NEW at RESCUE! Serge Normant Haircare

Serge Normant, legendary hair stylist to the stars has created an eponymous line of transformative haircare and styling products that make vibrantly healthy hair and heart stopping glamour achievable for every woman.

Transforming a woman from her everyday appearance into something magical is a dream that Serge Normant turns into reality using hair as the medium. Serge has worked his magic for some of the world’s most beautiful women including Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, and Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as super models Gisele Bundchen, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Cindy Crawford to name just a few. On the covers of top global fashion magazines and down countless red carpets and catwalks, Serge has showcased his enviable ability to manipulate tresses from everyday looks into elegant and sophisticated styles to the most avant-garde and glamorous.

Destressing Bridal Skin

Don’t you just love it when someone is excellent at what they do? I personally am not a big fan of sports but when the Olympics are on I can’t miss a minute. It doesn’t matter if it’s a star athlete, a house painter or a hair stylist; if they are a master they have my attention. Our very talented nail technician Anna Maria is such a master, at color selection for darker skin tones. During the summer when most folks tend to have a bit more color her “eye” comes in handy for all ethnicities. She has been delighting me lately with her selection of whimsical colors from yellow to blue to orange for my toes. But then she’ll select the perfect coordinated shade for the hands that has the palest hint of the same color but yet is office appropriate.  Mad skillz!

One of my brides just had her wedding last weekend and her skin was absolutely gorgeous. But the situation was a cliffhanger until the last few days before her wedding. For the past six months this young lady stressed over her skin so much that she would continuously breakout and then become even more upset about the breakouts. After a heartfelt talk one month ago where we discussed various methods of eliminating stress she finally buckled down and did what she had to do which was to (1) stop listening to her well meaning (but stressful) Greek chorus, (2) use her products religiously, (3) drink tons of water, (4)do anything to get those endorphins going and (5) focus on staying very calm. I explained to her that even though perfect skin is the goal she only needed to eliminate the zits. A little hyperpigmentation could be covered by her makeup artist.
When she walked in for her final facial last week she looked like a new person. Not a zit in sight and only a little residual discoloration remained. She is currently honeymooning for 10 days on some outrageously romantic island and will return with the perfect skin she desired, I’m sure.
A note to my brides-your wedding day is supposed to be fun. Enlist that bridesmaid who is difficult to be difficult on your behalf and help to keep (other) stressful people and situations away from you. She’ll love the extra responsibility and you will make her feel special.
Can Rescue’s products get any better? I am obsessed with Cellcosmet and use it on my brides-to-be who come in for their pre wedding facial. I’ve been using it on my regular clients as well for a nice alternative to Biologigue Recherche. Cellcosmet from Switzerland was the only product line placed in the swag bags for the Oscars two years ago and I understand why. Triple patented, its toner gently removes cells to unveil a subtle luminosity. The Gel Activator is cooling, perfect for summer and leaves the skin glowing like it was peeled but with absolutely no irritation. And it smells lovely. The “Beautiful Mask” is chocked full of botanicals from the Amazon jungle and results in Hollywood ready skin. It’s wonderful for home use to ensure that you’ll be ready for your close up every day.

Love Ya Much,
Linda Harding

What’s the buzz at Rescue Rittenhouse?

eMatrix at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa is a revolutionary FDA approved laser procedure that improves fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, and skin damage without surgery and with minimal downtime.

Facts about eMatrix

  • Little to no downtime post treatment – you can return to your regular activities immediately!
  • eMatrix treatment is an “all natural” approach to enhancing youthfulness.
  • eMatrix works from the inside out by stimulating cell growth. The results last longer and can be further enhanced with annual maintenance treatments.
  • Proven safe and effective on ALL skin types and degrees of pigmentation.
  • Typical 3-5 visits are required.

In conclusion, most people see a gradual and continued improvement over the course of their treatments. It is advised to schedule a consultation prior to treatments.


Shannon Mansor

Summer beach bag essentials

As we head to the shore, let’s think about what’s in our beach bags.   My essentials are a big broad hat, sunglasses, and a variety of sunscreens for face and body.  I use Institut Esthederm’s Adaptasun (a product coveted by french women) which is like a coach for your skincare because it protects the skin on a cellular level while allowing skin to get a bit of a natural glow. If I plan on swimming I bring my bathing suit and an extra waterproof SPF 70 from Neutrogena. Don’t forget to protect your lips, eyes, hands, feet, and all the hard to reach places with SPF as well. I even use Sun Protection Oil from J.F. Lazartigue to protect my tresses and OkaB flip flops because they provide you with a little reflexology and you can actually walk in them.  Protective clothing is also a good idea if you’re planning to stay on the beach for a long period of time. I must admit I’m a morning or late evening beach person.  I really don’t like the idea of baking in the sun yet I love the benefits of the ocean and fresh air.  Lastly don’t forget a big bottle of water to keep you hydrated and a good magazine. Enjoy your summer, have fun, and be smart about sun exposure!

Esthetician and Owner of Rescue Rittenhouse Spa,

Danuta Mieloch

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