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Little

Black

book

of Beauty, Wellness & Style 2017 - 2018

Special Advertising Supplement


Take a peek inside Berks County Living’s

Little

Black

book of Beauty, Wellness & Style

It’s back! In our 3rd Annual Little Black Book of Beauty, Wellness & Style, we help introduce you to businesses in Berks aiming to help you look and feel your best as we move into 2018 and beyond. Whether it’s trying a new fitness class or adapting to a healthy eating routine, splurging on a home makeover or treating yourself to a piece of fabulous jewelry, make sure to take the time to introduce yourself to the businesses inside. Enjoy!

Nikki M. Murry, Editor-in-Chief NMurry@BerksCountyLiving.com

The Little Black Book of Beauty, Wellness & Style  is a special advertising supplement to  Berks County Living. Its contents are copyright ©2017  Berks County Living, a monthly publication of IDP Publications, 3245  Freemansburg Avenue, Palmer, PA 18045-7118. Nothing contained herein may be reproduced in whole or in part without the expressed written consent of the publisher. Publisher disclaims all responsibility for omissions or errors. Berks County Living and its owners are not liable for claims made by any advertisers or any inaccuracies or intentional copyright infringements. All rights reserved. The magazine welcomes, but cannot be responsible for, unsolicited manuscripts, contributions or photographs. Unsolicited materials cannot be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Printed in the USA.

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“A diverse team of passionate hair architects providing exceptional service while building lasting relationships.” — Team WHS The Wyomissing Hair Studio specializes in the architecture of hair, focusing on design and color with seasonal fashion influences. The salon was established in 2011 by Cari Nelson. Her vision was to create an environment where young talent could grow and experienced designers could flourish in a positive environment. This combination, along with a commitment to education and a superior guest experience, has garnered Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards for 2015, 2016, and 2017 and the CNB Spectrum Award for 2016 and 2017. With excitement, Wyomissing Hair Studio has been voted Berks County Living’s Best of Berks Award for 2017. Nelson’s great strength is listening to her guests, and she stresses that with her team, in addition to creativity and excellent technical skills. The Wyomissing Hair Studio provides an atmosphere where all guests are valued and welcomed, and the stylists are on the cutting edge of fashion with the most advanced technical skills. Come experience the difference.

Wyomissing hair Studio 948 Penn Avenue Wyomissing 610.375.8882 wyomissinghairstudio.com

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kimberton whole foods Douglassville, Downingtown, Kimberton, Malvern & Ottsville 610.385.1588 kimbertonwholefoods.com

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Kimberton Whole Foods is a family-owned-and-operated grocer and apothecary, dedicated to supporting local farmers and food artisans since 1986. Locally grown, raised, roasted, baked and brewed products have pride of place on our shelves, not only for their quality and integrity of ingredients, but because we believe the true value of being a community market is contributing to the lives of our neighbors and the local economy. We’re proud to work with more than 150 local producers to bring the freshest natural and organic products to our five stores in the greater Philadelphia area. Our Douglassville location is set in the shadow of Monocacy Hill among the farms, vineyards and bakeries of Berks County. Located right off Route 422 for easy access on the way to or


from work, it’s a one-stop shop for organic produce, raw dairy, humanely-raised meats, specialty ingredients, supplements and natural body care. Kimberton Whole Foods’ knowledgeable staff is ready to help you navigate the aisles whether you’re looking for gluten-free groceries, allergen-friendly treats, or the right supplement. Our grab-and-go section is stocked full of delicious, made-from-scratch meals, including wheat-free, vegetarian and vegan options. In need of a unique gift? Our selection of fair trade clothing and accessories; handmade jewelry; locally made body care; healthy living books; and gourmet coffees, teas and chocolates make distinctive gifts for the foodie, locavore or eco-conscious person on your list. Visit one of our five locations in a neighborhood near you: Douglassville, Downingtown, Kimberton, Malvern and Ottsville. In early 2018, our sixth location will open in the heart of Collegeville, featuring a café with made-to-order juices, smoothies and sandwiches; an expanded organic produce section; meat; and specialty cheeses, plus ample indoor and outdoor seating.

