At Starshine Salon, owner Su-Shan Lai's rolodex of talents extends beyond her 17 years in the beauty industry. This work helps her during 30-minute image consultations, wherein she listens to her clients' varied discussion topics and then helps them with everything from reconstructing their resumes to restyling their wardrobes. In addition to giving out advice, Su-Shan and her staff are adept at revamping looks with haircuts, Goldwell color services, and Brazilian Blowouts.
Metric Salon is an elegant studio with sunlit hardwood floors and pristine white walls. Skilled stylists circle the sleek black styling chairs, transforming hairstyles with cuts, coloring services, and shine treatments as their customers sip on complimentary beer and wine. The stylists strive to snip styles that best suit each client's unique hair texture and face shape, favoring advanced products from brands such as Redken and Pureology.
It would be easy to mistake Glenside Cuts Barbershop for a sports memorabilia shop. T-shirts celebrating Phillies championships, 76ers and Flyers jerseys, and all manner of pictures, pennants, and other sporting tchotchkes fill the storefront's window and serve as suitable introduction for those passersby who stop in for men's, women's, or kid's haircuts. Inside, they'll find themselves further immersed in the air of athleticism where televisions are tuned to live or classic games and sports magazines are mixed in with photo-spreads of the trendiest hairstyles and playoff beards. When it's their turn, clients settle into one of the two plush black barber chairs and enjoy an attentive and professional ear-lowering.
Whether hair is frizzy, lackluster, or in need of added length, the stylists at Styles of Elegance Salon have a plan of attack. From among their arsenal of services, they boost the hair’s health with simple trims and deep-conditioning treatments, and transform looks with chemical relaxers, all-over color, and braids. They also give hair the length it has always longed for with extensions made of 100% virgin hair.
At Legendary's Weaving Salon, candy-pink walls and hardwood floors surround hair-weaving masters and their clients, creating a lavish backdrop for stunning above-shoulder makeovers. Stylists decorate scalps with weaves made from virgin human hair in a variety of styles from all over the world, masterfully applied through full sew-ins or glueless blend-in treatments. They nourish strands with keratin smoothing treatments and quinoa-protein damage remedies, or add bold dashes of color with Elumen color conditioning or color-glossing lock-ins. As they await their organic facials or luxurious salon treatments, guests relax on a cozy couch with a complimentary glass of wine, using the studio's free WiFi to catch up on work emails or unseat the previous Foursquare mayor in a devastating smear campaign.
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.