Darlene & Jen become Master Color Experts

We are excited to announce that two of our hair designers are now Master Color Experts.



   Jen Sanchez and Darlene Firlein have completed a years worth of programs and education at the Wella World Studio in New York City. This is an extremely elite program that only a few hundred stylists worldwide have been able to complete. Even before entering this program stylist must first complete 5 years of courses that range from color formulation, color application, color foiling, color correction, and creative color. The Master Color Expert program requires stylists to explore psychology, hair diagnosis, chemistry, physics, and presentation skills. This is a highly prestigious achievement. Our team is thrilled to have such talented hair designers working with us. Jen & Darlene plan on sharing this knowledge with our team and in turn helping our clients have the best team of hair color experts around. 

Darlene & Jen doing their final presentation at the Wella World Studio NYC on October 8th 2015

Darlene & Jen doing their final presentation at the Wella World Studio NYC on October 8th 2015

Hope & Wendy attend the Raylon All Stars Hair Show in King Of Prussia.

All Stars Hair Show in K.O.P. featuring clipper cutting and up styling. 

All Stars Hair Show in K.O.P. featuring clipper cutting and up styling. 

On Monday September 21st our designers Hope & Wendy attended the All Stars Hair Show in King Of Prussia. They attended a day filled with seminars and workshops featuring some of the industry leaders in the art of hair cutting styling and coloring. 

Keyana and Annie take editorial workshop in New York

Annie & Keyana at the Tear Sheet workshop in New York. 

Our stylists Keyana and Annie attended a 2 day editorial workshop this week with Tear Sheet. Tear Sheet is the industry's leader in producing top stylists who work with fashion designers, magazines, and photographers to produce photo worthy hair and make up for both runway and editorial work. Our stylists were able to put together several looks and have those looks photographed with a top photographer in the industry. They were able to work with the TearSheet team at learning how to put produce the best looks for any fashion magazine or show. 

Whitney Mousseau & John Barrett attend Deva Curl Academy in NYC

We are excited to announce that Balance Hair Spa has 2 more Deva Inspired stylists. On June 14th & 15th Whitney & John attended the Deva Curl Academy in New York. The two day classes covered all things related to curly hair. From cutting to color techniques that help to enhance your curls. Balance Hair Spa now has 11 Deva inspired stylists woking in our salons. 

Wella Color Education with Alexandria Matiz

On Monday June 1st our team were treated to an amazing 7 hour color class with revolutionary colorist and stylist Alexandria Matiz. Throughout her 20 year career, she has trained in Europe and the United States. She has spent over 12 years working as a top artist and core team member for Wella professionals. She is a leader in forecasting trends for hair worldwide.  She shared with our team her knowledge of Wella hair color and how to achieve particular looks that are currently being seen in all of the fashion and gossip magazines. 

Balance Hair Spa Team Attend Fashion Focus in Baltimore.

Fashion Focus is an industry trade show brought to us by CosmoProf. Our team took the time to sit in on class rooms and workshops this weekend, all designed to further their career and talent in the beauty industry. We were able to get some positive motivation by Geno Stampora, Formal styling techniques from Martin Parsons, and cutting techniques by Nick Arrojo. After the weekend we all returned to our work more energized and ready to share our experience and knowledge with our clients. We always enjoy this show and also enjoy seeing old friends we have met along the way.

Balance Hair Spa team members Suzanne, Hope, John, Andee, & Thomas are ready for some education in Baltimore.

Balance Hair Spa team attends workshop with industry legends The Doves

On Sunday, August 17, the staff of Balance Hair Spa attended an event at the Metro Beauty School in Allentown, Pennsylvania, featuring the world-famous hair team, The Doves.

The Doves are a dynamic duo comprised of Christopher and Sonya Dove, who are widely recognized as the industry's most sought-after stylists. Their styling expertise embodies their trademark cutting-edge designs and trend-setting looks. Their hair creations have been featured in leading hair and fashion magazines, including Vogue.

They showcased many different color, cutting, and styling techniques at this intimate event. They are the featured stylists for Wella Professional Haircare, the same line we use at our Balance Hair Spa locations. 

Shear Genius star Nicole Obert teaches our team some new trends from Wella


On Monday, January 27, 2014, famed stylist Nicole Obert from Bravo's Shear Genius came to Balance Hair Spa to teach our team some new trends for Wella Professional.

She spent time going over the newest collections and competitions for this years Trend Vision (Wella's annual color competion). She also spent time teaching us some new cuts including cuts with straight razors. 

We can't wait to have her back again in a few months for an updo class. 

4 more Balance Hair Spa stylists certified in the Deva Haircut for curly hair.

We are so proud to announce that on Monday November 4th, our stylists Annie McFetridge, Keyana Cellucci, Hope Carrigan, & Holly Prowant have all been certified in the Deva Haircut. Balance Hair Spa now features 9 stylists who are trained in this highly customized cut that is exclusive to those who embrace their culry hair.

Holly Prowant gets Certified with Paul Mitchell


(Holly Prowant pictured with Brennan Claybaugh, Director of Education for Paul Mitchell and Winn Claybaugh, Co-founder and Dean of Paul Mitchell Schools.)

