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Shop Small: The Coolest Indie Salons We're Loving Right Now

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There’s one shopping day following Thanksgiving that doesn’t get as much attention as it should: Small Business Saturday. After your Black Friday binge, take the time to support the business owners whose hair salons have not only given you the perfect new hair color or cut, but also form the foundation of your community.

Not sure what the best indie hair salons near you are? Let us help you out with a list of some of our favorites! Whether your end goal is ash blonde hair or just highlights, you’re in good hands.

California’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Good hair day by @stephhstyles.

Cleo Hair Salon

676 Lindero Canyon Rd, Oak Park, CA 91377

If getting a touch-up on your highlights is in the cards, save it for Small Business Saturday! Cleo Hair Salon is offering 20 percent off all Redken Chemistry treatments and will have Redken and Pureology holiday kits available to purchase. Need your gift wrapped? They’ll do that, too, complimentary!

Good hair day by

Hush Hair Salon

1006 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

For color, updos, and cuts—as well as everything in between!—Hush Hush Salon is your go-to stop in Manhattan Beach.

Good hair day by @leebrockcolor.

Joseph Cozza Salon

77 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA. 94108

Joseph Cozza Salon isn’t called San Francisco’s “salon to the stars” for nothing. This award-winning salon and spa has been building its loyal clientele since 1995.

Julian Hans Hair Salon

24102 El Toro Road E, Laguna Woods, CA 92637

If you’re looking for the royal experience, Julian Hans Hair Salon in Orange County is your new favorite place. From corrective color to styling and design, this Redken Elite team has you covered.

Salon Oasis

3291 Truxel Road #20, Sacramento, CA 95833

A Redken salon for over 25 years, Salon Oasis has truly lived up to its name. If you need a self care day, make it your first stop!

Connecticut’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Adam Broderick Salon & Spa

89 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Grooming is the name of the game at Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, which sells mens’ hair products alongside skincare, hair care, and makeup!

Good hair day by @amani_deleon_hair.

Salon Nathaniel

1247 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450

Getting a stylish haircut shouldn’t be stressful, which is exactly why Salon Nathaniel takes the guesswork out of the game! Count on its easy going atmosphere and trustworthy stylists for an anxiety-free day.

Westport Cut & Shave

235 Post Rd W, Westport, CT 06880

Why go to salon that also offers barbering when you could benefit from traditional barbering at its best? Scalp massages, hot towel treatments, and a vintage-meets-modern vibe complete make Westport Cut & Shave a must.

Washington DC’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Lamaj In The City

809 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Stylist and Mizani artist Jamal Edmonds is an expert in texture, which makes his salon Lamaj In The City a destination for women with all hair lengths and curl patterns.

Delaware’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Maureen’s Hair Salon & Day Spa

4813 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808

Have yourself a full day out at Maureen’s, a community staple in the heart of Pike Creek. After 51 years in business, trust us—this Redken Elite salon team knows what it’s doing!

Florida’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Good hair day by @stylezbyniya.

Salon PK

3733 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216

Celebrity stylist and Mizani artist Pekela Riley traveled all around the world before settling down in her hometown of Jacksonville. Whether you’re in need of extensions, braiding, or relaxers, Riley’s A-list team at Salon PK has you covered.

Georgia’s Best Indie Hair Salons

M Salon and Spa

12850 GA-9 #300, Alpharetta, GA 30004

M Salon and Spa is all about a luxury boutique feel with top-of-the-line service. For anything from personalized balayage to trend shades, it’s your Alpharetta destination for gorgeous hair.

Good hair day by @sincityhair_ and @visavis.beth.


327 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Vis-a-Vis roughly translates to mean person-to-person, which explains why this nearly 20-year-old salon is all about relationships. Whether you’re seeking a trim or a transformation, these stylists will work with you to find a totally unique style.

Illinois’ Best Indie Hair Salons

Frank Gironda Salons & Spas

1212 S Naper Blvd #107, Naperville, IL 60540

490 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

3224 S Route 59 #104, Naperville, IL 60564

31 Danada Square East, Wheaton, IL 60187

Going to the salon isn’t just about leaving with really chic hair. At Frank Gironda Salons & Spas, the team has been cultivating a relaxing vibe for more than 40 years!

