The Brand New Spa, Salon & Health Club Is Now Open at the Rittenhouse Hotel

The Spa Suite at the Rittenhouse Hotel's newly unveiled retreat.

The Spa Suite at the Rittenhouse Hotel’s newly unveiled retreat.

Back in the spring, we let you know that the Rittenhouse Hotel would be opening a brand new (and rather giant) spa, salon and health club right there in the hotel—and we are excited to announce that it’s up and running!

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club – Hair by Paul Labrecque has opened its doors, which now means for all you brides and grooms who are either getting married at the hotel or simply getting ready in one of the lovely suites before heading out to your celebration, your morning-of beautifying just got very convenient.

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Take Some Time to Relax Before the Big Day With a Couples Retreat to Le Rêve Rittenhouse Spa

We suggest booking an appointment in Le Rêve’s cozy massage room.

When we read Shoppist editor Emily Goulet’s detailed narrative of her recent trip to the new Le Rêve Rittenhouse Spa, our interests were piqued by the vision of fancy exfoliants, massages, and an “aromatherapy steam shower”—so when we heard that the new spot was especially suited to cater to couples, we were eager to learn more about the latest addition to Philly’s spa scene.

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Rizzieri Salon & Spa Will Be Opening A 14,000-Square-Foot Location At The Moorestown Mall In September

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A rendering of the new Rizzieri Salon & Spa coming in September.

A new salon is coming to town and it’s going to be massive. Come September, Frank and Sal Rizzieri—whose cosmetology empire includes multiple salons, a beauty school, and a school for the healing arts—will be relocating the Marlton outpost of Rizzieri Salon & Spa to a 14,000-square-foot space at the Moorestown Mall.

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8 Philly Spas & Salons That Offer Organic Big-Day Beauty Treatments

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Our friends at Be Well Philly have a point when they talk about out how many potentially gross and harmful chemicals there are in the things we slather all over our bodies on a daily basis (lotions, nail polishes, shampoos, soaps, oils—you  name it), and boy are we glad being recently grossed out led them to seek out alternatives in Philly, because we ended up with a really awesome roundup to share with you today!

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5 Favorite Things With Philly Makeup Artist Béke Beau

Makeup artist Béke Beau and her rigid canine companion Pierre.

Makeup artist Béke Beau and her ceramic canine companion, Pierre. Photo by Marie Labbancz.

Philly makeup artist Béke Beau (say it just like ‘Becky’) has been beautifying her clients for over 20 years—the last eight of them, happily, right here in our area.

She’s got a lovely by-appointment studio in Bryn Mawr where she offers makeup lessons (which include telling you which products and trends just aren’t worth your time) and where brides can go for makeup trials—though of course, she also spends many a weekend morning in the hotel suites, parents’ houses and venues of her brides as they primp and pamper for their weddings.

We checked in with Béke and her fab new platinum ‘do to see what she’s into right now—and to steal a few of her insider faves.

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Here’s How Brides & Bridesmaids Can Get an Airbrush-Tan Discount at Philly’s Skin Palette 

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You know we here at PW heart Skin Palette, one of Philly’s loveliest airbrush tan salons (remember when we rejoiced selfishly that they expanded back into Rittenhouse, right near our offices?).

Well now, you shall have even more reason to love them, too, because they have just unveiled a deal that is exclusively for brides and bridesmaids. (Well, we should probably say another deal, because they already offer a discount if five or more bridesmaids get tanned the week of the wedding.)

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Local Bridal Guide: 12 Philly Spots to Get Spray Tanned For Your Wedding

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Here at PW, we consider ourselves to be pretty in-the-know when it comes to the spray tanning scene here in Philly. And not just because of the time we’ve spent researching the topic (see our efforts below), but even more so because our combined paleness has made us the ideal candidates for testing every faux glow the city has to offer. And take it from us, the city has plenty of fantastic options.

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Just B Beautiful and The Bronzed Bee Are Teaming Up To Offer Garden Pamper (Bachelorette!) Parties

Makeup by B Wilson of Just B Beautiful. Photography by Asya Photography.

Makeup by B Wilson of Just B Beautiful.
Photo by Asya Photography.

We’re all for a good collaboration—especially when it involves two local beauty experts that we’re quite big fans of. And when said collaboration results in a pretty fantastic option for a bachelorette party, you know we’re totally on board.

The awesome idea to which we’re referring is the new Beauty Bee Pamper Parties, a fun way for you and your girls to indulge in some R&R before the Big Day—or some bachelorette beautifying before a night out on the town—courtesy of on-location beauty concierge (and popular bridal makeup artist), Just B Beautiful, and just-off-Rittenhouse tanning and waxing salon, The Bronzed Bee.

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