In the early 1960s, a young man dropped out of high school and got a job cutting hair at Saks Fifth Avenue. According to TribLive, he made $4.95 for his first haircut, and as this new job transformed into a burgeoning passion, he decided to sell his car to pay for tuition at Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. Philip Pelusi, this blue-collar boy with a modest past, eventually came to own 13 of his own salons, create signature hair and skincare product lines, and garner a slew of accolades, including being named one of the top 10 stylists in the country by InStyle magazine.
At Philip Pelusi Salons, each of the stylists specialize in Pelusi’s patented Volumetric haircutting method. Following architectural principles, the method takes face shape and hair texture into consideration as scissor snips carefully build from the bottom up to create a style that follows the hair’s natural growth pattern and preexisting electrical wiring. To complement this structural approach, the staff calls on Pelusi’s own line of eco-friendly, plant-derived salon formulas that are bolstered with sunscreens, proteins, and moisturizers to keep strands healthy. The salon magnate’s skincare and cosmetics formulas follow the same nourishing recipes and take a starring role in the salons’ menu of facials and makeup services.
The stylists at Divine Hair Studio beautify guests with cuts, coloring, and other haircare services. Brazilian keratin treatments infuse locks with keratin, creating healthier, sleeker styles that are devoid of frizz and won’t remind retired cowboys of the tumbleweeds they miss seeing so much. In addition to haircare, the stylists also pamper guests with mani-pedis, facials, massages, and eyelash and brow tinting.
Trendz the salon spa owner Alana Ficco holds licensing in nail care, skincare, management, and teaching, all of which qualifies her to lead a team of beauty professionals who groom nails, knead out tension, and cleanse skin. Perhaps a particular highlight of the team's service menu is the wide range of body treatments; there are a dozen distinct masks and wraps, including a cocoa bean scrub and a Caribbean therapy treatment infused with the Aveda skincare products the spa favors.
The spa also hosts a beauty boutique stocked with jewelry, shoes, and handbags. The boutique's bath bombs allow guests to indulge at home, and its supply of soaps that look like cupcakes thwarts people who make a living selling stolen desserts to the mafia.
At Rejuvenate Medical Spa, Karen A. Roperti, MD and Paul DiMaio, PA-C harness their combined years of experience in the health field to invigorate clients' skin with the latest anti-aging procedures and spa services. Wielding high-tech lasers, the clinical staff zaps unwanted hairs, veins, sun spots, or miniature planets orbiting the head, and handpicked products from Latisse and SkinCeuticals further smoothen skinscapes. Consultations before any appointment are free of charge, instilling peace of mind in guests readying for their first facial procedure or permanent-makeup session.
Assign your face to the friendly sheath shepherds at Details Salon Spa for the corrective facial, a 60-minute customized landscaping that restores your visage to its natural vitality. Recline and unwind as an expert aesthetician analyzes each of the frontispiece's contours before carefully treating your pores. An exfoliation discharges dead skin cells like excess sandbags from a hot air balloon, enabling your face to freely float away into a blissful kingdom of clouds. A soothing hot-stone facial massage and scalp kneading will shake off lingering tensions. Afterward, the application of a fine-tuned custom mask––with refreshing ingredients that don't include Tupperware powder––seals the freshness and fitness of your face for prolonged radiance.