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2023 Best Ultimate Glow-Up

Rescue Spa

Danuta Mieloch’s impressive new space inside the former Barneys is the stuff of beauty dreams. The opulent 9,700-square-foot haven offers luxe facials and massages (natch) but also nail and hair salons, a makeup counter, a brow room, a “Relaxation Room” complete with an infrared sauna and a hydrotherapy shower, and a shop full of 100-plus brands, including Mieloch’s new clean-beauty line, Danucera. Consider your movie makeover sequence handled. Read More »

1811 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2023 Best Skin-Care Sanctuary

Anej Skin Studio

Jena Salzano boasts 18 years in the “skin”-dustry, and her results-driven atelier in Yardley is a little slice of sophisticated-beauty heaven. Take your pick from bespoke facials, services utilizing cult favorite Biologique Recherche, and high-tech treatments for body sculpting and optimal skin health (like the hyperbaric-chamber-based Glass O2 Dome facial), plus massages, lash and brow boosts, hair removal and personal consults. Read More »

19 East Afton Avenue, Yardley, PA Website

2023 Best Holistic Wellness Spa

Note to Self

The vision behind Note to Self — the women-owned mini spa that opened in November? Slowing down with your wellness. That’s why there’s a menu of restorative services (relaxing massages, nurturing facials, acupuncture, an energy-healing experience) plus beauty services from waxing to makeup sessions. You’ll come in for one treatment, then add on another and another and another until before you know it, you’ve passed the whole day in pure bliss. Read More »

1401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

2022 Best Spa Down the Shore

Salt Spa at The Reeds

There’s a reason the Reeds is Oprah’s Shore hotel of choice: bright coastal rooms, a sundeck plunge pool, complimentary water activities on the bay. But it’s the Salt Spa — complete with a Himalayan salt brine light-inhalation lounge, a tile-studded Turkish bath, a full-service hair, makeup and nail studio (we see you, bridal parties), and serene massages, facials, and flotation therapy — that’ll call to you like a Jersey Shore siren song, especially during the off-season. Read More »

9628 3rd Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ Website

2022 Best Med Spa

Nirvana Wellness Med Spa

Under the direction of founders Taralyn and Joe Freda and medical director Brian Weiss, Nirvana has seen huge growth since opening in August 2020. It’s now a full-blown med spa where you can get treated to a massage, a facial, an acupuncture session, a brow and lash upgrade, or time in the infrared sauna. Other services include medical micro-blading and the new EvolveX body contouring, a three-in-one treatment that blasts fat, tones muscles and tightens skin. Read More »

925 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2022 Best Kid-Friendly Spa

Primp & Play

It’s a genius concept: Mom gets a massage or facial while her little one is entertained with arts and crafts or mini beauty services like chocolate facials and glitter manis. Primp & Play is perfect for spa-day birthday parties, too — and no need to worry about stuffing goodie bags at 2 a.m., because your kid’s besties will make their own lotion, lip gloss or jewelry to take home. Read More »

1520 Locust Street, second floor, Philadelphia, PA Website

2021 Best Comprehensive Med Spa

Body + Beauty Lab

This collab between Jefferson­ Health and Philly spa pioneer Korin Korman is always up on the latest treatments and technologies — ­jawline contouring, cellulite reduction, PRFM for under the eyes — and their team of nurses and physicians makes sure to keep you looking like you, with a little extra oomph. Keep an eye out for their soon-to-open Radnor location. Read More »

834 Chestnut Street, Suite 104, Philadelphia, PA Website

2021 Best Skin-care Destination


Owner Marquita Robinson-­Garcia crafts her all-natural plant-based skin-care solutions right here in Philly and carries everything from body oils to hair and scalp serums. Want to customize your own regimen? Opt for the in-house Chemixtry lab. Read More »

1500 Locust Street suite 3801, Philadelphia, PA Website

2021 Best New All-in-One Spa

Victoria Roggio Beauty

It’s the makeover straight out of a ’90s rom-com montage: Get a facial, a massage and a body wrap, plus have your hair, makeup, brows and nails done, all in one Old City spa. Read More »

219 Cuthbert Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA Website

2021 Best Spa with a View

Four Seasons

Crystal oil massages. Candlelit, rose-bedecked couple’s spa nights. Energy healing and reiki. This luxe spa does it all, with IG-worthy views 57 floors up. Read More »

1 North 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website