The Beautiful You Special

See the big salon and spa guide, plus four fantastic makeovers and the insider’s guide to styling for men, salon shopping and inexpensive service.

Deborah Boland (left) and JoJami Tyler (right) help bring out the beauty of Stephanie Mason. Photograph by Luigi CiuffetelliMakeovers arranged by the Fabulous Over 40 Team: JoJami Tyler, Deborah Boland and Carroll Laurence

Behind every successful woman, there’s a messy closet, a bad hair day and sequined jacket with shoulder pads from the ’80s. JoJami Tyler and Deborah Boland of are at their service. The duo, with Carroll Laurence, arranged the makeovers on these pages. The style mavens have come to the rescue of many women trying to balance work, style and family. “I really love to work with women,” Tyler says. “Some need help when they get stuck in a rut, so my goal is to keep them looking good.” Tyler specializes in fashion tips, closet design and personal presentation. “Your wardrobe is all about you, so it has to be unique and it has to make you feel good.” Among her personal style staples are scarves, a tube of lipstick and Spanx shapewear. The makeovers in this issue are Tyler’s efforts to reintroduce women to their feminine sides and to spend more time on themselves. The results, she says, need no explanation.“Look at their beautiful smiles,” she says. “Their self-confidence has come back, and they’re such beautiful ladies.”

Joelle NorwoodAfter photograph by Luigi Ciuffetelli

Before photograph by Luigi Ciuffetelli

Joelle Norwood, 54, of Rehoboth Beach is a TV director and producer who owns her own production company in Washington, D.C., Air Waves Inc., whose clients include “Entertainment Tonight” and “Rachael Ray.” Joelle is always on the run, so she wanted a look that was new but simple. Thé Medspa in Lewes gave Joelle an easy, beautiful new look. Stylist Kyla McIlvaine gave Joelle a cut she called “a modern twist to the graduated bob,” to create a slimming look. McIlvaine used four shades of brown and highlighted the hair around Joelle’s face to add dimension. Stylist Karen Smith wanted Joelle to look youthful and natural without using much makeup, so she chose light, peachy tones to create a natural effect. She applied brown shades to Joelle’s eyes and added white to her eyelids. Joelle also underwent spa treatments with Botox to make her look well rested and youthful. Joelle’s clothing and jewelry are from Carltons Mens and Ladies Apparel in Rehoboth Beach.

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After photograph by Luigi Ciuffetelli

Before photograph by Luigi CiuffetelliStephanie Mason

For Stephanie Mason, 31, of Newark, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, combat boots and camouflage did little to enhance her petite frame and beautiful skin tone. Donning sweat clothes and an Army-issue haircut was enough for the Mason family to stage an intervention. “I had just come back from Kuwait and didn’t know until the day of the makeover what was going on,” Stephanie says. With her stepsister’s wedding coming, Stephanie wanted to hang on to as much hair as possible. “She wanted to look like a girl,” says stylist Denise Mackrell of Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon in Concordville, Pennsylvania. “She has a beautiful oval face shape and great skin tone, so we added rich color to give her some movement.” Makeup artist Michelle Klinger swept plum hues across her eyelids to bring out her “big, beautiful green eyes” and layered on black mascara for a feminine, flirty look. A hint of bronzer brought out the warmth in Stephanie’s skin to give her an all-over glow. “My family always said I was a pretty girl, but I knew I didn’t look like it,” Mason says. “Now I finally do.” Stephanie’s wardrobe comes from Flirt in Wilmington.

Laura DayAfter photograph by Luigi CiuffetelliBefore photograph by Luigi Ciuffetelli

For Laura Day, 35, of Newark, style had taken a back seat to hectic schedules at home and work. “I neglect myself, I’m always working, I have two kids, and I’d rather put the $100 for a haircut and makeup away for my kids’ college educations,” she says. So she received a flattering new ’do from Elayne James Salon in Greenville. “We gave her bangs for a more youthful look and they also frame her face really well,” stylist Jenn Stein says. Layers were cut to give movement. Warm highlights were added to compliment Laura’s skin tone. Colorist Jessica Barbato from the Elayne James Salon in Middletown used piecey highlights that would blend well, even after the hair has grown out. To bring out Day’s features, Laura Mercier cosmetics were applied to her cheeks, lips and eyes. “We really wanted to give her a fresh, pretty, everyday look that would brighten her face,” says Christi Miller, owner of Houppette boutique in Greenville. Though her physical transformation is dramatic, the emotional effects are sure to be long lasting. “I learned to slow down and take time for myself because I knew I really needed it,” Laura says. Her wardrobe is from Lady’s Image in Wilmington.

After photograph by Luigi CiuffetelliBefore photograph by Luigi CiuffetelliJackie Ivy

Jackie Ivy, 38, is an architect from Wilmington. She is also co-founder of and mother to two adopted children, so finding the time to keep her look up to date has been a challenge. Stylists at the Salon Pasca in Wilmington gave Jackie a chic new look that complements her creative career and personality. Stylist Natasha Latina added long blonde extensions to Jackie’s former short bob, allowing her to feel the hair below her shoulders. Latina used a darker blonde underneath and bleached the top to create a contrast and add body to Jackie’s fine, silky hair. Stylist Rebecca Reed-Old applied GLO mineral makeup to make her skin appear smoother and younger. She used light, summery colors to match Jackie’s outfit and hair. Jackie’s clothing, jewelry and Kare James handbag came from Ellie Boutique in Greenville. The most shocking, but wonderful, change for Jackie was her hair. “It took me a good two or three days to realize it was me,” she says. “I felt out of my skin.”

Ginny Rodgers of Studio One Eleven Salon & Day Spa for Men gives a customer the treatment. Photograph courtesy brandywinealist.comShave and a Haircut

Plus facials and “manis.” Men, you don’t have to go metro to enjoy the salon. Here are a few just for you.

Feeling secure in your manhood, but still looking for a little pampering? “Men are paying more attention to themselves and attitudes are changing because men have to sell themselves in their industries,” says Jeffrey Straub, business director for Bad Hair Day? Herein, male-oriented salons that offer nail care, facials, massage—even a paraffin waxing. Don’t worry. You can still get a basic haircut, too.
Studio One Eleven Salon & Day Spa for Men (111 W. 11th St., Wilmington, 225-8365) is the only spa in the Wilmington area that offers a straight razor shave, including pre-shave oil, hot towel, light facial massage and after-shave treatment. On one recent Sunday, five members of a groom’s party took full advantage. “If I weren’t the groom, I wouldn’t have thought to get it done,” says Eric Landis, of Media, Pennsylvania. “I guess it’s more acceptable if you’re a girl, but, I have to admit, it’s nice.” The salon also gives haircuts, beard and mustache trims, waxing, facials, complimentary chair massages, as well as wine and cheese nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays. And how many salons boast a miniature putting green?
Since 2002, Philly staple Style of Man (1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington, 984-1902) has helped Wilmington men revamp and redo. Owner Kathy Thomas says the days of the barbershop are done, but you can get one thing at Style of Man that you can’t have done at a salon: straight-razor cuts and shaves. Only barbers—not cosmetologists—are licensed to perform the service.
When a man gets his first pedicure, he may feel a little insecure. So to promote relaxation, Kaytie Soyka, manager of the boardwalk location of Bad Hair Day? (17314 North Village Main Blvd., The Villages of Five Points, Lewes, 644-4247; 46 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-4247; 101 N. Boardwalk in the Atlantic Sands Hotel, Rehoboth Beach, 227-7263), hands him a Dogfish Head ale and a magazine. It usually does the trick. “Sometimes they come in with their heads down,” Soyka says. “Once they sit down and realize they don’t have to put pink nail polish on their toes, they’re OK. You’re taking away their calluses, cleaning their toes, cutting their toenails and giving them a great massage.” Facials are also available.
You won’t find nail care or facials at Janaids, The Salon for Men (331 W. Loockerman St., Dover, 736-0508), but it does offer texturizers, haircuts and dye jobs. “A lot of guys go for it. It’s the norm now,” says owner Janaid Kareem. Before they would whisper for a dye, and we’d take them to a private room. Now they do it right on the main floor while talking about the football game.” —Michele Besso

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The boutique at Pagavé is stocked with a large assortment of unique women’s accessories.Attention, Salon Shopper

There’s more than hair care products. There are also great gifts and accessories. Start here.

