Lori Pastore

Owner, AME Salon and Spa

Lori Pastore


Lori Pastore’s early love of fashion and beauty has manifested itself in more than a few ways. First, there was her King of Prussia salon, Pastore’s, which she opened in 1985. Eventually, she outgrew the space and relocated to Wayne, debuting AME Salon and Spa in 2000. “I was a product of the ’70s,” Pastore says. “I was always into aromatherapy, massage, and everything organic and natural. My dream was to have a spa with Eastern modalities.”

Over the years, Pastore has introduced a range of unconventional treatments to the area—things like Shirodhara, a form of Ayurvedic therapy where liquids are poured over the forehead. Ever ahead of the curve, she continues to offer modern alternative therapies like the infrared sauna, which she used elsewhere while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. “It’s not just fluff,” she says. “We really try to focus on results.”

Pastore has also made education a priority for her staff of 63, regularly bringing in professionals for talks and tutorials. “That’s the fuel for stylists, for estheticians, for anybody,” she says. “If you stop learning, you’re going to get bored.”

Along the way, Pastore has discovered a niche for helping others, becoming a certified life coach through her “Hello, Beauty-Full” program. “A lot of times, I would see people that would look so fantastic, but inside they didn’t feel that way,” says Pastore. “So I started helping people on the inside.”

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