From luxury furniture shops and art galleries to indie boutiques and local liquor stores, the Valley is a shopper’s paradise.
1501 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, 928-637-6270, strawberryhedgehog.com
Tracy Perkins is the Valley’s doyenne of vegan products, from handmade soaps and whipped body crème to intention oils and Breathe Easy spa shower mist – all made with pure essential oils. She curates a diverse inventory of cruelty-free goods including toothpaste, shampoo, candles, jewelry, sunglasses, enamel pins, mineral makeup, snacks and even cat furniture.
Amazing Lash Studio
Multiple locations, amazinglashstudio.com
For the YouTube makeup tutorial obsessive in your life, Amazing Lash Studio offers a plethora of eyebrow and eyelash accoutrements: pencils, pens, pomade and tinted gel. Services include lash extensions, lifts and tinting; facial waxing; and eyebrow tinting and lamination.
Butter & Fig
40 N. MacDonald, Mesa, butterandfig.com
This bath and body studio is tucked inside the Barrel + Bloom boutique in downtown Mesa. Pop in to stock up on desert-inspired body butters (aloe water and clover, desert fig and walnut, prickly pear and poppy), natural perfume oils and lip butters. Great seasonal gift sets, too.
15875 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, Scottsdale, 480-584-8470, emmediane.com
Long before beauty bloggers were teaching YouTube followers how to contour and cat-eye, Emme Diane locked herself in the bathroom and gave the mirror mock tutorials on face washing. The certified aesthetician’s line now includes 28 products for different skin types and concerns, from acne to aging. She also offers one-on-one skin consultations.
Inquire for in-person shopping and beauty and wellness gatherings, lylahledner.com, thesimplefarm.net
Goat farmer, caramel maker and farm dinner host Lylah Ledner has added another prong to her enterprise at The Simple Farm, her Scottsdale farm: skincare and beauty products. Ledner offers botanical serums, cleansers, balms, goat milk soaps and wellness events.
olivespa at Queen Creek Olive Mill
25062 S. Meridian Rd., Queen Creek, queencreekolivemill.com/collections/olivespa-shop
Having ridden the humble olive to local culinary fame, Queen Creek Olive Mill co-owner Brenda Rea struck on the idea of exploiting the fruit’s moisturizing and anti-aging benefits. Her olive oil skin care products became so popular she started the olivespa line, which has grown to include baby oil, soap, lotion, face wash, toner, lip balm and more. Gift bags and self-care packages are great values.
Shear Paradise Salon
2710 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix, 602-863-0218, shearparadisesalon.com
Turn your haircut into a full-blown spa day at this salon, which offers manicures, pedicures, tanning, waxing, facials, brow microblading, massage and teeth whitening. We dare you to make it out the door without buying blingy merch.
We Do Men
4375 N. 75th St., Scottsdale, 480-686-8538, wedomen.com
Stacey Grondahl and her team of “Man Handlers” will trim, buff, peel, exfoliate, wax and massage your messy Marvin into a dapper Dan. Bring home the magic with beard balm and body wash.
15649 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, Scottsdale, 480-219-0864, whishbeautystudio.com, whishbody.com
It all started with shaving cream. When Aimee Werner ran out of her own, she swiped her husband’s imported foamless cream and, impressed by the quality, decided to create one for women. Now Whish makes serums, moisturizers, eye masks, lip treatments, exfoliators and natural deodorant in its new 24,000-foot corporate headquarters in Scottsdale Airpark, and sells them in salons and spas across the country and in the Whish Beauty Studio at Scottsdale Quarter. Werner is also developing a natural line for Massage Envy.
Available at Valley West Elm and Costco locations, zaaina.com
When Purvi Desai was laid off from her finance job, she took solace in creating natural bath products in her Chandler home. Years later, she’s turned her hobby into a successful business that churns out more than 100,000 bars of soap annually. We’re partial to the aromatherapy bath bombs and at-home spa boxes.