A beauty boutique that gives good face, offering consultations, salon services, premium products and no-hassle service.. The Scene Like the brand's distinct packaging, the stores are retro-refined. Curvy counters, vinyl barstools and contrasting pastel colors dominate the decor. Enthusiastic salespeople greet customers with free cups of tea.
The Goods These glamorous Bay Area boutiques offer something shoppers can't get online: free skincare and color consultations and a variety of salon services. Make an appointment a few days ahead for full-body hair waxing or walk in for quick fixes such as eyebrow shaping or "lip plumping." Some of the most popular products include BeneTint (a rosy, liquid cheek stain), Kiss Me sheer lavender lip gloss and Kitten Shops New York sparkling power in a puff. Gift certificates are available, and most products are also sold nationally at counters in Macy's, Bloomingdales and Sephora.