The Dollhouse's Dana and Desiree Imbesi have one goal—to make their clients' skin as smooth and as beautiful as that of a porcelain doll. That said, they don't shy away from applying rich color in the form of organic airbrush tanning formulas. Add-ons to their signature tanning service include a smoothing pineapple exfoliant and a variety of extending creams. The spa's other specialty is unquestionably waxing, though Dana and Desiree also offer expert makeup applications for clients and their most prized dolls.
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.
At Hot Looks Hair Salon, stylists aim to discover each client's personality and create a haircut that tells his or her story. Led by 30-year industry expert Carol Colantuono, the team specializes in adding texture and shape with razor cuts and accentuating natural hues with color and highlighting techniques. Colantuono designs clients' looks with a sense of style influenced by her apprenticeship with stylist Barry Leonard at Crimper, one of the top salons in Center City, and all of her staff have undergone extensive training in the Vidal Sassoon and Sexy Hair lines. She hands clients a complimentary cup of coffee or glass of wine before beginning specialty treatments such as hair extensions that add length and volume or feather extensions that help clients blend in with migrating flocks of ornithologists.
Signature Service: Aromatherapy signature service
Brands Used: Pamper Me Body Scrubs
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Effective and licensed massage therapists offering stress and pain relieving massage therapy services.
NYW Beauty Island's technicians wage a campaign of beauty and relaxation with cosmetic technology. They operate body-contouring equipment and pamper clients with traditional facials that leave mugs glowing, like neon coffee. Their diverse treatment catalog includes body wraps, LED facial rejuvenation, and waxing. They even make waiting for appointments a relaxing experience by furnishing the lounge with densely cushioned, mocha-colored couches, an elegant rug, candles, and a wide range of verdant plants.
Hollywood Tans' proprietary booths and technologies produce consistent skin tones without the hassle of baking in the sun. The studio boasts roughly 15 upright, sanitary booths that allow customers to do jumping jacks as they build bronze in 8–11 minutes. For those who prefer to shade sans rays, Mystic spray vestibules banish pallor by misting pelts in aloe-rich custom shades that last up to seven days, and a proprietary line of tanning lotions helps maintain and maximize color between visits.