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(298 Reviews)

1440 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

(215) 735-7303

Today: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tomorrow: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Center City, Avenue of the Arts South

Meringue Salon

Beauty Salons, Hair Stylists
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Parking: Street

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Price Range : Average

By Appointment Only: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Wonderful, WONDERFUL!!!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE David! After reading several favorable reviews on this site, I made an appointment for a consultation, color and cut. First, David is extremely personable, and the environment at Meringue is very relaxed. David has created the perfect mix of quirk and fun in the salon. Second, the MINUTE he touched my hair, I KNEW he is someone who really knows hair. I am extremely pleased with the color and highlights--it looks so natural, but snazzy. My haircut is fabulous--without me even saying what I hated about my previous style, David recognized precisely those points (i.e. multiple weird layers, general imbalance in the style) and corrected them with a zen-like precision and attention to detail. Everyone has complimented me on my new look, and I am thrilled. If you are ready to invest in a quality hair styling professional and in yourself, there should be but one salon name and number in your contact list (Meringue) and one pair of extraordinarily talented hands on your head (David's)!! Start dialing and make an appointment!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Quite satisfied leaving Meringue.

Really enjoyed Dave's company and advisement in what i should do with and how i should treat my hair. Having avoided salons for almost 2 years now, i went in from my girlfriends persistent attitude that David could fix up my hair.
Within the moments i met Dave i could tell the man was chill and knew exactly what he was doing.
It took no time at all for him to redo my hair into something i had never imagined. One thing David suggested for my hair when leaving was a product called ""The Keritan Treatment"" i went ahead with it and my hair has never felt so smooth!
Overall, this was a really good experience and advise anyone to give Dave's shop a shot.



Provided by Citysearch - 

This is such a lovely convenient place, and Vanessa is absolutely wonderful! She does her job very well, making you feel beautiful at the end of your session.
It's a very nice welcoming place.
You won't be disappointed.
I can't wait to go again! :)



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great, Casual Atmosphere, and Terrific Cut!

Good Conversation, Great Service and Awesome Haircut - I have never spent this much on a haircut before and I was a bit skeptical. David didn't take offense when I questioned him on his ability and experience for the amount of money charged. I hadn't had my haircut in several months because the cuts I get in the Cape May area are to be frank... Miserable! I was willing to spend a little extra to get a good cut for a change and after David took care of me I will never go anywhere else as long as I am within driving distance of Philadelphia. Yes, it is a 1 hour and 45 minute drive from Cape May, but it is worth it!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Love Love Love!

David has a gift that anyone should experience. initially i scheduled an appointment for just a touch up to my roots. But David suggested a quick cut to liven up my hair. Best decision i've made in a while and well priced compared to other salons in the city! Couldn't be happier when leaving. Thanks again Dave!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Philly's Finest!

I absolutely love this salon. After going with my friend a previous time, i recently looked up the salon for a coloring and cut. David has a great atmosphere and really knows what he's doing! Great conversations and a more than satisfied new look. Customer for life :)



Provided by Citysearch - 
David is amazing!

The previous reviewer might have had a bad experience but I have been going to David for several years now and he has always done a fantastic job with my highlights, cut and blow out. I now live about 2 hours away and still travel to have David do my hair because I can always rely on him to get the color and cut perfect. I have had several occasions in the past where I went to another hairstylist and they completely destroyed my hair and David was able to correct the color and I left his salon with beautiful hair once again. He is the only stylist running Meringue so occasionally you might have to wait a few minutes but trust me, it is worth the wait!!



Provided by Citysearch - 

HORRIBLE experience at this salon. overpaid for a terrible blow out before a big friday night event. i told David exactly what i wanted done and he made my hair look awful. i paid 45 $ plus tip (which i should have skipped completely) for a terrible blow out. he was runnign 40 mins behind schedule and didnt even apologize for making me wait. he made me late for the rest of my evening. he kept telling me how great he was at cutting hair and how he gives a phenomenal cut and how his customers come from all over the east coast. well ,i dont care, this guy cant do a blow out to save his life. a beginner at beauty school could have done better. my hair was flat, frizzy, greasy looking and stringy. he soaked my shirt during the hairwash and left me in the shampoo bowl while he went to the bathroom and out for a smoke. i was FURIOUS! biggest waste of money ever! please go elsewhere for a blow out.



Provided by Citysearch - 

From the moment i stepped into the salon i was taken in by the positive energy and relaxing environment, also known as Meringue Salon. David sat me down and did more than i could have ever imagined possible with my hair and had me leaving a satisfied customer. At first, reading through some the lower rated reviews, i was skeptical if i should have gone. But after the response from family and friends of my new hair and my own impressions blown out of the water, Davids highly skilled scissoring techniques are incorrigible, at best.
Customer for life.



Provided by Citysearch - 
David is a genius!

I recently moved to Philadelphia and a friend recommended I go to David. Thank god I went! My hair is on the thinner side and wavy and just pretty difficult to manage in general so finding a good stylist is always a struggle. After getting my hair cut, highlighted and a keratin treatment my hair is like silk. It's incredible. Highly highly recommend! It is kind of difficult to get an appointment as a new client but its well worth the wait.



