Slide behind the chair with Delaware’s beauty experts. They know your secrets. Now, here are some of theirs.
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Looking for a bit of New York? Owner Rori Allen of Rori & Company (1066 Forrest Ave., Dover, 736-6999) went to school in the big city and worked in the Hamptons, so she was always in front of the trends. That means the latest in hair and, now, a massage therapist and an aesthetician who does skin care. That means big-city style at down-to-earth prices.
J. Christian of J. Christian Studio (7465 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, 235-2306) is another New York-educated cosmetologist. That means “I have the ability to bring to conservative Delaware a little edgier look without being too out there. I give people three types of hair: 9-to-5 hair, 5-to-9 hair and weekend hair all through the same cut.” Settled happily in Hockessin, J. stays on top of trends by teaching hair fashion and techniques in America and Europe for Sexy Hair products.
What do eyes need? Fabulous lashes. At Posh (1017 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, 655-7000), co-owners Michelle Ziegler and Christa DiOssi Rich do eyelash tinting and lash enhancement. The women opened Posh in 2001 and have developed a loyal following, especially among brides. Posh’s bridal beauty bible includes guidelines on everything from spray-tanning to tooth-whitening and hair-moisturizing.
Speaking of spray tanning, Devon Esthetique (610 Chadds Ford Drive, Chadds Ford, Pa., 610-388-4000) offers a product that is made from sugar beets, which is organic, therefore healthier for you than chemical tans. The tans come in six distinct shades—and they’ll come to you. If you can’t get to the spa, Devon’s offers a mobile service. Owner Devon Tucker-Kirk is an expert in all things related to skin care. “We offer more complex skincare services than the typical day spa does.” Check out the new waxing bar with imported ingredients from France. “We do clinical skincare and therapeutic bodyworks.”
Beauty goodies galore line the shelves of Houppette (3842 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 421-9036). Filled with items from the top names in bath and body, fragrance, hair and makeup, Houppette is a candy shop for girly-girls. It also has hair accessories, fashion trinkets, and lingerie from Cassandra, Devon and Lola. But it’s not all play time. Natura Bisse, Tracie Martyn, Sara Happ and Fresh are skin care lines that deliver amazing results.
Results are what Boire’s Hair Designs & Day Spa (38131 Terrace Road, Rehoboth Beach, 227-3861) has been delivering since 1973. Boire’s does cuts, colors, innovative designs with extensions, and chemical processes. Manicures, pedicures, waxing and facials are on the menu for adults. For tiny tots, Boire’s offers Prince for a Day and Princess for a Day packages. Start the pampering young. Maybe the kid will fall in love with the industry and become part of the next generation of Delaware’s beauty experts.
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