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GREEN BEAUTY 3471 Yonge, 647-348-1119, greenbeauty.ca
Donna Bishop's Green Beauty concept has grown up so fast! What started as an online store selling eco-friendly cosmetics, bath and body buys in 2009 has morphed into an uptown shop, salon and spa devoted to going green from head-to-toe.
Looking around the two-storey space, you wouldn't necessarily guess that you're in a place that focuses on sustainable skin care, hairstyling, facials and more. Staff offer you a cold glass of coconut water as soon as you arrive, and the cushy mani-pedi chairs and luxe treatment rooms prove you can still be properly pampered while being eco-friendly.
The green proof is in the products they use: a facial is built around Consonant's scent-free lineup, and nails get painted up with non-toxic Butter London polishes. Hair clippings are even collected by a company that reuses them to soak up petroleum after an oil spill.
Green Beauty picks: Bishop's favourite summer makeup hue is Vapour Organic Beauty's blush in Courtesan berry pink, $28; the Consonant facial includes a deep cleanse, exfoliating steam, head massage and more, $95; the store's newest shampoo option is O'right's green tea formula, $32.
Look for: A new roof deck opening next summer.
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday 8:30 am to 7 pm, Saturday 8:30 am to 4 pm.