Tanika’s Top Notch Unisex Salon won the Frankford CDC’s Holiday Contest for Best Decorated Business on Frankford Avenue! Congratulations, Tanika, and this is a well-deserved award. If there were a Valentine Day’s Contest, the salon would win again – hands down!
Have you noticed the brightly decorated and inviting Tanika’s Top Notch Unisex Salon at 4844 Frankford Avenue? We have and we visited there on Wednesday to interview the owner, Tanika Jamaladdin. Immediately, you are impressed with this young woman who obviously enjoys her craft and is proud of what she has been able to accomplish. She should be!
Born and raised in Frankford, Tanika began her career in hair styling when she was 14 years old by helping her mother, Anisa, at home – a block away from her shop. Later, Tanika attended Gordon Phillips Beauty School and honed her skills participating in a clinic assignment at the Empire Beauty Salon.
Opening her shop a year and a half ago was the realization of a dream for this young entrepreneur. Inside the shop, it is immaculate and well-kept. You are immediately welcomed and all of her staff are friendly. Business has been good and Tanika is expanding with the addition of a barber and two stylists. Tanika’s Top Notch Unisex Salon provides services for both men and women. Here is a price list as well as some of the services that are offered. Many of her customers are from the local area, and, of course, they become repeat customers. Tanika’s Top Notch Unisex Salon is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 AM until 7:00 PM! Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcomed!
In addition to her Salon, there is another cause dear to Tanika’s heart! She started a drill team, FKD Top Notch Steppers Drill Team! Having been part of a drill team herself, Tanika offers that same opportunity to boys and girls ages 12 – 16. Many positions are available and the drill team practices at Gambrel’s Recreation Center at 4800 Ditman Street, Mondays through Fridays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM! You can find additional information here!
For hair styling that is “Top Notch” or to be a “Top Notch Stepper”, Tanika is the one to call at 215.288.8100!
Tanika, we wish you continued success and we thank you for your committment to Frankford and our youth!