BY MICHELLE MASS Though great summer hairstyling options are abundant at Rittenhouse’s upscale Salon Vanity, we suggest The American Wave for beach-beautiful curls. With 15 years of experience and an array of awards to her name, stylist Jennie Tamulis is the salon’s only hair expert trained to perform this service: a retexturizing treatment that gives clients beachy strands without the hassle of daily styling. The $300 service creates a look lasting approximately three months without the damaging effects of a perm. “It’s the perfect way to add body and support to your style while giving your hair beautiful movement and a sexy tousled texture,” says Tamulis, adding that it really aligns with the low-key feel of the season, too. After a complimentary consultation at the salon, where Tamulis inquires about the desired intensity of the semi-permanent waves, clients are often given a fresh haircut to ensure the overall groomed and glamorous look of the treatment. During a two-hour follow-up appointment, clients will be prepped for the curling process ahead. Following a wash, the hair is carefully wrapped around soft tool rods before the ionic waving lotion and deodorizer is applied for up to 20 minutes. After a few more rinses, neutralizer process, and condition, clients are ready to have their hair defused and go show off their gorgeous waves—all summer long. 1701 Walnut St., 215-925-2211 Read online at