With a staff of specialists, a stock of high-end products, and an extensive service menu, Mint Salon gives women and men a chance to accomplish all their pampering in one stop. Aestheticians conduct facials and microdermabrasion treatments that aim to halt signs of aging, and stylists cater to tresses with color treatments, extensions, and Brazilian Blowouts.
The dedicated women at The Fiber Factory, a 3,000-square-foot knitting superstore, instructional center, and local bastion for textile art, have woven together scores of yarn varietals and supplies since 1981. Scroll through plush skeins of yarn crafted by Berroco, DMC, Mango Moon and more ($5–$15) or bolster your bobbin and hook collection with a range of new sew-savvy relics ($1.50–$30). Burgeoning knitters may enroll in a number of in-store classes ($7–$105) and learn the art of Navajo weaving or bob for actual bobbins in their own handcrafted baskets. More advanced loop-masters may join evolved crafting classes and circles catering to their desire to bring a three-piece ropa vieja suit to life.
The Health Foodie's three available honeys are 100% raw, unfiltered, and unprocessed—whereas commercial or even raw honeys on the market are heated to ease the packaging process, this honey is hand-packed and bottled without heat. This results in a full-flavored honey with natural insulin properties. Desert wildflower is a pungent composite of 40 wild desert nectars, creating a delicate balance of sweetness appropriate for drizzling over Greek yogurt or patching a pair of jeans.
Helen's Hope Chest started when Mesa United Way started collecting new and used clothing for Arizona's foster children in 2009. Today, Helen's Hope Chest helps provide these kids with clothing, school supplies, toys, and hygiene items, offering a setup similar to shopping in a consignment store so children can select their preferred styles and colors. In 2011, Helen’s Hope Chest provided clothing and other basic items to more than 2,800 foster children.
For more than 10 years, the staff princesses at the family-owned and -operated Mrs. Potts Tea Party have hosted kids and parents for birthday parties and Girl Scout-troop gatherings. Within a historical house adorned with purple curtains, chandeliers, murals by a local artist, and wallpaper that gives the room the look of a castle, children learn to enjoy traditional tea service while dressed up in a selection from the costume closet.