Best of Philly

Best Hair Salon

2017 BEST Salon for Natural Hair

Syreeta Scott at Duafe

Jill Scott and Questlove see owner Syreeta Scott right here in her North Philly salon, and Janet Jackson has flown her to Paris to do her braids. So she’ll probably do just fine with your hair.

3129 North 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-297-7636 | Website

2014 BEST Salon

Salon Vanity

1701 Walnut Street, #3, Philadelphia, PA

This salon is run like a publicly traded company there are apprentice programs, regular group training sessions, and benchmarks to keep all stylists operating at a consistently high level. But everyone here is still focused on making things personal: Varying shades of color are hand-painted on for a French-girl look; retexturizing treatments (waves, smoothing) can… Read more »

2013 BEST Hair Salon

Salon Vanity

1701 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA

Readers’ Choice: Each stylist has his or her own forte Heather for Keratin treatments, Janine for balayage and owner Edmondo Blando is always up on the latest looks, like permanent beachy waves. But loyal clients who voted in droves online also appreciate the face that despite chichi clientele, Vanity remains totally unintimidating. Read more »

2011 BEST Going-Out Hair

Giovanni and Pileggi

256 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA

There’s something about having the approval of an Italian man before you head out on the town that lets you know you must look good and no one walks out of this stately salon with anything less. Read more »

2010 BEST Global Hair

Kheli French at Le Pink Champu

4205 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA

When a Vera Wang model needs an updo, a Victoria’s Secret catwalker requires blowing-out, or Lil’ Kim, Anita Baker, Selita Ebanks or Lauryn Hill needs natural-looking extensions, a splash of color or an amazing cut, they come to Kheli (or Kheli comes to them). No wonder: From her salon’s two-year-old Manayunk location, she modestly works… Read more »

2010 BEST Hair Salon

Juju Salon and Organics

713 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Forget its holistic mission, earth-friendly product lines and semi-crunchy following. The styles coming out of this five-year-old salon are nothing short of sublime, which is why even the what-the-eff-are-Birkenstocks crowd is now booking here. Read more »