Philadelphia, PA (PressExposure) May 28, 2013 -- South Street is the home to Philadelphia's premier shops and dining belt. In comes its newest edition, Modish Hair Salon, a full-service multicultural hair salon offering services ranging from extensions, cuts and color all the way to natural hair care. Modish, a derivative of "mod," means fashionable, stylish, and trendy, and the salon meets all of the above in criteria. The swanky 2000-square foot storefront is nestled on 640 South Street, the location of the old Showcase Comics, which neighbors Impact Boutique and Dash of Pizazz Boutique. With the archetype location, the salon owners, Sheri McKinzie and Kera Anderson, have every intention of leaving their stamp on Philly's historical shopping arena.
Co-owner Sheri McKinzie has been a salon professional since 2005 and prior to that recalls workings in a salon setting since age twelve. And when McKinzie is not mastering business plans or round-brushing Brazilian blowouts, she is designing clothes for Hollywood's favorite stars, owning a ready-to-wear clothing line, McKinzie Chic. Business partner Kera Anderson also has a business background, having been self-employed for nine years as the owner a home care company. Her most recent venture involves launching a couture clothing line.The business partnership between the two was inevitable.
"The marriage between a stylist and a business person was ideal," says Anderson. The two found the South Street location quickly, and the following week the lease was signed.
McKinzie and Anderson wanted to fill the void that other salons have been plagued by. The goal was to open a salon that offered professionalism, continuing education for its stylists, and cohesion without overlooking customer satisfaction. Most importantly, they sought out to create a salon that offers the same quality services that Beyonce Knowles and Jessica Alba desire at everyday prices, yes they offer upscale services at a moderate price.
The ambiance of the salon is that of its name, "modish." The color scheme and framework resembles that of a snapshot straight fromHome & Garden. Clients are treated to coffee and tea, validated parking, and some of the finest hair products on the market such as Aveda, Joico, Purologie, and Naked. The Modish experience is unique as the hair stylists use robes rather than capes on clients, giving actual meaning to the customer catchphrase: "being treated like kings and queens." Securing an appointment is a no-brainer, as the salon allows clients to book appointments online. In the future, the salon anticipates using the chic space for different industry mixers and events.
Modish's vision is off to a great start, officially opening its doors to the public on June 21nd with a grand opening soiree, and will make services available starting June 22nd. The kickoff events aim to draw in new faces as well as mark the salon's official South Street debut. Mark your calendar for June 21st and come see what South Street's newest venue has to offer.