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Philly's 38 Best Salons, Spas, and Beauty Supply Stores

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The organic beauty bar at Old City's Moko. Image credit: Moko

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Welcome to the Beauty 38, our highly subjective round-up of the best places in Philadelphia to get gorgeous. From blow-dry bars and beauty supply shops to salons and spas, these 38 spots—presented alphabetically—house the products and expertise you can count on to put your best face forward. In other words, this list represents the creme de la creme of Philly's beauty scene.

Without further ado, let's get to it. And oh, if you disagree, let us know in the comments or via email to philly@racked.com.


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1. Addiction Studio

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1024 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 687-5446
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This Pine Street designer consignment shop-meets-makeup studio specializes in bridal and event make-up. [Image credit: Addiction Studios]

2. Affordable Skin Care

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2005 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 203-0995
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Regulars at this Fishtown spa swear by the affordably priced massages, waxing, and facials, the latter of which are heralded for their ability to keep acne at bay. [Image credit: Affordable Skin Care]

3. American Mortals

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727 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 574-1234
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With two locations—Christian and Walnut streets—this hip salon boasts its own house brand of shampoo and styling products that keep with the salon's "unsalon" ethos. [Image credit: American Mortals]

4. Andre Richard Salon

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1218 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 735-1590
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In addition to cuts and color, Andre Richard keeps 'em coming back with extensions, relaxers, keratin treatments, and special event make-up. [Image credit: Andre Richard Salon]

5. anjuthreads

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1126 Walnut St, Fl 2
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 592-1801
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Instead of tweezers and waxes, this Walnut Street gem relies on threading to expertly shape brows and remove unwanted facial hair. [Image credit: anjuthreads]

6. The Art of Shaving

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1528 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 875-6702
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Dedicated to the art of the barber-quality shave, Walnut Street's The Art of Shaving location stocks creams, salves, brushes, razors, and everything else that belongs near a guy's bathroom sink. [Image credit: The Art of Shaving ]

7. Aveda Experience Center

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1625 Chestnut St, Ste 134
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 564-9760
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Aveda's location within the ground floor of the Shops at Liberty Place offers the full range of Aveda products, plus complimentary sensory rituals.

8. Beans Beauty

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4405 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(215) 567.1518
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The family-owned Beans Beauty has four Philly-area locations, with the Manayunk location housing a second floor salon. Beauty product and supply brands run the gamut from Moraccan Oil and Smashbox to Tweezerman and Archipelago. [Image credit: Beans Beauty]

9. BLO/OUT Blow Dry Bar

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1804 Chestnut St, Fl 2
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 305-8245
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Just across the street from the Continental, Chestnut Street's Blo/Out Blow Dry Bar is where you can go for a wash, dry, and style seven days a week. [Image credit: Blo/Out]

10. Bluemercury

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1707 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 569-3100
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This national retailer delivers luxury beauty products from names like Kiehl's, Tocca, La Mer, Nars, and Deborah Lippmann. [Image credit: Bluemercury ]

11. Body Restoration Spa

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1611 Walnut St, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 569-9599
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Tucked away next to American Apparel on Walnut Street, Body Restoration is home to some of the most heralded massages in the city. [Image credit: Body Restoration Spa]

12. Bronzed Airbrush Tanning

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1120 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(484) 278-1389
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A sunless tan without streaks—or the Oompa Loompa glow—is the promise here. Tans last between one and two weeks. [Image credit: Bronzed Airbrush Tanning]

13. Duross & Langel

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117 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 592-7627
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From bar soaps and shampoo to lotions and salves, beauty products from Duross & Langel nurture even the most sensitive of skin. Philly pride bonus: Products sold here are handcrafted within the shop's in-house soap kitchen. [Image credit: Duross & Langel ]

14. Eviama Life Spa

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109 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 545-3344
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Philly's leading eco-friendly spa, Eviama is also known for its selection of Dr. Hauschka skincare and beauty products. [Image credit: Yelp]

