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."

Danielle

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.”

Charles

Charles


Charles has been a part of the Philadelphia hair scene for the last twenty-five years, working primarily in Rittenhouse Square! He is known for his unconventional approach to life which in-turn is reflected in his work. Charles is a master stylist, who has received awards from Allure, Philadelphia Magazine, eMagazine, Modern Salon and Lucky Magazine.

Aside from being a master stylist, Charles started his own company, Flameboyant a vibrantly gay, hand-inked candles. The G&P team is so excited to have Charles added to our talented staff.

William

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. 

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. 

Jennifer

Jennifer


Jennifer Zelnio is a assistant stylist at Giovanni & Pileggi, hair is her passion and she has a vision for creating art though her work. As an assistant stylist, her specialties included color, cuts and up-dos! She says up on styles, trends and techniques by reading up online and in magazines.

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. 

Shane

Shane


Shane Gallagher is a Assistant Stylist at Giovanni & Pileggi, he has a passion for everything from the personal relationship developed with a client to a cut, style and color. He loves when he can inspire his clientele to take their hair to the next level, whether that be a new hair style or out of the box color. Shane stays on top of trends by reading up on the latest beauty blogs, such as Vogue Beauty and Mane Addicts.

Elaine

Elaine


Ryan

Ryan


Ryan is a receptionist and assistant stylist at Giovanni & Pileggi. 

Robby Nelson

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