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Lords & Ladies Salon Fleetwood, Exeter, Sinking Spring, Douglassville, Pottstown, Gilbertsville, Perkiomenville 1.844.salonll lordsandladiessalons.com

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In 1984, Lords & Ladies opened its premier location in Pottstown, and the thriving company eventually expanded to seven locations with Fleetwood, Exeter, Sinking Spring and Douglassville in Berks County and Pottstown, Gilbertsville and Perkiomenville in Montgomery County. Lords and Ladies Salons have a glowing reputation for their professional and courteous staff, beautiful atmosphere, and expansive menu of services, including a full-service hair salon, MedSpa, makeup application, and more! Continuous and diversified education for all stylists makes Lords & Ladies a leader in the beauty industry. They are always on top of learning the latest trends and techniques, the newest technology, and train with world-class platform artists using the premium product lines carried in each salon, including their own hair care line, L2, L’oreal Professionnel, Davines, Kerastase, and OPI nail products to name a few. Lords & Ladies Salon and MedSpa takes pride in offering guests of all ages a premium experience at an affordable price!


A visit to Lords & Ladies Medical Spa, owned and operated by Berks Plastic Surgery, provides guests with a luxurious spa experience while receiving services and expertise typically found exclusively in a physician’s office. Inspired by his passion for skincare, and with over twenty years of experience, Medical Director and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian K. Reedy, MD. and his team have built one of the area’s most distinguished medical spas, receiving “Best Facial” in Berks County in 2016. A beauty and lifestyle destination with seven locations in Berks and Montgomery counties, Lords & Ladies Medical Spa offers an expansive menu of beauty and medical services, and professional skincare lines. They also proudly feature Allergan products, being in the top 1% nationwide of medical spas offering Botox and advanced injectable fillers. Licensed estheticians and certified nurse injectors work with Dr. Reedy to design customized skincare plans that incorporate superior services with medical-grade products to achieve visible results, all in a beautiful spa environment.

Lords & Ladies MedSpa Fleetwood, Exeter, Sinking Spring, Douglassville, Pottstown, Gilbertsville, Perkiomenville 1.844.salonll lordsandladiessalons.com

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Etchfit

701 Reading Avenue Suite #100 West Reading 610.743.3514 etchfit.com

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Conveniently located in West Reading, ETCHFIT has transformed the first floor of this historic Berks landmark building into a fully equipped and up-to-date family fitness center. ETCHFIT is locally-owned, with a strong emphasis on personal training, sports performance, and youth to adult group fitness. Our gym is a community of individuals driven by results. The professionals at ETCHFIT combine exercise science and sports medicine with outstanding instruction, group exercise, and member services. New members start with a state-of-the-art assessment using medical-grade equipment and diagnostic tools to gain a complete understanding of their body’s strengths, weakness and limitations. We then prescribe an integrated combination of strength, flexibility and cardiovascular training to help achieve goals in the most efficient, safe and effective way possible. Tour the club, grab a workout — and do it all free with our complimentary mini membership. Together, we will help you reach your goals with the most educated team in town!


Locally owned by Caroline Hill, Van Scoy Jewelers has been providing fine quality diamonds for decades. Although that is what we built our business and reputation on, we offer so much more. Our selection of gemstones ranges from the well-known to the rare and exotic! We are proud to be one of only two American Gem Society stores in Berks County, which set us apart in the industry with our knowledge and ethics. Our sales team: Caroline, Deb, Patti, Bonnie and Angie, know jewelry and love to help you select or even design that special piece. Our expert jeweler, Sal, repairs and designs all your jewelry in-house. We sell the classics, but also carry handmade one-of-a-kind designs. There is a reason Van Scoy Jewelers has been voted Best in Berks for 10+ years and earned the Lifetime Achievement Award. Stop in and see for yourself what sets us apart.

