There's something magically therapeutic (at least, for us) about wandering the beauty aisle at our local Target. The plethora of affordable products, the wide range of brands, the perfect packaging — it all comes together to create a feeling of big-box nirvana. But what happens when you actually have a question about that $8 face cream you're contemplating? Luckily, at the Columbia Heights store, there's a friendly face you can seek out.
The newly launched Beauty Concierge program positions one brand-savvy employee in the beauty aisles a few days a week to help customers with pressing queries about foundations, moisturizers, shampoos — you name it. Each concierge has been trained on all the brands carried in each store, so you can consider them a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the available products. The Columbia Heights concierge, Will, was happy to help with our quest for a budget-friendly concealer to handle our dark under-eye circles, and also pointed out some potential contenders for wrinkle creams, too. The one-on-one advice made us feel a bit more confident about our purchases, without that pesky pressure to buy — just what we'd expect from our go-to happy place.
Photo: Courtesy of Target/Steve Allen Photography