Making Life Beautiful : Follain : a Thoughtfully Curated Boutique

Last night, Union Market, in NE Washington, DC, played host to beauty and style experts in the DC area, when Follain, a New England-based healthy beauty store announced that it will return to Union Market as a permanent vendor. The space will feature a thoughtfully curated portfolio of skincare, hair care and cosmetic products from over 30 U.S. brands. Follain will join the ranks of Union Market’s existing 40 artisans as the market’s only beauty retailer.

(Photo via Follain)

(Photo via Follain)

Founder Tara Foley was inspired to build a beauty shop that could be trusted to sell healthy, effective and sustainable products after working on an organic lavender farm in France, and later, for a skincare manufacturer in Maine. “At Follain, we love to experience and understand the ingredients we feed our skin. We’ve always encouraged our clients to do the same," says Foley. 

Beauty enthusiasts may recognize Follain from previous events, including Union Market’s signature fashion series, Thread. “Washingtonians have been great Follain supporters - we keep finding ourselves back in the District. We can’t wait to have a permanent presence at Union Market starting next week,” Foley exclaims.  

Shoppers can expect to find all-American products including natural men’s grooming collection Crux Supply Co., organic makeup line W3LL People and handcrafted soap collection Saipua among others. 

Beginning today, May 21, Follain at Union Market will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

The idea for Follain was born when founder Tara Foley worked on an organic lavender farm in France and, later, for a skincare manufacturer in Maine. Through these experiences Tara realized how difficult it was to find truly healthy, effective, and environmentally friendly skincare products. She finally became fed up with her time-consuming and endless quest; no single beauty store offered healthy products only. Follain has locations in Boston - Beacon Hill, Boston - South End, Nantucket and now Washington, D.C. For more information about Follain, please visit