It would be easy to mistake Johnny Cool's 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.
Renee Foxx and Matthew Yaron worked with clients at some of Philadelphia's best salons before they decided to strike out on their own. They hired a team of veteran hairstylists?some of whom have been plying their trade for more than 20 years?and opened Renee Foxx Salon, a studio designed to make even first-time clients feel like family. Calling on 100% organic and sulfate-free products from L'Anza, the stylists cut, color, style, and texturize their clients' hair according to their unique preferences.
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.
Framed drawings of flowers line the walls above cushy pedicure chairs as sunlight streams in through the floor to ceiling windows, bouncing off verdant plants perched throughout the establishment. This idyllic scene belongs to Polished Nail Bar and Hair Salon, and it takes the appearances of its customers as seriously as it takes the looks of its interior. A wealth of nail and salon services accentuate clients' beauty in the form of acrylic manicures, highlights, and special occasion updos sturdy enough to harbor goldfish bowls.
Brands Used: Redken, Matrix, Wella
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Creating the haircut and style you have always dreamed of is our number one priority for every guest
Ceiling spotlights hang overhead like a constellation, casting a honey glow on cozy leather salon chairs. At Rave Hair Salon, stylists Heather and Susan begin each service with a consultation before transforming tresses with edgy lines or classic looks. Guests can seek flattering layers to accentuate their features or bold highlights to add dimension.