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.
The aestheticians at Skin Solution Studio help clients beautify their skin with facial treatments that cater to specific skin needs. They perform microdermabrasions and chemical peels, plus facials that stall the visibility of aging, hydrate the epidermis, and render the skin smooth. Along with their visage-geared services, airbrush tanning, waxing, and makeup applications are also available—unlike anyone on dating sites that take too long to load.
What began in 1984 as a home business with a single phone has grown into a go-to source for women's apparel with retail stores across the country. Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, Coldwater Creek curates a varied selection of elegant but comfortable clothing, ensuring closets stay stocked with more than just the relatives who only get pulled out around the holidays. You'll find everything from sweaters and jackets to jeans and dresses, as well as jewelry, handbags, and other extras for accessorizing new outfits. And if you can't make it to one of Coldwater Creek's physical locations, just head to the website to find the perfect cardigan, cashmere sweater, or pencil skirt.
Ebony is a skilled stylist with more than 13 years of experience, which she puts to use when pampering clients at Salon Phenomenal Woman. In her eyes, every woman who walks through her salon door is phenomenal, and it's her personal mission to bring that out through custom cut and color services. Guests may also request luxurious eyelash extensions, which offer a voluminous look without the mess of mascara.
iBrow & Hair Studio's aestheticians spruce up their clients' appearances with treatments that run the gamut from basic haircuts to deep-hydrating facials. Among these are high-tech treatments such as the ultrasonic facial, which uses ultrasonic frequencies to help stimulate blood circulation and communicate with the tiny aliens that live on the surface of our skin. The staff can also mix and match these treatments into a number of different packages, including bridal services.
The facials at Facelogic Spa aim to make people feel like they're floating. Not just because of the soothing products used or the aestheticians' massage techniques, but because every client sits in a cloud-like zero-gravity recliner during their service. Unlike a traditional massage table, these chairs elevate legs to take stress off the spine and make the body feel as if it's hovering like a slice of cucumber on an air-hockey table.
While clients are suspended in this stress-free state, aestheticians tend to professional-strength skincare with a roster of masks, peels, and serums. Advanced options include chemical peels to brighten, resurface, and exfoliate faces.