OK – when was the last time you purchased your specialty beauty products in a physical store? A couple months? A couple years? Ever? We get it, shopping online is so quick and painless, and the idea of going to a location for something available online can have you thinking, “why the hassle?”

For some beauty shops in the U.S. and beyond, we argue stopping in is anything but a hassle–it’s a complete beauty blissfest. A beauty-lover’s getaway. This spring break, travel to the best of the best beauty destinations and be amazed at what real world beauty shopping can inspire in your routine.

 

Bite Beauty LipLab in Canada – Toronto, ON

Make your own, personalized lipstick or get your hands on one of their 6 Bite Essentials. This place is amazing. Book your custom appointment or attend on of their private events. Browse their site and services here

 

Aedes de Venustas – New York City, NY

A fragrance lover’s paradise. The staff is impressively knowledgeable about the art and science of fragrances. Plus you will absolutely lose yourself in their vast selection of scents. 

 

Alcone – New York City, NY

For makeup artists, this place is a go-to for specialty items or bulk items like lashes. It’s not nearly as lavish as some of the other destinations on the list, but its straightforward cubby feel makes it all the more lovable. 

 

Ayla – San Francisco, CA

This isn’t that independent beauty shop–you know, all-local and all-talk. Top-shelf, non-toxic and primarily foreign brands are the nectar of this little indie shop. Find yourself a serum that French girls swear by for keeping smoker’s skin away. 

 

The Detox Market – Los Angeles, CA

The green oasis among a sea of LA beauty shops. From home health and skin care, to goddess-worthy makeup and probiotic supplements, this health and beauty boutique is a cozy escape you just have to experience for yourself.

 

Blowtique – Chicago, IL

The perfect combination of quaint and chic, the Blowtique is the spot for a perfect blowout in Chicago.

 

Gee Beauty – Miami, FL

Stop in for the best brow shaping of your life at the all white, Gee beauty shop. The Miami-based store carries every specialty beauty product you could ever lust for. They even recently launched a same- next- day delivery services, along with a health line co-create with supermodel, Elle MacPherson. 

 

JM Drygoods – Austin, TX

With an apothecary section reminiscent of a fantasy, plus home goods and women’s clothing that will render you breathless, this southern-bohemian beauty shop captures the only-here essence of Austin. This truly is an Instagrammer’s daydream, and a beauty buff’s quick getaway.

 

Cream – Miami, FL

Feel like a teenage girl again in this girly-girl vanity bliss of wall to wall mirrors, chandeliers and top-of-the-line tester palettes.

 

The Red Door – New York City, NY; Chicago, IL

If you haven’t made it to the renowned The Red Door, you have not lived. From Massage and waxing to hair and nails, the Red Door by Elizabeth Arden is the ultimate Salon & Spa.

 

Madison Hall – Chicago, IL

Classic apothecary vibe,  with that spunky Chicago twist – this is all the Windy City’s beauty world is talking about. Oh ya, and Madison Hall carries Aesop skincare and Buba London accessories. Go there. 

 

 

Local Destination

Caliber Hair & Makeup Studio – That’s Us! 

Hair, skin, makeup, and editorial – Caliber Hair & Makeup Studio is the go-to studio for authentic and editorial beauty looks in Reno. Receive a custom consultation, buy speciality products from Unite and GloMinerals, and sip on complimentary beverages during your appointment. 

 

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Are you ready for a fresh, original look for Spring? Call Caliber today and book your Custom Consultation with one of your stylists.