From August 17th to the 22nd, Our Designer, Holly Prowant attended and passed the Paul Mitchell cutting certification classes in Costa Mesa California. This is Holly's third certification with John Paul Mitchell systems, a highly advanced cutting system that is hard to complete. These classes focused on creative female cutting and new men's grooming.  We congratulate Holly on her road to success. 

Global Hairdresser of the Year, Phillip Wilson visits Balance Hair Spa.

Today our team of hair designers were treated to a cutting workshop by the International Creative Director of Colorproof Evolved Color Care, Phillip Wilson.

Phillip Wilson launched his career as a hairdresser in the trendy west end of London training with grand masters from all over Europe. Since emigrating to the United States, Wilson has become a global Industry icon. 

Phillip’s resume is long and varied, including experience as an elite salon owner, creative director, platform artist and the artistic consultant for some of the most notable names in the Industry. Voted one of the most influential hairdressers of the past 100 years by Modern Salon magazine, he remains one of the most published editorial hairstylists in the world. Wilson is recognized for his extraordinary talent, creative passion, and boundless energy.

This was Phillip's second visit to our salon in only 7 months, the only salon he choose to visit twice. It was an honor to have such a talented artist sharing his knowledge. He reminded us that we are the last raw form of artists on the planet. No other artist creates a masterpiece every hour on the hour.


On Monday April 29th Megan and Annie were honored to do a Spring Trends hands on training with Teri Dougherty, Modern Salon Magazine - 2008 Colorist of the Year. This workshop featured new trends for this spring with influences right off the fashion runways. These new trends include new color blocking techniques for soft dimensional color and block cutting to make a long layered contemporary bob.  Megan describes these new trends as “soft tone color patterns with less bold color contrast”. Next time you’re in the salon ask Annie or Megan to share their experience with you.

Balance Hair Spa team educated on Illumina color by Wella

Balance Hair Spa is pleased to announce the arrival of Illumina hair color by Wella. On Monday March 4th we were treated to an education on this new line of multidimensional color. Ask your stylist about this adavanced color service now offered at Balance Hair Spa.

 Comparing our color lines next to each other to see the difference.  

Balance Hair Spa trains with Tabatha Coffey

We are happy to announce that Balance Hair Spa is now trained in the Lux Hair NOW by Tabatha Coffey. These top head extensions are custom sized and cut to add volume to your style or help with troubled spots. Thomas has already had great success with clients who are using HOW. Ask your stlyist to share more information about these top head extensions.  Balance Hair Spa's Thomas Crisp with Tabatha Coffey




Balance Hair Spa owners Thomas Crisp & Biff Piner with Tabatha Coffey

Industry icon Phillip Wilson visits Balance Hair Spa

Balance Hair Spa team with Phillip Wilson and ColorProofThe Balance Hair Spa team were shocked to see industry icon Phillip Wilson walk into our salon to give us an afternoon of education.

   After spending Sunday night meeting Wilson at the Hope For Beauty, we were so excited to see that he had taken time out of his very busy schedule to stop into our salon before continuing his never ending tour. It was such an amazing experience for our team and the clients who were in the salon at the time. Wilson is a genious at what he does and has the energy to bring out his excitment for hair in you. BHS owners Thomas Crisp & Biff Piner with Phillip Wilson

A genius at work.

Balance Hair Spa attend meet and greet with Phillip Wilson at Hope for Beauty

A genius at work. Some of the BHS team with Phillip WilsonOn Sunday September 30th the Balance Hair Spa team were honored to meet with Industry Icon Phillip Wilson. Voted one of the most influential hairdressers of the past 100 years by Modern Salon magazine, Wilson is one of the most published editorial hairstylists in the world.

Four Balance Stylists earn Deva Inspired Stylist certification

We are excited to announce that four of our stylists — Daniel Fike, Darlene Firlein, Jennifer Wheat and Megan Maloney — are now Deva Inspired Stylists. Each has earned this prestigious certification by completing the Deva education program in New York City.

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Daniel, Darlene, Jennifer and Megan join Owner/Creative Director Thomas Crisp and Artistic Director Trisa McAveney as Deva Inspired Stylists at Balance Hair Spa in Exton.

The DevaCurl Cut is a specialized, individualized cutting technique for naturally curly hair, performed only by certified Deva Inspired stylists.

From slightly wavy to corkscrew curls, the Deva cut will encourage, enhance and beautifully control your curls. Deva cuts are perfect for any length hair on women, men or children.

Deva Inspired Stylists will dry cut and sculpt each curl individually to follow your curl pattern. After the cutting, each guest experiences a Deva cleansing, conditioning and dry with DevaFuser to style, while being educated about the DevaCurl system.

DevaCurl logoDepart from the ordinary with the exclusively designed Deva hair care system for curly, wavy and chemically processed hair. Deva's interchangeable product line allows for individuality, simplicity and the freedom to address your hair's specific needs.

Please note: Guests scheduled for a DevaCurl Cut must arrive at their appointment with clean, conditioned and naturally air-dried hair so that Thomas can study your curl or wave patterns.

DevaCurl Cuts begin at $75 and up. Schedule your appointment now by calling (484) 872-8457 or submit our online request form.