Adolf Biecker / Strafford

★★★★☆
Main Line salon and spa specializing in natural skin and beauty care makes you say, "Ahhh ... veda."
  • 508 W Lancaster Ave

    Strafford, PA 19087

    Cross street: Gallagher Road

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  • 610-687-4750

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Tue, Thu 9am-8pm Wed 8am-8pm Fri-Sat 8am-5pm

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For a "top notch" salon, the experience I had here made me wish I had gone to the hair cuttery, where at least I would have saved some money and been treated with respect. I had my hair highlighted here, and the stylist (Kristen) was not overtly rude, but certainly not pleasant either.

I was brought over to a table where they seemed to be doing construction. There was no mirror in front of me, which I found very odd. It was very uncomfortable sitting there looking at an ugly wall for over an hour, and not being able to see what the stylist was doing to my hair. I tried to make small talk with her, but it was pretty clear she wanted nothing to do with that.

After the highlighting process was complete, I was brought over to the shampoo station. My hair was washed, another girl put a toner over my hair and asked if I was alright just sitting there with my head in the sink. I said, "Okay..." but I'm thinking I would prefer to at least be able to sit up. While I'm laying back (and at this point my neck is hurting), the customers on my left and right are being offered hand massages, beverages, etc. I was not offered the same gestures.

When everything was said and done, they brought me over to a "Do-It-Yourself" blow dry station. I was not even offered the option of having my hair styled. I have never gone to any salon (and believe me, I have frequented many) and been told I have to blow dry my own hair. Additionally, there was literally a bucket of flat irons there not being used. I was told I was not permitted to use a single one of them because they belonged to the stylists. Unbelievable.

To top it off, my hair turned out quite mediocre. I called to complain, and they asked me to come in for a consultation. I met with a woman named Tiffany, who was BEYOND RUDE.

Essentially, she tried to blame the failed results on me and how I take care of my hair. She said she would not even touch my hair without a conditioning treatment, and "if you don't take care of your hair at home, don't expect it to turn out nice at a salon." I have never in my life been told my hair is anything but gorgeous. I knew her saying this was complete bs because my hair is my best asset, and I certainly take care of it. (I am complimented on it nearly everyday!)

That was the last straw. I asked for a refund and luckily the manager did honor that request. I took the money they refunded me and went across the street with it to Toppers Spa. My hair turned out beautiful and the staff were much much nicer.

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For a "top notch" salon, the experience I had here made me wish I had gone to the hair cuttery, where at least I would have saved some money and been treated with respect. I had my hair highlighted here, and the stylist (Kristen) was not overtly rude, but certainly not pleasant either.

I was brought over to a table where they seemed to be doing construction. There was no mirror in front of me, which I found very odd. It was very uncomfortable sitting there looking at an ugly wall for over an hour, and not being able to see what the stylist was doing to my hair. I tried to make small talk with her, but it was pretty clear she wanted nothing to do with that.

After the highlighting process was complete, I was brought over to the shampoo station. My hair was washed, another girl put a toner over my hair and asked if I was alright just sitting there with my head in the sink. I said, "Okay..." but I'm thinking I would prefer to at least be able to sit up. While I'm laying back (and at this point my neck is hurting), the customers on my left and right are being offered hand massages, beverages, etc. I was not offered the same gestures.

When everything was said and done, they brought me over to a "Do-It-Yourself" blow dry station. I was not even offered the option of having my hair styled. I have never gone to any salon (and believe me, I have frequented many) and been told I have to blow dry my own hair. Additionally, there was literally a bucket of flat irons there not being used. I was told I was not permitted to use a single one of them because they belonged to the stylists. Unbelievable.

To top it off, my hair turned out quite mediocre. I called to complain, and they asked me to come in for a consultation. I met with a woman named Tiffany, who was BEYOND RUDE.

