Pulse: At Your Service: Beachy Keen

Bathing-suit season is upon us. But getting Shore-ready — the tan, the pedicure, the sit-ups (sigh) — doesn’t have to break the bank. Here, some smart local places to help you look your bikini best

Hair Care
Prep your locks for months of fun in the sun (and the chlorine) with AMS Salon & Lounge’s $25 Biomin-Oil Treatment. It deep-conditions locks, making them healthy, shiny and smooth for four to six weeks. 123 South 16th Street, 215-569-1515, amssalon.com.

Shape Up
At Lithe Method, problem-area-targeted classes like “Short Shorts” and “Fabu-Legs” are so intense, you’ll see a change in your body in just six sessions. Get more bang for your buck with a monthly unlimited card for $200 at the Northern Liberties and Rittenhouse locations, and $250 at the new Ardmore location (lithemethod.com.) Or have a noncommittal summer fling at Planet Fitness, where membership is only $10 a month, with a $59 start-up fee, and you can quit at any time (multiple locations; planetfitness.com).

At Juju Spa and Organics, the wax is botanical and soy-based, so hair removal is less irritating. But the fun doesn’t end there: Any bikini wax (traditional, French high-cut or Brazilian, $35-$60) comes with a free brow shaping — a $15-$30 value. 728 South 4th Street, 215-922-3235, jujusalon.com.

Twinkle Toes
Skip the packed nail salons and host a mani/pedi party with new-to-town Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa, which brings a high-end spa experience, at realistic prices, to you. Book six or more people, and the $45 40-minute pedicures and $25 20-minute manicures will be 10 percent off. Or check out the new Center City brick-and-mortar location, opening this month. 328 South 17th Street, 215-735-7980, tierramiaorganicnailspa.com.

Keep UV rays at bay with Duross & Langel’s new SPF 30 sunscreen. They created only one batch of the light-as-air lotion, so you know it won’t lose its effectiveness, unlike some mass-manufactured sunscreens that may have been sitting on the shelf for months. Four ounces for $10, eight ounces for $16. 117 South 13th Street, 215-592-7627, durossandlangel.com.

Get Glowing
Slough off winter skin (and prep for a spray tan) at the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute. The Spa Glow treatment (given by students who are minded by professionals) is an hour-long full-body exfoliation for only $30. Multiple locations; jeanmadeline.com.

Get Bronze
Keep your glow all season long (without the wrinkles) at Healthy Tans in Deptford, where a spray booth covers pasty skin with an organic, long-lasting, natural-looking product. We love the summer-perfect deal: Buy four tans for $80, to be used within 60 days. 1341 North Delsea Drive, Deptford, 856-848-5900, healthytans.net.

Sweet Sandals

Get more bling for your buck with cute and affordable flip-flops from big names like Kate Spade and Marc Jacobs ($40-$59) at Vivi G. Shoes in Glen Mills. To kick off the season, they’re having a sale: Save 20 percent on all thong sandals from May 16th to 24th. 587 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, 610-459-5848, vivigshoes.com.