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Renee Bruskof Juju Spa & Organics
Aesthetician Renee Bruskof uses her in-depth knowledge of ayurveda, aromatherapy, and reiki to help clients combat pesky problems like puffy eyes and chapped lips. Read More
Originally published on November 26, 2007
Juju Spa Eye and Lip Treatment
Dust, changing seasons, and never-ending allergies have left you chappy of lip and puffy of eye.
Or, less poetically, your face looks like it got in a fight with the ugly stick.
Even the battle odds with the eye and lip treatment from Juju Spa. A lifesaver for ravaged skin, the service is available as an add-on to any of the standard facials.
Itchy eyes are targeted with a cooling mint mask, and chapped lips get much needed attention with a lemongrass exfoliant that sloughs flaky skin. Hot compresses and pressure point massage remove toxins and release sinus pressure.
The treatment costs only $20, but it’ll leave you feeling like a million.
And looking like it, too.
Juju Spa & Organics, 728 South Fourth Street (215-922-3235 or jujusalon.com).
Danuta Mieloch Rescue Rittenhouse Spa
Poland native and spa owner Danuta Mieloch is a master at combining traditional European practices with cutting-edge techniques. Her Perfector Facial uses adjustable voltages to give a healthy glow. Read More
Originally published on September 21, 2007
Rock the Volt
Electrical currents have their place. And you’re pretty sure that place is nowhere near your head.
Guess again. The Perfector Facial is your skin’s new best friend, and it involves just that.
First you’re given a top-notch facial; then come the variable wavelengths of adjustable voltages to give your face a healthy glow, eliminate wrinkles, and lessen dark under-eye circles.
The voltage is controlled by a computer as three charged wands caress your face. The whole procedure is painless (really) and works with your body’s own biorhythms to help rejuvenate and firm the skin’s texture. It may even put you into a relaxed state — similar to the effects of an acupuncture treatment, just without the needles.
By the end of the procedure, you’ll look and feel different.
What a shocker.
Available at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa, 255 South 17th Street, second floor (215-772-2766 or rescuerittenhousespa.com).
Wendy Hetherington Water Unlimited Spa Boutique
Manicurist and aesthetician Wendy Hetherington stands out from the pack by incorporating attention to detail, an unrushed pace, and frosted bottles of Belgian beer into treatments like the Sailor Package. Read More
Originally published on August 20, 2007
The Sailor Package
Sailors get a bad rap: swearing, ladies in every port, singing “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.”
But here’s something that’ll do wonders for their sullied image: the Sailor package at Water Unlimited Spa Boutique.
First you’re treated to a standard manicure (including an expert buff, file, and hand exfoliation) — or upgrade to the signature Water manicure (which adds a paraffin treatment for your cuticles and a bleaching of your nails to make them extra pink). Then you get your lashes tinted brown, black, or blue-black (the blue-black makes the whites of your eyes pop, without looking weird).
Why’s it called the Sailor? Probably because of the frosted bottle of Belgian beer they serve you during the treatment.
Try to keep the swearing and singing to a minimum.
Available at Water Unlimited Spa Boutique, 1114 Pine Street (215-629-1199).