Essentially, she tried to blame the failed results on me and how I take care of my hair. She said she would not even touch my hair without a conditioning treatment, and "if you don't take care of your hair at home, don't expect it to turn out nice at a salon." I have never in my life been told my hair is anything but gorgeous. I knew her saying this was complete bs because my hair is my best asset, and I certainly take care of it. (I am complimented on it nearly everyday!)

That was the last straw. I asked for a refund and luckily the manager did honor that request. I took the money they refunded me and went across the street with it to Toppers Spa. My hair turned out beautiful and the staff were much much nicer.

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I have beening going to Adolf Biecker for years and i have to say i enjoy myself everytime I'm there.Everyone is always so friendly! When you walk in you are greeted right away with a smile. Tiffany does my color and i just feel great when

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★★★★★

I have beening going to Adolf Biecker for years and i have to say i enjoy myself everytime I'm there.Everyone is always so friendly! When you walk in you are greeted right away with a smile. Tiffany does my color and i just feel great when

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So funny that I was going on this site to write a review about all of my wonderful visits to Adolf Biecker in Strafford. I have been going to this salon for many years and I have to say I am a bit disturbed by the last review so much so

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★★★★★

So funny that I was going on this site to write a review about all of my wonderful visits to Adolf Biecker in Strafford. I have been going to this salon for many years and I have to say I am a bit disturbed by the last review so much so

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I just had my hair done by Tiffany who was recommended to me by a neighbor. She said Tiffany was a terrific colorist and I have to admit that I do like my color but I found her and the rest of the people SO arrogant. Tiffany made it

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★★★★★

I just had my hair done by Tiffany who was recommended to me by a neighbor. She said Tiffany was a terrific colorist and I have to admit that I do like my color but I found her and the rest of the people SO arrogant. Tiffany made it

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I'm giving this salon two stars strictly because of the manager. I recently had a very unpleasant experience here--so unpleasant that I went to the trouble of writing a letter of complaint to the manager.

Some of the receptionists, but

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★★★★★

I'm giving this salon two stars strictly because of the manager. I recently had a very unpleasant experience here--so unpleasant that I went to the trouble of writing a letter of complaint to the manager.

Some of the receptionists, but

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I've been going to Adolf Biecker for years.I've lived several places and been to many salons from Palm Beach to NYC and by far no one does color better than Tiffany. She has gone over and above the call of duty on so many of my social last

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★★★★★

I've been going to Adolf Biecker for years.I've lived several places and been to many salons from Palm Beach to NYC and by far no one does color better than Tiffany. She has gone over and above the call of duty on so many of my social last

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I have been going to Adolf Beiker for 8 years. I cannot imagine and would not attempt to locate a salon that has a higher level of service and talent. Tiffany is a color queen, I trust her expertise. She is the ultimate professional and

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★★★★★

I have been going to Adolf Beiker for 8 years. I cannot imagine and would not attempt to locate a salon that has a higher level of service and talent. Tiffany is a color queen, I trust her expertise. She is the ultimate professional and

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To be honest, I never write reviews so you know that this salon has to be good. Someone had recommended the team of Russell and Tiffany to me over 6 years ago and I will never go to anyone else. My hair color is naturally very dark and

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★★★★★

To be honest, I never write reviews so you know that this salon has to be good. Someone had recommended the team of Russell and Tiffany to me over 6 years ago and I will never go to anyone else. My hair color is naturally very dark and

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I have been getting my hair highlighted for about 10 years, and cut for almost 30 years. I have been to various high end salons and no one does a better highlighing job than Tiffany. I have been going to Tiffany for about five years now,

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★★★★★

I have been getting my hair highlighted for about 10 years, and cut for almost 30 years. I have been to various high end salons and no one does a better highlighing job than Tiffany. I have been going to Tiffany for about five years now,

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I have been going to this salon for many years, have left (because it is far from my home) and always come back. I have tried so many colorists and no one can color my hair like Tiffany! She is by far the best around. I love her fun-loving