Good hair day by @hairbyterrilashae.

M’Bellish Hair Studio

1944 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

Chicago is home to deep dish pizza, baseball, and—oh yes—really good hair. M’Bellish Hair Studio’s goal is to provide each of its clients with a totally personalized appointment that leaves them feeling good and ready to maintain their own hair between salon sessions.

Massachusetts’ Best Indie Hair Salons

Good hair day by @jessstyleshair.

Bella Vita Salon & Day Spa

1019 Osgood St, North Andover, MA

Since 1979, Bella Vita Salon & Day Spa has been making every person who walks through its doors feel their very best! With a cutting edge blend of medi-spa treatments and hair services, you’re in for a full day of pampering.

Good hair day by @martinaxhair.

Carl Michael Salon

407 Lowell St, Wakefield, MA 01880

85 Andover Street, Danvers, MA 01923

At both its Wakefield and Danvers locations, Carl Michael Salon brings in the best of the best when it comes to hair care and color expertise. The Redken Elite salon offers everything from exceptional hair color to bridal services and waxing, all under one roof!

Good hair day by @hairbypaigeryan.

Nicolo Salon

79 Franklin St, Melrose, MA 02176

Come for the hair care, stay for the baked goods! Nicolo Salon’s staff puts hospitality front and foremost, so it’s not rare to spot a plate of fresh-baked brownies or be offered a glass of wine with your appointment here.

Good hair day by @mr.parseghian.

The Barber’s Den

191 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143

Somerville is the third and newest location for The Barber’s Den. Located just outside Union Square, this shop is all about thoughtful design and focuses primarily on short cuts with tons of style!

Louisiana’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Good hair day by @alison_cuts.

Chemistry Hair Salon

220 Carroll St Suite E, Shreveport, LA 71105

Anyone who’s ever had a bad hair appointment can attest to the fact that you need chemistry with your stylist the same way you need it with a first date! Shreveport’s Chemistry Hair Salon elevates its clients’ looks through color, styling, and seriously chic cuts.


Good hair day by @hair_by_pittenger.

Bella Salon & Spa

1691 Langley Dr, Hagerstown, MD 21740

For Small Business Saturday, pick up your Holy Grail hair products from Bella Salon & Spa—a Redken elite salon—at 20 percent off (excluding holiday sets) and 10 percent off hair tools.

E and E Hair Solutions

10228 Lake Arbor Way, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Evie Johnson isn’t just a stylist—she’s also a certified trichologist (that’s basically a dermatologist for scalp health) and Mizani’s technical director. Her before-and-after hair transformations will make you a believer!

Elements of Style

1115 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784

Your hair and the rest of your body are interconnected, to it’s important to keep them both happy and in tune! Elements of Style does just this. The Redken Elite salon and day spa offers everything from fresh-off-the-runway cuts to massage therapy.

Hair Company Salon

22470 Washington St, Leonardtown, MD 20650

You outsource your groceries, cleaning, and the like, so why not your “me” time? Hair Company Salon, which has been named one of the top 200 salons in the country 11 times, is dedicated to creating the most relaxing, decompressing experience for every single guest.

Good hair day by @hairbyninastuart.

Image Is… Salon

2440 Broad Ave, Timonium, MD 21093

From hair extensions to keratin and men’s styles, Image Is… Salon does it all! This Redken Elite salon boasts a staff of professionals who can cater to every single need.

L’Amour De Rose

1300 Mercantile Ln, Ste 190, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

L’Amour De Rose, owned by Mizani artist Jada Jenkins, is your one-stop shop for healthy hair of any texture. From custom units to blowouts, Jenkins has you covered.

Good hair day by @kelly.hairpassion.

S-kape Salon and Spa

41675 Fenwick St, Leonardtown, MD 20650

Say bye-bye to mediocre hair with a visit to S-kape Salon and Spa, Leonardtown’s destination for gorgeous professional hair. Balayage, formal updos, Redken Chemistry conditioning treatments—whatever you need, you’re sure to leave happy!

Good hair day by @slayhairshay.

