Cashmere Salon and Day Spa refers to its clients as the Cashmere family, a fitting pseudonym both because of the facility's welcoming atmosphere and because the beauty haven is arguably large enough to actually be a second home. From within a spacious interior, staff members perform almost every traditional beautifying service known to the industry. In addition to a selection of essential hair, nail, and skin services, the seemingly unending menu includes specialized treatments such as extensions, keratin treatments, brow tinting, and individual lash extensions, as well as more long-term fixes such as laser hair removal and nonsurgical face-lifts. The spa even offers injectables such as Dysport, Botox, and Juvéderm for those who want to turn back the hands of time instead of trying to slow them down with a secret handshake.
Currie Hair Skin & Nails performs its ministrations in ultramodern, elegant spaces as clients settle into plush robes and slippers. Stylists guide patrons into sleek leather chairs to infuse 'dos with face-framing highlights or tame overgrown head ferns with a phalanx of scissors and a blow-dry for good measure. Visages in need of amelioration may opt for the recovery facial, which revitalizes with an arctic-berry-based antioxidant serum that neutralizes free radicals and protects the skin. During an aromatherapy massage, licensed massage therapists soothe away stress from demanding jobs and dishonest parking meters, and mani-pedi specialists deftly shape and polish nails, repair broken nail beds, and curb thrill-seeking hangnails.
Armed with high-end products from brands such as Ouidad, proprietor Frank DeSante and his squad of trained body beautifiers pamper patrons from head to pinky toe through a smorgasbord of services. Savvy strand specialists mold mundane manes into shapely shifts during haircuts, offered for women ($45+), men ($22+), children ($20+), and children's imaginary friends. Each tress trimming includes a scalp massage, shampoo, conditioner, and styling. Customers can brighten up their dermal canvas with expert makeup application ($45+), separate forehead bristle with an eyebrow wax ($10+), or maximize eye-batting with false eyelashes ($15+) long enough to strum. After nourishing above the neck, treat five-pronged pals to a manicure ($15) or pamper market-bound piggies with a pedicure ($30).
Salon 7's beauty professionals tend to worn-out exteriors with cleansing and relaxing skin and body treatments inside an elegant, full-service salon and wellness center. The basic European facial cleanses skin of dirt and oil before a toning treatment helps minimize pores and a facial massage relaxes and soothes visages. The 55-minute treatment is gentle enough for all skin types and ends with a hydrating mask that aims to inundate skin with moisture like a water-balloon barrage on an army of hedgehogs. Upgrades to more targeted facials are available at an additional cost.
It takes something special for a salon to stand out from the crowd. At Style Masters Salon and Spa, that something takes the form of acclaim?they were named the top spot for "Best Hair Rejuvenation" by Suburban Life magazine in 2012, and their facials have been listed amongst the best in town by the Philly Hot List. Those lauded hair services include cuts, color, and texture treatments, all provided by highly trained stylists. Spa facials, meanwhile, refresh skin with customized masks and peels. Manicures and pedicures pamper fingers and toes with rosemary and mint salves and glossy shellac polishes, and massages employ heated bamboo and exfoliating salt scrubs to eliminate tension from attempting the Sunday crossword.
Color is important to HairWaves' staff. It's evident in the head-turning turquoise floor, orange walls, and ochre styling chairs of their salon. It makes sense, too, since the stylists specialize in color, as well as highlights and mani-pedis that put nails through a kaleidoscopic transformation with a buffing, sculpting, and polish. Amid the retro colors of their space, they work on occasion updos as well as Japanese straightening treatments where they saturate hair with a chemical relaxing formula and then treat it with flat irons. The staff also cuts and styles men's and kids' hair and wield wax to remove hair from lips, legs, or gross peaches.