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★★★★★

I have been going to this salon for many years, have left (because it is far from my home) and always come back. I have tried so many colorists and no one can color my hair like Tiffany! She is by far the best around. I love her fun-loving

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After moving out of New York City to PA, it took some searching to find the right hair salon. Once I was recommend to Adolf Biecker I gave them a try. As a customer of their's for over 11 years and many referrals, I guess you know I'm more

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★★★★★

After moving out of New York City to PA, it took some searching to find the right hair salon. Once I was recommend to Adolf Biecker I gave them a try. As a customer of their's for over 11 years and many referrals, I guess you know I'm more

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I'm giving this salon two stars strictly because of the manager. I had a really unpleasant experience here a couple months ago--so unpleasant that I went to the trouble of writing a letter of complaint to the manager.

Some of the receptionists, but especially my stylist, were totally lacking in customer service skills--snobby, arrogant, and rude. I was truly amazed at my stylist's brusque, curt manner, and unwillingness to communicate with me as to how my hair should be cut. She had a very defensive attitude and didn't seem to like the fact that I asked questions. I also don't think she understands the concept that there's more to being a professional stylist than the ability to cut hair. I've honestly never witnessed such a thing in a salon of this caliber. It felt more like The Hair Cuttery than Adolf Biecker. I was so surprised because I'd been a client at their Philadelphia location for over 25 years and had nothing but pleasant experiences. I moved recently and the Strafford salon is now closer, so I tried a stylist there expecting the same excellent service. Wrong.

The manager, Debbie, called me immediately upon receipt of my letter, really listened to what I had to say, and apologized. She understood why I was upset and generously compensated me, so I have to at least give her credit. However, I can't help but question why she continues to employ such unprofessional people.

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★★☆☆☆

I'm giving this salon two stars strictly because of the manager. I had a really unpleasant experience here a couple months ago--so unpleasant that I went to the trouble of writing a letter of complaint to the manager.

Some of the receptionists, but especially my stylist, were totally lacking in customer service skills--snobby, arrogant, and rude. I was truly amazed at my stylist's brusque, curt manner, and unwillingness to communicate with me as to how my hair should be cut. She had a very defensive attitude and didn't seem to like the fact that I asked questions. I also don't think she understands the concept that there's more to being a professional stylist than the ability to cut hair. I've honestly never witnessed such a thing in a salon of this caliber. It felt more like The Hair Cuttery than Adolf Biecker. I was so surprised because I'd been a client at their Philadelphia location for over 25 years and had nothing but pleasant experiences. I moved recently and the Strafford salon is now closer, so I tried a stylist there expecting the same excellent service. Wrong.

The manager, Debbie, called me immediately upon receipt of my letter, really listened to what I had to say, and apologized. She understood why I was upset and generously compensated me, so I have to at least give her credit. However, I can't help but question why she continues to employ such unprofessional people.

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She gets the award for rude, grumpy, moody and unprofessional. The general manager should be ashamed of herself for making excuses for Tiffany's sour behavior. If she cannot smile and be friendly when she comes to work, she should stay

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She gets the award for rude, grumpy, moody and unprofessional. The general manager should be ashamed of herself for making excuses for Tiffany's sour behavior. If she cannot smile and be friendly when she comes to work, she should stay

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Just got my haircut by the BEST stylist-Jenna. She was amazing and was able to cut my hair when I didn't even know what look I was going for and I LOVED it! You would be insane not to go to her if you're looking for an up to date, yet

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Just got my haircut by the BEST stylist-Jenna. She was amazing and was able to cut my hair when I didn't even know what look I was going for and I LOVED it! You would be insane not to go to her if you're looking for an up to date, yet

