Dréa Richard Baldini's passion for color, beauty and style began as a child, when she hosted Halloween parties complete with elaborate costuming and makeup. Friends and neighbors lined up at Dréa's house for the annual festivity. Often found with crayon in hand, Dréa always colored outside the lines.
Upon graduating from Empire Beauty School and completing her teacher's license, Dréa worked in local and national television including Celebrity Hair Styling, Ambush Makeover, Nice Package and Mating Season as well as a consultant for MAC Makeup.
In March of 2007, Dréa opened her namesake salon. Despite her colorful resume, her vision was to create a drama-free environment with the best Stylists in the City to help her realize this dream. He has achieved her goal. Dréa Richard Salon is a warm and inviting salon with an understated elegance that's come to be expected in its Washington West neighborhood. Dréa Richard Salon specializes in the latest advances in hair technology using the most exquisite natural treatments available.
In 2012, Dréa launched ARS by Andre Richard Salon, a signature line of hair products. That same year, Andre Richard Salon was named Best of Philly by Philadelphia Magazine's GPhilly. In 2013 Yelp.com named Andre Richard Salon in its Top Five Salons List.
In August 2014, Dréa opened ARS Parlour, a new concept hair and beauty salon in Center City Philadelphia. ARS Parlour caters to those who desire an ultra-focused environment focused on giving clients the world's best technology and tools to bring out the natural beauty and glow of their hair.
With more than 20 years of experience, Dréa continues her passion for the craft and artistry of beauty. An Upper Darby native, Dréa lives in Center City Philadelphia and is active in the Philadelphia community especially with the Philly Pride, Philadelphia Animal and Welfare Society (PAWS) and the William Way Community Center. View her personal image blog at http://www.transitiondiary.com/