5971 Broad Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Every curly-haired person’s dream, Chelsea Rae Salon is a one-stop shop for all things coily, wavy, and more in the Pittsburgh area.
“It’s nice when we can have a mother whose child doesn’t have hair like theirs, but I can also do their hair,” said Chelsea Bruce-McCrommon, owner and natural hair enthusiast. “I’ve had it where two best friends with completely different hair textures come in and they’re both able to get their hair done.”
The multicultural hair establishment specializes in caring for natural, curly tresses.
Thanks to the sudden interest in caring for one’s own unique strands and locks by way of the natural hair movement, Bruce-McCrommon was able to open her fan-favorite salon in 2018.
“I started [Chelsea Rae Salon] because I was wearing my hair curly and a lot of my clients noticed and wanted to wear their hair similarly,” said Bruce-McCrommon.
Pennsylvanians and visitors alike can book an appointment for a new hair color, eyebrow waxing, blow out styles, reconstructive treatments, and countless other amenities. Little ones can also enjoy many of the services offered as Chelsea Rae Salon welcomes younger clients.
The 15-year hair veteran says the COVID-19 pandemic played a major role in encouraging new clients to visit the shop with intentions of better understanding their hair.
“I had an overwhelming abundance of people come in, new and old, [after the restrictions lifted],” said Bruce McCrommon. “The pandemic forced a lot of people to learn how to do their own hair and once their natural hair started to grow in, they came to us for guidance.”
Chelsea Rae Salon doesn’t stop at providing quality care for all textures – it also extends to Mother Earth. A certified green circle salon, the multicultural beauty business prides itself on sustainable practices such as recycling everything from foils to hair tools.