Laser technician Anna Hilborn helms Opal Rose, which is located within the McDowell Shops. Here, she aims to resolve problematic skin expediently and safely. Stubborn acne is controlled when met with advanced laser treatments. Lasers also gently remove unwanted body hair while entertaining clients with light shows set to the Eagles.
A former model with 35 years of experience as a stylist and salon manager, Judy Petrigac knows a thing or two about makeovers. Over the years working with renowned stylists such as Arnold and Robert Zegarelli has helped Judy hone her craft and today she draws upon that experience to lead the team at Hair Images.
Though Judy's specialty is corrective color, the salon's hair services run the gamut from complimentary bang trims to permanent waves and foil highlights. She and her staff use products from brands such as Phyto and Wella to remodel tresses, and construct custom updos for weddings and other special events. Their skincare services, which employ Dermalogica products, are just as customized. Before treatments, aestheticians conduct face-mapping skin analyses to identify problem areas. Their facials then combat breakouts, dull skin, and signs of aging, depending on the client's needs and whether they prefer wearing a paper bag over their head. Clients can receive a full-on makeover by opting for waxing treatments, airbrush tanning sessions, and mani-pedis.
A chic spot just for guys, Take 5 invites gentlemen to sit back and crack open a cold one while the stylists make them look dapper. To that end, the stylists snip sharp cuts, lather up faces for straight-razor shaves, or incite relaxation during scalp massages. Guys can opt in for monthly memberships, which include multiple haircut and shave visits with hot-towel treatments, mini-manicures, and mustache and beard trims, all enhanced by complimentary snacks and drinks. And while guys wait, they can entertain themselves with the free WiFi or Xbox, instead just counting each hair on their head.
Clients waiting for their appointments at Barbiere can sink into overstuffed leather chairs and catch a few minutes of sports games on TV or sip on cold beverages while they flip through newspapers. This upscale barbershop offers the expected clipper haircuts and straight-razor shaves in addition to more elaborate cuts, color, facials, and brow waxing. The barbers and stylists are welcoming and friendly, and the shop's wood-and-black decor creates a masculine and woodchuck-friendly atmosphere.
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.
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.