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.
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André Riichard Salon — Philadelphia's best hair salon, is reintroducing the much loved ARS Referral Rewards Program! Clients who refer a friend will recieve $10 in ARS Credit — applied directly to their account. As an added bonus, the new client (your friend!) will also receive a $10 ARS Account Credit!
All you have to do is tell your friend to mention you — and the Referral Rewards Program — on their first visit, and our salon coordinators will take care of the rest. Then, the next time you come into the salon — for product or service, there'll be $10 in store credit waiting for you.
RULES THAT APPLY: Clients who are referred by a friend must mention the referring friend's name at the time of check-in or checkout; late requests may not be honored. Offer excludes existing clients and back-dated referrals will not be honored with this program. ARS Account Credit is redeemable in-store at checkout only; credit may not apply to online purhases. See salon coordinator or email us for details.
Our famous ARS Rewards Point program is back and better than ever!
ARS Points are reward points that André Richard Salon and ARS Parlour clients earn on service purchases and are redeemable on the in-store purchase of product. Rewards points are valued at $1.00 for every 1,000 Points — and they add up quick:
Earn points on services...
BUY A PACKAGE 50 POINTS PER-DOLLAR SPENT
BUY A SERIES 20 POINTS PER-DOLLAR SPENT
ALL OTHER SERVICES 20 POINTS PER-DOLLAR SPENT
Want more? Earn bonus points when you...
CREATE AN ONLINE ACCOUNT 500 POINTS
PRE-BOOK AT CHECKOUT 500 POINTS
BOOK ONLINE 500 POINTS AND PAY (WHEN YOU BOOK) 500 POINTS
CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY? 1,000 POINTS
A few weeks back, the team and I collaborated with some amazing Philadelphia area retailers and the Philly Inquirer for a fall fashion spread. (You may have seen it.) It was an amazing day filled with fashion, art, and style — and we were honored (and thrilled) to be included among the styling team! ARS Stylist, Erin Gallagher styled the hair for the shoot and I worked on the makeup.
Last night, the who's who of the Philadelphia fashion and retail scene — as well as Erin, Rachid, and I — came out for a special "Fall Fashion Event" at the Inquirer building in downtown Philadelphia. It was a panel discussion lead by famed Philly.com and Philadelphia Inquirer fashion journalist, Elizabeth Wellington. Along with me, the pannel was composed of Ellen Shepp (from Joan Shepp) and Ann Gitter (Owner of Knit Wit) representatives from Theory and Alica DiMichele.
Each of the designers styled the model — Malika Miller — to show a look that best represented their brand's signature style: Ann Gitter worked the theme of the shoot (monochromatic styling) along side the recurring texture trend. Ellen Shepp showed the crowd how to do the athleisure trend right before offering a word of advice. "Play with your look and try different things" she advised the crowd, "And, if at the end [of the getting ready process] you don't feel good leaving your house... don't."
Known for their mastery of minimalism Theory showed off a look combining texture and monochromatic colors while the Alica DiMichele team showed off the art of sexy.
In the world of makeup... It's all about berry colors on the lips this season; warm, cool, and everything in between. I recommend layering up; you can't go wrong with an ombréed lip and don't be afraid to go bold — deep reds are in!
Philadelphia's best hair salon is doubling the fun for the month of October!
Usually one day of savings is now two: Clients enjoy 20% OFF ALL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES every SUNDAY and MONDAY in October when they book online or over the phone using promo code AUTUMN.
BOOK ONLINE or CALL US at (215) 735-1590
ANDRÉ RICHARD SALON | 1218 Locust Street, Phila., PA 19107
ARS PARLOUR | 204 S. 12th Street, 2nd Floor, Phila., PA 19107
Fall is on us and fast! Before we roll out our fall season we want to celebrate the end of summer with a look at what the team did. Browse if you'd like, pick a style and maybe we can tweak it a little to be more fall, or pick something summer and shine all winter! Book Online
Rachid, Lisa, Charlie, and I met up with the Christian Tipton and his team from Razor's Edge Barbershop for a lesson in a men's hot shave. (It's so important to stay current on the hottest trends and techniques.) Christian's razor sharp percision and undeniable expert-level mastery captivated us from start to finish and we're so excited to bring show you what we've learned. (Check out the gallery below.)
HOT SHAVES COMING SOON
After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Brooke Lanier spent a year in Italy and later earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Painting fro the Tyler School of Art. She's roamed the world; showing her art in Rome, Prague, and across the United States; most notibly the Smithsonian Institute's S. Dillon Ripley Center and the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Her latest show, Going Away Without Moving opens on Thursday and is widely inspired by the artists own sense of adventure. "I took the title from an eight year old friend of mine" Lanier said, "He was going on vacation, but not going away. For me, it's an internal thing. You can go away without leaving where you are. The landscapes have contemplative meanings."
While the official number of pieces to be on display has yet to be finalized, the show's work has taken more than a year and a half to prepare and most of them are very large. "You're put in your place" she says, referring to the peripherally expansive pieces, "But, in a good way."
Thursday and Friday's "Going Away Without Moving" showcase is free and open to the public on the 4th Floor of the Camac Center — adjoining to the 12th Street Gym in Center City Philadelphia. (201 Camac Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.) Light refreshments will be served with informal artist talks. Can't make the dates? Contact Brooke for a private showing.
Jessica Green from Philadelphia Style Magazine knows how to enjoy a weekend!
In a recent article for the coveted style guide's digital site, Green lists ARS Parlour as a must-visit destination for your Saturday to-do. She goes on the praise master stylist Rachid for his masterful work, "His skills will make it hard for you to stop checking your hair out in every window you walk by."
