Pulse: At Your Service: Beachy Keen
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.