Philadelphia native Deneen Marcel Jackson was already a beauty expert before she discovered her skill at enhancing eyes. The hair stylist and makeup artist became intrigued by the delicate art of applying lash extensions, and after completing extensive training, opened her own studio to share her mastery of the process. Her talents haven't gone unnoticed—local news teams and fashion blogs rave about the luxurious, flirtatious look provided by Deneen and her staff of trained and certified professionals.
During appointments, the technicians adhere each extension to natural lashes with medical-grade adhesive, which holds strands firmly in place for up to five weeks. The extensions themselves are available in a variety of volumes, and are made of either natural Siberian mink, humanely harvested by gently brushing live animals, or high-grade synthetic material, retrieved by gently brushing live robots. And the experts' services extend beyond the extensions, as they welcome clients for cleansing facials or relaxing massages.
Returning back east after working under Robert Cromeans?the global artistic director of Paul Mitchell?in his California salon and traveling hair shows, Sergio Pampena succeeded his father as the owner and driving force behind Sergio?s Style. Sergio works closely with the stylists who call his Paul Mitchell Focus Salon home, including three who spend their spare time as national educators for Paul Mitchell. His stylists begin cuts and colorings by ushering clients to the wash house, an alcove situated behind a towering wall of falling water where muscles relish a head and neck massage as soft music trills from speakers and well-hidden carousels. While stylists work, clients can watch their hair color getting mixed at the floor?s color bar or affix eyes on a wall-mounted flat-screen television. Though Sergio?s stylists are chiefly concerned with haircare, a menu of waxing, spray-tanning, and makeup services are available to complement fresh cuts.
A day at Jade Nails & Massage Spa is enough to refresh your whole look. Nail stylists start by adorning cuticles in an elegant and protective exterior of french tips, crystal gel, or silk wrap. Aestheticians take over from there, beating back signs of skin aging with seaweed and vitamin C facials. Other staffers can even apply individual eyelash extensions that last for up to five weeks. To cap off the day, clients can schedule a Chinese massage session, which releases muscle tension but keeps your inner child trapped inside in case you get a chance to play Bop It.
Burnt-red walls and cozy furniture create a homey, welcoming experience for guests at Lena Salon & Spa, ideal for relaxing before a pampering beauty treatment. Salon and spa services run the gamut from haircuts to eyelash extensions and nailcare. Airbrush tanning, massages, and bridal packages are also available.
The stylists at Thanx Hair Artistry take special care to ensure that each client leaves with a new look that begs for a compliment. In their spacious studio with hardwood floors and basic black chairs at each hair station, they focus on the important matter at hand: hair. Salon services include custom cuts and color, smoothing treatments, and perms. In other areas of the salon, nail technicians tend to hands and feet with gel manicures, french polishes, and pedicures. Facial hair removal and makeup services are also available.
Named Best Aesthetic Physician by readers of the Morning Call for five years running, Azani Medical Spa's Dr. Monica Carezani-Gavin helps her crew of professionals to resurface clients? fa?ades with noninvasive exfoliating treatments. Designed to treat a larger surface area than traditional microdermabrasion, 45-minute vibradermabrasion treatments gently exfoliate facial skin with one large abrasive surface rather than a spray of crystals or off-duty nail files. The procedure works to boost collagen production and smooth wrinkles with relatively little epidermal irritation. Alternatively, a 30-minute chemical peel sloughs off cliques of superficial skin cells with a specialized solution, helping to reduce fine lines, age spots, acne, and catty comments about other cells? outfits. Clients might experience temporary redness and a slight tingling sensation, and surface layers may continue to flake off for up to 48 hours after treatment, depending on the depth of the peel.
As they await treatment, clients can collect complimentary soft drinks and snacks from the reception area?s martini bar or relax to the soothing sounds of a gurgling waterfall and its mouthwash-swilling backup singers.