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Picture this: I arrive early for a wash and blow-dry. As I approach the desk to check in, a client there is speaking in an agitated voice regarding an employee requesting that this employee be spoken to... I backed away and walked toward the changing room when I was suddenly confronted by an unfamiliar woman who, without introduction, without greeting, aggressively began stating that if a curling iron was used it would be an extra charge. Hello? (Last month I was scheduled with a stylist I had never before met, Pavlina. SHE used a curling iron at the end: I did not request it, I did not ask for it.) Pavlina now arrives, I greet her and state that I was scolded like a child and that we cannot use a curling iron because "it will be an extra charge". At check-out, I'm told the fee is that of the charge with a curling iron (which was not used). What? Oh yes, Pavlina said she...curled? The angry woman who rudely greeted me earlier now arrives to say oh, because my hair is longer even though no curling device was used there is an extra charge. I ask who are you...Deb, The Assistant General Manger! No thank you, this "style of management" is a LOSER: of clients and reputation. Good-by.

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Picture this: I arrive early for a wash and blow-dry. As I approach the desk to check in, a client there is speaking in an agitated voice regarding an employee requesting that this employee be spoken to... I backed away and walked toward the changing room when I was suddenly confronted by an unfamiliar woman who, without introduction, without greeting, aggressively began stating that if a curling iron was used it would be an extra charge. Hello? (Last month I was scheduled with a stylist I had never before met, Pavlina. SHE used a curling iron at the end: I did not request it, I did not ask for it.) Pavlina now arrives, I greet her and state that I was scolded like a child and that we cannot use a curling iron because "it will be an extra charge". At check-out, I'm told the fee is that of the charge with a curling iron (which was not used). What? Oh yes, Pavlina said she...curled? The angry woman who rudely greeted me earlier now arrives to say oh, because my hair is longer even though no curling device was used there is an extra charge. I ask who are you...Deb, The Assistant General Manger! No thank you, this "style of management" is a LOSER: of clients and reputation. Good-by.

Pros: not at this time

Cons: Disrespectful/ Unwarrented

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Over the weekend I went to Adolf Biecker with my Mom for a wedding trial run. The salon is very busy on the weekend. I had my make up done by Gabbi and my hair done but I unfortunately can't remember that nice girls name. Everyone was super helpful, smiling, and professional. Dawn, the wedding coordinator was so nice and accommodating. They even moved clients around so I could get my hair done this week and I am excited to see how great they are at highlights.

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Over the weekend I went to Adolf Biecker with my Mom for a wedding trial run. The salon is very busy on the weekend. I had my make up done by Gabbi and my hair done but I unfortunately can't remember that nice girls name. Everyone was super helpful, smiling, and professional. Dawn, the wedding coordinator was so nice and accommodating. They even moved clients around so I could get my hair done this week and I am excited to see how great they are at highlights.

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Good service but miserable b**** at front desk. My appointment at Adolf Biecker was ruined because of a miserable person who works at the front desk. I think she should worry about her own life and stop nit-picking on clients of the salon. Enough said- I won't be coming back because of how she treated me!

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★★☆☆☆

Good service but miserable b**** at front desk. My appointment at Adolf Biecker was ruined because of a miserable person who works at the front desk. I think she should worry about her own life and stop nit-picking on clients of the salon. Enough said- I won't be coming back because of how she treated me!

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I have tried Adolf Biecker on two occassions and have found the reception staff to be rude and unprofessional. I was treated poorly over the telephone on both occassions and have not actually had an appointment. I went to law school close to the Strafford location and I attempted to schedule a cut and color in 2007. The receptionist was curt and unwelcoming at that time and I ended up scheduling elsewhere. Most recently I thought that I would try the salon again, hoping to not hold one bad employee against the business. This time I attempted to schedule a $300 service and was again treated like I was inconveniencing the salon employee who was on the other end of the line. I will not ever attempt this salon, particularly with the fact that there is an abundance of quality salons and spas in the Main Line/Philadelphia area.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have tried Adolf Biecker on two occassions and have found the reception staff to be rude and unprofessional. I was treated poorly over the telephone on both occassions and have not actually had an appointment. I went to law school close to the Strafford location and I attempted to schedule a cut and color in 2007. The receptionist was curt and unwelcoming at that time and I ended up scheduling elsewhere. Most recently I thought that I would try the salon again, hoping to not hold one bad employee against the business. This time I attempted to schedule a $300 service and was again treated like I was inconveniencing the salon employee who was on the other end of the line. I will not ever attempt this salon, particularly with the fact that there is an abundance of quality salons and spas in the Main Line/Philadelphia area.

