Okay ladies this one is exclusively for you. Whether you are looking to pamper yourself or treat a family member *cough* Mother’s Day *cough*, we feel you should treat yourself from time to time. We know its been a long winter and with summer vastly approaching a rejuvenation is in order. So after doing our homework and conducting our own little focus groups we created a list of 4 places in the city to enjoy a well deserved pampering. From head to toe we have you covered. Enjoy!
Lakshmi Hair Studio
21 N 2nd St. | (215) 923-2272 | Sun. 11 am – 5:30 pm, Mon. Closed, Tues. 12 pm – 6:30 pm, Wed.-Thurs. 10 am – 9:30 pm, Fri. 10 am – 7: 30 pm, Sat. 9 am – 4:30 pm
We will say off the bat that this place isn’t cheap, but like with anything else in life you get what you pay for. Ladies if you are looking to treat yourself start here. In a city with salons in every neighborhood, Lakshmi is just a “cut above” (yes we like using cheesy puns). They provide top notch washes, cuts, coloring, and even makeup. Not only are the stylists top notch but the facility itself is a gem. Bright, spacious, and airy this studio oozes class and style. So if your looking for a chic oasis to get a new style for the summer, we think Lakshmi should be at the top of your list.
Terme Di Aroma
32 N 3rd St || Sun. 10 am – 4 pm, Mon. Closed, Tues.- Fri. 11 am- 8:30 pm, Sat. 10 am – 7 pm
If facials and massages are your thing, boy do we have a place for you. Consistently voted Best in Philly, Terme is a Mediterranean oasis here in Philly. With beautiful fresco paintings adorning their walls and soft lighting down each corridor, you are relaxed before a masseuse even lays a hand on you. Terme Di Aroma offers up one of the best spa packages in the city. Everything from facials to Thai foot massages can be enjoyed here. Specializing in aromatherapy, this places encompasses oil blends and all natural products to pamper their clients. So if the daily grind is getting the best of you, turn the tables at Terme Di Aroma.
328 S 17th St || Sun.-Mon. 10 am – 4 pm, Tues. Fri. Sat. 10 am – 6 pm, Wed. Thur. 12 pm – 8 pm
Cumbia is a genre of music that was conceived in Colombia. Its unique rhythm made it popular around the world. Mi Cumbia not only embodies uniqueness but also the styles of Cumbia. Mi Cumbia is a quaint boutique nail salon tucked away on a quiet street in the Rittenhouse section of the city. This place is cozy and inviting. Smooth Cumbia rhythms mixed with scented oils fill the air. One step inside this place and you will see why they are constantly receiving praises from critics all over town. What we also found great about this place is that all of their products are organic. Mi Cumbia has a unique non-toxic only policy where only “water-based and non-toxic nail polishes” are used. So not only will you feel pampered you can feel great about using an environmentally safe service.
Eviama Life Spa
109 S 13th St || Sun. 11 am – 6 pm, Mon. 11 am – 7 pm, Tues. 10 am – 7 pm, Wed.-Thur. 10 am – 8 pm, Fri. 9 am – 6 pm, Sat. 9 am – 6 pm
We understand that most pampering is done for looks such as manicures, facials, and hair. However, pampering can also apply to a persons well being. With alternative treatments such as Acupuncture, Reike, Crystal Chakra Harmonizing, and Guided Meditation, Eviama Life Spa pampers the mind, body, and soul. This spot is kind of difficult to find at first but once you’re there you may never want to leave. A sense of calm and relaxation is felt as soon as you cross their door’s threshold. Deceptively big, this place boasts many rooms for all types of alternative medicine as well as traditional spa treatments. So if you are looking to pamper yourself don’t be afraid to step out of the box and try Eviama. We guarantee you will leave a new person.