INDEPENDENT CRAFTSMEN SINCE 1971
Since 1971, Richard Nicholas Hair Studio has been committed to the idea of independence. Each of our stylists has their own unique vision, creativity, and craft, providing you with the perfect shape and a great haircut to show your independence and style. It’s much easier to go along with the pack, but Richard Nicholas Hair Studio makes you truly independent.
Since he first put a pair of scissors in his hand for a five-year apprenticeship, Nicholas Berardi Sr. has had a smile on his face. In 1971, he co-founded Richard Nicholas Hair Salon in philadelphia, a place unlike any other barbershop, beauty salon or hair salon. The business soon began developing its own culture and style––one that defines independence. Watch the video to learn more.
Nick Berardi Sr.
Nick Berardi JR.
As an open workshop for those in the beauty industry, the Open Chair Studio offers classes to stylists in the community lead by local and national artists. Stylists will be provided with demos and hands on classes in precision, dry, wet, scissor, razor and clipper cutting with both real clients and with mannequins. The studio also hosts editorial styling classes with photo shoots as a perfect way for stylists to build their portfolio.
The Open Chair Studio is available for day rental for stylist, manufacturers, and distributors:
You will receive a salon space with 6 styling stations and two shampoo bowls. Void of any product brand.
$300 per day
Workshop with live models and mannequins
All classes are $40. However, you are responsible for bringing your own model or mannequin. Classes are available on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
We also offer one-on-one instruction through a 5-class seminar for only $200.
With technical breakdown followed by Q&A session
$75 per person | 3 hrs
Editorial styling class with photo-shoot
$300 per person | 7 hrs
Night-time hair jam for creative minds
$25 per person | 2 hrs
1716 Sansom St | Philadelphia, PA 19103