Whether with clippers or scissors, Gregory Rossi demonstrates a deft barber's touch that he's honed for nearly 20 years. At Rossi's Hair Studio, he and his brother Nicholas tap into their industry experience to provide cuts, shaves, and other hair services for both male and female clients. Men can polish up their looks with a standard or buzz cut, hot shaves, and even men's color camo services, which can conceal grey hairs or toy soldiers hiding in parts. Rossi's also offers women's cuts in addition to highlight, coloring, and waxing treatments.
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.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby portrait to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond traditional printed portraits, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution CD, gallery wraps, wall art, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.
Colour Forté specializes in expert hair-color application with a full range of salon and spa treatments rounding out the aesthetic services. Master colorist and salon owner Lisa Arnold begins your appointment with a consultation to decide how best to achieve a new dimensional color scheme before applying the color and styling your hair for an alluring finish. During the paw-prettifying manicure, your hands will be soaked and scrubbed before the cuticles are cleaned, the nails filed down and then dressed in polish cloaks ($25). Give overactive toes a respite during Colour Forté’s relaxing pedicure, where your feet are first tenderized in a soothing salt-scrub bath before undergoing a moisturizing massage ($40). Colour Forté's ped experts will banish nettlesome calluses and tame wily cuticles before slapping on a new coat of paint.
With its sleek decor, complimentary beer, and flat-screen TVs filling the background noise with Phillies-game highlights, I’m Sergio nods to the men's clubs of yesteryear as the barbershop’s talented stylists give each client a modern new ’do. Hair services range from a basic shampoo and style or beard trim, helping guys look spiffy in just a few minutes, to the more indulgent The Cut package, which includes a relaxing warm-towel treatment and head massage. Old-fashioned straight-razor shaves showcase masculine cleft chins, and manly manicures soften hands hardened by too many high fives with the Hamburger Helper representative. To keep up appearances between cuts, I'm Sergio also offers free clean-ups. :m]]