Janine is a genius! she will give you an entire makeover. My mother, my sister and i have all gone to Janine and left with the best haircuts (and COLOR) of our lives. Janine is so friendly and makes you feel right at home. She listens to your requests and takes time to address your needs. i wont go anywhere else in the city for a haircut. She is AMAZING! you WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED with cut and color from Janine. HIGHLY RECOMMEND SALON VANITY!!!!! you leave feeling fabulous and everyone at the salon is so accomodating. a terrific staff and wonderful atmosphere.
Don't get your hair cut here if your time or money's value means anything to you. On my first visit, my stylist was 15 minutes late and triple booked with clients, and she cut my hair literally as fast as she could between appointments. The haircut suffered because of this, and I didn't feel like my time meant anything and it definitely wasn't worth $75+ for feeling rushed and basically pushed out the door in less than five minutes of her time. Went back for a new haircut a couple weeks ago, and told the receptionist ahead of time that I had long hair that needed extra time. I brought a specific picture of what I wanted, and my stylist, Susan, was double booked and extremely rushed. She decided she was so busy that she was going to cut my hair dry - something I never would have agreed to if I was told in advance. I had brought in a picture of exactly what I wanted, and she refused to do any of it because it wasn't her personal preference. It felt like only her opinion mattered. Any time I asked her to cut my hair more or add layers, it was like pulling teeth. She ended up barely doing anything... Now, my hair looks completely unchanged in the front, completely flat and shapeless. No one could tell I had a haircut, besides the fact that the back is cut ruler straight across the bottom; one thing I specifically told my stylist that I hated and didn't want. My new haircut is the complete opposite of what I wanted in every single way. Literally. Not one thing that I asked for was honored, and I felt disrespected and not listened to at all when I was paying for my opinion to matter. Called and asked if it could be fixed by someone, but nope! Because I was busy with work, school, and going out of town the last two weekends, I was told I could only pay full price for an entirely new haircut to fix the lack of skill from my previous appointment. Not even an apology. I will never go to this salon again!
I came into Salon Vanity as a new customer for cut and color. Prior to scheduling my services, Nina told me that I would receive validated parking at the 16th and Sansom parking garage for $8. I confirmed that with her several times. On the date of my service with Roxy, I parked my car immediately before my appointment. When I was finished, I was provided with the parking ticket from the salon receptionist and was told I had to give that ticket in order to receive validation. I went back to the parking garage, got my car, inserted the tickets into the machine and got a message from the machine stating that it wasn't valid. I tried working with the parking attendant and explained to him that I was supposed to get validated parking, and he said I had to contact the salon. I called the salon right away, but they were closed. I called the following day, emailed, called, emailed, (I kind of had to chase them for a response) and so on, and I was told that it was not their problem and that they could not accomodate me. They actually ignored my emails too. They told me I had to call the parking garage on Sansom to clear this up; yeah, like that worked. I told Salon Vanity that I had the receipt from the parking garage to prove everything I was saying. Even so, they did nothing at all to refund me the difference in parking, which was a sad $5!!! In addition, they suggested that I took too long after parking my car to come into the salon, and that I parked at the wrong garage!! Again, I told them I had my receipt, but even with proof, they had no interest in refunding me money that they promised me. I called and asked to speak with the manager and owner, and Nina said that they don't answer phone calls. What kind of place has management that doesn't address customer concerns?! As a first time customer, I'm actually quite shocked at the lack of professionalism of a salon so highly rated. I tried everything to get back the money from Salon Vanity and the parking garage, and everyone has ignored me. I told them that if they would not work with me, that I would post a review on Yelp informing everyone of the situation. The front desk told me that they did not want to help me, and that I could go ahead and post a review! Unbelievable!
I came to Salon Vanity through a referral for hair and make up with a bridal party. Jen Luszczak is definitely recommended! My girlfriends and I have come back to Salon Vanity specifically for her. I called recently to book an appointment and found that she left. Incase anyone is looking she is at Architeqt Salon. I've been having hair and make up done for a long time now and her work is flawless!
Heather at Salon Vanity. I have been going to Heather at Salon Vanity for a year after following her from another local salon. She is by far the best hairstylist I have ever gone to. She always listens to what I'm looking for and never steers me in the wrong direction. She is incredibly professional in her advice for what will look best and for what will keep my hair healthy. People have been telling me that my hair has never looked better (and I've been coloring it for over 20 years!). She is always upbeat and a pleasure to talk to. I always leave the salon feeling refreshed and in a good mood. Book an appointment with Heather right away!
