BELLA–An Experience that can’t be Concealed
Kimberley Carter Spivey
Nestled in the charming Peppertree Shopping Center at 8129 Vaughn Road lies a sophisticated boutique filled with all of your favorite things. Featuring exclusive selections of quality cosmetics, skincare, fragrances, candles, modern fashion, and accessories, Bella has been Montgomery’s upscale, lifestyle boutique for nearly two decades, staying fresh and current. Back by popular demand, owner Jane Williams has reunited the original, dynamic team of John, Meagan and Brianna, who encompass years of experience in retail and spa, cosmetic artistry, and professional aesthetic services. Her team is on a mission to carry on the success of Bella, as they gear up for the showroom’s 18th anniversary later this year.
Bella is known for mastering select products they know and believe in rather than offering a plethora of everything which can often leave us overwhelmed. With price points that please, each product was selected with careful consideration and is proven to be among the best in the market. When it comes to their selection of clothes, they carry classic, budget-friendly pieces (I call them closet staples) that can be dressed up or dressed down. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a great pair of jeans? Bella’s racks boast a variety of fits and washes from KUT from the Kloth (stretch denim jeans) that accentuate every figure, all priced below $100. Other brands we love, including Johnny Was, Bobi, Mododoc, OST, I love Tyler Madison, and more can be found in this contemporary boutique. Complete your look with accessories by Thad Cline, and an RSVP favorite, Sheila Fajl. Fajl’s “light as a feather” earrings are brilliantly cast out of a lightweight, strong blend of metals, and hand-brushed one at a time. The ultimate piece for every occasion, they will withstand salt, waves, sun, humidity, you name it, and still exalt style anywhere you go. Bella also carries Nest and Molton Brown, the luxury lifestyle fragrance collection for scent lovers.
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When it comes to makeup, Bella has been a hub for Laura Mercier since 2001 when they opened their doors. Laura Mercier is known as the pioneer of the “Flawless Face” and is a world-renowned makeup artist. Founded in 1996, Mercier is still ranked number one in translucent loose powder, number one in tinted moisturizer, and they are a leading brand in primer. In other news, Bella is the only store in Alabama now carrying Jentry Kelley. If you want to wear just enough makeup to look natural, Jentry Kelley’s makeup line is perfect for you. Known for her book “Hooker to Looker” and her “cute in carpool” Instagram posts (which has landed her quite a fan club), Jentry Kelley’s quick eight-step makeup process is well-suited for busy women who want an "I woke up like this" fresh look.
Bella creates an experience that shopping online or in department stores can’t provide. Let’s admit it, we all love convenience and shopping online may save some time, but what are we missing out on by choosing the “buy with one click” option? The team at Bella is committed to inspiring and educating customers, delivering a rewarding experience, which we all know can be as important, if not more so, than the products we leave with.
Bella makes no apologies for being recognized as experts in skincare. The team understands great skin is not simply a matter of DNA--your daily routine, habits, and products are essential to healthy skin. Every woman desires glowing gorgeous skin and beauty routines are not always easy, but it’s an opportunity to address any changes that are occurring with your skin. Let John give your skin the attention it deserves and provide you with tips and tricks to implement into your daily routine. They offer a variety of skincare products (Skinceuticals, Obagi, Avene, Glytone, Molton Brown, Laura Mercier, Jentry Kelley) and services for facials and skin-specific treatments to nourish and beatify lustrous skin. You’ll find their facial menu pared down for your convenience-no guessing, no confusion about what to choose. John will thoroughly analyze your skin and customize your facial at each visit leaving you feeling beautiful and refreshed.
Not only is Bella known for their iconic products for the modern woman, they are now offering makeup lessons for preteens. For all of you moms searching for age appropriate makeup lessons for your little princess who’s attending a formal dance, wedding, birthday party, or entering into a pageant, Bella is here to help. The talented and highly trained professional makeup artists will ensure your little princess has a magical experience. This session focuses on customizing your look, application techniques, and flattering color choices.
Bella recognizes that all brides want to look fabulous on their wedding day but having flawless skin starts with a good skincare regimen before the wedding day. Start with John to get your plan of action and then meet with one of Bella’s makeup artists for a consultation which will include services for your makeup application on the big day.