Great thread! I agree with many of the comments.
From my experience, I have had great experience with the Sephora in Shamburg, IL, whether shopping in guy mode for makeup or in for a makeover. Very friendly and supportive staff! Also have had great experiences at several Torrid stores. They are helpful and will suggest I try on my selections. I frequent one Torrid store where they know me, call be by name when I come in and always have lots of recommendations on what I might like.
As a suggestion, I try to go at off hours, like during the week when the store first opens. Mid afternoon on a Saturday, when they are busy, might not be the best time to go. In any event, the SAs are happy to get a sale and want happy customers who want to come back and buy more!