Bronzed and Beautiful's 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.
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.
Ensconced in the tranquil atmosphere of Spa310, licensed master-level stylists and aestheticians dedicate themselves to improving the appearance of their clients' skin and hair. More than 15 facials and peels can be customized to address different skin concerns. Meanwhile, an array of massage modalities provide different ways for the steady hands of licensed massage therapists to knead tension out of muscles. Spa310's experts also make use of the Cynosure Apogee Elite laser, which can address skin conditions ranging from unwanted hair to rosacea.
Pacific Coast Tans' tawny technicians cloak aspiring bronzers in sunny tones using micro-vapor technology and Soltron Kiss sunbeds. In about four to ten minutes, Norvell Sunless Airbrush's balanced proprietary blend of alcohol-free ingredients imbues bodies with an even sunless tan that can last up to seven days, granting clients the opportunity to impress classmates at week-long reunions without having to invest in costly ventriloquial lessons. Each airbrush tan also mingles aloe vera with antioxidants such as vitamin E and lutein to shield freshly darkened hides from free radicals.
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.