On Ridge Avenue’s merchant strip in East Falls, Koco Nail Salon and Wax Studio infuses a bit of whimsy into the usual salon setup. Manicures are given clever names such as the Limoncello, which features a citrus scrub, and the Koco Truffle, with a chocolate scrub and a paraffin treatment. For the pedicure called the Arnold Palmer, geared toward athletes, the lucky recipient gets a green tea and lemon footbath and a brown-sugar scrub. There are numerous options to get your nails bedazzled – Swarovski crystals, anyone? – though less flashy treatments might include facials. This friendly spot, with its clean white space accented by greens and browns, even offers an array of waxing choices from eyebrows to Brazilians.
The team at Bella Medspa comprises osteopathic physicians, nurses, laser technicians, and medical aestheticians, all of whom focus their skills on restoring youthful facets to faces. They use DiamondTome microdermabrasion technology to buff away dead skin cells and minimize age spots, and beauty injections to tame wrinkles and plump up features that have lost volume. Different injections, along with IPL treatments, help to reduce signs of aging, whereas flashes of laser light zap unwanted body hair on nearly any area of the anatomy.
Unlike most salons, Wynnewood Salon is not in the business of styling hair. Instead, board-certified practitioner Emily Jones uses electrolysis to rid the skin of unwanted strands. She administers treatments to areas across the body—the hairline, chest, legs, hands, toes—and to patients with all skin types and hair colors.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Micro Diamond Dermafiles and waxing
Brands Used: Osmosis and Dermalogica
Pro Tip: Our products are organic and all-natural. [Clients] will see results.
At The Body Klinic, 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, The Body Klinic’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.
The Makeup Bar Salon may be named for its chair-lined countertops that brim with signature cosmetics, but its staff of stylists and aestheticians brings much more than just makeup artistry to the table. Supervised by Lisa Severino, a makeup artist with more than 20 years of experience, the salon’s many claims to fame include a seaweed facial that was a 2011 Pick by InStyle magazine and a blow-dry bar with a choice of three styling options: tousled, straight, or Louis XIV. Meanwhile, eyebrow specialists flaunt years of over-eye artistry in brow-shaping sessions that both correct past tweezing blunders and ensure flattering contours when brows grow out. Clients can put a bow on their spa and salon services with exclusive cosmetics, whether the salon’s own or the feng-shui-inspired Color Elements line designed by Severino herself.