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I had a terrible experience here. I received a gift certificate to go to this salon for my facial. This was a nightmare. I was greeted by a very unfriendly woman who had terribly bad breath. She tried to use a blade on my face and I was terrified that she would make a mistake. I felt uncomfortable and fortunatly complained and got a refund. Never going there again!

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★☆☆☆☆

I had a terrible experience here. I received a gift certificate to go to this salon for my facial. This was a nightmare. I was greeted by a very unfriendly woman who had terribly bad breath. She tried to use a blade on my face and I was terrified that she would make a mistake. I felt uncomfortable and fortunatly complained and got a refund. Never going there again!

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my expierence with adolf biecker was a nightmare. the place itself looks like they WISHthey were professional, but put a mask over it. the prices were too high for the low service they give. it seemed like i was in a movie full of snotty, mean, fake, and stuck up people. i felt so uncomfortable and i wish i wasnt stuck in that position. when i came to check in, the short lady at the counter with the short blone hair was very very rude, did not even look me in the eye, but then got me set up where i needed to go. the girl who dyed my hair seemed like she did not want to be there either..when i watched as people roamed around the room, all i could hear was the sound of bickering, and annoyance of the workers. all i have to say about adolf biecker in strafford, is if you want to be treated like a PERSON, and not like a tiny beetle in a rainforest, DONT go there. you could for sure find a more relaxing, cheaper place to get yourself pampered at.

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my expierence with adolf biecker was a nightmare. the place itself looks like they WISHthey were professional, but put a mask over it. the prices were too high for the low service they give. it seemed like i was in a movie full of snotty, mean, fake, and stuck up people. i felt so uncomfortable and i wish i wasnt stuck in that position. when i came to check in, the short lady at the counter with the short blone hair was very very rude, did not even look me in the eye, but then got me set up where i needed to go. the girl who dyed my hair seemed like she did not want to be there either..when i watched as people roamed around the room, all i could hear was the sound of bickering, and annoyance of the workers. all i have to say about adolf biecker in strafford, is if you want to be treated like a PERSON, and not like a tiny beetle in a rainforest, DONT go there. you could for sure find a more relaxing, cheaper place to get yourself pampered at.

Pros: none

Cons: this place should not exist.

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While a little on the more expensive side, this haircut was totally worth it! I only get my hair cut/trimmed/styled a few times a year, so it's worth going to a place that will make it look great. I love the atmosphere when I'm there, with friendly service and free snacks, and my hair looks great for months!

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★★★★☆

While a little on the more expensive side, this haircut was totally worth it! I only get my hair cut/trimmed/styled a few times a year, so it's worth going to a place that will make it look great. I love the atmosphere when I'm there, with friendly service and free snacks, and my hair looks great for months!

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I got the best energizing and revitalizing massage here. The sport massage was a huge hi with my husband as well. Call for reservations so you can get in the time you want.

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I got the best energizing and revitalizing massage here. The sport massage was a huge hi with my husband as well. Call for reservations so you can get in the time you want.