Walk into Bad Hair Day? (North Village Main Boulevard, Lewes, 644-4247; 45 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7263; and 101 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, 226-4247) and you’ll notice more than hair stations. The salon also offers hats, jackets, and T-shirts, as well as The Head Trip head massager and Aveda’s Personal Blends line of customizable personal care products.
Salon Pasca (512 Greenhill Ave., Wilmington, 428-1388) sells zebra-print handbags from Diva Designs, jeweled French barrettes from Medusa’s Heirlooms, and sparkling necklaces from Lauren-Spencer and Jan Michaels of San Francisco.
Pagavé in Independence Mall (1601 Concord Pike, Suite 35, Wilmington, 765-0134) offers great women’s accessories. The shop’s boutique is filled with scarves, belts, sunglasses, copies of Chanel and Tiffany jewelry from Manhattan-based Izumi Designs, and beaded evening bags from DaiDo in New York. The boutique also sells jewelry by Wilmington’s Gemini Designs and handbags by Savvy.
The Just Desserts café at Trilogy Salon and Day Spa (1200 Kirkwood Hwy., Newark, 292-3511) lets customers pre-order a snack or meal for their appointments.
Looking to boost your wellness? Heather’s Holistic Health (1169 Walker Road, Dover, 678-3433) sells skin care products by Bionet, A Natural Difference, and SkinCeuticals, as well as vitamin supplements and yoga mats.     —Katie Ginder-Vogel

Future salon professionals offer a full range of services at Paul Mitchell partner schools.Cutting Prices

It doesn’t take a whole lot of money to get great hair. Students and their teachers are ready to help.

So $35 for a mere cut at the salon seems steep these days, and you don’t quite care for the high-volume bargain cutteries. There are alternatives. Cosmetology and beauty academies offer cuts, colors and, most important, low prices. Unsure about entrusting your tresses to a student? Remember: They work under the supervision of pros.  
The Delaware Academy (1420 Pulaski Hwy., Newark, 832-8418) is a Paul Mitchell partner school that offers full salon amenities performed by future professionals. Haircuts start at $10, coloring at $25. The academy even offers super conditioning treatments, and a T3 experience ($10 and $12, respectively). Walk-ins are welcome Tuesday through Friday. Appointments recommended on Saturdays.
The Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology (U.S. 113 Box 144D, Dagsboro, 732-6704) is a full-service salon open to the public Tuesday through Friday. There’s no need to make an appointment here, as they take walk-ins only.  Haircuts start at $7, coloring at $23, and chemical services such as perms start at $28.  
Pressley Beauty Academy Inc. (1487 S. Governors Ave., Dover, 734-9853) offers shampoo, cut and style for—ready?—only $15. Chemical services start at $30. This Kent County classic is open Monday through Friday.
Schilling Douglas School of Hair Design (70 Amstel Ave., Newark, 737-5100) is the place if you’re looking for experience. The establishment just celebrated its 30th year in cosmetology education—and some of its staff has been there from the start.  Walk-ins only are welcomed Monday through Saturday. A bonus: Unlike most beauty schools, which are open only during the day, Schilling Douglas has evening hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Haircuts, including shampoo and blow dry, are only $8.50, and color services start around $30.  —Deanna Candeloro


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Everything Salon

All the beta you need on the A-list places.  by Emily Riley

Bad Hair Day?
45 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-1407
101 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, 227-7236
Clientele: This high-end salon attracts a high-end crowd
Chairs: 14
Stylists: 19
Rooms: 3
Aestheticians-Therapists: 17
Salon Services: Cuts, color, perms, waves, straightening, extensions, lash extensions, lash tinting, makeup application, brow tinting
Spa Service: laser hair removal, manicure and pedicure, spa manicure and pedicure, waxing, acrylic nails, facials, reflexology, yoga, hot stone massage, reiki, ear candling, microdermabrasion, photorejuvenation, body wraps, body scrubs, and shower treatments.
Package Sampler: Everything is personalized a la carte style, says manager Joe Pyle
Product Lines: Aveda is the primary line, but Tigi S-Factor is also used and Dermalogica is used for skin treatments.
Fall Looks: Owner and founder Lewis Drexel Davison says that a return to natural beauty and a “less is more” attitude will be seen throughout the fall.
Look 10 years Younger: Sometimes, opposites do attract. Davison says that identifying a style rut is the first step and perhaps doing the exact opposite is key to looking more youthful.

Beauty at the Beach
33548 Marketplace at Sea Colony #3, Bethany Beach, 539-7252.
Clientele: Range of everyone, young and old
Chairs: 10
Stylists: 4
Hair and Beauty Services: It’s a full service salon, so cuts, color, extensions, perms, updos and highlights are all on the menu
Spa Services: Manicures, pedicures, massages and eight kinds of facials. The spa even has eye repair treatments to get rid of puffiness and dry patches.
Package Sampler: Guests can create their own packages according to their needs
Product Lines: Rusk, Redken, Tigi, PureOlogy, Kenra, American Crew for Men for hair, OPI and Essie for nails, Bare Escentuals makeup
Star Stylist: Kim Fabiani for great cuts and color
Fall Looks: Warm tones featuring reds and dark browns. Disconnected bobs, long in front and short in back, are a hot style. For those with long hair, flowing layers with full body are a must.

Boire’s Hair Designs and Day Spa
38131 Terrance Road, Rehoboth Beach, 227-3861
Clientele: Mainly women between 30 and 40, as well as a younger beach crowd in summer
Chairs: 9
Stylists: 4
Hair and Beauty services: Hair replacement mainly for men, cuts, color, highlights, lowlights, extensions
Spa Services: Waxing, facial, pedicure, manicure and much more
Package sampler: Queen for a Day features a four-layer facial, manicure, pedicure, massage and hair style for $219.60
Product Lines: Matrix, Paul Mitchell, American Crew for men, OPI nail color
Star Stylist: Mary Colleen Grady is great with color and can handle just about any style request
Fall Looks:  Bold, disconnected cuts with heavy bangs will trump the all-over highlights and shaggy hair of summer.
Look 10 years younger: Getting in touch with a client’s personality is step one. Revamping from there enhances the whole look.

Capelli Design
3003 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-0961
Clientele: Everyone from 8 to 80
Chairs: 10
Stylists: 9
Star Stylist: All are masters of their craft
Salon Services: The full scope of hair services plus waxing, massage and facials
Package Sampler: With an emphasis on personal style, the salon offers a selection of services from which guests can create their own package.
Product Lines: Goldwell and Paul Mitchell
Look 10 Years Younger: A natural style with a medium-toned color will suit anyone trying to take the years off. Above all else, diet and exercise are key in looking and feeling younger.

