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Chelsea Rae Salon is one of the industry's leading Multicultural Hair Salons in Pittsburgh, PA. Located in Indigo Square in the vibrant eastside. They are known for their extensive knowledge of naturally curly and textured hair of all types. Not only will you leave with an amazing customized cut and style, but you will also learn how to care for your hair as well. We offer a wide range of styling services and products to give you the look you want. With a wide selection of product, we've got you covered for whatever you need. We guarantee quality in all of our products and services, and are driven by our long withstanding commitment to our customers’ needs. If you want a new look or if you’re simply ready to get pampered — give us a call today to get the personalized attention you deserve!
Chelsea was born and raised in the Southside of Pittsburgh. Her first love of basketball took her to Longwood University in Virginia where she was a student athlete, and studied radio broadcasting and journalism.
After college Chelsea decided to enroll in cosmetology school, as hair had quickly turned into a hobby of hers during her college years.
With 18 years in the industry and 11 years as a salon owner Chelsea's hair knowledge knows no bounds.
"I try to take classes quarterly. I like to stay well versed on new trends as you never know who will sit in your chair and what they will ask for."
Chelsea serves a diverse clientele throughout Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. She works with all hair textures, and enjoys enhancing her clients natural hair color. Chelsea's main goal is not only to provide naturally curly haircare in its simplest form, but also to teach clients that it doesn't have to be complicated!
"I love to cut, color, and style, but there is no greater feeling than helping a client love their natural hair. The acceptance of naturally curly hair has been a long time coming, and I'm just happy be a part of the movement here in Pittsburgh!
Jessica joined Chelsea Rae Salon after working in the neighboring Shadyside area. She has been in the industry for 3 years.
Jessica is originally from Miami Florida and came to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon University for design and architecture.
After college Jessica sought out a career that would allow her to help people more directly, and that's when she fell in love with the cosmetology industry.
"I love major transformations and working with all textures, as well as vivid colors."
"I want everyone who sits in my chair to feel comfortable and confident and leave loving their hair."
Jessicas specialties include curly cuts,
vivid colors, and balayage highlights, and edgy cuts.
Jessica is an amazing part of the team and brings a fun and edgy style to the salon!
Lenjuan also known as "Lenny" comes to Chelsea Rae after working 12 years in a Monroeville area salon.
Lenny was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and today is a wife and mother of three. She knew at a very young age that she wanted to pursue a career in cosmetology. She has been in the industry since high school, where she attended Forbes road CTC.
Lennys specialties include curly cuts, silk presses, two strand twists, braiding, color blocking and loc-retwisting.
"I am all about healthy hair, and helping clients understand that natural hair can be styled in many different ways. I also pride myself on keeping up with the latest trends, while still maintaining the health of your hair."
Lenny's a wonderful addition, and brings years of knowledge to the salon.
Tiara was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA.
She has been in the industry for 5 years, and worked exclusively with naturally curly hair right from the start.
Tiara knew she wanted to get into the cosmetology field when she was 11 years old.
“I decided to go natural and it was one of the most powerful things I’ve ever done!
When Tiara was 18 she decided to pursue Cosmetology because she believed it was important for everyone to feel beautiful. “I learned so much about my curly hair and it made me want to help other curly girls out there!”
“My favorite part about working with naturally curly hair is that it is so unique every curl is different just like people! Curls should be embraced for their uniqueness!”
Tiara’s specialties include curly cuts, balayage highlights, and curl by curl highlighting.
We are so happy to bring another curl specialist to the team, welcome Tiara!
Carmens appreciation for healthy hair begins first with a passion for healthy people.
Carmen was born in Pittsburgh, finished undergrad in North Carolina and worked at a boarding school in Washington DC where she also completed cosmetology school.
When Carmen returned to Pittsburgh, she worked with Chelsea in a her southside salon. A few years later she decided on a career change and began to work with the community in her church.
Six years later Carmen felt the tug to go back into the beauty industry and joined the Sola Salons in East Liberty.
"I hope to continue to provide clients with exceptional haircare. Sending a client out with a sharp silk press, good loc maintenance, fresh color, or a cute curly cut are a few reasons why I stand behind the chair."
With twelve years under her belt, Carmen brings a wealth of knowledge with her to Chelsea Rae Salon.
QUALITY SERVICES FOR AMAZING RESULTS
Learn About What We Offer
Is your hair thirsty and dry? Our Customizable conditioning treatments will leave your hair feeling like you've never felt it before. Using our state of the art hair steamer your hair is infused with purified water rather than the normal dry heat of a hair dryer.
This patented technology works on a molecular level to repair damaged broken bonds. It repairs the broken bonds and rejuvenates the hair, increases tensile strength and restores elasticity. It also protects the hair from further breakage.
Chelsea Rae Salon kindly asks that you give a minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation.
A fee of 100% of your service will apply if your appointment is not canceled within 24 hours. This fee must be paid before your next appointment is scheduled. Discounted rates and coupons will not be honored.
By giving last minute notice, or no notice at all, you prevent someone else from being able to schedule that time slot.
We understand that delays can happen however, if you are more than 15 minutes late you may be asked to reschedule your appointment. Please keep in mind that arriving late will require us to shorten the length of the treatment with full charges applied.
In the event you miss two consecutive appointments without notification you will be unable to schedule future appointments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you require deposits for appointments?
We only require a deposit for fantasy colors and color corrections.
We do however require a card on file for all clients.
How long do I have to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
We ask for a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment. You are then able to reschedule at that time.
Do I need to wear anything special for my appointment?
No high collared shirts, turtlenecks or hoodies, as they will be in our way and most likely get wet. No hoop or long earrings, posts are acceptable.
Can I bring a friend to my appointment?
We prefer that you come alone to your appointment. We are a boutique style salon and do not have room for extra guests.
Do you do kids haircuts?
Yes, we do kids haircuts. We require at least one parent/adult to stay for the duration of your child’s haircut.
How should I come with my hair styled for a dry curly cut, and will it be washed?
We prefer for your hair to be out and loose, no tight ponytails or sticky products. Yes, a wash is included with dry cuts.
Do you offer gift cards?
Yes, gift cards can be purchased from our booking site at the top of the page labeled "About".
How can I book an appointment?
You can book an appointment by going to our booking site. From there you can choose a stylist on the drop-down menu, and click on a service. You will then choose a date and time, fill out your contact information, and book the appointment.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We except cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, Samsung pay, and gift cards.