My Skincare Boutique's staff of medical professionals dreams up personalized treatment plans packed with powerful med-spa services. While patrons lounge on plush beds or chairs in serene, blue rooms, body beautifiers smooth out unwanted anatomical curves or facial texture without the application of a surface laminate. Luksus Cosmetics products outwit blemishes while mineral makeup from Youngblood coats kissers in a lightweight sheen of color. Before appointments, clients swing a teal door open into a lavender waiting area where colorful artwork, flowers, and a shimmering chandelier excite senses and shame lackluster rainbows.
Bath Junkie welcomes crafty visitors who aim to create their own customized bath products without welding together bathtubs or sewing shower curtains into tuxedo capes. Amid a vibrant and colorful atmosphere, the helpful staff assists customers in selecting non-tinted and unscented products such as scrubs, soaks, lotions, body washes, and more that instill tree-hugging abilities. Next, choose up to three scents to be fused into each product before a final tint application (choose one of 13) transforms skin-soothing concoctions into aesthetically striking bathroom accessories. Surprise Mom with a perfume ($30, 1/7 oz.) that matches her bedroom décor, or pick up any moisturizer, such as organic shea butter cream with vitamin E ($22.50, 4 oz.). Add pizzazz to cleaning time with bubbling bath crystals ($24, 32 oz.) and moisturizing detox rocks ($24, 4 oz.). The fun, hands-on process provides all the childlike excitement of spontaneous soda-fountain chemistry. As an eco-added bonus, almost all products are paraben- and SLS-free.
Nordstrom Rack houses a dizzying array of high-fashion brands—some of it from the Nordstrom shelves and some of it straight from top-tier designers—that it sells for as much as 70% off retail prices. Every store stocks an average of 25,000 pairs of shoes, a foot-feast featuring hundreds of designer brands. Gals can suit up for slick, soggy streets with a duo of Report 'Louise' faux suede convertible boots ($46.90), while guys can stylishly saunter in a pair of suede-overlaid New Balance retro running shoes ($39.90). Nordstrom Rack's extensive collection of designer jeans keep wayward legs from impersonating arms, and with a bevy of items for women, men, juniors, and children, Nordstrom Rack's expansive stock is sure to please the palate of any hanger-hungry wardrobe.
Even leaders of the free world need their hair cut, which is where Ron King comes in. The expert stylist has more than two decades of experience and counts Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton among his clients, along with other notables such as veteran actor Michael J. Fox and comedian Eddie Izzard. The L’Oréal spokesman has also gathered inspiration from his world travels, creating his own line of natural-looking cosmetics that complements his cuts and coloring services without stealing focus. King also cultivates what he calls the “easy wear" style philosophy, which helps clients maintain their new looks long after they’ve left the salon without having to get a person-size purse in which to stuff one of the stylists.
You may think that there is no such thing as a good barber shop, but Avenue Barber Shop is determined to prove you wrong. They bring back the old way of getting a haircut, complete with classic music and a drink while you wait. You won’t find cell phones or credit cards in this blast-to-the-past; you’ll only find cash transactions and genuine conversation. Avenue Barber Shop is an experience in classic Americana without a trip to a museum. The atmosphere is one thing, but you’ll also find talented barbers who prepare classic cuts, as well as your special requests. Avenue Barber Shop believes in the myth of a good barber shop and recreates it every Monday-Saturday.