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.
Technicians at Clearly Beautiful Nails use the 1064 Yag Laser to painlessly rid feet of infections, warts, and nail fungus. In addition to treating toes, the office rents and sells laser units and also creates foot-centered marketing materials for display in waiting rooms.
Licensed acupuncturist Lance David Isakov practices kundalini yoga, reiki, qi gong, zero balancing, plant-spirit medicine, and other healing techniques like a basketball player practices a jump shot or a pianist practices the piano—with equal parts dedication and joy. He and his staff of fellow licensed acupuncturists and wellness practitioners bundle those same services at Wayne Family Wellness. There, he guides students and patients through overcoming an array of disorders and conditions, including stress, allergies, and fatigue using both classic five element and traditional Chinese medicine styles of acupuncture. Isakov’s wife and certified massage therapist Amy Isakov also lends a therapeutic hand during Swedish, Thai, reflexology, and deep-tissue massages.
Under the direction of a cadre of board-certified dermatologists, the body-coddlers of Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa lavish clients with skincare, face treatments, and beauty treatments. Facials eschew one-size-fits-all philosophies and can be customized to include anti-aging modalities, acne-fighting formulas, or the precise care required by detachable robot heads. A back facial stimulates circulation as it sloughs away dead skin, milia, and blackheads to improve health and appearance. The one-hour Swedish massage can relieve stress and tension with long, broad strokes. Voted the No. 1 provider of dermatology and skincare services by Best of The Main Line 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 in The Main Line Media News, Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa provides medically backed beauty solutions in a soothing environment, where patients can forget the cares of modern urban life, such as losing car keys in the mouth of a whale.
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.
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.