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I have been going to Adolf Biecker for some time now, and I can't imagine what my hair would look like without the expertise of my stylist Russel and the dedication and knowledge of my colorist Tiffany. When I made my first appointment at the salon I went in for a consultation, I knew at that moment that the two of them make a great team. They both made great suggestions and I was totally confident that I was in good hands. It is safe to say my hair needed some TLC and they did just that. Tiffany wanted to get my hair back in good condition before hiliting my hair again. She gave me a series of glosses and conditioning treatments and Russel gave me a great cut that really opened up my face and took off alot of the old color. Now more than one year later my hair is in the best condition its been in years. Tiffany has started to hilite me in the manner where she paints the hilites on by hand, it looks so natural and grows out wonderfully. She really brings out my amazing haircut. The only con is the price...but the two of them are worth it!!!!! I wouldn't trust anyone with my lovely locks, and neither should you. The staff at Adolf Biecker are all very kind and alot of fun, if you aren't already a client there you should try them out. You won't be sorry.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Adolf Biecker for some time now, and I can't imagine what my hair would look like without the expertise of my stylist Russel and the dedication and knowledge of my colorist Tiffany. When I made my first appointment at the salon I went in for a consultation, I knew at that moment that the two of them make a great team. They both made great suggestions and I was totally confident that I was in good hands. It is safe to say my hair needed some TLC and they did just that. Tiffany wanted to get my hair back in good condition before hiliting my hair again. She gave me a series of glosses and conditioning treatments and Russel gave me a great cut that really opened up my face and took off alot of the old color. Now more than one year later my hair is in the best condition its been in years. Tiffany has started to hilite me in the manner where she paints the hilites on by hand, it looks so natural and grows out wonderfully. She really brings out my amazing haircut. The only con is the price...but the two of them are worth it!!!!! I wouldn't trust anyone with my lovely locks, and neither should you. The staff at Adolf Biecker are all very kind and alot of fun, if you aren't already a client there you should try them out. You won't be sorry.

Pros: Pleasant staff!!! great atmosphere!!!!

Cons: Pricey, but worth every penny!!!

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The Adolk Biecker salon personnel were very kind, pleasant, cheerful, and professional. The salon environment is calming and beautiful. However, I wasn't satisfied with the actual hair styling; when I made my appointment I made it clear that I was in search of a consultant who would work with me in finding a new hairstyle. I was assured this would be the case, and it definitely wasn't.

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★★★☆☆

The Adolk Biecker salon personnel were very kind, pleasant, cheerful, and professional. The salon environment is calming and beautiful. However, I wasn't satisfied with the actual hair styling; when I made my appointment I made it clear that I was in search of a consultant who would work with me in finding a new hairstyle. I was assured this would be the case, and it definitely wasn't.

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Faina in Strafford gives the best facials. If you have problem skin she is the one to see!

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★★★★★

Faina in Strafford gives the best facials. If you have problem skin she is the one to see!

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I have gone to every salon on the Main Line and Philadelphia and there is no salon better that Adolf Biecker. Russell is the best for a cut or Ericka. And Michelle is awesome for color.

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★★★★★

I have gone to every salon on the Main Line and Philadelphia and there is no salon better that Adolf Biecker. Russell is the best for a cut or Ericka. And Michelle is awesome for color.

Pros: great stylists, good service

Cons: tight parking

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"Hot" salons, like restaurants, cool off after a few years. Being consisitant keeps a business successful. Adolf Biecker has remained one the Top 5 salons for over 65 years.

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"Hot" salons, like restaurants, cool off after a few years. Being consisitant keeps a business successful. Adolf Biecker has remained one the Top 5 salons for over 65 years.

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My hair Color is so beautiful, people actually stop me and comment on how pretty my color is. Michelle is my colorist and is just the best. I live for a shampoo by Carol!!! My Stylist, David goes to Paris each year for an updates (not that he needs to) The Salon is beautiful and the staff always makes you feel at home....

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★★★★★

My hair Color is so beautiful, people actually stop me and comment on how pretty my color is. Michelle is my colorist and is just the best. I live for a shampoo by Carol!!! My Stylist, David goes to Paris each year for an updates (not that he needs to) The Salon is beautiful and the staff always makes you feel at home....

 

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