Castaldi’s Salon and Day Spa
328 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-0670.
Clientele: The salon sees a wide variety of clients, mainly from the Greenville area. Castaldi’s also styles many of the bridal parties from the Mendenhall Inn
Chairs: 15
Stylists: 10
Treatment Rooms: 4
Aestheticians-Therapists: 3 aestheticians and 3 massage therapists
Salon services: Their big sellers are the Keratin straightening and hair restoring treatment, as well as their Great Lengths hair extensions and eyelash extensions. Wedding parties, updos, cuts and colors are also staples.
Spa Treatments: Massage, facial, and then a little of both with the tandem facial and massage, performed at the same time. Waxing, peels, body wraps and scrubs, manicures and pedicures (check out the Pedikarma foot massage) are also great indulgences.
Package Sampler: The Ultimate Day of Beauty satisfies every need with the ultimate facial, half-hour Swedish massage, full body exfoliation, spa manicure, spa pedicure, haircut with blow dry, makeup application and a light lunch for $460. The freshly pampered guest also gets to leave with a gift from the salon.
Star Stylist: Dario Amato is the man to see for precision cuts and high-fashion styles
Product Lines: J. of Beverly Hills, Schwarzkopf, Icon
Fall Looks: Owner Kevin Castaldi says that summer is when the emphasis is on texture, so fall will see a return to color, especially earth tones
Look 10 Years Younger: Lightening the hair around the face will go a long way, Castaldi says

Chez Nicole Hair and Nail Salon
1901 W. 11th St., Suite B, Wilmington, 654-8888.
Clientele: This salon specializes in multicultural and textured hair, so the salon sees all types of women, men and families.
Chairs: 9
Clientele: Stylists: 6
Rooms: 14 nail stations
Technicians: Over 20
Services: One of the few salons to offer gel nails, Chez Nicole makes it the specialty. Manicure, pedicure, perm, color, cut, weaving, relaxers, extensions, braiding and updos
Product lines: Sexy Hair, Paul Mitchell, Matrix, PureOlogy, Redken for Men, OPI nail color
Fall Looks: Highlighting is always in.
Look 10 years Younger:  A fresh haircut and color is the best way to kick-start a brand new look

Cielo Salon and Spa
600 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 575-0400.
Chairs: 10
Stylists-Aestheticians: 7 stylists, 3 aestheticians, 3 massage therapists, 3 nail technicians
Hair and Beauty Services: Glue-less Neo hair extensions, hair pieces, make up application, haircuts (which include scalp massages), color, perms, updos, hair relaxing.
Spa Services: Microdermabrasion, waxing, chemical peels, spray-on tan, manicure, pedicure (featuring the pedicure of the month) and massage
Product Lines: Hair includes J Beverly Hills, Tahe, Redken, Nigelle shampoos and conditioners; Skincare lines are GLO mineral makeup, GLO body care line, and Jan Marini anti-aging skin care line, a favorite among the Hollywood elite.
Package Sampler: A Slice of Heavens gets you a facial, manicure, chair massage and scalp treatment, blow dry style and makeup application for $233
Star Stylist: Salon owner Laron Thomas has over 20 years of experience.
Fall Looks: Look for cinnamon tones on brunettes and deeper richer colors all over. For makeup, the focus is on the eyes, reminiscent of the ’80s with a more toned-down, polished style.
Look 10 Years Younger: Thomas recommends Age Intervention Regeneration Booster by Jan Marini as a quick way to lift and tighten the skin on the face.

Covet Spa
Powder Mill Square, 3844 Kennett Pike, Suite 202, Greenville 888-0700
Clientele: A diverse mix of women in their 20s looking to slow down the aging process and women and men in their 30s through their 70s who are looking to change their skin condition and de-stress from their jobs.
A-List: Owner Devon Tucker used to work in Bridgehampton, New York, so she has worked with a few celebrity clients, but she won’t kiss and tell.
Chairs: 3 nail stations for natural nail care services.
Technicians: 3 aestheticians-makeup artists, 2 massage therapists, 2 nail technicians. Tucker, who has 18 years as a master aesthetician and nail technician, personally trains each and every staff member. Clients are encouraged to get to know all and can feel confident they will receive the same high-quality service from everyone.
Rooms: 4 spacious skin care and massage therapy treatment rooms, two of
which can comfortably hold two massage beds for couples massage, one with an
in room shower; 1 depilation treatment room; 1 client changing room; and 1
semi-private nail care room with two side-by-side pedicure stations, two
manicure stations and a cosmetic area.
Spa Services: Personalized and custom  facial treatments, a variety of massage therapies; body exfoliators, envelopments, slimming and organic spray tanning; depilation (waxing), natural nail care services, and make up application and lessons.  
Package Sampler:
The most popular gift package is the Signature Covet Spa Facial, 90 minute La Stone Therapy massage, the “facial for the feet” pedi, signature mani and mini-make up application. For private parties, Cover offers the Express Yourself
Facial™, 30 minute Swedish massage, an Express pedi, mani and mini-makeup application.
Product Lines: The only day spa in Delaware to carry Epicuren, a medical grade skin care line that regenerates the cells above the dermal layer to improve the skin from the inside out. Also Jane Iredale Cosmetics
Fall Looks: Look for a palette of deep rich shades of plum, red and gold.
Look 10 Years Younger: Try the Epicuren Anti-Aging Facial. “We utilize our 3-step serum application, which can also be applied at home, and contains our Liquid Gold, a 95 percent pure protein enzyme that mimics a protein enzyme so your skin stays plump, heals rapidly, and never ages.  You will notice an immediate difference after your first treatment, and the results continue when using the three step system at home,” says spa owner Devon Tucker.

Currie Hair Skin and Nails
585 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, Pa., (610) 558-4247.
Clientele: 6,000 clients of al kinds every month
Chairs: 38
Stylists: 45
Treatment Rooms: 6
Aestheticians-Therapists: 10 aestheticians, 2 massage therapists
Star Stylist: The salon keeps up to date on New York hair fashions with Vu, a Big-Apple import who works at the salon once a week.
Salon Services: Hair cuts, updos, braiding, conditioning treatments, perms, hair color, hair and lash extensions, thermal straightening, clip-in extensions, relaxers, ear piercing, makeup application, eyelash and eyebrow tinting
Spa Services: Massage, including sport, prenatal, hot and cold stone, chair massage, deep tissue, rose petal and reflexology. For skincare, the spa provides microdermabrasion, pumpkin enzyme peel, glycolic exfoliation, body wraps and scrubs, self tanning, lip volumizing, eye treatments, scalp massage, men’s facial, manicure, pedicure, paraffin treatments, acrylic and gel nails, glycolic foot treatments, specialty pedicures and waxing
Spa Packages: The mack-daddy is the Year at Currie’s package for $3,366. The investment comes with 12 of each: classic facials, one-hour massages, manicures and pedicures.
Product Lines: Redken and PureOlogy for hair, Dermalogica and Comfort Zone for skin, and Jane Iredale makeup. Currie also carries various products in its Carrello boutique, including OPI, Tigi, Qtica, Big Sexy Hair, Rusk, Essie and more.
Fall Looks: Owner Randy Currie says to look for structured hairstyles and a shorter version of the bob. Coloring will move away from all over tones to panels of color for movement and personality.
Look 10 Years Younger: Though proper skin care is key to long term results, a fresh cut and color will knock years off.

