What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a few hours of pampering?! Architeqt Salon, a unique gallery/hair salon located between Locust & Spruce Streets on 10th, hosted a super fun evening for friends & clients. I was actually surprised at how MUCH they had going on – you could literally walk in a hot mess & out a whole new woman! Architeqt stylists were on hand to offer blowouts, Lacquer Lounge had mini manicure stations set up, About Face Skin Care provided info on their array of beautifying services, Erika Becker had a gorgeous display of jewelry + accessories from Stella & Dot, Motives Cosmetics had a variety of makeup to play around with, and Hand & Stone Logan Square were offering chair massages to promote their new location on 20th & Hamilton Streets. Told you there was a lot going on! Check out the recap photos below, it really was a fun time!
A variety of products are used by the salon, and also available for sale.
Blowouts! Fun fact: Owner Alexey Kats MAKES those hairdryers. Obv not himself in a basement lab or anything, but they are his own design & can be purchased in the salon.
Lacquer Lounge offered mini-manicures, perfect because Philly Fashion Week is NOW & I haven’t had time to do my nails!!
A bunch of different colors were offered, including toxin-free Zoya & CND’s long-wearing VinylLux line.
I was pleasantly surprised by the level of care that was put into my manicure – way more than I expected for a express service! I’ll definitely have to stop by their 5th & Fitzwater location (PS: a 21st & Chestnut location is opening soon!)
I opted for CND’s VinylLux in “Asphalt”, and loved its’ greenish/gray tone. My manicurist added a glitter gradient with 2 different Essie polishes, but I didn’t photograph it =(
I’ve never had a chair massage before, mostly because I’ve only ever seen them at mall kiosks… So this was my first one & I LOVED IT.
Ph. credit: @PhillySoc
Erika Becker had gorgeous jewelry & accessories from Stella & Dot available for sale, check out her online store for the full line! I particularly loved the “Getaway” bag, which EXPANDS if you need it to… it would make an awesome beach bag!
More beauties – how great would this “Daphne” necklace look with a plain tee, full skirt, and wedges!
I’ve only ever seen Motives Cosmetics on instagram, so it was awesome to get the chance to actually play around with some of the products. I just found out that I won $50 worth of products at the event, so I’ll share my thoughts after I’ve received & played a bit.
Interviewing Naomi Fenlin (owner, About Face Skin Care) for PhillySocial. Ph. Credit: About Face Skin Care’s Instagram