Best of Philly

Best Salon

2016 BEST Readers' Choice: Salon Vanity

Salon Vanity

Readers’ Choice winner.

1701 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA | 215-925-2211 | Website

2015 BEST Salon


262 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA

AMS is the Whole Foods of salons: They have the same basic stuff as everyone else (cuts, color, styling), but it’s all just a notch better. The color is natural, the cuts are spot-on, the blow-outs are bouncy, and the braid bar is a pre-party godsend. Read more »

2011 BEST Salon


1707 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Where a girl might go when she feels lousy and emerge with a new shade of gloss (or mood-changing candle, or miraculous hair-care product) that somehow acts like a glass of wine. Read more »

2009 BEST Holistic Salon


4 Powell Lane, Collingswood, NJ

Thoroughly eco. Totally chic. Stylist Kevin Gatto’s minimalist, earth-friendly salon betrays zero ounces of granola-ness. Sign up for one of his note-perfect dry cuts or his foil-free balayage highlights, book a swish mani-pedi or no-nonsense wax with aesthetician Lisa Concepcion, and you won’t even realize your glamorous self is being green. Read more »