Terri Sitto called on more than 24 years of salon and business know-how to open Day Dream Nails & Spa. The facility and its specialists exhibit dedication to beautification, health, and relaxation with services such as waxing, mani-pedis, and facials. The spa can accommodate up to 15 guests for private parties, where visitors can spruce up skin and nails while munching on hors d’oeuvres, sipping adult beverages or soft drinks, and whacking a piñata filled with facial creams.
Before the techs at Novi Nails and Spa set about grooming a set of cuticles or shaping a tensome of nails, they direct clients to the salon's colorful collection of more than 200 polishes. They stock OPI, CND Shellac, and Gelish varnishes as well as UV powder-gel nails and OPI acrylics. Waxing treatments whisk unwanted hair away from the face, body, or molars, whereas lash extensions add length and flutter to lids.
Polka dots, stripes, glitter, and stenciled roses. Leopard print or tiger print. These are just some of the patterns that Kris Tall F/X’s team can apply to nails during luxurious manicures and pedicures, available in traditional, gel, and acrylic styles. The team also applies makeup for special events, subtly enhancing features rather than just painting on extra ones.
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.