27 Beauty Companies That Don’t Test On Animals (And 17 That STILL Do)

At Practically Perfect, it’s very important to us that the products we use and sell are cruelty-free, meaning that they aren’t tested on animals. The lines we carry, PCA Skin, Vinylux, Pureology, Colorescience, are never tested on animals or use any animal by-products.

We decided to do a little more digging and find other companies that share our cruelty-free vision and we also wanted to find out the companies we should avoid. Our list is a mix of some well-knowns and some not-so-well-knowns. Let’s take a look:

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Prenatal Massage: What To Know

Sore muscles, swollen feet, tender breasts? Being pregnant is not all sunshine and rainbows (although there are plenty of those) and sometimes you will just need a little extra TLC. This is where a massage therapist trained in prenatal massage can help. Prenatal massage helps with the same issues that a regular massage does, but also takes into consideration the mother’s safety and well-being. So not only will you leave feeling refreshed and less sore, but also less stressed out because you know that your health and the health of your baby was the number one priority.

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What Is A Hydra Fusion Facial?

(In no way associated with the villainous organization from the Marvel Universe.) 🙂

The Hydra Fusion Facial is actually the most amazing facial treatment that we provide at Practically Perfect. Not many spas have access to this technology, even in metro Atlanta. That’s why we are thrilled to have it available for our clients. But first, what is it?

  • AquaClean™ System–The Hydra Fusion Facial utilizes the AquaClean™ system which uses water and nutrients to first exfoliate and then hydrate the skin. The system is abrasion-free and does not dry or irritate the skin like other facial treatments can.
  • Aquaporins–When we were born, the water molecules in our skin cells were in perfect alignment within the aquaporin channels walls. This gave us the ideal elasticity and hydration in our skin. As we get older, our skin changes and the aquaporin proteins are reduced and it becomes harder for the body to hydrate the skin. This results in fine lines and wrinkles. The Hydra Fusion Facial cleans the bacteria from the skin and hydrates the healthy skin cells which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Plus you get the most gorgeous glow!
  • Easy & Painless–With the Hydra Fusion Facial, there is no downtime, no redness, and no abrasive tools. It even takes care of white and blackheads! Not to mention, the more times you have the Hydra Fusion Facial, the better your results will be and the longer they will last.

Right now we are running an amazing deal on the Hydra Fusion Facial!

Hydra FusionFacial with a Peel

$200.00 each

Includes the one hour Hydra Fusion Facial and one layer of a customized chemical peel (specifically chosen for your skin type), as well as light therapy, and High Frequency.  Learn more about High Frequency.

OR BUY MORE AND SAVE!

$185 for a Series of 3 is $555.00

$165 for a Series of 6 at $990.00.

If you’d like to book your appointment or learn more, give us a call at 770-704-5614 or visit our Book Now page.

 

Getting to Know: Tracy

I don’t think there is a limit to the accomplishments of our newest massage therapist, Tracy. Her resume is testament to her thirst for knowledge and she puts into practice every thing she has learned. Her goal for her clients is a state of total wellness, including diet and nutrition. She shows how massage, as well as food-based healing can play a major part in a client’s overall health.

Most importantly, Tracy is kind. She makes you feel comfortable immediately. You know that when you are with her, her entire focus is on you and that’s rare these days.

If you haven’t yet met Tracy, get to know a little bit about her by reading below.

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Top 5 Questions To Ask Before Getting Waxed

A painful bikini wax ranks right up at the top of the my list of fears. Having someone nonchalantly ripping out the hairs from a very tender part of your body is no fun whatsoever. (Yeowww.) This is why it’s important to get all the information you need before dropping trou.

First off, don’t have a glass of wine before your appointment to take the edge off. Alcohol will actually work as a stimulant and tighten the pores, thus making it harder to pull out the hair. Also don’t shave before your appointment. The hair needs to be 1/4 to 1/8 of an inch long in order for the best results (it also is quicker and easier to remove.) Lastly don’t workout before or after your appointment. Sweat will make it harder to remove hair and the friction from working out after can cause a reaction. Wait at least 24-48 hours after your wax to work out.

Now let’s get to the Top 5 Questions to discuss before getting waxed:

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Getting to Know: Briana

You may have gotten to know this free spirit at R&M Hoagie Shop in Downtown Canton or you may have seen her behind the front desk at the spa, but you might not know much about Briana DeLuca. First and foremost, our newest esthetician in training wants you to know that she is ALWAYS hungry. But secondly, you should know that she always goes the extra mile in whatever she does. She brings a lightness and vibrancy to Practically Perfect and we don’t know what we would do without her.

Want to know more about our resident gypsy? Read more!

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What is: A Body Treatment?

As we head into a new school year and, hopefully, out of an especially hot summer, you might be feeling a little worn out. All the sun, working in the yard, playing on the beach has probably taken a toll on your skin. If so, a body treatment might be just what your skin needs to feel rejuvenated and refreshed. If you haven’t ever had a body treatment, you might be wondering what exactly happens during one.

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Getting to Know: Lisa Furilla

Guest Post, y’all! The boss lady (as we lovingly call her) is taking a break from writing today, so we decided to write about her. You might know Lisa Furilla from her involvement in the Canton Main Street Program or from her work with Sean at Teasley Middle School. You might know her beautiful girls, Brooke and Brittany, or her sweet pups, Max and Betty. If you have visited the spa, chances are you have seen her smile from behind the desk.

She keeps everything running for us. She is our backbone and our pillar. She is practically perfect in every way.

Want to read more about Lisa? Read on.

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How to: Take Care of Your Feet Between Pedicures

How to: Take Care of Your Feet between Pedicures

There really isn’t a better feeling than coming out of a salon with soft and well-kept feet. Nowadays, nail salons do an average of one pedicure for every three manicures, when ten years ago manicures outnumbered pedicures ten to one. Everyone likes to have their feet looking their best and great foot care is especially important for people who suffer from health issues like diabetes.

We recently wrote an article on why it was important to choose a nail salon that made cleanliness and safety the top priority. That’s why we have partnered with Selina Wilmot, a medical nail technician, to make sure that our practices our top notch. She has also given a bit of advice on how to take care of your feet between pedicures.

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Getting to Know: Selina

It is our firm belief that every nail salon should have a medical nail technician on staff. (Read our recent article to understand why.) We are blessed to have Selina working with us here at Practically Perfect. She holds herself to the highest standards of cleanliness and service and by doing so, makes all of us strive to be our very best. She also has a wicked sense of humor (when you get to know her.) 🙂

Want to know more about Selina? Read on!

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Are Your Feet Dog Tired?

Your feet bear your entire weight every day, so it really isn’t any wonder that they are sore by the end of it. We compound it by wearing high heels or too-small shoes and by not taking proper care of our feet. Calluses, bunions, plantar’s warts—none of them are any fun. Plus you might be embarrassed that they’re there, even though we all get them.  You know you should visit a salon to give them a little TLC, but which one?

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