Spotted: Beans Beauty to CC

multicolorBeans Beauty is coming to Center City! The beauty supply hot spot, which has been a Philadelphia institution for nearly 30 years, is slated to open its newest location on Chestnut Street in between 17th and 18th Streets by the end of November (as confirmed by a Beans rep - yes, I called).

Beans Beauty is a one-stop shop for amazing hair dryers, flat irons, brushes and all things hair and beauty related.  I purchased my first high end flat iron at the store's original Manayunk location back in 2002 (when flat irons were all the rage) and finally upgraded again in 2007.  We here at HCG are firm believers that it pays to invest in a pricier flat iron or hair dryer.  Doing so can be painful, but (1) you won't have to purchase another one in 2 months when your Target version goes bust; and (2) your hair will thank you (Seriously.  My parents gifted me a Sedu hair dryer for Christmas last year, and it cut my drying time nearly in half).

The new Beans location will be conveniently located across the street from the only Center City Sephora (next to South Moon Under) and will be a great addition to a section of Chestnut Street that is making slow but steady improvement.  For the non-city dwellers, Beans also has locations in Doylestown and Wayne.  For the non-Philly area readers, the store has a decent online site (currently offering free shipping for orders over $100).

I walked by the "Coming Soon" sign at lunch and thought, "Someone should totally write a blog post about that!"  Then the light bulb went off above my head.

God bless HCG.

Image via Garance Dore