Here’s your go-to guide for Philadelphia pros who will keep you looking and feeling your best.
The Rittenhouse Spa & Club - Hair by Paul Labrecque
The Rittenhouse Spa & Club - Hair by Paul Labrecque adds to its impressive spa menu with a new ultrahydrating treatment perfect for post-sun TLC. The twohour Rittenhouse Luxe Ritual includes a full-body exfoliation, body wrap and hot-oil scalp treatment with a hydrating shea butter massage customized with your favorite aroma as the grand finale.
With more than 20 years in the Philadelphia beauty game, Giovanni Mele tends to some of the city’s most recognizable tresses. In addition to chic cuts and the latest hair treatments like extensions and keratin, his salon is the only one in Philly to carry Vitality’s ammoniafree hair color from Italy. Balayage from $150, 308 S.
Busy days call for evening pampering—like Le Reve’s Night Recovery Treatment. The 45-minute service starts with a light exfoliation packed with ingredients like blueberry, apple and apricot. Owner Sophia Brodsky follows the scrub with a wrinkle-erasing cream to spark firmness and elasticity. The facial is finished with a moisturizing night cream packed with vitamin C and collagen.
With 120 classes to choose from, the city’s see-andbe- seen gym now has a brand-new studio just for its cardio boxing classes. It’s well-equipped for mitt punching and bag work—two exercises you can expect in the class—with over 20 heavy bags, speed bags and doubleend bags in the mix.
Making your eyes “pop” has never been easier thanks to the latest custom eyelash extensions at Deneen Marcel Lashes. Not sure if you want more volume or length? Try the Hybrid Volume treatment—the perfect combination of the two for glamourous yet classic lashes.
What do professional athletes, brides-to-be and Center City lawyers have in common? They’ve all called on City Hydration, Philly’s first dedicated IV therapy lounge to quell hangovers, boost workouts and beat jet lag. Owner Christie D’Arcy, a former ER and ICU nurse, offers concierge service any time of day or night, but her cool Center City and South Philly offices are an equally chill way to unwind during your 30-minute infusion.
When faux is the only way to go, head straight to Queen Village’s Baked for fast-drying, softly scented, nonstick and organic DHA spray tans. Owner Adrienne Volpetti airbrushes 14 natural shades with an expert touch, tackling dreaded smile lines and contouring the abs that you’re still working on for summer.Maintain your tan at home with the salon’s own Baked to Go Spray.
The gold standard of spinning, SoulCycle puts the pedal to the medal, thanks to sick playlists, tireless instructors and dancey choreographed moves. (SoulCycle’s too-cool workout clothes don’t hurt either.) The powerful, fun and transformative fitness experience recently introduced a new class, SoulFundamentals, to refine your technique.
Bid adieu to freckles, wrinkles, cellulite and every other handwringing skin woe you can imagine at the Center City outpost of 3000BC. The latest body-contouring services like UltraShape Power and VelaShape III promise a smoother, slimmer physique for summer, while facial treatments such as HydraFacial MD, Kybella and the latest injectables are in-demand all four seasons.
Thanks to an all-inclusive menu of spa and salon services, Adolf Biecker Spa/Salon is a go-to destination for everything beauty in Philly. Open since 1933, the establisment provides everything from dual exfoliation peel facials to keratin treatments and shellac manis. For the ultimate pampering experience, invest in the Day of Beauty spa package, complete with a Swedish massage, signature facial, mani-pedi and more—all serviced with those heavenly scented Aveda products.
Strip down to the bare minimum and step into Cryo Myst’s subzero sauna, where temperatures plunge to minus 240 degrees during the three-minute service. The chilly treatment, which enriches blood with oxygen and nutrients, is shown to boost your mood and energy levels, and ease muscle soreness.
$40 per session, multiple locations, 800.239.CRYO, cryomyst.com