Philadelphia Hair Salon Blog
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Dréa Richard owner of Andre Richard Salon has 25 years plus in the beauty industry. She has won awards for herself as a beauty expert and her salon. She has been sourced by major publications such as Allure, Bravo, Parade Magazine, Vogue Magazine and local Philadelphia news and print.
In recent summers, mane trends dictated that women had to brave the humidity in wavy, below-the-shoulder hair. The only stylish relief was a fishtail braid.
This year, inspired by celebs from Miley Cyrus to Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams to Rihanna, women are getting much more severe chops. And they're liking it.
"Short hair is soooo feminine this year," said André Richard Baldini, owner of André Richard Salon in Center City.
"It's not new that women cut their hair in warmer weather, but this year, I have a feeling the Gatsby movie is encouraging them," he added, referring to the bob, a popular Roaring Twenties flapper look.
Baldini and his 12-person styling crew have been giving clients shorter looks since late winter, when supermodel Karlie Kloss inspired a slew of Tweeters, Instagrammers and Pinteresters to try a nape-of-the-neck shag featuring a bit of bang.
Experts predicted Kloss' do was going to be the coif of the year. And while "the chop" - as it was deemed by Vogue magazine - was pretty hot, it wasn't the only cropped look making heads turn this year.
Spiky styles, like Cyrus', are high on the fantabulous meter, as are inverted asymmetrical bobs like actress Chelsea Kane's.
One woman who committed to a drastic cut is 18-year-old high school senior Sarah Smith.
For two years, Smith, of Springfield Township, Montgomery County, wore glam Beyoncé-like hair straightened with a product that acted like a relaxer but didn't have any chemicals, she said one recent Saturday afternoon.
"I used to want to get rid of my curls," Smith said. When dripping wet, her hair reached down her back and revealed two textures - wavy loose curls from the scalp to mid-ear. The rest was bone-straight and limp.
"Now, I just want my curl back."
Stylist Eric Nowacki knew just what to do. He was thinking a beat-the-heat lob, but he wasn't sure how short Smith was going to let him go. read more
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Balayage involves painting on color in a sweeping and free-style motion. This helps avoid a streaky highlight look that some people try and avoid. This sun-kissed look is perfect for spring and summer. Book your bayalage appointment today and outshine every other hairstyle this season. Book Online
The forecasts are in and Andre has made his predictions for the upcoming spring season trends.
Blondes are all over the radar this season and it’s not just the ladies
who are getting in on this hot look. Andre Richard Salon offers popular
‘guy-lights’ for the men out there who are looking to lighten up a
little bit. The ‘guy-light’ gives gentlemen a natural lightened look.
Girls and guys alike are sporting the blonde bombshell look this season
and it’s the perfect way to lighten up for the spring.
has been around for a while but Andre is predicting a re-vamp in the
popular style. Here at the salon we are offering a partial Ombre
treatment that minimizes the time spent in the salon chair as well as
the cost to you! Celebs like Jessica Biel love the partial Ombre. It’s
simple, natural, and a great twist on an already beautiful look.
Another trend on the horizon has been named “The Karlie” and deemed the
Haircut of the Moment. The cut is named after super model Karlie Kloss
who can be seen sporting a bob with a fierce bang. The bang gives the
traditional bob a whole new dimension and we are loving it. Check out
this video http://bit.ly/VWo6Ko of Andre doing a Karlie cut featured on Fox 29.
Book your appointment at the Best Hair Salon in Philadelphia today to try out any of these fabulous spring trends.
On February 28 Andre Richard Salon held Blonde Ambition, a day-long
blonde-a-thon where clients got 20% off lightening services. The day
concluded with a Media Cocktail Party hosted in-part by Philly FABB www.phillyfabb.com. Guest enjoyed award-winning Xochitl www.xochitlphilly.com
guacamole, a specialty cocktail called the Blonde Baldini, and they
also got blonded with a clip-in extension. During Blonde Ambition we had
the pleasure of meeting Kim Blacklock, an actress in the new movie
Power of Few, and styling her for her premiere party. Thank you to
everyone who came out and supported Andre Richard Salon at this exciting
It’s official: ombre is evolving. Partial ombre, also known as
face-framing highlights, is a trend that is sweeping the city of
So, what’s the difference? Partial ombre is a simpler, more subtle way to
achieve a two-toned look. It’s easier to maintain and a great way to draw
attention to your face.