15. Fringe Salon

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1728 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 339-1778
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Resident cat Uli will greet you at the door of this East Passyunk Avenue salon, which hosts revolving art shows on a regular basis. [Image credit: Worldreviews]

16. Groom Barbershop

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1324 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 545-2626
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If you're a guy in search of a tight fade or a close shave, Groom has you covered. A cozy ambiance without pretense keeps regulars coming back for touch-ups. [Image credit: Groom Barbershop]

17. Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique

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265 S 19th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 875-8343
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Touting itself as "Philadelphia’s 1st blow out bar and waxing salon," Heads and Tails gets two thumbs up for its Brazilian waxes, which make use pain-stifling French depilatory hard wax. [Image credit: Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique]

18. Herbiary

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7721 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 247.2110
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With a location in Chestnut Hill and within the Reading Terminal Market, Herbiary can transform your medicine into an apothecary. Expect all-natural balms, salves, and soaps complemented by aromatherapy essentials and herbal teas. [Image credit: Herbiary/Facebook]

19. JcFancy Nails & Spa

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119 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 687-8180
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Manicures and pedicures at this Rittenhouse Square salon are efficient, sure, but they're never rushed. Ten-minute chair or reflexology massages are great for getting out all the knots. [Image credit: JcFancy Nails & Spa]

20. Jean Madeline Aveda Institute

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315A Bainbridge St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 574-9670
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It may seem risky, but cuts and color at this teaching salon are performed under supervision. Book an appointment at one of the three Philly campuses and score a cut starting at just $12. Color will only set you back $20. [Image credit: Jean Madeline Aveda Institute]

21. Juju Organics Salon

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728 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 922-3235
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Juju Organics has been in the all-organic errthang game since 2005. Expect cuts, color, waxing, and manicures, all expertly performed using non-toxic products. [Image credit: Juju Salon/Facebook ]

22. Kiehl's

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1625 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 851-9055
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Still in its temporary spot in the Shops at Liberty Place, Kiehl's maintains a loyal patronage through skin care and beauty products with an apothecary feel. [Image credit: Kiehl's ]

23. Lacquer Lounge Nail Bar & Beautique

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501 Fitzwater St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 987-3656
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Decked out with pink walls and decor accents, Lacquer Lounge is a girly-girl's go-to for manis, pedis, waxes, and airbrush tans in a setting that's "obsessed with cleanliness."[Image credit: Lacquer Lounge Nail Bar & Beautique]

24. Lakshmi Hair Studio

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21 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 923-2272
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While Lakshmi offers make-up applications on its menu of services, the real focus of this Old City salon is cuts, color, and blow-outs. [Image credit: Lakshmi Hair Studio]

25. Laurentius Salon

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815 Christian Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 238-0764
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The frequent recipient of mentions from women's mags (Elle, InStyle, Allure), Laurentius boasts a sleek silver and white decor, expert cuts and color, plus creative nail art guaranteed to set you apart from the crowd. [Image credit: Laurentius]

26. Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics & Spa

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1525 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 546-5874
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Lush's Brit-inspired spa concept just opened on Walnut Street in January, complementing the store's selection of hand-crafted bath and body products. [Image credit: Lush Cosmetics]

27. L'Occitane en Provence

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1606 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 985-0279
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This place may be pricey, but the customer service at the Rittenhouse Row location is stellar, which makes it a little easier to dole out $30 for face wash. [Image credit: L'Occitane en Provence ]

28. MAC Cosmetics

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1427 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone number (215) 568-2282
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Can't find your favorite shade of lipstick at the Walnut Street MAC store? Employees here will call the MAC counter over at the Chestnut Street Macy's and see if it's in stock. [Image credit: MAC Cosmetics]

29. Mi Cumbia Organica

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328 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 735-7980
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Yet another beauty spot with an eco-friendly promise, Mi Cumbia offers non-toxic manicures and pedicures using polishes infused with natural oils. Be warned that services at this popular spot are by appointment only. [Image credit: Mi Cumbia ]

