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I suppose you could make the argument that buying a CoverGirl foundation at Target is indeed “shopping local,” beauty-wise. However, you don’t always have to turn to the Minnesota-based big box retailer for your skincare, haircare and cosmetic needs, because Minnesota (and Minneapolis especially) is a hotbed of local beauty lines from soaps to serums. (Not to mention we’re packed with spas and salons, but that’s another story entirely.) If you’d like to spend a few dollars supporting our fair economy, here’s where to shop.
After many years in the industry, Becky Sturm opened StormSister Spatique, part salon/spa and part retail boutique. Sturm carries several lines, some local, but was inspired to create her own 3waybeauty brand during the recession, when she noticed clients were looking for something multifunctional. (Each product she creates must have more than one use.) “Having spent so many years around beauty products, developing my own was the next logical step for me.” My favorite? Her shhh. bar, chock-full of good-for-you essential oils; you can use it as shampoo, soap AND for shaving. (Hello, perfect gift for your brother or boyfriend.)