Guests seeking temporary refuge at Salon Bella Gente may feel as though they're lounging in the comforts of a well-appointed home, where upholstered chairs punctuate hallways lit by tabletop lamps and flickering candles. At the nail stations, large paper lanterns illume cushioned pedicure chairs anchored by metallic tubs. Nearby, stylists bustle behind the Color Bar, filling real martini glasses with Wella color cocktails as clients look on from cushy chairs. Down the hall, private spa rooms cloaked with chocolate-colored curtains shut out exterior anxieties and freeloading biological clocks as massage therapists warm up oils and aestheticians blend glycolic peels in preparation for pampering sessions.
Massages, body scrubs, and facials dominate the services at The Day Spa at Skin Deep. Inside, beauty technicians put time into helping their clients get into a relaxed state before they get started improving complexions and soothing muscles. On top of their expertise in body care, staff members bring their confidence and welcoming attitudes to each service, making the spa feel comfortable for both frequent spagoers and those who have only previously gotten facials from a friend's cousin's spouse's brother.
Dim light surrounds therapists in the cozy facility at Serenity Massage & Spa, part of Serenity Wellness Center, a holistic healing center focused on both the mind and body. The staff eases away tensions with traditional modalities, such as Swedish massage, and more outcome-based massages, including a medical massage for injuries. During facials and peels, aestheticians cleanse and exfoliate skin with organic skincare products. Serenity Massage & Spa also provides spa parties that include mini-facials, massages, and a psychic reading with nationally known psychic and author, Laurie Hull. The center offers relationship counseling, life coaching, and sessions that may include classes with Hull or training for alternative cancer intervention with internationally known cancer specialist Dr. Nisim John.
At Rose Tree Medical Associates, LLC, board-certified internist Dr. Kelli E. Yacono and her team of beauty boosters turn back time with a bouquet of nonsurgical solutions. During an appointment that lasts for roughly 15 minutes, a steady-handed physician injects the FDA-approved Botox serum into wrinkled skinscapes, temporarily freezing the muscle contractions responsible for creating forehead furrows, frown lines, and crow's-feet. Fine lines begin to fade 72 hours postinjection, and results can stay put on the visage for up to four months. The noninvasive treatment requires no downtime, so freshened faces can return to emoting and modeling fencing masks immediately afterward.
In Italian, onde means "waves." Drawing inspiration from the soothing sound of waves on the shore, Onde Spalon's aestheticians strive to imbue their services with a similarly soothing quality. Customized to suit each client's needs, Onde's spa treatments smooth skin with waxing, detoxify it with algae mud wraps, and remove its wrinkles with anti-aging facials. Such services earned the spa three awards in the late aughts from Main Line Today, including two for best facial.
But Onde Spalon's treatments don't just focus on enriching skin. Nail techs pamper fingers with cured gel nails or odorless acrylic nails, as well as buff toes over copper pedicure sinks. Stylists, meanwhile, shape 'dos with precise cuts and texture treatments, including perms and thermal straightenings. Onde's spa and styling units even collaborate on pre-wedding packages, which ready brides with fancy updos, biweekly manicures, and makeup that repels any cake smushed into their face.
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.