February 12, 2016

Local Loves: Sage & Grey


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I am super excited to share with all my Mainline Philadelphia readers a new series called "Local Loves". These posts will feature some of my favorite places from Villanova to Berwyn and beyond! Last Monday I had the pleasure of having a pedicure done at the Sage & Grey Nail Salon. I discovered them on Instagram over winter break, and couldn't wait to give them a try. This beautiful new salon is located in Radnor, only about 4 minutes from Villanova University. While the cost of a mani/pedi falls within the average market price, the experience you'll have is extraordinary. 

Although I didn't have an appointment, I was promptly greeted when I entered the salon. I was asked to choose my color from a selection of high quality nail polishes by either OPI, Essie and Zoya. Zoya is a personal favorite of mine because the brand offers a 5-free formula and does not participate in any animal testing. Further, their colors range from classic to trendy, and are incredibly resilient. It's been well over a week since my pedicure and I have not experienced a chip. Plus, the polish still has a gorgeous shine. Not many salons carry Zoya, so this was an instant "check plus" in my mind.

Time-wise, a pedicure at Sage & Grey will run about 40-45 minutes. Let me tell you, it was an absolutely glorious 45 minutes. In New York, it's easy to find inexpensive, quality nail salons, so it takes a lot to impress me. On the Mainline, however, I've struggled to find a place I really felt was worth the price of admission. Sage & Grey changed all that for me. 

Upon selecting my color, my pedicurist seated me in the most fabulous pedicure chair. They were comfortable yet chic. I was immediately offered a beverage and told to slip my little piggies into the water-filled basin. With bubbles on, I drank my water and chatted with the friendly pedicurist. The staff was super sweet, attentive and professional. As the pedicure progressed, I saw that the pedicurist was preparing hot stones for a leg massage prior to polish. All I could think was "Oh, cr*p! Did I forget to tell the front desk I wanted a regular pedicure?" I can't remember the last time I had hot stones incorporated into a pedicure without paying a premium. It was my birthday week, so I said forget it. Whatever the cost was, I'd just bite the bullet. To my surprise, when I went up to pay, I did receive a regular pedi!! Sage & Grey's basic services include the little luxuries we all love without an additional cost. I cannot say enough great things about my experience. If you're in the area, it's a must-go. I'll be heading back there myself in a few weeks. 

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any Mainline recommendations you'd like to see on the blog, please leave them in the comments below! Also, be sure to subscribe if you haven't already so you'll be notified via email with new posts. 

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P.S. This is NOT a sponsored post. I did not receive anything gratis in exchange for a positive review.

Happy Friday,