Come into Andre Richard Salon today and let the best hair salon in
Philadelphia help you achieve this look. We will choose a color that will
compliment your skin tone and you will leave with the perfect hair to begin
a new season with a new you.
The Best Way To End Your Week is at Andre Richard Salon!
We know Thursdays are almost TGIF.
The week is almost over, it's almost weekend time for many of you.
CELEBRATE WITH GOOD HAIR!
Thursday you can get 20% off any service or product in the salon during the month of February.
Call 215-735-1590 or book online.
We are so proud to have Devacurl and Devachan haircutting be a part of our culture at Andre Richard Salon in Philadelphia. Diana is an educator with Devachan and Eric has trained closely with Diana to master the cutting and coloring of curly hair.
Our Next Curls Night Out Event is February 24th from 11am to 4pm. Book your appointment here
(what is Curls Night Out? Meet with the experts Diana and Eric to learn how to style your curly hair. They will shampoo and condition your hair free. Then when you buy 2 products your receive the 3rd FREE!)
The Deva Cutting technique is Devachan's revolutionary method for cutting curly hair. The hair is cut dry, simply because we wear our hair dry not wet. We cut the hair in its natural form, curl by curl. Since curly hair and it's spring factor can be misinterpreted while wet. This unique innovation allows the stylist to sculpt each client's hair, according to their individual curl, look, and style. Along self curl care lesson to take you beyond the salon.
Devachan's patented, award-winning hair painting technique, both unique and innovative, was designed to replace conventional highlighting. This method captures and defines the movement and dynamism of each curl, allowing the colorist the freedom to trust their own artistic eye, creating the perfect harmony and balance between tone and shape, light and shadow.
(remember that blonding includes any type of lightening service)
The "Chop" that is also known as the "Karlie" it happened at André Richard Salon on January 18th with Fox 29 Good Day Philadelphia Morning Show. See the video here. Vogue declared it the “cut of the moment” in a four-page feature story in the January issue, saying “the season’s new hair is swingy, sexy — and refreshingly easy to wear.”
The New York Times Fashion & Style calls it the cut of the year.
New Year - New Hair Care at Philly's Best Hair Salon! Lunch sponsored by Eat-A-Pita
Andre Richard Salon is hosting 2 Hair Treatment Days
January 6th 10am to 3pm and January 8th 1pm to 5pm. we will be hosting complimentary Phyto Hair Care Scalp analysis and deep conditioning hair treatments at Philadelphia's Best Hair Salon. Book your appointment online for January 6th or January 8th or call 215.735.1590
If your hair is categorized as any of the following then you are a great candidate for a Phyto Hair Treatment. Get new hair in Philadelphia!
Color Treated Hair
We use nothing but the best hair color that there is to offer. 3 lines to make
sure we create the perfect look. L'Oreal - Majirel, Wella - Koleston
Perfect and Color Touch, and Redken - Shades EQ. How could we ever miss
the ball with these tools? Andre Richard Salon was voted best hair
color and recently won Best Salon In Philadelphia by GPhilly. Give us a
shot! 215.735.1590 or book online
Andre Richard Baldini launches ARS LAB,
a satellite salon in the 12th Street Gym, just a stone’s throw from his Award Winning Andre Richard Salon at 12th and Locust Street.
Slated for opening in August 2013, ARS LAB is a concept salon featuring an ultra-focused environment where Andre and his assisting stylists will take clients by appointment only. What makes ARS LAB unique is the one-on-one personal attention each client receives. Staff sees each client individually. The atmosphere environment is focused on the health and beauty of your hair.