About The Founder
“I wanted to make the art of hair,” Theresa Carr answered when asked what drove her to create the Metropolis Spa and Salon. In the spirit of this answer is found the fire and focus that has driven Metropolis’ stunning and lasting success.
The portrait of this artist began as a child in the hard working blue collar neighborhoods of Northeast Philadelphia. This is where Theresa found her love for fashion, but also developed the hardnosed mettle to stand out from the crowd. Here is where she learned to convince a community resistant to change to take a chance, and stand with her. In these formative years the hair and fashion styles of Shirley Temple, and Grace Kelly, alongside the emerging punk and fashion styles from Europe 1970s began a vision of style Theresa calls, “positive individuality”; finding that elegant, seem less connection between the classic lines of the past, the edge and risk of the present, to create a look and style that endures in the future.
This childhood passion led her to a lifelong desire for education. She studied and worked at F and L International, Out of the gate, and Thunder Hair Salon in Philadelphia and La Jolie in Princeton. Then began the most powerful and impactful part of her education. She went to Europe and studied with the protégés of the great Vidal Sassoon; Annie Humphreys (color art director), Tim Hartley (global artistic director of cutting), and Roger Thomas (global Director of art). This time studying and working with these great artists began a love for education that has remained throughout her career. “I still study in even though I no longer and behind the chair,” She said while describing the Metropolis employment policy that all stylists must continue to train and do professional development as a requirement of employment.
“All women are beautiful. Make a woman look and feel beautiful, without destroying the integrity of the hair.” This is the Sassoon philosophy. And it was on the bed rock of this mission that Theresa turned the vision of “making the art of hair” into a reality. But at Metropolis she has extended the notion of “making the client, feel beautiful” into every aspect of the experience. While never forgetting her Northeast roots, she gives the client the “Fashion Ave experience at a price the professional person can afford.”
For over 20 years Metropolis Spa and Salon has shone as a jewel in Princeton, ever growing, ever expanding, constantly finding new ways to care for, pamper, and above all else, mine the beautiful in every one of its clients. And with the commitment to continued professional development from founder to staff, the client can expect a future of innovation and consistency that is as beautiful as they will look and feel.