Though best known for expanding the limits of human thought, the great philosophers were also ardent proponents of skin treatments—rarely furrowing their brows without first applying a de-furrowing cucumber mask. Today’s Groupon will wipe out your own philosophical furrows with spa treatments at Ursula's About PHace, a makeup studio and spa in Rittenhouse Square. Ursula's has won Best of Philly awards from Philadelphia magazine in 2007, 2009, and 2010. Choose between two options:
- For $79, you get a re-hydrating facial, scalp massage, and rejuvenating décolleté treatment (a $185 value)
- For $55, you get a Complexion 101 consultation and Bonzeye brow sculpting (a $110 value)
Ursula’s About PHace begins upper body pampering sessions with the re-hydrating facial, a gentle, invigorating treatment that diminishes the prominence of fine lines. The rejuvenating neck and décolleté treatment focuses on alleviating and preventing visible signs of dryness and pigmentation spots caused by sun damage or unfortunate backyard grilling accidents. Then let stress and anxieties softly drift into the past with a scalp massage, where tension is soothed away to produce stronger, shinier hair and brighter, Bambier eyes. Otherwise, streamline your skepticism-indicators into precision-tweezed arches with a Bonzeye brow sculpting. This option comes with a Complexion 101 consultation, which teaches you how to match a proper foundation to your skin type—correcting uneven complexions and helping you disguise your face's naturally occurring clown face.
Ursula’s About PHace is the brain-baby of Ursula Augustine, a licensed cosmetologist and educator with more than 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. A Philadelphia native, she's worked for top-shelf employers such as Bobbi Brown, Francois Nars, and Aveda and has brought that lofty level of experience and expertise to her own business. The focus of Ursula's About PHace is expressed in its name's unusual capitalization: balancing Philly's pH levels (the cape-clad protector of the skin) with nature-based cosmetics and skincare products—a philosophy that matches the studio's natural aesthetic.
Philadelphia magazine gushed about Ursula's About PHace with a Best of Philly award for makeup application in 2007, specialty facials in 2009, and over-the-top beauty treatments in 2010. Philadelphia Weekly awarded it an Image Award in 2009 for Best Beauty Store. Daily Candy featured Ursula's sugaring treatment, and seven Yelpers give it 4.5 stars.
- If you’re ready to stop treating your makeup like a footnote — you know, using cheap products, or getting makeovers at a department-store counter — go see veteran beauty guru Ursula Augustine at About pHace. – Philadelphia magazine