JOSH DEMARCO is a Philadelphia based hairstylist, international educator, and co-founder of DAPR Grooming Parlour (a multi-award winning mens salon). He currently works in the prestigious Rittenhouse neighborhood of Center City, Philadelphia.

Josh was recently named as one of the “100 Game Changers” of the year in hairdressing by Modern Salon Magazine, a tremendous honor.  Continual growth and education are Josh’s top priorities, both as an educator and a perpetual student.

He graduated from the Aveda Institute, as valedictorian and is certified in multiple advanced cutting and color courses, including Wella’s Cut Craft and Sassoon’s ABC’s.

Josh has been exposed to a multitude of the world’s finest salon education opportunities, which has helped him craft his own unique skills behind the chair. He is a devoted artist who is passionate about helping others achieve success.

From 2015-2018 Josh was a consecutive finalist in Behind The Chair’s “#OneShot” Awards for Best Haircut. He was named one of Philadelphia’s best mens hairstylists by Philadelphia Magazine and Philadelphia Style Magazine. In 2016 Josh won WELLA’s Regional Trend Vision Awards, along with Sebastian Professionals “What’s Next Awards” People’s Choice award, which was a testament to his dedication and obsession for his craft. In 2017 Wella Professionals North America honored Josh with “The Best Digital Content” Award. Shortly after Estetica Magazine chose Josh to represent North America in “The Mentor: Best Emerging Talent” competition where he won gold, becoming the first American to achieve this prestigious award. in 2018 he won the Licensed to Create (LTC) award for “Best Mens Grooming”  from CosmoProf Beauty followed by recognition as one of the 100 “Game-Changer’s” in hair by the esteemed Modern Salon Magazine.  Josh specializes in both men’s and women’s haircutting and color.

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125 South 18th Street | 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Hair has always been the first thing I noticed about a person. I’ve always been drawn to it.

Hair has the ability to be transformative, expressive and has an undeniable ability to send a message to the world about who you are. It’s almost a limitless vehicle for personal expression.


Winner of "The Mentor: Best Emerging Talent". An International creative hair competition, where one hairdresser from each country was picked to compete with the help of their Mentor (Estetica Magazine) In Paris, France. Josh DeMarco was the 4th annual Competiton's winner!





      The Best Men’s Haircuts in Philadelphia


      No offense, man, but look around: The average Philadelphia woman has you beat when it comes to keeping her hair looking modern and fresh. But there’s an easy fix. Here, our panel of man-hair experts tells you what you’re doing wrong, and how to get maximum improvement with minimal effort.

      The Stylist: Josh DeMarco of Jason Matthew Salon 1735 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse, 215-665-8030
      Instead of: Your trusty center part.
      Try: Slicking back your hair, and cutting the sides short for a more intentional, sleeker undercut.
      Sort of like: Brad Pitt
      Morning prep time: 10 minutes or less.
      Products: “Gel for a wet look; matte putty — I like Sebastian brand — for a dry look,” advises DeMarco. “Finish up with a strong-hold hair spray.”
      Maintenance: Go back for a cut every three to four weeks.

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      Top 10 Trend Haircuts for 2016


      In 2015, distinctive color techniques were in the limelight. From the ever-popular ombre, to flirty pastel hues, heads of hair everywhere were elaborately and daringly hand painted. Yet finishes were curled and loose, and as a result, the haircut took a backseat.

      Since the start of 2016, our team has seen tens of thousands of photos, allowing us to engage in a unique type of trend forecasting. This year, HB is seeing the resurgence of shapes; and happily, haircuts are coming back into the frame.

      There isn’t a single statement cut – but without a doubt – we are seeing strong, geometric shapes, plus bold elements, that use the hair as fabric to build form. Ultimately, these statement-making cuts will put the attention back onto bone structure, and of course, suitability.

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    We go one-on-one with Josh DeMarco, the Creative Vision winner at Wella TrendVision’s 2016 Regional Competition in Philadelphia, and learn more about why he competed and what helped him advance to the next level of the competition. He walked away with the win for the Creative Vision category and has automatically advanced to the semi-finals



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(215) 618-3089

125 South 18th Street | 2nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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