Weekends just got a whole lot sweeter with 20% off your entire purchase at the best hair salon in Philadelphia — every Sunday for the whole month of September!
Offer ends 9/30/2015; not redeemable with any offer, deal, or sale.
9 people on the ARS Team are now certified in Hotheads Hair Extensions. We learned how to add length, volume, and chemical free hair color to any hair texture, color, and length. Take a look at what we did!
Hotheads Hair Extensions are human hair, adhesive weft extensions that are applied without the need for tools or heat. Our goal was to create a product for the salon professional that was simple…. fast…. and extraordinary; we have done just that.
Hotheads Hair Extensions are uniquely designed to lay completely seamless and undetectable in the hair. Manufactured with amazing quality human remy hair with the cuticle in tact allows our hair to be reapplied up to 3 times, while still looking and feeling amazing. Clients will get 8 to 10 weeks of wear from each application. Hotheads is an extraordinary revolution to the hair industry.
For clients, our products have completely changed the way their hair looks and how they feel about themselves. For stylists, this has completely evolved their extension business.
Rachid went to France early this year to visit an academy where he had intensive training on balayage techniques and serious training in hairstyling. He visiting the academy for a refresher and update on the latest trends. When he returned he organized and facilitated training for the Andre Richard Salon team that zeroed in on how to perfect a look for a persons lifestyle, skin tone and face shape. The advanced balayage techniques zeroed in on the client for their specific needs, face shape, skin tone, hair length and texture. Also cutting to compliment the balayage placement and of course the clients face and life style.
Take a look at some of the work the team produced.
Win a Full Makeover!
Remaining the best hair salon in Philadelphia requires action, so Rachid - Master Stylist and Artistic Director will be hosting a workshop for the team to demonstrate how to create total makeover looks for our clients.
- Rachid-Artistic Director and Master Stylist will be hosting a class to show us what he covered at training in France.
- The team will demonstrate finding the right look for the client based on their face shape, skin tones and lifestyle.
- Many techniques will be used in combination to achieve the looks.
- The models will walk out a different person!
- The class will be a total makeover with hair and makeup on 3 models.
- We will then do a full photo shoot and have great pictures for stylists portfolios and each model will receive professional pictures.
- Models will bring black evening wear for pictures.
- Class starts at 9am prompt on June 15th.
Here is some work from the best Salon In Philly. Here we have a collection of balayage, ombré, classic foiled highlights, and hair cuts. Take a look and feel free to share with your friends! Remember first time hair color clients receive 20% off the color service at your first visit. Please mention it at checkout. Book Online or Call 215.735.1590
Fight frizz before the real humidity sets in! All of our stylists who perform keratin services are certified and experienced. Book online and add FRIZZ in the special code box to save 50% on any keratin service
Deal runs May 12th to May 31st.
You must use the deal by July 31st.
Deal can not be used on Saturday.
Read More about the product used at: http://www.keratincomplex.com/about/the-science/
What is keratin?
Keratin is a protein and the major component in skin, hair and nails; in fact, the hair is mainly comprised of keratin-associated proteins. Keratin acts both as an external protective protein in the cuticle (the outer layers of a hair strand) and as an internal structural protein in the cortex (the inner core of the hair that helps determine its strength).
Keratin is depleted when hair is damaged physically, chemically and/or from environmental factors, such as the sun. This keratin loss exposes the hair’s cortex, making it susceptible to additional damage, and causes porous spots to develop—much like potholes in a road. Replenishing lost keratin helps to correct porosity and smooth the hair’s surface. It restores strength and elasticity, giving the hair a more youthful, healthy appearance.
What is unique about Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy?
The innovative technology in our Smoothing Therapy treatments binds keratin to the hair. This process helps prevent humidity from penetrating the hair, thus locking out frizz. In addition, Keratin Complex Color Therapy incorporates this signature keratin technology into the hair-coloring process, which helps to make the hair stronger and smoother as it undergoes a color transformation.
André, Rachid and Stephanie were honored to be a part of a beautiful Mother's Day Fashion spread for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Columnist
Jumpsuits - whether toe-touching, strapless, or cap
sleeve rompers - are among the most versatile of
this spring's fashions.
Yet despite the slip-on appeal of the all-in-one, we tend to ascribe age limits and height requirements when it comes to deciding who can wear them.
"Jumpsuits aren't appropriate for women over ___ ," or "You need to be at least ___ to pull one off."
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Special thanks to: Loews Philadelphia Hotel for the use of its Terrace Room. The hotel will host a Mother's Day Brunch this Sunday at Bank & Bourbon. Call 215-231-7300 for reservations.
Assistant Stylist: Jessie Holeva, www.trendhungry.com and QVC stylist.
Hair: André Richard Baldini and Rachid Ait Belhaj, André Richard Salon, 1218 Locust St., 215-735-1590.
Makeup: Stephanie Kaczmarski, of André Richard Salon.
Clothes and accessories: Chic Bella, www.shopchicbella.com
First Impressions, 470 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, 610-828-6775
Mack & Jane, www.mackandjanejewelry.com
Marlyn Schiff, 119 Coulter Ave., Suite 101, Ardmore, www.marlynschiff.com
Moira Anne Artisan, www.moiraanne.com
Nich, 161 Market St., Collegeville, 610-436-8181
Patrick Michael Accessories, http://www.patrickmichaelaccessories.com
Paula Hian, 106 Gay St., Manayunk, 215-487-2762, www.paulahian.com
Peter Kate, 3830 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del., 302-656-7463, www.peterkate.com
With You Lockets, www.withyoulockets.com
Saks Fifth Avenue, 2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd 610-667-1550, www.saksfifthavenue.com