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Pampered in Philly: Top salons around town

Pampered in Philly: Top salons around town

Take a break from the holiday bustle to rejuvenate at one of Philadelphia’s top salons. You can get red carpet ready for your holiday parties or pick up a gift at these top-rated beauty boutiques that offer everything from blowouts to thermage.

The glam squad at Giovanni & Pileggi makes pampering a priority and takes a beauty concierge approach to helping their clients look and feel their best. Founded by a former North American Hairstylist of the Year, Giovanni Mele, this salon has been a Washington Square West institution since opening its doors in 1997. From today’s trending cuts and Bayalage to keratin treatments and extensions made by the industry’s finest brands, this spot serves a diverse clientele with multi-racial services, bridal and organic coloring and hair care. To get gala-ready, visit Giovanni & Pileggi’s resident make-up master Robby Nelson. Giovanni & Pileggi also offers clients Mele’s proprietary G Mele Anti-Aging hair care system and a 10-minute color process, perfect for getting a fresh color and still having time to finish last-minute holiday errands.

For a truly luxe day of beauty visit the Laurentius Salon. The salon’s founder, Laurentius Purnama, has traveled the world to work with celebrities, socialites, photographers and models. Under his guidance, his creative team treats clients like works of art. Located on Christian Street in the Italian Market, this beauty destination is worth the trek for the manicure alone.

It’s no secret—Hush Salon Philadelphia delivers the beauty goods. Operating in Old City for nearly a decade, the salon keeps leading the way by offering the latest and the best in style trends. Darlings of top beauty mags like Elle, InStyle and Allure, the talented staff has helped the salon earn the title of “Best of Philly” in all three publications.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, where can I go to be the fairest of all? Well, we’re thinking Mirror & Mantel might be one great answer. Not only does it offer hair cutting, coloring and styling services for men, women and children, it also provides pampering apothecary treatments—using only the finest essential oils and fresh herbs—for your scalp and tresses. Fun facts: The salon earned the title of “Best Haircut in Philadelphia” from Citysearch and InStyle Magazine gave the nod of approval to owner and stylist Katie Cooke. 

If harsh winter winds and low temperatures are harming your complexion, check out the vast menu of services at About Face Skin Care. From facials to Botox injections, this is a one-stop shop for clear, fresh skin. About Face also offers the beauty service lauded by Gwenyth Paltrow—thermage. Popular with celebrities, thermage non-surgical skin tightening treatment uses radiofrequency energy that stimulates collagen production. So, why not turn back the clock before New Year’s 2019? 

According to Philadelphia Magazine, Le Lift Parisienne at Rescue Spa is the most luxurious facial in town. The Walnut Street Rescue Spa has been a media darling of late, earning accolades in both local and national media. The Le Lift Parisienne is a 90-minute treatment that combines Le Lift (a cocktail of micro-crystalline algae, silk extracts and natural amino acid applied with massage to purify skin and redefine facial contours) and Le Remodeling Face (a process that uses bio-electrotherapy to give clients wider-looking eyes, more prominent cheekbones, softer wrinkles, better defined facial contours). So, lay back, relax and enjoy this decadent treatment!