Whether working with clients who have allergies to harsh chemicals that reside in many beauty products, or just pampering the way nature intended, Natural Solutions' staff employs a roster of gentle, all-natural ingredients for every service. Featuring ammonia-free hair color and perm services to help maintain mane health without stripping proteins or essential moisture and leaving hair vibrant and shiny. Even their makeup, which can be purchased to take home or applied in house, is free of harmful ingredients?the salon is an authorized bareMinerals retailer, and features hundreds of cosmetics.
As a teenager, Lissa Bell developed vitiligo, a condition that causes depigmentation in the skin. As a result, Lissa decided to research and develop natural skincare products. Today at Lissa's Natural Skin Care, as a licensed esthetician, herbalist, and holistic-skincare therapist, she uses organic skincare products during custom facials, and skin resurfacing treatments to treat a myriad of skin issues.
With more than 386 locations dotting North America, JCPenney Optical's ubiquity is matched only by its extensive selection of contact lenses and designer frames that includes brands such as Armani Exchange, Liz Claiborne, and Nicole Miller. Despite this wide reach, all lenses are cut at the same optical laboratory, ensuring a consistency of quality and a pretty good idea of where to look if your glasses run away from home. Each location has an independent state-licensed doctor of optometry, who can perform vision exams and help clients determine which type of vision correction will work best.
Kelly's Elite Boutique specializes in providing customers with comfortable and supportive bras and shapewear within an upscale boutique environment. Unlike complicated corsets and backbreaking brasseries, the custom-fitted bras from Kelly's are carefully crafted by a fleet of festooning fairy godmothers for the coddling feel of 1,000 heartwarming hugs. Staff measure each client to help find a properly-fitted, supportive brasserie for nearly any occasion or life event, from specialty bridal lingerie, to secure, comfortable sports bras, or brasseries specially made for pregnant or nursing mothers.
The optometrists and staff at OptiView Visions remedy fuzzy eyesight and magnify visitors’ sense of style by assembling pairs of fashionably corrective eyewear. Clients can experience the world in 20/20 clarity through prescription lenses that rectify common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia—also known as “getting older.” OptiView’s walls brandish a wide selection of brand-name frames from renowned manufacturers such as Coach, Guess, and Elegante.
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.