When Erica Suppa opened Fresh Faced Skin Care, she knew she didn’t want facials and proper skincare regimes to fall second to typical spa hokum. So, the licensed skin specialist traded in terry-cloth robes and champagne sipped from fuzzy slippers for clinical treatments that target skin on a cellular level.
Erica’s clients can sink into a comfortable chair and reap the benefits of an array of services, including deep-pore treatments, PCA peels, and LED facials, which battle everything from acne and hyperpigmentation to wrinkles and sun damage. A shelf full of PCA and Skin Script professional products rests an arm’s length away from Erica, allowing her to use them during facials or recommend them for a client’s at-home regimen.
1401 Hair Designs & Massage Therapy owner Joyce Bell knows that glamour can't be measured with a ruler. The short-hair specialist has been creating easy, manageable styles for manes of all lengths for more than 30 years, with services that can include everything from 1950s-inspired roller sets to chic, modern blowouts inspired by the future. Her staff members pull products from brands such as Joico, Roux, and Goldwell as they create dimension with custom color and highlights, and they can also use their skills to style wigs and hairpieces for cancer patients and other hair-loss sufferers. On the spa side of the service menu, licensed massage therapists help to promote relaxation and increased energy using craniosacral, reflexology, and Japanese hot-stone therapies. Onsite certified herbalist Kelly Bell is also on hand to help clients to detox or to stabilize their body weight by crafting custom nutrition plans that rely on all-natural vitamins and organic herbs instead of starvation diets or strongly worded letters to the liver.
Hairworks, which was voted Delaware's top hair salon in 2013 by the readers of The News Journal, likens finding the right stylist to finding the right spouse?it's all about creating a bond with someone whom you can trust and openly communicate with. To that end, the stylists can be there to perform most any service for their clients, including cut and color as well as more advanced treatments such as relaxers and keratin straightening. And though hair is the namesake, the team also performs nail services, waxing, and facials.
The staff members at Silk the Salon don't consider themselves stylists; they consider themselves artists. With only a pair of shears, they transform hair into classic, edgy, or elegant styles as designated by their clients. They partner their expert cutting with color services, such as multidimensional highlights and single-process color, as well as hair-smoothing keratin treatments, hydrating masks, and deep conditioning treatments to complete looks.
At Vel’s Hair Salon, fish tails and finger waves signify more than just a flirting mermaid . At the cozy Salon, both are hairstyling options. Even with the whimsical names, clients leave their hair to the experienced stylists and leave happy with their new looks. Along with specific styles, they also cut, condition, and color hair. Natural braids, sew-ins, and weaves are also available.
Located right near the Pennsylvania-Delaware border, Devon Esthetique's skincare services are so customized they're not even listed on the website. That's because owner Devon Tucker-Kirk, whose own complexion has thrown her a few curveballs, knows firsthand how different everyone's skin is. Aestheticians analyze and diagnose skin types before consulting with clients to create a custom facial with medical- and pharmaceutical-grade products instead of leftover soy-sauce packets. Their aim differs slightly from the typical wellness center: aestheticians seek to provide results first and relaxation second, helping to send a clear message to acne and eczema. The earth-toned wellness studio also pops with colorful floral pillows, which cushion stainless steel, airless jet pedicure chairs as visitors have nails buffed and polished to a perfect sheen before accessing the complimentary healthy snack bar.