The perks of Sage Salon begin before clients even step through the door—with free street parking. From there, stylists pull from a cache of high-quality products, including Redken, Pureology, and Matrix, to transform strands with flattering cuts and color. Their menu is sprinkled with a host of weekly specials as well as discounts for students, senior citizens, and invisible friends.
Jean Madeline Aveda Institute beautifies hair and bodies with a wide array of pampering services while preparing tomorrow's stylists to forge the fashion frontier. Wielding an arsenal of contemporary knowledge and organic Aveda products, these well-educated cosmetologists-in-training can sculpt over-tussled manes into timeless coiffeurs ($16) or snip a couple inches off to avoid sweeping stray candy wrappers across the floor with every step ($12). An aromatherapy wrap can relax away inner city stressors by massaging in a choice of scented oils ($35). Those whose facial planes have dulled with the sandpapering of time will enjoy the customized facial, where a torso massage is combined with a mix of products to treat specific skin types until countenances are as radiant as a cherub in a spotlight ($33). Jean Madeline Aveda Institute also offers waxing services to lay bare lips ($8), brows ($11), underarms ($20), dorsal fins, and more.
Your hair appreciates a trip to the salon as much as you appreciate a rousing game of Candy Land. Whip your locks into shape like Lord Licorice on a haughty rampage with today’s Groupon, which gets you $50 worth of any men's or women's service for $25 at Salon on 4th in Queen Village.
Tundella & Co.'s owners, Margarita Gazaryan (Russian-born of Armenian descent) and Gustavo Tundela (from Brazil), seemed destined to end up in the beauty industry. Raised by grandparents who were both hairdressers, Margarita fell in love with the industry early on, whereas Gustavo honed his skills and ability to dry hair by spinning a chair really fast as a fashion model. Today, the duo and team continues to hone avant-garde styling techniques, and Gustavo works as an educator and platform artist for Hotheads Hair Extensions and OLEZ Advanced Organic Keratin. This experience ensures customers can rest easy while getting pampered with a variety of hair services and hair-removal and skin-pampering treatments.
Jutting over the intersection of two narrow but charming neighborhood streets hangs an appropriately old-fashioned sign: VARIETY STORE, it says, above an advertisement for Coca-Cola. Look in through the building's windows, however, and what variety you may see will be on the heads of the customers inside. This is the home of Philadelphia Hair Studio, where longtime stylist Michael Esposito devises cuts for hair owners of all ages, along with revamping color and texture. The salon space is equal parts quaint and edgy, with bare brick walls crowned by antique pressed-tin ceilings.
The team of stylists at Chroma Hair Gallery utilizes years of beauty-industry experience while performing each haircut, makeover, or other styling service. From customized extensions to expert coloring or Brazilian blowouts, they create stylish new looks for men and women, including bridal hair and makeup. On most days, the owner’s special Chihuahua, Chi Chi, is there to liven up the salon by jumping on laps and telling tales of his best haircuts.