Meet the Platinum Team

philadelphia full service hair salon

Styling and growing together since 2000

meet the platinum team

Cristine and Theresa started Platinum Hair Company in 2000 with $8,000 from their own bank accounts. More than two decades later, the PHC team has become a Philly favorite.

Most of our staff has been with us just as long, and we truly are a work family and have lots of fun. 

We pride ourselves on being a LANZA healing center and active LANZA hosts for annual educational events. We've been in the LANZA Top 20 Salons (nationally) multiple times because of our commitment to quality products and transformative education. 

We are Philly proud and hope to be around another 20+ years!


We have 80+ 5-star reviews on Google. We take our client experience seriously!



We are truly a work family. We have lots of fun together outside of the salon celebrating milestones.


We are honored to have won the National Top 20 Salons award by Lanza multiple times.

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We opened our doors in 2000. 23+ years later, we are still going strong and are so grateful!

What we're most proud of:

I have been doing hair for 30 + years . I have a passion for creating custom colors . Everyone knows I like a good party ... when I'm not behind the chair you can find me at the beach with a good book !!

co-founder & owner

theresa kuruc

co-founder & owner

I have been doing hair 30+ years and have been an educator and mentor in the industry, recently becoming an official cosmetology teacher as well! I love color and extensions but SHORT HAIR is my passion!!

cristine farrer


I have been in the hair industry for 13 years and have been a hair enthusiast ever since I started. Nothing brings me more joy than having a client leave the salon feeling beautiful. I spend most of my days in the salon highlighting, making blonde's dreams come true. 


liz anthony


I have been doing hair since 2016. I began my career in a specialized training program for cutting and styling and have since trained at Platinum for color! While I love cutting hair my favorite part has to be the conversation and connection we have the chance to make with each individual client!

bridget burton

Melanie has been in the industry for 25 years. She also specializes in extensions. Melanie enjoys all facets of the beauty industry which makes her your go-to girl for all your beauty needs


Melanie Murphy 


I've been in the salon for as long as I can remember. I started off at west Chester University and will be headed to cosmetology school in the fall of 2023.  I am eager to learn about hair extensions!

rachel farrer

I have been in the industry for 30 years. I treat everyone's hair as my canvas and understand a clients need to feel beautiful. My passion is building client-stylist relationships while being creative with cuts, colors, updo's, blowouts and Keratin treatments to bring out the best in each client.


Nichole Sarro


I have been in the salon industry for 20 years and still love coming to work! I enjoy everything hair and I am especially connected to my client relationships. I enjoy all of my clients and my time spent with them as much as I enjoy doing their hair services. 

joanie guidice

I started working at Platinum Hair Company October of 2016. I started as a shampoo girl and worked my way up to being a hair stylist. I am accepting my own clients now. I love being able to make people feel beautiful. Some of the things I love doing are highlights, blow drys, keratin treatments and fun fashion colors.


Sara Sienko


i am obsessed with extensions and I am working on advanced training to perfect my technique! Blondes, colors, and cuts are fun projects everyday! I enjoy most being a part of the team here at PHC, training with the upcoming newest generation of Platinum stylists is an experience like no other!

Alexandria Kettell

I've been a stylist at Platinum for 4 years now. Making clients feel good makes me feel good! My favorite things to do in the salon are everything blonde, highlights/balayage “lived in color”. The salon is my happy place.


Isabella Klepac


I started working at Platinum Hair Company right out of high school in 2019. I am now a fully licensed cosmetologist on the floor full time. I love doing any kind of hair: color, cuts, hair extensions and brows/waxing

Grace Flannery


"They are amazing !! Everyone is so outgoing always with smile on their faces very respectful and they are reasonable with prices I drive 1.5 just for their service. I love love love Platinum Hair Company!"

melanie slowik

"I've never gone anywhere else than Platinum Hair Company and never will! I'm always obsessed with my hair. Lauren and Terry are the BEST, they never disappoint! It's a beautiful salon and the staff are beyond amazing and everyone is so sweet. I go to get my hair colored all the time, which always turns out perfect and exactly how I ask. I also go for my prom or wedding hair and makeup and it always turns out so beautifully."

kirstin s.

"Used PHC as my hair vendor for my wedding, and it was the best decision!! I had 15 women getting their hair done that morning and Mel, Sara, and Terri made everyone look and feel beautiful. They were so efficient and timed it perfectly so we had time to relax/drink/eat before pictures. Not to mention, they themselves were so fun/nice to get ready with the day of the wedding."

marissa aldana

"Always an amazing turn out when I have a visit with Liz for my highlights! My hair always feels and looks amazing when I step out the salon! Everyone is so welcoming and happy when I walk out over all its always a pleasant visit every time I go!"

elizabeth riley

"Lauren and Terry worked tirelessly to give me, my bridesmaids and mom's the most beautiful hair styles on my wedding day! Together they made an amazing team to make my wedding hair dreams come true! All of my girls looked absolutely stunning.  I will always highly recommend all Platinum staff for any hair needs, wedding or every day looks!"

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