Located right near the Pennsylvania-Delaware border, Devon Esthetique's skincare services are so customized they're not even listed on the website. That's because owner Devon Tucker-Kirk, whose own complexion has thrown her a few curveballs, knows firsthand how different everyone's skin is. Aestheticians analyze and diagnose skin types before consulting with clients to create a custom facial with medical- and pharmaceutical-grade products instead of leftover soy-sauce packets. Their aim differs slightly from the typical wellness center: aestheticians seek to provide results first and relaxation second, helping to send a clear message to acne and eczema. The earth-toned wellness studio also pops with colorful floral pillows, which cushion stainless steel, airless jet pedicure chairs as visitors have nails buffed and polished to a perfect sheen before accessing the complimentary healthy snack bar.
Timeless Sage's holistic healers tune the mind, body, and spirit with spa treatments that incorporate Chinese therapy techniques. During massages, therapists coat clients in botanical-infused GP Deva skincare products, then work over backs using the techniques of Swedish, deep-tissue, and other modalities. These sessions can also incorporate jade-stone therapy, during which smooth green orbs glide over the back, refreshing the body with alternating bursts of heat and cold, like a shower set to shuffle. Certified lash specialists plump up lid fringe with customized synthetic or mink lashes, which are individually bonded onto the original lashes. The center even treats nonhuman stress, performing equestrian bodywork based on a gentle, intuitive technique known as the Masterson Method.
Karen Laing has followed her love for beautification down many paths, including attending school for aesthetician studies, acting as both beauty queen and pageant judge, and her current profession as a permanent-makeup artist. She meticulously draws on individual eyebrow strokes or enhances peepers with permanent eyeliner with the experience that comes not only from her extensive training, but also from having permanent makeup herself. In addition to makeup, Karen also individually bonds synthetic eyelashes to natural ones to create more lush and dramatic blinks, and treats signs of aging with wrinkle-reduction, sunspot-reduction, and other anti-aging therapies.
A Main Line native, Monica of A-Peeling Skin & Beauty went on to attain her cosmetology license after graduating from West Chester University. Specializing in skincare, Monica wields luxurious ingredients such as flower extracts and fruit enzymes to help enfold the skin in lavish treatments that work to improve skin texture and reduce signs of aging. She is also skilled at performing other beautifying services such as haircutting and styling, makeup applications, and waxing.
The nail technicians and aestheticians at Hanna's Nails perform a variety of services beyond classic mani-pedis. Their nail treatments include Shellac manicures, sea-salt pedicures, and acrylic sets. More intensive treatments range from one-hour pedicures to galvanic facials that use negatively charged ions to cleanse impurities.
After being brought up in a salon family, LaSpina owner Joe LaSpina left the nest to run his own salon, HairWorks, which eventually branched into three locations. LaSpina's aesthetic skills grew leaps and bounds after a decade at HairWorks, leading him to work on the set of Newhart and eventually open his namesake salon and spa. Now LaSpina leads a staff of experienced salon and spa professionals who pamper and transform patrons with hair design, color enhancement, facials, and massages.
Inside the salon, haircuts and updos build new styles as color-enhancement and texturing services disguise strands in new shades and shapes. Stylists smother tresses in products from Redken, Paul Mitchell, American Crew, and Joe LaSpina's signature line. LaSpina also comes to the aid of clients dealing with hair loss due to illness, genetics, or blindfolded weed whacking, meticulously working with hairpieces and wigs to create a stylish look.
Weary bodies revitalize under the care of spa professionals, whose nimble fingers knead out tension during massages or slather countenances in SkinCeuticals products during facials. An array of body-waxing and custom spray-tan services keeps skin smooth and toned, and nail techs tend to the smaller details with pampering manicures and pedicures.