Danielle Salon Vanity. I have been a client of Danielle's for many years. I know when I sit in her chair I can just relax because I know I am in talented hands. My cut and color is always fantastic. I have very thick wavy hair, and she knows just how to handle it. SHE IS JUST THE BEST!
Best salon in Philly!!. I cannot say enough great things about this salon. I have been going to Vanity Salon for about a year. My hair is a natural black color. I decided to go blonde and was unsure where to get my color changed without destroying my hair. I did some research and decided to go to Edmondo Blando who professionally explained the steps it would take to get my hair blonde and what shade of blonde would work best for my skin tone because of my latina heritage. What impressed me the most was that he was not going to bleach my hair like the other salons that i have gone to do. He gradually lightened my hair and i am very satisfied with the overall look. I will continue to go to him to get my hair colored and styled. I would definately recommend Edmondo Blando and Salon Vanity.
Great Stylist at a Great Salon!. I've been seeing Danielle George for over 4 years and I couldn't be happier! I followed Danielle from a previous salon to Salon Vanity, and although the move was only two blocks away, I would have followed Danielle to another state! I've been very impressed with Salon Vanity as well. The staff is friendly, the space is light and open, and the atmosphere is relaxed and professional. I would highly recommend Danielle and Salon Vanity to anyone!
awesome salon!. After several years of searching for the perfect salon, I found it! Salon Vanity is trendy and I love the vibe when I walk through the door. The salon has an open layout with lots of windows which is wonderful; you get to see what your color is actually going to look like when you leave. Their staff is extremely professional and friendly. The girls at the front desk checked me in and out quickly and efficiently. My stylist looked at the shape of my face and gave me suggestions as to what she thought would look best on me. She gave me a caramel base with lighter highlights and left the long length that I had but added lots of textured layers. I have never received so many compliments on my hair and I love it!!! I would highly recommend this salon to anyone looking for an amazing stylist and a fun, upbeat atmosphere to get your hair done.
Best Salon in Philly!. A little over three years ago I was looking for a new stylist and salon. Janine and Salon Vanity were recommended by a friend. From the moment I walked into the salon and met Janine, I could not have asked for a better experience. My hair was not in great shape when I arrived and Janine worked her magic and in no time at all she had it looking better than it
Talent replaceable; Not the customer. A friend of mine recently told me that they followed their stylist here from another salon. They shared how snobby and unprofessional Salon Vanity was to them and my friend explained they decided not to continue their relationship with their stylist due to the unwelcoming nature of the salon. The receptionist was very rude to him, he stated. He was turned off by many additional aspects, such as inconvenient parking, location, cold and snobby staff who gave him dirty looks. He's willing to pay high prices, he states. (This friend of mine has a lot of money to spend). I shared with him my personal experience of this salon which is too horrible to even explain or publish online. It is absolutely the most unprofessional place I have ever gone to. I had an average experience with my hair but it was not worth the unprofessionalism and harshness that I experienced from the staff there. They act as if the customer is replaceable. Unfortunately, they need to understand it is the other way around. The TALENT is replaceable, not the customer. I go somewhere else now where the talent is incredible and world class. I would not reccomend this salon to anyone. The tone comes from the top, and while there may have been some turnover in this salon, my poor experience was basically attributable to the ownership team. Therefore I believe this salon is still nowhere near being the 'best'. It is quite subpar actually. Getting your hair done should be a warm, relaxing, friendly experience where the staff does everything in your power to make you comfortable and look as beautiful as possible. An elitist attitude where staff is unproffessional, gives average cuts and color, and is unwelcoming and snobbish is not the ideal salon.
