With its sleek decor, complimentary beer, and flat-screen TVs filling the background noise with Phillies-game highlights, I’m Sergio nods to the men's clubs of yesteryear as the barbershop’s talented stylists give each client a modern new ’do. Hair services range from a basic shampoo and style or beard trim, helping guys look spiffy in just a few minutes, to the more indulgent The Cut package, which includes a relaxing warm-towel treatment and head massage. Old-fashioned straight-razor shaves showcase masculine cleft chins, and manly manicures soften hands hardened by too many high fives with the Hamburger Helper representative. To keep up appearances between cuts, I'm Sergio also offers free clean-ups. :m]]
On the other side of Bleu Mousse Salon’s brick exterior, clients enter into the newly renovated space where experienced stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists build personal relationships with clients as they customize treatments to suit their needs. Clients can snack on complimentary wine and snacks from neighborhood eateries as they wander through the space outfitted with a comfortable lounge boasting a flat-screen TV, which beams in big sporting events and the lesser-known Olympics. Track lighting illuminates stylists revamping manes with L’Oréal Majirel, Inoa, and Richesse hair dye, and private treatment rooms wrap around aestheticians as they pamper pores with glo therapeutics skincare products during facials and chemical peels.
The epidermal chromatologists at 360 Degree Tans employ multiple techniques and equipment to help customers exude a robust pallor, whether or not the sun is shining. A UV-free organic airbrushing is applied by a certified technician and generally lasts from seven to 10 days, while a booth-tan session is a more traditional means of achieving the kind of healthy glow flaunted by aerobics-instructing dwarf stars.
Technicians at Clearly Beautiful Nails use the 1064 Yag Laser to painlessly rid feet of infections, warts, and nail fungus. In addition to treating toes, the office rents and sells laser units and also creates foot-centered marketing materials for display in waiting rooms.
Customers of OrTanic Sun Spa emerge from private rooms with skin glowing like the sun's lips. The staff consults with clients ahead of time, taking stock of skin type, current skin color, and target shade, then guides them to the level of tanning that will fit their needs. UV-tanning sessions take place in stand-up or lie-down chambers—available in four different intensity levels—which tan skin more effectively than a nap on a giant spotlight. For UV-free tanning, the staff mists skin with the Bronze Biologic airbrush solution, made from purified water and tanning elements derived from plant sources.
While dealing with the stresses of raising two children into her 50s, Susan Forman began looking into the latest skin-rejuvenation technologies to keep her face looking fresh. Fascinated by what she found, she trained with a plastic surgeon in order to help her pursue her new calling as an aesthetician. At DaVinci Skin Care, her procedures keep skin looking youthful, with facials cleaning away oil, Botox injections smoothing out wrinkles, and intense-pulsed-light therapy evening out skin tone and making Pink Floyd listening parties way radder.