Faces Beautiful has been in Westport for 17 years. Calling itself “the place for makeup and skin care,” owner Gail Sagel and her staff offer vegan products and an array of beauty services for teenagers and women headed to proms, weddings — or any other occasion when they just want to look great.
But her Post Road West location was “distant,” Gail says. She wanted to be near foot traffic.
So Faces Beautiful has partnered with Achorn Beauty Bar in Playhouse Square. That store sells high-end makeup and skin care — including the Faces Beautiful brand — but had not offered services like facials, anti-aging treatments, eyelash extensions, eyebrow shaping, special occasion makeup, makeup lessons and makeup parties.
Faces Beautiful supports many charities, with more than money. The store provides — and did the makeup for — all the models in Pink Aid’s recent fashion show.
They also offer mentorship programs for middle and high school girls, and an internship program connected with Fairfield University.
Beauty products and services is Gail’s second career — and a far cry from her first one. She spent 12 years as an institutional energy derivatives broker.
But — feeling unfulfilled and uninspired — she traded Wall Street for Westport.
And now, Playhouse Square.