Minerals By Bee’s mission is simultaneously simple and profound: to create cosmetics that actually nurture the skin. The company, which never tests on animals, uses top-quality raw materials to concoct mineral-based makeup, cleansers, and moisturizers that are free of skin-tainting sulfates, parabens, and oils. The beauty experts offer informative in-store appointments for makeup lessons and makeovers, which doll up clients while acquainting them with the product line.
Sun streams through the floor-to-ceiling windows at the B2B Salon’s storefront, flooding sleek black hair stations and hardwood floors with light. Inside, experienced stylists discipline the manes of adults and kids, highlight locks, and create chic updos. Additionally, spa facials and waxing services leave skin smooth and refreshed. After hair appointments, clients can also bring home products from brands such as Rusk, American Crew, and Redken upkeep their new look or make over a favorite teddy bear.
With more than 50 years of experience in the nursery industry, Dana Pike and her staff of experienced plant professionals, horticulturalists, and landscape designers guide home gardeners through 5 acres of plants, supplies, and accessories. Prevent newspaper deliverers from shattering another lawn sculpture of Andre the Giant with a shrub ($5.99+) from lines such as the Southern Living collection. Patrons can inject style and oxygen into interior spaces with one of many houseplants ($3.99+) or reward branchless swings with a tree ($16.99+). Knowledgeable gardeners can advise planters as to which annuals ($1.59+) will grow best in difficult yard environments with little shade or mounting evidence of an underground rabbit-run kitchen, and for an additional fee will plant any greenery purchased. The Family Tree Garden Center’s stock changes weekly. After perusing plants, soil, and gardening tools, patrons can visit the upscale gift shop for home-décor items ($4+). Budding ornithologists can delight in the wild-bird section with a variety of feeders, seed, and bird bungalows, sold with or without squirrel security systems.
Nestled in the heart of Des Moines’ revitalized Ingersoll district, Axis Salon & Day Spa unites a range of beauty specialists under one roof. Within the tranquil facility, the hair salon’s stylists, colorists, and extensions experts brush elbows with massage therapists, aestheticians, and permanent-makeup artists from the day spa, which pampers guests with facials, waxing, and nail services. Axis also schedules free hair-restoration consultations for customers in partnership with the Reese Hair Restoration center, which is home to the only Iowa physician certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. Further beautifying their patrons, the salon stocks Rusk products so they can achieve lustrous hair or give the cat a mohawk at home.