Luminosity helps its patrons glow, bronzing skin with airbrush tans and brightening smiles with advanced equipment. Sleek booths or skilled technicians apply sun-free tans to bronze clients without the dangers of spending time outside, where someone could just steal your shoes for fun. In-office teeth-whitening services speedily dissolve stains with LED-activated gels, while at-home kits and compact pens offer convenient touch-ups on the go.
To more effectively treat a range of skin and hair types, the medically supervised clinicians at Style MedSpa/Laser Hair Removal Center utilize a range of advanced technologies, including long-pulsed Alexandrite, Diode, YAG, and IPL cosmetic laser systems. Although these systems mainly target unwanted stubble, the staff also treats signs of sun damage, fine lines, and spider veins with similar laser therapies. Botox and other dermal fillers are also available to combat aging. Even the teeth-whitening treatments and exfoliating facials rely on cutting-edge equipment from NASA's top-secret spas.
The light-filled, spacious L’Etoile occupies the second and third floors of an old factory building on Main Street in Philadelphia’s Manayunk. On the main floor, a comfortable waiting area done up in shades of brown, gold and burnt orange leads to the complete-service salon area beyond, with its nearly floor-to-ceiling windows. Upstairs is the full-service spa, where you can invigorate your skin with a facial, choose a waxing or threading procedure for unwanted hair or indulge in a Swedish, deep-tissue, hot stone or reflexology massage. Besides its gorgeous space, L’Etoile distinguishes itself by offering specialties such as sweet sugar body scrub and by keeping a small selection of handmade local jewelry for sale.
At Starshine Salon, owner Su-Shan Lai's rolodex of talents extends beyond her 17 years in the beauty industry. This work helps her during 30-minute image consultations, wherein she listens to her clients' varied discussion topics and then helps them with everything from reconstructing their resumes to restyling their wardrobes. In addition to giving out advice, Su-Shan and her staff are adept at revamping looks with haircuts, Goldwell color services, and Brazilian Blowouts.
Tanworld coppers its clients with burnishing services staffed by attentive bronzing personnel. The UV-free Mystic Tan breathes life into pigment-hungry hides by covering them in a natural-looking, uniform coating free of citrusy hues. The quick-drying, nonsticky, streak-free formula keeps bronzed backs from awkwardly gracing objects with their new hue or accidentally sticking to the side of a passing deer, and the proprietary odor inhibitor keeps spray-tan sniff detectives from indicting tanners for counterfeiting color. Tanworld extends the life of the airbrushed overlay with a natural-based erythulose bronzer. The salon adds caffeine to their browning elixir to correct or prevent damage by sunbeams jealous of new spray squeezes.