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A Cut Above the Rest

Peter's Salon & European Spa offers the top salon and spa services in West Chester

Article by Jamie Agamalian

Photography by Peter's Salon & European Spa

Originally published in West Chester Lifestyle

At Peter’s Salon & European Spa, it’s all about family! Opened in 1962 by Peter and Alice Thiel, and now owned by their son Michael and his wife Carol, along with his three sisters Christine, Suzanne, and Karin, this salon continues to operate under the same philosophy as it did on day one, “To provide our clients the very best customer service combined with outstanding technical skills to make sure that each client is completely satisfied with their experience at our salon and spa.” This is exactly what you can expect at your visit - excellent customer service by highly trained professionals!

With 13 members currently on their team, Peter’s stands out amongst other salons with some of the most trained and award-winning stylists and estheticians, which has been the standard since their opening over 60 years ago. 

“My sisters and parents traveled throughout the country and the world competing in many prestigious hairstyling competitions including the World Championships of Hairdressing. My sister Christine went on to win in those competitions using our sisters Karin and Suzanne as her models and eventually became the youngest judge to represent the United States in the World Championships. I remained at home and helped run the business as Carol and I were starting our family and taking so much time away would have been challenging,” remarked Thiel. “We all work together and strive to make our business the best it can be. Our team of professionals is second to none with exceptional technical skills and outstanding customer service.”

Not just your typical salon, Peter’s Salon puts focus on hair health in addition to providing traditional services, such as hair styling, permanent waving/straightening, hair coloring, and reconstructive therapies. Often therapeutic scalp treatments will be offered along with styling services. These not only benefit the hair and scalp but also help clients relax and relieve some stress at the same time. 

The main service seen at Peter’s is hair coloring. According to Thiel, “It may be high lighting, low lighting, single process or double process or a combination of those services. Dynamic color is what most of our clients like to see and we work with each client to create their best look. We are seeing a shift in texture from the very straight smooth looks to styles that are more wavy and curly. Hair with movement creates more interest than straight smooth looks; however, the smoother looks can make dimensional color look bolder."

In addition to the various salon services offered, clients can enjoy numerous spa treatments that are focused on the health of the skin.

“We perform a number of facial and body treatments using formulations for each client's particular skin type,” said Thiel. “Whether it be aging skin, acne skin, or even a very specific skin condition, we address each client individually with the latest treatments available.”

Some of these specialized facial treatments include microdermabrasion to remove and refine fine lines in the skin, and Microneedling to smooth the skin by encouraging collagen production. They also have a Vichy Shower room for various body wraps and treatments and perform organic spray tanning for clients. You can even get your teeth whitened at Peter’s. 

With wedding season approaching, brides will find that Peter’s Salon has all of their needs met. There is a bridal coordinator on staff to work with the bride to help plan the hair and makeup portion of her big day. They are able to accommodate any size bridal party and even offer light refreshments while they are waiting between services. Brides are encouraged to schedule a trial session to determine exactly what hairstyle and makeup colors will enhance her the best for her wedding. 

For ladies looking for a nice salon and spa day with friends or even a solo spa day, Peter’s offers packages that can be customized depending on your needs. If you’re planning to stay for a few hours at a time, the salon will provide a light lunch for clients. 
Peter’s is proud to be a staple in the West Chester community for so long and they believe their longevity is due to their excellent customer service, which is the backbone of their business. 

“We have a number of clients that have been with us for 20, 30, and 40-plus years and we now have their children and grandchildren as clients. I see this as a testimony to the skill and service that all of our ‘professional family’ provides to our clients each and every day. The support and loyalty of our clients has helped us grow throughout the years and we are very grateful to all of them,” said Thiel.

To schedule an appointment with Peter’s Salon & European Spa, you can either give them a call at (610) 214-2939 or visit their website at 

Our team of professionals is second to none with exceptional technical skills and outstanding customer service.

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