Our History

Salon Sophia's location continues an historic, unbroken succession of family owned salons since 1951. The Rocco Family of Salons started at this location in Shillington with Jack's Beauty Salon in 1951, owned by Marge and Jack Rocco until they retired in 1974.  In the mid 70's Rocco sisters Lynne and Gail took over the reigns under the name Avenue West Hair Designs.  In 1978 their brother Michael Rocco came on the staff as Salon Manager & Style Director, working with his sisters until 1980 when Michael purchased the salon.  He re-branded it Michael Rocco Hair Concepts.  His sister Lynne stayed on board as Senior Stylist and Michael's “right hand” while Michael taught advanced design throughout North America. Some years later Michael re-branded the salon Michael Rocco's Partner's for Hair & Nails.  It remained under that logo until April 2017 when Sophia Reedy and "Salon Sophia" seamlessly took the reigns as the new owner.  Michael Rocco’s entire staff stayed onboard for this next incarnation.  Sophia also has a rich family tradition, with three generations of hairdressers in her lineage. We bring our four-generation deep, combined family bloodlines to our new clients as well as our loyal clients of 30 to 40 years.  The same values, expertise, commitment and culture remain.  For 66 years we always put our clients first, and will do so for years to come.  The fifth generation isn't yet old enough for beauty school, so let's wait and see…