Our Story

St. Louis Proud Since 1992

Philip Shipman and Bonita Johnson opened the doors to Philip Johnson Salon in 1992 in the Central West End. After tremendous early growth, the space doubled in size in 1996 to include spa services. Another expansion happened in 2007 and since then, Philip Johnson has grown to become one of the top salons in St. Louis and the country, winning the prestigious Salon Today Top 200 Award from Salon Today Magazine seven times. In July 2021, Philip Johnson seamlessly transitioned into the hands of new ownership to continue their legacy and take the business into the future.

Our Mission

Our mission at Philip Johnson Salon/Spa is to provide an experience for every guest that exceeds expectations by focusing on individualized attention, continual education for our staff and giving back to our community.

Our Vision

Our vision is to cultivate an environment that welcomes diversity, values individuality, promotes growth and adapts to support the personal lives and goals of our team.

Our Community

We are so grateful for our St. Louis community and value our ability to give back. Whether it’s through our own sustainability efforts or our work with local organizations, we are proud to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

The Aveda Experience

As an Aveda Concept Salon and Spa, we are proud to align with Aveda’s mission of ethical and sustainable business practices, environmental leadership and responsibility. We are devoted to providing an experience for our guests that enhances their outer beauty and inner well-being. Whatever your needs and expectations are, we will do everything in our power to meet and exceed them from the moment you enter our space until the moment you leave.