Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs 2009

Our readers and critics pick their favorites.




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Health & Beauty (Critics)


Bike Trail: Southern Section of Perkiomen Trail

Avid cyclists are well aware of this 5-mile hidden secret from Oaks to Collegeville. A pedaler’s paradise, the 10-foot-wide, multi-use paved/unpaved path weaves blissfully in and out of sun and shade along the Perkiomen Creek, with grass shoulders for most of the length. Praise and thanks to the Montgomery County Department of Parks for the quality upkeep. (610) 278-3736, montcopa.org/parks/perkiomentrail

Body Treatments
: Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon
You’ll want to work your way through each of the signature spa treatments on the menu at Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon. We’re fans of all the spa’s luxurious pampering, but we’re partial to the soft-pack float, which starts with a full-body exfoliation with your choice of scent (try the Chocolate Butter Crème Melt). The float itself is like relaxing in a warm cocoon. 243 W. Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, (610) 459-4663, josephanthony.com

Camp for Budding Donovan McNabbs: Andy Talley Villanova Football Camp
For the past 25 years, motivated young football players have set aside a week in summer for the camp run by head Villanova football coach Andy Talley. No matter their age or skill level, they’ll undoubtedly benefit from the invaluable pointers provided by the talented squad of high school and college coaches. Camp size is limited to 350 kids, so everyone gets plenty of one-on-one attention. Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, (800) 237-CATS, athletics.villanova.edu/footballcamp

Decadent Pedicures: Currie Hair, Skin & Nails
We foolishly thought all pedicures were decadent. Then we experienced Currie’s shea butter pedicure, with its fragrant essential oils and soufflé lotions in chocolate mint, lavender, milk and honey, and other scents. Combine this with a soothing soak, a complete exfoliation, a lower leg and foot massage, and a pristine polish, and you’ve found pedicure nirvana. Glen Eagle Shopping Center, 585 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, (610) 558-4247, curriedayspa.com

Eyebrow Wax: Lisa Granata at John Andrews Salon
It takes the eyes of an expert to know what brow shape works best for each face. At John Andrews Salon, it’s Lisa Granata, who never rushes, taking the time to shape an arch with precision. Many of her clients are opting to have their brows and lashes tinted, which makes the eyes pop. 27 West Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-6811

Facials: Zsuzsanna’s Salon
Owner Zsuzsanna Nagy and her fabulous staff at Zsuzsanna’s Salon specialize in European facials using all-natural products from faraway places like Switzerland and Hungary. Nagy’s signature facial, the Ilike Paprika, uses products from the extravagant Ilike Paulscerri line to rejuvenate skin with a thorough cleansing, exfoliation and extraction of impurities—topped off with a nourishing masque that aids in smoothing fine lines. 241 Conestoga Road, Suite A, Wayne, (610) 688-3969, zsuzsannasalon.com

Facials for Teens: Facelogic
Facelogic’s Teen Facial includes deep-pore cleansing, extractions, exfoliation and a treatment mask while focusing on the needs of young skin with a customized touch. Over-stressed clients will love the relaxing therapeutic massage that’s included. 4829 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (610) 353-1232, facelogicspa.com

Hair Stylist: Traviss Kraisoraphong at NoelSy Art & Beauty
Simply put, Traviss Kraisoraphong is a shear genius, eschewing trends in favor of finding the perfect cut for your hair texture and face shape. His blowouts, too, are nothing short of spectacular, lasting for days. 321 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd, (610) 667-8777

Hot Yoga Classes: Dana Hot Yoga
The yoga craze is hotter than ever at Dana, where the rooms are a toasty 95 degrees. The 90-minute session offers a full-body workout that covers strength, flexibility and cardio as it engages the mind. Instructors guide you through each pose, offering pointers on how to adapt the technique to your skill level. 244-246 Bala Ave., Bala Cynwyd, (267) 974-9805, danahotyoga.com

House Cleaners
: Busy Bee Cleaning Co.
If your mantra is “A clean home is a happy home” or “Life is for living, not cleaning,” Busy Bee agrees. The trusty, trained specialists don’t just dust, mop and polish their way through kitchens, bathrooms and common areas; they deep clean from carpet to chandelier. Other invaluable services include leather furniture conditioning and cleaning for special occasions and moving day. Phew! West Chester, (610) 430-6888, busybeecleaningcompany.com

Neighborhood Nail Salon: Main Line Nails
Sometimes you need a no-muss, no-fuss mani-pedi. Opened seven days a week (convenient hours and walk-ins welcome), Main Line Nails may be quick and convenient, but they don’t skimp on quality. Various locations, mainlinenails.com
 

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