A face can both hide and reveal a person's age, just as a hand can both hide and reveal a child's nose after an uncle has mysteriously removed it. Flaunt fresh, properly placed features with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a 60- to 75-minute facial at Tei Salon in the Chestnut Village Shoppes in Paoli (up to a $90 value).
Tei Salon's skincare therapist, Dalia Worth, pampers pores with a choice of three revivifying spa facial treatments. In the TEI Signature facial, Worth employs a customized regimen of Dermalogica products to cleanse and exfoliate facial facades before kneading away frown cramps and relieving scowl sprains with a relaxing massage. Alternatively, calming botanicals and serums unite with an oatmeal mask to soothe sensitive skin during the Ultra Calming Treatment facial. The Age Smart Treatment facial, meanwhile, combines antioxidants and a salicylic-acid exfoliant capable of reducing the signs of aging and photoshopping a more recent date onto driver's licenses.
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.