Van Scoy Jewelers

2733 Paper Mill Rd. Suite X-3 Wyomissing 610.374.9330 vanscoyjewelers.com

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BeBalanced Hormone Balancing Weight Loss Center of Wyomissing

90 Commerce Drive Wyomissing 610.750.5158 bebalancedcenters.com

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BeBalanced owner Linda Barilani moved to Pennsylvania in June. While searching for a franchise to open, she discovered BeBalanced. Believing in a healthy, natural lifestyle, BeBalanced seemed the perfect fit for Linda, so she decided to play the role of customer before investing. Linda was looking to balance her hormones, to stop her night sweats, and to get her insomnia and mood swings under control. To her delight, she dropped 16 pounds in under a month, along with the insomnia, night sweats and mood swings. She was sold! BeBalanced offers an ALL NATURAL weight loss plan to aid your body in balancing hormones, regardless of age. Once you reach your target weight, a trained NHB specialist teaches you how to “lock in” your weight and live a healthy lifestyle using BeBalanced creams. Women say they “got their sparkle back!” To learn more, visit www.bebalancedcenters.com, take the hormone assessment and call for a complimentary consultation.


See why it’s great to belong to Colonial Fitness Center! With our new spa-like feel you will be relaxed and ready to leave your cares behind. Our world-class group ex program and fitness team will help you make the most of your time spent anywhere in the club. We offer HIIT, GRIT, Synrgy360 Small Group Personal Training sessions, Yoga by Keya and more! We proudly offer Advocare and can help you lose those extra unwanted pounds and adopt a healthy lifestyle. When you are finished with your training, head to the locker rooms equipped with steam rooms for both ladies and men (and a new dry sauna for the guys too!) to unwind and refresh.  We are home to Enjoy Life Wellness for massage therapy, reflexology, hot stone massage and more. On your way out (or in!) stop by Hydration Station Juice Bar to replenish and refuel with a delicious, freshly made shake — featuring just about any flavor you’d like!

Colonial Fitness Center

172 Shillington Rd. Sinking Spring 610.777.7801 chbsports.com

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EXPRESS • Hair • Body • Makeup • cafÉ

BELL TOWER SALON, SPA, CAFÉ

AND MORE

18 State Hill Rd. Wyomissing 610.372.6379 belltowersalonspa.com

Have you experienced Bell Tower Salon Spa lately? A modern beauty and wellness oasis located in the heart of Wyomissing. Bell Tower features a comfortable aesthetic with a large salon, spa treatment rooms including a hydrotherapy suite, manicure and pedicure stations. Voted by our community as best salon spa, we strive to bring innovative style and new experiences to our guests. Recent additions include: • New Salon & Spa products and services • Smoothie bar and restyled café • Sunday hours to help give more opportunity to relax from life’s busy schedule • The new Bell Tower App for your mobile device • Expanded website and online scheduling capabilities • Online purchase of gift cards and services • Watch for our new Make-up bar and expanded bridal services Visit BellTowerSalonSpa.com or call one of our guest representatives at 610.372.6379 to explore why so many people are saying Bell Tower Salon Spa.

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Sorrelli jewelry is about feeling special for any of life’s occasions — from everyday living to celebrating the most memorable times — and creating a life layered in sparkle. Sorrelli’s pieces are designed to become heirlooms, handed down through the generations. We have been using the finest quality Swarovski crystals and semi-precious stones in our jewelry for more than 30 years. Our jewelry is hand-crafted, allowing each piece to be created with a one-of-a-kind, high quality design. Each color collection is set in a variety of stunning finishes and each piece of jewelry has a lifetime guarantee so that it can be enjoyed for years to come. Special coatings along with excellent crystal quality allow our jewelry to sparkle like no other. Shop the full line at our Kutztown & Allentown, PA brand stores or on sorrelli.com. Interested in hosting a special event? Sorrelli brand stores are happy to help. Please contact us at 610-894-9857 for details.

Sorrelli

220 W. Main St. Kutztown 610.894.9857 sorrelli.com

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Decorating Den Interiors

Yvonne Staskel

610.777.3313 www.Yvonne.DecoratingDen.com yvonne@decoratingden.com

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At Decorating Den Interiors, we have a simple design philosophy: your home should express your taste and support your lifestyle, and the design process should be easy and enjoyable. Whether the focus is updating one window treatment, re-purposing a room or completing a home re-design, we can help. By working in your lighting and with furnishings you wish to keep, we can help you make the best choices for your lifestyle, taste and budget. Call on us for custom-designed window treatments, area rugs, wall coverings, custom furniture, commercial furnishings, outdoor furniture and more! It starts with a complimentary visit to your home or office, where we’ll get to know each other and discuss your project. From there, we’ll create a plan that incorporates our collaborative design ideas — all created specifically for you. Now go ahead and imagine the possibilities.


