Licensed aesthetician Raffelle St. John helms Your Image Center, where her two decades in medical skincare helps her clients achieve their ideal skin tones and textures. Within her appointment-only office, she offers a large slate of services that dote on the face and body, such as facials designed to combat acne and refresh skin and soothing massages that incorporate hot stones and aromatherapy. Peels slough off dead skin with mango and orange, whereas organic body wraps draw out impurities with botanical mud. Other services include waxing, makeup application, laser hair removal, and the opportunity to chase a laser around a room for fun. Additionally, Raffelle puts together custom group packages with manicures, makeovers, and refreshments that are available for on-location parties.
Robin Dove Hair Studio’s color and style team consider hair their main artistic medium, sculpting beautiful looks for everyday clients and the high-profile mugs of local celebrities and news reporters. An educator for J Beverly Hills Salon, owner Robin Dove is experienced with hair of all textures and continually enlists in training to keep abreast of the haircare industry's latest trends and grooviest new ideas about running with scissors. These training sessions enable her to pass knowledge on to her staff, which can handle anything from basic haircuts and updos to extensions, weaves, and formaldehyde-free keratin straightening treatments. The studio’s stylists create a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere as they pour complimentary coffee for clients visiting early in the day and arm afternoon guests with glasses of wine.
Despite the presence of professional technicians, high-end equipment, and medical-grade products, New Image Medspa isn't a doctor's office. It's a spa where medically trained professionals strive to create a relaxing and friendly environment and count cost effectiveness as a top priority. Their treatments span from general spa services such as facials, massage, and chemical peels to med-spa approaches such as laser hair removal, blepharoplasty, or PhotoGenesis. They also oversee a slew of male-centric services to help guys achieve smoother, handsomer blue or yellow M&M shell.
Founded by brother- and sister-in-law Brett and Suzanne Sauder, Taire Hair Salon Inc. aims to reinvigorate manes with the latest techniques and products. Creative director Brett graduated from the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London and continues to study with respected industry figures. Suzanne used her own extensive training to craft figure-skater's hairstyles for the US ice-skating trials that were both aerodynamic and unaffected by low scores from cynical judges. She has also achieved a personal goal by becoming only the ninth person in Philadelphia to earn the title of master hair colorist.
Stylists set to work on precision cuts, texturizing services, makeup applications, and other aesthetic tasks in Taire's sleek space. The studio is divided into two sections that are minimalist in design and spacious enough to comfortably entertain four clients at a time. The Sauder-led team employs the L'Oréal Paris line to transform color, such as an ammonia-free, virtually odorless Inoa formula that's invisible to all forms of radar.
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.
Styledelphia owner Jessica Saint is a former model and modeling director who doles out a wealth of fashion-industry insight accrued during 10 years in the business. Now, along with a team of instructors and photographers, Jessica leads classes that show how hair, makeup, and wardrobe can mesh with one’s personal interests, career goals, and affinity for jumping out of moving cars. More niche classroom sessions, such as body-painting, vintage-hairstyling, and stage-makeup workshops, round out a creative-minded curriculum. Styledelphia’s expertise in retro styles adds realness to the studio’s boudoir-photography branch, which takes clients to shoot photos at old-timey locales such as Darling’s Diner and the hospital room where the Liberty Bell was born.