Under the guidance of M. Azhar Ali, M.D., Âmae Plastic Surgery Center offers a broad array of cosmetic services. A wrinkle-repelling Botox injection can oust crow's-feet and minotaur hooves from around the eyes, decrease creases in the forehead, and smooth out pleats between the eyes, with results lasting up to four months. The DiamondTome microdermabrasion treatment exfoliates skin and stimulates collagen production for a younger, silkier look, with an Azu-Zinc soothing mask applied afterward to reduce the irritation and facial redness that often causes humans to unwittingly antagonize feisty bulls.
Pamela Wilson-Hulett is a Master Designer with more than 25 years of experience. She's also a graduate of J Beverly Hills Academy, a DiBiase-certified hair extension consultant, and a skilled dry cutter?a technique that texturizes and volumizes hair. At Exhale Salon & Spa, she and her staff put their experience to work during salon services such as haircuts, highlights, and mani-pedis. Clients who just want to relax, on the other hand, can sign up for a Swedish massage or color-coordinate all of the studio's bottles of nail polish.
The stylists at The Color Room Salon have seen it all. Failed bleach jobs and uneven highlights are no match for these experts, who specialize in corrective color. They rely exclusively on naturally-derived Aveda products, whether they're cleaning up color mistakes, touching up roots, or camouflaging grays on men, women, or self-conscious koalas. Besides bathing strands in new hues, the team at The Color Room Salon adds rainbow bursts to fingers and toes with nail enhancements and durable shellac polish.
Stylists at Love Your Hair Salon cut and color manes with products from Matrix, Kenra, and Pureology behind their stations. The salon's cozy interior features hardwood floors, a fireplace flanked by cushioned chairs, and fashion-inspired artwork.
To expand clients' style horizons, Lush Hair Studio peppers its Facebook page with pictures of creative ‘dos and inspirational quotes by style icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Madonna. To achieve bold looks in their salon, Lush’s stylists use eco-conscious Davines products when cutting, coloring, and texturizing men's and women's hair.
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.