Best of Philly

Best Aesthetician

2024 Best Aesthetician

Aliesh Pierce

Amp up your self-care routine with a customized facial at Pierce’s namesake Chestnut Hill spa. The aesthetics educator, author, and former makeup artist to the stars now specializes in transformative skincare, combining clinical-grade ingredients and high-tech tools to give you blemish-free skin. Start with “The Assessment,” a 20-minute consultation paired with a gentle 90-minute facial — expect a skin analysis, a double cleanse, an exfoliation, LED light therapy and a mask. Afterward, stock up on products from Pierce’s private-label skincare brand to help maintain your glow. Read More »

92 Bethlehem Pike, studio 1-A, Philadelphia, PA Website

2023 Best Aesthetician

Jewellee Williams

Williams isn’t just an aesthetician extraordinaire, Hydrafacial pro or lash whiz — though she humbly showcases these talents and more at her Rittenhouse med spa, Crown Jewel Esthetics. She’s a serious educator, teaching clients how to best support their skin health with custom services and recommended regimens and mentoring beauty-industry folks through one-on-one coaching, global pop-ups, and her just-launched second biz, Beauty Pros United. Read More »

255 South 17th Street, suite 2407, Philadelphia, PA Website

2022 Best Aesthetician

Lynn Gallagher

If you’re looking for a hands-on, high-touch holistic facialist, Gallagher is a stalwart on the scene. Her 90-minute ritual-focused facials include herbal-infused skin treatments (with customization like gua sha, microdermabrasion, and LED light therapy) that double as intuitive consultations: Do you have tension in your back? Stress? Headaches? Vision blur from staring at a screen? “Skin is the medium” for focusing on the whole picture of health, Gallagher says. Read More »