Iron Roots is a Berks salon in West Lawn focused on delivering amazing creativity and a unique experience. It’s a big city salon experience with roots deeply planted in Berks. With more than 30 years of combined experience amongst the team, the salon and its staff provide a welcoming and relaxing environment for all guests – men and women. At Iron Roots, the team is focused on making guests feel great inside and out. The salon uses products that are natural, organic and the best in the beauty industry, ensuring a high-quality service that is delivered at an affordable price. Iron Roots is a full-service salon with a menu offering haircutting, coloring, specialty styling, manicures and pedicures, makeup applications, waxing and bridal and prom services. The salon also offers the ease of online appointment scheduling and operating hours that fit even the busiest of lifestyles. For more information, please visit ironrootssalon.com.

iron roots

3311 Penn Avenue West Lawn 484.509.4531 ironrootssalon.com

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Nature’s Garden Natural Foods and Shoes 4360 Perkiomen Avenue Reading 610.779.3000 ngarden.net

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This year Nature’s Garden, a unique lifestyle store where natural foods and alternative shoes meet, celebrates its 40th anniversary. Opened in 1977, by Susanne Fiori, a pioneer in natural foods, who strives to teach people to take charge of their health through diet, nutrition and beyond. The store offers supplements known for preventing degenerative diseases and other lifestyle issues. Also offered are 122 natural and organic bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds and dried fruits, artificial ingredient-free beauty and skin care products and more. The customer-service oriented staff is trained by vitamin manufacturers in making educated supplement recommendations, as well as in natural medicine and the power of nutraceuticals. They are also trained to help fit customers to find anatomically-correct footwear, a product line expanded at Nature’s Garden in 2011. Says Susanne, “We are a unique place if you are interested in health, be it through food, supplements or natural fabrics, apparel or handbags. We have something for everyone.”


Nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Patrick Borja, D.C., began creating his vision of a multi-discipline wellness destination where people could go to address their healthcare needs — physically, emotionally and spiritually. Today, the Spine & Wellness Center is the only fully-integrated, non-narcotic health office in the area. Its team of 43 (and growing) health professionals shares one goal: to help their patients achieve optimal health. Offering a variety of services — Chiropractic Care, Nutritional Counseling, Massage Therapy, Emotional Wellness, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Family Medicine, Pain Management, and more — the dedicated staff listen to their patients’ concerns, educate them, and utilize modern equipment and technology to achieve amazing results. Whatever your age and whatever your health issue — from simple strains and post-surgical recovery to chronic pain, auto accident and work injuries — the Center can address your needs and empower you to make healthier life choices and live a healthier, happier life.

The Spine and Wellness Center

Dr. Patrick Borja, D.C. 3933 Perkiomen Avenue Suite 101 610.779.4588 spineandwellness.org

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united artists

Salon and Spa 299 Penn Avenue West Reading 610.376.8481 unitedartistssalon.com

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United Artists Salon & Spa is proud to be serving West Reading and the surrounding communities for over 30 years. The familyfriendly atmosphere combined with experienced care makes United Artists one of the top salons in Berks. Your one-stop beauty destination, United Artists offers advanced hair care, wigs and extensions, makeup artistry, waxing, nail care, massage, skin care, and a professional retail shop. The location also hosts Bella Medspa, specializing in cosmetic injections, laser hair removal, and permanent makeup. The diverse team of professionals believes in personalized service, with styles and recommendations just for you. Using high-quality products, your beauty experts will help you look and feel your best. Stand out at your holiday party by sprucing up at United Artists! This holiday season, give the gift of relaxation with a customized “Spa Day� at United Artists. Stop in our retail shop for gift sets and stocking stuffers for all the beauty lovers on your list!


