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.
The tall white Doric columns that flank the entrance to Diamond Salon and Spa give a not-so-subtle hint to the similarly stately interior. This Chestnut Hill establishment, flowing with natural light from the large, curved front windows, keeps an understated tan-and-cream color scheme, with lots of comfortable seating and a few leafy touches. Appealingly room, Diamond Salon and Spa provides a waiting area, a section dedicated to manicures and pedicures and a massage/waxing space, discretely tucked away behind doors. Diamond Salon carries Dermalogica Skincare products and the Youngblood mineral makeup line, which the salon uses exclusively for its facials and applications. Appointments are welcomed here seven days a week, with limited walk-in availability.
Styledelphia owner Jessica Saint is a former model and modeling director who doles out a wealth of fashion-industry insight accrued during 10 years in the business. Now, along with a team of instructors and photographers, Jessica leads classes that show how hair, makeup, and wardrobe can mesh with one’s personal interests, career goals, and affinity for jumping out of moving cars. More niche classroom sessions, such as body-painting, vintage-hairstyling, and stage-makeup workshops, round out a creative-minded curriculum. Styledelphia’s expertise in retro styles adds realness to the studio’s boudoir-photography branch, which takes clients to shoot photos at old-timey locales such as Darling’s Diner and the hospital room where the Liberty Bell was born.
In a warm-yet-airy atmosphere of stone walls and high ceilings – plus exposed beams for the fully rustic effect – Spa Elysium in Chestnut Hill will take care of your hair, face and nail needs. Brighten your look with hair color or highlights at this sunny shop, or peruse the complete menu of manicure, pedicure and facial options, including the signature Elysium Radiance facial. Each are perfect pampering treats, while a detoxifying seaweed wrap nourishes and soothes the entire body, for a more rejuvenating experience. The area near the spa’s entrance is given over to a retail section with artful greeting cards, scented candles and colorful, trendy jewelry, plus hair care products by the likes of Aveda and Bumble & bumble.
Chefs adorn Il Tartufo's crisp white tablecloths with plates of house-made pastas and tender meats from a menu of elegant Italian cuisine. Attentive servers begin the gustatory parade with appetizers such as artichokes painted with garlic and olive oil, homemade mozzarella studded with colorful tomatoes and basil, and fire trucks decorated like a giant papier-mâché bruschetta. Homemade potato gnocchi wears a mantle of velvety four-cheese sauce, and a medley of seafood bubbles with arborio rice in plates of rich risotto. Nimble hands deal up veal Monte Carlo style, slicing tender medallions with apples and arugula before drizzling the dish in a light brandy sauce and slipping it into a loaded deck of baccarat cards.
The goals of Chez Raina Salon's experienced staff are to build strong relationships with clients and provide them with exceptional beauty services. Inside the highly sanitized salon space, nail technicians doll up digits with mani-pedis and paraffin treatments. Stylists consult with their clients before cutting and highlighting manes to create whole new hairdos. The staff's aestheticians use waxing services and facials to soften the skin until it's smoother than Boyz II Men lounging in a pool of baby oil.