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This just in: Steve Duross, co-owner of the handmade soap and skincare boutique Duross & Langel, is getting into the salon biz. The store owner plans to open two hair salons—one for men, the other for women—both of which will use, exclusively, Duross & Langel's small-batch beauty products.
Duross is no stranger to the salon game (he has a background in salon ownership and hair product development), so the salons represent a natural progression of the D&L brand. "Having teaching studios and a full time salon/workshop is my next goal," says Duross. "We will hire the best, most humble and train the rest."
The salons will ideally open above Duross & Langel's current location on 13th Street, and fans of the Midtown boutique needn't worry—no changes are scheduled for the store or D&L's in-house soap kitchen. But the plan's not without a hitch: "I'd like it to be attached to my current location but can't get a definite yes from the landlord," says Duross. "The plan, the money, everything is in place—just no commitment from Goldman properties." If the current spot's a no-go, the salons and boutique will find a different location somewhere within the Center City District (between Vine and Pine, the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers), most likely on Chestnut between 13th and Broad. Stay tuned for updates.
· Duross & Langel [Official Site]
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