About Us

Life is a chain reaction that begins with your hair.

Ground Zero Salons began in 1987 in Powelton Village, a quaint yet edgy neighborhood in West Philadelphia. Located between Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania, the beginnings of the salon mostly catered to the students and the neighbors in the community.

Being an integral part of each neighborhood is something that Ground Zero Salons and Founder, Wendy Weinstein, are most proud of. Neighborhoods like Manayunk, Conshohocken, Chestnut Hill, Center City, South Philly and Mt. Airy, allowed people from so many different areas get great cuts as well as feel very comfortable in our salons.

Today, Ground Zero Salons has clients come from all over Philadelphia and it’s suburbs. Our stylists continue to develop, create and maintain our skill level to keep our clientele coming back. Delivering the most current styles with ease as well as the classic cuts, all while allowing them to look great in between visits.

Ground Zero Salons prides ourselves on giving back to our communities. Through our efforts, we have raised money, awareness and confidence to many local charities.

Wendy Weinstein, Owner of Ground Zero Salons, has transformed the salon industry in Philadelphia over the last 35 years. She franchised six Ground Zero Salons, served thousands of clients and trained and educated more than 100 stylists – with a dozen that have become salon owners. A master of beauty and cosmetology, Wendy brings an experienced approach in learning methods in color, haircuts, perms, makeup, applications, up styles and salon management.