Studio 7
Studio 8

HISTORY

Housed in the historic Lady Washington House, Blue has beautifully infused the building's warm oak and stone interiors with cool lounge areas and hip Art Deco furnishings. The result is a comfortable, eclectic atmosphere that fuels and inspires creativity.

CREW

Will

Owner

Will

Owner

This takes balls: Telling your (old school) father that you are dropping out of college (your second year), ditching that basketball scholarship and (oh by the way) you are going to open your own hair salon.

Will Bostock did just that. When he was 23 he opened his own hair salon with a business partner he'd known since he was 16.  He had decided to become a stylist after his brother had offhandedly asked him to cut his hair. Will took a pair of scissors and hacked his brothers hair senseless-but found he loved the creativity of it. Will has always been drawn to aesthetics and creation, he felt a huge enthusiasm in his soul that day. About 20 years ago, he ventured out on his own and opened BLue Hair Studio.

The easy part has been this: Will has never wavered about what he wants to do; he wants to make a difference for people, to create an environment where clients feel it is "their place", and his employees feel like they are part of a growing, eclectic, family. He offers advice to the dreamers looking to forge into reality: "Follow your own vision. Don't pay too much attention to the negativity of others. If you love it there will be other people who love it. The key is to find those people." He followed his own advice when he decided to expand into a second building for spa services, an antique store front and vintage clothing. Shortly after, he opened The Parlor at BLue, a tattoo shop.

Blue is located at The Lady Washington Inn. Martha Washington stayed in the historic Inn that dates back to 1761. As a National Historic Site the building needed special attention, it is now BLue's historic and eclectic home.

Will has spent the last 13 years traveling around the country teaching his progressive hair cutting techniques. He is a highly sought after educator representing a national hair product line. In his spare time Will enjoys being a father to his beautiful son Markos, playing saxophone, tennis, rock climbing and gardening. One of his passions is redesigning old spaces.

 

 

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Samantha

Salon Manager
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Samantha

Salon Manager

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Liz

Creative Director
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Liz

Creative Director

Favorite thing about BLue:
The fun, down to earth people and the unique atmosphere. Photographing each employee- all beautiful inside & out!
 
Favorite Music Bands/Artists:
Muse, Incubus, Death Cab for Cutie, Nirvana, Dillinger Escape Plan, Phantogram
 
Favorite thing to do outside of BLue:
I foster kittens for the PSPCA. I love camping and the outdoors... brainstorming my next photo shoot. I also love discovering new restaurants/ bars; I'm a big foodie!
 
How do you describe you style/wardrobe:
Jenn K + thrift store + H&M. Lots of black.

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Angie

Esthetician
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Angie

Esthetician

Reason for becoming an esthetician:
I became an esthetician because I had problematic skin as a teenager; I wanted to help others build self confidence. Once I started, I realized I loved working with all ages and all skin types.
 
Favorite thing about BLue:
I love the atmosphere and overall vibe of BLue and BLue Vinyl.

Favorite thing to do outside of BLue:
Spending time with my family, whether it's at the beach, in the woods or cooking in the kitchen.

How would you describe your wardrobe/style?:
Sexy and laid back. I love accessories and shoes!
 

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Ashley

Stylist
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Ashley

Stylist

Reason for becoming a stylist:
I love making people feel beautiful, and how creative it can be.

 

Favorite thing about BLue:
The laid back atmosphere and how well we all get along really makes coming to work pleasurable. I can't forget about all of my amazing clients either!

Favorite Music/bands:
I like all kinds of music but I do like some oldies, R&B and Indie Rock.

Favorite thing to do outside Blue:
I love spending time with my family and anything outdoors.

How would you describe your wardrobe/style:
I don't have a specific style but I'm always poking around in Jennk Boutique, I love everything she has. I'm also really into sneakers.

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Andrea

Make-Up Artist
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Andrea

Make-Up Artist

Reason for becoming a make-up artist:
To make the world a beautiful place.

Favorite thing about BLue:
Allowing me to be me while being creative and free.

Favorite Styling Product/Tool/Technique:
Airbrush system, tweezers and makeup setting spray

Favorite thing to do outside Blue:
yoga, meditation, the healing arts, reiki

How would you describe your wardrobe/ style:
clean, but edgey, classic but sexy 

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Billy

Stylist
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Billy

Stylist

Reason for becoming a stylist:
I had a lot of beautiful friends who were in the business. It seemed like a better alternative to politics
 
Favorite thing about BLue:
Definitely the people I work with!
 
