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Salon At 5th - 43 Reviews - 316 S 5TH St, Philadelphia, PA - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (215) 873-8090

Salon At 5th

316 S 5TH St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 873-8090
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After going to the same stuck up hair salon in Rittenhouse I decided to try Salon At 5th after getting a Groupon for a mani/pedi there. I liked my mani/pedi and the place so much...


My hair is in bad condition and very difficult to deal with. That is why I go to a professional salon instead of cutting it myself like I normally would. But apparently my styli...

Editorial review from Citysearch 3/25/2013

Unfortunately the salon has closed it's doors..... If any one is looking for me ""John"" I am now working @ Andre Richards 1218 Locust St 215.7351590 more

Can't Say Enough Great Things! 2/21/2012

After going to the same stuck up hair salon in Rittenhouse I decided to try Salon At 5th after getting a Groupon for a mani/pedi there. I liked my mani/pedi and the place so much I scheduled my hair apt for the next week. Jon did my color and cut, GREAT job!! The staff are very friend, you feel instantly relaxed and at home here. It's small but don't let looks decieve you, they do a great job and the prices are reasonable. more

Ask for Toby! 12/1/2011

Ask for Toby! I have had many stylists over the yrs, but Toby, by far exceeds them all. Blonde is a difficult color to get right. Highlights, single process, low lights... It takes an experienced colorist to know which combination will work for each client. He gives an excellent cut as well. Great at what he does and he extremely nice. I highly recommend booking with him asap more

SHERRY 5/19/2010


I have been a client for years! 2/23/2010

I was referred to Kyle, the owner, just about 8 years ago. After years at an upscale, aka, snotty salon, the switch to Salon@5th was refreshing and fun. When Kyle isn't available for my last minute appointment requests I can trust any member of his staff to do an outstanding job. More importantly, no ego from Kyle when this occurs. My hair is colored red and this salon is an expert at reds that last and are vibrantly beautiful. more

Been going here for years- and I'm picky! 12/30/2009

The owner is layed back and you can tell the staff likes working there. I love that it's a local, cozy atmosphere where I can feel like I got a fancy boutique,cut and color- without the prices that usually come along with it! I used to live in Manhattan, so I know how crazy it can get, and am also accustomed to a great cut. Salon @ 5th delivers, without the pretense. I know some people that travel in from the burbs- so that says something too. Pros: good vibe, nice people and great talent Cons: parking more

Hairiffic 4/10/2009

Salon at 5th has a great vibe, is not pretentious, and has a friendly staff - and Kyle (the owner) is great. I have been going to Faith for a while and I am always happy with the way she cuts and styles my hair. Faith makes lots of suggestions, and is proud of her work. She is really pleasant, listens to what you want, and offers up some cool chit-chat along the way. Pros: Comfortable, Friendly, conveniant more

Best Stylist in Philly 1/12/2009

My mom is a stylist, and has cut my hair my whole life. After I moved to Philadelphia I became tired of having to drive an hour and a half for a haircut, and decided it was time to find someone local. I tried a few salons, and after each haircut found myself putting it in a pony tail and waiting anxiously for it to grow out. Luckily, a friend of mine recommended I make an appointment with John at Salon @ 5th. As you can imagine I was a nervous wreck going in, not having ever had a good experience anywhere other than my mom's kitchen. John calmed all of my nerves, listened to what I wanted and had great ideas to enhance my style. I've been going to John for a year and a half now, and would recommend him to anyone and everyone. Now my hair appointments are comfortable and relaxing, instead of nerve wracking and disappointing. Everytime I walk out of Salon @ 5th I feel fabulous! I recently moved out of the city and the drive to see John is well worth it - he's definitely the best! Pros: Professional, Comfortable, Reasonable Prices more

Comfortably Chic Experience 1/12/2009

As you walk into the salon you are greeted by the warm staff and the amazingly clean and modern decor. The salon offers all the trendy styles as others in the city but in addition an atmosphere comfortable for everyone. I have been at Salon at 5th for three years and I should do their PR. Mostly because I believe it can be a life changing experience to be happy with your appearance. I know it sounds dramatic but I think all men and women need and want a change every once in awhile so instead of changing your partner just get a fresh hairdo :) more

Worth the WAIT!!!! 1/11/2009

I have been searching for a local salon in my area for a few months and stumbled across salon @ 5th. At first I was a little nervous about trying out a new salon but it was a new year so what the heck. I didn't make an appointment and just decided to walk on in. The staff member that greeting me was very friendly...there was not time right then to get a cut which was ok and partly my fault for not calling ahead. I was asked to come back later that afternoon. When I returned, I was greeted by John. He was very friendly and professional. John had a great idea for a new style and knew how to work with my hair. I have been to numerous salons in CC but no one has taken the time to sit with me and really talk about my hair like John did. One of the best parts of a hair cut is the blow-out and he definitely follows through, I felt so good. I can not wait to go back!! Pros: friendly atmosphere, walking distance more

Best Haircut in or around Old City 12/6/2008

Salon @ 5th provides affordable cuts, coloring, and styles for men and women, provided by a courteous staff, in a friendly atmosphere. Bernadette in particular really takes her time, and listens to her customers when it comes to what they want in a haircut. And then she delivers! Pros: great styles; courteous, professional service; friendly staff Cons: have not found any yet more

Salon @ 5th - highly recommended! 12/5/2008

After traveling to NJ for years to have my hair done, I got tired of the trek over there and opted for a salon closer to home. My first try was Salon@5th and it was a pleasant surprise. I was used to going to a ""factory-like"" setting in NJ where they churned people through in a loud, bright place and it wasn't until after I experienced Salon@5th, I realized what a true salon experience is - relaxing and calm. Everyone at Salon@5th knows my name, waves hi as I pass by on my way to the gym or Superfresh, and has welcomed 3 of my best girlfriends as new clients. Bernadette currently does my hair but I would trust anyone there - you won't be disappointed! Pros: atmosphere, skill, warm and welcoming more


