As we near the end of 2020, we can all agree on one thing: It’s time to shake things up. And thanks to stylist Artur Kirsh’s (arturkirshsalon.com) partnership with celebrity stylist Joel Warren’s (he’s tended to the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Cindy Crawford) The Salon Project, you can be sure to do just that. Debuting last month inside Saks Fifth Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, the salon caters to its discerning tastemakers by assigning a single stylist to each client, eliminating the need to have contact with multiple staff. Here, Kirsh talks about this cutting-edge collab.
You’re well known in the local and celebrity space. What can we expect to see in terms of high-end details or salon options?
Our celebrity persona comes from our work and personalities. I always say to up-and-coming stylists that there are two qualities to be a great hairdresser. One is your work and two is your ability to be compelling and creative. This is the first level of what The Salon Project is about. We are also concerned with creating an amazing, simplified client experience so that coming to the salon is a luxury and not a chore.
Tell me a bit about working with Joel Warren. What makes your dynamic duo stand out from other salons in the city?
I’m Inspired by Joel, his vision and the unique concept he has created. I also appreciate his friendship, and have enjoyed working with him and his talented team in multiple locations from New York City and Boca Raton to Long Island, Miami and now in Bala Cynwyd.
Why do you think Philly is a great market for this?
I have always loved Philly; I created my career here. I’ve met friends and amazing clients through my career, and I think that we will fill a unique niche in the market. The Salon Project at Saks’ Bala Cynwyd location is convenient to everything—New York City, Center City and the suburbs.
What are you looking forward to most with this project?
We created a safe and comfortable atmosphere that is all about our clients and their experience. We are able to blend top-notch service with the most up-to-date COVID safety measures in place. This pandemic will end, but we will always remain vigilant in providing service in a setting that goes above and beyond all expectations. We are also thrilled to be located in the iconic Saks Fifth Avenue store, and to be surrounded by luxury and beautiful fashion; we think this is a great blending of brands.
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