| June 20, 2010 | Style & Beauty
Rescue Rittenhouse Spa
The business of beauty is all about staying current. From hair color to makeup, spa services to fitness, Philadelphians want access to the latest trends for looking and feeling their best. These spas, salons and fitness centers have everything you need.
If eyes are the window to your soul, then brows are their frame.
A lucky few are born with perfectly shaped eyebrows. The rest of us rely on the handiwork of experts for enviable arches. International Salon (1714 Sansom St., 215-563-1141) is known for its neat waxing technique, creating nearly flawless brows with one swift pull. Rescue Rittenhouse Spa (255 S. 17th St., 2nd Fl.) is a winner for wax-free hair removal. If you’re hoping to add color and definition, request the vegetable-based dye for tinting. At Anju Threads (1126 Walnut St., 2nd Fl.), skilled pros manipulate fine string over the skin’s surface to do away with strays, then alleviate redness with a sprinkle of powder. Though it’s renowned for its manicures and pedicures, Wayne’s Polished Spa & Boutique (221 Conestoga Rd.) also has earned a rep for shaping some of the Main Line’s most impeccable eyebrows, using only imported luxury wax from France.
Get ready for the beach—creative cardio and innovative programs make getting into shape fun and exhilarating.
Treadmills and elliptical trainers seem archaic compared to these cutting-edge, specialized workouts. Philly’s Lauren Boggi developed a patented Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting technique with a no-plateau motto to enhance her total body workouts, known as Lithe Method (255 S. 17th St., 4th Fl.). Rittenhouse Square’s Pure Barre (1701 Walnut St., 4th Fl.) is a fitness fantasy: Small isometric movements performed on the ballet barre burn fat and tone thigh, seat and abdominal muscles, working towards a strong, lean dancer’s physique. Sign up at Fusion Cross-Training (105 S. 12th St.) for a coached workout session that tackles owner Gavin McKay’s three elements of fitness: cardio exercise like running, biking or rowing; strength training with weights and bands; and flexibility through yoga. Bala Cynwyd’s Dana Hot Yoga (244–246 Bala Ave., Bala Cynwyd), owned by Dorian and Lisa Mitchell, has become the place to say “namaste” for Main Line socialites. In the simple, Zen-like environment, the instructors are hard-core but encouraging, happily leading their sweaty minions to toned bliss. In Manayunk, Joltin’ Jabs (4303 Main St.), run by pro boxer and Manayunk native Joey DeMalavez, will knock your body into shape with intense heavy-bag training, as well as fundamental body-weight work such as push-ups and sit-ups.
More Places for Primping and Polishing
Art + Science 4259 Main St.
Lux Spa and Fitness 401 Chestnut St.
Qua Baths & Spa Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City
Studio CL 128 S. 19th St., 2nd Fl.
SignaCurl by Joseph Lentini 116 S. 19th St.
Richard Nicholas Hair Studio 1716 Sansom St.
Blue: A Hair Studio 2550 Huntingdon Pike
Martino Cartier Salon 1902 Rte. 70 E., Cherry Hill, NJ
Calista Grand Salon & Spa 1211 Wilmington Pike, W. Chester
Spa East 1040 N. Second St.
Salon Rouge 2110 Rte. 70 E., Cherry Hill, NJ
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Adolf Biecker Spa/Salon 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, 777 Harrah’s Blvd.
3000BC 8439 Germantown Ave.
Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon 243 W. Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills
Immersion Spa at The Water Club 1 Renaissance Way
Oggi Salon and Spa 1700 Locust St.
ORGANIC SALONS AND SPAS
Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa 328 S. 17th St.
Juju Spa & Organics 713 S. Fourth St.; 728 S. Fourth St.
Moko 55 N. Third St.
Verde 4 Powell Lane, Collingswood, NJ
Beans Beauty various locations
Blossom 13 S. State St., Newtown
Bluemercury 1707 Walnut St.
TOP STYLING TEAMS
Salon Vanity 1701 Walnut St., 3rd Fl.
Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, 10 Avenue of the Arts
Giovanni & Pileggi 256 S. 16th St.
Ettoré Salon and Spa 1201 Market St.
Salon Royale Court 1822 Spruce St.
Salon Norman-Dee 1619 Grant Ave.
Jay Michael Salon and Spa 595 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids
Pileggi on the Square 717 Walnut St.
Salon Royale Court 1822 Spruce St.
Style of Man 1625 Chestnut St.
American Mortals 729 Walnut St.
American Male Salon 37 S. 16th St.
Spa Toccare at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa 1 Borgata Way
Abington Aesthetic & Laser Medical Center 11 N. Second St.
Dr. Richard S. Tobey Jr. 1601 Walnut St.; drtobey.
The Dental Spa 1601 Walnut St., Ste. 704
The Brandow Clinic 100 Presidential Blvd., N. Bala Cynwyd
Dr. Louis P. Bucky 230 W. Washington Sq., Ste. 101
Dr. Timothy Greco 2 Bala Plaza, Ste. PL-15, Bala Cynwyd
Advanced Family Dental Care 327 Township Line Road, Elkins Park
The Sporting Club at The Bellevue 224 S. Broad St.
Main Line Health & Fitness 931 E. Haverford Road, Bryn Mawr
Vertex Fitness Personal Training Studio 24 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr
Sweat Fitness 1425 Arch St.
Focus Fitness of the Main Line 1111 E. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr
The Training Station 1033 N. Second St.
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