Since Artur Kirsh founded The Studio CL in 2005, the best-of list in Philadelphia magazine and other media mentions have lauded his salon for its creative cuts. He and his team of extensively trained stylists clip hair with a dry-cutting method, which allows them to sculpt locks into custom ‘dos that retain their shape as they grow out. Along with these unique cuts, Artur’s stylists glide on new hues and rejuvenate shine and smoothness with keratin or Nigelle HY treatments. The beauty crew also specializes in bridal styling, which includes in-studio hair and makeup testing, pampering on the day of the ceremony, and hair treatments that stay in place even when the bride cuts the cake with the traditional wedding chainsaw. After each appointment, clients can maintain their chic new looks by stocking up on brand-name haircare products, including the salon’s exclusive ARTUR line.
Helmed by sisters Chris Powell and Linda DelRosso—a duo with more than 35 years of salon experience—Hairtique Designers Inc. revitalizes hair and skin with an array of salon and spa services. An in-depth consultation kicks off every tress transformation, with guests imparting haircut ideas and personal style goals before scissors work through mops to sculpt face-flattering 'dos. Color touchups, foils, and all-over color fix up pesky roots or add subtle dimension to manes, creating hues as flawless as mathematical proofs written inside a diamond. The salon builds on the sisters' 35 years of experience and keeps current on coloring and styling trends through its dedication to continuing education. Their tenacious talents earned them a 2012 reader's choice award in Trib Total Media for best beauty salon in Pleasant Hills.
Aestheticians soothe a panoply of skin issues with vitamins, steam, and European techniques during facials, and free pelts from unwelcome fuzz with waxing for eyebrows, underarms, bikini areas, and other spots. Spray tans give bodies that just-beached look and make glossy manicures and pedicures pop. For additional comfort, the Hairtique Designers staff greets all clients with a daily assortment of beverages and baked goods, including coffee, tea, and cheesecake.
After serving with the U.S. Navy, Jimmy's Barbershop owner Jim Moyer transitioned into life as a barber, and has shorn countless craniums during his 30 years of hair artistry. Strands are snipped by a choice of scissors or clippers, leaving newly coiffed gents confident and sleek enough to attend wind-tunnel board meetings. Bridle bristle with a hot razor shave or a beard and mustache trim, while a nose, brow, and ear pruning uncovers sensory features and the need for holographic smell-o-phones. A black awning and a red, white, and blue barber pole frame the front door of Jimmy's, and a soundtrack of jazz, oldies, and Frank Sinatra tunes welcomes entering clients. Bask in the glow of the shop's flat-screen TV, or point out familiar places or unfamiliar alien passersby in the Lehigh Valley artwork that festoons the walls.
Relax in Sassafras Street's comfortable spa atmosphere while experienced beauty-industry professionals relieve tense muscles and revitalize hair health. The treatment begins with the follicle-fraternizing crew using environmentally affable Eufora haircare products to wash, condition, and style lackluster head strands (a $55 value). Once hairs are adequately beautified, clients will be blissfully subjected to 45 minutes with a professional massage therapist (a $45 value), who will quickly knead jerky-like sinew into fall-off-the-bone body meat.
There are two main tools Master Creations Salon uses to improve appearances: high-end skin and hair products, and advanced technology. During haircuts and colors, stylists reach for bottles of American Crew, Sebastian, and Moroccanoil to smooth frizz and hold new cuts in place. Skin services find aestheticians powering up microdermabrasion and microcurrent machines, the latter of which uses mild electrical impulses to reduce the appearance of fine lines and revive Roombas that seemed to have no will to live.
Salon Bronze bestows customers with a sun-kissed glow in light-letting tanning beds and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. The salon?s staff meticulously cleans and inspects their traditional and standup UV tanning booths' lights, changing bulbs regularly to ensure that each tan achieves the rich, bronze hue of a deep-fried Golden Gate Bridge. The standup VersaSpa spray-tanning booth imbues skin with a coppery glow in minutes. After selecting up to three solutions?a pretan pH balancer, a customized bronzer, and a postsun hydrator?clients step into the booth and succumb to a soothing mist spritzed directly onto the skin.