Manicure in Ardmore


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In the words of the late Dr. Daniel Messinger, whose daughter and granddaughter now helm Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs, “We’ve been doing this for 100 years—we must be doing something right.” Overseen by the fourth and fifth generation of family that founded the company in 1888, the sense of history carries over into its opticians’ daily practice—they’ve been seeing many of their clients for decades, and bestow fast emergency services upon them whenever a client damages a lens or tries to stretch their frames to fit a family portrait inside. The personalized attention heaped upon each customer shines through in the services provided, which include technicians that grind and surface all lenses on-site in the flagship location’s lab, often fitting them into frames for next-day pick-up.
44 Rittenhouse Pl.
Ardmore,
PA
US
A Best of Philly 2009 poster from Philadelphia Magazine hangs proudly in the window of Salon Charisse, recognizing Patricia Oelbaum's waxing prowess. As Patricia strips away hair from bikini lines, limbs, and faces in the backroom, a talented hairstyling crew bustles in the airy styling arena. Amid french-vanilla walls and floral paintings, the stylists reshape 'dos and add luminous dimension with highlights. Frizzy locks cascade like waterfalls of butter with help from Express Keratin treatments or the more powerful Japanese hair-straightening technique. The salon's stylists and aestheticians also host birthday parties, where they primp partygoers with manicures and makeup.
564 W Lancaster Ave
Haverford,
PA
US
The goals of Chez Raina Salon's experienced staff are to build strong relationships with clients and provide them with exceptional beauty services. Inside the highly sanitized salon space, nail technicians doll up digits with mani-pedis and paraffin treatments. Stylists consult with their clients before cutting and highlighting manes to create whole new hairdos. The staff's aestheticians use waxing services and facials to soften the skin until it's smoother than Boyz II Men lounging in a pool of baby oil.
200 Monument Rd
Bala Cynwyd,
PA
US
The skilled technicians at Pour L’Image beautify clients with nailcare, waxing, and brow and lash tinting. They specialize in waterless spa pedicures, in which guests relax on comfortable pedicure cots with feet enveloped in warm booties, a nice change from the typical whirlpool soaks or shark-tank dips. Additionally, they use vegetable-based dyes to darken brows and lashes for up to six weeks.
708 E Haverford Rd.
Bryn Mawr,
PA
US
Under the guidance of Vidal Sassoon–trained owner Michele Greim, stylists at Salon A apply their fashion savvy to clients’ heads. In a warm, Tuscan-inspired space decorated with yellow walls, distressed mirrors, and marble tiles, experts carefully prune manes into styles ranging from sleek bobs to edgy pixie cuts. As eco-friendly Enjoy and hard-to-find It's A 10 products create stylish looks, stylists dispense easy-to-follow tips, recommend haircare items, and explain why peanut butter makes a subpar replacement for styling gel. Color treatments completely transform hairstyles, whether with the summery streaks of partial highlights or the bold all-over hues of a single-process color.
912 W Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr,
PA
US
The intricately painted manicures created at Butterfly Nail Salon are about as unique as the colorings on a butterfly's wings. At one table, a technician might be painting acrylics with a modernity-inspired coat of white polish, while the next table might find a client gasping with delight over the cupcake-themed manicure on her natural nails. Pink-and-whites are popular here, as are no-chip gel polishes that, like robot butlers, are available in both traditional and neon hues.
897 Penn Street
Bryn Mawr,
PA
US
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