Established in 1997, Giovanni & Pileggi took the Philadelphia beauty scene by storm quickly earning a reputation as the city’s top salon and receiving countless accolades. Owned by former North American Hairstylist of the Year, Giovanni Mele, Giovanni & Pileggi’s talented staff delivers superior cuts, color, styling, specialty treatments, makeup application, eyebrow shaping, and bridal packages. In addition, Giovanni & Pileggi offers premier hair products and tools to help maintain beautiful hair, including Mele’s proprietary G Mele Anti-Aging hair care system. For convenience, Giovanni & Pileggi is open seven days a week with extended evening hours Tuesdays through Fridays.

Giovanni Mele
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Giovanni Mele


Giovanni Mele, Artistic Director and Owner of Giovanni and Pileggi, descends from a family of hair professionals dating back for more than a century. He has trained in the United States as well as in Europe, focusing not only on cutting but also color technique. He remains a vanguard of the hair industry through his work with runway, platform, and print.

Giovanni has been featured in national publications such as InStyle, Allure, Seventeen, and Vogue, and on beauty websites such as Harpersbazaar.com, AOL Shopping and Glam.com. Perhaps Giovanni's greatest achievement to date is receiving the prestigious North American Hair Stylist of the Year Award in 1996. Giovanni continues to be recognized for his artistry and has been named the "High Priest of Hair," "Trend Visionary" and "Best of Style."

Joey
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Joey


"It seems to me that being a part of the hair industry is the best way for me to express my creativity."

Joey joined the Giovanni & Pileggi staff right after graduating from cosmetology school in 2009. For several years, he has demonstrated his ability to work hard and deliver results. Joey is certified in hair cutting by Wella International, but credits Giovanni's Spring and Fall training classes to helping him sharpen his professional and communication skills. "By understanding the client's needs, wants, and wishes, you get to see your vision come to life."

April

April


April Talotta is a hairstyle at Giovanni & Pileggi with over 20 years’ experience. She loves being a stylist because she loves allowing her vision to come to life and giving her client a look that will enhance their natural beauty. Also, April loves to keep her clients current with style and trends.

She is passionate about this business because she loves to create and sculpt hair into beautiful updos and formal styles. Perfecting hair color such as balayage or highlights bring out a creative side to April because different techniques and color enhance a women's hairstyle. She loves to keep her, and her client inspired to create more beautiful looks together!

She is certified and trained in the following: 

- Keratin Complex
- Bella Tape-In Extensions
- Wella Color
- Lisa Love Balayage Class
Josh Demarco Mizatoni Cutting Class

 

Danielle
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Danielle


Book your appointment with Danielle for Babe eyelash extensions and lip, face and eyebrow waxing!

Missy
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Missy


Like many of our stylists, Missy joined our salon training program after graduation from cosmetology school 15 years ago. She began as an assistant at Pileggi On the Square and when Giovanni opened Giovanni & Pileggi in 1996, she became a stylist there and the rest is history.

 In addition to advanced training in the United States and Europe, Missy credits the salon’s training program, and most of all, Giovanni, as having the greatest influence on her work. “I wanted to be a stylist since I was a little girl – I always wanted to make people look fabulous.”

Missy received the “Best of Philly” award for “Best Blow Dry” and has appeared on the local NBC, FOX, and CW networks in various beauty and fashion segments featuring hair color, hair extensions, and hair care advice.

“Every person has a distinct look that’s unique to them; I love being able to use my creativity in a way that makes people happy with their appearance.”

Jon Christopher
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Jon Christopher


Jon Christopher, a stylist at Giovanni & Pileggi who started his career in 1991 working for some of Philadelphia’s top salons. Ongoing education is a big part of his career, he attended both Vidal Sassoon & Wella Academies in London. He also observed hair techniques in high-end salons while in Paris, Berlin & Bucharest. Whenever he travels on vacation, he makes a point to get a haircut or ask to watch the stylist’s in different countries work to learn from their techniques. He is very inquisitive in nature and has a desire to learn and share, which has helped propel his career.

Sojourner
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Sojourner


Sojourner Parks has over 17 years of experience in the cosmetology field. She is an educator, CAT (creative artistic team) member for Farouk Systems (CHI), and a Mizani certified stylist with an Associates degree in Science. Being a hairstylist allows Sojourner to be creative and meet new people, along with helping others by being a listening ear to someone who may need it. Sojourner stays current with new trends by going to trade shows, and continuing education. Her specialty is textured hair, she can concur any length of textured hair and she excels at commercial (extensions) styling to make it look real. 

During Sojourner's spare time she loves to watch reality shows, and research the latest fashion and beauty trends. She has worked for Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Universe Pageants. Her work has been published in Modern Salon magazine, Black Hair, and Chi magazine and her work is on the  Deep Brilliance Relaxer packaging  sold in various professional beauty supply stores.  

Angela

Angela


Angela Cordovano is a Hair Stylist and Colorist at Giovanni & Pileggi with 18 years of experience. She loves the hair industry because it gives her an opportunity to be creative. Angela loves making her clients 'light up' when they feel & look beautiful after a service with her. 

Her passions are hair color, creating seamless blondes and effortless brunettes and sculpting as it relates to up-dos and formal styles. Angela is certified in Extensionology tape-in extensions and she is a Goldwell, Wella and Redken colorist. She continues to grow in the industry by keeping up with the latest trends and education in California, New York and Philadelphia. Angela follows fashion trends, street styles and blogs to continue to stay current.

Angela continues to be part of the NFL productions team as lead hair stylist for main hosts, Colleen Wolfe, Melissa Stark & Erin Andrews.In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, yoga, Pilates, concerts, festivals and more. 

William
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William


William Alberto is an accomplished Master Stylist/Colorist in Philadelphia with 30 years of professional experience. He is sought after for his ability to make people feel comfortable whether they are returning clients for hair coloring and haircut or first-time clients seeking a new style perspective. William is excellent with color correction and color trends. His special event and bridal up-dos are perfect for any occasion.

William’s philosophy is to always keep learning to improve upon his craft. His education experience includes: Vidal Sassoon Toronto, Goldwell Academy, So Cap/Hot Heads extensions and Deva Curl. William is a certified Bumble & Bumble network educator and he educates his clients and his contemporaries of his passion. He has served as a personal Stylist to multiple celebrities during their theatrical performances in Philadelphia and he draws his inspiration from all the possibilities in life. 

Jesenia

Jesenia


Rosanna

Rosanna


Maria

Maria


Maria is a assistant stylist at Giovanni & Pileggi with 6 years of experience. She loves being a stylist because she loves everything about beauty and making her clients feel better about themselves. Maria is a certified cosmetologist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

Vanessa

Vanessa


Vanessa Hill is a receptionist and stylist assistant at Giovanni & Pileggi! She is passionate about hair and as an artist, hair is her canvas and coloring hair is her passion. Vanessa keeps up on the latest trends by reading magazines and staying up to date on social media. 

Danielle L

Danielle L


With over 25 years in the industry, Danielle has joined the G&P team as an Assistant to the Stylists. Having grown up around the hair industry, Danielle’s specialties include shampooing and applying color. She loves seeing clients leave happy, comfortable, relaxed, and feeling beautiful. When not in the salon, Danielle spends her time shopping, hanging with her kids, watching the Phillies, and spending time at the beach. 

Rina

Rina


Demitria

Demitria


Demitria is a receptionist at Giovanni & Pileggi

Robby Nelson

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