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Aquage and Halo are just some of the beauty goods at this salon and shop. You can also find an array of fashionable jewelry, on-trend home decor, purses, and other accessories. Stop in around the holidays to find $10 grab-bag gifts, perfect for stocking stuffers.
541 N. Range Line Rd., Carmel, 317-580-0541, 541salon.com
The Art of Shaving
When that old razor starts to dull and the can of shaving cream fizzes out, head over to The Fashion Mall and get the royal treatment at this ultimate grooming destination. (Literally, you can have the Royal Shave for $55.) There’s an array of luxe brushes, razors, soaps, engraved sets, and travel-sized products.
The Fashion Mall, 317-819-0233, theartofshaving.com
This brand has picked up quite the fanbase—loyal customers love to get a fix of their beloved mineral-based makeup. Pick up one of their best-selling lip-glosses for $18 along with your favorite foundation.
The Fashion Mall, 317-569-9061; Greenwood Park Mall, 317-859-0193; bareescentuals.com
Need a specific fragrance? Or maybe just a color that matches your bathroom? At this Carmel spot, you can choose from more than 200 scents and an array of hues and have a staffer mix up your goodies, like bubble bath, salt scrub, or foaming body wash. The biggest hit right now is the coffee scrub called Body Buzz; its caffeine is amazing for skin, especially for reducing cellulite.
Carmel City Center, 741 Hanover Pl., 317-805-1850, bathjunkie.com
David & Mary Salon and Spa
The salon run by the eponymous husband-and-wife team sells its own eco-friendly makeup line. In the Buff, a lightweight clarifying cleanser, and Silver Bullet, a regulatory toner, are current hot items on the shelves.
Clay Terrace, 317-844-6662, davidandmary.com
DL Lowry Hairspa Boutique
In need of a fresh look? Grab Initialiste by Kerastase to help grow hair; new vintage rocker tees by Chaser; and layered bracelets by Vanina. The boutique stocks Kerastase and Davines hair care products, Jan Marini skin care line, Butter London nail polishes, and a surprisingly great stash of clothing, jewelry, and accessories.
1300 E. 86th St., 317-843-2611; 4907 N. Pennsylvania St., 317-924-4907; dllowry.com
Hollywood has come to SoBro. Walk through Emmett’s front door to enter a posh, polished salon ready to make you into a superstar. You’ll look great leaving your appointment, but don’t worry about tomorrow, either—the devoted staff will equip you with the necessary tools to maintain the glam, including Lipstick Queen products, Kevyn Aucoin eyelash curlers, Mason Pearson hairbrushes, and Emmett’s own hair care line.
711 E. 54th St., 317-475-0777, emmettsthestudio.com
EyeMAX Cosmetics & Beauty Boutique
Having trouble finding a foundation match? Come in for a customized shade that’ll set you back $39 for a 1-ounce bottle. Other popular products: locally made Elizabeth Bergman Organics; 302 Skincare’s Enzyme Mist, which reduces inflammation; Armour Beauty’s long-wearing lip gloss; EyeMAX’s own cream eyeshadow; and Face Atelier’s yellow-based foundations. Bridal makeup services are a huge hit.
6503 Carrollton Ave., 317-602-7525, eyemaxmakeup.com
Artisan soap? Definitely. It’s worth the hunt to track down this shop in an office building by the Fishers SuperTarget, where Brian Paffen sells his line of 40 luscious soaps, lotions, and shampoo for sensitive skin, and soy candles with natural anti-itch properties. New fragrances are now available, as are fun new wine flutes for bath soaps and seeded paper bags, which can be cut up and planted after use, producing Indiana wildflowers.
11650 N. Lantern Rd., Ste. 205, Fishers, 317-418-8227, herbalartonline.com
La Beaute Spa du Jour
Ladies well versed in skin care help you find your perfect product at this spa. Highlights include the exclusive Darphin Paris, Payot Paris, and pretty T. LeClerc beauty products, as well as SkinMedica goods and Jane Iredale natural makeup. New to the spa is the Vivite line of face creams, serums, and toners.
3940 W. 96th St., 317-872-3380, labeautespa.com
Lilly’s Soap Kitchen
NEW Owner Sara Clark cooks up all-vegan soaps with unrefined, made-in-the-USA ingredients in the rear of this cute Fletcher Place newcomer. About 400 scents are cycled through—some with cheeky names like Handsome Devil and Lady Killer, both men’s varieties. For fall, try the apple spice or pumpkin pie fragrances. Additionally, more than 40 local artists peddle their work at Lilly’s, selling paintings, baby items, glassware, and other giftables.
630 Virginia Ave., 317-643-1179, facebook.com/lillyssoapkitchen
It may look like a sweets shop with edible-looking goods and bright wrappers, but Lush is actually a paradise full of colorful products for your bath and body needs. Everything is fresh and handmade—in fact, each individual product has a sticker with the face of the worker who made it. The fun shop is filled with best-selling bath bombs, moisturizers, soaps, lotions, and more. Our favorites include blueberry, almond, and cocoa facial masks and ocean-salt scrubs.
