What’s Behind the Architeqt Name?

Why I Named My Salon Architeqt: A Fusion of Art, Architecture, and Individualism


When it comes to choosing a name for your salon, it’s essential to find something that truly embodies your vision and inspiration. For me, the decision to call my salon Architeqt was deeply rooted in the transformative power of literature, , the influence of innovative stylists, and the architectural marvels that surround us.


One of the key inspirations behind the name Architeqt is the profound impact that Ayn Rand’s novel, The Fountainhead, has had on my life. This thought-provoking book delves into the clash between individualism and collectivism, featuring an architect named Howard Roark who refuses to compromise his artistic vision. Roark’s unwavering commitment to his craft and his integrity resonated with me deeply and became a driving force behind the salon’s name.


A few years into my hairstyling career, I had the privilege of being introduced to a visionary stylist, John Sahag. Renowned for his innovative dry cut method, Sahag’s unique approach revolutionized the way I perceived hair. At a time when few stylists were cutting hair dry, Sahag’s vision and technique opened my eyes to new possibilities. To this day, his influence continues to inspire me in my creative journey.


I not only learned the Sahag method but also made it my own over the years, sharing it with my talented team. Our dry cut method is more than just a technique; it is an approach that starts by building a shape from a foundation. Much like sculpting, we craft each haircut to become an extension of the client’s personality. It’s a harmonious blend of artistry and architectural precision, resulting in truly unique and personalized styles.


Another prominent source of inspiration in the creation of Architeqt was the legendary Vidal Sassoon. A true pioneer in the hair industry, Sassoon revolutionized the craft with his geometric haircut shapes. Drawing inspiration from the Bauhaus architecture movement, Sassoon’s influence can be seen in our commitment to blending form and function seamlessly.


Finally, I find inspiration in the architects who have redefined our world. The likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Calatrava, and Zaha Hadid have built magnificent structures that are both visually stunning and practical. Their architectural masterpieces serve as a constant reminder of the power of design and its ability to inspire our craft.


At Architeqt, we firmly believe in the axiom of form and function. This philosophy not only enables us to create the best haircuts in Philadelphia but also empowers us to nurture and train the best stylists in Philly and beyond. Our dedication to merging art, architecture, and individualism sets us apart, allowing us to provide an unparalleled salon experience for our valued clients.


Why the spelling? Like life imitating art, a committee from the State Board of Architects voted and wouldn’t allow me to call the salon Architect as to not confuse the public. So I changed the C to a Q. 


Watch the video below to learn more about the inspiration behind the name. 



By Alexey Kats