thorough shampoo and conditioning, as well as an included scalp massage and hot-towel treatment. Between appointments, gentlemen can trawl the high-speed Internet or practice their mini-golf game on the salon’s petite putting green.
The meticulous techs of Rose Nails pay close to attention to the finer details when performing their signature manicures and pedicures. Within freshly remodeled environs, they soften hands, curb cuticles, and file edges until each nails looks as sumptuous as a harvest moon. But the team's talents truly shine when they treat each digit as a canvas, showcasing their ingenuity and artistry. They can enhance French tips with blossom clusters or upgrade sparkle-infused shellac with vivid tiger stripes. To refine the rest of the body, hair-removal experts leave skin smooth with meticulous body-waxing services. Complimentary red wine or soft drinks accompany each lavish appointment.
Menchaca's savvy stylists expertly snip and style tresses after consulting with clients about their desired coiffures. Depending on hair's length, thickness, and bravery facing scissors in battle, the cut, shampoo, and blow-dry take anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes. Add dimension to hair color or try to subtly go incognito from codependent necks with highlights. Clients can peruse Menchaca's wide selection of products, including Paul Mitchell, Rusk, and Pureology, to keep strands looking polished long after appointments.
The beauticians at Hello Gorgeous wield makeup, nail polish, and other pampering paraphernalia to transform girls into glamorous stars. A manicure dolls up little digits with a soak, file, and polish before a pedicure treats little piggies on their way to market with the respect and vibrant nail art they deserve. Finally, a staff member beautifies young faces with a variety of makeup shades and colors, outfitting them with rock-star attitude, runway-model swagger, or a constitutional monarch’s demure sense of propriety. For more examples of gussied up glitz within Hello Gorgeous’ pink walls, guests can check out its photo gallery.
At Bath Junkie, you have the freedom to be who you are! The majority of our products are paraben and SLS free and they are all cruelty free. Everything at Bath Junkie is safe for all skin types. Remember that when you come to Bath Junkie, you get what you want! So go ahead pick a product, pick a scent and pick a tint!