2 words..... Beth Cooper. I am a 51 year old woman who has struggled with my coarse, thick, and heavy hair my ENTIRE life. I have consulted with stylists from LA to NYC. Many of them high profile, "stylists to the stars"- I have spent more money than I'd like to admit- and walked away not liking my hair any more or even more importantly, "understanding" my hair, any better. Hair is one of the first things you notice about someone, and mine is generally pulled back in a "clip" because I just didn't know what to do with it. Enter Beth Cooper. In my continued quest to find SOMEONE, ANYONE who could help, I consulted Citysearch and read rave reviews about Salon Vanity and Beth. I decided to give the Salon and Beth a try. On my very first appointment I was coming in from NJ and got into a traffic situation. I was running 45 minutes late. I figured such a high profile "city" salon would tell me to reschedule. They could not have been nicer! Fortunately Beth was a bit flexible that day, and could still work me in..."no worries". When I got there, I was so attracted to the space. It is airy, lofty, bright and non pretentious. Everyone that works there is so nice and down to earth. I met Beth, and she was bubbly, energetic, vibrant and knows her hair. She immediately started talking to me about what would look good. Colors, processes and styles. She took the time to really look at me and my hair. I could just tell she loved what she did, and that part of her job as a stylist meant to her, imparting her “tips and tricks” to her client. I left that day with not only the best single process color, with highlights and haircut that I EVER have had....but Beth also gave me tips that have changed the way I maintain my hair- and they have made an ENORMOUS difference. I have received so many compliments, people have really noticed!! Beth takes the time with her clients, I am indebted to her. She recommended I should try the Brazilian Blowout on my next visit. I just went back this Friday and had that done. Where I once hated my hair, I now look at it as my crowning jewel. I LOVE what she did!!! This young woman KNOWS hair and KNOWS what will work for her clients. RUN…do not walk, to get an appointment with her. She is a genius….and I am beyond thrilled to have finally found her!!
great color & salon. i love this salon! i feel like i am in NYC ! the amount of talent is incredible !! i got the balayage highlights about 5 months ago and i am now going to get them touched up !!! i used to go every 6 weeks for highlights, but now its every 5 months!!! my hair looks and feels beyond words! i called every high-end salon in the city and Vanity was the only salon who actually did balayage ! one place i called even asked ME what it was LOL! Edmondo, the owner, is super super super talented & sweet and i am just disappointed i didnt find Vanity sooner..
Salon Vanity is a girl's best friend!!!. I have been a loyal client of Danielle's for years. I was willing to go to any salon as long as she was the one wielding the scissors and the hair dye and now I am thrilled to get to visit her at this light drenched loft! She is part of a rare breed of stylist that "gets it". She has an innate ability to see your style, your face shape and your lifestyle and craft a unique look that fits all of your needs. In addition to her technical merit, her chairside manner is what keeps me coming back time and again. She is capable of evoking that girlfriend vibe without ever leaving the client in doubt as to who was the professional in charge. As a caveat to all this, I am complimented on my hair almost every day and what better calling card do you need? I feel that Danielle and Salon Vanity are a perfect fit. Talent and style always go well together. Can't wait for my next appointment!!
Great Haircut by Angela. I been getting my haircut by Angela Fong for over 20 years!!! She is marvelous!! Vanity Salon is a neat place to go for a great haircut!
My Go To Spot. I've been getting my hair cut and colored by Edmondo for years and every time I leave I look and feel like a million bucks. He's always up on the latest trends, but doesn't push if you're not interested. He knows his stuff and is a pleasure to visit with every few weeks. I highly recommend him and the salon.
Vanity is the place to go!. Vanity has a great atmosphere - fun and bright! They always have music on and the color bar is full of activity with magazines and treats. I have been to almost all of the stylists and each has their own styles and skills. Describe what you are looking for and ask the receptionist which stylist would be best for you! I have had great cuts/ color with Heather, Lori, Jennifer and Edmondo. The have great products and treatments too!
Philadelphia's #1 Salon. In the words of Rachel Zoe - this place is BANANAS! I started going to Salon Vanity in September of last year and I am HOOKED! Everyone there is extremely nice and professional, the stylists are very talented and they do an unbelievable job with coloring, brush set treatments, cutting, etc. Also, they do a great Keratin treatment If you are looking for a salon in Philadelphia, this is the place to go. I PROMISE you love it!
love this Salon!. Salon Vanity was recommended by a co-worker and i moved from LA just about a year ago in search of a new stylist etc. I am blonde and have a Jennifer Aniston blonde color and every stylist in phila made my highlights look like a skunk! I tried so many stylists and no one seemed to know hair the way Edmondo does ! He is very creative and talented ! and he is up to date with hair trends because this salon is the only salon that seems to do the balayage highlighting technique !!! i will never let anyone touch my highlights or cut my hair as long as i am in the east coast! I have nothing but great things to say about him and the whole staff is wonderful!! as well as Heather who does my Keratin treatments at Vanity! The salon is also very hip and beautiful!
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