I have been going to Salon @5th for years. I have been a clients of John's since he first began cutting hair. I think I was actually his first client. I am VERY picky and probably drive him crazy sometimes but John never fails, he always gives me a great cut!! John is always professional, he listens to what I am looking for, and I always leave happy. If you are looking for a great cut and/or color go see John at Salon @ 5th!! The rest of the staff is also great. They are all friendly and the atmosphere at the salon is very easy going and comfortable. more

Great Salon!! 12/1/2008

After going to the same place outside of the city for the past few years, I came to Salon at 5th on a friend's suggestion and would without a doubt recommend it to anyone. After getting a few great cuts from Bernadette, I decided to go for highlights for the first time and was extremely happy with them and just had them done again recently. (Bernadette also takes the time to do an awesome blowout!!) more

johns the best 11/28/2008

i have been coming to salon @ 5th for over a year now and i wouldn't change it for the world. I go to John and he is very experienced in his work. I have very damaged and unruly hair and he nursed it back to health. i am a picky girl but i no i can put my faith and trust in john knowing it will look fantastic. He really listens to me and gives e exactly what i want. The staff is great, very welcoming and friendly. i couldn't picture myself going anywhere else. If your looking for a salon with fun atmosphere, place that serves wine, and an over all great experience every time you go. Go see John at Salon @ 5th and u sure will be the happiest girl with the best looking hair in the city. Pros: serves wine, reasonable prices, friendly staff, and JOHN Cons: parking is a little tough but i always manage to find something more

Most Fabulous Salon in Philadelphia 11/28/2008

Salon at 5th is by far and away, hands down, the best salon in Philadelphia. Not only is the staff professional, but insanely cool. Going to the salon is usually such a drag, but not when John or Bernadette are responsible for you hair. Whether you just need a quick blow-out, a serious haircut, or a full head of color, Salon at 5th is the place to be. I am extremely particular about my hair and would not trust another soul besides Bernadette or John, and never leave the salon less than thrilled with the results. Over the years I have tried several different colors and styles, and let me tell you that the Salon at 5th is the place to be. I have been to salons in Boston, New York, Chicago, Denver and even Rome, but have never been as satisfied with the outcome as I am when Bern or John has done my hair. The atmosphere is hip and fun. The staff make you feel at home, and I always have a blast whether it is a 30 minute wash and blow-dry, or a four hour hardcore color session...I love Bernadette, John and Kyle! Want to try a new style or color, or just keep your regular cut? Bernadette or John are the stylists to ask for. Not only will the staff ensure that you are more than 100% satisfied with the results, but will also make sure that you have a comfortable and fun visit during your time at the Salon at 5th. The chairs are comfortable and the products are always the newest items to arrive on the shelves. Redken all the way! Curly, straight, wavy, blonde. brown, black, red, or blue hair, not matter what texture or color you hair is, Bernadette and John will without a doubt handle your hair in a proper, timely and efficient manner that will ensure you leave a happy client. The salon is also reasonably priced and in a convenient location, parking is always available. I would not switch hair stylists if you paid me, thats how much I love and trust Bernadette and John's ability and creativity.You guys rock! I highly recommend trying the Salon at 5th, you will not regret it! more

The best salon 11/26/2008

I was in the past week and this is my first time I have EVER written a review for anything. I was so satisfied with the service and the outcome, by far the best haircut i have gotten in my life. My hairdresser' name was Bernedette and she was not only good at her job but more then nice to me. Her employee John also treated me very nicely. I know just as long as I am around Philadelphia I will ALWAYS use this salon everytime i need a haircut. I suggest you do too! Pros: Wonderful people, service, and outcomes. more

Bernadette ROCKS!!!! 11/26/2008

I'm kinda new to the area so I had no idea where to go in the city for a haircut until I saw this place across from Superfresh. I asked around and got nothing but 2 thumbs up so I called for an appointment and booked Bernadette. Never being a fashion expert, I asked her what kind of haircut would look good on my head. She new exactly what to do and told me how she thought the hair would compliment my facial features and even suggested the right type of prouct and shampoo to use as well as styling tips I never would have thought of on my own. She even told me ideas for what we could to in the future, like growing my hair out or possibly relaxing it. She took great care of me and I couldn't wait to go out and make a great first impression on the town thanks to her. I have all the confidence in the world that I know I look good. Kelly gave a great shampoo and massage and John, Kyle, Faith and Jen all have great attitudes and personalities to make the whole visit top notch. And you can't beat the prices considering the location. Ask for BERNADETTE!!!! Pros: professional staff and great atmosphere Cons: parking more

Love this salon, and I LOVE John 11/25/2008

I started going to Salon at 5th under the recommendation of a friend about 2 or 3 years ago. John is the BEST! He's approachable, funny and always makes me feel like a model when I leave! Pros: friendly and talented staff more

So happy I found them. 11/24/2008

About a year ago I called the salon in dire need of having my hair repaired. It was breaking all over and just in horrible over all conditon. When i called they suggested I work with Bernadette. Well a year later I couldn't be happier. Not only did she get my hair back on the right track but she is also amazing at color. She really listens to what you have to say and takes pride i her work. I love every experience I have in there. The whole staff is great and they make you feel so welcome when you call for an appointment or when you stop by. If you need help bringing your hair back to life ask for Bernadette. She'll take care of you. Pros: warm and welcoming. more
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