Thomas Scott Salon & Spa

101 Baughmans Ln, Frederick, MD 21702

All December, visitors to Thomas Scott Salon & Spa can pick a snowflake for savings and get a chance at scoring 5, 10, or 20 percent off a purchase (excluding holiday kits)! On Small Business Saturday, receive an additional 5 percent off whichever snowflake you draw.

Vivid Salon

810 Nursery Rd #B, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

25 Magothy Beach Rd #102, Pasadena, MD 21122

If you’re searching for multidimensional, better-than-you-thought-possible hair color, Vivid Salon is the place to go. Since 2007, the best hair in the greater Baltimore area has happened at this Redken Elite salon!

Michigan's Best Indie Hair Salons

Randolph's Salon

5900 Sashabaw Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346

Hampton Village Centre, 2775 Rochester Rd S, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

310 Town Center Blvd b103, White Lake, MI 48386

If a high-end salon without any of the anxiety or stuffiness sounds good to you, Randolph’s Salon is a must. The business swears promises approachable luxury, and that’s a cause we fully support!

Minnesota’s Best Indie Hair Salons


2504 19th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901

At MenSalon, nothing matters more than being comfortable! With an atmosphere specifically designed for men’s hair and spa needs, MenSalon offers beard trims, men’s cuts, gray coverage, and a full range of spa services.

Missouri’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Studio Branca

12627 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Studio Branca has been open for 30 years—no small feat in the salon business! If you’re in the St. Louis area, stop by for unparalleled hair design and pampering.

New Hampshire’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Good hair day by @tyrusthestylist.

Salon Bogar

25 Orchard View Dr, Londonderry, NH 03053

Finding a salon that just gets you is priceless, which is why we’re so in love with Salon Bogar. The stylists continue their education through regular classes and trips around the world, which means every single one is dedicated to learning the latest hair tricks and passing them on to you!

New Jersey’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Evolutions Salon

32 Beach Road, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750

439 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

17 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

178 Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724

With 18 years in the business, four locations, and Redken Elite status, you might say Evolutions represents the best in the biz. If forward-thinking hair color and style is what you’re interested in, there’s only one place to go.

Hello Gorgeous Salon

611 Cross Keys Rd, Sicklerville, NJ 08081

1450 Clements Bridge Rd, Deptford, NJ 08096

245 NJ-73, Marlton, NJ 08053

157 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

Hello Gorgeous Salon does it all, with hair painting and blonding services as well as haircuts and styles for every gender. To top it all off, you can get your nails touched up before leaving your appointment—now that's a streamlined experience.

Good hair day by @jessl_hairstylist.

Salon Kokopelli

201 Union Ave, Brielle, NJ 08730

311 Morris Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762

Salon Kokopelli has been a Redken salon for more than 20 years and represents serious salon excellence. Both locations feature exclusively Redken color and Redken and Pureology retail, so you know you’re in good hands.

Good hair day by @raven.metropolis.

Metropolis Spa Salon

301 N Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540

Metropolis Spa Salon is all about hair color and styling elevated to the level of art, so what are you waiting for? Until November 20, save 15 percent on retail purchases over $150, 20 percent off purchases over $300, and $25 percent off retail purchases over $500!

New York’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Good hair day by @iamimanmb @elizahis @heyemilysue.

Cutler Salon

465 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012

41 West 58th St, Unit 2C,New York, NY 10019

220 Grand Street, Williamsburg, NY 11211

229 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013

Inspired by the work of founder and Redken brand ambassador Rodney Cutler, the four Cutler salons have become the go-to hot spot for influencers and celebs on the rise. If you want to feel like an undercover celeb, this is the place to do it.

The Fine Men’s Salon of Westchester

315 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Having less hair means it’s all the more important who cuts it! The Fine Men’s Salon of Westchester creates a New York City-style barbershop experience in Westchester, including straight razor shaves and fades.

Antonio Prieto Salon

127 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011

More than 20 years in the Big Apple is no small feat! Antonio Prieto Salon is a Chelsea neighborhood staple, one that’s as much of a hot spot to hit as the Empire State Building.

J. Christopher Salon

43 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011

This cozy corner of the salon world belongs to Biolage—and you can tell! The live plants and ongoing sustainability efforts at J. Christopher Salon make this shop a real home away from home.