Favorite Music Bands/Artists:
Beatles, The Stones, Oasis and BRMC. The Jesus and Mary Chain

Favorite thing to do outside of Blue?
I play hockey twice a week. I love taking pictures and playing guitar
 

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Frankie

Stylist
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Frankie

Stylist

Reason for becoming a stylist:
Expressing creativity.
 
Favorite thing about BLue:
Training the apprentices
 
Favorite Music Bands/Artists:
Idea 71
 
Favorite thing to do outside of Blue:
Continuing to build my real estate development portfolio

How do you describe your wardrobe/style:
Homeless chic

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Gina

Stylist
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Gina

Stylist

Reason for becoming a stylist:
I've always wanted to be a stylist since I was a little girl. I love making people feel good about themselves; it's such a fun business!
 
Favorite thing about BLue:
Our little Blue family- we all get along so well and truly care for one another.
 
Favorite thing to do outside Blue:
Take my kids to the playground or river to feed the ducks

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JennK

Owner of JennK
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JennK

Owner of JennK

Favorite thing about BLue:
The welcome you get from the minute you walk in the door. There is a feeling of comfort at BLue, one that makes people want to come over and over again! We are a crew of unique professionals here, but we definetly get down and dirty! I love making women feel great about their bodies and I am so grateful to have my boutique on the 3rd floor of this amazingly unique establishment!
 
Favorite Music Bands/Artists:
Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, The Roots.

Favorite thing to do outside of Blue:
Eat & Shop! I am a foodie- I love to try new spots in Philly, and also scower for new hot brands to carry in the store.

How would you describe your wardrobe/style:
Laid back rocker meets hippie meets sexy. I love to rock lots of bracelets, fingerless leather gloves, a grateful dead boxy off-the-shoulder tshirt, skinny jeans & boots.

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Jesse

Barber
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Jesse

Barber

Reason for becoming a stylist:
I want to make people look and feel good.
 
Favorite thing about BLue:
My favorite thing would be the overall vibe and atmosphere at BLue and my awesome coworkers who have become more like family.
 
Favorite Music Bands/Artists:
Dylan, Jay Z, Wilco, Kanye, Kurt Vile, The Beatles, The Dead, Yo Yo Ma, Celine Dion, Kenny G
 
Favorite Styling Product/Tool/Technique:
My favorite tool would be my feather razor. 

Favorite thing to do outside of Blue:
Spending time wiht family, cycling, surfing, snowboarding and camping.

How do you describe your wardrobe/style:
Hobo chic, Emperor's new clothes, Derelique, Cyber Goth.

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Kristen

Stylist
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Kristen

Stylist

Reason for becoming a stylist:
Since I was a little girl, going to the salon was my favorite thing to do. I loved everything that was going on, from shampooing to assisting to being a stylist. Hair has always been my passion. Being creative seemed like it was fun. Now my creative ideas have expanded; it doesn't matter what hair type, it's all fun! 

Favorite thing about BLue:
This is not your typical salon. The people that I work with are just so kind-hearted. We all help one another. Even when we're outside of  the salon, we enjoy each other's company. We are family, and I enjoy that my clientel has become part of the Blue family as well.
 
Favorite Music Bands/Artists:
Anything I can dance to, especially hip hop and R&B. Some of my favorites are Drake, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Rhianna.
 
Favorite thing to do outside of Blue:
I love love love to eat! I love trying new restaurants and just relaxing.
 
How do you describe your wardrobe/style:
I don't have a particular style but one thing I love is high waisted jeans!

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Bri

Stylist
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Bri

Stylist

Reason for becoming a stylist: I love being creative and this allows me to do so! I also love working with people and making them look and feel great!

 

Favorite thing about BLue: I love the relaxed atmosphere and how comfortable I feel here. I truly feel like I can be myself. I also love my coworkers, we get along so well and have a great time together.

Favorite music/bands: I'm obsessed with Dave Matthews Band!!!

Favorite thing to do outside of BLue: I love doing yoga and anything outside. I also like hosting parties at my house and spending time with my daughter and family.

How do you describe your wardrobe/style: I live in heels and jeans!

