Ashley is the best! She does exactly what I want & does it well.
Hi I'm Nadine a stylist at Chop Shop since 2008. I was trained in NYC and I'm bringing that chic looks of New York to Chop Shop Philadelphia.I specialize in keratin treatments,color and precision cuts for women, men and kids. Feel free to call or come in for consult no appointment necessary.Looking forward to seeing you.
The place to go in Philadelphia.
This review is long overdue, as I always had large amounts of anxiety choosing where to go get for my haircut. I am the type of person who loves their hair, mainly because I feel like it's one of the few ways you can express yourself without going any further than a pair of scissors!
I've chosen to regular Chop Shop on Main Street due to one reason, Ashley Kennedy! For about a year now, a haircut is something I no longer worry about. She's truly the best thing since slice bread, I cannot imagine going to anyone else for my hair ever AGAIN! I can go a solid month or two without having to go now because there's no spots that were missed and everything is always SO PERFECT.
Let's also mention that I went to more expensive salons, and none compared to Chop Shop/Ashley!
She rocks, without a doubt! If you're a guy (OR GIRL) and you like great hair, go see her!
Johnny is the best!. I love this place. I'm allergic to hair dye and Johnny does an amazing job. He is patient and takes his time so none of the die gets on my skin. I have never had any problems and my hair turns out beautiful!
ASHLEY IS THE BEST. Ashley is the best hair stylist to see at the Chop Shop in Manayunk. She has been cutting my hair for over 2 yrs now and I always look forward to going in there to see her. I'm very picky when it comes to my hair and she truly puts me a ease! Thanks Ashley you ROCK! Brian and Luke
Chop Shop in Manayunk.
I've always been selective and apprehensive about who will cut my hair. In fact, once I find a person who does it right, I stick with that person for years. My previous two barbers cut my hair for four years and seven years, respectively. That being said, I'm writing this review to praise the outstanding work and talent of Johnny Valentine who styles and cuts hair at The Chop Shop In Manayunk.
I've been a loyal customer of The Chop Shop In Manayunk for the better part of four years now and Johnny Valentine is the person you want when you walk in the door. Although all of the stylists are friendly and welcoming, Johnny's attention to detail is unsurpassed. He will take his time to ensure that you leave his chair completely satisfied. Don't be afraid to say what you want and he will deliver.
I absolutely recommend visiting and/or making an appointment with Johnny Valentine of The Chop Shop In Manayunk if you are in search of a friendly, reliable, and truly talented professional in this business!
Go to Ashley!.
Ashley did my hair for the first time about two weeks ago and I never loved a haircut and color so much. She knew exactly what I wanted which was a relief for me. She gave me the prettiest highlights and gave me a haircut that made me look so much more professional and pretty!
Definitely check Ashley out. Every good word about this place and her on this page is TRUE. She is incredibly talented.
I will definitely only being going to her for now on.
Ashley is seriously the best.
I've only been going to the Chop Shop in Manayunk since January, as I've been bouncing around from hair salon to hair salon since I moved to Philly a bunch of years ago. I got my hair cut and had partial highlights put in by Ashley, and she completely transformed my hair. I've never gotten so many compliments!
Aside from just being easy to talk to, she seems extremely knowledgable about hairstyles and what would look best on what face. Plus, while some of the other stylists I've seen ask you the same questions about work and your home life, she actually engages you in conversation and seems to care about what you say. The past few times I've gone I've asked for her specifically as I know she'll do a great job and I won't have to sit quietly for an afternoon.
I've never had to wait longer than 15 minutes to see her, but even if I did, she'd be worth it. If you're going, ask for Ashley!
Hooray for Straight Hair!.
Like most girls, I don't let my hair do it's own thing. If I did, it would be a wavy, curly monstrosity. I spend hours blow-drying and hot-ironing each week to make my hair as straight as possible. But of course, it's never straight enough. Enter Keratin.
I had a coupon for a Keratin express treatment at another salon, however, after seeing results from a full-on four-hour treatment on a coworker, I was sold. I had to get a full-on Keratin treatment with Johnny Valentine. I gave him a call and got an appointment. It took four hours - starting with putting the chemicals on my dry hair, then washing it off, a flat-iron to seal it in, a conditioning treatment, a blow dry and another flat iron treatment.
I am absolutely ecstatic with the results. My hair hangs down like one of those people with naturally straight hair. Apparently, I don't even have to blow it dry, it should stay pretty straight on its own. While I was getting my treatment, Johnny filled my head with knowledge about the do's and don't's of caring for your hair. I learned that I was using a conditioner with wax (yikes) which was weighing down my hair.
I'm absolutely going to schedule another appointment with Johnny in the future. Got to keep this straight look going!
lovely hair and a lovely experience.
I have finally found the perfect hairstylist. Johnny at the Chop Shop in Manayunk is personable, knowledgeable, and extremely talented. Before I start on Johnny, though, I ‘d like to take a minute to discuss the Chop Shop in general. I usually go to pricey, “fashionable” salons and pay way too much to not be entirely happy with my long, wavy/curly, highlighted hair. The Chop Shop is actually where my husband gets his hair cut, and I went one day completely on a whim, bored with my hair and bothered that my previous hairdresser always trimmed too much off. There’s no need to make an appointment, though I always will to make sure that Johnny is available. All of their services are a la carte, which is great—at my previous salon, I had to pay for a blowout (and a sub-par one at that), even if I didn’t request one. I also want to talk about the “attitude” at the Chop Shop. It’s pretty laidback, which again, is something I wasn’t used to. Everyone is friendly and at ease. Sometimes I go to a salon and feel like I’m back in high school—not dressed well enough and not cool enough for the salon clique. Not at the Chop Shop. You get a feeling that everyone there just cares about doing great hair—nothing more, nothing less. At the Chop Shop, you won’t get a glass of wine and a shoulder massage while your hair processes, but you will get amazing hair at an amazing price.
Ok, on to Johnny. My first time at the Chop Shop, I left with the most beautiful highlights I’ve had in six years, and by far the most beautiful highlights I’ve had since moving to Philly. One of the most impressive parts of the experience was the consultation before he got started. He asked so many questions about my “hair history” and what I wanted him to do for me. I really appreciated this because far too often, the stylist asks no questions, and being kind of shy, I rarely speak up about what I want. Johnny is also incredibly knowledgeable and willing to answer questions during the service. Due to his excellent consulting skills and his talent and knowledge, I left that day with exactly what I wanted. AND I left with an appointment for a keratin treatment for two weeks later…
While the keratin treatment process was lengthy, it was totally worth it. I honestly don’t hate my curls, but in the summer, they are entirely unmanageable. And Johnny does the keratin treatment at the most awesomely insane price I’ve heard of--$175 for your first one. My hair is completely straight now, so straight that I had Johnny cut some bangs for me, which I never, EVER do in the summer. (Again, he asked tons of questions before cutting the bangs, which is great, because bangs are a very, very personal preference.) There’s no risk here at all—the keratin washes out after several months (3-5), so in the fall, I can have my curls back. And for 175 bucks, I don’t have to waste my summer with flat irons and frizz serums. I have had no breakage whatsoever, and my hair feels better than it did before the treatment. If you’ve been considering this treatment, I recommend that you make an appointment with Johnny. Johnny will entertain you, inform you, and most importantly, he’ll send you away with beautiful hair.
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