30. Moko

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55 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-6656
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Those in search of lightning-fast stress relief should request an aromatherapy scalp massage from this eco-friendly salon in Old City. [Image credit: Moko ]

31. Rescue Spa Philadelphia

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1601 Walnut St Fl 3
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 772-2766
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Facials are the shining star at Rescue, each customized to a client's individual needs. Other services run the gamut from massage and laser treatments to bridal make-up and mani/pedis. The spa's revamped digs on Walnut Street are just icing on the cake.[Image credit: Rescue Spa]

32. Scarlett Alley

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241 Race St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 592-7898
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Yet another reason to shop this Old City gift shop? The selection of prettily-packaged bath and beauty products from Library of Flowers, the newest collection from Margot Elena, the creator of TokyoMilk, Lollia, and Love & Toast.

33. Sephora

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1714 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-6112
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This bustling Sephora location is just another reason why Chestnut Street is on the up and up.[Image credit: Sephora]

34. Terme Di Aroma

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32 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 829-9769
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Therapeutic massages at Terme Di Aroma are the real deal, from aromatherapy and deep tissue to a hot stone massage that may make you fall asleep on the table.[Image credit: Terme Di Aroma]

35. Talking Headz

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4714 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Phone number (215) 729-2028
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Staff at this West Philly staple are equally equipped to perform basic cuts and drastic dye jobs. Cuts are reasonably priced under the $30 mark, and a resident cat adds to the salon's laid-back charm. [Image credit: Talking Headz]

36. ULTA Beauty

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1619 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 640-9602
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A newer addition to Walnut Street, Ulta is three stories of products by both high-end and drugstore brands. This location houses a salon and a Benefit Brow Bar.[Image credit: Yelp]

37. Ursula's About Phace

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1700 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 557-1562
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An under-the-radar spot on Sansom Street, Ursula's About Phace has received nods from Allure for its expert brow shaping and sculpting. Regulars swear by the estheticians' skills.[Image credit: Ursula's About Phace]

38. Weavers Way Next Door

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8426 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 843-2350
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Weaver's Way Next Door, a health and wellness store adjacent to Chestnut Hill's Weaver's Way, stocks its shelves with chemical-free nail polishes, natural bath and hair products, lip balms, salves, scrubs, mineral makeup, and sun protection.[Image credit: Weavers Way Next Door]

1. Addiction Studio

1024 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA
This Pine Street designer consignment shop-meets-makeup studio specializes in bridal and event make-up. [Image credit: Addiction Studios]
1024 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA

2. Affordable Skin Care

2005 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Regulars at this Fishtown spa swear by the affordably priced massages, waxing, and facials, the latter of which are heralded for their ability to keep acne at bay. [Image credit: Affordable Skin Care]
2005 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

3. American Mortals

727 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
With two locations—Christian and Walnut streets—this hip salon boasts its own house brand of shampoo and styling products that keep with the salon's "unsalon" ethos. [Image credit: American Mortals]
727 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

4. Andre Richard Salon

1218 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
In addition to cuts and color, Andre Richard keeps 'em coming back with extensions, relaxers, keratin treatments, and special event make-up. [Image credit: Andre Richard Salon]
1218 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

5. anjuthreads

1126 Walnut St, Fl 2, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Instead of tweezers and waxes, this Walnut Street gem relies on threading to expertly shape brows and remove unwanted facial hair. [Image credit: anjuthreads]
1126 Walnut St, Fl 2
Philadelphia, PA 19107

6. The Art of Shaving

1528 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Dedicated to the art of the barber-quality shave, Walnut Street's The Art of Shaving location stocks creams, salves, brushes, razors, and everything else that belongs near a guy's bathroom sink. [Image credit: The Art of Shaving ]
1528 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

7. Aveda Experience Center

1625 Chestnut St, Ste 134, Philadelphia, PA 19103