Barbers >American Mortals
729 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910639.948124 -75.153759
Neighborhoods: Center City, Center City East
A bit overpriced for an average cut – I've been here twice now and I'm never quite satisfied with the cut. It's always just "ok." I finally decided "ok" was just not enough.
REGULAR CUSTOMER – It is great to have a hair place you are perfectly happy with (one worry less) . Once I persuaded my family to try Mortals, just one visit was enough to get them there on a regular basis (including a teenager who was a nightmare when it gets to haircut). Now one mention about going there, they are ready! :)
People are cool, friendly and professional! They are excellent about following your wishes. Haircuts are awsome and suitable to age, I love the coloring as well. Usually we go to Heidi or Anthony, but others are fine as well!
Let's Give Credit Where Credit is Due! – I see a lot of people have gotten their hair cut by Sandi. Well, I don't know her. But I do know Heidi. Heidi is a gifted cutter and I have never once felt that she was talking down to me/belittling me/forcing me to buy product. She actually trained with Nick Arrojo in NY and it shows. For those of you who watch TLC's WHAT NOT TO WEAR you know who Nick Arrojo is! And yes, Heidi is that good!
Yes, the place tries to be a little too hip for it's own good. So? If it bothers you don't decorate your home like that.
I stopped going there becuase I couldn't afford 70 per haircut. I really wish I could because I would be back in Heidi's chair in a second!
I love my hair! – I love this place! I've been twice - once for a cut and most recently for a color, and both with Brooke. I have absolutely adored the changes to my hair both times! It's really amazing what a nice hair-do can do for your esteem. I usually leave in the best mood. Relaxed atmosphere with good music and lots of things to look at, really nice front desk people who greet me when I come in, Bumble and Bumble hair products that smell lovely, and a stylist who listens to what I want and works with me every step of the way! I'll definitely be going back a third time.
Shady Reviews – Reader beware- the AM review titled "My Hair Founds Its Soulmate" (posted on 7/30/08) is almost IDENTICAL to a review posted for Salon Ricochet on 8/21/06 (including the grammar error). Hmmm... Sounds more like a "review" posted by a disgruntled ex-emplyee rather than an actual customer.
My Hair Founds Its Soul Mate! – A friend recommended Sandi at American Mortals after a BAD hair mishap at another salon [hint: SR]. I couldnt have found a better hair savior. Not only did she fix my hair, she gave me an amazing cut. I have gotten more compliments on this haircut than any other. Plus, like someone below said, it grows out SO well. As long as Im in Philly, Sandi is my hair soul mate! The entire staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The salon is super cute and in a really accessible location. There are always lots of rad magazines and treats.
You just have to find the right Stylist – I have been to American Mortals a few times over the years, and overall had decent experiences, but I think I've finally found a stylist I want to come back to. I had Sandi, and while she can definitely be a bit brusque at times, she understood what I wanted and gave me just that! And, while advising me that I wanted something pretty difficult to keep up, was also sympathetic. Also, the small talk was the least awkward of all my hair experiences (and I am really bad at small talk.) I will definitely be going back - Unfortunately I am moving out of state soon, but I don't think it'll stop me!
good hair, bad attitudes – I went to this place based on recommendations from friends and reviews online. Sandi cut my hair and overall she did a nice job on what I admit was a pretty disastrous hair situation, from the dried out texture to the numerous hack-jobs I'd done on myself over the years. She evened out all my self-styled "layers" and fixed my bangs up reasonably well. I also really like Bumble&Bumble products so I was happy that they used those and the texture of my hair has greatly improved based on the product recommendations I was given. However, I hesitate to go back again and definitely not to Sandi. She talked down to me, made rude comments about the state of my hair, and argued with every styling preference I mentioned. Even though what I ended up with was nice, I really didn't feel good about the whole process. I have had 2 experiences w/ this salon since, once to rebuy my conditioner and once to try and make another appointment. The people at the front desk were very rude to me each time, the last time the owner basically hung up on me while I was in the middle of saying "thank you" after inquiring about a day that was booked. It's no use getting a good haircut if the people there are going to make you feel crappy about yourself during your appointment. I have actually met a couple of the stylists outside of the salon and they were very friendly. But something about the atmosphere in the salon just seems to bring out the snottiness in all of them.
WE LOVE AMMO – Long time fan here, I thought I'd give American Mortals a shout. LOVE THEM. I see Joe, and love him; I usually get cuts but recently had him do some highlights for me too and I love them. Anthony cuts my son's hair and we LOVE Anthony, and the kid loves AMMO so much, would happily move in. I am super happy they switched to Bumble & Bumble, since I have been using their styling products for a lot of years now. The atmosphere of the place is really unique and inviting and funky, like your living room, and everyone feels like your friend. Now, I can't be sure they feel like that about us, but I hope so, and there is no question I'll keep coming back.
chill place but snotty. – ok so this place has a real chill atmosphere.. and some pretty talented, unique stylists.. but what good is all that if they dont have the right personality?? im a hairstylist myself and i wanted to try this place out cuz its edgy and i love edgy looks.. so i went in and tried out sandi for my new bob haircut i wanted.
( bob=long in the front short in the back).. though i didnt want a real dramatic bob at the time.. it was still a bob.. sandi was very unprofessional with her personality.. she talked down to me as if she rode on some high horse and i was jus some other stupid client. im telling her how im excited bout my new bob cuz i havent had a different look in a while.. and she jus replied, straight-faced "well.. i wouldnt call this a real bob".. listen.. a bobs a freakin bob.. get over yourself. she did a good job.. but mainly because they use amazing bumble and bumble products in that salon. so my hair was very silky and smooth. so i mean if i ever return to that place, i most likely wouldnt stay a loyal client to sandi. she was very rude and pushy when it came to buying products and small talk. a good stylist shouldnt jus be great at hair.. its the whole package honey.
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