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Olney: Barber Enjoys Reputation For Sharp Blades And Words

Olney: Barber Enjoys Reputation For Sharp Blades And Words

On a typical day at Barbers Inc., the environment is lively. Laughs, jokes and conversations about sports and societal issues flow about the shop and continue outside the doors into the community. It’s a safe haven for some, and for others a chance to partake in good conversations. For lead groomer David Choung, the barbershop gives him the […]

 

Logan: Neighborhood Store Beautifies Its Customers

Logan: Neighborhood Store Beautifies Its Customers

Located at 4919 N. Broad St in the Logan section of Philadelphia, B & K III Cosmetics and Beauty Supply is owned by a Korean family that has lived in Philadelphia for more than 20 years. Store manager Antonio Jun has been working in the beauty supply industry and running his parents’ business for more than […]

 

West Kensington and Fairhill: Five Places to Get a Shape Up Under the El

West Kensington and Fairhill: Five Places to Get a Shape Up Under the El

Kensington Avenue is a bustling promenade featuring all types of characters, businesses and commotion. West Kensington and Fairhill are two neighborhoods in Philadelphia that express an identifiable culture, which involves all who pass through. Here the barber shop and nail salon cultures thrive. With shops offering $5 haircuts and $2 shaves, getting shaped up is […]

 

Southwest: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Southwest: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Largely ignored by city tourism agencies, Southwest Philadelphia has a number of notable attractions and eateries, from Bartram’s Garden to a variety of African restaurants on Woodland Avenue. Much of it can be easy to miss, but if you take your time, you may smell anything from the roses at Flowers by Dante on 63rd Street to the […]

 By Lauren Hertzler and Nicholas Centore

Soweto: Cutting Hair for a Cause

Soweto: Cutting Hair for a Cause

Maponya Mall is the largest mall in Soweto, home to designer grocery and clothing stores, speciality stores, financial services and, of course, beauty and hair salons, many of which participate in the Hairdressers of the World Against AIDS campaign. L’Oreal recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Hairdressers Against AIDS program in South Africa. Originally […]