3502 Scotts Ln, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1912940.007701 -75.185120
Neighborhoods: Allegheny West, North Philadelphia
Best Salon Experience Ever For Me! – I went to Duafe to have my hair cornrowed. I'd already sworn off natural salons, because I find that I end up paying a ton of money for something I could do myself! However, my experience at Duafe was WONDERFUL from beginning to end! My appointment started on time, all of the stylists were incredibly nice! The guy at the front desk was awesome! AND my hair turned out great and I thought the price was VERY reasonable! I've now started locs on my own and will be going in for a touch up. I had no problem getting an appointment because they are open 7 days a week and you can book online (another plus).
The neighborhood really isn't that bad; it's very much up and coming. Thank goodness, because if they were in Center City, you'd be paying for your hair AND that real estate! Anyway, I was already familiar with the area because a friend of mine used to live one block away from the shop. Parking can be a problem, depending on when you go. My last appointment was on a Sunday morning, so parking wasn't an issue.
I would definitely recommend Duafe. I felt totally comfortable there and I generally hate salons (one HUGE reason for my going natural). The customer service really is exceptional, they ought to write a book! Everyone knows that the owner, Syleena Scott, does Jill Scott's hair, so you would think they'd be totally stuck up in there, but they are SO down to earth! Truly, a great experience :-D
Well I didn't see Jill Scott . . . – but I did have a wonderful experience. It is very apparent that customer service is important to everyone: beginning with the receptionist and extending to the stylist (even the shampoo guy was a sweetheart) . My hair is, of course, natural however I prefer straight styles. I went to Duafe upon a recommendation from a friend and I was not disappointed. My hair feels exceptionally clean, soft and full of body. I love it! Everyone there did their best to be kind and attentive (I was offered tea upon my arrival).
The only thing that's off putting about the salon is that it's located in a very economically depressed neighborhood and sadly it shows in some in the clientele. Customers were sometimes loud and inappropriate which kind of depleted the positive energy. Also the infrastructure could use some work. I would recommend a professional paint job throughout the salon, new flooring and a professional carpenter to patch up the ceiling. The light fixtures could also use a good dusting!
Also, I don't anticipate that I will return while I continue to wear my hair in straight styles since it is very apparent that Duafe does NOT normally service natural hair clientele who want to wear straight styles. Instead I will consider going back when I want a textured style or when I decide to return to locs.
In sum, I would recommend this salon because of the exceptional customer service, the beautiful loc and textured styles I observed, and did I mention the shampoo guy?!!
Philly Gem – I have been going to Duafe's for a little less than a year and let me tell you, it was one of the best experiences I ever had at a hair salon.I leave their salon feeling beautiful every time.My hair is soft , has body and bounces with the wind.The atmospheres is great, the people are friendly, social and extremely welcoming! And the music is always on point, it is always a treat for me to get my hair done.They have recently opened the second floor and made it home to one of their best stylists. Its as if you are getting your hair done by one of your closest friend in their warm,cozy,ecletic apartment, I love it. Duafe's is truly one of Philly's exquisite gems that could never be replicated!
Awesome hair care and personal attention!!!! – When I was first interested in locking my hair seven years ago, I started out with someone doing my hair in my home. I was referred to Syreeta Scott at Duafe's, then located in a cozy and intimate shop in South Philly. I have not wanted to go anywhere else since that first time I sat in her chair (I will follow her whereve she goes!!). From that first day I felt as if I had come home. I have been taught not only how to extensively care for my hair and my skin, but I have watched how Syreeta has patiently taught her proteges how to care for their clients and how to successfully run a business. I am also continuing to learn more and more about my culture . By just crossing the threshold into Duafe's I immediately experienced the definition of extended family--hugh smiles, warm hellos and welcoming spirits!! Not only do they create locks in Duafe's, they're able to create any hairstyle that you can imagine. So if I decided to cut my locks off tonight, I can come right back to the boutique and re-create myself. I have been to lots of hairdressers in my lifetime and I have never experienced coming to a salon where I want to stay all day and even want to work!! Syreeta, are there any job openings??!!! (smile)
Duafe -- There is no substitute!!!! – The Duafe Holistic Hair Care Salon has no rival when it comes to customer servie and quality. Sensing my nervousness about getting locks, the owner decided to do my first session and each stylist I've had since replicates her gentleness and thoroughness when it comes to their clients. Every employee there is conscientious and highly-skilled and I've never left the shop feeling dissatisfied. Usually, stylists try to impose their styles on you but the folks at Duafe always listen to your requests to accomodate your budged, time, and personal preferences. The prices are higher than other salons but after trying most of the competitiors, I've come to realize that the old adage "You get what you pay for" has never been truer. Nowhere else in the city are you going to get such individual treatment and chances are if you ask someone with beatuiful locks and a great hairstyle where they got it done, the're going to say Duafe.
Very Unique Salon – Duafe is a very unique place I was going there for about 2yrs. I just recently stopped going because it is so hard to get an appointment. And, if you are natural you need to keep up with hair care. I was very upset that I had to stop going & put a realxer in my hair. Anyway, I would tell anyone to go to Duafe it is a experince I will never forget. The salon is beautiful the music is nice. Everyone is really nice. You really feel comfortable. And they really take there time with you & answer any questions you have. They make you love your hair because it can be a little tough being natural. But I would tell anyone to go even if they don't want to go back just to get the experince of going there.
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