Cosmetic & Skin Care Resources Birmingham AL

Welcome to the DirectoryM (v8) Local Pages. Here you will find local resources about Cosmetic & Skin Care Resources in Birmingham, AL and other similar resources that may be of interest to you. In addition to a number of relevant services we can help you with online, we have compiled a list of businesses and services around Birmingham, including Cosmetics, Cosmetic Retailers, and MAC Stores that should help with your search. Before you look through our local resources, please browse our site. You may just find all you need online!

Blissful Heights - Blissful Organics
(205) 879-7401
3100 independence drive
Birmingham, AL

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Herbal Luxuries Natural Skin Care
(866) 825-6584
PO Box 820
Pelham, AL

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Sephora
(205) 403-9920
2000 Riverchase Galleria
Hoover, AL
Hours
Monday-Saturday:10am-9pm
Sunday:12pm-6pm

No Limits Hair & Style Salon
(205) 251-8450
805 9th Ct S
Birmingham, AL

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Hair Group
(205) 870-8677
2931 18th St S
Homewood, AL

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Signature Minerals
(866) 851-9610
5184 Caldwell Mill Rd. Suite 204 PMB 250
Hoover, AL

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Sephora
(205) 969-4848
The Summit,225 Summit Boulevard, Suite 1100
Birmingham, AL
Hours
Monday-Saturday:10am-9pm
Sunday:12pm-6pm

Aissa Hair Braiding
(205) 716-7090
2160 Green Springs Hwy
Birmingham, AL

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Fringe
(205) 933-1888
2225 Arlington Ave S
Birmingham, AL

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26 Dexter Hair & Nail Salon
(205) 870-8133
26 Dexter Ave
Birmingham, AL

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Avoiding an Eyesore: What to Know Before You Buy Cosmetic Contacts

Whether you plan to cap off a costume with a pair of cat-eye lenses or just want to switch your eye color from blue to violet for the day, cosmetic contacts — contact lenses meant to change the appearance of your eye rather than correct your vision — may seem like fun accessories. But even if they’re just for fun, it’s a good idea to take them seriously.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, wants you to know that all contact lenses, even those that are cosmetic, require a prescription. Businesses that sell cosmetic lenses without requiring a prescription are violating the law.

Why the legalities? Because lenses that don’t fit correctly, or are not used and cared for properly, can cause problems like conjunctivitis (pink eye), scratches and sores on your cornea, or blindness.

If you’re in the market for contacts of any kind, see an eye care professional for an eye exam and prescription. Your eye care provider must give you a copy of your prescription. Then, just like the millions of Americans who wear glasses or contact lenses to correct their vision, you’re free to take it and your business to any other provider — an optometrist, ophthalmologist, dispensing optician, or seller, such as a specialty shop, large wholesale store, or online retailer.

When you’re considering whether to buy your eyewear from your eye care provider or another seller, chances are you’ll consider cost and convenience. The FTC recommends that you:

  • Get your prescription. Your eye care provider must give you a copy of your contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions — whether or not you ask for them. You are entitled to a copy of your eyeglass prescription at the end of your eye exam and your contact lens prescription when your fitting is complete. Fitting contacts may involve more than one appointment.
  • Keep your prescription. File it with your other medical records. Keeping your prescriptions current and in a convenient place can reduce delays in getting your eyewear.
  • Send your prescription for contacts. You may choose to buy contacts from a seller who’s not your eye care provider. If you do, you may want to fax or send the copy of your prescription directly to the seller to expedite the process. In any case, the seller must verify your prescription with your eye care provider before filling your order. But you can start the process by giving the seller certain information about your prescription — for example, the type of lenses, their manufacturer, power, base curve, and diameter.

The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint or get free information on consumer issues , visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. Watch a new video, How to File a Complaint , at ftc.gov/video to learn more. The FTC enters consumer complaints into the Consumer Sentinel Network , a secure online database and investigative tool used by hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

October 2007