Elayne James Salon and Spa
462 W. Main St., Middletown, 376-5290
Clientele: Professional men and women.
A-List: “Extreme Makeover” contestants from Wilmington episode, local lawyers, doctors, Delaware Today’s “Most Eligible Bachelors and Bachelorettes” and clients from Philadelphia and New Jersey
Salon Services: The gamut, but over half of the services are color jobs.  
Spa Services: Permanent makeup, lash tinting and extensions, facials and skin care, massage, waxing, manicure, pedicure and artificial nails
Package Sampler: Seasonal themes, flavors and scents run through the spa’s services all year, tying everything together.
Look 10 years younger: “You definitely want to do an enzyme or collagen facial in a series of three or four for the best results,” says owner Jessica Galoff. She recommends a makeup application to enhance the wearer’s best features.Essence of Skn Day Spa
951 Forest St., Dover, 736-5757 This salon is all about variety and comfort. Candles, warm colors, pleasing aromas and soft music set the tone at this cozy retreat.Private and unhurried services include body wraps, scrubs and polishes; facials and peels; makeup; waxing, pedicures, manicures, day spa packages and a variety of massages including hot stone, Swedish, deep tissue and four hand massages. The spa also offers a massage sampler, a half-hour of deep tissue and a half-hour of stone massage. Waterfalls and sounds of the sea throughout the salon give customers the experience of relaxing near the ocean. Clients can take time out in a private hot tub surrounded by candles. Options include a milk or eucalyptus bath. Essence of Skin has two treatment areas, a wet room and a couple room. “Each room has different theme, with different colors, candle scents and music,” receptionist Antoinette McCarter says. Products: Jasra

Elayne James Salon of Greenville
3826 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 777-4700
Clientele: An equal number of men and women, typically professionals, and some families.
Chairs: 11
Stylists: 10
Salon Services: Cuts, color, keratin straightening, So.Cap hair extensions, precision cuts, waxing, facials and makeup application
Package Sampler: The Bride-To-Be pampers and relaxes stressed brides with a signature facial, an hour-long massage, French manicure, spa pedicure, wedding-day hair design and makeup application, beginning at $302
Product Lines: Aquage, PureOlogy, Redken for Men, American Crew, Sebastian, and Privé.
Fall looks: “Hair needs to look healthy and shiny with added texture,” Galoff says. As for styles, extremes are in with really short bobs or long, loose curls.
Look 10 Years Younger: Owner Jessica Galoff says face shape and eye color need to be accentuated when creating youthful look. Dimensional highlights and lowlights will bring out the glow and radiance many clients are looking for.

Essence of Skin Day Spa
951 Forest St., Dover, 736-5757 This salon is all about variety and comfort. Candles, warm colors, pleasing aromas and soft music set the tone at this cozy retreat. Private and unhurried services include body wraps, scrubs and polishes; facials and peels; makeup; waxing, pedicures, manicures, day spa packages and a variety of massages including hot stone, Swedish, deep tissue and four hand massages. The spa also offers a massage sampler, a half-hour of deep tissue and a half-hour of stone massage. Waterfalls and sounds of the sea throughout the salon give customers the experience of relaxing near the ocean. Clients can take time out in a private hot tub surrounded by candles. Options include a milk or eucalyptus bath. Essence of Skin has two treatment areas, a wet room and a couple room. “Each room has different theme, with different colors, candle scents and music,” receptionist Antoinette McCarter says. Products: Jasra

Fabrizio Salon & Spa
1604 W. 16th St., Wilmington, 656-8660
Clientele: Attracting the “discriminating beauty-goer,” co-owner Angela Galieti says that her guests are 85 percent women 24 and up.
Chairs: 16
Stylists: 13
Rooms: 3 treatment rooms, 4 manicure stations and 3 pedicure stations
Aestheticians: 3 aestheticians, 2 massage therapists and 4 nail technicians
Star Stylist: Everyone, Galieti says.
Salon Services: Guests have their pick of a full salon menu including keratin straightening and eyelash extensions. Color and highlighting are favorites, and stylists focus on finishing techniques to deliver the best style and shine for freshly cut coifs.
Spa Services: Diamond Dermabrasion is a spa special, delivering the desired results “without the sandblasting of regular, harsh dermabrasion,” Galieti says. The Brazilian Waxing Queen will take care  down there and everywhere else. Chemical peels, massage, manis, pedis and aromatherapy are also offered.
Package Sampler: The Champagne and Roses Pedicure is a lavish treat that begins with a rose petal and essential oil foot bath that leads to nail care, foot scrub, massage, hot towel treatment and a paraffin dip, all topped off with a flute of bubbly
Product Lines: Bumble and Bumble, Fabrizio and Wella for hair care, Dermalogica and Sonya Dakar for skin, and OPI and Essie for nails
Fall Looks: Consider Victoria Beckham, Galieti says. Her bob and highlights, seen through the spring and summer, are sure to continue. Cascading highlights that mimic the natural sun streaks of summer are another celebrity trend.
Look 10 Years Younger: Taking a few inches off and adding dimensions lighten a look and add youth, but conditioning is key to healthy hair, Galieti says.

George Marcus Salon
3629 Silverside Road, Wilmington, 475-7530
Chairs: 8
Stylists: 10
Salon Services: Cut, color, highlights, updos, wedding and prom styles, perms, straightening, nails and waxing
Product Lines: The salon carries its own George Marcus line of hair care products. In addition to the salon services, an in-store boutique sells handbags, jewelry, glycerin soaps and more.

3842 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 421-9036
Clientele: “We have a little bit for everyone, not just the make-up junkie,” says owner Christi Miller.
Services: Makeup application and skin-care consultations
Stylists: 5
Products: Darphin Cosmetics, Skinceuticals, B. Kamins Skin Care, Paula Dorf cosmetics, Bond #9 fragrance, Diptyque candles, Fresh Bath and Body, Red Flower, Erbaviva and store favorite Laura Mercier cosmetics. The boutique also carries Cosa Bella lingerie, Scanty lingerie and Free People clothing.
Fall Looks: Miller cites Laura Mercier’s fall trend show as having great style tips of the fall: warm matte tones for daytime and pops of gold and shimmering hues for night.
Look 10 Years Younger: Less is more. A dewy look will boost skin’s radiance. Miller recommends a tinted moisturizer instead of heavy, all-over foundation. Opt for a lip gloss in a soft shade instead of a harsh lipstick.

JChristian Studio
7465 Lancaster Pike, Suite F, Hockessin, 235-2306
Clientele: Anyone looking to upgrade their style.
Chairs: 10 Stylists 3
Aestheticians: 1 aesthetician, 2 nail technicians
Salon services: Cuts, color services, Japanese straightening, perms and evening styles
Spa Services: Variety of massage services, ear candling, reflexology, manicures (including gel and acrylic nails), pedicures, body waxing and facials
Package Sampler: The lymphatic draining service for $500 includes six sessions of massage to increase the efficiency of the body’s immune system while ridding the body of toxins.
Product Lines: JChristian is the only salon in Delaware to use Italy’s Artego line of hair color. It also uses J Beverly Hills and Sexy Hair products.

J.K. Tangles
151 E. Lebanon Road, Route 10 Plaza, Dover, 698-1006
Clientele: Guests are diverse in age, gender and personal style but everyone can find something here to fit their needs, says owner Kelly Blaeuer.
Chairs: 8
Stylists: 8
Salon Services: A full selection, including hair straightening.
Spa Services: Body wraps, waxing and paraffin treatments, to name a few. Nail services are an exceptional treat due to a creative approach to their spa manicure and pedicures.
Product Lines: Goldwell, Tigi, Sunglitz, Joico, Phyto Organics by Nexxus, American Crew, Paul Mitchell and Malibu
Package Sampler: Packages are customizable, with specials for weddings and holidays
Fall Looks: Look for experimental color with highlights and lowlights. Fading tans and lighter skin tones means darker colors on nails as well.
Look 10 Years Younger: Createa look that goes well with your skin tone and lifestyle.

Lords and Ladies
1066 Forrest Ave., Dover, 736-6966Clientele: All ages, equally male and female
Chairs: 8
Stylists: 5
Salon Services: Hair relaxers, cut, color, perm, highlights, updos, evening styles and just about everything else
Products: Aquage, Tigi S-Factor
Fall Looks: Deep browns and intense reds with creative layering are sure to be hits.
Look 10 Years Younger: It’s all about how the person feels, says owner Kathryn Lord. Once you discover someone’s personality, the sky’s the limit.

