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Organic aloe vera is the nourishing foundation upon which most Aloette Cosmetics products are built, a tradition that began more than 30 years ago when Aloette launched as a direct-sales company. Today the success of Aloette Cosmetics is still owed to its high-quality ingredients along with its network of knowledgeable aestheticians and independent beauty consultants who frequently host demo parties, provide product recommendations, and expertly apply chic milk moustaches. Spread throughout North America, the Aloette team personally educates customers about its skincare, makeup, and bath products, all of which carry a signature fusion of all-natural ingredients.

With an eye toward economy and ecology, many of Aloette's products feature refillable magnetic compacts that help clients save money while reducing packaging waste. In addition to its eco-friendly policies and support for Go Red for Women, the Atlanta based company's philanthropic efforts have included Astral Project 800, an initiative in which the Aloette corporate staff pledged 800 hours of volunteer service to local charities.

1601 Cedar Lane Rd
Greenville,
SC
US

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.

700 Haywood Rd.
Greenville,
SC
US

Like fitting pieces into a puzzle, stylists Amanda Blackwell, Bryce Preston and Alaina Linder use skin tone, hair texture, and face shape to configure an ideal new look. The ladies of Pink The Beauty Boutique nurture hair with name brand products before snipping and shaping locks or dialing up a dyed color by a few degrees. The ladies also whisk away unwanted hair from brows and chins while tincturing skin tones with speedy air brush spray tanning.

7108 Highway 9
Inman,
SC
US

What do a resort hotel and the Battle of Asheville have in common? A sister-in-law. Well, her name at least. Emma Adelaide Clayton was the sister-in-law of George Wesley Clayton, the colonel who defended the city during the Battle of Asheville. The skirmish was fought on the land where Crowne Plaza Tennis & Golf Resort now resides. To commemorate the leader, the resort named their adjoining spa Adelaide Spa.

Though the beauty haven is named after a woman from the late 1800s, its interior is anything but dated. Mod pendant lamps cast soft light on therapists who rejuvenate guests in sumptuous chambers with raw wood beams and thick textiles. Aestheticians balance and tone skin with organic skincare products and refresh bodies with herbal body wraps and organic sugar scrubs. In the salon area, stylists cleanse, cut, and color manes using Redken, Kenra, and Moroccanoil products.

A complimentary robe and slippers await guests before each treatment, as do complimentary beverages and snacks. When guests arrive for appointments, they are also welcome to gargle the alphabet with herbal tea or use the resort's amenities, including the sauna and childcare services.

27 Village Creek Drive
Asheville,
NC
US

In addition to taking appointments, Bella Dona Beauty & Cosmetics strives to accommodate clients’ busy schedules straightaway with a team of technicians at the ready during all open hours. Personnel whisk walk-ins directly to seats for makeup applications with Smashbox or bareMinerals products and personalized facials.

3 S Tunnel Rd
Asheville,
NC
US

The stylists at Hair on Victoria boast advanced trainings with top companies such as Aveda, Bumble and bumble, Rusk, Aquage, and TIGI. Their advanced repertoire allows for tailored cut and color recommendations for each client, depending on their style desires, skin tone, and foot size.

146 Victoria Road
Asheville,
NC
US