We’ve been talking a lot about the best Philly neighborhoods around here lately, and I love that. Whether you’re new to the city or have lived here forever, neighborhoods are something relevant to each and every one of us. I’ve shared my picks for my favorite Philly neighborhoods for new residents, but the fact is: there are so many other hoods Philly ladies just like you live in and love coming home to that are not on that list. So, to give you all a more inclusive look at what the city has to offer for young women, I reached out to some of my blogger buds, blog readers, and Twitter followers to share why they love their Philly hoods.
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know I am always searching to find my new Philly “people.” Luckily, some have been falling into place (see my favorite Philadelphia dentist ever), but I am still on the hunt for others (namely, a salon) to occupy my appointment circuit. For the past two years, my hairdresser has been named “Groupon,” so when I was invited to explore a new salon with Philly Blog Love, I was thrilled. Headhouse Salon (141 League Street) is a chic and modern salon nestled on a residential street in Queen Village. The salon was started by three talented South Philly friends (how cool is that?), Jade Carroll, Meighan Olkowski and Melissa Moscinski. The owners and their entire stylist team were extremely welcoming & excited to show us around their fabulous space. Our evening was simple: check out the salon, meet the stylists, learn about the hot summer hairstyles (and even get to try one of them!), all while enjoying some summer cocktails and the most delicious cupcake truffles ever, courtesy of Ms Goody Cupcake (1838 E. Passyunk Avenue). We began with a presentation lead by Jessie Holeva, founder of PBL, featuring three of Headhouse’s hottest summer styles. We learned all about the Beach Bum Blowout, Fishtail Braid, and Summer Shades, aka bright colored extensions by Great Lengths. Picking the summer hairstyle I wanted to try was easy: bring on the color! As someone who has had an obsession with Lauren Conrad’s dip dyed hair forever, I opted for some gorgeous peach Great Lengths extensions. These colored extensions are temporary, but last 3-5 months and can be styled with your hot tools. Plus, they are totally office friendly. Chris and Rachel were fabulous to talk to and walked me through the entire process while putting in my fancy new extensions. Thanks guys! Next, I bounced over to chat with Jade & get my makeup done! She was fantastic, thorough, and I loved hearing all of her makeup tricks. PS: her hair color is completely natural – can you believe it? Headhouse Salon will apply a full face of makeup starting at $50. So awesome! Philly Blog Love hooked us up with a great goody bags. In addition to an awesome Headhouse Salon perk, I got to take home a cute tee from Organik Clothing, handy brush on sunblock from Susan Posnick, a summer fragrance from Demeter (I picked Sunshine!), some tanning & teeth whitening goodies from Luminosity, tinted hair chalk from Fine Featherheads (can’t WAIT to try this!), and nail wraps from Jamberry. Thanks to all of the fab sponsors!
My visit to Headhouse was great. The stylists were knowledgeable, genuine & talented. The space was not only roomy, but spacious (so essential in a city salon!). My hair & makeup both looked amazing (check out my Instagram selfie for proof), and I will definitely be back to play at Headhouse Salon again soon!
Have you ever been to Headhouse? What is your go-to salon in Philly? xx