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About Located in Center City Philadelphia, Salon Vanity was founded in 2005 by Edmondo Blando, internationally trained stylist known for his dry hair cutting and innovative color technique. Under his direction Salon Vanity has been recognized locally and nationally as one of the region's top salons for color, cuts, treatments and style. Salon Vanity occupies a hip second floor space on Walnut Street, where clients can relax, unwind with a glass of wine and be pampered by the salon's talented staff. Edmondo grooms new talent through an exclusive apprentice program where stylists work under his direction for two to three years before graduating to their own chair at the salon. In that same vein, Edmondo and his staff provide only the latest, most innovative and high quality hair products to their customers. To stay ahead of the hottest trends and newest products, Salon Vanity's expertly trained staff travels both nationally and internationally for formal instruction throughout the year. Salon Vanity offers a wide range of services designed to provide the ultimate care and style for your hair. 1701 Walnut Street,, PA 19103 Philadelphia 2nd Floor215.925.2211salonvanity Mon 11am4pmTues & Fri 10am6pmWed 10am6: 30pmThurs 10am7pmSat 8: 30am-4pmSun 11am4pm ( Seasonal )

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Phone: (215) 925-2811

Phone: (215) 925-1911

Primary Phone: (215) 925-1911

Fax: (215) 925-2211

Fax: (215) 925-2811

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Rittenhouse Place
Center City, Center City East, Center City West

Vanity Salon

Salon Vanity by Edmondo Blando

Beauty Salons, Hair Braiding, Day Spas, Hair Removal, Skin Care, Barbers, Cosmetics & Perfumes, Hair Stylists, Hair Supplies & Accessories, Aromatherapy
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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Parking: Street, Lot

Bike Parking: Yes

By Appointment Only: Yes


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OK advice and hair ideas, horrible location!!!!



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Heather at Salon Vanity

I have been going to Heather at Salon Vanity for a year after following her from another local salon. She is by far the best hairstylist I have ever gone to.

She always listens to what I'm looking for and never steers me in the wrong direction. She is incredibly professional in her advice for what will look best and for what will keep my hair healthy. People have been telling me that my hair has never looked better (and I've been coloring it for over 20 years!).

She is always upbeat and a pleasure to talk to. I always leave the salon feeling refreshed and in a good mood. Book an appointment with Heather right away!



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Danielle Salon Vanity

I have been a client of Danielle's for many years. I know when I sit in her chair I can just relax because I know I am in talented hands. My cut and color is always fantastic. I have very thick wavy hair, and she knows just how to handle it. SHE IS JUST THE BEST!



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Best salon in Philly!!

I cannot say enough great things about this salon. I have been going to Vanity Salon for about a year. My hair is a natural black color. I decided to go blonde and was unsure where to get my color changed without destroying my hair. I did some research and decided to go to Edmondo Blando who professionally explained the steps it would take to get my hair blonde and what shade of blonde would work best for my skin tone because of my latina heritage. What impressed me the most was that he was not going to bleach my hair like the other salons that i have gone to do. He gradually lightened my hair and i am very satisfied with the overall look. I will continue to go to him to get my hair colored and styled. I would definately recommend Edmondo Blando and Salon Vanity.



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Great Stylist at a Great Salon!

I've been seeing Danielle George for over 4 years and I couldn't be happier! I followed Danielle from a previous salon to Salon Vanity, and although the move was only two blocks away, I would have followed Danielle to another state! I've been very impressed with Salon Vanity as well. The staff is friendly, the space is light and open, and the atmosphere is relaxed and professional. I would highly recommend Danielle and Salon Vanity to anyone!



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awesome salon!

After several years of searching for the perfect salon, I found it! Salon Vanity is trendy and I love the vibe when I walk through the door. The salon has an open layout with lots of windows which is wonderful; you get to see what your color is actually going to look like when you leave.

Their staff is extremely professional and friendly. The girls at the front desk checked me in and out quickly and efficiently. My stylist looked at the shape of my face and gave me suggestions as to what she thought would look best on me. She gave me a caramel base with lighter highlights and left the long length that I had but added lots of textured layers. I have never received so many compliments on my hair and I love it!!!

