Locals and celebs (think big-names like Celine Dion, Betsy Johnson and Nicole Miller) have been trusting steward stylist Artur Kirsh and his salon at the Bellevue hotel for just under five years, which is why it came as a surprise to hear his plans to close the location last month. But, with one door closed, another one opens, and Kirsh plans on using it to get back to what he loves the most. Here, we catch up with the celebrity stylist to talk exactly what that is, as well as hair trends for 2022.
Now that you’ve closed Artur Kirsh at the Bellevue Hotel, what’s next?
For now, I decided to take time off from being an owner and do what I love the most, which is to work behind the chair with my clients to do hair. And I am working for Joel Warren in New York City, Bala Cynwyd and Boca Raton, Florida—they’re all at Saks Fifth Avenue. And in the city, I chose Rittenhouse Hotel Salon & Spa, which is (located in) my favorite neighborhood in Philadelphia.
What are some projected hair trends for 2022?
The diversity goes beyond. As long as it’s healthy, shiny, beautiful hair, it can go from short to long, and definitely bangs are in for the fall and lots of layers for the spring coming up. And any length goes really well. I see lots of different colors and just go with the season. And especially personalities. I’m very big into people’s personalities, because as long as they’re excited about the look that they’re going for, it’s going to work quite well for them. You never want to do something that is not them.
What about color?
Some of the people that were doing their own hair at home…I have to do a lot of fixing. But overall, I do a lot of painting. I paint different colors into the hair so it looks more natural. A lot of things are very natural. And I think beauty is in, so a lot of beautiful hair. Natural, beautiful hair—even the texture of the hair…you know, people want to style it more naturally.
What are you excited to say goodbye to in the new year?
Too much hairspray. A little hairspray I love, but hair should be touchable.
Courtesy Philadelphia Style Magazine | Full TextDecember 16, 2021 |