Boost your beach game with the latest skincare services and beauty treatments.
Laser hair removal, cryotherapy sessions, and anti-perspiration treatments are the newest ways to streamline summer beauty routines.
There’s a whole new set of beauty rules once the temperature warms up: highlights without frying your locks, bronzing sans sun damage, staying sweat-proof after long days in the heat. Accomplishing all of this, and more, is possible, and Philly beauty experts tell us how.
Shorts, bikinis, sundresses: The summer uniform often calls for lots of skin. That means shaving is back in your daily routine. Tired of the process or the after-shave nicks? Opt for laser hair removal. “The average woman spends 72 days shaving her legs in her lifetime,” says Jennifer Miller, director of marketing at 3000BC Spa (8439 Germantown Ave.; 3000bcspa.com). “So it’s no wonder laser hair removal is so popular.” And 3000BC takes it a step further, offering Syneron- Candela laser technology, a totally pain-free process that works on all skin types in just six treatments.
As the season changes, your skincare routine needs to change, too. But making the switch isn’t always easy. That’s where ManeStreem (manestreem.com) comes in. With the touch of an app, this on-demand service brings beauty experts right to you. “I’m all for organic products,” says Felicia Garcia, a ManeStreem beauty provider. She recommends following a simple routine: “Cleanse impurities morning and night; exfoliate and use a hydrating detox mask once or twice a week; and hydrate with coconut and pineapple water.”
LET’S FACE IT
Getting a healthy glow is a want for many, but staying away from sun rays is a necessity for all. Forever Young MedSpa (1420 Locust St.; foreveryoungmedspas.com) offers a Summer Skin Conditioning Process— it starts with exfoliation through dermaplaning and ends with a customized nanotechnology skin-conditioning treatment—that lets you do both. But if you want to take your skincare up a notch, opt for the Triple Play microneedling treatments. “These customized sessions repair and rejuvenate skin,” says Linda Lee Tagliamonte, medical aesthetician at Forever Young.
Chill out at the new CryoMyst Rittenhouse.
New to town is CryoMyst (multiple locations; cryomyst.com), an offshoot of the popular tanning hot spot SunMyst, giving Philadelphians a taste of the sub-zero sauna craze known as cryotherapy with locations in Center City and Haverford. Benefits of cryotherapy range from decreased inflammation to improved relaxation, wellness perks needed in the summer. Plus, clients can hang out in the lounge after treatments to let the body’s temperature regulate. “We wanted to bring some of these cutting-edge treatments to Rittenhouse Square and the Main Line,” says Marilyn Kellmer, who owns CryoMyst along with Jeff Kellmer. “[We] created a restorative environment where people can relax and rejuvenate without being rushed out the door.”
KISSED BY THE SUN
Contouring just your face is so last summer—this year, it’s all about contouring your whole body. “We’ve always done light contouring with our tans, but after attending a demo by Katie Quinn (who tanned the Victoria’s Secret runway show), we’ve been focusing on it more,” says Adrienne Volpetti, owner of Baked (740 S. Fourth St.; bakedtanning.com). “We lightly shade the sides of the stomach, thighs, collarbone, and shoulders; our goal is to accentuate what our clients already have.”
Tame frizz with a Keratin treatment at Salon Vanity.
We want smooth and sleek hair, but in warmer weather, we often get frizz and damage. A Keratin treatment from Salon Vanity (1701 Walnut St.; salonvanity.com) is the ultimate solution. “The Keratin treatment offers many perks [like] reducing frizz, repelling humidity, improving the integrity of the hair, and reducing blow-dry time up to 50 percent,” says owner Edmondo Blondo. Bonus: Keratin usually lasts up to four months, keeping your hair shiny and smooth right through Labor Day.
Revive complexions with Le Reve’s BDR Micropeel.
Your face is the focus no matter the season, but sun damage, allergies, and sensitivity can take over come Fourth of July. At Le Reve Rittenhouse Spa (255 S. 17th St.; lereverittenhousespa.com), the spa’s BDR Micropeel treats dark spots, wrinkles, acne, and more. “Innovative emulsion technology combines the company’s most valuable natural substances with micro-molecular optimized essences,” says owner Sophia Brodsky. “Any skin condition can be treated, regardless of age.”
Is the word “summer” practically synonymous with sweat for you? If you’re worried about perspiring, Dr. Louis P. Bucky (multiple locations; drbucky.com) has the solution. “Patients are always in search of treatments that will help them be confident while on the beach,” he says. “MiraDry is a new nonsurgical technology that I’m very excited about because it eliminates underarm odor and sweat for good with just one treatment.”
Photography by: PHOTOGRAPHY BY YUGANOV KONSTANTIN/SHUTTERSTOCK (SUMMER BEAUTY); BY HUGHE DILLON (CRYOMYST); BY SHUTTERSTOCK (VANITY SALON); BY ROSS BRODSKY (LE REVE)