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Guide to

Beauty Wellness 2018 - 2019

Special Advertising Supplement

Take a peek inside Berks County Living’s

Who doesn’t love looking and feeling their best? We’re here to help! Just flip through this, our Annual Guide to Beauty & Wellness, visit with the local businesses inside, and you’ll be well on your way. There’s truly something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to try a new hairstyle, to purchase a new piece of jewelry, to check out some salt therapy, to look into holistic eating and more, it’s in here. Start living your best life, today!

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

ADVERTISER INDEX BeBalanced Hormone Balancing Weight Loss Center.................................... 17



Bell Tower Salon & Spa................... 10, 11

Lisa’s Salon & Spa.................................... 13

The Spa at Spring Ridge........................... 5

MADE Jewelry Boutique and Studio..15

Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery.................. 4

Iron Roots......................................................8

Nature’s Garden Natural Foods and Shoes.......................................................7

United Artists Salon & Spa..................... 3

Kula Kamala Foundation & Yoga Ashram............................................... 12

Skin Sanctuary............................................. 6

Colonial Fitness Center..........................16

The Salt Lounge.........................................19

Van Scoy Jewelers....................................... 9 To reserve your spot in the 2019-2020 edition, contact Robyn Jones at RJones@BerksCountyLiving.com.

The Guide to Beauty & Wellness is a special advertising supplement to Berks County Living. Its contents are copyright ©2018 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.



United Artists Salon & Spa

United Artists (UA) has served guests since 1987. The welcoming atmosphere, experienced technicians, and personalized service awarded UA the Best Hair Salon for Best of Berks in 2018! Your one-stop beauty destination, UA offers advanced hair care, wigs and extensions, makeup and lash artistry, skin care, waxing, nail care, massage and body care, bridal beauty, and a professional retail store. The location also hosts Bella Medspa, specializing in advanced cosmetic services. Using high-quality professional products, your beauty experts will help you look and feel your best. This season, experience relaxation the way you want it by choosing a customized Spa Day, or get ready for your holiday parties in style with the team at United Artists. Shop the retail store for gift sets and stocking stuffers to please all the beauty lovers on your list‌and remember, gift cards never go out of style! 299 Penn Avenue | West Reading | 610.376.8481 | unitedartistssalon.com



Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery

Benjamin Schlechter M.D., a Berks county native, realized his dream when he returned to his hometown in 1995 to open his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery practice. It has grown tenfold since then and he attributes his success to two main things: his attentive approach in treating his patients like family, and being the leader in the community by offering the most cuttingedge technology and surgical techniques to afford his patients the level of sophisticated care found in larger metropolitan areas. Schlechter comments, “I spare no expense in equipping my practice with the latest invasive, minimally invasive and noninvasive technologies to meet the needs of all. My mantra has been to treat my patients with compassion and to utilize my skills with a touch of artistry to provide natural aesthetic results.� His associate Dr. Stacey June shares this philosophy and has been a fantastic addition to Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery. 2603 Keiser Boulevard | Suite 207 | Wyomissing | 610.678.9200 springridgeplasticsurgery.com



The Spa at

Spring Ridge The Spa at Spring Ridge is proud to be the first true medical day spa in the area. It grew from humble beginnings when Dr. Benjamin Schlechter opened his plastic surgery practice and immediately integrated skincare and laser services. He recalls, “When I purchased my first laser and starting advertising in 1996 I was chastised and told it was unacceptable to advertise for aesthetic services”. He was the first in the county to offer many such services and others have imitated but never duplicated what he has created in the Spa at Spring Ridge. In a luxurious spa setting, and under the care of a highly trained staff, clients enjoy skin and body services that are pampering as well as results oriented. Unlike most spas where the medical director is absentee, Dr. Schlechter is “In the house”. Exciting new things are always happening at the Spa at Spring Ridge! 2603 Keiser Boulevard | Suite 202 | Wyomissing | 610.927.3223 spaatspringridge.com



