Lash Longer may as well have a recycling bin at its door to collect all the mascara tubes its clients throw away. After two hours in the stylist's bed, these clients have no more need for it. The stylists diligently go lash by lash, attaching a lush extension to each one. Each extension stays bonded until its native partner falls out with the natural growth cycle. Refill appointments, scheduled every three to four weeks, keep eye fringe lush.
Behind the pretty stone façade of The Thymeless Apothecary is a fittingly beautiful collection of bath and beauty products from around the globe. Colourful candles and diffusers line the shelves, filling the air with scents of persimmon and bergamot. Giant jars filled with colourful salts beckon visitors to scoop the fragrant crystals into awaiting bags and create their own relaxing scents. These crystals are then taken home to be used in the bath or scattered on an icy driveway.
Thymeless Apothecary’s Alonda Nichols—who spent more than 20 years at the helm of an upscale spa—uses many Thymeless’s products during her facial treatments. Each facial is customized to skin type and can treat issues such as fine lines, acne, or dryness.
Inside a bright green shop, a dermatologist and licensed skincare experts steer shoppers to bottles and vials of all-natural, mostly organic beauty supplies. This staff knows their stuff: each member trains to analyze skin type to match customers with optimal products for wash-up routines. They'll recommend some of the more than 1,000 salves, which range from cosmetics and body care to candles and pet products. Many of the balms and ointments smell good enough to eat, infused with ingredients such as lavender, honey, nectarine, watermelon, and chocolate. Every item on the handsomely adorned shelves is certified vegan, and free of water, parabens, artificial fragrance, petro products, SLS, synthetics, phthalates, and unethically extracted crocodile tears. The Happy Pumpkin skincare line treats pore with Canada-grown pumpkins, Petal Organics distills products with organically grown herbs, and Arizona items use only recyclable packing.
Pretty Organic Cosmetics nature-nurtures skin with a line of organic, biodegradable, and sustainable products, made without the use of harsh chemicals or animal testing. Heal your head's hide with an item from Pretty's face-care collection, made with plant and herbal extracts. The cedar soap ($8) refreshes skin with a woodsy scent reminiscent of days spent as a mountaintop hermit, and the triple-rose facial tonic ($16) brings misty hydration and rejuvenation to skin that's been schoolyard-bullied by the sun. Pretty's body-care products, crafted from pure essential oils and 100 per cent botanical ingredients, deliver similar dermal decadence. Sheath your skin in the silky serenity of the Flower Goddess soap ($6), infused with rose petals, jasmine flowers, lavender, puppy kisses, and sweet magnolia, or spa up your backyard wading pool with the purifying blend of the sweet cocoa-and-mint mineral bath salt ($12). Other Pretty products include hand butters ($9), facial serums ($39 for a 43 mL vial), and a day-cream moisturizer ($24).
“Beauty before comfort” is too often used in the fashion industry. Walk’n Comfort’s staff foot care professionals don’t see a reason to trade one for the other. For more than 20 years, the footwear specialists have designed and sold fashionable shoes that not only bear the details and aesthetics of chic clothing, but also contain orthotic soles and design features that provide unparalleled comfort. The store houses three distinct shopping areas—one for the sale of footwear of all types, a clinic staffed by foot specialists, and an on-site lab for modifying footwear or orthotics. This convenience saves customers the hassle of buying shoes from one store and having to track down the nearest elf cobbler.
Updating its stock of designer shades every week, Eyewear Sunglasses helps protect eyeballs from UV rays and glare by shielding them in style. Aviator and wayfarer frames from Ray-Ban hint at a classically cool sensibility, while wraparound frames from Porsche say, “I've probably been to Europe.” Customers can drop into the brick-and-mortar shop to peruse the eyewear selection or arrange for at-home delivery of prescription and non-prescription glasses.