Plume Salon’s adorable pink tile exterior faces Girard Avenue in the Fishtown neighborhood. The interior emanates a fun, trendy, hip vibe, with patterned fabric waiting-area chairs, mismatched work stations and vintage décor, like a tiled arch over a doorway. Plume charges reasonable prices for their services, which include men’s and women’s haircuts, single- and double-process color treatments, deep conditioning and facial waxing, and while the salon does not take credit cards or have an ATM, customers will be offered a drink while they wait. They also offers kids’ haircuts for a more than fair price. The salon stocks hair-care products from Onesta, American Crew and Wella, among others.
Helmed by Glamour magazine hair show judge and globetrotting master stylist, teams up with clients to create head-turning new hairdos with cuts, conditioning treatments, highlights, and all-over coloring. Guests choose from an impressive litany of cosmetic services, including flatiron curling, root touchups, and extensions. Moroccan hair masks soothe malnourished strands, and fancy updos prep clients for dazzling wedding parties or adhering to lab-safety procedures. Patrons can enlist the help of a master stylist or master stylist-in-training to remove unwanted hair from their eyebrows and upper lips or add touches of vibrant color to their scalps.
The "science" of beautiful hair is the underlying inspiration of DnA Salon, located at 1030 North American Street in Philadelphia. The sleek-boutique salon opened its doors on February 7, 2006 as the premiere salon in Liberties Walk, an open air shopping/dining destination in the city's most talked about new neighborhood.
Two salon chair sit in front of mirrors, surrounded by bright light, dark hardwood floors, and an even rarer sensation at a salon—privacy. Instead of a dizzying cacophony of hair dryers and scissor snips, ARS LAB surrounds each client with peace and quiet, ensuring individual attention from a stylist—including owner André Richard Baldini—who takes the time to get to know them, their needs, and their desired aesthetic. After a full consultation, the stylist hydrates hair with Phyto conditioning treatment before cutting, coloring, or styling it to match the latest hair trends or most popular neighborhood topiaries. The salon also features a dedicated MAC makeup station, where Baldini—a MAC makeup specialist—creates new custom applications and teaches clients how to get the same look at home.
There's a bar at Andre Richard Salon, but guests aren't lining up to order cocktails. Instead, it's a blowout bar, where the stylists infuse flagging manes with volume. Basic and Master stylists alike beautify clients' tresses with everything from on-trend cuts and colors to Brazilian blowouts using products from popular brands such as Morroccanoil and Redken. To ready brides for their big day, the salon offers a comprehensive suite of services that include everything from updos and coloring books to keep the bridal party busy, to a trial hair and makeup run.
Amazing Skin Clinical Care’s licensed medical aestheticians beautify exteriors with laser hair removal and acne treatments, medical-grade skincare, and other professional services. Skincare services include chemical peels and microdermabrasions, which help to reveal glowing skin and infuse cells with restorative nutrients. In addition to being state licensed, Amazing Skin Clinical Care’s aestheticians hold certifications in areas such as advanced medical aesthetics and laser-equipment training, which allows them to address cosmetic concerns such as aging skin or a giant meteor rocketing toward your face.