Lotus Hair Design's adept stylists smooth frizzy follicles and fashion progressive hairstyles with vegan and organic products. The deep-conditioning treatment begins with a ritual scalp and shoulder massage, which soothes stressed craniums and clavicles via repetitious kneading and finger-whispered Gregorian chants. Next, tress technicians envelop limp locks with organic keratin oil to infuse skull forests with sustainable style before a dryer dome caps crowns for 20 minutes. Then, an application of sulfate-free Pravana keratin shampoo and conditioner spruces hair to shine, enabling the savvy beautician to snip and style cleansed head nests into trend-setting topiaries or human bonsai flamingo sculptures. Ensuring that patrons leave surging with good vibes, the salon's fuchsia-and-lime-colored interior employs a vibrant décor of plants and lanterns to impart a cheerful, springtime feeling.
•Hair Highlights, Hair Coloring & Brows •Hair Extensions, Hair Weaves & Lashes •Crew Cuts, Haircuts & Men's Hairstyling Model's INK Hair Studio is a local salon in Philadelphia PA. Model's INK Hair Studio has pride in knowing that their business is supported by the community .
Nest is like a small city, with an equally small population. Here, children are the top citizens, bustling from one activity to the next: shopping a little at the boutique before grabbing an organic juice at the cafe and letting off some steam at the playground. And no matter what their itinerary includes, they can spread their wings within their three-level, 10,000-square-foot metropolis.
This mini utopia was dreamed up by six friends from Philadelphia's suburbs. Tired of shuttling their kids from one place to the next with their snacks, sippie cups, and collections of Faberg? eggs, they built an all-in-one center for children. Alongside staple services?such as a child-friendly salon and a birthday-party venue?they packed Nest with educational classes, each of which is led by an expert instructor in fields such as early-childhood development and the arts.
After guests have had a chance to kick back with a drink in the waiting area, Slice Hair Studio's stylists get busy mapping out a custom cranial blueprint. Once they have a plan in mind, these scissor whizzes can do everything from tidy up appearances with a simple trim to add depth and dimension with coloring and texturizing treatments. The primping doesn't have to stop with hair, though? the staffers can also put the final touches on new looks with tanning and waxing services.
In addition to taking care of guests, the stylists do their best to take care of the planet, embracing environmentally friendly business practices whenever possible. This means that they stock the shelves with natural and organic hair-care products, use energy-efficient appliances, and recycle leftover trimmings to make wigs for endangered bald eagles.
For the last 20 years, Maxamillion A.J. Wells III has doggedly perfected the techniques of male grooming. His efforts have not gone unnoticed, earning him myriad awards and even a prominent role in the PBS documentary Barbershops: PA Stylin?. At his eponymous barbershop, Maxamillion showcases his mastery of various styles and skills, including the flat top and the hot-lather razor fade. Amid the shop?s eclectic artwork and ornate barber chairs, he also softens skin with facials and buffs shoes to a dazzling shine. When he isn?t practicing his art, Maxamillion teaches it to others via salon consultations or educational sessions on everything from basic haircutting to advanced skills such as controlling clippers with your mind.
At the intersection of modern, young aesthetics — think skinny jeans and plaid shirts — and an old-school shave-and-haircut shop, you’ll find The Duke Barber Co. This hip but homey space specializes in particular brand of grooming, politely described as “straight-razor shaving, precision cutting and awesomeness.” With a coat of arms for a logo, The Duke is housed in an L-shaped space containing a row of barber chairs and a comfy, dark-leather waiting area that looks out upon the expanse of Northern Liberties’ Piazza. Wares for sale include classic chess sets, shaving supplies and stainless-steel flasks. You might want to wait until the end of the week to make your appointment, when Whiskey Fridays beckon all those looking for a weekend kickstart to combine with a fresh new look.