Bronzed and Beautiful's mobile services offers quick and meticulous airbrush tanning without the hassle of a salon. Technicians deploy to the client's home with various customizable spray-tan options, all of which are organic, all-natural, and paraben-free. Although naturally fragrance-free, aromas such as cherry blossom or country apple may be added to the solution, as can glitter. In addition to bronzing skin, Bronzed and Beautiful also brightens teeth through whitening pens, toothpaste, and mouthwash.
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.
Makeup artist Tish Perkins's resumé sparkles with accomplishments, from working as a member of the Glam Squad for the 2011 Miss Black USA Pageant to earning Go Pretty's first annual Beauty Pro Award. Though these recent praises have gained her a lot of attention, Perkins has stayed focused on her passion: bringing out her clients' natural beauty with traditional and airbrush makeup. Whether dolling up faces for a boudoir shoot or applying jewels to an Indian bride, Perkins relies on her seven years of experience to work on any skin tone. Perkins is also a trained eyelash extensionist, using strip lashes, clusters, and semi-permanent lash extensions to define lash lines. By applying one strand at a time, she is able to build upon sparse lids until they resemble the glamorous lashes of a movie star or reach the football-size lengths that comprise a giraffe's main form of self-defense.
The official spray tanners of the Richmond Lady Raiders dance team, Island Glow Spray Tanning's technicians pride themselves in their attention to detail. They use a streak-free formula with ingredients such as aloe vera, cucumber extract, and jojoba oil that nourish the skin as it extends the tan. Each spray tan can be tailored to the needs of the client, whether that person wants a subtle tan or a bronzed appearance that rivals an Academy Awards statue. They'll even travel to you, setting up shop conveniently in a home or office space that frowns upon UV ray exposure.
At IDOLIZE Brows and Beauty, beauty professionals trade in hot wax for a simple piece of thread, all for the sake of healthier skin. By twisting and turning the sturdy fiber across brows, lips, and chins, the beauty experts can remove and shape facial hair with greater precision and without irritating the skin. IDOLIZE, previously known as The Brow, was recognized for its quick, expertly done threading treatments by Charlotte Magazine's Best of the Best awards in 2012.
Although Bon Air Med Spa's master aestheticians indulge their clients with everything from mani-pedis to thorough waxing treatments?all complete with a complimentary cup of tea?they also perform a number of medical grade procedures. The center's facial treatments can go one step beyond traditional day spa care by incorporating VI peels and skin rejuvenation. Meanwhile, light technologies can rid bodies of unwanted stubble or unsightly blemishes, and laser technologies can rid of unwanted body hair.