Skin Sanctuary Recently celebrating its 5th anniversary and soon to reveal a newly remodeled space that will bring with it new and fresh services, Skin Sanctuary Spa in West Lawn is the place to be for relaxation and specialized skin services. Corrective and customized skin care is available for all ages. Struggling with acne? Schedule with Shannon. Reiki is offered by Reiki master Megan, and now also by Rev. Dr. Thaeda, a spiritual counselor as well as a Reiki practitioner. Other available services include massage, waxing and tinting. Want to share the soothing and relaxing atmosphere of Skin Sanctuary with your friends? Good news! You can book a spa party for an upcoming birthday celebration, a bridal shower, or just because you deserve it. You’ll have the place to yourselves! At Skin Sanctuary, the focus is on you — inside and out. Their mission is for you to leave feeling transformed. Book your appointment online today! 2019 Penn Avenue | Reading | 610.670.1546 | myskinsanctuaryspa.com



Nature’ s Garden Natural foods & shoes Susanne Fiori opened Nature’s Garden in 1977, aiming to help people take responsibility for their health through nutrition. Her partner, Cindy Boyer, is a Certified Health Specialist and is pursuing her degree as a Naturopathic doctor. Current research on Botanicals that are correctly extracted to specific plant compounds prove their efficacy in improving health and thwarting many diseases. We offer the finest and most effective standardized formulas from Terry Naturally, Natural Factors and many supplement manufacturers. We feature high quality CBD in many potencies, an effective cannabinoid for stress, anxiety, pain and inflammation for people and pets. When health is hot, the discerning consumer needs to know where to shop for effective natural medicines that work at fair prices. We also feature Patagonia apparel, Darn Tough socks, UGG boots, Taos shoes and anatomically correct footwear that we are trained to fit properly. Tune in to “Healthy Living with Nature’s Garden” on WEEU 830 AM, 6-7pm every Monday, for credible information. 4360 Perkiomen Avenue | Reading | 610.779.3000 | ngarden.net



Iron Roots 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. 3311 Penn Avenue | West Lawn | 484.509.4531 | ironrootssalon.com



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





18 State Hill Rd. Wyomissing 610.372.6379 belltowersalonspa.com



Kula Kamala

Foundation & Yoga Ashram 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 family-friendly 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.

17 Basket Rd. | Alsace Township | 484.509.5073 | kulakamalafoundation.org


Lisa’ s Salon & Spa Looking to be pampered? Man or woman, regardless of your needs, you’re in good hands at Lisa’s Salon & Spa. The full-service salon welcomes new and existing clients from both Lisa’s and Cinergi. Cinergi was purchased in 2017 by owner Lisa Kelley, a Wyomissing native. The technicians at Lisa’s come from both salons and have combined to create a warm, friendly and talented family, offering hair, nail, makeup, waxing, advanced skin care services, laser, eyebrow/ lash tinting and special occasion appointments. Don’t have a stylist or technician? Don’t worry; they’ll be sure to set you up with your perfect match. Lisa’s is committed to offering its clients quality service in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, and it shows in the rave reviews it’s garnering. Says one visitor, “Love the salon…and so does everyone I referred. The entire staff is top-notch.” 220 N. Park Rd., Bldg. 8B | Wyomissing | 610.478.8775 | lisassalonspa.com



LiliBea’ s Established in 2009, LiliBea’s is truly an intimate place for intimates. Nestled in the heart of West Reading, we bring a big city touch to a little borough. Specializing in proper bra fit — our trained staff will work with you one-on-one to find the perfect bra for you. Offering cup sizes from AA through K and bands from 30-42 in stock allows us to find your fit — and fit is always better than just a size. Beyond the bra, LiliBea’s has curated a selection of lingerie, lounge and pajamas to satisfy any need, want or desire. Seasonally stocked bra-sized swimwear gives you a confident poolside experience you’ve never had before. And we haven’t forgotten the boys — ultra comfortable men’s underwear from SAXX provides a re-invented fit. Schedule your fit consultation today for a carefree shopping experience like no other. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are always welcome. 613 Penn Avenue | West Reading | 610.685.6685 | lilibeas.com