 

 

 

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Marylene

Stylist
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Marylene

Stylist

Reason for becoming a stlyist:
I have always known that I wanted to do something that had to do with art. Creating a piece of art is what I love to do. I started on canvas with paint until my sisters started to ask me to hook them up to go out on the weekends; that is when I realized what I wanted to do for a living. Who doesn't want to make a great living doing something you love and at the same time making people look and feel their best.
 
Favorite thing about BLue:
BLue is like no other. It has the best energy and serenity all at the same time. The people I work with are amazing, kind-hearted, creative and extremely motivating. Most of all the "BOSS", Will is the most calm soul I have ever met. He took a chance on me, and I am so grateful he allowed me to be a part of the BLue family. Everyone made me feel apart of something really great!
 
Favorite music:
I am so open-minded when it comes to music. If I had to pick my favorites, I would have to say latin music; it makes me move, warms my heart , and reminds me of home in Puerto Rico.
 
Favorite product:
Curl Cream by Label M, Soy-goo and Powder power by BLue
 
Favorite thing to do outside of BLue:
I love spending time with my grandson or playing with & exercising my pitbull Rico. I also enjoy flipping houses and home decorating..."Design on a dime" is my thing.
 
How do you describe your wardrobe/style:
Relaxed but cute, maybe a hint of sexy if I'm in the mood :)

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Rayna

Stylist
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Rayna

Stylist

Reason for becoming a stylist:                                                                                                                                                       Well, I started cutting my dolls hair when I was about 3 years old and never looked back! I love helping people feel beautiful.

Favorite thing about Blue:
When I walked into Blue, it felt like home. The creativity, beauty, and art that permeates every inch of this place is everything I ever wanted in a salon.


Favorite Music:
Music is life! Reggae, Grateful Dead, Micheal Franti, Spearhead, Jazz, EDM, or anything with a good groove!

Favorite thing to do outside of BLue:                                                                                                                                                     I love to make art and hang out with my puppies and my family.

How do you describe your wardrobe/ style:
Comfortable rock'n roll bohemian 

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Celine

Stylist
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Celine

Stylist

Reason for becoming a stylist:                                                                                                                                                        The cosmetology industry feels like second nature to me because I've been around it almost my whole life. I love that it allows me to be creative.

Favorite thing about working at Blue:
I love the creative and relaxed atmosphere. Also,being a part of an amazing work family; I love seeing and spending time with everyone at BLue!

Favorite music:
I like all styles of music, I can't pick just one favorite! It also depends on my mood

Favorite thing to do outside of work:
I like to spend time with my friends and family. I have 6 nieces and 3 nephews who keep me busy!

How do I describe your wardrobe/ style?
Comfy and casual but also cute... I love wearing band tee's and I can't live without my hooded flannel!

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Sarah

Stylist
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Sarah

Stylist

Reason for becoming a stylist:
I wanted to be a stylist as a kid and as I grew up it was a great way to be creative.
 
Favorite thing about BLue:
I love my co-workers, we work really well together and we're all a little crazy. I also love the clients.
 
Favorite Music Bands/Artists:
Erikah Badu, Jill Scott, Cold Play.
 

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Nicolette

Shampoo Assistant
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Nicolette

Shampoo Assistant

Favorite thing about working at Blue:
There's always positive energy shared from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave

Favorite genre of music:
Alt Rock

Describe your style/ wardrobe:
Comfortable and simple

Favorite thing to do outside of work:
Spend time with my family

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Addy

Shampoo Assistant
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Shampoo Assistant

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Thom

Barber
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Thom

Barber

Reason for becoming a Stylist:
I love meeting new people. I always had an interest in cutting men's hair, specifically in precision cutting and designs. Being that I am a perfectionist, this seemed like the right career for me.
 
Favorite thing about BLue:
Feeling like my coworkers are my family! We all get along really well which makes me enjoy coming to work.
 
Favorite Music:
Anything from Pink Floyd to The Roots. I love old school Hip-Hop
 
Favorite thing to do outside of BLue:
Riding motorcycles, snowboarding or playing football
 
How do you describe your wardrobe/style:
Urban casual. You'll also always see me wearing a Nixon 51-30 watch.

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Erik

Stylist
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Erik

Stylist

Reason for becoming a stylist:
I just fell into it. I was influenced by a friend who was a fashion editor in Europe. I have always enjoyed doing many different types of art and becoming a Stylist felt natural.
 
