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.
Located in Moda's Salon, Serenity Facials is an establishment that lives up to its name with every treatment offered. Your skin will rejoice in the calming effects that one of Serenity's signature facials will have on it, whether you opt for the 75-minute custom facial, tailored to your skin's specific needs, or the half-hour refresher facial that you can fit in on your lunch break. Serenity also offers unique facials tailored specifically to meet the needs of cancer patients with its oncology esthetics facials. The services at Serenity are performed by Jane L. Rice, licensed esthetician and nurse, so you can be assured you are getting quality care when you come for a treatment.
The doctors at Great Lakes Dermatology help patients look their best with a full range of medical and cosmetic treatments. They address everything from psoriasis and malevolent moles to wrinkles and leg veins. Botox injections tame wrinkle muscles for months on end, and laser treatments zap sun spots, pigmented blemishes, and fencing scars.
Esthetics by Liliya's sanctuary houses aestheticians who administer regenerative beauty treatments, such as facials, peels, and waxing services. The 80-minute complexion facial starts with a skin analysis, which informs aestheticians on how to properly implement customized cleansing measures, before an enzyme exfoliation mask opens pores, necessary extractions are made, and an additional mask is designed based on your skin type and Halloween costume. The treatment concludes with a moisturizer application and soothing face, shoulder, hand, and head massage.
A comfortable, inviting salon, Fringe administers follicular alterations using gentle products and careful precision. All Brazilian waxing sessions are handled by resident aesthetician and 10-year industry veteran Stefanie Corbett. In the comfort of a quiet, private room, Stefanie works her hair-wicking magic using Cirepil hard wax, a plant-based substance imported straight from France. Strip by strip, unwanted hairs will be banished from the body, allowing ladies to depart with the comfortable advantage of long-lasting hairlessness. This 45-minute procedure produces more potent results than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek and easily scared back into the follicle through the use of well-banged pans or the threat of another wax.
Top Styles Salon owner Mary Steffan is a licensed cosmetologist and medical aesthetician. She freshens up women’s looks with haircuts and highlights, and keeps men looking dapper with eyebrow trims and mustache and beard shaping. Skin gets some face time with Mary during 10-minute glycolic peels that remove the damaged outer layers, as well as during makeup applications for weddings and shopping trips to the fancy grocery store in town.