The Sulimay family has been keeping Philadelphia looking great since the late 1800’s when Antonio Sulimay and his wife Elizabetta came over from Italy.

He became a Barber in Philadelphia. Then their son Anthony Sulimay opened Tony’s Barbershop in Swampoodle at 29th & Lehigh in the early 1900’s. Anthony Sulimay and his wife Catherine had 18 children. Many of them became Hairstylists and Barbers. Then, in 1963, their son Jim Sulimay opened Jimmy Sulimay’s Barbershop at 24th & Brown, in Fairmount. Jimmy and his wife Carol had four children of their own children; only one of which became involved in the Industry as a career. In 1996, their daughter Tara joined her father, and together they converted his one chair Barbershop into a space for both men and women. In 2015, Tara opened Sulimay’s Studio on Main, located on Main Street in Manayunk. In 2019, Tara opened Sulimay’s Salon & Barbering Studio located around 24th & Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia’s Art Museum Area.

Now joined by her Daughter Cianna, along with an amazing and talented team they are going strong! Five generations later Sulimay’s has become a respected Philadelphia household name as leaders in the industry.

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Sulimay’s Owner Tara Sulimay Acosta being featured on This is It TV

Keeping Philadelphia looking great since the late 1800’s

Sulimay's Manayunk

Meet Our Team

Meet Tara

Owner

Tara is the owner of both Sulimay’s Fairmount and Sulimay’s Manayunk Locations. Tara is a Master Stylist, Colorist and Barber. She loves the versatility of all things behind the chair and her experience has taken her to the Master level.

Meet Tara

Owner

Tara is the owner of both Sulimay’s Fairmount and Sulimay’s Manayunk Locations. Tara is a Master Stylist, Colorist and Barber. She loves the versatility of all things behind the chair and her experience has taken her to the Master level. Bridal Styling is a love of hers also. Tara is a graduate of Jean Madeline Aveda Institute. She has also studied at Vidal Sassoon. She has mastery certifications in Sassoon’s Creative Cutting, Brazilian Blowout, Rejuvenol Keratin, Hot Heads Extensions, Matrix Master Colorist program, Lavish Lash Extensions & Temptu Airbrush Makeup. Tara is an educator and has taught her craft onstage as well as in collaborative education with other salons. She’s had the opportunity of being backstage in NYC Fashion week which inspired her to co-chair Manayunk’s first Fashion Show. She’s been featured in Philadelphia Style Magazine as well as in Manayunk Magazine. She also Styles on set for television and other events. She has brought together an amazing group of like minded Stylists & Barbers and created the Sulimay’s team.

Specializes in
•Haircutting
•Barbering
•Custom Color
•Highlights
•Balayage
•Brazilian Blowout
•Bridal Team Member

Meet Ashley

Manager

Ashley is both the Manager and a Master Stylist at Sulimay’s Studio on Main. Her attention to detail in her craft is superb. Ashley’s lively personality will make your experience with her memorable.

Meet Ashley

Manager

Ashley is both the Manager and a Master Stylist at Sulimay's Studio on Main. Her attention to detail in her craft is superb. She alternates Saturdays between the Studio and Sulimay's Fairmount location. She specializes in Haircutting for both men and women, Balayage, Color Placement, Brazilian Blowout, Barbering techniques, Hotheads, Upstyles, Blowouts & Makeup. Her certifications are in Brazilian Blowout, Hotheads Hair extensions & Temptu Airbrush. Ashley's lively personality will make your experience with her memorable.

Specializes in
•Haircutting
•Dry Cutting
•Barbering
•Customized Color
•Highlighting
•Balayage
•Formal Styling
•Extensions
•Facial waxing
•Brazilian Blowouts
•Makeup Artistry
•Bridal Team Member

Meet Shayla

Junior Stylist/Barber

After growing up the daughter of a hairstylist Shayla knew this was a passion of hers. She really enjoys cutting all hair styles for guys and girls! She has so much fun with creative coloring! She loves being behind the chair, connecting with people and making people happy.

Meet Shayla

New Talent 

After growing up the daughter of a hairstylist Shayla knew this was a passion of hers.  She really enjoys cutting all hair styles for guys and girls!  She has so much fun with creative coloring! She loves being behind the chair, connecting with people and making people happy.

Specializes in
•Haircutting
•Barbering
•Blowouts
•Color Placement
•Fashion Colors

 

Meet Nancy

Senior Stylist/Barber

Nancy is a graduate from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, she has been in the industry since 2004. Nancy loves being able to provide warm, welcoming service while achieving her guests’ with custom looks.

Meet Nancy

Senior Stylist/Barber

Nancy is a graduate from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, she has been in the industry since 2004. Nancy loves being able to provide warm, welcoming service while achieving her guests' with custom looks. Her attentive, client-centered demeanor along with her vast knowledge are the foundation in which she articulates expertise in color and cutting skills. Nancy's passion for working with all shades of blonde hair color, mens' styling and bridal parties are just some of her exceptional skills.

Specializes in
•Haircutting
•Barbering
•Balayage
•Custom Color
•Highlights
•Formal Styling
•Makeup Artistry
•Brazilian Blowout
•Bridal Team Member

Meet Cara

Master Stylist / Barber

Cara is a Manager at SULIMAY’S Manayunk location. Cara is a super passionate and talented stylist. She loves balayage and creative color, along with cutting and styling. Cara is a great artist and loves being behind the chair.

Meet Cara

Senior Stylist/Barber

Cara is a super passionate and talented stylist. She loves balayage and creative color, along with cutting and styling. Cara is a great artist and loves being behind the chair. She has been working on Main Street for several years and she absolutely adores her client's and friends. She is always looking for different ways to change up people's style to always keep them looking fresh and feeling great!

Specializes in
•Haircutting
•Razor Cutting
•Barbering
•Custom Color
•Balayage
•Highlights
•Fashion Color
•Blowouts
•Extensions
•Brazilian Blowouts

Meet Claire

assistant

Claire is an assistant at SULIMAY’S Fairmount and Manayunk locations. She is starting her journey in our industry and she is eager to learn and excited to see where her career takes her.

Meet Jacqulyn

Senior Stylist

She is a Senior Stylist that specializes in Color, Highlights, Balayage and Haircutting. She can be found behind the chair at SULIMAY’S Fairmount and Manayunk locations.

Julia

assistant

Julia assists our team in many different ways. From scheduling our guests to contributing to our social media to assisting our makeup artists and stylists she keeps us on point. She is incredibly creative, talented and fun!

Makayla

assistant

Makayla is an assistant to both of our studios. She can be found behind the desk, the shampoo bowl and is soon to be New Talent behind the chair.

Sulimay's Policy

  • A credit card must be kept on file in order to schedule. All information is kept secure with in the processing system.
  • All cancellations must be made more than 24 hours in advance.
  • If you cancel within 24 hours you will be held accountable for 50% of your scheduled services.
  • If you do not show up for your appointment with out notice you will be responsible for 100% of your scheduled services.
  • If you are unhappy with your service for whatever reason, it is our policy to allow the stylist that you were originally with correct the issue.
  • No refunds will be issued unless given the opportunity to correct the concern of the guest.

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The Sulimay family has been keeping Philadelphia looking great since the late 1800’s. We’re excited to do the same for you!

Our Hours

MON

closed

TUE

10:00am - 8:00pm

WED

10:00am - 8:00pm

THU

10:00am - 8:00pm

FRI

9:00am - 9:00pm

SAT

9:00am - 4:00pm

SUN

private appointments