Philadelphia Style - - Contents - BY JES­SICA FAL­LON WEST

Try these first-to-philly beauty treat­ments be­fore your walk down the aisle.

From hair smoothers to flaw­less skin, be­gin your bridal beauty boot camp months in ad­vance with the lat­est cos­metic and salon ser­vices to hit Philadelphia.


Full brows are in, and brides are tak­ing no­tice. But they aren’t al­ways so easy to achieve—es­pe­cially if you fol­lowed the ’90s trend of over-pluck­ing (we’re all guilty). For­tu­nately, 3000BC (8439 Ger­man­town Ave., 215247-6020; 3000bc­spa.com) has a treat­ment to cure any brow woes. “A well­groomed, well-de­fined brow can make you look years younger,” says Jen­nifer Miller of 3000BC. The twohour treat­ment is sim­ple: It’s sim­i­lar to a tat­too, ex­cept the area is numbed, and the pig­ment is semiper­ma­nent. You’ll sched­ule a touch-up ap­point­ment for about six weeks later. So be sure to book three months in ad­vance of your wed­ding.


You’re most likely leav­ing your hair­style up to a pro­fes­sional on your wed­ding day. But, re­gard­less of who you book, your hair needs to be healthy first. That’s where Gio­vanni & Pi­leggi (308 S. 12th St., 215-568-3040; gio­van­nip­i­leggi.com) and their Mil­bon Smooth­ing treat­ment come in. “It smooths out the hair for a soft, frizz-free, and healthy look with­out adding weight,” says owner

Gio­vanni Mele. “The color-safe treat­ment has dif­fer­ent for­mu­las which tai­lor to all hair types and tex­tures from fine to coarse.” Mele rec­om­mends get­ting the treat­ment done two to three weeks be­fore your wed­ding.


Makeup can be mag­i­cal, but un­der­neath a flaw­less face is sim­ply great skin. “Endymed’s In­ten­sif is one of my fa­vorite skin­care tech­nolo­gies that has emerged in re­cent years,” says Dr. Bucky of Louis P. Bucky Plas­tic Surgery (mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions, 215-4909864; dr­bucky.com). “The treat­ment it­self is mi­croneedling with ra­diofre­quency, [which] am­pli­fies the cell turnover and dra­mat­i­cally helps to boost col­la­gen, re­duce any fine lines, and tighten the skin.” In­ten­sif is bro­ken up into three sep­a­rate treat­ments, each one month apart; the last is one month prior to the wed­ding, with the op­tion to come in 10 days be­fore for an added bright­en­ing treat­ment.


Wor­ried about laugh lines from all that smil­ing? Cross Med­i­cal Group (mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions, 215-561-9100; crossmed­i­cal­group.com), which just in­tro­duced won­der filler Vol­bella for fuller pouts to Philly, has the so­lu­tion. About four to six weeks be­fore your wed­ding, opt for a Bo­tox treat­ment. “Bo­tox will help you smile and ges­ture with­out mak­ing lines and folds,” says Maria Schafer, aes­thetic nurse in­jec­tor at Cross. “It helps to ‘iron out’ your skin.” If sun dam­age and un­sightly veins are a con­cern, clin­i­cal aes­theti­cian Joanna Pinker­ton rec­om­mends IPL photo­fa­cials. “In a few short ses­sions, we can re­move sun dam­age and veins to re­veal a more even com­plex­ion.”

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