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2016 BEST Lunch-Hour Makeover

ClearLift Lunchtime Laser Treatment at Deme Cosmetic

This 30-minute treatment works beneath your skin to tighten, firm and zap lines, so you can return to work fresh and glowy in less time than it takes to wait in line at Chipotle.

2200 Arch Street, Locations in Philadelphia and Wayne, PA | 215-561-3363 | Website


2016 BEST Quick-Fix Spa Treatment

Logan Weekday Reset at the Logan Hotel

1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA

Seven of this modern hotel spa’s popular treatments (from facials and manis to scrubs and massages) come in handy 25-minute versions, meaning you can work a little grooming into your day, instead of derailing it. Read more »

2016 BEST Spa for Moms

Primp & Play

249 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA

This year-old spa doesn’t have any over-the-top treatments. It’s got something way better: childcare. The genius creation of South Philly mom Tara Murphy, Primp & Play is a skin and nail studio where kids partake of arts-and-crafts sessions (led by a dedicated staff member in a sweet back play area) while you beautify. Got a… Read more »

2016 BEST Forced Relaxation

Flotation Philly

534 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

The mental reboot earned from doing absolutely nothing but floating in a dark, enclosed tub filled with salt water is mind-clearing bliss. And with this float center’s new addition of a float cabin — essentially an enclosed tub the size of a small room — even the most claustrophobic among us can zone out. Read more »

2014 BEST Mental Detox

Halcyon Floats

209 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

You’ll slip into a capsule filled with water so densely salted that you’ll bob on the surface, Dead Sea-style. And there you’ll stay, in a pitch-black, (mostly) silent room, for 90 minutes. It’s totally natural to feel skeptical about something called a “float spa,” but this is about as unplugged as you can get: A… Read more »

2014 BEST Extreme Spa Experience

Ame Salon and Spa

111 Waynewood Avenue, Wayne, PA

Hitting up the “drip bar” is more than just Rihanna’s latest obsession. The process fluids mixed with vitamins, taken intravenously seems to have legit health benefits. (We felt an instant boost that lasted all week!) Nurse Michael Anne McAllister spent years working with cancer patients and saw the power of this liquid firsthand, so she… Read more »

2014 BEST Excuse to Unplug From Everything

Halcyon Floats

209 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Imagine being cut off from your phone, email and social media for 90 uninterrupted minutes of pitch-black solitude. That’s the game at South Kensington’s new float spa, where guests soak in tanks of super-high-density saltwater, floating their way to the ultimate mental detox. Trust us: You’ll love every last Twitter-free second. Read more »

2013 BEST Splurge-Worthy Spa Treatment

Soft Pack Floats at Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon

243 West Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA

Sit back, relax and float? For this ├╝ber-indulgent skin-softening therapy, you’ll be exfoliated, scrubbed, coated in mud, wrapped in a sheet, and set to float on a bed of warm water. An hour later, your skin will look and feel brand-new. Read more »

2013 BEST Splurge-Worthy Spa Treatment

Summertime Float at Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon

243 West Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA

By the time you’re floating on a bed of warm water, you’ve earned it. That’s because you’ve been exfoliated, massaged, painted with mud and wrapped in plastic as part of the spa’s float therapy. Your skin (and psyche) feels reborn after the $130 hour-long treatment. Read more »