More than three decades ago, Pearl Bailey-Anderson started styling hair in her home, and it wasn't long before two experienced beauticians—her grandmothers—convinced her it was time to open her own salon. The masterminds behind La Pearl Beauty Emporium uses their nimble fingers to shape braids, locs, and twists, and uses proteins, moisturizers, and oils to condition and smooth hair. Chic cuts and full and partial weaves let patrons go as cropped or long as they want to. La Pearl also staffs a certified hair loss professional and trichologist that offers free microscopic hair and scalp analysis.
Donna Scott has been to the Oscars. Though she's not a thespian, the longtime medical aesthetician and certified laser skincare expert transported her handpicked products and know-how to the Academy Awards earlier this year, setting up shop at the Donna Scott Celebrity Spa Lounge. Scott, the recipient of InStyle magazine's Beauty Black Book distinction for the best facials in Philadelphia, delivers results by grounding her treatments in science. Where Philadelphia specifically lauds her glycolic peel with vitamin C, noting that it yields "remarkably brighter skin" by lifting away superficial cells. Scott has performed this and other rejuvenating treatments for celebrities at New York Fashion Week and the MTV Movie Awards, but she spends most of her time enhancing the natural beauty of everyday people, such as working moms who have reared spelling-bee champions. By customizing a suite of products for each individual, she treats and assuages skin issues such as rosacea, acne, and hyperpigmentation.
Registered nurse Kathleen DeSimone and Inject Beauty’s talented team of medical professionals use nonsurgical procedures to enhance the natural beauty of patients. Armed with certified training in procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers, they work to make faces feel smooth. Eyebrows, eyelashes, and lip lines can be adorned with permanent makeup, and spider veins are reduced to mere memory with sclerotherapy treatments or laser vein removal. They also eliminate excess hair with beams from a Cutera Xeo CoolGlide laser machine.
Jan N. Widerman, MaxAesthetics' medical director and a 28-year board-certified physician, leads a team of licensed aestheticians and laser technicians as they give youth a curtain call with a full spectrum of medical-based skin and beauty treatments. Dr. Widerman utilizes his certification in injectables such as Botox and Juvéderm to tackle evidence of aging, and laser technicians wield Soprano XL and Pixel laser technology to retexturize skin. Nourishing facials, microdermabrasions, and body peels feature Rhonda Allison's plant-based palette of enzymes, toners, and exfoliants. Rounding out the center's complete devotion to beauty cultivation, a board-certified permanent-makeup technician stands by to refurnish clients' most visible traits.
After more than 30 years of nursing experience, which includes membership in the Dermatology Nurse Association and the American Society for Plastic Surgical Nurses, Lillian Lang, RN, decided to focus her career on aesthetics. Her blend of clinical expertise and artistry has now been seen on four continents. Her services, all of which are performed by a registered nurse, include permanent makeup, microneedling, dermaplaning, dermafilling, and high-frequency technology for rapid removal of minor skin irregularities. With more than 23 years and having achieved Master Status in permanent makeup, Lillian Lang specializes in applying permanent eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip color.
The experienced staff at New Image and Wellness aim to help patients look and feel their best through a total wellness package of nonsurgical treatments. The staff performs laser-light therapy, as well as a range of quick, easy, and noninvasive beauty treatments: comfortable lipo-laser treatments target fat cells to remove inches, facial sculpting nonsurgically chisels faces or shaves mustaches off Michaelangelo’s David, and whitening treatments blanch teeth quickly and effectively.