At Weiss & Roling Dermatology & Associates, licensed aesthetician Jennifer M. Morgan, who possesses more than a decade of professional experience, shucks off unwanted hair with sophisticated waxing services. The botanical Nufree formula whisks away follicles—along the standard bikini line or from the entire region with a Brazilian—without the use of wax, keeping applications from sticking to the skin while wrenching the hair-removal industry from the monopolistic clutches of Madame Tussaud. Each treatment sloughs off hirsute patches with an antimicrobial touch, leaving behind a smooth, clean skinscape in a brief 35-minute treatment. Like a gourmet dish of vegan steak tartare, the clinically tested Nufree formula satisfies without the aid of any animal products.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health-and-wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa. Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Licensed massage therapist Sarah Lima is passionate about helping people to relax and heal using the power of massage. At her homestyle studio, she offers a range of massage modalities to help de-stress clients and improve circulation in the body. Come in for a soothing Swedish massage, which uses various techniques and light pressure for maximum relaxation, or relish a muscle-melting deep-tissue massage, which reaches deep to target specific trouble spots. Sarah's list of services also includes lymphatic-drainage, prenatal, athletic, reflexology, and trigger-point massage.
A Best of Philly 2009 poster from Philadelphia Magazine hangs proudly in the window of Salon Charisse, recognizing Patricia Oelbaum's waxing prowess. As Patricia strips away hair from bikini lines, limbs, and faces in the backroom, a talented hairstyling crew bustles in the airy styling arena. Amid french-vanilla walls and floral paintings, the stylists reshape 'dos and add luminous dimension with highlights. Frizzy locks cascade like waterfalls of butter with help from Express Keratin treatments or the more powerful Japanese hair-straightening technique. The salon's stylists and aestheticians also host birthday parties, where they primp partygoers with manicures and makeup.
Laser Hair Removal Center beautifies bods with safe laser treatments in a professional, well-kept environment. All of the laser technicians possess years of experience, and clients can pop into the cozy office for a free consultation to discuss what procedures and lasers will work best for their hide’s needs and skin type. Clear up skin and call attention to treasured temporary tattoos with the 10-minute spider-vein-removal treatment, valid for either face or legs, which works to break down and evict unwanted tiny veins and busted capillaries. Using a Lyra laser—armed with ChillTip technology for maximum patient comfort—an astute technician takes aim at rogue blood vessels, lightly collapsing them to be absorbed by the rest of the body over a period of days.
The skilled technicians at Pour L’Image beautify clients with nailcare, waxing, and brow and lash tinting. They specialize in waterless spa pedicures, in which guests relax on comfortable pedicure cots with feet enveloped in warm booties, a nice change from the typical whirlpool soaks or shark-tank dips. Additionally, they use vegetable-based dyes to darken brows and lashes for up to six weeks.