Made Ya Look! Salon and Day Spa
20831 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, 226-1400
Clientele: Locals of all ages and the summer beach crowd
Chairs: 10
Stylists: 11
Rooms: 1 massage room and 2 facial rooms
Aestheticians: 2
Salon Services: Cut, color, highlights, extensions, perms, keratin straightening and, for men, straight-razor cuts
Spa Services: Natural manicures and pedicures (no falsies here), sugaring, body waxing, massage, facials, microdermabrasion, glycolic peels, body exfoliation and wraps.
Spa Packages: Wine Tasting isn’t your typical swirl and sip. The experience includes a petit Syrah facial, Swedish massage and express pedicure for $160
Product Lines: Redken, Redken for Men, Bumble and Bumble, PureOlogy, YonKa, Theravine and Jane Iredale makeup
Fall Looks: Neutral is in for makeup, says salon employee Gina Blasco
Look 10 Years Younger: Taking care of skin is key, so a facial and proper makeup application will help you look your best.

Maureen’s Hair Salon and Day Spa
4813 Limestone Road, Wilmington, 234-7800
Clientele: Mainly working women 25-50 from Pike Creek Valley and Hockessin, as well as families.
Chairs: 22
Stylists: 22
Rooms: 4 pedicure baths and 6 manicure stations
Aestheticians-Therapists: 16
Hair and Beauty Services: The works
Spa Services: Waxing, massage, mud baths, shower treatments, manicures, pedicures and makeup application
Package Sampler: The salon offers a variety of packages geared towards frazzled females, but Freebery knows that guys need to get their primp on, too. The King for a Day includes a facial, massage, manicure, hair cut and lunch from neighbor Pure Bread Deli for $200.
Product Lines: Bare Minerals, Dermalogica, Natural Difference and MD Formulations for skin, Aquage, Redken, Sexy Hair, Nioxin and American Crew for Men for hair
Fall Looks: “As nature goes, you follow it,” says owner Maureen Freebery says. That means natural products, colors and styling.

Michaelangelo’s Hair Designs
696 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 734-8343
Clientele: A multicultural salon, Michaelangelo’s specializes in every type of hair and sees a wide range of clients.
Chairs: 8
Stylists: 17 (including spa technicians)
Star Stylist: Over 32 years of experience make Williams the man.
Salon Services: Weaving, permanent waving, colors, foils and cuts
Spa Services: Massages, manicures, pedicures and facial waxing
Spa Packages: Michaelangelo’s makes for a great date night. For $150, twosomes can receive the couples massage followed by an assortment of chocolates and other treats.
Product Lines: Design Essentials, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Nexxus for hair, OPI and Creative Nail Design for nails
Fall Looks: Low lights will soften the brassy tones of summer to create a dimensional look.
Look 10 Years Younger: Brow waxing will redefine and frame your eyes for a more youthful appearance.

Michael Christopher Salon and Day Spa
2006 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, 658-0844
Clientele: A loyal, diverse following.
Chairs: 35
Stylists: 40
Treatment Rooms: 3 treatment rooms, 3 pedicure stations and a private wig room
Salon Services: Cuts, coloring (including color removal and total blonding), updos, perms, permanent waves, clarifying treatments, chemical relaxers, hair extensions and Japanese straightening.
Spa Treatments: Manicures, pedicures, acrylics nails, paraffin treatments, body scrubs, body wraps, facials, glycolic peels, microdermabrasion, cellulite reduction, waxing, permanent makeup, and massage, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal and reflexology.
Star Stylist: All
Package Sampler: The popular Traditional Salon Day of Beauty, starting at $240, includes haircut and style, classic manicure, spa pedicure, European facial, lunch and makeup.
Product Lines: The salon boasts its own Michael Christopher line.
Fall Looks: For the lash-challenged, extensions are a great accessory to a fall makover.
Look 10 years Younger: There’s a fine line between youthful and juvenile. Controlling the length of your hair is a good idea if you want to take a few years off, Hemphill says. Hair to the shoulders works in the office and out at night.

Ocean Retreat Day Spa and Hair Studio
210 Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-6868
Clientele: Men and women 25 and up
Chairs: 4
Stylists: 3
Treatment Rooms: 8 rooms, 5 pedicure stations, 4 manicure stations
Spa Employees: 3 aestheticians, 8 massage therapists, 5 nail technicians
Salon Services: Cut, color, perms, relaxers, updos, highlights
Spa Services: The deep tissue massage is the best seller, but other rubdowns include hot stone, reflexology and cellulite stimulation. Ocean Retreat also offers a variety of facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, airbrush tanning, ear candling, body wraps and scrubs. In the Medspa, guests can pick from Botox treatments, lip enhancement, facial contouring, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, permanent makeup and dermal fillers.
Spa Packages: Victorian Luxury lives up to its name with a one-hour deep tissue massage, signature facial, detox herbal linen wrap, spa manicure, lavender and tangerine pedicure, makeup, shampoo and style with lunch for $415.
Product Lines: Sexy Hair, PureOlogy, Redken for hair, Eminence Organics, Obagi, PCA and Guinot for skin and Jane Iredale cosmetics
Fall Looks: Summer rays leave many with worn out and damaged skin, says owner Christine Hopkins. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion nurse skin back to health in time for fall weather. Conditioning treatments for hair will repair sun damage and lowlights can be added to balance brassy highlights.  
Look 10 Years Younger: Facial rejuvenation and other laser treatments can restore a youthful glow to wrinkled, sun-damaged skin.

Off The Top
2900 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-9090
Clientele: No girls allowed! This salon caters to the needs and privacy of men trying to get a good haircut without the frills and fluff of other salons.
Chairs: 4
Stylists: 3
Services: Cuts, color, highlighting and massage
Product Lines: American Crew for Men and Redken for Men
Look 10 Years Younger: Plain and simple, some men are in need of a better style.

Pagavé Salon and Day Spa
1601 Concord Pike, Suite 35, Wilmington, 765-0134
Clientele: Women from 15-70 are its main followers, but the salon and spa sees plenty of men as well.
Chairs: 15
Stylists: 10, plus 7 spa techs
Salon Services: Cuts, colors, perms, updos, makeup application, bang and beard trims.
Spa Services: Massage, facials, manicure, pedicure, steam shower treatments with aromatherapy, waxing, ear candling and enzyme peels
Product Lines: Rene Furterer and Esuchen hair products.
Package Sampler: Ultimate Indulgence includes a facial, hot stone hand and foot massage, Swedish or deep tissue massage, haircut and style for $265
Fall Looks: “Bobs, bobs and bobs—they’re all over the place,” says owner Paul Van Liew.  
Look 10 Years Younger: A consultation and facial are key in achieving a youthful look, Van Liew says. Adding depth to blond hair takes years off of his older clients.

Perry Anthony Salon and Spa
5331 Limestone Road, Wilmington, 239-6161
Clientele: Mainly women, especially those seeking color treatments
Chairs: 18
Stylists: 25
Rooms: 2
Aestheticians: 5, plus 2 massage therapists
Salon Services: Hair cut and styling, color, scalp treatments, conditioning, permanent waves, relaxers, makeup application and ear piercing.
Star Stylist: Makeup artist Natalie Ruelle uses Jane Iredale makeup to bring out the best in clients.
Spa Treatments: Facials, manicure, pedicure, nail extensions, paraffin infusion treatments, microdermabrasion, peels, reflexology, massage, waxing, lash tinting, body polish, body wraps, shower massage, and a new ionic detoxification treatment to relieve stress, toxins and other ailments
Package Sampler: The Miracle Morning puts a little oomph in the day with a spa manicure with paraffin treatment, full body massage and makeup application for $164.50
Product Lines: Dermalogica and Hylunia for skin, Graham Webb, Sexy Hair, Aquage, Perry Anthony and Bain de Terre for hair care.
Fall Looks: Softer hues in hair color and a reconfigured bob.
Look 10 Years Younger: “Hands are great indicators of aging,” says owner Perry Anthony. Paraffin infusions will hydrate and form the skin while nail extensions will enhance the beauty of the hands.