Jewelry Boutique & Studio MADE Jewelry Boutique & Studio is known locally for its eclectic, curated inventory of art jewelry; exceptional custom designs; and professional on-site repair. All of MADE’s inventory is ethically made in the USA and is characterized by the use of a variety of metals and a range of semiprecious and precious gemstones. Owner Chrissy Cook introduced her newly designed line of rustic diamond jewelry in 2018. It features interchangeable stacking rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets in bold combinations of sterling silver, rose gold and yellow gold in polished, unpolished and hammered finishes. The diamonds occur naturally in a range of colors and have unique imperfections, making them affordable and appealing to couples seeking an alternative to traditional bridal jewelry. MADE is also a full-service jewelry store that offers a complete range of repair and cleaning services, as well as custom jewelry creation done in-store by Chrissy, who is a Certified Goldsmith. 512 Penn Avenue | West Reading | 610.741.6676 | MADEJewelryBoutique.com



Colonial Fitness Center and Flying Hills Fitness Center If you are a group exercise class junkie, you’ll love the variety of 120+ weekly at Colonial and Flying Hills Fitness Centers. We offer a world-class program that includes Zumba, Pilates, Cycling, Senior classes, Les Mills Pump, GRIT, Combat and more! Certified pros are available for personal training and weight loss guidance. Our selection of free weights, strength training and cardio equipment offers everything you need to reach your healthy lifestyle goals! Check out The Studio Zone Sessions at Colonial Fitness that include TRX, Small Group HIIT and Vinyasa Yoga. While there, pamper yourself in the steam rooms. Sarenity Yoga can be found at Flying Hills, as can dry saunas. Get the boutique experience without the hefty price! We offer sports bars and drinks to refuel, and at the Hydration Station Juice Bar inside Colonial Fitness you will find delicious, freshly made-to-order protein shakes in almost every flavor you can imagine! 3190 Shillington Rd. | Sinking Spring | 610.777.7801 201 Love Rd. | Reading | 610.775.9651 chbsports.com


Be Balanced BeBalanced owner Linda Barilani proudly tells everyone, “This is the most rewarding job. I watch people transform their lives while losing weight and they feel fabulous.” BeBalanced is an all-natural, homeopathic approach to balancing your hormones to alleviate hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, anxiety, low libido and much more all while shedding stubborn pounds at any age! “We see many people discontinue medications due to better health from doing the program, We had a husband dropped by to say “Thank you for giving me my wife back!” A fibromyalgia client was on three pain medications and is now off all of them!” This program is amazing! Consider these Testimonials… “It’s easy! It helped with hot flashes, and gave me more energy; I stopped taking depression medication. Overall, I feel healthier and have more self-esteem,” Lorri “I have no more bloating, painful joints, and headaches, plus I have increased energy and I lost weight,” Cynthia 90 Commerce Drive | Wyomissing | 610.750.5158 | bebalancedcenter.com



Sorrelli 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 35 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. 220 W. Main St. | Kutztown | 610.894.9857 | sorrelli.com


Photo by Jason Hugg, Reading Magazine, rdgmag.com

The Salt Lounge The Salt Lounge in Wyomissing offers services promoting respiratory health and deep relaxation. But more than that, it’s an oasis for total mind and body wellness in Berks. During a salt therapy session, clients recline under a warm blanket, breathe in salt-infused air, and enjoy guided meditation or relaxation music. Ask anyone who’s tried it, and you’re sure to hear rave reviews. The Himalayan Salt Stone Massage nourishes the skin and deeper tissue, restoring and relaxing the body. Salt Reflexology combines salt therapy with acupressure for the feet, resulting in clearer breathing and stress relief. Stay tuned to the website and their Facebook page for scheduled special events like Salty Yoga, Salty Pilates, Mindfulness Classes, Sacred Sound Immersion and much more. Want to take a piece of The Salt Lounge home with you to invest in some self-care? You can! Salt lamps, bath salts and more are available for purchase! 4 Wellington Boulevard | Suite 110 | Wyomissing | 610.743.4613 | thesaltlounge.net




THE DATE Berks County Living’s 4th Annual Event

February 2019 More details to come. Stay tuned to BerksCountyLiving.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 $25 per person includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts and interactive fun. Ages 21 & older, please. The event is limited to 150. For more info email RJones@BerksCountyLiving.com. hosted by

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