With its sleek decor, complimentary beer, and flat-screen TVs filling the background noise with Phillies-game highlights, I’m Sergio nods to the men's clubs of yesteryear as the barbershop’s talented stylists give each client a modern new ’do. Hair services range from a basic shampoo and style or beard trim, helping guys look spiffy in just a few minutes, to the more indulgent The Cut package, which includes a relaxing warm-towel treatment and head massage. Old-fashioned straight-razor shaves showcase masculine cleft chins, and manly manicures soften hands hardened by too many high fives with the Hamburger Helper representative. To keep up appearances between cuts, I'm Sergio also offers free clean-ups. :m]]
On the other side of Bleu Mousse Salon’s brick exterior, clients enter into the newly renovated space where experienced stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists build personal relationships with clients as they customize treatments to suit their needs. Clients can snack on complimentary wine and snacks from neighborhood eateries as they wander through the space outfitted with a comfortable lounge boasting a flat-screen TV, which beams in big sporting events and the lesser-known Olympics. Track lighting illuminates stylists revamping manes with L’Oréal Majirel, Inoa, and Richesse hair dye, and private treatment rooms wrap around aestheticians as they pamper pores with glo therapeutics skincare products during facials and chemical peels.
A Cut Above is overseen by salon owner and master stylist Skip La Spina, who began bending manes according to his will at the age of 15. After studying in New York and London, Skip landed an assistantship with famed stylist Paul Mitchell, who called upon Skip for a variety of tasks during high-end hair shows and glamorous pageants for up-and-coming cotton candy manufacturers. Trained in the Wave-A-Metrics cutting technique, Skip snips hair according to each client's distinct growth pattern, face shape, and penchant for posing in front of oscillating house fans. Skip and his team offer a variety of hair, skin, and nail services in a clean and spacious salon environment.
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The savvy stylists at Tantra Hair Salon & Day Spa create accentuating coiffures with an arsenal of Paul Mitchel products and professional hair services. Patrons warm up by the fireplace and sip a complimentary beverage in the neutral-hued waiting area before lending head nests to a scissor-handed specialist, who snips off split ends, creates desired layers, and removes stray cockatiel feathers. A deep-conditioning treatment bolsters silky, smooth head fringe, and a final blow-dry seals in style. Additionally, patrons can brighten locks with partial highlights or thoroughly disguise manes from codependent hairbrushes with full highlights applied to each strand with a paintbrush dipped in a choice of acrylic hue.
Tamed Hair Salon has its name for a reason. Sure, the stylists—like in any salon—cut, style, and “tame” hair, but they’re also armed with something extra: their very own signature smoothing treatment. Packed with natural proteins, this curl- and frizz-taming serum effectively seals the hair’s cuticles, locking in smoothness and shine and blocking frizz for up to five months. Of course, Tamed’s hairstylists aren’t just about banishing frizz. Within an expanse of sea-foam-green walls anchored by wooden floors, they also cut and style strands using K.Style products, and enhance color with highlights, lowlights, and grey blending with help from Lakmé color solutions.
Meanwhile, in private spa rooms, aestheticians wielding Rica wax made from vegetable oils and real beeswax remove unwanted hair from the faces and bodies of both men and women. Guys can prepare for a day at the beach or a night at an underground swim meet with anything from a chest or stomach wax to a “manzillian.” Aside from waxing, the skin specialists also exfoliate and cleanse pores during customized facials and full-body salt scrubs. The entire Tamed Hair Salon–crew—both stylists and aestheticians alike—also gathers guests for birthday and bachelorette parties, during which they pamper and beautify partiers with hairstyles and full makeup applications.