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]]
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.
On the other side of Bleu Mousse Salon?s brick exterior, clients enter into the newly renovated space where experienced stylists 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?Or?al, Wella, and Goldwell hair color products.
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.
Guests seeking temporary refuge at the brand-new facility of Bella Gente, located within the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, may feel as though they're lounging in the comforts of a well-appointed home. Bella Gente offers microdermabrasion, Reaction by Viora treatments, Swedish and deep-tissue massages, and reflexology.
Sunlight spills through Tei Salon's ornate, arched windows to illuminate stations where stylists work to restore each head of hair to a healthier texture and hue using nothing but their shears and keen aesthetic eyes. Well, not exactly nothing. The stylists also rely on a stock of haircare products from Bumble and bumble and L'Oréal Professional Series Expert, all of which are potent enough to nourish, smooth, and give hair the ability to swish over shoulders in cinematic slow motion. The salon, tucked within the Chestnut Village Shoppes, connects to its sister spa, where Tei Salon's Dermalogica-certified aesthetician focuses on curing skin of its every ill, from rejuvenating mature skin to purifying acned complexions to defuzzing bodies during specialized facials and a full complement of waxing services.