47 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910639.949241 -75.147479
Neighborhoods: Center City East, Center City
"Once we got past his laborious technique (he folded 122 foils on our shoulder length hair), we realized Slemmer was a mad genius. He prescribed two shades of lowlights in the back, gold at the crown, and baby blonde on our bangs "to bring out those baby blues" Our hair had a champagne sheen for months-proving there's a method to his madness.-Allure Magazine
Philadelphia Stylist Bruce Slemmer is not only a top colorist, but offers expert hair cuts as well. Basing his design on lifestyle, face shape and hair texture, he pairs the perfect cut with an ideal, skin tone-based color to create a look that matches your personality.
Ask about free consultations and affordable maintenance programs to keep your color and look fresh. Bruce works with his clients offering cost control and flexibility alongside.
I have been waiting to get my hair done by Bruce for awhile now and finally did it! Bruce is so down to earth but also AMAZING yet passionate at doing hair. Bruce took my jet black hair that I have been dying for 4 years and that no one else would dare touch and made me a gorgeous brown with highlights and beautiful dimensions. He saved my length and I left with an amazing layered haircut and hair feeling super healthy!!! I highly recommend Bruce for not only blondes but EVERYONE!!!! HE IS AMAZING AND HAS GAINED A CUSTOMER FOR LIFE!! LOVE HIM!!
I have been with Bruce for 2 years now - he now has his own space @ Dave's salon - altho it shows as a barber shop on google - Bruce is a high end colorist !!! I struggled for years with Brass, no one could ever help/ correct my hair!!! Bruce is the first person in 14 years of highlighting my natural DARK brown hair that can get it to that ash white blonde. I know every natural dark haired person has this trouble.
He listens to what you want and knows everyone's hair is different. On top of it all, he's awesome to talk to :) If you are looking for beautiful blonde hair or highlights...Bruce Slemmer.
Bruce has been cutting my hair for a few years - he is very talented. He has been able to layer my hair in such a way that it gives volume and texture. He has also given great tips on how to keep it healthy and the cuts last a long time because they grow in beautifully. I'm excited for him as he settles into his new salon (awesome ladies at Dave's; no pretension or parade of assistants shuffling you around). Highly recommend!
Stumbling upon Bruce was serendipitous. After going to the same hairdresser for years, I needed a change. I happened to walk into his salon without an appointment, was ushered to his chair and the rest is well...history. Bruce has transformed my look (while still staying true to my style) to a new level. I get compliments all the time on my kick-ass cut and now the beautiful highlights (which Bruce recommended). He is an artist to say the least and I will follow Bruce wherever he goes. I'm stylin' and profilin' thanks to this amazing and sweet guy.
Bruce has finally found his home!! I have been a loyal customer of Bruce for almost two years. I recently went to his new salon Daves to get some gorgeous color for the new year. Daves is in a great location, the stylists are friendly and welcoming, and Bruce has his own area in the back where he can work his hair magic. The front of the store is a simple barber shop that has been in business for close to 50 year,but the back room has been converted into an adorable space for Bruce to work. His room is cute and comfortable, Bruce has never looked happier, and my hair has never looked better! I've followed Bruce to two salons and will continue to be a client; I've never found someone who's not only a genius with color AND cuts, but really loves what he does and cares about his clients. Everyone asks who does my hair and I am proud to recommend Bruce to anyone. Daves is a special place and I look forward to my next visit with Bruce in this friendly salon!
Will follow Bruce anywhere! Hands down, one of the most talented hairstylists ever. I am a very picky customer with regard to how I want my hair cut and I've never been disappointed since the first cut about 3years ago. When he cuts your hair, you don't have to wait for it to "grow in" so you can work with it and his cuts last a really long time. My hair looks nice for over 2 months with his cuts. I won't let anyone else cut my hair! Absolutely the best.
I was very loyal to my salon (a south Jersey/Philadelphia institution), going since I was 13, but as my hair started to get brassier and yellower, and my husband asked me why my hair was so dark, I knew I had to take the plunge and find someone new.
After searching for colorists who specialize in blondes, I found fabulous reviews for Bruce, and decided to give him a try and I could not be more thrilled to have found him! The first time I saw him I spent over 3 hours in the chair, but it was so worth it. My champagne-white blonde looks so natural and lasts for over 2 months. Previously I would be back at the salon every 6 weeks for a whole head highlight because it grew out poorly. I highly recommend Bruce, he is a genius with color!!
Bruce is an amazing stylist, both me and my fiance go to him. As a male I was concerned because Bruce primarily focuses on color and female styles, after my first cut I was put at ease. He does an amazing job and I have never had a haircut like his in my life. He made my hair work for me instead of me trying to make it look like something it is not. I would recommend him to anyone. As for blonde color he is the man, I remember the first time I saw my fiance after Bruce did her hair and I was amazed, I couldn't believe it could look that way. From color to cuts Bruce is the best and I will follow him anywhere.
When I first moved to Philadelphia last summer, I was concerned about finding the right colorist because I am so picky about my blonde hair. I figured it would take several tries before finding the right person. Did I ever luck out when I made an appointment with Bruce Slemmer! His work is terrific and he gives a fabulous cut. Not only that - he's a really nice guy. I also like the salon setting of Siojo - very comfortable and friendly. Easy parking. YAY
I first went to Bruce in 2001 when he was in Newtown and absolutely fell in love with him! He did wonders with my hair - beautiful blonde highlights and a great cut. When he left Newtown, I followed him into the city to the next two salons. I finally stopped going to Bruce because of the owner of the salon he was at. However, this past spring, I decided I really needed to find Bruce again and I did - here at Beans. I was not disappointed - he was the same wonderful Bruce - maybe even better!!! My hair looks fantastic! Unfortunately, I retired to SC at the end of Sept. and I am going to really miss Bruce. Thank heavens my son and his fiance (who I introduced to Bruce and she loves him too!) live in Philly and are getting married in March, so I will be back to have my hair done by him again - I can't wait!!!!!
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