1017 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, 655-7000
Clientele: A diverse mix that simply wants to look great.
Chairs: 8
Stylists: 8
Salon Services: “We provide the best in hair care, skin care and makeup,” owner Christa DiOssi-Rich says. Extensions are a specialty, as are wedding parties, even if  the bride wants the salon to come to her.
Spa Services: Manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing
Package Sampler: Seasonal specials are offered throughout the year.
Product Lines: Kevin Murphy, PureOlogy, Artec and Schwarzkopf for hair, YonKa, Bella and DiOssi’s proprietary cosmetic line for skin
Look 10 years Younger: “Drink your water,” DiOssi says. Eye cream should be a make-up bag staple, because even the best makeup won’t do without proper skin care.

Rape of the Locke
700 Barksdale Road, Newark, 368-5370
Chairs: 3
Stylists: 3
Salon Services: Cut, color, straightening, perms, relaxing and updos. The salon also has a massage therapist on staff
Product Lines: Goldwell, Sexy Hair, Diva Curl
Fall Looks: Heavier shapes and abstract color, especially blue, are the trends owner Susan Annone has seen.

Salon 828
828 N. Union St., Wilmington, 622-8288
Clientele: High-end products draw a high-end crowd, says owner Holly Wayman Grist. Area lawyers, doctors and professionals frequent the salon and spa.
Chairs: 7
Stylists: 5
Treatment Rooms: 3
Aestheticians-Therapists: 3
Salon Services: Cuts, color, evening styles, straightening, corrective coloring, and conditioning treatments for any type of hair. Check out the Keratheramine treatment, a three-step restoration process sealed with a flat iron.
Spa Services: Manicures, pedicures (including exfoliation and massage), lash and brow tinting, waxing and custom facials, which include a consultation to ensure the best results.
Star Stylist: Grist is an expert in coloring and highlighting
Product Lines: Kerastase for hair and Dermalogica for skin.
Fall Looks: Lowlights help tone down bleached out blondes, Grist says, and “long, sexy, pretty layers,” are hot.
Look 10 Years Younger: “Hair color first and foremost,” Grist says.

Salon Fur and Lotus Spa
301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-1031
Clientele: Mainly women, but the salon and spa has something for everyone
Chairs: 7
Stylists: 5
Rooms: 3
Aestheticians-Technicians: 3, including a registered nurse, an aesthetician and Dr. Julie Hattier.
Salon Services: Cut, color, makeup and updos  
Spa Services: Variety of massage, microdermabrasion, eyelash extensions and tinting, Botox, chemical peels, waxing and body treatments.  
Package Sampler: All packages are customizable, ranging from $250 to $350 for a day of spa treatments.
Product Lines: For skin care, the spa uses Obagi and Ischia Thermae (the salon is one of six in the nation to carry this product). For hair, the salon uses Schwarzkopf, Sexy Hair, Phytologie, Fresh Conceptsand M.A.C. cosmetics
Fall Looks: Owner Thom Perry says to look for a reflection of European trends and a move towards asymmetrical looks. Updos favor the avant-garde, with braiding, knotting and backcombing. Makeup will favor a nude face and smoky eye.
Look 10 Years Younger: Perry recommends a full analysis of a person’s profile, bone structure and lifestyle to ensure that a style will work well.

Salon Pasca and Via Medical Spa
512 Greenhill Ave, Wilmington, 428-1388.
Clientele: The salon has a diverse following, from baby’s first hair cut to weekly customers. The spa sees mainly women in their 40s and 50s looking to rejuvenate their skin, says spa owner Terri Kerner.
A-List: Salon owner Anne Tasker has styled Queen Norr of Jordan, Betty Ford and Heather Mills of “Dancing with the Stars”
Chairs: 14
Stylists: 14
Rooms: 3 treatments rooms, 1 makeup room, and manicure and pedicure stations
Salon Services: Pasca specializes in wedding parties, Japanese straightening, keratin straightening and conditioning, extensions and hair replacements. The diverse staff has something for every hair need.
Spa Services: Manicures, pedicures, facials, massage, body wraps, waxing, laser hair removal, Botox, Juvederm, sclerotherapy and photofacial rejuvenation
Package Sampler: For relaxation and rejuvenation, try the Vi-aahhh package for $290. A one-hour facial is followed by a choice of a seaweed or mud wrap, then a manicure, pedicure, makeup application, shampoo, style and lunch.
Product Lines: Graham Webb and Redken in the salon, YonKa, Skinceuticals, Cosmedix and GLO products in the spa
Fall Looks: The Victoria Beckham bob is on its way out, says Tasker. Opt instead for long layers to give body and movement to the hair.
Look 10 Years Younger: “Peels are marvelous,” Kerner says. Hyperpigmentation in the skin from broken veins, redness and sunspots emphasize the skin’s wear and tear, so peels and photo-rejuvenation will help eliminate the flaws and the years.

Salon Rispoli
1115 Churchman’s Road, Newark, 731-9202
Clientele: While the salon certainly takes care of its male clients, female guests make up 75 percent of the business, especially for their color services.
Chairs: 10 styling chairs, 3 color stations and 2 chairs for non-surgical hair replacement
Stylists: 16
Salon Services: Cuts, color, texturizing, perms and waves, color, hair replacement, and hair extensions. “We fit the bill for everyone,” owner Mario Rispoli says of the extension services.
Product Lines: Redken, PureOlogy, Tigi, Pravana
Fall Looks:  Straightening techniques will taper off while volume and shape takes its place.
Look 10 Years Younger: Rispoli recommends a lighter color in order to decrease wrinkles and shadows in the face. A youthful but age-appropriate hair cut is also a good idea.

Sherif Zaki Salon and the Oasis Spa
4001 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 652-4902
Clientele: With stylists specializing in curly hair, ethnic hair and men’s cuts, it’s a large and diverse crowd
Chairs: 32
Stylists: 25
Treatments rooms: 7 rooms, one wet treatment room with a Vichy shower
Aestheticians: 4, plus 3 massage therapists
Salon Services: Cuts, color, highlights, hair extensions, relaxing, updos, ionic treatments, conditioning treatments, perms and waves
Spa Services: Facials, microdermabrasion, massage, reflexology, body scrubs, body wraps, hot stone massage, seaweed treatments, ear candling, spray tanning, Vichy shower treatments, enzyme peels, glycolic peels, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and makeup application
Package Sampler: The Oasis Day of Relaxation includes a manicure, pedicure, facial and one-hour massage with lunch for $220
Star Stylist: Zaki says that a team mentality benefits the entire staff and guests.
Product Lines: Aveda, PureOlogy, Redken and Goldwell for hair care and color. Dermalogica and Rhonda Allison for skin
Fall Looks: Less is not more. This fall will bring lots of texture, curl and volume coupled with shiny, vibrant color
Look 10 Years Younger: Bangs will give a youthful look while precise coloring compliments the skin tone for an all-over glow. For skin care, facials every four to six weeks hydrate and refreshe the skin while microdermabrasion promotes healthy epidermal tissue growth, Zaki says.

