Coax timid digits out of mitten lairs with the promise of a beverage during a relaxing mani-pedi, while a salt scrub and mask covers feet with a moisturizing façade. This option also includes 30% off extension services, perfect for those who would otherwise have to wait months to make it safely out their windows and onto solid ground. Salon Bella Mia’s expert hair sculptors cater to men and women, shaping classic and trendy head helmets and transforming 2-D tresses with highlights. With this deal, all Groupon holders get $10 off a return visit plus $10 for referring a friend.
Dante Salon is a dream that is coming true for owner Cory Nelson. Cory has been a part of the industry since he was in high school. During that time he combined the attributes that he enjoyed from the salons he worked for and came up with Dante Salon located at 5823 Ellsworth Ave in Shadyside. The Salon itself is made of a
Sybil Schafer, the eponymous stylist and owner of Sybil Salon & Spa, leads a team of stylists with her years of experience as a hair-color specialist. She and her team deftly trim down overreaching strands of wild manes, shampooing, styling, conditioning, and adding color with partial or full highlights. Spa services—including manicures, pedicures, hair-removal treatments, and facials—are also available.
Capristo Salon & Wellness Spa is more than just a beauty haven—it's a family legacy. The late founder, Bruce Capristo, started styling hair at the age of 19. He owned and operated many successful salons in the Pittsburgh area beginning in the 1960s, including his flagship site—Capristo International—where he worked alongside his wife, Cheech. Bruce established a strong reputation while working in fashion, film, and television; he even styled hair on the set of the 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead.
The location that Bruce opened on Ellsworth Avenue has now been going strong for more than 25 years. When Bruce passed away in 2006, his son Roman—a master stylist who trained with the likes of Vidal Sassoon and Bumble and bumble—took over the business, continuing his father's dream. And although she no longer works as an aesthetician and stylist, you might still see Cheech helping out behind the scenes.
The laid-back atmosphere at the salon and spa keeps both clients and staffers happy; in fact, some of the stylists have been with the company since the very beginning. The crew hands out complimentary martinis on Wednesday evenings, pampering guests with custom facials and body wraps. In a private spa-party room filled with padded chairs and sheer drapery, the beauty experts ply brides-to-be or birthday girls with complimentary champagne and hors d'oeuvres.
Under the supervision of Dr. Zoscak, Laser Body Shaping's technicians reduce inches on problem areas with the FDA-approved Zerona body-shaping laser. In a private treatment room, the laser technicians use the noninvasive laser to touch up the physiques of clients who are already in shape, shrinking problem areas such as love handles or full pants pockets an average of 3.64 inches. They also use it to jump-start weight-loss programs and often recommend supplements to assist the laser device’s efforts.
Judy Vanderbeck uses her holistic education to mollify achy back muscles with a variety of torso-cosseting services. Clients enjoy 60 or 90 minutes void of the stress and angry birds of the outside world as trained fingers treat bone cages to the long, soothing strokes of a Swedish massage or a deeper, more rigorous therapy to address injuries obtained from sports or welding airplane propellers. During reflexology sessions, the tranquility infuser adds pressure to specific points on the feet, stimulating nerve endings, and ortho-blonomy techniques aid in slowly repositioning joints and muscles to alleviate chronic tension and pain. Each therapeutic session is tailored to individual problem areas and chronic issues, leaving clients as relaxed as a play-doh sculpture in a sauna.