From blowout bars to Swedish massages, make an appointment at these top Philadelphia salons and spas. This Center City salon and spa is the perfect urban getaway. Book a whole day of services—from cut and colors to body bronzing and aromatherapy wraps—then check out one of the stellar area restaurants. The award-winning spa exudes a zen-like atmosphere that offers instant relaxation.
Winner of our Crowdsourced Champion online poll. The salon level is bustling chaos, which makes walking down to the subterranean spa called the Grotto a transformative experience from the start. The therapeutic massages one even incorporates warm bamboo stalks are muscle-melting bliss, but its the details that earn Witchell top billing: plush robes and slippers for padding around the cave-like space, headphones to wear during your massage to tune out, well, everything, and a steam room where you can linger long after your treatments before you have to climb back up to the real world. Opt for the ayurvedic facial, which instantly relaxes and refreshes.
Rescue Rittenhouse credit: rescuerittenhouse. Sometimes it takes a glamorous aesthetician who was born in Poland, trained in France, and then toiled in Manhattan to really get it. Five years after she opened Rescue, Danuta Mieloch remains peerless. Her space: spare yet luxurious, central yet secluded.