 
Favorite thing about BLue:
The chill atmosphere and my long lost brother- Billy!
 
 
Favorite music/bands:
Old breakbeat and jazz house
 
Favorite thing to do outside of BLue:
CREATE
 
 
How would you describe your wardrobe/style:
distressed

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Liz

Nail Stylist
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Liz

Nail Stylist

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Serena

Massage Therapist
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Serena

Massage Therapist

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Corrine

Stylist
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Corrine

Stylist

Reason for becoming a stylist:
I love the artistic aspect of Cosmetology as well as the infinite space for growth and education.  Making someone's day is also a huge bonus!

Favorite thing about BLue:
My favorite BLue qualities would have to be the unique culture and my stellar coworkers!

Favorite Music Bands/Artists:
Just like in every other aspect of life, I don't discriminate but I do love 60's rock, outlaw country and alternative.

Favorite thing to do outside of BLue:
Hiking and treasure hunting at The Golden Nugget.

How would you describe your wardrobe/style:                                                                                                                          
Boho cowgirl.

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Autumn

Stylist
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Autumn

Stylist

Reason for becoming a stylist:                                                                                                                                                              I grew up in the business and have been around it my whole life. I like making people feel good about themselves and it allows me to be creative.

 

Favorite thing about BLue:
My favorite thing about BLue is my coworkers. I also love that I'm free to be me when I'm here and just overall feel so comfortable in the atmosphere that BLue creates. I really enjoy posting to our social media pages, follow us to see what we are up to!

IG: @bluehairstudio

FB: https://www.facebook.com/BLueAHairStudio
 

Favorite Band/Music/Artist:
I like lots of music, but my all time favorite bands are The Beatles and My Chemical Romance.

Favorite thing to do outside of BLue:
I love going to the movies, I see a new one almost once a week. I like spending time with my friends or practicing the newest makeup trends. If I'm not doing any of those things I'm probably dog sitting for someone, which is fine because I'm obsessed with all dogs!!
 

How would describe your style/wardrobe?
I would call my style "Sophisticated Emo" I wear a lot of black and I like to shop at Urban Outfitters and H&M

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Marisa

Stylist
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Marisa

Stylist

What is your favorite thing about working at Blue?
The creative atmostphere, and my alter ego, "Steph"

What is your favorite music to listen to?
Classical, oldies, Damien Rice, Norah Jones, Elton John, the Shins, Iron & Wine, Muse, the list goes on... I love music!

Why did you become a stylist?
I have always wanted to do hair ever since I was a little girl. I like to make people feel good about themselves; it inspires me!

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Angela

Receptionist
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Angela

Receptionist

Favorite thing about working at Blue:
our clients! every one of them brings their own uniqueness. I love chatting with them about their stories and creating a one of a kind experience with them

Favorite music:
Eclectic ranging from classic rock to metal to dance to today's top radio hits. Whatever mood I am in that day, there is a music style to express it

Describe your wardrobe/ style:
girly, edgy, comfortable. No matter what I'm wearing, you'll always catch me with a pair of Vans on.

Favorite product at Blue:
Amika triple RX Shampoo & Conditioner... it helps keep my hair healthy and vibrant, and smells fantastic too!

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Alexis

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Gabby

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Lydia

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Lydia

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Kendra

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Kendra

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Sarah G

Stylist
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Sarah G

Stylist

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Emily

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Emily

Jenn K

At JennK, we applaud the unique, and go out of our way to make sure nobody’s wearing the same outfit as you are by carefully choosing brands that are exclusive to the area, mostly based out of California and New York, (the fashionista’s of the U.S. so to speak). Going to clothing shows and being immersed in the upcoming fashions keeps the store on top of it's game all year long.

Jennk welcomes you to come upstairs and browse and check out all the latest fashions and trends, with a price point for every pocket, and styles for every age.

We carry jewelry, denim, dressy tops, dresses, fabulous casual wear, and soo much more.  We cater to woman of all ages... with young minds : )

I started a boutique because I always had a passion for the fashion industry, especially when it came to the retail end of it. I find what I do extremely gratifying, especially when my clients come in and tell me how much they love what they purchased and how many compliments they get on their unique finds!

Being a part of the Blue has allowed me to wake up each morning excited to do what I do. Whether you work here or you are a client of the salon, Blue has and always  will be a place you can call home.