1807 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910339.951800 -75.170644
Neighborhoods: Center City West, Center City
Francesca Banged Me! – Men?s haircuts can become redundant and typical. I was itching to find someone who worked outside the box. I came to Francesca in February ?08 with a ?typical? men?s cut; about nose length and looking like a brown football helmet. I didn?t quite know what I wanted, but I knew I wanted a mod cut while keeping the length. She said ?I know what to do!? and that was that. Now usually I am accustomed to stylists easing into the cut and the shape. Not Francesca? she does not tiptoe into a cold pool. Taking the daring, and unconventional, plunge first I wanted to scream ?what the f&*$ are you doing!? However I knew to just let her do her thing as she went around me with razors like Edward Scissorhands. Let me tell you, she delivered like Domino?s! An amazing cut, razored, textured, a truly avant-garde coif that received rave reviews.
She is extremely creative and her cuts are truly amazing. They grow in perfectly that I can go longer between cuts while retaining the style. I receive a lot of compliments on my hair, even right before I go in for another appointment, which can go 6-8 weeks apart. Over the past year she has taken me short, long, asymmetrical; each time she takes creative control and I am elated at her work. Francesca continues to amaze me.
Three words to describe Francesca: creative, edgy and talented.
Ten years and counting – Francesca has been working her artistry and magic on my hair for ten plus years. I can say from exprerience that her work gets better with time. My hair looks just as "fabulous" weeks after a cut. The shape and color never fade, garner many compliments, and most importantly, make me feel like a "rock star" even though I'm a working mom! Never a bad hair day!
GREAT!!! – Thank you Francesca!
You were so right! Have been stopped endless times since you made me over.The best my hair's ever looked. If you are looking for a unique experience and a unique look trust in Francesca. Thanks again
All i can say "i never have a bad hair day" anymore and all i can thank is Franceska Rivetti. She does the best color, cut and look all at once.
It is very important to have one less thing to worry about when you get up and get ready for an intense, full of excitement, busy and exhausting day.
Not only that Franceska gives you the best look but you feel very comfortable in her salon Follicle. Lots of good energy, fun talks and just great time.
Thank you Franceska. I feel very happy and lucky to have met you!
From one artist to another, You wear my hair-art in it's true form. Thanks for choosing me to make you feel and look colourful!!
Brava Francesca!!! – I have been getting my hair cut and colored by Francesca for 3 yrs she has been consistant with her services and overall disposition. Congratulations on being voted best haircut in Philadelphia by Allure magazine '08 and last year for best colorist. You truly are an amazing passionate artist. Thank you for making me look and feel beautiful with a twist.
Keep up the great work!!
Magic Fingers!! – I was so excited after the consultation, couldn't wait for the service which was a 2 week wait, though worth it. Francesca, took her time in explaining why and how, I enjoyed being kept in the loop during the service which was 3 weeks ago, color still looks amazing and get compliments all the time. Francesca is a true artist. Thanks again, you rock!!
No Hair For Me – Skip this nasty experience. I scheduled my consultation with Francesca- I had gone to the same stylist for ten years, she was battling breast cancer and took some time off - I had to find a new stylist and went for a consultation with Francesca. My hair was great - Francesca agreed, she said it was the best cut for my hair and there wasn't much she could change - thereforeshe was not sure I could not wear the "Follicle Stamp." If she couldn't dramtically change my hair she wasn't interested in having me as a client. There was some brief talk of dramatically changing my hair color - but Francesca never offered any suggestions of how to change the color. She was more interested in where I had been getting my hair styled, why I was leaving that salon, and how often I change stylists. As my previous stylist was ill I did not want to discuss this. Almost immediately she started throwing around the word "incompatibility" I found that interesting as she didn't offer any suggestions for me to disagree with. The five minutes I was with her she offered NO suggestions for my hair and I was charged $35. Save your time and your money and go to another kind stylist.
To all readers, 36, 5 stars out of 40 is a very strong indication that our work speaks for itself. We take pride in our hair art and realize that
we may not be the right fit for everyone, and vice-versa, hence that's why we have choices. Thank you
Follicle - not just for the girls – Francesca's talent is unique and unparalleled in Philadelphia. She creates results that arise from her innate sense of synergy and emergence managing hair expertly toward a creative and livable style.
I was not so sure that she would want to take her creative energy and apply it toward a middle-aged guy like me. I figured there was no way she would be bothered (no other "stylist" seemed to really care). But she did. Three cuts (6 weeks apart) and she continues to keep me fresh, urban, and yet appropriate for work. With her cuts I can change my look at any time depending on my mood and it always looks cool. (And I don't have to spend more than 10 minutes typically doing that). To be fair, I was used to the typical, boring, uncreative approach other stylists took toward me that I really didn't know that I looked...better until everyone started commenting.
The Royal Treatment – As a stylist myself, I know the importance of a great salon experience. Francesca and her team of assistants are experts at making you feel at home in the space and feel like you are getting the royal treatment. Francesca is an amazing talent with tons of creativity and expertise in cutting and coloring. Each time I visit the salon, I leave feeling like I got exactly what I asked for. I feel relaxed from the moment I walk in. I love that the space is small and intimate allowing you to get one-on-one, personalized treatment. Don't come in expecting to look like everyone else on the street when you leave. Each cut is customized for your needs, your lifestyle, your face shape, and your personal style. A gem in a city full of average salons.
It's great to read the many positive reviews especially when a review is written by a stylist that comes to Follicle as a client as she does not have faith in her co-workers at her place of work.
A real make-over!! – There is just amazing energy when you walk in the door. Photos of funky, fabulous looks that make you want to re-invent yourself! It's the only place I've ever benn comfortable saying "Do whatever you want" (even if I do slip in every once in a while that I "like" my hair long :) thanks Francesca!! And, Jenny was the first to finally find a good shape in my eyebrow for which I cannot thank her enough!
Thank you for your support in the past few years as a client and friend.
Keep racking and rolling!!
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