Studio One Eleven Salon and Day Spa for Men
111 W. 11th St., Wilmington, 225-8365.
Clientele: The salon and spa caters to men of all ages. Located in Wilmington’s business district, it draws mostly professionals.
Chairs: 5
Stylists: 3
Salon Services: Old-school straight razor shaves, precision haircuts that include a scalp massage, color, hot towel treatments, and a complimentary five-minute massage for each guest regardless of service.
Spa Services: Massage, reflexology, spa pedicures and manicures, facials, paraffin treatments, shoe shines, and corporate massages.
Package Sampler: The Retreat package provides a great cut and then some. For $160, gentlemen receive a European facial, half-hour massage, manicure and haircut.
Product Lines: Redken, American Crew for Men for hair; Dermalogica and Repechage for skin
Spa Star: Masako Scott is the top aesthetician for facial skin care.
Look 10 Years Younger: Instead of doing an all-over permanent color for men with graying hair, throwing in a few dashes of pepper will improve your whole look. Think George Clooney.

Style of Man
1007 Orange St., Nemours Building, Wilmington, 984-1902
Clientele: Professionals 25 to 45 are among the following.
Salon Services: Hair cut, straight razor cuts, shave, color, manicure, waxing and an aromatherapy scalp massage.
Product Lines: American Crew for Men and Osmo
Look 10 Years Younger: Men should forgo the hairless look and opt instead for a clean cut with finished lines, including neat sideburns to frame the face and enhance the jaw line.

Town & Country Salon
1923 Kirkwood Hwy., Newark, 737-1855
Clientele: The salon employs four levels of stylists to accommodate each guest and their budget.
Chairs: 21 Stylists 30
Services: A full menu of services, including beard trims, bang trims, conditioning treatments, facial waxing and mini manis and pedis coming soon
Product Lines: Redke, PureOlogy, Tigi and Rusk

Trilogy Salon and Day Spa I
1200 Capitol Trail, Newark, 292-3511
Clientele: Equal parts male and female
Chairs: 22
Stylists: 19
Hair and Beauty Services: Color, cuts, foils, perms, extensions, conditioning treatments, updos and evening styles
Spa Services: Facials, manicure, pedicures, waxing, massage and body wraps
Package Sampler: Just in time for fall, the Pumpkin, Spice and Everything Nice package includes a harvest pumpkin body peel, phyto-pumpkin enzyme facial, the milk and honey pedicure, spa manicure, hairstyle and lunch for $350.
Product Lines: Redken, Sexy Hair, PureOlogy, J. of Beverly Hills for hair, OPI and Creative Nail Design for nails, YonKa and Dermalogica for skin
Fall Looks: Look for a return to a chestnut brown after the highlights and bright blonds of summer, says manager Brandon Brooks.
Look 10 years younger: To avoid washing out the face and adding years, Brooks suggests a free color consultation with their stylists before making an appointment

Ulta Salon
4803 Concord Pike, Suite 910, Wilmington, 479-9917
Clientele: Mainly women but given its proximity to the mall it attracts all types of mall rats, product lovers and even some men
Chairs: 7
Stylists: 7
Salon Services: Their full menu has something for everyone in need of hair and skin care as well as makeup application. Cuts, color, perms, weaves and more for hair, facials and full body waxing for skin.
Product Lines: Redken for hair, Murad and Dermalogica for skin

The Upper Cut
119 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 736-1661
Clientele: Men, women and children of all ages
Chairs: 10
Stylists: 13
Rooms: 2 – one for facials and one for massages
Aestheticians: 1
Salon Services: Cuts, color, foils, highlight, updos and hair relaxing
Spa Services: Facials, massage, manicure and pedicure and waxing. The spa features an acne-relief facial popular among their teen clients and a Caribbean massage for those looking for a travel-free escape
Products: Aveda for skin and hair, as well as Tigi S-Factor and Bedhead, Goldwell, Catwalk, Back to Basics
Fall Looks: Manager Wendy Hastings says that deep chestnut browns with auburn highlights are a must for the autumn season
Look 10 Years Younger: For skin, Hastings recommends a facial with a follow-up regime of anti-aging products. For hair, a new cut will update an old look while color should compliment skin and eye tones.


Avenue Apothecary and Spa
110A Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-5649
Clientele: Women 30-50, some men
Rooms: 5 massage, 3 facial, 4 mani, 4 pedi
Services: Facials, massages, body scrub and wrap, treatments for expecting mothers, manicures, pedicures—all organic and holistic
Package Sampler: Spa Mama includes a yarrow leg treatment, wild lime scalp treatment, express facial, baby-on-board massage and a labor ease kit for $395
Product Lines: Eminence, Dr. Hauschka, Jurlique, Nauropathica, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Pure Fiji, Pangea
Fall Looks: With sunburns and bug bites wreaking havoc on summer skin, moisture is a must, owner Tim DeSilver says. “You need to get rid of the dead skin of summer and hydrate for fall.”

The Bellmoor Inn Spa Gardens and Conference Center
6 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach, 227-5800
Clientele: General Manager Chad Moore says that the spa runs the gamut from locals to Bellmoor Inn guests to beachcombers.
Treatment Rooms: 6, including a wet treatment room for body wraps and scrubs, a couples’ massage room, two facial and massage rooms and a “pedicure throne” and manicure station.
Spa Star: Scott Butler, co-founder of The Baron and Butler School of Massage. ‘We’re very fortunate to have him at the spa,” Moore says. Spa Director and Miami import Jeff Patterson is spearheading the spa’s transformation into a more luxurious environment and aesthetician Tabitha Paul knows her way around a facial.
Package Sampler: The Break Free suite includes the “smooth as a baby’s…” facial, manicure, pedicure and hot stone massage for $345
Product Lines: DDF skincare, Phytoceane
Look 10 Years Younger: Moore recommends the Bellmoor signature facial and the Sea and C seaweed and vitamin C facial to produce glowing, healthy skin.

Bling Salon & Spa
17644 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 644-2580
Clientele: Men and women of all ages
Chairs: 12 Stylists 10
Treatment Rooms: 2 spa, pedicure, manicure
Physicians-Aestheticians: 2
Salon Services: Cuts, colors, perms, makeup, hair extensions
Spa Services: Manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, facials, massage, waxing, body wraps, exfoliation, ear candling, eye repair treatments, microdermabrasion, hyperbaric oxygen infusion, aqua detoxification, Botox and Restylane injections, permanent makeup, mesotherapy, cellulite treatment, laser vein therapy, intense pulse treatment, chemical peel, permanent laser hair reduction
Spa Packages: The Diva du Jour includes a facial, Swedish massage, pedicure, manicure, shampoo, blow dry, style and makeup for $325.
Product Lines: Bling Salon, Bumble & Bumble, Creative, Dermalogica, Duri, Institute Esthederm, L’Oreal, Malibu 2000, Nail Tex, Opi, Pureology Botanicals, S Factor, Sebastian, Sexy Hair, Tigi, Tweezerman, Wella

DK Day Spa
100 Fitness Way, Hockessin, 234-6966
Clientele: A wide range of women and men
Rooms: 3
Therapists-Aestheticians: 3
Services: Body wraps, manicure, pedicure and Oleaslim treatments are popular, but the main focus is facials.
Products: YonKa Paris, Alchimie Forever
Package Sampler: Spoil Me Till I Glow includes body scrub, aromatherapy wrap and a facial for $199
Look 10 Years Younger: “I tell my clients the truth, that they need a good skin care regimen at home,” says manager Brigette King. King and company will analyze the skin and customize a plan, as well as incorporate healthy lifestyle into your daily routine.

