Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bethlehem hair salons

TC Salon in Bethlehem (61 W Walnut St. Bethlehem) is closed during unexpected renovations. There wasn't any heat in the building for a little while, or hot water, so closing was probably a good move. There are rumors that the Bethlehem location is actually closed for good, and unfortunately, the building's other tenants, Twisted Tulip Florist, Retro Deli and Catering, Daddy Groman's Moravian Bake Shop and Wilson Black Photography, are out of the building for the moment, too. Retro gave an update in this weekend's MCall Retail Watch.

If you have a gift certificate or you're a loyal client, you'll need to drive to the salon's Allentown location (621 North 19th St. - in the building where the former Shanty Restaurant was). I heard from a reliable source that the spa amenities in Allentown aren't nearly as luxe as Bethlehem's, but the services themselves are consistent with what you're used to. The salon moved to the building last year from its spot on West Tilghman Street. Its 19th Street location is definitely hip - stop in for a cup of at Hava Java before your appointment, and afterwards, show off your coif at a Civic Theatre show or inside two of my favorite places to shop, Step in 4 Mor and Boutique to Go.

Or, if you're not down for the trip to Allentown, I'd recommend checking out a few Bethlehem salons:

South Side
Apotheca Salon & Boutique 101 E 3rd St. (484) 821-1497
Eskandalo 12 W 4th St. (610) 625-9100

North Side
Gadzooks (3303 Bath Pike/Route 512 at Route 22)
Lux the Eco Friendly Salon 648 N New St. (610) 625-4600
Blown 597 Main St. (inside Main Street Commons) (610) 694-8989
American Hairlines 77 W Broad St. (610) 882-9848


  1. Eskandalo is the coolest of the cool, the awesomest of the awesome. I know some people who feel intimidated when they walk in there, but I feel right at home - and I've never gotten a bad cut! Honestly, with my limited funds (hello, college) and unwillingness to go to Holiday Hair, I think I'll stay at Eskandalo for a long, long time.

    Not to mention that there's Deja Brew and a great record shop down the street :)

  2. Julie M.2/08/2011

    The girls at Apotheca Salon do such an amazing job on my hair. My first haircut there was around the time they first opened last year and I've been back every two or three months since then. One weekend I called for a brow waxing on a Sunday thinking they'd be closed, but there was someone there and they took my appointment right away. Don't drive to Allentown when you have places like this on the South Side!

  3. Anonymous2/18/2011

    I used to frequent one of the South Side salons you mentioned, that is until I discovered Blown in Main Street Commons. It is the only salon in the Valley that offers the Brazilian Blowout. I also enjoy the laid back atmosphere. Ask for Andrew if you're ever in need of a blow-out. For $25 you leave looking and feeling like a million bucks.

  4. Please enlighten me... what is a Brazilian Blowout?

  5. Lehigh Valley Transplant,

    The Brazilian Blowout is a Keratin Hair Treatment that puts protein/polymer bond on your hair that eliminates the FRIZZ and makes your hair look and feel healthier. The service in most cases is about $200 and last up to 12 weeks. It takes about 90 minutes for the service and can be applied the same visit as a cut and color. There is one catch....Once you get the service done the first always come back.

    Thank you for the mention above,

    Bill Thompson
    Salon Owner
    Blown Color Studio
    597 Main Street
    Bethlehem, PA 18018