1800 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910339.951507 -75.170514
Neighborhoods: Center City West, Center City
Top Quality Salon – I have been a client at House Productions for many years. Most of the time I go to Michael. He is certainly one of the top stylists in town and I am always happy with the results. But over the years, when I have had schedule conflicts with Michael's schedule, I have also had a number of other stylists cut my hair and I have always been satisfied. The atmosphere is professional and all the staff is always friendly.
If you are looking for a quality salon in Center City, I don't think you can do any better than House.
I'm so angry I could spit. – I've gotten my hair done at House Productions a handful of times. Each time, I've arrived at my appointment on time only to have to wait 20 or more minutes for my stylist to finish the appointment before me. I don't mind that and I wouldn't normally bring it up except, well, you'll see...
One time back in February, they canceled my appointment two days in a row due to snow - snow that never came!! Pre-emptive snow. That pissed me off but I continued to patronize the salon since I liked the cuts I got.
Earlier this week, I called to make an appointment for today, Friday. Like most people, I work, and so I asked if they had anything available after 5pm. The woman on the phone said that they usually make their appointments for on the hour but she said that they could squeeze me in if I got there by 5:15 or 5:20.
So I left work a few minutes early and spent 30 minutes on a Septa bus during rush hour. I got to House Productions at 5:22.
As soon as I showed up, the receptionist said, "Oh, we just tried to call you. Anthony has a 6:00 so he doesn't have time for your cut."
Let me repeat: I LEFT WORK EARLY. I SPENT HALF AN HOUR ON A BUS. I WAS TWO MINUTES LATE. And I was turned away.
I suspect that they'd have no problem making their 6:00 wait. But it's Friday night and they want to make it to happy hour.
Oh. Also. My haircuts are not complicated. I'm usually in and out in less than 40 minutes.
Good riddance, House Productions. I made an appointment at a new salon for tomorrow.
Kacie is Phenomenal!! – Kacie has been coloring my hair for several years and my color is absolutely PERFECT every time. She has an amazing eye for what colors would look best with your skin tone and current hair color. I will never let anyone else color my hair as long as I live in Philadelphia!
Jess is awesome!!! – Jess has done my hair for 3 years now and every cut gets better and better! I disagree with what this person says and obviosly that wasn't a review but a bashing. Not what this site is for!!! Jess gives great haircuts!!
Katie is GREAT!!! – I've gone to Katie at House Productions a few times in the last year. I moved here from LA and was worried about finding someone to cut my hair. But it is safe to say I’ve found a stylist I can trust in Katie. She was able to fix my hair after it had been growing out of a horrific cut from another place. And just yesterday, she gave me a super cute and low maintenance style to sport while I am growing my hair out. I have super curly hair, which a lot of people have a hard time with – but she understands the different textures within my hair and adjusts the cut accordingly.
The salon itself is cool. It is has a side door entrance leading to the second floor on 18th street and Chestnut. I have never had to wait more than five minutes and everyone is incredibly nice. The cuts are well worth the price and they encourage you to come in for free neck and bangs trims in between cuts.
Excellent cuts for curly hair! – I've been going to Megan for 2+ years and she is by far, the best stylist I've ever had for my curly hair. I can wear my hair curly or straight with her cuts...and, boy can she get my hair straight too. She spends a lot of time cutting -- my appointments run an hour, but I wouldn't trade that time for a fast, crappy cut.
I won't go anywhere else!
I finally love my hair! – I went to House Productions at its old location and after a hiatus came back to the new location. I agree that it can get super hot there but I absolutely cannot agree with the negative comments about Jessica. I found her after asking a girl with great hair who her stylist was. I have been going for over a year and love her work! I have long curly hair (I always wear it straight), and she is great with layers giving my hair shape without looking like I am trapped in the 80-90's. She absolutely listens to my ideas and for the first time EVER I actually like my hair. When my mom came for Christmas she gave her a much needed new style which looked great-and my mom has short super fine hair. The colorist who did my mom's hair did a great job too.
horrible – i agree totally with the negative review about jessica. i too was assigned to her as a stylist. i thought she was a doll and very nice and understood everything i had said about what i wanted, what my personal style was, and how not high maintenance i am with hair. it was the worst hair cut i had in my life! i asked for blunt straight across, and it was a v. i went from having super long flowing locks to all one length to my shoulders then frizzy thin layers underneath. i asked for hair that would lay naturally and not end up being a high maintenance hair cut... it was not! i cried and complained. the other stylists and colorists were wonderful. without them, i probably would have freaked out. one of the stylist tried to fix it for me but there was little she could do. the salon did very little to help my dissatisfaction. on top of all this, during idle chit chat one has with her hairdresser, we found out we had friends in common. actually, my ex of all people. i later found out because i talked to the manager about my dissatisfaction, jessica told my ex all about me calling the salon when she saw him in a bar afterward! she actually told him i was crying and being a baby! she most likely did not know we would eventually speak but i found out everything she said. it was immature and very unprofessional. obviously, jessica is an amateur on every level. i was appalled and now tell everyone i can to never, ever, go there. what a disappointment!
I finally got the edgy haircut I've always wanted! – I was getting desperate- I'm one of those people that has had so many bad haircuts, I'm willing to pay top dollar just to get some thing that looks modern. I had been going to another salon in Philly but after being ignored in their waiting room for 30 minutes, I vowed never again- I tried House Productions on a recommendation.
I didn't request a stylist for my first visit, and was assigned to Katie. Let me tell you- she is the sweetest, and most understanding hair stylist I have EVER dealt with. I explained my frustration, and gave her the description of the haircut I had been trying to get for years (angled bob- longer in the front, stacked in the back)- sounds simple enough in my head but always appears as a blunt bob on my head, and I'm too much of a doormat to say anything. WELL, let me tell you- she cut my hair EXACTLY how I wanted it, and she talked to me and kept me laughing the entire time.
I've been back to her since then and will continue to go back there. If you want a modern, edgy haircut- this is your place. I paid $45 for my cut and would have gladly paid twice that.
Best haircut in Philly – Lauren is the best. I have never had such a good haircut. She has been cutting my hair for close to 5 years and has always made me look stylish. My friend just had a foot of hair cut off by Lauren and feels like a Goddess. That's how good Lauren's cuts are-- you don't ever have to have a bad hair day with her perfect cut. I really am just a customer (but a satisfied one).
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