Michelle Delbonifro began her career in 1996, when she received certification as a massage therapist and opened Main Line Therapeutic Massage and Spa. She didn’t stop there. After hypnosis helped her quit smoking—which is the most satisfying job to quit—she went on to study with the American Guild of Hypnotists, becoming certified in 2005. By 2006, she added the credential of licensed aesthetician to her CV and began administering facials, chemical peels, and waxing at her salon.
Today, Michelle helms Main Line alongside staff members Sue and Jessica. The trio doles out services ranging from relaxing therapeutic and organic stress relief massages to cellulite and toning treatments. They brighten and smooth complexions with crystal- or diamond-tipped microdermabrasion tools, and administer anti-aging facials to combat fine lines and wrinkles or gentlemen’s facials make even the roughest of men look gentle. Beyond skin treatments and bodywork, Michelle continues her work as a hypnotist by helping clients shatter all sorts of habits, including smoking and insomnia.
The team renders these myriad treatments amid the sound waves of relaxing music, the scents of calming aromas drifting through the room, antiques, stained glass, and a fireplace.
The chiropractor behind 4700 Chiropractric & Rosetree Wellness Center, Dr. Pete Sottile, treats a variety of conditions, from headaches to back pain and whiplash from auto accident. But no matter what he's treating, he always tends to the central hub of the nervous system, the spine. The idea is to fix the root cause of these ailments, the same way staying up all night fixes the root cause of snoring.
Dr. Sottile doesn't do it alone; other specialists help too. A licensed nutritionist, for example, helps visitors revamp their diets, and an acupuncturist aids energy flow through the body by inserting thin, hair-like needles. The clinic's new fitness classes, meanwhile, boost flexibility and endurance with yoga, Pilates, and three types of Zumba.
Kada Design Hair Studio's all-female staff of stylists, makeup artists, and salon coordinators offers a list of services ranging from basic haircare to bridal preparation. Stylists combat bad hair days with haircuts and coloring options for men and women. Clients can pair hair services with waxes or take advantage of makeup applications that create makeovers for weddings, proms, or other special occasions.
Deva Hair Studio is chock-full of talented stylists and designer haircare products—but that’s not all. In addition to custom cuts and Redken color treatments, the studio facilitates true head-to-toe makeovers thanks to the gowns and tops available in its formalwear boutique. There, visitors can find a sparkling special-occasion dress to match the glimmer of their new face-flattering highlights; or they can peruse walls decorated with work by local artists to find a piece that will perfectly fit over the toaster-size hole in their living-room wall.
HairTini owner Danielle Ward personally snips each strand that enters her salon. Employing Redken products, the beauty duo perform signature services such as the HairTini conditioning treatment, which imbues parched locks with moisture. They also tend to the rest of the body, painting pallid skin with airbrush tans and waxing away unwanted fuzz. Dramatic black-and-white wallpaper, accented with paintings of shoes and stray mustache hairs, surrounds the two as they work.
Harmony Hair Studio & Spa and Mother Earth are so tight they have a secret handshake. Using only all-natural and cruelty-free products, the stylists perform expert scissor-work to yield voluminous layers or apply brand new color to impress friends, family, or a former sylist who isn't over you. Also, should the opportunity arise, peak into the salon's break room, which bares an intricately stenciled full-wall art piece of eco-friendly superheroes who put Captain Planet to shame in the hairstyling department.