Level 2 Stylists
Owner/She/Her/Pisces sun /Sagittarius/Cancer
Read Heather's Bio
Heather not only excels at all aspects of hair but she’s also great at dancing on coffee tables, crawling across bars, doing hair whips and shots of tequila. You can find her petting the shop Cat Biggie, and her roommates The Puff & Starbreaker. She loves riding her Harley, hanging out on the beach and blasting : Motörhead, Depeche Mode, The Damned, Plasmatics, Judas Priest and the Ramones just to name a few. Nature and the Occult hold a very deep and personal place in her heart right alongside Chilli Szechaun’s Dry Pepper Tofu, her Aunt Joe, Amethyst, her “Handsome Devil”, the Talking Headz crue and last but not least YOU!
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she/ her: Sag sun/Scorp moon/Scorp rising
Read Allison's Bio
With 17 years experience, Allison has been a level 2 stylist at Talking Headz for 3 1/2 years. She loves all blonding services, vivid colors, and creative cuts. Allison loves chatting with and getting to know all of her clients and keeping it fun!
In her down time you will find her working out, watching documentaries, and hanging with her dog, Dixie!
Read Gianna's Bio
Gianna (Gi) Perrine (she/her/they) is an anime princess originally from Jersey, now in her dream city of Philadelphia.
She lives with her partner Caleb, two pups, Kuma and Tracer, and two kitties, Sans and Winston. Together they all watch Tik Toks and play video games! (when they’re not watching anime) Gi loves The Strokes, anything that has to do with Julian Casablancas, Mitski, and surf punk.
Gi is a shag queen and loves shaping up a mullet. Razor cuts are her specialty. Creative color is also a passion of hers. Gi’s best at work when she’s helping a client feel like the best version of themselves!
Lauren Van Blunk
She/ Her/ Green Witch / Big hair / South Philly
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Lauren has been a hairstylist for over 16 years. With a background in fine art, she realized her true calling when she became a young rock n’ roll mom to her son Dean, an anime vampiric samurai, in 2001. Music and cinema are a huge inspiration for her hair styling techniques. She enjoys creating individual styles for each of her clients and connecting on a personal level, and really excels in creative styling.
When not working at Talkingheadz, Lauren is Co-owner of The Pennsport Barbershop in South Philadelphia. A true free spirit, she enjoys the natural beauty of the world with her dog Dolly who is the most adorable thing ever. A collector of the old and the weird, she traverses the globe with her biker trash boyfriend partaking in dark ceremonies and head banging to hair ballads.
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Level Two stylist
GothLauren, or GL for short, is a stylist with over a decade of devotion to their craft of cutting and coloring – calling Talking Headz their home for over three years.
Sculpting hair for short cuts of all varieties – whether it is a drastic change or maintaining and updating your current crop – is a specialty. Bringing life to and creating movement within curls puts a spring in their step! Amping up your color – from a subtle balayage to a crown of purple – they will make you shine.
Helping you find a look that affirms who you are is their mission. If you’re nervous about trying something new, they will happily walk you through the process and all your options to help you feel comfortable and bring out your
confidence. “I want you leaving the salon feeling more yourself and more confident than when you came in!”
Like a true Taurus (Virgo ascendant, Pisces moon), when they’re not in the salon you can find them relaxing at home and often cooking and conjuring delicious things in their kitchen. Two little rescue cat sisters, Rogue & Remy, are GothLauren’s very spoiled and well loved roommates.
Find them on Instagram! @GothLauren
Level 1 Stylists
Read Caitie's Bio
*For as long as Caitie can remember she’s wanted to be an artist. She joined Talking Headz in 2015 as an assistant and worked her way up to full time stylist. She specializes in effortless, cool hair. Razor cut shags, mullets, or anything with bangs are her favorite styles. She is also skilled in vivid and lived-in color. When she isn’t styling hair you can find her listening to records, riding her motorcycle, watching vine compilations, or just hanging out with her cat Carl.
Check out her Instagram @hair_by_caitieO and send her memes.
she/her : Aries sun/Leo moon/Cap rising
Read Sarah's Bio
After 10 years in the art and photography field, Sarah decided to make a career change into the world of hair. Navigating her way through hair school and a few different salons, she finally found her home at Talking Headz in the fall of 2019. Her favorite things to do are creative colors and barbering/short cuts, but is always happy to work with all clients to find the best cut and color that works for them. She is also happy to give you a manicure while you wait for your color to process! (She is now taking nail clients too!) When not at work, Sarah enjoys contemplating the meaning of life, dancing to thrash metal, 90s dance jams and synth wave, watching funny movies and trashy TV, and going wild with friends.
Read Sam's Bio
Introducing our newest assistant, Sam! ✨ Sam is currently studying cosmetology at Jean Madeline Aveda Institute. She is a passionate and creative Leo who loves to delve into art in all forms including hair. Sam loves to cut and create texture but shags are her favorite! When she is not at school or the salon she is picking up a guitar, flipping through her tarot cards, or relaxing with her two cats.
she/her/queer/scorpio/bizzare/metal/horror/gore/Fashion construction & design
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introducing the newest addition to the Talking Headz family-Melissa! Melissa ( is a plant loving Sagittarius who enjoys music, going to shows and hanging with her dog, Penelope. She has a BS in photography, and when she is not at the salon she is freelancing.
Read Biggie's Bio
Biggie is the cutest staff member at Talking Headz Salon. He loves greeting clients at the door and talking about his day. Pets and scratches behind the ears are his favorite. In his free time, Biggie enjoys napping, playing with his toys and meowing.