Provided by Citysearch - 
David is amazing!

I recently moved to Philadelphia and a friend recommended I go to David. Thank god I went! My hair is on the thinner side and wavy and just pretty difficult to manage in general so finding a good stylist is always a struggle. After getting my hair cut, highlighted and a keratin treatment my hair is like silk. It's incredible. Highly highly recommend! It is kind of difficult to get an appointment as a new client but its well worth the wait.



Provided by Citysearch - 
not good and too expensive

I too experienced the staff talking poorly about other clients. It was very unprofessional. I just had a pedi and brow waxing and both were waaaaay too expensive. The pedi was quickly done and my feet weren't even scrubbed. How do you get a pedi with dirty feet? Gross. I was told they needed to be cleaned and taken care of better. Okay so I was walking around all day in flip flops, they're not going to be clean and pretty coming into the salon. I specifically told her how to do my brows and they weren't done how I asked and then I was told that I looked pretty now. Not nice! I can only imagine what was said after I left. Then I was told how much it would be $50 for a bad pedi and brow job! Get out of here. All was done in about 35 minutes. Whatever! I'm not going back. I just stick to my half ghetto, hour long, $20 pedi that feels great.



Provided by Citysearch - 
I have found THE ONE!

I have found THE ONE! I have been searching for a new stylist since leaving my home town in Florida 4 years ago and Meringue has won. David was a delight to be with and it is the best haircut I have ever had. I would happily pay twice as much to feel this beautiful after nothing but a cut.

M M Morris


Provided by Citysearch - 
Sweetly needs to lighten up on the salt!

Dear Sweetly,

You should change your name to Sourly! Making judgement calls about places you've never been is pretty ignorant, honey! Advice: Don't be a jerk for all the internet to witness. It's unattractive and the negative energy will ultimately make you feel bad. Who has time to write bad reviews about places they've never been? Not only does that lack good sense but it seems like mentally unhealthy behavior.

Have a little faith in humanity, Sweetly. We all found a hair stylist whom we love and trust. Going to him is fun and he does a terrific job. He's really good at what he does. Why is that so hard for you to believe?

Folks, he really is the best hair stylist I've ever had. If I was ever to move out of Philadelphia, I'd probably travel back strictly to get David to do my hair. Ever since I've got my latest color and cut, all my friends have been wanting to go to him. So, Sweetly, please don't go to him, so that his schedule will be more available for my friends.

Very sincerely,



Provided by Citysearch - 
David gave me the Best Hair Salon Experience!

This was my first experience having David do my hair - and I was extremely impressed! I've gone to numerous salons always looking for the perfect color and cut always somewhat disappointed...until now!

Not only a great hair cut, color, and style but a very fun and relaxed atmosphere! I highly recommend Meringue for an overall experience that will not disappoint. A true gem!



Provided by Citysearch - 
My Mane's New Attraction is Meringue

My mane's new main attraction is Meringue.
This man, this magical Mickey Mouse loving master-mind;
David is his name, tresses are his claim to fame.
Oh how dynamic your 'do will be, if you trust in my decree
and get thee to see the man that will set your follicles free.



Provided by Citysearch - 
A Wonderful Experience

A wonderful experience! Meringue Salon offers a very professional and personal experience. David is extremely confident and meticulous. He knew exactly what my hair needed and proceeded to take his time to give me a beautiful cut and color. He even fixed my hair again for me after I ran to my car in the rain. I would recommend him with full confidence! If you would like to see the picture of my haircut and color just look at my profile!



Provided by Citysearch - 
David = Magic Scissor Hands

I thought I had found the best Philadelphia stylist (in my price bracket), until she completely fried my hair with an allegedly ""organic"" coloring product. My prematurely thinning and graying hair was a complete wreck... until!

I stopped in to see David, after observing his amazing toy collection through the window on Lombard Street. He was kind enough to take a last minute appt. and was immediately concerned about my damaged hair. He decided then and there to SAVE MY WRETCHED LOCKS! Almost a year later and my hair looks better than ever. His color choices have been unbeatable, shiny, vibrant, and I have never received so many compliments on my cut and hi-lites. (oh and did I mention he is hilarious?)

He even hooked me up with super-secret-phenomenal deep conditioning treatment. Unbelievable results. I'll never go anywhere else... it's well worth the extra bucks. David is a true hair artiste!



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I went in to Meringue after a terrible experience with highlights with another stylist. The color on these highlights were so off I did not think they could be fixed.

David was able to fix my (previously awful) highlights, give me a beautiful color, and haircut that suited my face!!! I couldn't have been happier with my haircut. David was extremely friendly, and overall this was a great experience!!!! VERY highly recommended - I will definitely be back.

Meg Morris


Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Location for Rock Star Transformation!

David stuck around at the end of the day to squeeze me into his schedule. I've been sporting the same, boring hair cut for years... but I left Meringue feeling amazing! It's the best haircut I've ever had, hands down. It's the haircut I've been wanting for years, but my regular stylist could never pull off. I also love the hip, funky glam of Meringue. David picked out the perfect sound track on his ipod and we talked music all through my rockstar transformation. It was the most fun I've ever had getting a haircut, too.

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