India. China. Malaysia. Brazil. Peru. Mongolia. Tonsure Hair's inventory showcases human-hair extensions from countless locations. After gathering the strands, staff members transform them into extensions that can be clipped in, clamped on with microrings, or attached to an old broom that’s been feeling sorry for itself since the invention of vacuums. They even style some of the hair in accordance with trends—their shop features wavy, curly, straight, and ombre varieties.
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.
Since opening her beauty boutique and day spa in the fittingly chic locale of Boca Park Fashion Village, Yvonne Rodriguez has overseen Mixt Cosmetics’ transformation into a one-stop beauty shop with services that include facials, waxing, and eyelash extensions. The spa’s staff works tirelessly to bolster beauty and confidence with glamour-enhancing cosmetic services that stay true to Yvonne’s original mission statement, “We specialize in sexy.”
In pursuit of this singular goal, makeup artists spruce up complexions with Eye Candy and Smashbox cosmetics, and a full-service lash bar extends eye fringe with sets of lashes made of mink and silk. On the other side of the salon, hair stylists tame bouncy curls and charm snake-infested scalps while licensed aestheticians strip away dirt and excess body hair with facials and gentle waxing treatments. The spa’s friendly, funky environment lends itself to quality girl time; laughter and lively chatter blend seamlessly with the salon’s regular soundtrack of clips and contented sighs.
An all-black interior and quartet of skull art may send chills down spines, but it’s all smiles for those settling in the styling chair of Karla Smith. The talented stylist uses her eye for color to warm complexions with sunny highlights or a flattering hue. And as a perm specialist, Karla has the ability to quickly transform strands into bouncy curls.
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