Hi there! Since this is the first blog I should probably start by introducing myself. My name is Tara. I am the co-owner to Sulimay’s Hair Design & Sulimay’s Studio on Main. Let me share with you a little bit about the Sulimay’s Brand.
What is Sulimay or who is Sulimay are the questions we get often. The Sulimay family is a big old Italian/Irish Philadelphia family. In the early 1900’s my grandfather Anthony opened up a Barbershop here in Philadelphia. Anthony wasn’t just a Barber though… He was a father of 18 children. Literally he and my grandmother had 18 kids! What?!!!
I will never understand, because I have 3 kids and my brain can not conseptualize such a thing. Any who, Anthony’s last name was not Sulimay. He had a much more Italian name. But you see, he married an Irish girl and after having many children they outgrew their house and their move took them in to a Irish & Polish neighborhood in Philly. Fairmount is the name of this neighborhood and to this day it’s one of the best neighborhoods in Philly! So my Grandmother Catherine didn’t want her 16 remainig children being the only Italian kids in the neighborhood. So what did they do but change their last name. And wah-lah Sulimay it is.
So if you noticed on our website homepage there are four locations. We are individually owned family businesses. Sulimay’s Hair Design in Fairmount is co-owned by me and my Dad, Jim. Sulimay’s Studio on Main in Manayunk I own. Sulimay’s Barbershop in Fishtown is owned by my cousin Joey. And Sulimay’s Urban Salon and Skin Care Lounge is owned by my cousin Cindy.
So when you think of Sulimay’s remember that our family would love to have your family looking and feeling great. It’s not just about the amazing service that you will receive, it truly is about the experience. So if you live in Philly or you’re visiting be sure to make some time to come to one of the Sulimay’s locations, or you can come to all of them because we all have something a little different to offer.
Welcome to the family, the Sulimay Family!
xo ~ Tara