Pamela Spittell, the licensed cosmetologist behind Pam's Hair Design and Eyelash Extensions, has more than 27 years of experience helping her clients stay beautiful. In addition to custom hair designs for each client, Pam also specializes in NovaLash eyelash extensions. Wielding natural and synthetic extensions and their complementing adhesives, she attaches NovaLash extensions to individual eyelashes to yield full, luscious lashes.
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 more than two decades, Beauty in Vegas founder Nikki Segal has beautified high-profile clients, including Leonardo DiCaprio, John Edwards, and the models that grace the covers of Las Vegas Bride magazine. She and her team provide a mobile service for clients, traveling to homes, hotels, and casinos around the country to pamper clients with products from high-end brands such as Arbonne, Fred Segal, and MAC Cosmetics. Nikki prides herself on her vibrant, amiable personality that helps her charm even the most disgruntled eyelash curler to submit to her will.
Flawlace Beauty Boutique’s black-and-white paisley wallpaper and electric-pink walls leave clients assured of the salon’s flair for feminine beautification. Sheer white curtains envelop visitors ensconced in hairstyling nooks or seated, like flamingo royalty, on plush pedicure chairs, and cursive marquees mark the spot for private facials and spa treatments. Inside the boutique’s blushing confines, customers also find staff trained in expertly applying eyelash extensions, including brightly colored and crystal-adorned varieties.
At Advanced Aesthetics Salon, guests find a med spa, a salon, and a boutique in one convenient location. There, a team of board-certified plastic surgeons and registered nurses oversee cosmetic injections and wield lasers to evict unwanted hairs or no-longer loved tattoos. Chemical peels are also administered under the umbrella of the med spa, resurfacing the skin with ingredients such as salicylic or lactic acids. Meanwhile, the salon sees to the tending of hair and nails, as skilled hands create formal ‘dos, craft new styles, and help correct the results of this year’s let-your-child-be-your-stylist day. After enjoying a facial or relaxing mani-pedi, guests can peruse a selection of clothing, accessories, and gifts to add a finishing touch to their new look, or stock up on brand-name hair and skincare products by brands such as Pureology, Obagi, and Skinceuticals to help maintain salon and spa-like results at home.
At Naked A Boutique For Skin, seasoned aesthetician Marianne Ortiz restores skin's allure with custom treatments for men and women of all ages. After ushering guests into private treatment rooms, Ortiz blends organic fruit extracts into nourishing elixirs and whisks away unwanted hairs with gentle, fast-drying hard waxes. During complimentary skin-analysis sessions, Ortiz strives to educate clients on their epidermal needs and lingering rug-burn phobias.