What It Is to Be a Philly Bloke
It’s never ending, not something we can quantify. It’s a constant pursuit of learning and getting better. Along the pursuit, making a positive movement and difference towards bettering the lives of others, the people around us and yourself, represent what I call a Philly Bloke. How to accomplish this is a challenge, but with the right direction and focus we will be achieving small successes every day. Your Style, Your Character and your Will, own it because no one else can.
At Philly Bloke we understand that the studio experience is just as important as the cut. We bring together talent, experience, style, and service in a unique environment for the modern man.
The Philly Bloke Studio
Meet the Philly Bloke Team
My passion for this industry continues to grow as my training is extensive with such companies as Vidal Sassoon, Oribe, Toni & Guy, Bumble & Bumble, Arrojo and Vaughn. I bring my experience and passion to Philly Bloke with my vision being to create a place where the modern man can kick back and relax, knowing he is going to have a excellent experience.
I love the detail that men’s grooming entails and for that reason, my attention to detail is my first and top priority. I am here for you, the client, who wants to look and feel their best. The classics will always transcend the times which I feel are my go-to styles. From James Dean, Cash and Dylan I love it all so what ever suits you I’m willing to help create the essence of what I call a Philly Bloke.
I learned at an early age that I had a natural talent for art and an eye for detail. Art has been a big part of my life including music. I’m a drummer and I grew up around music. I started training to cut hair at a young age and it has been a passion of mine ever since! In my free time I am an avid poker player and I work part time for the World Poker Tour.
I strive to grow my skills and polish my techniques daily to provide my customers the best quality service possible. I bring my experience and creativity to Philly Bloke as well as being a bit of a perfectionist which shows in everything I do!
There has always been something that intrigued me about a Barber Shop. I think it’s the conversations and the lasting relationships that are built. So I decided to follow my passion and make a career of it, which brings me to Philly Bloke. I strive for complete excellence and will do what I can whom ever is in my chair to put a smile on their face knowing they look and feel better about themselves.
I specialize in clipper fades, shape ups with the razor and also scissor work. I feel I bring to Philly Bloke a timeless way of cutting with always learning to stay fresh and new. I look forward to the opportunity to make a difference.
Always creative, Julie moved to Philadelphia to try her hand in the art world after attending the Minnesota College of Art and Design with a focus on illustration. Finding that she loved to apply makeup, Julie went to school for skincare and changed her artistic needs from paper to people. She has now been addressing people’s skincare needs for many years, including working with QVC show hosts and local news personalities.
Julie absolutely loves her profession and it’s a passion for her. She also craves knowledge and is always trying to improve her craft. Julie has worked in dermatology, gaining medical aesthetician and laser qualifications. She is crazy about details and is always looking to be at her best. Julie loves making people look great—which in turn makes them feel great.
Activism & Local Community Support
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of mustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.
The Autism Society
The Autism Society exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism through education, advocacy, services, research and support. Each year, people with autism, families, and professionals volunteer to help the Autism Society achieve its mission of improving the lives of all those affected by autism.
What Our Customers are Saying
Matt — “a new lid each time I visit”
Simply amazing! Never thought a ‘MAN SALON’ existed, despite my long search. Where else can you shoot the breeze with a cool dude, get a personalized hour long session, watch ESPN, listen to cool tunes, grab a Heineken and just CHILL. Sit in the chair and let Eric do his thing. Sure, you can lend guidance, but I never knew what to say in the past. Now, I let the master craft a new lid each time I visit.
Kevin — “best shop I’ve ever visited”
Eric is something special. I’ve had my hair cut a number of times at Philly Bloke and left completely happy each time. The shop is modern, clean, and the ability to schedule appointments via the PhillyBloke.com web site makes Philly Bloke the best shop I’ve ever visited — hands down.
Michael — “talking Philly Bloke up to all my friends”
I’ve been talking Philly Bloke up to all my friends! I used to go to a barber shop in Philadelphia which was rated in the top five in the country (by Playboy magazine). Not only has Philly Bloke exceeded the service as my previous barber shop, it has severely exceeded my expectations!