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.
LA Bronze Ultra Luxe Tanning Studios service tanners on the go and provides a respite for those looking to relax. Inside stand-up booths, clients remain on their feet while up to 60 bulbs create a 360-degree tan. Clients may also choose to stand up for a twelve-minute session inside a warm capsule or choose a bronze hue to have misted on their skin and settling into a sun-kissed glow in three hours. Those looking to enhance their tans can purchase power lotions, bronzers, accelerators, and cooling lotions from the salon’s collection of tanning products.
The team at Bella Medspa comprises osteopathic physicians, nurses, laser technicians, and medical aestheticians, all of whom focus their skills on restoring youthful facets to faces. They use DiamondTome microdermabrasion technology to buff away dead skin cells and minimize age spots, and beauty injections to tame wrinkles and plump up features that have lost volume. Different injections, along with IPL treatments, help to reduce signs of aging, whereas flashes of laser light zap unwanted body hair on nearly any area of the anatomy.
The goals of Chez Raina Salon's experienced staff are to build strong relationships with clients and provide them with exceptional beauty services. Inside the highly sanitized salon space, nail technicians doll up digits with mani-pedis and paraffin treatments. Stylists consult with their clients before cutting and highlighting manes to create whole new hairdos. The staff's aestheticians use waxing services and facials to soften the skin until it's smoother than Boyz II Men lounging in a pool of baby oil.
During the IPL laser treatment, aesthetician Jennifer Morgan beams noninvasive beams of broad-spectrum light onto skin with the aim of abducting age spots, skin redness, and brown pigments from their dermal farmhouses. This photorejuvenation may also stimulate the construction of skin-firming collagen and improve overall texture leading to skin as smooth as James Bond's pet jellyfish. Treatments require minimal downtime and typically eschew serious side effects, although customers interested in learning more about the process can schedule a complimentary consultation with Morgan.
Under the guidance of Vidal Sassoon–trained owner Michele Greim, stylists at Salon A apply their fashion savvy to clients’ heads. In a warm, Tuscan-inspired space decorated with yellow walls, distressed mirrors, and marble tiles, experts carefully prune manes into styles ranging from sleek bobs to edgy pixie cuts. As eco-friendly Enjoy and hard-to-find It's A 10 products create stylish looks, stylists dispense easy-to-follow tips, recommend haircare items, and explain why peanut butter makes a subpar replacement for styling gel. Color treatments completely transform hairstyles, whether with the summery streaks of partial highlights or the bold all-over hues of a single-process color.