The Fashion Mall, 317-844-9260, lushusa.com
At this Fashion Mall favorite, take “half face” lessons in the private studio: A makeup artist does one half of your face, and you practice the techniques on the other. Palettes of colorful eye shadows, eyeliners, and lipsticks are ready for you to begin painting a facial masterpiece. Fan favorites include Riri Woo, a retro-red lipstick created with pop star Rihanna.
The Fashion Mall, 317-818-9508, maccosmetics.com
MDG Salon Studio
Both locations offer tress-pampering products by the likes of Oribe, Kerastase, and Davines, plus Ambre Blends, a fab selection of styling tools and irons by Sam Villa, and fashion accessories.
355 Indiana Ave., Ste. 100, 317-237-5353; 820 E. 116th St., Carmel, 317-843-5353, mdgsalons.com
Philipe’s Day Spa & Cosmetique
Along with relaxing treatments, this lovely spa supplies us with a few indulgent skin, hair, and body lines. Products include local fave Ambre Blends and national lines like SkinCeuticals, Yonka, Archipelago, Bumble and Bumble, G.M. Collin, and Cosmedix.
4635 E. 82nd St., 317-578-9900, halcyondayspa.com
Reeda Todd Aveda Lifestyle Salon
This salon sits close to the waters of Geist Reservoir, fitting for a purveyor of Aveda’s natural products—shampoos, hair treatments, conditioners, hair sprays, and more. We love the small bottle of “Hello Curls, Farewell Frizz.”
11693 Fall Creek Rd., 317-595-6300, reedatodd.com
Robert’s Salon & Day Spa
Customers love this salon for Robert’s hair care products, which are all made in the USA. A favorite is the smoothing treatment, which can tame the fiercest of curls while keeping things frizz-free. Spa packages are perfect for the upcoming holidays.
899 Loews Blvd., Greenwood, 317-881-8207, robertssalonandspa.com
A haven for hair care, the salon not only gives you that fresh look, but also products to keep it shiny and looking pretty. Best-sellers include the Aquage Finishing Spray and the Salon 01 Concepts line, including a keratin shampoo and conditioner. There’s also a great selection of clothing and accessories in the boutique with sweaters, scarves, and handbags to take your look into fall.
200 City Center Dr., Carmel, 317-580-0101, salon01.com
Feel like a kid in a candy store again at this makeup-lover’s paradise. By setting out samples of everything, this beauty wonderland makes it easy to try before you buy. Beauty lines include Nars, Tarte, Laura Mercier, and Urban Decay, just for starters; you’ll also find Bumble and Bumble hair care products and the Glo teeth-whitening system. Check out the new gluten-free Nude skin care, makeup by designer Marc Jacobs, and Deborah Lippmann’s glittery nail polishes. Additional locations are inside JCPenney at Greenwood Park Mall, Metropolis, Hamilton Town Center, and Castleton Square Mall.
The Fashion Mall, 317-587-0700; 1251 U.S. 31 North, Greenwood, 317-859-8491; sephora.com
The Spa at French Pharmacie
French Pharmacie’s fabulousness lives on through the spa and salon occupying the former boutique’s space. Stop in for an amazing facial or luxe pedi, and check out deluxe skin care lines by Glo Minerals and cosmetics by MAC.
823 E. Westfield Blvd., 317-251-9182, frenchpharmacie.com
Tyler Mason Salon Spa
Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders bounce over to this spa and salon, which carries Davines styling aids, Gage hair products for men, OPI nail polish, Bennie Factor hairspray, and Shuga’s dry shampoo, which makes it easy to fluff up your hair for a big night out—or recover from one the next morning.
9004 W. 10th St., 317-271-3330, tylermason.com
The Village Parfumerie
This unique Zionsville shop sells a full line of products from Galimard, the world-famous French parfumerie. Staffers can help you make your very own fragrance from among 150 essences, and they’ll keep it on file so you can easily reorder perfume, body lotion, or skin cream anytime.
112 N. Main St., Zionsville, 317-873-9707, thevillageparfumerie.com
Woodhouse Day Spa
In these luxe spas’ retail rooms, you’ll find Zents body oils, SpaLaLa robes, and sumptuous soaps. Spa Moments neck wraps heat in the microwave for a DIY treatment at home or at the office. Also great buys: Arcona organic skin care, SkinCeuticals, and Bare Minerals makeup.
2182A E. 116th St., Carmel, 317-706-1300, carmel.woodhousespas.com; 11501 Geist Pavilion Dr., Ste. 118, Fishers, 317-594-9300, fishers.woodhousespas.com; 4400 Weston Pointe Dr., Ste. 130, Zionsville, 317-873-0333, zionsville.woodhousespas.com