I would highly recommend this salon to anyone looking for an amazing stylist and a fun, upbeat atmosphere to get your hair done.



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Best Salon in Philly!

A little over three years ago I was looking for a new stylist and salon. Janine and Salon Vanity were recommended by a friend. From the moment I walked into the salon and met Janine, I could not have asked for a better experience.
My hair was not in great shape when I arrived and Janine worked her magic and in no time at all she had it looking better than it



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Talent replaceable; Not the customer

A friend of mine recently told me that they followed their stylist here from another salon. They shared how snobby and unprofessional Salon Vanity was to them and my friend explained they decided not to continue their relationship with their stylist due to the unwelcoming nature of the salon. The receptionist was very rude to him, he stated. He was turned off by many additional aspects, such as inconvenient parking, location, cold and snobby staff who gave him dirty looks. He's willing to pay high prices, he states. (This friend of mine has a lot of money to spend). I shared with him my personal experience of this salon which is too horrible to even explain or publish online. It is absolutely the most unprofessional place I have ever gone to. I had an average experience with my hair but it was not worth the unprofessionalism and harshness that I experienced from the staff there. They act as if the customer is replaceable. Unfortunately, they need to understand it is the other way around. The TALENT is replaceable, not the customer. I go somewhere else now where the talent is incredible and world class. I would not reccomend this salon to anyone. The tone comes from the top, and while there may have been some turnover in this salon, my poor experience was basically attributable to the ownership team. Therefore I believe this salon is still nowhere near being the 'best'. It is quite subpar actually. Getting your hair done should be a warm, relaxing, friendly experience where the staff does everything in your power to make you comfortable and look as beautiful as possible. An elitist attitude where staff is unproffessional, gives average cuts and color, and is unwelcoming and snobbish is not the ideal salon.



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2 words....

Beth Cooper.

I am a 51 year old woman who has struggled with my coarse, thick, and heavy hair my ENTIRE life. I have consulted with stylists from LA to NYC. Many of them high profile, ""stylists to the stars""- I have spent more money than I'd like to admit- and walked away not liking my hair any more or even more importantly, ""understanding"" my hair, any better. Hair is one of the first things you notice about someone, and mine is generally pulled back in a ""clip"" because I just didn't know what to do with it.

Enter Beth Cooper. In my continued quest to find SOMEONE, ANYONE who could help, I consulted
Citysearch and read rave reviews about Salon Vanity and Beth. I decided to give the Salon and Beth a try.

On my very first appointment I was coming in from NJ and got into a traffic situation. I was running 45 minutes late. I figured such a high profile ""city"" salon would tell me to reschedule. They could not have been nicer! Fortunately Beth was a bit flexible that day, and could still work me in...""no worries"". When I got there, I was so attracted to the space. It is airy, lofty, bright and non pretentious. Everyone that works there is so nice and down to earth. I met Beth, and she was bubbly, energetic, vibrant and knows her hair. She immediately started talking to me about what would look good. Colors, processes and styles. She took the time to really look at me and my hair. I could just tell she loved what she did, and that part of her job as a stylist meant to her, imparting her ?tips and tricks? to her client.

I left that day with not only the best single process color, with highlights and haircut that I EVER have had....but Beth also gave me tips that have changed the way I maintain my hair- and they have made an ENORMOUS difference. I have received so many compliments, people have really noticed!! Beth takes the time with her clients, I am indebted to her. She recommended I should try the Brazilian Blowout on my next visit.

I just went back this Friday and had that done. Where I once hated my hair, I now look at it as my crowning jewel. I LOVE what she did!!! This young woman KNOWS hair and KNOWS what will work for her clients. RUN?do not walk, to get an appointment with her. She is a genius?.and I am beyond thrilled to have finally found her!!



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great color & salon

i love this salon! i feel like i am in NYC ! the amount of talent is incredible !!
i got the balayage highlights about 5 months ago and i am now going to get them touched up !!! i used to go every 6 weeks for highlights, but now its every 5 months!!! my hair looks and feels beyond words!
i called every high-end salon in the city and Vanity was the only salon who actually did balayage ! one place i called even asked ME what it was LOL!
Edmondo, the owner, is super super super talented & sweet and i am just disappointed i didnt find Vanity sooner..

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