Essence of Skin Day Spa
951 Forest St., Dover, 736-5757
Clientele: Professionals, business owners, retirees and he school teachers “who need to spend some time off their feet,” owner Teresa Smith says.
Rooms: 6
Aestheticians-Therapists: 1 aesthetician, 4 massage therapists, 1 nail technician
Spa Services: Massage, facials, skin scrubs, body wraps and steam therapy
Packages: Peaceful Moments is an affordable way to enjoy a luxurious European facial, foot mask and a moisturizing hand paraffin wax treatment for $100
Product Lines: Jafra, A Natural Difference, Keyano Aromatics, Paul Cosmetics
Look 10 years Younger: Smith suggests giving the spa’s Pumpkin or Cherry Berry Enzyme peels to boost the skin’s radiance while softening fine lines.

Heather’s Holistic Health Spa
1169 Walker Road, Dover, 678-3433
Clientele: Given the wide selection of treatments, it’s a diverse but healthy crowd
Treatment Rooms: 12
Aestheticians-Therapists: About 20, including a chiropractor, massage therapists, cosmetologists, an acupuncturist, a hypnotherapist and a colon therapist.
Services: It’s a long list, but notable services include holistic counseling, massage, facials, ear candling, colon hydrotherapy, belly dancing, yoga, microdermabrasion, manicure, pedicure and cranio-sacral therapy.
Spa Packages: The Mini Spa is a full body experience with an upper body massage, facial, hand massage with paraffin treatment, foot massage with masque for $90
Products: Dermalogica, Skinceuticals and Aveda, among others.
Fall Looks: “Hydration is key,” says manager Leslie Hemphill, especially for sunburned areas.
Look 10 Years Younger: Hemphill suggests the spa’s Cool Stone Facial Rejuvenation to tighten skin and the Acupuncture Face Lift.

Just Skin
8 S. Walnut St., Milford, 424-0806
Clientele: Mainly women 25-60, as well was men who enjoy a massage
Spa Services: Massage, facials, mud wraps, body wraps, spray tans, reflexology and waxing. The signature facial is one of the best sellers because it’s totally customizable.
Spa Packages: Guests can enjoy a mud wrap and a choice of a half-hour facial or massage for $135
Product Lines: B. Kamins Chemist, ME! Bath
Fall Looks: Owner Lisa Skuby says recommends a moisturizing and exfoliation regime that includes B. Kamins Bamboo Rice Facial Polisher.
Look 10 Years Younger: The spa’s Zesty Orange Peel is chock-full of antioxidants that can greatly benefit mature skin.

Nouveau Medispa
774 Christiana Road, Newark, 623-4030
Clientele: Mainly women in their 30s to mid 50s looking for non-surgical, minimally invasive rejuvenation for their skin
Treatment Rooms: 6
Physicians-Aestheticians: 4 plastic surgeons, 1 plastic surgery nurse and 1 aesthetician. The spa is an adjunct of the Advanced Plastic Surgery Center, so anyone who wants a surgical consult and a non-surgical procedure has come to the right place
Services: Laser hair removal, Light hair removal, microdermabrasion, Botox, Restylane, intense pulse light treatment, deep and moderate chemical peels, massage, facials, waxing and makeup application
Spa Packages: The Advanced Skin Care package is “the whammy,” Wilson says. Treatments include microdermabrasion, intense pulse treatment and a moderate-depth chemical peel for $595.
Product lines: Obagi, Innovative Skin Care, Skinceuticals, Prevage MD, Jane Iredale makeup
Fall Looks: Sun damage needs to be treated to prepare skin to be ready for fall months.  “The key to preparation is education,” says nurse Loraine Wilson. A prescription level regime and evaluation and correction of home habits are both keys to restoring damaged skin.
Look 10 Years Younger: Deep chemical peels will provide intense results.

Reflections: A Medical Spa
Dr. Susan Kirchdoerffer
2036 Foulk Road, Suite 101, Wilmington, 246-2306
Spa Services: Laser therapies and vein removals, intense pulsed light technology, microdermabrasions, photofacials, Botox and Restylene injections, peels, cellulite treatments and other medical beauty procedures

Spa by the Sea
19266 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 227-8640
Clientele: Mainly middle-aged women but the salon and spa does a fair amount of its business with men. Locals keep business going year round while visitors provide a boon in the summer.
Chairs: 6
Stylists: 4
Rooms: 7
Salon services: “You name it, we have it,” owner Tammy Farrington-Abbott says. That includes cuts, colors and formal styles.
Spa Services: Wide selection of massage, reflexology, reiki, hot stone and cranio-sacral therapy. The menu includes laser hair removal, laser vein treatments, Botox, migraine therapy, dermal fillers and chemical peels. Oxygen and glycolic peels, anti-aging and firming facials are a specialty, as well as manicures and pedicures.
Spa Packages: The name of the Bliss package, says it all. For $275, guests can relax with a manicure, pedicure, facial, massage, shampoo, blow dry, style and lunch.
Star Stylist: Steven Maybrova and Tony Dimaio are topnotch stylists with some serious training under their belts.

Thé Medspa
17314 N. Village Main Blvd., The Village of Five Points No. 55, Lewes, 644-HAIR
Clientele: Everyone from baby to grandmom, and a high number of men
Chairs: 11
Stylists: 14
Aestheticians: 2 medical
Rooms: 4
Hair and Beauty Services: Cut, color, extensions, Japanese straightening, permanent makeup, eyelash extensions
Spa Services: Manicures and pedicures, waxing, massages (including Swedish, deep tissue and hot stone), reiki and reflexology. More intense treatments include microdermabrasion, Botox, juvederm, lipodissolve, photo rejuvenation, laser vein ablation and laser hair removal
Product Lines: Kevin Murphy, Schwarzkopf, Tigi S-Factor for hair, Obagi, Skinceuticals, BelleDerm and Jane Iredale makeup for skin
Package Sampler: Each treatment begins with a free consultation. Procedure and prices are decided after. Botox, juvederm, lipodissolve, photorejuvenation, laser vein ablation and microdermabrasion are all offered in packages.
Fall Looks: “Fall is the perfect time to begin a skincare regimen with micropeels, laser hair removal and photorejuvenation,” says manager Kim Dixon
Look 10 Years Younger: For a quick fix, Botox and Juvederm provide instant results. A series of micropeels and photorejuvenation treatments are great for long-term maintenance

Toppers Spa
1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover Downs Hotel, Dover, 857-2020
Clientele: Locals, hotel and casino guests, 60 percent are women
Treatment Rooms: 8 massage rooms, 3 couple massage rooms, 4 skincare rooms, 4 hair stations, 3 manicure-pedicure stations
Services: Full-service hair (color, cut, style), massage therapy, nailcare, skincare treatments, body treatments, and makeup
Spa Packages: Various full- and half-day spa packages, bridal parties, group packages. The World Away package features a signature treatment, exfoliation, body wrap and Swedish massage that lasts 110 minutes and costs $318.
Product Lines: Dermalogica, OPI, Redken

Victorian Springs Country Day Spa
55 W. Commerce St., Smyrna, 659-3900
Clientele: Mainly women 20-65
Rooms: Three treatment rooms upstairs, yoga studio, fitness studio, coffee and tea bar and a WIFI café
Aestheticians-Therapists: 1 aesthetician, 4 therapists, 1 yoga instructor and 1 personal trainer
Spa Services: Facials, designer peels, enzyme peel, microdermabrasion, waxing, Swedish massage, hot stone massage, deep-pressure massage, body wraps, body scrubs, yoga, nutritional counseling and personal training
Spa Packages: Guys, listen up. A Victorian Treat for Two for $300 is a great way to celebrate an anniversary. The package includes a couples Swedish massages, 2 coffees, dinner, dessert, wine and a spa gift, including samples and treats.
Fall Looks: Aesthetician Eura Baker suggests a chemical peel to take away hyperpigmentation cause by the sun.
Look 10 Years Younger: An enzyme peel with a European facial will “give a nice, healthy glow to the skin,” she says. 

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