Manicure in Philadelphia


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At 8 years old, Rashada Siojo began twisting tresses into updos and swiping shadow over her friends' eyelids. As an adult, she retained her passion for beauty, eventually opening Siojo Salon, an 1,800-square-foot converted art-gallery space that holds myriad unique touches, including a hand-painted floor, pedicure showers, and an outdoor waiting garden. Diverse styling tools merge natural beauty elements with modern technology and style, from boar's-hair brushes to state-of-the-art infrared steamers from Japan. Hair owners with overly dry or sarcastic locks can opt for custom hair treatments, such as a banana-leaf protein mask that works to repair damaged strands. The salon's emphasis on organic products and innovative tools sets it apart from lazy salons whose only natural touches are pinecone hairbrushes.
244 Race St
Philadelphia,
PA
US
For 15 years, certified colorist Drimaine Mills has approached each client's head as she would a canvas brimming with artistic potential. Emerald Cutz Hair Salon acts as her studio, where she and her stylists craft flattering 'dos with cuts, color services, and spa add-ons such as spray tans and mani-pedis. As a celebrity hair and style coach, Drimaine is also familiar with the concept of special treatment—she customizes her conditioning methods to suit each guest's hair type, from brittle to curly to fine. By using salon-exclusive products from brands such as Moroccanoil and Goldwell, the staff continue to make patrons feel famous without painting George Clooney's facial hair on every station's mirror.
2036 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US
At Le Reve Medical Spa, Sophia Brodsky and her fellow aestheticians employ environmentally friendly products in order to improve clients? outward appearances without compromising their health. The studio surrounds guests with a warm, sandy color scheme with decorative lighting and exposed brick, providing a calming environment where daily cares can be laid to rest. As visitors unwind, Le Reve?s team members tend to them with spa services for both outer beauty and inner wellness, from med-spa treatments and electrolysis to couples massage and chiropractic care. Aestheticians also operate a mobile spa service, bringing therapies directly to clients at their workplaces, hotels, or favorite dimly lit alleys.
2012 Walnut St
Philadelphia,
PA
US
Located in the Hopkinson House, a 33-story high-rise condominium in historic Society Hill, M's on the Square Salon pampers guests with salon services ranging from haircuts to keratin treatments. Stylists renovate ‘dos with voluptuous layers, French-style balayage color, or an assortment of other styling techniques that complement facial features, bone structure, and eye-patch accessories.
604 South Washington Square
Philadelphia,
PA
US
Lotus Hair Design's adept stylists smooth frizzy follicles and fashion progressive hairstyles with vegan and organic products. The deep-conditioning treatment begins with a ritual scalp and shoulder massage, which soothes stressed craniums and clavicles via repetitious kneading and finger-whispered Gregorian chants. Next, tress technicians envelop limp locks with organic keratin oil to infuse skull forests with sustainable style before a dryer dome caps crowns for 20 minutes. Then, an application of sulfate-free Pravana keratin shampoo and conditioner spruces hair to shine, enabling the savvy beautician to snip and style cleansed head nests into trend-setting topiaries or human bonsai flamingo sculptures. Ensuring that patrons leave surging with good vibes, the salon's fuchsia-and-lime-colored interior employs a vibrant décor of plants and lanterns to impart a cheerful, springtime feeling.
2218 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US
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.
3943 Chestnut St
Philadelphia,
PA
US
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