To Whom this may concern: Hollywood Tans of Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia is hosting our Annual Customer Appreciation Day - Saturday, March 12th. 2011 This year will be an EXTRA special event because not only will we be offering FREE tanning, in addition we are debuting a new product line just in time for our season and will also be recognized by ALL Hollywood Tans across the nation as Our ****2011 Step out onto the red Carpet Season Premier**** We are expecting record numbers of tanners on this day. It kicks off at 9:00 am and continues till 8:00 pm. We will be honoring our customers with raffles, food, and prizes, all donated by local business, like you, all throughout the day. You are invited to participate and showcase your services or products. We have limited space available so please respond to confirm all of the details by Wednesday March 9th. It’s a great way to promote your business and meet your potential new clients! If you are unable to attend, we are also asking for you to provide, or allow us to trade services of equal value to help us make our appreciation day a success! Our success can also be your success! Hollywood Tans Delaware Avenue has been located at 1100 N. Delaware Ave for over 6 years. We count on local merchants who are looking to cross-market and patronize each other. All that we need are your coupons or business cards or any marketing material you wish to give local potential new customers. Other businesses that have contributed in the past have had a great turn out with our local community event because our clients get to sample food and coupons from ONLY local businesses who participate and us being so involved with their lives on a regular basis we get great feedback from them as well. It’s a huge success for everyone! You are free to contribute gift cards, baskets, food, services and we will display with your business cards, menus and give you the equal service $$ in Gift certificates or Mystic Tans for you and your staff to use!! (Coupons, promo material may be used in personalized swag bags given out as door prizes to all that enters so at least 200 will be made for that day) Please call or e-mail me with any questions you may have. email@example.com or (215)334-0223, you may ask to speak with anyone in regaurds to this event. We can stop by and pick up any donation or business material you want to provide to display. We look forward to possibly working with you! Thank-you in advance Hillary Stockard Store Manager 215-334-0223
I went to anns for awhile when it first opened (about winter2009-10) and I loved the way my nails looked, but it did not take long to catch onto things... For starters, the employment around there is sketchy. I would pick a tech who did a great job, find out her name and told her i would recommend/request her, but when I came back for a refill 2 weeks later they had quit/been fired which I never understood. This happened at least three times to a tech whose work I actually loved. Second, too be completely honest, Ann is a very sweet lady... with a very good imagination. She told me many different stories that contradicted eachother. The first time I seen a male tech sitting next to her I asked if they were married and Ann told me "no I'm single" from then on, everytime I went in there she referred to him as her husband. The last time I was in there she told me she was engaged..... WHaaatt?!? Completely irrelevant to the service I know, but it's very strange. And the man who was her so called husband is IGNORANT like are you working for tips or what? He is very shaky and has cut me time and time again with the tool I like to call "the buzzer" he cuts your cuticles and has, on more than one occasion, scraped my fingertips with those things! Without an apology might I add. He also did friends of mine and has scraped into my friends nail, causing her to pull her hand away and he YELLED AT HER?? (God bless Ann). Lastly they really do take their time on your nails. I usually would spend no less than 2 hours including wait and dry. I also have gotten pedicures here and they don't know when enough is enough when it comes to the nail file. Also, this may just be me, but I've never been charged extra for French on my toes (besides here). You will switch techs constantly, often due to Shakes and Ann taking cigarette breaks... Nice right? Also, Pay attention to the price list. It is not out of the ordinary for Ann to pull a price out of thin air because she thinks she can trick you .. I once corrected her and saved myself about $8. And if youre looking for an eyebrow waxing, go to Unique on the same side of holme ave down the street just beyond the roundabout. They do a 10x better job for half the price. The atmospheres nice, always have game shows on, really talented people but its just not worth the wait. I would only go here again in desperation or to hear one of Ann's fairytales.
Sophia's deserves 5 stars but there are two reasons why it doesn't have it. First let me give you some background on my hair.....I am an African American female with jet black hair...very thick..and NO PERM! Please keep that in mind when reading this review. Sophia's is run by Danielle, it used to be run by her mother...Sophia...but she's recently retired. The shop is beautiful! For it to be in that area of West Philly...you wouldn't expect it to look like that which is great. If you want the whole beauty salon experience for a decent price...this is the place for you. The staff is very professional...the typical gossip salon image...NOT here. They do have a receiptionist who is very friendly and welcomes you when you walk in, and also offers you tea or coffee (if it's in the morning). My stylist at Sophia's is Danielle...who is wonderful. The only "problem" with Danielle is that EVERYONE loves her so expect to wait if you're not the 1st person at the shop when it opens. She can't help it though...she's just that good. There is another stylist there, Ebony...I've heard she's good as well but I personally have never gotten my hair done by her. I haven't come across ANYONE who can do my hair as well as Danielle does. Because my hair is so thick and she knows to use a straightening comb for my roots. YES PEOPLE...A STRAIGHTENING COMB. She also uses a Chi flat irons...which make me look like I have a perm I SWEAR! Danielle uses very good products as well on my hair which help it to grow. Now I'm second guessing posting this review because I don't want anyone to know about Sophia's!!! lol. Anyways, what prompted me to write this review was going to other salons (one I JUST came from in Harlem, Sho Nuff, review coming soon) and NOT being completely or nearly as satisfied as when Danielle does my hair. Like I said before...no one can do my hair like she can. The ONLY two reasons why Sophia's doesn't have 5 stars is because...1. Danielle charges $45 for a wash and curl...(not a big fan of the price, even though its worth it...I just wish I could get my hair done more often) and 2. The wait time even if you have an appointment. But besides that...the place is wonderful!