BY Andrea Harwood Palmer
Pretty Hot Mess has moved back to South Glens Falls at 139 Saratoga Ave. in the Hannaford Plaza.
Owner Angel Isaac opened the shop in 2018 and moved to Warren Street in Glens Falls in 2019. She said the move back to South Glens Falls was prompted by a need for more space.
“We’ve grown significantly in the last year. We needed more space, plus we wanted our shop to be more handicap accessible and have more room for wheelchairs,” said Isaac.
Isaac credits word of mouth and referrals from the medical community for the shop’s growth.
“We finally have a lot of medical providers on board with our products, and a lot of those medical providers are sending people our way instead of writing them a prescription. A lot of people are turning to more natural alternatives as opposed to prescriptions. Definitely our oils were popular during the whole Coronavirus scare. A lot of people were using them to keep themselves from getting sick,” she said.
She said the shop’s most popular medical product by far is CBD.
The new space is 6,500 square feet, with plenty of room for shopping.
“We’re bringing in an entire men’s line of products and clothing. We’ve definitely made the store much bigger and bringing in multiple new products that people will love. Everything we sell is natural, organic, no chemicals,” said Isaac.
“We have an entire hemp infused skin care line that just went bonkers. I was just published in an international magazine, the CBD Journal, for my skin care line. We have a hemp line for shampoo, body wash and massage oil. We have an intimacy line now, for women experiencing intimacy issues—that one has been a huge seller,” said Isaac.
Isaac makes the skin care products herself. The line is called Pretty Hot Mess Skincare.
“We definitely are extremely busy with CBD, and I think it’s only going to continue to grow, especially once people realize how much it helps them and they don’t have to turn to narcotics or over the counter pain medication that can be toxic to the body over time,” said Isaac.
“We have professional sanitizers, keeping the store completely sanitized. Customers will need to maintain social distancing and wear a mask. We’re meeting all the CDC guidelines.”
“We really want to make sure we’re catering to the handicapped and elderly population. We’ll have a sitting area.”
“We’re also bringing in Aura Photos, and we’ll have treatment for that. Aura Photos are taken with a biofeedback machine that takes pictures of your auras and your chakras,” she claimed. “If they’re out of balance, we can help you get them back in balance. We also have treatment rooms for tarot card readings.”
The business can be reached at 518-223-0306. Its website is www.theprettyhot mess.com.
BY Andrea Harwood Palmer