Step inside the minimalist MADE Jewelry Boutique and Studio and find an ever-changing inventory of handcrafted art jewelry, featuring precious and semi-precious stones set in a variety of metals by 10 American artists. Owner Chrissy Cook’s limited edition line of sterling silver jewelry sits among crushed gemstone jewelry by Camera Shy Cove and statement pieces crafted by fellow Pennsylvanian Megan Auman. Hand-scribed patterns and textures adorn polished and matte sterling silver jewelry by Theresa Carson, and Christina Kober’s line features elegantly whimsical pieces made for everyday wear. With price points from $40-500, MADE is a destination for all jewelry lovers. A full-service jewelry store, MADE also offers a full range of in-house repair services as well as custom jewelry creation of oneof-kind pieces, including mother’s and alternative bridal jewelry. Chrissy’s experience as a Certified Goldsmith and her eye for fashion and design will bring your visions to life!

MADE

Jewelry Boutique & Studio 512 Penn Avenue West Reading 610.741.6676 madejewelryboutique.com

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Renewed vitality

560 Van Reed Rd. Suite 203 Wyomissing 484.516.2937 renewedvitality4you.com

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“I just want my life back again.� Women can feel healthy, vibrant and sexy throughout their entire lives. Why suffer from symptoms of perimenopause or menopause when hormone replacement therapy can bring you back to the balance and well-being of healthy hormone levels? Becky McClure, CRNP, has been dedicating her life to women and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for almost 30 years. Maintaining the highest level of care, Renewed Vitality combines state-of-the-art medical therapy procedures with a relaxing, personalized and compassionate experience. BHRT is used across the country, including at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia. The benefits of bioidentical hormones far outweigh the risks, and this revolutionary and revitalizing treatment is changing the menopausal experience. Many patients opt for BHRT because it is not a one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare. Be part of a sisterhood of women with the best kept secret in Berks County! Replenish. Revive. Renew. At Renewed Vitality.


A Place of Peace. A Space for Healing. A 501c3 nonprofit service and education organization, the Kula Kamala Foundation supports our community by providing access to education and services in yoga, yoga therapy, meditation and holistic wellness. We organize, co-host and facilitate empowering events, retreats and trainings. We provide healthy, gluten-free food options from our cafeteria. We are proud to be a familyfriendly environment and to support our community at large, every day. A few of our programs include Yoga in Schools, weekly public classes, professional training programs, internship-based education scholarships, personal health and development programs, family-friendly community events and festivals, sustainable development and maintenance of the Ashram, healthy meals at our Food4All Pay-What-You-Can CafĂŠ.teria, Food4All Vegetable Gardens and shelter donations, a print/audio/ video library of holistic resources, community health awareness campaigns, and wellness services offered on a sliding scale. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available.

Kula Kamala

Foundation & Yoga Ashram

17 Basket Rd. Alsace Township 484.509.5073 kulakamalafoundation.org

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ADVERTISER INDEX BeBalanced Hormone Balancing Weight Loss Center...........................10 Bell Tower Salon, Spa, Café & More..................................................12 Colonial Fitness Center....................................................................11 Decorating Den Interiors..................................................................14 EtchFit..............................................................................................8 Iron Roots......................................................................................15 Kimberton Whole Foods.............................................................. 4 & 5 Kula Kamala Foundation & Yoga Ashram...........................................21 Lords and Ladies Salon.....................................................................6 Lords and Ladies Medical Spa...........................................................7 MADE Jewelry Boutique and Studio...................................................19 Nature’s Garden Natural Foods and Shoes........................................16 Renewed Vitality..............................................................................20 Sorrelli...........................................................................................13 The Spine and Wellness Center........................................................17 United Artists Salon and Spa...........................................................18 Van Scoy Jewelers.............................................................................9 Wyomissing Hair Studio.....................................................................3

To reserve your spot in the 2018-2019 edition, contact Robyn Jones at RJones@BerksCountyLiving.com.

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YOU’RE INVITED! Berks County Living’s 3rd Annual Event

Sunday, February 25 2–5pm The Reading Country Club Events by ViVÁ Catering 5311 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading readingcountryclub.com

Mix and mingle With other Women and friends. Get pampered by local salons. Shop local pop-up shops & learn neW beauty tips. Enjoy delicious complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and desserts by ViVÁ Catering. $25 per person includes one complimentary glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and interactive fun. Ages 21 & older, please. The event is limited to the first 150 individuals to RSVP. Reserve your spot by emailing RJones@BerksCountyLiving.com, subject line “Celebrate Women.” hosted by

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