Jean Madeline Aveda Institute beautifies hair and bodies with a wide array of pampering services while preparing tomorrow's stylists to forge the fashion frontier. Wielding an arsenal of contemporary knowledge and organic Aveda products, these well-educated cosmetologists-in-training can sculpt over-tussled manes into timeless coiffeurs ($16) or snip a couple inches off to avoid sweeping stray candy wrappers across the floor with every step ($12). An aromatherapy wrap can relax away inner city stressors by massaging in a choice of scented oils ($35). Those whose facial planes have dulled with the sandpapering of time will enjoy the customized facial, where a torso massage is combined with a mix of products to treat specific skin types until countenances are as radiant as a cherub in a spotlight ($33). Jean Madeline Aveda Institute also offers waxing services to lay bare lips ($8), brows ($11), underarms ($20), dorsal fins, and more.
Many people think of acting as a mystical gift, but Bernard Glincosky knows better. Like any skill, acting requires practice, and that’s where The Philadelphia Acting Studio comes in. At the studio, aspiring thespians bulk up their skills through a variety of classes taught by seasoned actors, producers, and directors. Himself a Hollywood veteran, Glincosky employs a stable of experienced instructors including acting teachers who have worked with the likes of Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Ron Pearlman, and Martin Scorcese. Classes are offered throughout the week, covering scene work, audition tactics, and how to cry on command when the maitre d' can’t find an empty table.
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Its expansive facilities stuffed to the gills with Charles Brand and Vandercook printing machines, Second State Press grants the community access to self-stamped art. Members gain access to studio time for rent by the hour, month, or year, as well as invitations to special events, talks, and demos. Additionally, anyone can sign up for one of Second State Press's many beginner-friendly classes. Those especially committed to the craft might be honored with Fob Holder status, which awards 24-hour access in exchange for a few responsibilities around the studio, such as cleaning or finally shredding the newspaper monster lurking in the basement.
The crew of FAA-certified pilots at Flying Lessons Philadelphia are eager to welcome students into the ranks as a recreational or commercial aviator. The school's flight curriculum equips these aspiring aces with all the necessary tools and skills outlined by the Federal Aviation Administration, administered through hands-on experience in the cockpit, ground school, and a mandatory screening of Wings. Those still undecided about committing to the full process can try out a 30-minute Discovery Flight, during which, students will get the chance to take control of the aircraft.
Signature service: Boni Wolf
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
We help people follow their dreams in the entertainment world. Many of our students are out there doing commercials and TV shows like Law and Order, Boardwalk Empire, Nutella, Capitol One, Cartoon Network. PPL Electric and more. Over 25 kids were in student films this year the school set up.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
We help clients to learn about the entertainment business and the right steps to take to have a career in acting. We help students with roles in local films and teach them the right way to audition for a role. We are working on the second season of our kids TV show and a new local teen radio show. Our students all have the opportunity to be in them.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
If your kid wants to be an actor ... or is looking to build confidence and self esteem, better public speaking skills ... and learn how to interview for a job, then this is the right place.