Endless Summer Fun: For the Girls
It could only make the world look brighter, dahling. Pierre & Carlo’s Double Process Blonding starts at $73. Cost: $$$.Various locations; pierreandcarlo.com
More the DIY type? Head (hee!) to ubiquitous CVS for a bottle of L’Oreal Hi-Color Hilights for $12.99. Cost: $$. Various locations; cvs.com
Then again, you can always buy a couple of lemons (two for a dollar!), squeeze them on, and go sit in the park. Cost: $.
Bond with your girls
Have doc Steven Nissman bring his magic needles over to your place for a rejuvenating party; your gang can all have your crow’s feet Botoxed together for from $220 to $440 apiece. (Frown lines run $200 to $500.) Cost: $$$. Rejuvenatingparties.com
Nothing brings ladyfriends closer than arts and crafts, especially if someone else is doing the crafting. BYO apps (and wine, of course) and a dozen of your nearest and dearest to 1154 Lill Studio, where you can design the purses of your dreams, with lots of cool options. Average bag $120. Cost: $$. 115 South 13th Street, 215-923-8030, 1154lill.com.
Girls’ night in! Rent a season of Felicity, Gilmore Girls or SATC at TLA, and settle in for popcorn and warm fuzzies. Cost: $.
Dance, you fool
But chances are the music you love is already on your iPod. Buy a pair of iHome mini-speakers for $49.95 at the Apple Store, and get footloose. Cost: $. The Plaza at King of Prussia, 610-265-2321, store.apple.com
The king of all pedis is the $120 “Balinese Ginger Pedi” at Laurentius Salon. Soak in jasmine and rosebud water, get exfoliated with organic ginger (grown in-house!), sesame seeds, coconut milk and other Indonesian exotics, wallow in a citrus honey foot mask, and relish the salon’s Nail Glaze, which stays chip-free for up to four weeks. Cost: $$$. 815 Christian Street, 215-238-0764, laurentiussalon.com
Half the price, but pretty damn luxe — the $60 “Golden Pedicure” at Bernard’s Salon & Spa. After a soak, you’re scrubbed with an exfoliant containing 24-karat gold, to combat free radicals and heal skin irritation. Cool down afterward with a foot masque, luxuriate in warm towels, and finish off with a hydrating-cream-and-oil massage. Cost: $$. 795 East Route 70, Marlton, 856-985-5755, and 100 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, 856-795-1707; bernardssalonandspa.com
Gold and ginger be damned — you and Sally Hansen are perfect together. Did you ever notice the bottles actually come with a brush? Cost: $.
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