Chic in the City

Your guide for shopping top-of-the-line hair and beauty products in Downtown York

If you are looking to do some unique shopping, Downtown York is your go-to destination. The city is home to an abundance of boutiques and gift shops, but also the unexpected shopping options that might not be top of mind. Salons, barbershops and beauty supply stores are a great place to look for high-end hair care and beauty products. Sometimes the drug store brands don’t cut it, and you want the best straight from the professionals. Here are a few places to check out:

DiDi and Smiling John’s

119 S. Duke St.


Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Owners of DiDi and Smiling John’s, Devon and John Shilling, know you want your hair to look and feel good all the time. That is why they offer the products they love and use in the shop. Two of their best-selling brands include Davines, an Italian line that specializes in beauty for all hair and skin types, and Reuzel, a high-end men’s line from Holland. Both brands offer a variety of products including pomade, curl cream, shampoo and conditioner and more.

Davines Curl Cream Serum from DiDi and Smiling John’s.

Davines Curl Cream Serum from DiDi and Smiling John’s.

Make Me Over

17 S. Beaver St.


Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Make Me Over Beauty Supply shines with professional products at affordable prices. Owner Ronda Greer is a licensed cosmetologist and has over 28 years of experience in the industry. With her expertise, she is sure to help you find exactly what you need. At Make Me Over, you can find hair- and skin-care products, nail polish, makeup and much more. The shop also carries a wide selection of synthetic hair and offers in-store styling to help with wig application.

Hair and body oil from Make Me Over Beauty Supply.

Hair and body oil from Make Me Over Beauty Supply.


15 S. Beaver St.


Tuesday, noon-8 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

If you are on the hunt for environmentally friendly products, Meta Hair Studio has you covered. The studio takes pride in being as green and clean as possible. All of the products used and sold in the shop are vegan, not tested on animals, and sulfate and paraben free. Owner Dana Schlosser keeps today’s consumers in mind when choosing new products. At Meta, you can find hair wash, dry shampoos, hydrating masks, curl cream and much more. All of the products give off a neutral scent when applied, making them great options for any gender.  

Eco-friendly hair care from Meta Hair Studio.

Eco-friendly hair care from Meta Hair Studio.