Hollywood Tans' proprietary booths and technologies produce consistent skin tones at 140 sites worldwide. Each location boasts an average of 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.
At Blush Pinups & Salon Blush, a CityVoter 2010 Best Hair Salon finalist, women of all shapes and sizes transform into sultry pinup girls with the help of hair, makeup, and photo services. A visit to the salon begins with vintage hairstyling and the application of makeup, both of which are modeled after WWII–era glamour icons such as Jane Russell or a cross-dressing John Wayne. Next, owner-photographer Alanna Ralph discusses the photo-shoot concept with the vintage vixen before snapping steamy pictures of her coyly playing records on a gramophone or stretched out on a velvet chaise longue. Alanna then retouches the images before adding them to CDs, photo books, and other available formats.
Plume Salon’s adorable pink tile exterior faces Girard Avenue in the Fishtown neighborhood. The interior emanates a fun, trendy, hip vibe, with patterned fabric waiting-area chairs, mismatched work stations and vintage décor, like a tiled arch over a doorway. Plume charges reasonable prices for their services, which include men’s and women’s haircuts, single- and double-process color treatments, deep conditioning and facial waxing, and while the salon does not take credit cards or have an ATM, customers will be offered a drink while they wait. They also offers kids’ haircuts for a more than fair price. The salon stocks hair-care products from Onesta, American Crew and Wella, among others.
Helmed by Glamour magazine hair show judge and globetrotting master stylist, teams up with clients to create head-turning new hairdos with cuts, conditioning treatments, highlights, and all-over coloring. Guests choose from an impressive litany of cosmetic services, including flatiron curling, root touchups, and extensions. Moroccan hair masks soothe malnourished strands, and fancy updos prep clients for dazzling wedding parties or adhering to lab-safety procedures. Patrons can enlist the help of a master stylist or master stylist-in-training to remove unwanted hair from their eyebrows and upper lips or add touches of vibrant color to their scalps.
Bare Skin Laser MedSpa owner Nurit Nisimi has studied both the advanced aesthetic techniques extolled at the Jean Madeline Institute and ancient relaxation methods developed in the Middle East. She uses the latter to prevent pain during laser hair-removal sessions, which zap hair using duo optimal laser technology systems. The highly-trained staff pamper clients during luxurious treatments in a modern environment. Bare Skin Laser MedSpa's certified technicians cater to customers of all skin types and specialize in vein reduction, skin tightening, photo-rejuvenation, and laser age-spot reduction as well as VelaShape body contouring, and Botox and Juvederm injections.
Posh Nail Studio’s nail technicians furbish fingers and toes with manicures and pedicures that pamper skin with botanicals such as aloe juice, peppermint oil, soybean oil, and cucumber heel cream. Instead of posing like a flamingo during spa pedicures, clients unwind in a massage chair as a technician cleanses and files each toe-shield and removes dull skin cells with an exfoliating sand scrub. Hot-rock massages melt tension from legs and feet during treatments such as Rock the Posh and the Milk Me pedicure, and hot towels envelop hooves in warmth more soothing than a lullaby sung by someone with cough-drop breath.