Elements Hair Studio

301 3rd St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Maybe it’s the dazzling displays of product or the natural light, but we’re seriously in love with Elements Hair Studio. If you’re looking for quality hair care in Brooklyn, trust Elements!

Ohio’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Good hair day by @megnificenthair.

Legal Hair & Day Spa

2311 Sunset Blvd, Steubenville, OH 43952

Founded in 1981, Legal Hair & Day Spa is now 30 years into its mission: Making the lives (and hair) in its community better!

Holy Moses

909 W 5th Ave Suite 2, Columbus, OH 43212

It’s not often we come across a barbershop that’s as unquestionably, universally cool as Holy Moses in Columbus. Why choose either traditional or progressive barbering when you can have the best of both?

Oregon’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Brick and Mortar Barber Shop

126 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Downtown Indianapolis has neer seen a shop quite like Brick & Mortar Barber Shop. With a rock and roll vibe and basics done well, this is an excellent first pick if you've never been to a barbershop before.

Honeycomb Salon

355 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333

What's better than getting good hair? Getting hair from a business on a mission to help the environment. Honeycomb Salon recycles 95 percent of the waste created during your appointment!

Pennsylvania’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Dani’s Hair Loft

500 Pine Hollow Rd, McKees Rocks, PA 15136

When you finally take the time to book a hair appointment, you want to know you’ll be pampered while you’re there. Leave that to the staff of Dani’s Hair Loft, who call it a specialty.

J. Morgan Salon

252 Spring Garden St, Easton, PA 18042

Love a family vibe from your local hair salon? The team at J. Morgan Salon will greet you with a smile—and a glass of wine, too!

Tennessee’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Bombshells Salon Knox

1305 E. Emory Rd, Knoxville, TN 37938

You'll want to spend your Small Business Saturday at Bombshells Salon Knox. It’s hosting a fill the bag event, with 20 percent off everything you can fit into the bag. As a bonus, the first 50 shoppers will receive a free gift!

Oxana Salon

1508 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203

Oxana Salon doesn't stand for hair services just for the sake of getting them. Here, it's all about gorgeous cuts and colors that are perfectly tailored to you.

Good hair day by @cullen_lejeune.

Pioneer Gentlemen's Barber

408 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Is there anything more wholesome than a Nashville barber like Pioneer Gentleman’s? Don’t answer that—you have to see it to believe it.

Pure Luxe Salon

10780 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932

Pure Luxe Salon covers everything from hair to medspa treatments, so it's perfect if you feel like you're badly in need of a reset button!

Texas’ Best Indie Hair Salons


43 Rainey St #104, Austin, TX 78701

Talk about a big city salon in a small town! Austin's Roar is staffed by stylists who have made their names in the biggest metropolitan areas in the world, so they're well versed in the latest techniques and trends

Utah’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Garrett Michael Barbershop

435 E 300 St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Don't just entrust your hair to any old barber—choose a classic! At Garrett Michaels Barbershop, straight razors and well-trimmed beards never fail you.

Virginia’s Best Indie Hair Salons

Hair Mosaic Salon and Spa

4300 Plank Road Unit 190, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

After 26 years, the Hair Mosaics team has this hair thing all figured out! Visit the salon for exceptionally talented stylists and dynamic, of-the-moment trends.

Good hair day by @hairbyliindss_.

Hair Perfection Salon

11751 W Broad St, Henrico, VA 23233

Don't just believe us about Hair Perfection—this Redken Elite salon was voted one of the five best in Richmond!

His or Hers Salon and Spa

6521 Lake Harbour Dr, Midlothian, VA 23112

At His or Hers Salon and Spa, your whole family is covered in one go! From kids' cuts to those for women and men, you're in good hands with this Redken elite salon.

Washington's Best Indie Hair Salons

Good hair day by @nicholesharon.

Industry Salon

801B E Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98102

We don’t talk about it often enough, but salon hair color is a science—one the team at Industry Salon are experts in!

Wisconsin's Best Indie Hair Salons

Good hair day by @brittlharris @asiacurlyhairqueen.

Salon Cheveux

2425 N 124th St I, Brookfield, WI 53005

A quality hair routine isn’t just about keeping your hair looking good. It should be healthy, too! The team at Salon Cheveux has made a mission out of teaching every client how to keep their hair as gorgeous as possible.

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