At Glow Skin Care and Lashes' location inside Felisha's Salon, cosmetologist and aesthetician Melinda Spreng strives to boost patrons’ natural beauty via a slate of skin-smoothing services from waxing treatments to European facials. Drawing from more than 20 years of experience in the spa industry, including her previous career at a destination spa, Melinda possesses knowledge of a wide variety of products, techniques, and skin types, which she now applies to personalized treatments at Glow.
At Shelly's Lash Lounge, eyes are the center of attention. As attention is normally drawn to a person's eyes initially, they enhance first impressions with intricately applied lash extensions. Those synthetic and mink lashes add length and volume while eliminating the need for mascara. Because they apply extensions one by one to real lashes, they keep looks completely natural, too. While lashes are the main draw, they also offer hair and body wrap treatments for more dazzling, comprehensive makeovers.
At Inkaholics Anonymous a staff of highly skilled, friendly, and creative tattoo artists decorate bodies with everything from permanent eye to lip makeup. Piercing specialists safely install earrings and body jewelry from a wide range of styles and designs, while tattoo aftercare tips help clients heal their skin and protect their ink for years to come.
For more than 25 years, the friendly and knowledgeable staffs at seven locally owned Maui Beach Tanning locations have been helping clients deepen their skin tone and break through tanning plateaus. Their constantly updated selection of equipment includes internally cooled Tan America UV beds that emanate music from within. Certified spray-tan technicians use sugar-based Norvell formulas to customize hues that last for up to seven days, and the California Tan AutoBronzer booth leaves skin glowing in a matter of minutes. The crew can also recommend which of more than 40 tanning lotions will best suit each customer's skin.
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.
Pure Aesthetics Natural Skincare School is a school dedicated to aesthetic education with an emphasis on the use of nontoxic products. Founder and director Kaelen Johnson has worked in the health and med-spa industry since 1993. Formerly an educator for Essensa, an organic skincare line, Kaelen manifests her passion for discovering all-natural beauty products and for spreading awareness of holistic health practices through the operation of the educational center.
Here, students perform a full menu beauty services including facials, peels, body treatments, and waxing. Showcasing a contemporary, minimalist interior design with a color scheme of muted greys and browns, the eco-friendly facility features recycled-cork flooring, a bamboo reception desk, and hand-painted cotton muslin curtains.