By observing the golden rule with every haircut, skincare treatment, and massage, the beauty specialists at Karma Salon & Spa generate positive reciprocity: clients leave feeling satisfied, communicate their joy to others, and generate a new crop of patrons. In other words, Karma's professionals create good karma. Services serve a diverse clientele, both in terms of age and ethnicity. A symphony of blow-dryers and scissors hum "Kumbaya" as stylists, armed with Redken and Bed Head products, revamp coifs. In a private treatment room, aestheticians employ natural anti-aging products such as fruit enzymes to give skin a more youthful look. Karma's nail techs embellish digits with acrylics or lacquer, and massage therapists knead out knots.
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.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone 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.
Those arriving to Enigma Medi Spa for the first time might be struck by the chic, contemporary decor, which mixes modern chandeliers and sleek furniture with Asian-inspired accents. But the spa doesn?t just look pretty??behind each beautiful treatment room door lies the latest aesthetic technology, administered under the watch of medical director Dr. Oleg Volchonok, a double board-certified specialist in gastroenterology and internal medicine.
Using a computerized skin-analysis system, Dr. Volchonok?s staff can customize a skincare regimen unique to each client?s needs and goals and steer them toward treatments that might include IPL photorejuvenation, microcurrent facelifts, or a 24K gold facial. Beyond customized skincare treatments and slim-down plans, the mei spa also offers laser body contouring and a relaxing salt therapy room, which has LED lights surrounded by pure Himalayan rock salts that emanate 84 minerals and negative ions. This helps to increase the natural healing process in addition to improving sleep, calming allergies, and helping asthma suffers breathe easier.
Enigma Medi Spa has also been helping clients acquire smooth, hair-free physiques for six years. Under doctor supervision, techs use Candela GentleMax lasers to permanently reduce unwanted hair on all skin types and tones. The med spa is home to five FDA-approved laser hair-removal devices that speedily target and remove unwanted hair with the precision of a Whac-A-Mole champion.
After earning his massage therapy certification from Rizzieri School for the Healing Arts, Damian Colella knew just where to go. A South Philadelphia native, Colella opened his practice where his roots were planted, knowing it was a ?community that continues to grow and offer its residents culture [and] high-end services.?
In his hometown location, Colella releases tension with soothing massage techniques and rejuvenates countenances with hydrating facials. His massages work to improve circulation and restore vital energy that may have been lost during hours without a battery charger. His facials cleanse the skin and fight problems such as aging or acne. Dermalogica products infuse moisture into parched skin, and a skin-repair serum heals afflicted areas with lavender, essential oils, and invisible band-aids.
The owners of Spa Bavu take their business' name from a Swahili word meaning "inner strength and power". This idea permeates the atmosphere of their small, private spa, where African décor mingles with internationally inspired treatments. Therapists combat aches with six massage modalities, using the long, gliding strokes of the Swedish technique or the heated basalt rocks that ply muscles during hot-stone massages. To exfoliate skin and melt tension, they perform body treatments— aromatic steam baths, Israeli mineral mud and warm French seaweed wraps, and chocolate-infused scrubs. They also help clients ease off stuck Halloween masks with six facials using lavender and green tea blends and oil-balancing formulas.