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Modify: the Hair Art Studio


1701 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146  /  (215) 545-5505
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Located at the corner of 17th & Christian Streets
in the "Graduate Hospital" neighborhood.

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Modify: the Hair Art Studio


1701 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146  /  (215) 545-5505
Get Directions

Located at the corner of 17th & Christian Streets
in the "Graduate Hospital" neighborhood.

Modify: The Hair Art Studio goes beyond a full service hair salon. It is where art is created, where inner thought becomes outer expression, and where clients find confidence in their style. We believe in creating and promoting an open inspirational environment for all, no matter a client's needs or challenges.

With exceptional customer service and dedication to creating unique hair art, Modify welcomes everyone who is just looking for great hair.

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Our Services


Our Services


Salon Menu
 


$50.00+

Women's Haircut

$30.00

Men's Haircut


$17.00+

Children's Haircut

$10.00+

Bang Trim


$35.00+

Blowdry Style

$50.00+

Wash, Blowdry, Curl


$65.00+

Up-Do/Event Styling

$65.00+

Relaxer


$65.00+

Single Process Color

$100.00+

Double Process Color


$80.00+

Partial Highlights

$125.00+

Full Highlights


$25.00+

Olaplaex Treatment

$25.00+

Toner/Glaze


Conditioning Treatment

$20.00+


$15.00

Eyebrow Wax

$10.00

Lip, Chin or Sideburn Wax


Consultation Corrective Color, Consultation Balayage
Consultation Extensions (Individually Bonded, Glue-In, Sew-In)
Consultation Keratin Treatment


 

PRODUCTS

 

Our stylists are trained to provide exceptional hair art as well as customer service and education. The tools, products, and techniques used are what our stylists believe is the best available for their clients.

 

PRAVANA

PRAVANA'S full and complete range of continuously natural evolving hair care products includes hair color, styling, texturizing and after-color care to meet virtually every beauty need. PRAVANA'S anti-corporate philosophy goes beyond traditional product creation by redefining personal hair care with a caring commitment towards only the highest quality brand and product precision, underscored by a responsible and altruistic eco-conscious approach, which includes biodegradable packaging, natural, non-harmful ingredients and a built in charitable contribution for every purchase made.

 

KEVIN.MURPHY

KEVIN.MURPHY is a fashion focused range of salon only, professional, hair care products created by Kevin to meet his needs as an editorial hairstylist. Unsatisfied with the performance of mainstream hair products, Kevin recognized the need for weightless products that provided performance, strength and longevity to support today's ever changing looks. Born from the same philosophy as skin care and inspired by nature's best, the KEVIN.MURPHY range of shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling aids, is an indulgence of runway looks and natural aromatherapy catered for every hair type.

The products are made from renewable and sustainable resources whenever possible, using pure essential oils, plant extracts and natural antioxidants. All KEVIN.MURPHY hair products are sulphate and paraben free.

 

Pai-Shau

Our Signature Exotic Tea Complex is an exclusive blend of steeped teas from around the world that work in unison to provide powerful rejuvenating properties that strengthen, nourish and protect the hair. Potent antioxidants, panthenol, vitamins B, C and E are infused into every Pai-Shau product to add body and shine. Our luxury collection includes our Biphasic Infusion, Replenishing Hair Cleanser, Replenishing Cream Conditioner, Supreme Revitalizing Hair Mask and Style Soufflé.

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Our Team


Our Team


Cofounders Audrey & Diane met at a Philadelphia salon in 2002, finding in each other a partnership that propels them both to the top of their fields. They believe that diversity in talent & style helps create an atmosphere for true expression & learning.

 
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Audrey Traum

Owner & Stylist

As a professional stylist for over 16 years, Audrey helps clients envision and develop their own unique style. She has a keen ability to understand her client's vision and interpret it into strong visual elements. From a conservative bob to an outrageous rainbow mohawk, she does it all!

When not at Modify, you can find Audrey participating in educational classes for hair and for business, styling hair for photo shoots or just walking around enjoying her hometown of Philly. Music, street fashion and traveling are critical sources of inspiration in her development as an artist.

 

Diane Precht

Owner & Stylist

Philadelphia native Diane Precht brings an artistic vibe to her work as a master stylist and co-owner of Modify: The Hair Art Studio.  Diane launched her career in hair and beauty over 15 years ago, with a strong focus in theater as a production stylist for the Academy of Music, Forrest and Merriam Theaters in Philadelphia. 

In addition to a theater career, Diane's experience spans from platform artistry to salon management to trend stylist.  Her talent as a beauty and fashion professional helps clients explore their beauty through her expertise in luxurious hair extensions and the latest celebrity styles.

Diane received her Cosmetology Teacher's License from Paul Mitchell Academy and also studied at the Wella Institute and the Fashion Institute of Design in Los Angeles, California.  Diane currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband Greg and their two children.

 

Linde May

Manager & Stylist

Linde started her career in the hair industry 14 years ago. She considers herself a sculptor at heart and enjoys the technical and artistic aspects of haircutting. She believes communication and education are key to getting a good haircut and enjoys working closely with her clients to achieve their goals. She is a firm believer that hair is best maintained by client education. Linde is thrilled to join the team at Modify so she can continue her education, expand her service repertoire and service her clientele in a more intimate and fun environment. Linde's haircutting services include; men's professional, fades, scissor cuts, dry cuts, razor cuts, curly hair, women's cuts.

 
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Kat Knepp

Stylist

Kat Knepp brings 9 years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist to Modify. During this time, she has focused on continuing education and a professional work ethic, making her a trend setting, precise, and popular stylist. She has filled salons with her bright spirit from Davis, CA to New Orleans, LA. In NOLA, she helped grow the Rocket Science Beauty Bar from a small speakeasy-type salon to a full service bustling business catering to a diverse on trend clientele. Her speed and precision in hair cutting, paired with the creativity and passion found in NOLA, has molded her into a talented and artistic hairdresser. She recently relocated to Philadelphia in search of new professional challenges and a community of open-minded artists. If you like cats, science fiction, and freakin' great hair, she is the hairdresser for you!

 

Anna

Stylist

 

 

Brit

Stylist

School was eastern center for arts and technology 2005-2007 

Favorite hair to do is men's cuts and extensions.

Favorite brands are Paul Mitchell and Kevin Murphy.

Find inspiration through social media and magazines.

 

Meera

Stylist

Meera believes deeply that feeling at home in your hair is vital to leading a happy, productive lifestyle. That being said, one person can have many homes, and she ensures that each of her clients feel free to "redecorate." Meera's education at an organic salon, and subsequent apprenticeship at an alternative salon gave her a fundamental understanding of both ends of the spectrum, and how and where they may meet. Her knowledge of textiles, garment-making, and painting feed her passion for the soft sculpture medium we call hair. Meera loves the process as much as the product, especially off-kilter colors, hair "tattoos", bangs of all shapes and textures, and color correction. More than anything, she values finding out who her clients are, and who they want to be. Helping her clients feel like their best, most powerful selves is the only way to medicate her self-diagnosed Fairy Godmother Complex.